Using old materials to commemorate beautiful old buildings

I just added a couple of new items on my Etsy shop. Hooray! They are drawings in shadow boxes I made using salvaged tin ceiling tiles.

The one above is of the IGA Grocery store in Fort Sanders, a historic neighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee. The building is in bad shape, so I decided to send some good vibes its way by making a drawring of it.

The one below is of Flynn Paint, formerly one of my favorite buildings; it has since been renovated in a hideous manner. I like to remember it the way it is drawn here, the way it was when I adored it.

I use salvaged materials from the Knox Heritage Salvage program, which I manage, to raise awareness about the importance of historic preservation. Part of the proceeds from these items goes to KH, which is a non-profit. You can learn more about their work at

These babies will be with me at the Market Square Farmers' Market THIS Saturday, August 6 from 9am to 2pm. If I still have them, mention this post and I'll give you 20% off.