Please feel free to use any of the vintage images on the website in your artwork. Be sure to share your artwork with us. This is a labor of love and I love to see what you create. Please do not post the original unaltered image on the web but post your artwork and link back to this site for the original image. Please do not sell or post the image alone or in a collection without my permission. Thank you. I can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Ads from 1896 Truth Magazine

I just love these old bike ads.  I have made them into digital stamps and posted them on Digital Two for Tuesday.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Last Three From La Vogue 1910

Here are the last three images from the 1910 La Vogue booklet.  Also remember to check out the NY Library site I posted about a few days ago.  There are lots of images from this time period.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Few More From La Vogue 1910

Yesterday I posted the cover of this beautiful booklet from 1910.  The booklet is about 5x8 inches.  When I purchase it from eBay I did not realize it was so small but the illustrations are lovely.  Good things do come in small packages.

Be sure to stop by Monday for three more images from this vintage booklet.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday Image Bonus 269

First things first.  I found a great site from the NY Library that has tons of images you can download.  Here is the link.  There are lots of vintage images.  Be sure to explore as I only gave you the link to one category but there are many more.

Today I have images from a La Vogue catalogue from 1910.  The illustrations are by Anna Burnham Westerman.
Cover Art

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a few more images from this fashion booklet.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Painting Again

Sorry, I have not been as diligent about posting lately. I gone crazy over online drawing/painting classes. I had stopped painting and drawing over the last few years and mostly concentrated on my collage work, cards and vintage images. The classes are a wonderful refresher as well as very instructional on how to use many products I have not used since college.

Ok. Don't judge me. Here are all the classes I have taken or am taking over the last 2 months; Supplies Me and I Heart Drawing by Jane Davenport, Colordrop Flowers and Painting Poppies by Martha Lever, Suzi Blu's Gypsy Art, Paint Poppy Master Class by Michelle Brown, Lifebook 2013 and Fabulous Faces by Tamara Laporte. As you can see I am addicted. I highly recommend them all. The teachers are each unique and have so much knowledge to share.

Below is a painting I made using tips and information from Tamara's amazing class Fabulous Faces. I am only in the second week of this class. I still need a lot more training but I am pleased with the results so far. For this painting I used Watercolor Crayons Caran D'Ache Neocolor II. The stamping was done using Ranger Paint Dabbers in Copper and Juniper.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Image Bonus 268

Ok. I am amazed by some of these ads. They basically are selling beer to nursing moms, the sick and to children. I guess in the days before regulations they could market to anyone.