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Date(s): 2009. Album by theresa a. mahoney copyright 2005--2016. Photos by theresa a. mahoney copyright 2005--2016. 1 - 48 of 48 Total.
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faux flower
this is a fun little yard/garden 'flower' i made from an old box fan--just painted and embellished it and really enjoy it spinning in the breeze!
and no, i never throw ANY thing away! :) 't'


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faux flower
fun little 'up-cycle' project that began life as a box fan!
the blade was removed, painted, decorated, and mounted on a stake.
now this little pretty has fun twirling in the breeze and making passerby's faces happy!
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX


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'warrior'
acrylic on canvas
2008
approx 24" x 36"

depicts warrior angels for earthly soldiers in fighting the good fight
(unavailable-private collection of betty and gene gilliam)


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'warrior'
acrylic on canvas
2008
approx 24" x 36"

depicts warrior angels for earthly soldiers in fighting the good fight
(unavailable-private collection of betty and gene gilliam)


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myra in red
series of women from around the globe

acrylic on gypsom board
approx size 30"x24"
unframed

$125.00


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myra
series of women from around the globe
sepia tint print
plain wood frame
8"x10"
$25.00

from orginal:
myra in red
acrylic on gypsom board
approx 30"x24"
unframed


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beaded candle set
this is a little three piece gift  that includes a glass candle plate, a votive candle, a hand worked beaded candle collar, and a hand created wire and bead snuffer-
this unique beauty makes a great teacher's gift, or small 'thank  you' gift for friends, family or co-workers! maybe get an extra one just to treat yourself!
different colors available
$17.99 for set


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hanging diffuser
unique approach to adding a favorite scent to your surroundings!
a one-of-a-kind creation made from copper wire, hand fashioned copper chain, and a metallic painted copper plastic 'kettle'
the kettle has decorative wire work on the front, and holds scent in the form of solid pebbles, aromatic oils or dried potporri while it swings slightly on the attached chain.
the look is ancient, but the effect is contempory!
on a desk, this will create quite a stirring of interest!
be the only one to have this OOAK item today!
$15.00  (scent not included)


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plant starter set
a complete set to get you started growing green things!
a pretty-in-pink terra cotta painted pot with drain tray is filled with goodies that include:
a decorative packet of flower seeds (zinnas or shasta daisys), small 'spade' of white plastic, a small portion of potting soil, and a hand created pearl and bead wire spider spike
all together this is a truely one of a kind gift for that unique individual on your list!
$12.99 for set


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Mermaids Swim Upstream
Copper wire, assorted colored beads-
this is the beginning frame of a mermaid for a water garden, beads in various colors were added to fill in the 'tail' hair, etc. but
some people perfer the design just like you see it here.  
approx 12 inches not including wire for positioning. $20.00


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Mermaids Swim Upstream
detail of face


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'my happy place--city lights!'
trinket box

one in a series of trinket boxes depicting places that make you feel happy-- made from 'up-cycled' mint tins--the original art work was painted by me on the inside of the lids!


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'my happy place-beautiful buttes!'
trinket box
hand painted original art work depicting a 'happy place' on the inside lid of an 'up-cycled' mint tin! fun!


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'my happy place-dad's favorite!'
trinket box

hand painted original scenes of places that make you smile, scaled  to fit on inside lid of 'up-cycled' mint tin


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'my happy place--explosion!'
trinket box
original acrylic painting of huge space that fits snugly on the inside of an 'up-cycled' mint tin--this is 'going green' with big style!!


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'my happy place--blue mountains!'
trinket box

original acrylic painting depicting a cool snow covered mountain range--and all on the inside lid of an 'up-cycled' mint tin!


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'my happy place--cabin home!'
trinket box

original acrylic painting of a snugly warm cabin deep in the snow covered mountains--all inside the lid of an 'up-cycled' mint tin!


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'my happy place--peach sunset!'
trinket box

original acrylic painting of a cabin nestled in the valley of a soft peachy sunset--on the inside lid of an 'up-cycled' mint tin!


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'my happy place--evening falls!'
trinket box

original acrylic painting of sunset over the water reflecting in the tide pools--aaahhhh--serene moment and all on the inside lid of an 'up-cycled' mint tin!


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'my happy place--running river!'
trinket box

happy flowers, gently swaying trees, surrounding the merrily flowing river--original acrylic painting on the inside lid of an 'up-cycled' mint tin


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'my happy place--moon fire!'
trinket box
original acrylic painting of 'moonfire' on the ocean--beautiful! and all on the inside lid of an 'up-cycled' mint tin!


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'my happy place--mimi's beach!'
trinket box

original acrylic painting of one of MY favorite places! big wide ocean with little hut all on the beach! on the inside lid of an 'up-cycled' mint tin


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'my happy place--palm pretty!'
trinket box

blue water, white capped waves, and pretty palm swaying in the breeze!! original acrylic painting on inside lid of an 'up-cycled' mint tin


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little lizard--candle snuffer
one-of-a-kind, hand created, wire wrapped beaded candle snuffer--leave this little turquoise lizard laying beside the decorative candle of your choice for lots of comments and compliments, or give a similar one as a unique gift!


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little lizard--closer view
candle snuffer
one-of-a-kind, hand created, wire wrapped beaded candle snuffer--leave this little turquoise lizard laying beside the decorative candle of your choice for lots of comments and compliments, or give a similar one as a unique gift!


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'grapes escape'
wall decor

original acrylic painting on a wooden cutting board that is beautifully decorative!

the colors are cool, the fruit is yummy, and the look is uniquely one-of-a-kind!

hang with included suede loop, or mount with your own chosen hardware


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'grapes escape' --detail--
wall decor

original acrylic painting on a wooden cutting board that is beautifully decorative!

the colors are cool, the fruit is yummy, and the look is uniquely one-of-a-kind!

hang with included suede loop, or mount with your own chosen hardware


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inspiration rocks!

cool black glossy decorative rocks with 'love' 'peace' 'joy' 'hope' hand painted with gold metallic paint

keep a couple of these handy to remind you of what is important in life!


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deco trinket box

original design, hand painted, and finished with decorative hanging jewel 'tassel--all from an old cigar box!!
'up-cycling' with style!


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deco trinket box
front view of the art deco inspired design and jeweled hanger
the colors are rich deep lapis and emerald with gold metallic accents on a black glossy background


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deco trinket box

even the inside gets a great 'make-over'!!
the deco theme is continued with a little rectangle of jewel-toned color when you open the box--i love boxes for special keepsakes!


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'sunset bayou'
original oil painting on canvas
(private collection)
sunset in a swampy bayou was never more beautiful!


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'swamp sunrise'
(private collection)
original oil painting on canvas

set rise in the swampy bayou is gorgeous!
similar 'swamp scapes' may be created upon request


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geek art
that's what i like to call my computer painted artwork-hee hee
used a paint program and had fun, now have colorful sunset too!

"Real pretty, I had a site ..."
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'the hat'
more geek art--love the way the light is behind the cowpoke--i like to try different effects like this


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'light seeds'
this one is to remind us that we are all children of light--hence the pot filled with 'light seeds' just waiting to be sown


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'lighthouse end'
pencil sketch on paper-got on a lighthouse kick a while back, and did them in all kinds of media, this is one of my favorites because it's so 'minimilist'


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'red passionata'
acrylic on gypsom board
did this wild trio of bloomers while stuck at home recuperating from a fall-(was laid up for a month and couldn't use hands at all, and could barely stand)--my left hand was first to heal, so i did this left-handed, and normally i'm a righty!
private collection


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leopard light!

decorative candle with plate

small, lightly guilded, terra cotta candle plate is filled with artistic colored pebbles that secure the votive candle with hand painted 'leopard' spots--this is one fun and wild look!


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this is the wall in the kitchen of a friend of mine--she wanted something light, airy, with a few flowers, mushrooms, and maybe a little birdy

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ta da!
here is the same wall after a couple of saturday mornings, some acrylic paint, and lots of elbow grease!
my friend got light, airy, flowers, mushrooms, and even a little birdy! she was really happy


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blue bird of happy!
here is the little bird in detail-perched on the old stone wall, under the cherry red blossoms, singing his little heart out in the early morning misty mountains


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mini table arrangement

a simple baby food jar that has been 'up-cycled' and 're-purposed' to make a tiny little decorative vase for just the right element of texture, color, and design pizzaz!

the small jar has been wrapped with sculpty clay, baked to set the clay permanautely to the glass, and then embellished with faux turqouise and silver colored metal components--the white washed 'branches' give a vertical punch to the arrangement

this is going green with style!


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dad's wind chime

collection of washers, drill bits, spikes, and nail--but it makes beautiful tinkly music!
cool,fun, little gift for the guys in your life!


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Be-jeweled Candle Snuffer-detail

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Be-Jeweled Candle Snuffers
While not actually jewelry,  these little snuffers are created with the same attention to detail as my other designs and are jewels all by themselves!  Gold or silver color wire, various colored and shaped beads work together to make an elegant statement anywhere! A small votive candle with matching bead and wire accent resides on clear 'candle plate' and with the snuffer displayed on the edge, you have a great gift for those 'hard to buy for' people. So order one for your children's teachers, your co-workers or as a 'just-thinking-about-you' gift!
Plate, candle, and snuffer as a set are only $10.95
Be-jeweled snuffer separately $5.00


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SunSnatcher
Example of green stones with silver color wire. Pretty, pretty, pretty!
$5.95


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SunSnatcher
Frames fashioned from copper, silver or gold colored wire with glass stones and beads wire wrapped by hand, with top wire loop for hanging-lots of movement in these little beauties! Each is unique in design as they are hand created! Blue stone with silver color wire shown. These really snatch the sunbeams and sparkle--$5.95


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