Uniquely handcrafted items make thoughtful and lasting gifts
~ ~ ~
Discovered Treasures Home ~ My Online Shop ~ Recycling Works! Home ~ FaceBook
~ ~ ~
and now, here are the

Bringing exposure to wonderful artisans whose shops have gone unnoticed or under appreciated.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Totem Painting

I was familiar with the storytelling and artistic expression of totem poles, but I had never heard of totem painting before I ran across this amazing artwork. The extraordinary visual delights of Barb Kowalik can be found at BaDKowalik, a zibbet shop(closed). Whether you are looking for an original acrylic painting or a print, you will be pleasantly surprised with the selection of unique totem artwork available. Her work is also available on T-shirts and high top shoes!

On Saturday, she and her husband can be found at their local farmers market offering her artworks as well as canned goodies. I just can't imagine strawberry jalapeno barbecue sauce, but it must be a memorable taste combination. Barb also delights in jewelry creation, and I was very impressed with the Dutch spiral weaving found in her Green Goddess Bracelet.

Barb keeps a busy schedule in Canada, ships internationally, and can also be found on Artfire(closed). Be sure to stop by her website(closed) and go through the jewelry gallery where I found a spectacular blue butterfly. If you see something you like, but would like it to reflect your own personal flair, please contact Barb for a custom order.


  1. Hi Suzanne,
    I feel so honoured! Thank you for featuring me and thank you for your wonderful words. To thank you and your readers, I will send everyone who emails their snail maid address to Barb@BarbKowalik.com a postcard of the totem of their choice.

    So start emailing!!!

    You too Suzanne

  2. These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Wow - going to visit her shop! BEAUTIFUL!


  4. Thank you so very much Barb for your generous offer.

  5. Don't forget,
    If you would like a post card,
    email me at:
    Thanks again Suzanne!

  6. Very interesting work...going to check it out.