Happy Spring Y’all!

Spring fever is going strong at the Matthews home- we’re spending more and more of our time outdoors- and now that all the pollen has been rinsed away, everything is so vivid and bright! I created this piece to celebrate the season’s change. I started by gluing the tiny shrine together with a bit of…

Have a BANNER HALLOWEEN… or a Halloween Banner!

Projects made out of masonite tombstones from Retro Cafe Art Gallery have been added and incorporated into my Halloween decor year after year- in fact, it’s become tradition.  These banners are what I have created for this year. The vertical style would be perfect for hanging on walls, doorknobs- even ceiling fan pulls! ( just remember,…

A Cavernous Tomb

  What is a tombstone ?  It is defined as a large, flat inscribed stone marking a grave or tomb.  But, I see it as a doorway of sorts… perhaps signifying an entrance to a world beyond ours.  A place which William Cullen Bryant (In Thanatopsis) describes as where we can be ” sustained and…

One Heart, One Pulse

Art can be very therapeutic. Many times in life, I have been able to turn to art to cope, to release,  to heal.  I have made art to donate to causes; and made art to abandon – I have viewed art that has instilled in me hope. I have been given art that helped me…