So Much Baggage


11X14. Velvet, Antique Dolly Bloomers, Ye Olde Newspaper, Synthetic hair, Alpaca yarn, Oil,



Guarding Infinity


18X18. Mixed Burlap on wood frame. Paper, acrylic, ink, oil, mod podge, antique iron skeleton keys, 1940s costume jewelry, wire, polymer clay, SOLD. Note: original piece was not crooked, and we’re missing some of the edge work. Buyer sent me photo.

Book of Dreams


14X16 upcycled scrapbook assemblage: Wood, leaves, twine, tintype, antique trinkets. PagesĀ  heavy “toothy” stock, separated individually by rice paper. SOLD but will contract one more to buyer’s specifications, as I have only a single scrapbook/album to upcycle.

*Note: the three images below are truer to the actual color of the artbook. The top has been “shopped” in an effort to tone down the shine/glare of the tintype, which was tough to for me to accurately photograph in the light. Book is more antique-y, less garish.


Home Is Where I Want to Be


24X36 Canvas. SOLD but the others I’ve posted are still available. Guest starring acrylic, oil, cloth, ink, watercolor, random glossy cut-outs, crushed mica, embellished antique key, and some pages from a busted 17th century Spanish bible. Focal pages are 1 Corinthians 13. We all know the one:

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

A Few Words from The Hermit Plus Spooky Assemblage


Hello. I’ve been a busy girl over the past almost YEAR or whenever since I last wrote. Lots to catch up on, which I may or may not do. If someone blogs this infrequently, it’s safe to say maybe blogs aren’t her bag. For now, I’m going to put up a couple assemblages I recently finished, and remind folks that I am up for selling my creepy stuff and/or designing book covers. I call this beastie “Hermit IX.” He’s acrylic, oil, antique Spanish Bible pages, busted porcelain doll+other toys, Spanish moss, tulle, and heaven knows what else on a 24X36 canvas. Available in his current form or as limited edition framed and matted prints. For more info, contact me via, rather than through the blog. More soon. Perhaps.

~~ vka

P.S. Angels Cry has been postponed, due to technical difficulties.