Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Postcards from Paradise

My friend Karen knows I love to work with old postcards and photos and that I fell in love with western Montana when visiting her in May. She sent me these wonderful postcards she purchased in a shop in Gardiner across from the northern entrance of Yellowstone. What fun I shall have with these!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009


My art group's topic for this month was "drama queen"! I wasn't sure what I'd do with that and then remembered I had these early 1900s photos of seven Chicago-area women -- not in their long dresses but in men's suits and hats and holding cigars! Maybe not quite "drama queen" but dramatic and risque. I photographed the two pics on their heavy cards atop some handmade paper with a few old buttons next to them. I then collaged on a cradle board with a print of that arrangement and some papers evocative of period wallpaper and lace curtains. We drilled a hole into the wood cradle board to inset one of the buttons for a note of interest. (If you click on the photo, you can see the women better. I love it that they all have long hair in buns with men's hats perched on top and the soles of the two women's feet touching in the bottom photo is so fun.)