Art Alchemy Studio

Mixed Media Art by Chaska Peacock

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Into the Light

You may have seen a similar piece here.  That is because this is the new and improved version.  Perhaps it's the sheer number of hours I now am alone but the more I looked at the former version, the more unsatisfied I felt.  It's not easy to tear down a collage or assemblage. The glue is stubborn and everything breaks, but my patience paid off. I am happy with this now. 

Here is a close-up.  On the back of the box assemblage I have written "Raven helps with transitions moving them along smoothly by casting light into darkness".....therefore the title "Into the Light"  


Dear Viewer

As you may have noticed there are no comments on any of my posts.  It is not because you've had nothing to say.  It is because blogger, which is the platform that I use because it requires no web hosting, has made it impossible to publish your kind remarks.  I, however, have seen them and I thank you! 

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Healing Medicine

Created for these times when most of us are in need of healing, this meditation box altar features the Medicine Buddha. 

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

A Power Shield

I am living in New Mexico now.  I wondered in what way my new surroundings would inspire my work, and perhaps this mixed media power shield shows some Southwest influence.  However, I have been in self-isolation, unable to explore.  I had the silver eye, the Zuni carved beads, the stones.  The hand was broken off one of my Oaxacan allegibres, but the stick is from near my home.  I've been gathering lots of sticks on my walks and ordering art supplies online like a starved artist.


I created this box shrine in memory of my beloved dog, Quincy. I knew when I adopted an almost 8-year-old dog, that our relationship would be short-lived, and I thought I had prepared myself for that.  Of course, that was an impossible expectation.  Five months after helping him over the Rainbow Bridge, I still cry almost daily.  At the same time, I am also grateful that I had six wonderful years with this extraordinary being.  <3


Monday, December 16, 2019


It is because I cannot move my extensive art collection that I am seeking a loving home for some of my creations and collections.  This is a 3-dimensional mixed media collage in a glassed-in shadow box, entitled "Joy",   13"x17".    Please e-mail if interested.  SOLD

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Friday, May 31, 2019

I'll Wait for You

This is a 11" high assemblage.  Dog seated on antiqued wood stand with mirror and working drawer.  I titled it "I'll Wait for You"   sold

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Why Buy Art?


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A New Obsession

A  death of a close family member and the loss of my most favorite art patron has laid me low, but I'm getting back to what uplifts my spirit.....creating beauty.  It began with my desire to draw attention to adoptable dogs.  Some shelters expressed interest in presenting their dogs with glamour shots, and so I created flower crowns.   The crowns are adjustable and fit medium sized dogs and even human heads.  Smaller dogs can wear them around their necks as leis.  Sales support donations to shelters.  For a limited time, I am offering these for $25 each.    Contact me if you wish to purchase or are a shelter

Oh, by the way....This sweet, very patient model is my 13 year old rescued sheltie, Quincy. 

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Why Art?

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Dias de los Muertos

Day of the Dead is celebrated in honor of departed love ones.  It is always a colorful and happy event.  This is a commissioned shrine box, so not available.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Why Buy from an Artist?

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Pottery Barn, Austin, TX

You are cordially invited to come see my art at the Pottery Barn in Austin, TX. October 6, 2018 from
11 AM till 3PM.  I will be showing my PrayerPortals, Feng Shui Altars, and my Art Dolls.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wisdom Keeper

In this Prayer Portal Ganesh represents inner strength and wisdom.  The sun bell is a call for gratitude for all your blessings, particularly those that Ganesh brings.    $150   SOLD


Monday, August 20, 2018

The Door is Always Open

Guan Yin, the goddess of compassion, teaches us that there are no limits to love and to freedom.  This Prayer Portal invites us to open our hearts to compassion.  $225

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Thursday, August 09, 2018


This Feng Shui Prayer Portal features Guan Yin, the goddess of compassion, and more quartz and amethyst crystals than I have ever used.  I work intuitively, and that was what was called for!  It is simply entitled "Home"    Approximately 9" x 12",  $325

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