These new little (8" x 8") mixed-media monoprints are so vastly different from the large, detailed soft pastel paintings I usually do, and I am having SO much fun making them.  The monoprints are very unplanned and surprising, many requiring several passes with more and different colors of paint.  From there, I usually know what type of mixed-media to add, depending on the monoprint and what story it wants to tell.

To see additional works available for purchase please visit my Etsy store or contact me directly at Jnassano@Cox.Net.

"I Went to a Garden Party" mixed media, 8"x8"    AVAILABLE / $75

"I Went to a Garden Party" mixed media, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Flowers, Like Dancing Flames to Warm Your Heart" framed monoprint, 9"x9" 

"Flowers, Like Dancing Flames to Warm Your Heart" framed monoprint, 9"x9" 

" Rorschach"  framed monoprint, 8"x8"

"Rorschach" framed monoprint, 8"x8"

"Golden Flower in the Rain" framed monoprint,   8"x8"     AVAILABLE / $75

"Golden Flower in the Rain" framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Paper Rose" framed monoprint, 8"x8"

"Paper Rose" framed monoprint, 8"x8"

"Wildflowers" framed monoprint, 8"x8"     AVAILABLE / $75

"Wildflowers" framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Rainy Day Flower Garden" mixed media, 8"x8"

"Rainy Day Flower Garden" mixed media, 8"x8"

"Surrender to the Wind" framed monoprint, 8"x8"

"Surrender to the Wind" framed monoprint, 8"x8"

"Power Flower" framed monoprint, 8"x8" 

"Power Flower" framed monoprint, 8"x8" 

"Wipe Your Feet" framed monoprint, 8"x8"     AVAILABLE / $75

"Wipe Your Feet" framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Eye of the Storm" framed monoprint, 8"x8"     AVAILABLE / $75

"Eye of the Storm" framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Against The Wind"  framed monoprint, 8"x 8"

"Against The Wind" framed monoprint, 8"x 8"

"Waterfall" mixed media, 8"x8"  

"Waterfall" mixed media, 8"x8"  

"Flower Power" framed monoprint, 8"x8"     AVAILABLE / $75

"Flower Power" framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Rainforest" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Rainforest" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Garden Bouquet"  framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Garden Bouquet" framed monoprint, 8"x8" AVAILABLE / $75

"Flowers Through the Trees"  framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Flowers Through the Trees" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Landslide" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  AVAILABLE / $75

"Landslide" framed monoprint, 8"x8" AVAILABLE / $75

"Desert Flower" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Desert Flower" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Secret Garden" mixed media, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Secret Garden" mixed media, 8"x8"  AVAILABLE / $75

"Trippin' Out" mixed media, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Trippin' Out" mixed media, 8"x8"  AVAILABLE / $75

"Rustic Pieces of Time" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  AVAILABLE / $75

"Rustic Pieces of Time" framed monoprint, 8"x8" AVAILABLE / $75

"Forbidden Fruit"  framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Forbidden Fruit" framed monoprint, 8"x8" AVAILABLE / $75

"Snow" mixed media, 8"x8"

"Snow" mixed media, 8"x8"

"Red Rocks" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  AVAILABLE / $75

"Red Rocks" framed monoprint, 8"x8" AVAILABLE / $75

"Wind in the Trees" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Wind in the Trees" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Gilded Rose" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Gilded Rose" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Hail Storm" framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Hail Storm" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  AVAILABLE / $75

"The Road to All That Glitters" mixed media, 8"x8"  AVAILABLE / $75

"The Road to All That Glitters" mixed media, 8"x8" AVAILABLE / $75

"Regatta"  framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Regatta" framed monoprint, 8"x8" AVAILABLE / $75

"Monsoon" framed monoprint, 8"x8"     AVAILABLE / $75

"Monsoon" framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"Lure" framed monoprint, 8"x8"     AVAILABLE / $75

"Lure" framed monoprint, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"How Does Your Garden Grow" framed monoprint,   8"x8"   

"How Does Your Garden Grow" framed monoprint, 8"x8"   

"No Man's Land" mixed media, 8"x8"   AVAILABLE / $75

"No Man's Land" mixed media, 8"x8"  AVAILABLE / $75

"Fragments of a Fairy Tale" mixed media, 8"x8"

"Fragments of a Fairy Tale" mixed media, 8"x8"

"Desert Sky" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Desert Sky" framed monoprint, 8"x8"  

"Love's Burning Flame" framed monoprint,   8"x8"

"Love's Burning Flame" framed monoprint, 8"x8"

For several years now I have been collecting 'found objects' like broken glass, pottery shards, rusty bottle caps and pieces of old metal, most of which I find on the ground, in an alley, a parking lot or by a canal.  I started adding these things to my art and eventually just making these things (aka: junk) into the art itself. Now people give me things like broken jewelry, old tools, cracked china or glass tiles, instead of throwing these things away.  So I get to feel like I'm recycling, re-creating and saving the planet a little bit at a time, by keeping junk out of landfills and putting it on your walls instead!  :-)  I hope you enjoy my assemblages.

"Melting" acrylic, 18"x24" 

"Melting" acrylic, 18"x24" 

"Almost Gone" acrylic, 18"x24"  AVAILABLE / $250

"Almost Gone" acrylic, 18"x24" AVAILABLE / $250

"Nothing But Flowers" (left section of triptych  ) mixed   media,   12"x24", 24"x24", 12"x24"      AVAILABLE (sold as set) $795

"Nothing But Flowers" (left section of triptych) mixed media, 12"x24", 24"x24", 12"x24"  AVAILABLE (sold as set) $795

"Nothing But Flowers" (middle section of triptych) mixed media,  12"x24", 24"x24", 12"x24"    AVAILABLE (sold as set) $795

"Nothing But Flowers" (middle section of triptych) mixed media, 12"x24", 24"x24", 12"x24"  AVAILABLE (sold as set) $795

"Nothing But Flowers" (right section of triptych  ) mixed   media,   12"x24", 24"x24", 12"x24"      AVAILABLE (sold as set) $795

"Nothing But Flowers" (right section of triptych) mixed media, 12"x24", 24"x24", 12"x24"  AVAILABLE (sold as set) $795

"Hearts, Every Which Way" mixed media, 12 "x12"     AVAILABLE / $85

"Hearts, Every Which Way" mixed media, 12"x12"   AVAILABLE / $85

"Nothing But Flowers Mini II"   mixed media, 6"x6"

"Nothing But Flowers Mini II" mixed media, 6"x6"

"The Sun, The Moon, & The Star" mixed media, 5"x5" 

"The Sun, The Moon, & The Star" mixed media, 5"x5" 

"Nothing But Flowers Mini I" mixed media, 6"x6"

"Nothing But Flowers Mini I" mixed media, 6"x6"

"Glass House" found glass, 4.75" x 4.75" x 4.25"  AVAILABLE / $295

"Glass House" found glass, 4.75" x 4.75" x 4.25" AVAILABLE / $295

"Birdhouse 2" mixed media, 10" high x 10.5" wide x 12" deep  AVAILABLE / $525

"Birdhouse 2" mixed media, 10" high x 10.5" wide x 12" deep AVAILABLE / $525

"Bleeding Heart"  mixed media, 11"h x 7"w  

"Bleeding Heart"  mixed media, 11"h x 7"w  

"The Weeping Tree" mixed media,  9" h x 8.5" w x 3.25" d 

"The Weeping Tree" mixed media,  9" h x 8.5" w x 3.25" d 

"Guiding Light"  mixed media, 9"h x 7"w  

"Guiding Light"  mixed media, 9"h x 7"w  

"Pure of Heart"  mixed media,  10" high x 10.5" wide x 12" deep      AVAILABLE / $65

"Pure of Heart" mixed media, 10" high x 10.5" wide x 12" deep   AVAILABLE / $65

"Any Questions?"  found object, mixed media, 10"h x 10"w    AVAILABLE / $85

"Any Questions?"  found object, mixed media, 10"h x 10"w  AVAILABLE / $85

"Leader of the Shadow People"  found object, mixed media, 7"h x 4"w    AVAILABLE / $45

"Leader of the Shadow People"  found object, mixed media, 7"h x 4"w  AVAILABLE / $45

"Come With Me"  found object, mixed media, 7"h

"Come With Me"  found object, mixed media, 7"h

" It's What's Inside That Counts "  mixed media, found object, 7"h x 5"w   AVAILABLE / $65

"It's What's Inside That Counts"  mixed media, found object, 7"h x 5"w AVAILABLE / $65

" Here I Come Bringing Love "  mixed media, found object, 7"h x 6"w

"Here I Come Bringing Love"  mixed media, found object, 7"h x 6"w

"A Woman to be Reckoned With"   found objects, 14"h x 8"w   AVAILABLE / $120

"A Woman to be Reckoned With"  found objects, 14"h x 8"w  AVAILABLE / $120

"Love All Around" mixed media, 12"x12"

"Love All Around" mixed media, 12"x12"

"Ask A Lady" mixed media, 5"x5"  AVAILABLE / $45

"Ask A Lady" mixed media, 5"x5" AVAILABLE / $45

"Gift Wrapped" mixed media, 5"x5" 

"Gift Wrapped" mixed media, 5"x5" 

"China Roses on a Nail  "     mixed media   refrigerator   magnet, approx. 2" x 3"   

"China Roses on a Nail" mixed media refrigerator magnet, approx. 2" x 3" 

"For the Birds" mosaic bird house made of broken glass, pottery, jewelry & rusty metal with slate shelf, 6" tall  

"For the Birds" mosaic bird house made of broken glass, pottery, jewelry & rusty metal with slate shelf, 6" tall  

"Red Square Mosaic Vase" mixed media, 5" square 

"Red Square Mosaic Vase" mixed media, 5" square 

"Red & Gold Bottle Cap Cross" mixed media, 11.25"h x 6.5"w x 1.5"d  

"Red & Gold Bottle Cap Cross" mixed media, 11.25"h x 6.5"w x 1.5"d  

"This Way"  mixed media, found pieces of metal, 5"h     

"This Way"  mixed media, found pieces of metal, 5"h     

" Find Him Anywhere "  mixed media, found object, 14"h x 9"w

"Find Him Anywhere"  mixed media, found object, 14"h x 9"w

" The Gift "  mixed media, found object, 10"h x 4"w

"The Gift"  mixed media, found object, 10"h x 4"w

"An Alien Among Us"  found object, mixed media, 6"h  

"An Alien Among Us"  found object, mixed media, 6"h  

"The Gift"  mixed media, 11"h x 7"w  

"The Gift"  mixed media, 11"h x 7"w  

"Wild, Wild West"  mixed media, metal & glass, 10"h x 10"w    AVAILABLE / $45

"Wild, Wild West"  mixed media, metal & glass, 10"h x 10"w  AVAILABLE / $45

"Blended Family"  mixed media, found object, 10"h x 5"w   AVAILABLE / $95

"Blended Family"  mixed media, found object, 10"h x 5"w AVAILABLE / $95

" Resurrection "  mixed media, found object, 4"h x 1.5"w   AVAILABLE / $35

"Resurrection"  mixed media, found object, 4"h x 1.5"w  AVAILABLE / $35

"The King  "  mixed media, found object, 7"h x 4"w   AVAILABLE / $65

"The King"  mixed media, found object, 7"h x 4"w  AVAILABLE / $65

"Gumdrop Trees" framed mixed media monoprint, 5"x7" 

"Gumdrop Trees" framed mixed media monoprint, 5"x7" 

"Spangled" mixed media, 5"x5"

"Spangled" mixed media, 5"x5"

"The Flower Fairy Comes" mixed media, 6"x6"    AVAILABLE / $49

"The Flower Fairy Comes" mixed media, 6"x6"   AVAILABLE / $49

" Hanging Crystal, Shooting Star "     mixed media   refrigerator   magnet,  approx. 2" x 3"  

"Hanging Crystal, Shooting Star" mixed media refrigerator magnet, approx. 2" x 3" 

"Looking Sharp, Mister"   tile, glass, found objects mosaic on metal,   14" in diameter

"Looking Sharp, Mister"  tile, glass, found objects mosaic on metal, 14" in diameter

"Bottle Cap Cross with Cholla"  mixed media,   8.25" h x 5.5" w x 1.25" d   

"Bottle Cap Cross with Cholla" mixed media,  8.25" h x 5.5" w x 1.25" d  

"The Weeping Tree" on Horseshoe Stand  mixed media,  10.5" h x 8.5" w x 3.25" x 5.5" d 

"The Weeping Tree" on Horseshoe Stand mixed media, 10.5" h x 8.5" w x 3.25" x 5.5" d 

"Angel Heart"  mixed media, 7.7"h x 5"w  

"Angel Heart"  mixed media, 7.7"h x 5"w  

"Rise Up"  mixed media, 12"h x 4"w  

"Rise Up"  mixed media, 12"h x 4"w  

"Lost and Found"  mixed media,   11.25" h x 6.5" w x 1.5" d    

"Lost and Found" mixed media,  11.25" h x 6.5" w x 1.5" d   

"Mr. Bo Jangles"  found object, mixed media, 7"h

"Mr. Bo Jangles"  found object, mixed media, 7"h

"Life of the Party"  mixed media, 9"h x 5"w  

"Life of the Party"  mixed media, 9"h x 5"w  

"Heavy Duty Pressure"  mixed media, found object, 11"h x 6"w  

"Heavy Duty Pressure"  mixed media, found object, 11"h x 6"w  

"God's Inner Circle"  mixed media, found object

"God's Inner Circle"  mixed media, found object

" Walk Like An Egyptian "  mixed media, found object, 9"h x 6"w   AVAILABLE / $85

"Walk Like An Egyptian"  mixed media, found object, 9"h x 6"w  AVAILABLE / $85

"Tumultuous Garden" framed mixed media monoprint, 5"x7" 

"Tumultuous Garden" framed mixed media monoprint, 5"x7" 

"50 Shades of Green" mixed media, 5"x5"  AVAILABLE / $45

"50 Shades of Green" mixed media, 5"x5" AVAILABLE / $45

"Soft Surprise" mixed media, 6"x6"  AVAILABLE / $49

"Soft Surprise" mixed media, 6"x6" AVAILABLE / $49

"Rusty Metal on Slate w/ Enamel"   mixed media  refrigerator  magnet,   approx. 2" x 3"   

"Rusty Metal on Slate w/ Enamel" mixed media refrigerator magnet, approx. 2" x 3" 

"Looking Sharp, Miss"  tile, glass, found objects mosaic on metal,   14" in diameter

"Looking Sharp, Miss" tile, glass, found objects mosaic on metal, 14" in diameter

"Angel of Broken Hearts"  glass, metal, lace & found objects, 10"h x 10"w  

"Angel of Broken Hearts"  glass, metal, lace & found objects, 10"h x 10"w  

" Antique Angel "  mixed media, found object, 8"h x 6"w

"Antique Angel"  mixed media, found object, 8"h x 6"w

"Blue China Cross"  mixed media,   9"h x 5"w    

"Blue China Cross"  mixed media, 9"h x 5"w  

"Adorned"  mixed media,  11"h x 7"w

"Adorned"  mixed media, 11"h x 7"w

"Heart of the Ocean"  mixed media, 10"h x 6"w  

"Heart of the Ocean"  mixed media, 10"h x 6"w  

"Love Will Find a Way"  found object, mixed media, 7"h x 7"w    AVAILABLE / $65

"Love Will Find a Way"  found object, mixed media, 7"h x 7"w  AVAILABLE / $65

" Dance, Angel, Dance "  mixed media, found object, 8"h x 5"w   AVAILABLE / $65

"Dance, Angel, Dance"  mixed media, found object, 8"h x 5"w AVAILABLE / $65

" Mermaid Lure "  mixed media, found object, 6"h x 4"w   AVAILABLE / $65

"Mermaid Lure"  mixed media, found object, 6"h x 4"w AVAILABLE / $65

" World Peace "  mixed media, found object, 22"h x 24"w x 2"d   AVAILABLE / $475

"World Peace"  mixed media, found object, 22"h x 24"w x 2"d AVAILABLE / $475

"There's Strength in God"  mixed media, found object, 14"h x 7"w   AVAILABLE / $85

"There's Strength in God"  mixed media, found object, 14"h x 7"w  AVAILABLE / $85

"Deep Purple"   found objects, 9"h x 4"w   AVAILABLE / $85

"Deep Purple"  found objects, 9"h x 4"w  AVAILABLE / $85