"...at its core....art is simply the language of the soul" -Robert Redford

Thanks for stopping by. Please enjoy your stay here. Have some Sweet Tea, grab a chair and sit a spell. Rekindle your SOUL, Embrace the ART and Believe your DREAMS. Stay as long as you like and come back soon. Friends are always welcome here.

Monday, April 9

New flower is blooming...


This flower is made from beautiful vintage clear, white dishes and pink dishes.The flower base is a gorgeous Federal Petal depression glass plate, topped with a pink floral pattern china plate, a pink center plate and accented with a clear center and shiny green glass stone. It will be a stunning accent for your home or garden.

LOVE the concept but not the colors, shapes......just contact me and I will be happy to work with you on designing your own custom flower. If you have sentimental dishes that you would like us to use, we are happy to do that as well. We call it Memory Glass.....it is such a joy for me to look out into my yard and see flowers and totems that I have made from both of my Grandmother's dishes. Thanks for stopping by!

Any questions, give us a shout. Contact me here or on Facebook or our Etsy Shop! Love the concept....by all means, let us know. We LOVE custom orders!

Saturday, April 7

Wednesday, April 4

L@@KIE what just flew in....

We have been busy this Spring. We are working fast and furious on so many awesome ideas and projects that we are just bursting at the seams. ARTful Salvage is going to be taking off in a BIG new direction! Stay tuned for our BIG Announcement coming soon in April 2012. In the mean time: L@@KIE what just flew in to our Etsy shop! It is my newest piece, titled: "The Chit Chat Club." More details and purchase info on the ARTFUL Salvage blog. Please stop by, give us your feedback and share with your family, friends and contacts! Thanks so much!

Wednesday, March 28

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes.....

.....I have returned! So, I took a short break that turned into 6 months......what can I say.....life happens! LOL Sometimes, it just kicks you right between the eyes and gets you in a choke hold. So, when last we spoke we were relocating.....yep......packing up and moving to a new house. Guess what? Didn't happen.....nope nope nope. But we did have to pack the entire house (don't ask!). The short version is: We bought a house!!!!  And not just ANY house......this house.....the one we were living in and also the one that was unceremoniously packed. Go ahead, shake your head.....heaven knows I did. So, where have I been? Well, trying to wrap my head around a lot of things that have happened over the last year, honestly. Moving, relocating, home ownership, losing friends and family.....trying to get ARTful Salvage functioning in FL - including creating a website which should be going live in April! Stay tuned! I even dropped off the ARTsy map, including my ART groups. I am hoping to rectify that starting today. I have missed my ART friends and my blogs!

I actually made some paper ART yesterday so I guess I will share that. I make cards for my Mom to give to my cousin's 2 kids each year for their April Birthdays. The 7 year old is all girly girl now and into American Girl Dolls. I could not for the life of me find anything to use, so I just made her a girly dress card. I found a template I liked and went from there. This was my first time (GASP!) using Stickles and I think I liked how it turned out.

The 5 year old is all boy and has just discovered Star Wars and Darth Vader. I made him a card from a great cut file I found and also a frame-able piece that we are going to put in one of the clear acrylic stand up frames. It measures about 8 x 10 and is uber cool! I also found that cut file online and am grateful for all the help!

So, expect to see me around now more and more! I promise not to disappear again for 6 months. Please stop by and let's get reacquainted! :) Shelly Rae