Thursday, February 26, 2015

Three Muses--Vintage

Homage to the Jazz Age

Background from Cottage Arts, women from my stash, quote from pinterest and border and skyline are brushes.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Take a Word--Sewing

Look for the union label
when you are buying that coat, dress or blouse.

Remember somewhere our union's sewing,
our wages going to feed the kids, and run the house.

We work hard, but who's complaining?
Thanks to the I.L.G. we're paying our way!

So always look for the union label,
it says we're able to make it in the U.S.A.!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

SPA-Pieces of Pictures

Hoorah, back in Boston!  lots of snow here still...
oh well.

Nice to be back at my computer again, I missed it during our vacation/house hunting trip.  Here's my take on Deann's intriguing theme for Sunday Postcard Art,  The scene is one of Georges Seurat's paintings of bathers, and the acrobats dropping in are from a vintage circus poster.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, February 13, 2015

sitting here in Pennsylvania

We are vacationing/house and dog sitting for friends in Scottdale, PA.  Since both of us are now unemployed, and close to retirement age we are in the process of deciding whether we should (could) buy a house here and move.  Homes are really reasonably priced here, it's a really lovely little town in western Pa, not far from Pittsburgh, in the middle of farm country.

It would be a great, albeit terrifying adventure for us, the biggest in a long time--since  years ago, when we left our safe and boring life in Worcester, MA and moved to Boston.

I think I am really ready for this...(YIKES, did I really say that?)

Anyway, I brought a few art supplies with me and did a few journal pages...the Ram was the test of my stamp...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

MMSA Postcard Swap--Year of the Ram

I finally tried my hand at real stamp carving and made this little ram for Chinese New Year.  I wish the scanner would pick up the metallics better, there is red and gold joss paper on these cards.