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. 

Golden Girls

Photo by Fred Swan

The Opening of our Mann/Bone Show at Scandals was the highlight of my Summer!

The Mann showed up at my house wearing a gold sequined dress
that she had stayed up all night working on. 

She had no idea I was making gold wings.

We were a match made in Heaven.

We arrived downtown early to check out the First Thursday Art Walk in the Pearl
before heading to our opening at Scandals.

Our friend Stephanie Brockway was selling on the street and took these pix of us:

For one night at least,

we were Golden.

Tap This!

Vintage beer can briefs . . . 


How do you put a price on Pride?

Having fun with this show!

Hoping to get Lucky!!

Eat, Drink and be Gay at

Baring my process

"Dare to be Bare"

Mixed metal collage on upholstery fabric with green fur and bottle caps

For my July Show at Scandals with Sylvia Mann

Inspired by some NUDE PHOTOS I found of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

I figured a male nude would be a good fit for my show at a gay bar.

I started with a sketch

Then scavenged my scrap pile for the right patinas

Like creating my own puzzle, assembling the pieces is the fun part

Each piece is hammered, shaped and sanded before I glue and nail it down.

I added this little pun as an inside joke.

 Hope to see you all at Scandals!

In Celebration of Dragon Boating

"Dragon Racer" Acrylic on wood with bottle caps

Dragon boat racing is a team paddling water-sport which has its roots in an ancient folk ritual of contending villagers, held for over 2000 years throughout southern China. While competition has taken place annually for more than 20 centuries as part of religious ceremonies and folk customs, dragon boat racing has emerged in modern times as an international sport, beginning in Hong Kong in 1976. But the history of dragon boats in competition reaches as far back as the same era as the original games of Olympia in ancient Greece. Held on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge, the races feature exciting four-team heats held every nine minutes. More than 80 different teams – local, national and international – compete in boats graciously provided through the Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association. 

Show your support by bringing your friends and family out for a fun day at the races;
always the first full weekend in June.

I thought it would be fun to organize a dragon boat art show
to celebrate this colorful and exciting tradition.
With a little help from my friends, we pulled it off!

Artists who participated in the Group Show Included:

Alea Bone  “Dragon-Racer”

Press for the show!

My Team: 
Dragon Rose

We won 3rd place this year!