My mission: art that honors values and priorities

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About six weeks ago I asked readers to Share feedback through a short survey.

Thank you to those who took the time to respond to the three questions!

Turns out survey responders value art. Yay! 

Three out of four readers see art as part of a balanced life. So good!

When choosing to do something special for herself, three out of four readers indicate they tend their soul[s] with a cultural experience such as music, film, theater, a good book.  Love it!!

How would you feel about adding art to your balanced life that not only tends your soul, but also reflects a deep interest in humor, community, AND the environment?

That is what 2nd Chance Designs is all about. 



I rescue experienced, secondhand things. So they don’t end up in the trash.

I re-envision furniture and occasionally denim clothing. 

I up-cycle paper like book pages, kitchen labels, old maps or sheet music.

I revive functional pieces with heaps of funky colors and designs transforming common items into works of art. Only non-toxic, water-based paints and sealing products find their way into my art.

I work with a happy heart doing work I love. (No sweatshop. No slave wages.) My work expresses my joy. Captured in dancing colors and winsome designs, this joy resides in every finished piece: part of the magic that accompanies a 2nd Chance Design to a new home.

Goldie the Chair featuring Gold Medal Flour packaging.
Occasionally, my work appears in gallery shows, winning awards. But the ultimate goal: I release fun, funky, functional, eco-friendly art into the world. 
Poppy the Population Chair featuring a world map from 1987.
I share my work so that you can inject a shot of visual humor into spaces you inhabit. Consider owning or giving an original 2nd Chance Design as a way to express your own fun, funky, functional, eco-friendly values and priorities.
Flory Dory the Chair’s color scheme inspired by vintage fabric print.
I show and sell larger pieces hyper-locally to minimize my carbon footprint and spend my time painting rather than packing and posting. Smaller work is available for sale and mailing if you are interested. Feel free to email me if you like what you see.


2 Responses to My mission: art that honors values and priorities

  1. Anonymous June 28, 2012 at 2:51 am #

    Dearest Rebecca… so profound!!! I love your commitment to use eco friendly paints and supplies… and the most joyful creations!!! Cheers!!!

  2. Rebecca June 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    dear, kind anonymous reader. thank you. when i write i hope to reveal my heart and purpose — to others as well as myself.

    with countless options available for creating life spaces, i feel called to offer handmade, heartfelt, functional art that feeds the soul and reflects values in joyful ways that care for myself, others, and this good earth.

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