Folk Art

Burma Shave

A golf tee mandala on oak barnwood with an antique Burma Shave cap, complete with shaving instructions! Materials: Barn-found Burma Shave cap from Confluence.  Oak barnwood from Finley farm, Cedar Grove, NC.  Pine lath, 1920s, from Club Bl at Oval Dr, Durham. Golf tees found at Lake Winds, Rougemont, NC. Read more…

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511 Ducks

I found these cool orange casters while salvaging in Durham and turned them into Ducks! I used rough-milled oak barn flooring for the background, the body is 1920s beadboard, and the beak is a railroad spike tip.  (more…)

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Lyon Heart

This piece is made on a salvaged wooden spool end with lots of beautiful old barbed wire, a heart cut from tin roofing, and a found "Lyon" locker plate. [caption id="attachment_666" align="alignnone" width="225"]Reclaimed wood with barbed wire, tin roofing, and a found locker plate. Reclaimed wood with barbed wire, tin roofing, and a found locker plate.[/caption] It was purchased by a Georgia woman at Finster Fest (more…)

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Oreo

[caption id="attachment_452" align="alignnone" width="300"]Oreo Oreo[/caption] A medium sized piece of folk art on a section of an antique pine door with safety deposit box keys, heart pine flooring tongues, allen wrenches, and a frame made out of poplar crib legs from the 1960s. A metal Oreo ad and an ornate switch plate sit in the center. (more…)

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Guitar String Patrons

[caption id="attachment_309" align="alignnone" width="300"]img_0493.jpg "Shall We Dance?"[/caption] I used to perform a lot as a musician  and have plenty of old guitar strings lying around, but I've traded guitar playing for making folk art. [caption id="attachment_353" align="alignnone" width="225"]Abe and red white and blue "Honest Abe and the Red White and Blue" Golf Tee Mandala[/caption] I am grateful to my friends Art and Nancy, who both actively play in bands for saving their old guitar and bass strings for me.  (more…)

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Pig

  [caption id="attachment_384" align="alignnone" width="300"]found rusty metal and reclaimed wood found rusty metal and reclaimed wood[/caption] I found this rusty drain cover in the Confluence barn. It looked like a pig face to me. (more…)

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