Thursday, December 2, 2010

There was much to say

** My sister and I each had our own doll with little plastic records that fit into a slot in her side - we always called her Chatty Kathy. I have since learned that this is REALLY Kathy's cousin - Charmin' Chatty.

Nostalgic Toys are a real inspiration for me. Maybe this would be a good theme for more Postcard Project submissions!! Anyone?!

UPDATE - I had not sent this card to anyone. It's going to children's author, Hope Vestergaard, because she shares my love for nostalgic toys.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Things that Donna gave me

Donna is a family friend, and I think about her quite often because I see her in the treasures she has given to me over the years -- things that might not bring a big price on Ebay, but are valuable to me because of their history and because of the spirit in which they were given. A cookie jar from her childhood because she knows I like stripes, some vintage buttons to add to my collection, a locket that had belonged to her Aunt and a glass platter that she had received on her wedding day. Naturally, Donna will be the recipient of this card. Gouache on chipboard.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Winter by Laila Kujala

The perfect image for today - at least here in snowy Michigan! Teacher and artist, Laila Kujala, painted this sweet image, along with one for Spring, Summer and Fall for her classroom. Originals are painted with acrylic. Laila sent out cards printed with this winter image to her students' families as a holiday & thank you card.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Family Tree by Lydia Hess

This elegant image is from an old pal, Lydia Hess. Lydia's technique uses hands-on artistic methods combined with modern technology to create images that are mysterious and multi-layered. She created a montage using painted images and graphic elements and the result is this lovely digital image with personality and depth.