Tuesday, October 5, 2010

An "Old" Movie Treasure, Just Discovered

This movie has a PG rating, but it's hard to imagine how there could be a movie any closer to a G rating than this one. It has a strong message of marriage-affirmation, and its second-strongest theme is the importance of friendship. There is one character who has previously been living an immoral lifestyle, but this is only alluded to; and this movie does what all my favorite movies do -- it shows character growth; thru the course of the film, this character comes to understand the emptiness of her past life as well as the inevitable unhappiness it brings. The ending is happy, and the scenery is gorgeous. The movie is Enchanted April; you may find it at your local library, as I did, or via Red Box, et al.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

To Learn More about this Book, See Upper Left Sidebar

This altered pear is featured in the book Exploring the Latest Trends in Mixed Media, Vol. II, edited by Cindy Powell and Sherre Hulbert.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Altered Art

A lapel pin made with 2 altered puzzle pieces and other embellishments.

I altered puzzle pieces to embellish these necklace pendants.

Necklace pendants that I made by altering puzzle pieces.
This is a lapel pin that started life as a dangle earring from the dollar store.  Its embellishment, likewise, had an earlier life ... as a puzzle piece.

This altered pear was created using an artificial plastic pear from the dollar store.

This piece contains a clay mask I made using a dollar-store candle-holder as my mold; the frame is from the dollar store, too.

I altered this wooden box using my own original clipart, assorted embellishments and a "dressform" that came from a dollar-store purchase of doll clothes for my granddaughter.  It was sold at the 2010 juried Monmouth Festival of the Arts.
Here, I altered dollar-store pears and mounted them in a shadowbox frame.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vintage Ephemera for Sale

I've said for a long time that I would do this "someday" -- and the day has come. I have to make room for finished pieces of my artwork, and that means letting go of my collected pieces of vintage ephemera. These are original cabinet cards, snapshots, greeting cards, ad cards, documents, etc. None of the ephemera is a reproduction except for the pre-1923 magazine pages, most of which feature ads, images and text.

For $20, you'll get 60 pieces of vintage ephemera.  This price includes postage within the USA.  Add $10 for international.
You can make the purchase via Pay Pal, using the "Buy Now" button below.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hands on Digital: Where Digital Meets Mixed Media!

Steampunk, my newly released digital hybrid kit, is available at Digi Scrap Station via this link:  http://tinyurl.com/yersqt4.  While on that web page, you'll see other digital hybrid kits by other members of the digital hybrids' designers group.  All of these digital downloads are designed to be used in creating hands-on mixed media artwork.  The projects range from altered cigar boxes to spice jar labels, with new kits-for-projects being added daily.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

FOR SALE: Vintage Picture Postcards

Sample of the Vintage Picture Postcards (Please click each image to enlarge it.)

These vintage postcards are in good to excellent condition. Some have cancelled vintage postal stamps and messages written on the address side. I'm offering them at 10 for $10.00, which includes postage for USA.  (For International, add $10.)  Please click the "Buy Now" Pay Pal button below.

FOR SALE: tintypes

Tintype samples. (Please click on image to enlarge.)

I'm offering assorted tintypes, all in good condition, at 3 for $10.00, which includes postage for USA; for international, add $10. These tintypes vary in size from 1" X 1.5" to 2.5" X 3.5" -- most are of this larger size. Please click on the Buy Now Pay Pal button below.

FOR SALE: The Family Circle magazine Aug. 14, 1936

Back Cover
(Click on each image to enlarge.)

This 24-page magazine contains articles and ads rich with vintage charm. It's in good condition, with the expected yellowing and slight crumbling along the edges of some pages. I'm offering it for $10.00, which includes postage for USA; for international, add $10. Please click on the Pay Pal "Buy Now" button below. Thanks,