Category: Improved Photo Art

  • Running the Republican Party ACEO improved photo on heavy card stock

    Running the Republican Party ACEO improved photo on heavy card stock


    OMG election year. I have never enjoyed and been so baffled by Presidential candidates!

    I LOVE making ACEOs.
    If you’re not familiar, ACEO is an acronym for Art Cards Editions and Originals.
    The size is always 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

    What an artist uses for to create an original ACEO is up to the artist, which makes ACEOs a very unique and collectible type of art.

    ACEOs are not Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). ATCs are not sold and given from artists to each other or collectors.

    About this Artwork
    This is an ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches watercolor painting and vintage photo on a page from Sarah Palin’s book mounted on heavy mat board.
    Price: $20 +3 shipping
    I can combine up to 3 artworks for one shipping price!

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    Shipping is $3 inside the USA and normally runs around $9 to most international destinations. Just contact me if you live outside the US and I can give you a quote.

  • Painting on Vintage Photo Thunderstorm Girl 4.5 x 6.5 inches watercolor

    Painting on Vintage Photo Thunderstorm Girl 4.5 x 6.5 inches watercolor

    thunderstormgirl1This was a badly faded vintage photo in a box of photos I purchased. I was having a rough day and definitely felt like a thunderstorm was over my head. But never fear! Umbrellas make things better!

    This piece is 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches and painted using gouache and watercolors. 🙂 
    She will make a great addition to your art collection.

    Buy securely through Paypal for $25 + $3 shipping.
    I can combine shipping for up to 3 artworks!

    Shipping is $3 inside the USA. Most international destinations run about $9 shipping. Just contact me to be sure for your specific address.

  • The Proper Praying Technique God Only Listens To

    The Proper Praying Technique God Only Listens To


    So, you know how certain churches go door to door and want to find out where you’re at spiritually? I live in Holy Toledo and we seem to have a little more than our fair share of people knocking on our door wanting to sell me Jesus. Now, I am never rude. In fact, I listen, ask questions, and am polite. I am a lifelong atheist but I’m certainly not knocking anyone else for believing. I just don’t want to be involved.

    One day two women came by and they were giving me the spiel about saving my immortal soul, yadda yadda yadda and then a woman told me that she would tell me how to pray.

    She asked if that is why I didn’t believe in God wasn’t it? My prayers didn’t get answered! Well, she told me if you do not hold your fingers straight, perfectly STRAIGHT – God doesn’t listen. If you intertwine and fold your fingers, well you’re just praying to yourself she told me with a knowing smile.
    Now you know.

    That inspired this and about 4 other artworks that live in happy homes – this is the last one. She’s praying properly and there are old Christian symbols around the piece.

    About this Artwork
    This piece is 6.5 by 9 inches
    Acrylic painted on vintage photo

    Price: $54 + $3 shipping.
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    Shipping is $3 within the U.S. – International shipping averages around $9. Just contact me for a quote.

  • Still Not Asking for It (Trigger Warning: rape)

    Still Not Asking for It (Trigger Warning: rape)

    I believe in ripping off the band-aid, so let’s get to the point. Someone very close to me was brutally raped. That was very, very bad but we’re getting past it and it’s becoming a bad thing that happened in the past, not a defining attribute of one’s own self. What I was not prepared for, in confiding to some friends what had happened, was the reaction I got from a few people. Someone I’ve known for years actually wanted to know if the person had been drinking (no)  or how they were dressed (t-shirt and jeans). Seriously? It made me angry that  people are still so uncomfortable with the notion that a man just took what he wanted in a violent, brutal way that surely the woman must have done something that gave him the green light to behave that way.
    I really don’t think it matters if a woman is drunk and nekkid as the day she was born, if she isn’t into sex with you, then don’t push it, and don’t rape.
    I’ve done a few pieces, this is the third in what is turning into a series.

    About the Artwork

    This is acrylic painted directly on a vintage photo and sealed under varnish.
    Each woman is wearing a pageant sash that spells out “Not Asking For It.”
    The size is 5.5 x 6.5 inches. The photo is from around 1910 – 1920s.
    Price : $35 + $3 shipping

    This artwork is sold

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    Shipping within the United States is usually $3.
    International shipping to most destinations runs around $9. If you reside outside the U.S. just contact me before buying so I can give you an exact quote for shipping.

  • The Meat Lady Vintage Sexy Time Butcher Acrylic Painting

    The Meat Lady Vintage Sexy Time Butcher Acrylic Painting


    This is the fabulous butcher lady of ………wherever you want!

    This is a vintage photo that was very faded so I gussied her up with some paint and then I found some meat cutting instructions and put those around her. For that full on butcher experience.
    If you’re really into meat or know someone that is – this is the art you need in your life.

    About this Artwork

    This piece is 8×10 inches. Vintage photo mounted on heavy mat board and painted with acrylics. Everything is sealed under varnish.

    How to Make it Yours

    This artwork is Sold – talk to me if you’d like something similar for yourself. Just use the form below.
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  • Another story for the Nebrahoma book Duck Hunting Attire!

    Another story going into the Tales from Nebrahoma book. ‪#‎fashion‬ ‪#‎vintagefashion‬ ‪#‎hunting‬ ‪#‎womensfashion‬ #hunter #huntingseason
    When hunting season rolled around in Nebrahoma, it was socially unacceptable for a woman to wear anything but a white duck hat.

  • Sad Children’s Party with Donald Trump Balloons Painting

    I had this really odd dream of children’s parties with some of the Republican presidential contenders as balloons – just their heads… Here is Donald Trump making children everywhere sad.  #sadchildren #dreams

  • Still Not Asking For It Original Improved Photo Painting

    still-not-asking-for-it-closeup still-not-asking-for-itA really depressing statistic shows 1 in 5 women will experience rape in her lifetime. That’s unacceptable. Not matter what I am wearing (not wearing), I am still not asking for it.

    This piece is acrylics, gouache, ink, and watercolors painted directly on a vintage photo. I like to call them “improved photos.” This vintage photo is from around 1920 and is mounted in a few layers of chipboard and heavy card stock. It came to me like this so I am unsure of when the mounting of the photo took place.

    This piece is available for purchase here.


  • Black Cat Family Portrait on Vintage Photo

    Black Cat Family Portrait
    Black Cat Family Portrait

    This photo of the kids was very faded – the point I couldn’t see their faces or even make out features so they became cats. When life hand me faded children photos, I make cat portraits, or lemonade or something like that.

    Okay! Let’s talk about the piece shall we?
    This piece is acrylics, gouache, ink, and watercolors painted directly on a vintage photo.

    You can purchase this piece here