Making Bark

Procedure making Bark Art

  • I collect only fallen tree bark from the ground.  
  • Each pieces is soaked, cleaned and dried.
  • Once I receive a picture of the dog I create a larger image of the requested size and transform  that onto a board  to be used a `guide. .  
  • Each piece needs to be broken, cut, or shaved   and then place-by-piece to form the body of the dog.  Simultaneously gluing it.  
  • If pieces do not snuggly fit I have to meticulously place smaller pieces to fill in the gaps
  • I create a second layer of bark on the back of the dog to secure its durability.
  • It then needs to be shaved to eliminate roughness.
  • A wire hanger is attached to the back.  
  • It is coated with 2 layers of sealer and a final topcoat waiting a day in between each coat to allow it to cure correctly.
  • The final stage is engraving your message on the back

The reward

Each piece  I make is one of a kind and made with a whole lot of love.  It is important for me to  be able to create  a piece of art that when looked at brings a smile to your face.  We LOVE our dogs and if I can help cherish that love  than  I am content.  

My Background

I have spent the past 19 years raising my three amazing kids in Boxford MA with my husband and my 3 dogs. I found my passion for nature and art at age 50.  I am looking forward to embracing  it all for the next 50!   I am super crafty, creative and into natural  living – all while enjoying the zest of life.   

My Medium

       I have always thought outside the box finding different ways to create unique art.   Nature is my medium and the foundation for my inspirations. When you open your eyes there are endless possibilities! Bark, moss, mushrooms, acorns, vines, sand,  plants and  more provide my canvas.  Never knowing the exact outcome is most exciting!  

My Inspiration

        Nature is what inspires my creativity.  I venture into the woods daily with my three dogs gathering one of Mother Nature’s beauties;  fallen bark from trees.  Each one-of-kind creation  is designed and inspired by my encounters with nature.  I incorporate the Hidden Hearts I see in nature into  my art.  Nature touches my heart and fills me with gratitude for sharing my inspirations with you. I hope each piece brings seasons of love to your home or garden.
"Hidden Hearts are everywhere, it's what you choose to see"        


If you have a picture of a heart hidden, please share it and I will post it for all to see.