Art From the Heart: David Schump aka The Art Tramp

One of my goals is to amplify good things I see in life and in the art world. So I will be doing a series of posts here in my blog called "Art from the Heart", which features other artists. For a while I've been watching David Schump, aka The Art Tramp, share beautiful and interesting folk art creations. Before Christmas, I decided to give one of his miniature baskets to my antique Izannah doll Hope. So I sent David her measurements, and her picture, and asked him to create a worn version of his beautiful miniature baskets for her to hold.

What a beautiful basket he made! David also sent a beautiful folk art tramp art dove sitting in the basket, which I love. Take the time to visit his site -


Daisy Debs said...

Hope is all ready to go to the farmer's market !

thearttramp said...

Thank you so much for sharing my art with your friends, followers and collectors. I was so happy to make these pieces for you and have the added challenge of creating a realistic worn finish that would work with Hope. She is such a sweetheart she deserves only the very best. I love old paint and using antique elements whenever possible so I added a pair of antique glass eyes to the dove and did an old red over mustard finish on her basket. Again, thank you Dixie for including me in your series "Art from the Heart". Creating each of my pieces nourishes my heart, mind and soul more than anything I have ever done.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden