Friday, February 13, 2015

Candy Babel

Candy Babel was just voted one of America's BEST Candy Shops by

Make this Valentine's Day Epic!


Luchadora Series

"Viva la Cerveza"
Beer can collage nailed to acrylic painting

Luchadoras are the female fighters of  Mexican wrestling/Lucha Libre

They are a symbol of Power, Strength and Bad-Assery

To me, they represent what a woman is capable of but not given credit for,
that if challenged, we will F*ck you up - and look good doing it.

These paintings along with other BoneWerx goodies are currently showing at:
Thru February 28th

Wrestling is one of the last true rebellions

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2014 ReCap

2014 was a BUSY year full of lots of small works for Group Shows.
The above are some of my favorites.
2015 will be very different.
My goal is NOT to spread myself so thin
and instead, focus my energy on creating a body of work
for a solo show in late August at Nebraska Gallery.

My friend Teresa Bergen wrote a great piece on Art focused
Goal setting. Check it out here:

 Portland Artists Set Goals, Hopes and Dreams for 2015

Here is a look back at what I did in 2014:
am I nuts?!

 JAN/FEB  People's Art: People of People's Show

FEBRUARY  Bluemonk:  Valentine's Show

FEBRUARY  Splendoporium:  Pink Show

FEB/MAR  People's Art:  Love of Portland Show

FEB/MAR  Guardino Gallery:  Heart of The Matter Show

APRIL  Goodfoot: 88 Strong

MAY  ArtDeckCo.  Artists on Board (Largest Skateboard Show on Earth!)

JUNE  First Cup Coffee House:  Dragon boat Show

JULY  Scandals: Mann/Bone Show!

AUGUST  Hollywood Beverage: BoneWerx Solo Show

SEPTEMBER  Art Carts on Hawthorne 

SEPTEMBER  Scattered by The Wind - Prayer Flag Project

SEPT/OCT  People's Art:  ICON Show

SEPT/OCT  Guardino Gallery:  Day of The Dead Show

OCTOBER  Glyph Cafe and Art Space:  Entitled Group Show

OCTOBER  Bar Carlo:  Ball point pen Show

OCT/NOV  People's Art: Things that go BUMP in the Night

NOVEMBER  Siren Nation Craft Sale

NOVEMBER  Splendoproium: Bling Show 

NOV/DEC  Guardino Gallery: Little Things Show

NOV/DEC  Nebraska Gallery: Bruce Springsteen Show

Cheers to a New Year
and another chance  to figure out what the Hell I'm doing.

Sunday, January 11, 2015


"The Tramp"
Acrylic on denim covered board with bottle caps, leather, nails and 
old metal car letters (I scavenged myself)

In December I participated in a Group Show of artworks inspired by the songs of
Bruce Springsteen 

I chose to portray him as the scruffy young poet who wrote:

"In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through the mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway nine,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected,and steppin' out over the line
H-Oh, Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we're young
`Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run"

I know they call him "The Boss" but
there's something about a Tramp that makes me swoon!

"Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims
And strap your hands 'cross my engines
Together we could break this trap
We'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back
H-Oh, Will you walk with me out on the wire
`Cause baby I'm just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta know how it feels
I want to know if love is wild
Babe I want to know if love is real "


Monday, November 24, 2014

Little birds

Inspired by antique daguerreotypes, I painted quirky bird portraits
on "upcycled" denim for a rustic Americana feel. The denim is mounted to
cedar fence board scraps that I 'reclaimed' from a neighbor. 
The vintage beer cans came from an estate sale of an avid breweriana collector
(who I can only hope is not rolling in his grave!)
Each bottle cap has been pounded flat by hand, burned in the fire
and sanded for just the right patina.
5.5 x 6.5 each

Yeah . . . I put a bird on it!
Tweet   tweet   hiccup   tweet!

Available at the "Little Things" Show at
opening this Friday 11/28
6 -9pm

Join us for Little Art and Lots of Fun.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vibrate in Harmony

"Vibrate in Harmony"

1 Parrot brand harmonica + 1 Star brand harmonica
"GoodLife" beer can
burned bottle caps
upholstery remnant on wood

A commission for an old friend who asked me to
"just make him something"

"Use whatever excuse you can 
to vibrate in harmony
with those things you've been saying you want.
And when you do, those things
that are a vibrational equivalent
flow into your experience in abundance.
Not because you deserve it,
not because you've earned it,
but because it's the natural consequence
of the Law of Attraction.
That which is like unto itself is drawn."

Thursday, October 2, 2014


26 Artists
picked titles at random from a hat
and created 52 visual art pieces
based on those titles.

I drew
"Consulting the moon" 
"Holy Box"

"Artists often title their work once it's completed.
How does a title affect a piece of art if that title is the inspiration?
By giving artists titles not of their own creation, it offers an intriguing challenge
to create work that's both their own but also has a connection to the title." 
-Roxanne Patruznick, Creator of Entitled: A Group Show

All original art is priced at $50 each. Arrive early, the art in this show is amazing.

Opening First Thursday, October 2nd 5 to 9pm.

Glyph Cafe 804 NW Couch

There will be a companion reading on October 9th.
7 writers wrote original work inspired by the images of the artists in this show.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Dead Show

"Dead Head" by BoneWerx

The 8th Annual Day of the Dead Show at Guardino Gallery
Opens one month earlier this year - to extend the celebration in anticipation of the Holiday.

Opening Festivities kick off on Last Thursday, Sept. 25th from 6-9pm

Always an elaborate party, there will be Live music
Featuring Rachael Rice & Darka Dusty

 Costumes and painted faces encouraged! 

It's an honor to be included in this stellar line-up of artists:

My wearable Golden Wings will also be in this show.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Roadside Attraction

Rockin' the Art Carts as Thelma and Louise

Yee-Haw! It was a hot time at the ole Art Cart Round-Up!
So glad I got to be a part of this inaugural event and I can't wait to do it all again 
next year! Big Thanx to all who came out to share a bit of their day with us,
your support means everything!

Click the link below for a great read about the day:
(with photos of our trailer featured!)

Brockway and Bone

Louise: "Think you found your calling?"
Thelma: "May-be... may-be"
[gets up in her seat]
Thelma: "The call of the wild!"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Art Carts on Hawthorne

"Trailer Trash"

Made this for a little art cart show happening this Saturday,

September 13th from 11am to 7pm
  at SE 50th & Hawthorne

Stephanie Brockway and I have teamed up to sell our salvage art 
out of a borrowed vintage trailer
(Thank you Shelly Caldwell!)

We've loaded up our art and we are ready to roll!

She'll have Winnebago Boy and I'll bring a few other surprises.

Gary Houston even made a poster for us!

There's going to be Art, Music and Beer! Read more about it here:

Y'all come by and see us ya hear!



Hammsa: Protector of sky blue waters

Apparently, few people realize that the iconic palm-shaped amulet,
popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, depicting the right hand with 2 thumbs,
an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history,
and believed to provide defense against the evil eye. . .
 is called a Hamsa.

But that's OK!
I guess it's my own inside joke,
and I'm still giggling!

Scattered by the wind

"Love is All you Need"

My Prayer flag for Scattered by the wind

Message on the bridge over the Mississippi in Minneapolis

Still in Hollywood

BoneWerx at the Liquor Store Yo!

Can't get this outta my head 


BoneWerx Luvs Hopworks

I was invited to show my art at Hollywood Beverage for the month of August,

how could I resist !

I made a few Hopworks themed pieces and the HUB did a tasting at the Opening.