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Art Therapy Project: COMMUNITY = Lionfish

Here comes another art therapy project, which always produces some insightful stuff.

  • Topic: Community
  • Result: Lionfish made of metal, glue, hardened clay blob, screw eyes and paint

Artist comments:

I thought I was being really clever here, creating a fish where each spike/fin thing represented a different community to which I belong. We got the artist community, writer community, Reiki community, girlfriend community, sister community, daughter community, dog lover community and so on.

When I was done, however, I realized my creation for the topic of community was a poisonous fish that pretty much kills anything that comes near it. Hahahahhaah.

Told you this was insightful stuff.

Too bad I’ll be missing the group session on this topic as I’ll be out of town. What a doozy that one would be!


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Custom Horse Signs: Go for horses, a pony, donkey or goat with delightful equine signs

If you love horses, want to protect your horses or aim to keep prying eyes and hands away from your horses, our custom horse signs are designed for you!

Pick a horse of any size, any color and sporting any saying or text that makes you whinny with delight. Perhaps you want to mark each stall with a personalized sign with your horse’s name. Maybe you’d adore an entrance horse sign that simply says Welcome!

Each metal sign starts as ordinary sheet metal which is transformed into extraordinary art. Each sign also features filed edges for safety, wire loop for easy hanging and weather-resistant, rust resistant paint topped with clear coat.

Prices depend on size:

$49 for custom horse sign approx. 18 by 14 inches
$44 for custom horese sign approx. 16 by 12 inches
$39 for custom horse sign approx. 14 by 10 inches
Go even larger for more impact. Donkeys, ponies, GOATS! and all other animals also welcome.

Please e-mail for more info or custom orders.

Custom art ships out in five business days at most; shipping charge is $15.


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Custom Kitty Cat Sign: Pick Your Color, Your Text, Your Size

If your kitty cat has a mind of his own – and what cat doesn’t?! – you may want to forewarn your fellows with this handy dandy Beware of Cat sign.

Pick the color and size for your custom cat sign, with the standard sizes and prices below:

Prices depend on sizes:

  • $49 for LG sign approx. 18 by 14 inches
  • $44 for MED sign approx. 16 by 12 inches
  • $39 for SM sign approx. 14 by 10 inches

I’ve done cats in the standard orange and grey as well as pukey green, neat-o blue and with text that says “Beware of Elmo.”

This order form is for the large sign, approx. 16 wide by 18 high. Please specify if you want a different size and I can set up a custom order form!


Kooky kitty cat is made out of sheet metal and weather-resistant. Filed edges for safety. Wire loop for easy hanging. Scares dogs upon viewing (maybe).

For more info or to add details to your order, email

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Fish Art: Beware of Ugly Fish Metal Sign

ugly fish sign
ugly fish sign

Ugly fish might be necessary to make other fish look pretty, but by no means is it necessary for you to go near them. Remember to steer clear with this gorgeous ugly fish metal warning sign, a perfect piece to enhance your fishpond, home aquarium or desktop fish bowl. Putrid orange hues blend unnaturally with light purple polka dots and wild, unfocused eyes.

Why you need it:
You will never again have your arm ripped off by the jaws of a horrific-looking fish if you have such a sign to remind you to steer clear. Your fishpond, aquarium or fish bowl will also benefit aesthetically from heeding the warning.

How I made it:
Metal yard art is created with love and care by first cutting out shape from sheet metal, filing down the edges with a Dremel and pounding out kinks with a flat hammer and anvil combination that the neighbors and my dogs hate.

Approx. 15 inches wide by 12 inches high.
Weather resistant, rust-resistant paint finished off with clear coat.
Wire loop for easy hanging. Ugly purple polka dots.

Custom orders always welcome! Fish signs can include specialized species, such as colossal koi or battling bettas, or the ever-popular “Beware of Goldfish” and “Beware of Guppy,” the latter of which sold out nearly before I finished making it. A big wide fishpond of possibilities is yours for the choosing. To place a custom order or more info, e-mail

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