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Welcome to Petits Tresors! I invite you to join my Facebook fan page. Click on my LIKE button to follow my creations, musings, secret sales and free give aways for my fans: http://www.facebook.com/My.Petits.Tresors
You can also find me at my website: http://www.MyPetitsTresors.com

I am a self-taught mixed-media artist who gets inspiration for my art from just about everything and anything.

In fact, I will use just about any material that will spark the imagination hoping to get a response from the viewer to what I call my "happy art". My art tells a story. Or, tells the story of others. Or...is just fun, whimsical, happy art!

Because most of my art uses 'found' objects, you could even call my small business a 'green' business...repurposing items to create a new treasure…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 25
  • Joined November 13, 2008

Favorite materials

Shadowboxes, canvas, beads, charms, seashells, handmade papers, fibers, miniatures, leaves, glass, postage stamps, ephemera, jewelry and resin

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About

Welcome to Petits Tresors! I invite you to join my Facebook fan page. Click on my LIKE button to follow my creations, musings, secret sales and free give aways for my fans: http://www.facebook.com/My.Petits.Tresors
You can also find me at my website: http://www.MyPetitsTresors.com

I am a self-taught mixed-media artist who gets inspiration for my art from just about everything and anything.

In fact, I will use just about any material that will spark the imagination hoping to get a response from the viewer to what I call my "happy art". My art tells a story. Or, tells the story of others. Or...is just fun, whimsical, happy art!

Because most of my art uses 'found' objects, you could even call my small business a 'green' business...repurposing items to create a new treasure.

Each piece is a unique handmade original using more ephemera than you can possibly imagine: Photos, old magazines and books, paint, glue, wire, ink, markers, beeswax, beads, charms, feathers, seashells, cardboard, handmade papers, glass, string, marbles, dominoes, playing cards, tiles, dice, leaves, twigs, paper clips, tissue, gems, jewels, buttons, miniatures, postage stamps, push pins, ribbon, clothes pins, fiber, glitter,vintage lace and buttons, vintage toys...just about anything you can think of is used to create two and three dimensional pieces which are sometimes serious, most often fun, but always thought provoking. You will often find me trolling antique shops looking for that perfect bit or bob which will complete the 'story'.

I specialize in mixed media collage and assemblage, art & jewelry, including custom work. My work includes:
Mixed media collage & assemblage shadow boxes
Mixed media collage & assemblage canvases
Encaustic collage
Paper & fabric art
Altered art
Judaic/Jewish themed life cycle, names & holiday creations
Family memory treasures: You supply the mementos. I create a personal treasure!
Charmed keepsake jewelry: necklaces, bracelets
Hearts! Hearts! Hearts! ...lots of art with a happy heart theme
Other themes include: dogs, the beach, travel, bird's nest, friendship, secular holidays, names

My clients have purchased my art for baby gifts, graduation gifts, wedding gifts, house warming presents, bar/bat mitzvah gifts, Jewish and secular holiday gifts, birthday presents and home decor.

Proud member of EtsyChai Jewish Art Team!


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