latitudejcain's Shop Announcement

I'm Jody, and I love to create. When something catches my eye, I want to play with my own version of it. This has led to lots of discoveries, and mishaps too. But this is my favorite way to learn.

I teach Middle School Art and have played with art my whole life. I am a self taught painter, welder, quilter, glass artist....... I LOVE OLD BOOKS & MAPS!

I strive to create my items with upcycled materials. Ones that would have been tossed. Upcycling means that garbage or useless stuff is taken for a new spin and evolves into something more valuable and useful.

My art often contains papers and images from my life. You will find family portraits, letters, even my day planner pages from 2005. There are handwritten ledgers, journals, and drawings from my kids. Each piece is a part of my life and I am proud, if not a little anxious sometimes, to share it with you.

Please convo me with any questions or if you would like more information on a piece. Besides being a newbie to etsie, I am also a newborn blogger. To read the latest and see even more pics visit my blog at

Shipping and stuff: I can generally ship within 2 days, let me know if you have special requests, gift mailings, etc. Having my customers happy is top priority!