Monday, December 15, 2014

Women at beach - altered art,assemblage,collage art

copyright by L. Apple

Time for Tomorrow - sold
7 x 12 x 1"

Here's a new fun one for you.Some vintage images, cloth, sea shell and dried flower pods. 
All in a wood frame, under glass.
Comes ready to hang!

Monday, December 08, 2014

It's the Holidays - mixed media assemblage altered art original

copyright by L. Apple

Holiday Time
7.25 x 9.25"
"It's the Holiday season but Mary really isn't in
the mood even though Albert (the family dog)
is trying to entertain her by dancing and smoking
his pipe! "

With my warped sense of humor...I
like this one! I paint the canvas and then
add images, objects, cloth etc.
This one
has some old jewelry and the black and white

on the floor and wood frame is cloth.
Comes ready to hang!

Up for Auction - bids begin @ $59.oo

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Evolution of Mammals 3D carved book art by Linda Apple

https://www.etsy.com/listing/209117779/evolution-of-mammals-vintage-handcarved

https://www.etsy.com/listing/209117779/evolution-of-mammals-vintage-handcarved

"Evolution of the Mammals" - sold
8.50" x 11"x 1" Book Art
CLICK HERE to see more in my Etsy Shop
If you love animals, you might enjoy this one~
Colorful images create a 3D look into "Evolution of the Mammals".
First it is sealed shut and then, using delicate knives,scissors, and tweezers,
I carve into into the book, one page at a time, to reveal its hidden treasures.
Nothing is moved from its original location in the book. It takes a lot of time, patience and a steady hand but the end result is a detailed 3D view of the inside and "new" life to an old outdated and unwanted book.
A clear glass panel is placed under the front cover to protect it from the elements. There is a notched hanger on the back so it can be hung on the wall or placed in a small book stand.

I love books! This is about the old outdated and unwanted books that even
the bookstores won't take. You know the ones... the yard sale, thrift store, can't sell books.
Like most of you... I have them and decided to give them new life.
It takes a very steady hand and lots of time & patience but I really enjoy the adventure.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Colorado Cowboy coyote animal portrait fantasy


Copyright © Linda Apple 

"Coyote Sam" 
painting on canvas - 8"x 10" animal portrait 

I met a lot of interesting characters when I lived in Colorado. Sam is a very skilled cowboy. He lives in a 2500 acre wilderness area high in the Colorado mountains,located near an old gold mining town. All paintings have sides painted black and come ready to hang. 

If you would like a payment plan, just ask! 
Purchase securely for only $124.95 + shipping 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

RABBIT carrots assemblage mixed media collage shadow box original art

https://www.etsy.com/listing/212732264/rabbit-carrots-assemblage-mixed-media
Copyright © Linda Apple

"Only Carrots" - sold
5.25" x 7.25" x 2" Shadow Box Art

Being a very smart little boy that did not like onions.
Text in piece reads:
" He was clearly trying to find new ways to not eat onions "

A shadow box collage / assemblage. Contains vintage pics, wooden
letter blocks and a handmade cloth stuffed carrot !
Sealed in wood box frame behind glass. There is a hook on back for hanging or it can sit on a shelf or table. Recycled materials. A unique one of a kind~

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Earth's Amazing Animals - 3D book art hand carved



"Earth's Amazing Animals" - sold
8.75" x 11.25"x 1" Book Art

Colorful images create a 3D look into "Earth's Amazing Animals".
First it is sealed shut and then, using delicate knives,scissors, and tweezers,
I carve into into the book, one page at a time, to reveal its hidden treasures.
Nothing is moved from its original location in the book. It takes a lot of time, patience and a steady hand but the end result is a detailed 3D view of the inside and "new" life to an old outdated and unwanted book.
A clear glass panel is placed under the front cover to protect it from the elements. There is a notched hanger on the back so it can be hung on the wall or placed in a small book stand.

I love books! This is about the old outdated and unwanted books that even
the bookstores won't take. You know the ones... the yard sale, thrift store, can't sell books.
Like most of you... I have them and decided to give them new life.
It takes a very steady hand and lots of time & patience but I really enjoy the adventure.
CLICK HERE to see my Etsy Shop

A payment plan is available, just ask!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Bird Woman of Mississippi" assemblage altered art

Copyright © Linda Apple
"Bird Woman of Mississippi" 
5" x 9.5" x 1.5" Shadow Box Art

Here is a fun one~
Text in piece reads:
" The sun was bright when she lifted her head and sniffed the air "

A shadow box collage / assemblage. Contains vintage pics, wood branch, metal jewelry bits found while metal detecting (hanging from bottom of frame) . Sealed in box behind glass with hook on back for hanging. Recycled materials.
A unique one of a kind~

A payment plan is available, just ask! 
Purchase for only $125.oo

The Inventor mixed media assemblage altered art

Copyright © Linda Apple

"The X Factor"
5" x 9.5" x 1.5" Shadow Box Art

Being an inventor, Louis was into numbers.
Text in piece reads: " Louis was enchanted by his discovery "

A shadow box collage / assemblage. Contains vintage pic, watch gears, old graphs and text, antique buttons. Some metal bits found while metal detecting. Sealed in box behind glass with hook on back for hanging. Recycled materials.
A unique one of a kind~

A payment plan is available, just ask! 
Purchase for only $125.oo

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FAMILY mixed media collage antique cigar shadow box original art

Copyright © Linda Apple

"Family Is What You Make It"
6" x 10" x 1.5" Assemblage Shadow Box Art

Here's a bit of fun.
It certainly tells a story but I will leave it up to you
 to determine what that is :)

This is a very old cigar box (cigars @ 5 cents).
I used cloth,vintage pics and wood. In the close up image you can also see a few old bits that I found while metal detecting.... includes a tiny purse, a question mark & a small white & red star, all jewelry pieces. There is also a red poker chip and small wooden game piece. Hooks & wire on back for hanging.
A unique one of a kind~

A payment plan is available, just ask! 
Purchase for only $125.oo

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Vintage Glass Ball Jar - realistic still life

Copyright © Linda Apple 

"Old Blue Ball Jar" - sold
painting on canvas - 12"x 12"


I just completed a large 12 x 12" painting requested by one of my patrons. They had purchased one of my paintings of an old glass jar and wanted to know if I could revisit one I had previously sold and create a similar one for them as a companion piece.
Always luv to do commissions so if you have an idea or favorite of mine you would like revisited just let me know~



This has sold but if you would like a similar painting 
just click here to commission your own or ask questions !

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Peter and the Wolf original art doll sculpture



"On a High Note"
15" x 8" Art Doll Sculpture

This is a fun "Peter and the Wolf" piece for a client who gave 

me a lot of freedom to create and surprise her. 
She plays the french horn, loves the Peter and the Wolf music,
humor,animals and fantasy.


The wolf can sit on the box frame or stand. The box is an 8"square
that was suppose to be for a shelf on the wall. The forest in the box
are branches from my tree and I inserted a little boy playing
the french horn. A painting on canvas creates the background.
                If the wolf is sitting on the base, it can hang on the wall.
           I really had a lot of fun doing this piece and I am happy to say.....
                                               she loved it!!                          

Monday, October 13, 2014

Summer Love - two bicycles together @ the park city urban art



"It's Not All Black and White"
painting on canvas - 9"x 12" - sold

bicycle art

Together @ the park.


The sides are painted black and comes ready to hang!
Payment plans are available, just ask!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Age of Kings Vintage Handcarved Book Sculpture - mixed media original art


"Age of Kings" - sold
9" x 10.75"x 3/4" Book Art

Colorful images,diagrams and words create a 3D look into "The Age of Kings".
First it is sealed shut and then, using delicate knives,scissors, and tweezers,
I carve into into the book, one page at a time, to reveal its hidden treasures.
Nothing is moved from its original location in the book. It takes a lot of time, patience and a steady hand but the end result is a detailed 3D view of the inside and "new" life to an old outdated and unwanted book.
A clear glass panel is placed under the front cover to protect it from the elements. There is a notched hanger on the back so it can be hung on the wall or placed in a small book stand.

I love books! This is about the old outdated and unwanted books that even
the bookstores won't take. You know the ones... the yard sale, thrift store, can't sell books.
Like most of you... I have them and decided to give them new life.
It takes a very steady hand and lots of time & patience but I really enjoy the adventure.

CLICK HERE to see MORE in my Etsy Shop

A payment plan is available, just ask!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Old & Rusty - vintage car scene

http://www.applearts.com/content/old-rusty-vintage-ford-realism-auto-scene
Copyright © Linda Apple 

"Old & Rusty" - sold
painting on canvas - 18"x 18"


I just completed a large 18 x 18" painting requested by a new client. They had seen a pic of a smaller painting of an old Ford that I did a couple years ago and wanted to know if I could do a larger one like it but they wanted it to be a bit rusty and look like it was sitting out in some tall grass. This is what I came up with.
Always luv to do commissions so if you have an idea or favorite of mine you would like revisited just let me know~




This has sold but if you would like a similar painting 
just click here to commission your own or ask questions !

Monday, September 22, 2014

Collectibles - handcarved 3D book sculpture mixed media

Copyright © Linda Apple

"Collectibles"
9.25" x 11.25"x 3/4" Book Art
Definitely a unique ONE OF A KIND 3D work of art!

If you have ever been interested in old things that people collect you will enjoy the wide variety of images revealed in the "Encyclopedia of Collectibles".
First it is sealed shut and then, using delicate knives,scissors, and tweezers,
I carve into into the book, one page at a time, to reveal its hidden treasures.
Nothing is moved from its original location in the book. It takes a lot of time, patience and a steady hand but the end result is a detailed 3D view of the inside and "new" life to an old outdated and unwanted book.
A clear glass panel is placed under the front cover to protect it from the elements. There is a notched hanger on the back so it can be hung on the wall or placed in a small book stand.

I love books! This is about the old outdated and unwanted books that even
the bookstores won't take. You know the ones... the yard sale, thrift store, can't sell books.
Like most of you... I have them and decided to give them new life.
It takes a very steady hand and lots of time & patience but I really enjoy the adventure.

Click here to see MORE Details and pics of this art in my etsy shop 

 Purchase this one of a kind artwork for only $125.oo !

Monday, September 15, 2014

Two men and nude art museum painting


http://www.applearts.com/content/its-not-all-black-white-two-men-and-nude-art-museum-painting

"It's Not All Black and White"
painting on canvas - 12"x 12"

A fun view at the museum.
I think this one tells it's own story.


The sides are painted black and comes ready to hang!
Payment plans are available, just ask!

Artist Angel assemblage mixed media wood art doll


Copyright © Linda Apple

"Angel of Creativity" - sold
mixed media sculpture - 7.5" tall x 4" W
This is definitely a One of a Kind!

A very special little angel for the creative artist.
A unique one of a kind sculpture made from found objects and
a hand sculpted head from paperclay with no molds used.
Body is one of my old paintbrushes. Has a large brooch that
I found while metal detecting and a few other bits of jewelry.
Vintage button and leather & lace wings.
Hand painted with fine detail and varnished for protection.
She hangs on the wall.

SEE MORE sculptures HERE

Monday, September 08, 2014

Mammals - Book Art Hand Carved Sculptural 3D


 Copyright © Linda Apple

"Mammals" - sold
8" x 11"x 3/4" Book Art Sculpture


This is a book sculpture about Mammals.
I sealed it shut and carved to in order to upcycle and create
a "new" way of seeing an old outdated and unwanted book.
It takes a lot of time, patience and a steady hand going just one
page at a time to reveal its hidden treasures. Nothing is moved from
its original location in the book.
When completed, it is sealed to protect it from the elements and can
be hung on the wall or placed in a small book stand.
I love books and I hope you enjoy this new medium!


SCROLL DOWN for MORE VIEWS of the Mammals BOOK ART

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Human Body - Book Art

http://www.applearts.com/content/human-body-book-art-carved-sculptural-3d
Copyright © Linda Apple

"Human Body"
8" x 11"x 1" Book Art


Colorful images and diagrams fill this book about the human body.
First it is sealed shut and then, using delicate knives,scissors, and tweezers,
I carve into into the book, one page at a time, to reveal its hidden treasures.
Nothing is moved from its original location in the book. It takes a lot of time, patience and a steady hand but the end result is a detailed 3D view of the inside and "new" life to an old outdated and unwanted book.
A clear sturdy acrylic panel is placed under the front cover to protect it from the elements. There is a notched hanger on the back so it can be hung on the wall or placed in a small book stand.

I love books! This is about the old outdated and unwanted books that even
the bookstores won't take. You know the ones... the yard sale, thrift store, can't sell books.
Like most of you... I have them and decided to give them new life.
It takes a very steady hand and lots of time & patience but I really enjoy the adventure.


A payment plan is available, just ask!
Purchase this one of a kind artwork for only $225.oo !

CLICK HERE for MORE VIEWS of the HUMAN BODY book art!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Victorian Woman mixed media original - "It was a cool morning"

Victorian Woman mixed media original
Copyright © Linda Apple

"It Was a Cool Morning"
6" x 8" mixed media painting on canvas 


"It was a cool morning, the sunlight hazy with the dust of fallen leaves."

This is a combination of an antique photos,
and some imaginative painting.

All paintings come with sides painted black, ready to hang!
Up for auction - starts @ 55.