Photo Words


The alphabet is everywhere! On signs, in lamposts, in nautre. Laura photographs letters where ever she goes and creates Photo Words. Sometimes the letters are left as is and sometimes they are edited. Laura will work with you to create the color concept and look you want. Photo Words is also available as a summer class in the studio for those who want to create it themself. Each photo is mounted on a wood block and assembled to hang on the wall with out a frame. Words can also be matted and framed.

Fiber Works


Fiber Works is an Artworks Studio exclusive. At Artworks Studio we get excited about re-purposing materials and these mittens and hats are desgined out of felted thrift store wool sweaters.No machine die cuts here- all hand cut, hand stiched and hand embellished and uniquely different.  Mittens come in small, medium and large. Hats will fit todders through adults.


paper taska

I have a new line of paper goods created by my very dear friend Shari Kratoska- or- Shari theToska- as my kids used to call her. Shari is a self taught artist who has mastered the gelatin printing process. She has tried to teach me a couple of different times but I just can't achieve the same effects as she does.


Shari uses acrylic paints, rubber stamps, and all sorts of found objects to create the most interesting textures and compositions. My favorites are the ones she makes up using old slides for a slide projector.
´╗┐Pretty cool aren't they? I really like the one in the top row left hand corner. I think these would make wonderful pins or embellishments in collage work.
Shari also makes tags. I will admit I have not quite gotten into the tag thing. But I can see where these would add the perfect touch to a gift or scrap book page.
Shari needed a name to call her paper goods venture so she said- you're the creative one! Think of something!- Oh please- she is just as creative- but this is what I came up with
Shari makes note cards and books and gift bags and doo-dads for scrap booking; wall pieces with quotes on them and large sheets of hand embellished papers so other people can create with her images.


Image Gallery

Art washes from the soul the dust of every day life.
Pablo Picasso

Contact Artworks

Come see us at our new location - 512 N Adams Carroll, Iowa 51401

Address: 512 N Adams Carroll, Iowa 51401
Mailing Address: PO Box 74
Telephone: 712.775.2035