Thursday, November 28, 2019

Latest Hat

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Litter Sister

These dolls hang on the wall, are approximately 7" tall and sell for $45. I use cardboard from food boxes (cerial, crackers, etc) for her wings. You can see the brand on the back, but on the front I collage and then accessorize with old jewelry. Her headdress recycled (an old earring, and onion bag with beads, or ribbon with silk flowers, etc) I drew and colored the faces, scanned them and then print on muslin. The body is usually made from upholstery fabric and I decorate her with scraps from my evergrowing pile.

Shakin' It Up

I recently finished this doll for a customer in Bullhead City. She is 21" tall and hangs on the wall. She fancies herself a dancer and sells for $85.

If Dorothy Had Stayed in Kansas

The top piece is entitled If Dorothy Had Stayed in Kansas, 16”x12”. The original is not available through JAC at this time; contact artist. The photograph used in this piece had “Grandma Taber” written on the back. It is a fairly common photo where the family gathers in front of the house often bringing chairs for some members. I think the empty chair on the left represents one of the family that has passed on. I incorporated a piece of vintage wallpaper and some new, but old-looking fabric.

Prints available.

Where Baby Lives

This piece if 12"x4" and sells for $90. My husband named the piece and I love it. Prints are available. Pages from an old primer were used behind the photos and I used fabric and fiber for the trees.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


This is, Blessed, 11”x11”. The original is not available through the gallery at this time; contact artist. The photo used here is of a family gathered in front of their sod house near Comstock, Nebraska. When I think of living in a house made of earth, I shudder. How could you keep ANYthing clean?! I show my pieces to my husband, Roger Naylor, for titles and when he came up with Blessed, I knew that he was exactly right. Trying to eke out a living on those wide open prairies, having shelter would indeed be a blessing. I used torn pages from an old book at the bottom of the piece and the photo was transferred onto a canvas which I had previously painted.

As always, prints are available and if you are interested in a purchase please contact the gallery.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Carry Me Toward the Cat

Carry Me Toward The Cat

6"X6" mixed media

Original not available through JAC at this time; contact artist.

"Rosie" was on the back of the photo. I don't know if that is the dog or the woman. This collage is on a canvas with painted sides which are 1.5 inches in depth. Prints are available also. Contact the gallery for purchase.