I am being called back to (my roots) 
to add some more beadwork to my line of Jewelry this year…
I shopped the Bead Show this weekend.
Look at all the Beauties that I found!!
This is how it all began for me…
stringing beads
After starting to work with metal and the thrill of something new, 
I put my beaded jewelry aside. 
This past season, however, I added a few Beaded Bracelets to my line and absolutely loved my 
Metal pieces paired with my Beaded designs.
The change of textures when layering the jewelry makes a statement.
I loved the neutral colored beads with my brass and rhinestone that I used last season, but this year I am going to mix in…you guessed it 
I started beading as a young girl when I lived in Colorado. One day while out with my parents we went in to a shop on Pearl St. in Boulder and of course it was named “Pearl”  .
It was a Bead shop that was filled with so many beautiful colorful beads and stones. I could create my own jewelry…WHAT?!!
 I had never seen anything like it before. 
So like a kid in a candy store, 
I fell in love with the colors and textures of Beads. 
I would ride the Boulder Bus down to Pearl St. 
and get a fix whenever I could!
This was my first calling.
So what better way to start beading again then with the Bead of the West, my Turquoise.
You don’t see Turquoise with Brass and rhinestones, 
so this is my starting point.

I am so excited to get in the studio and play around with my new Beads
Take a walk down memory lane…and listen to some…
On the Road Again
in preparation to pack up my goods and hit the road!


TArt Traveling Art
Trunk Show
Room 363 - February 7

First Trunk Show of 2015
at one of my favorite shops 
Room 363 in downtown Naperville, IL

Stop on by if you can!

#vintage, clothing, candles, home accessories, jewelry, etc


Show Season is Starting!

Hard to believe with the weather we have here in the midwest that show season is just around the corner. Almost time to pack up the white tent and tables and head out for new people, places and adventures on the road. 

With the official launch of
Traveling Art

I have purchased a vehicle capable of carrying all my props 
(for those of you that know me, that is a lot of stuff) 
and a few boxes of jewelry to my shows this season.
I have always envisioned one of those cute vintage campers you see on Pinterest
 or an old beat up vintage truck, never in my dreams was it my parents Van? 
However…they kindly offered to sell it to me rather then trading it in 
and well it's kind of vintage (it's used). 

The Mini Cooper will officially be retired as my show wheels.
The Tart Van is ready to hit the road!

I have started designing tattoo inspired inspirational tee's. This has been on my list of things to try for a long time. I love the way they turned out and now my tshirts "Tart Tat Tees" will be available along with my jewelry, other artists jewelry and/or works and a few vintage goodies at my shows.

Hope to see some of you this season along the way! 

Don't forget to always enjoy the…

What's Next

Just a few of the pieces that speak LOVE for Valentine's Day available on my Etsy website.

I can't believe it is Valentine's week already. This year is moving along at a fast pace.
I have been stuck inside with our cold arctic weather here in the Midwest and have started making plans for the spring and summer months. 

With that being said, T-Art traveling art will officially be launched this spring. I am working on my designs as well gathering other artists work, vintage goodies & other finds to bring on my travels to different shows as well as to private homes & business's for trunk shows.
Praying for a more forgiving spring and summer (weather wise) for all of us. 

If you are interested in booking a spring or summer trunk show contact me for a date (local only)

Sending Love to all on this Valentine's Day!


Winter Art

As my daughter was walking out the door for school today… she pointed out that she could be stabbed while going out to her car. When I looked out the window, I saw these beautiful Icicles with the sun hitting them just right. 


It is cold & it is snowy, but there is a beauty in it all.
Helps make the cold brutal air more bearable!