I'm all about the thrill of the hunt. I canvas thrift stores, estate sales, and even those sketchy antique stores that no girl in her right mind would walk into alone. I'm looking for that one awesome thing that is irrevocably unique. I think the pc term for what I make is vintage altered art assemblage. But let me break it down...I find cool old stuff and make it into cool new stuff. Some of my recent projects are vintage planters filled with vintage goodness, gumball machines aren't just for gumballs anymore, frames of misfit toys (you can spot one of these on Stephanie Nielson's, of the Nie Nie dialogue's, blog...shameless plug for me) and altered birdcage dolls. While some of my pieces might bare a striking family resemblance, because they're vintage by nature, they're truly one of a kind. What I find determines what I make, so it's hard to pin point what's next in the repertoire. You can sometimes call IT kitschy, sometimes call IT shabby, sometimes call IT retro, but you can always call IT courtney.