Saturday, October 28, 2006

Good for what ails ya!

Jane and I went to a postcard show today. May I just say that going to a postcard show is as good as Christmas morning as far as I am concerned. Talk about being surrounded by glorious vintage images!!!! Here are three of the wonderful cards I got today. What I want to do is figure out how I can make collage sheets of some of the images from my collection. You know make all the pictures a good size to put on a sheet and then be able to sell them. I have been thinking of this for awhile, but have to figure out the logistics.
I have been going to postcard shows for years now. I always go with my Mom. This is the first time I went without her and I missed her. We have been collecting postcards by artists such as Philip Boileau

Cecilia Shand

Harrison FisherMargaret Tarrant

and many others. It is amazing how many beautiful vintage illustrations there are, especially from the first 30 years of the 20th Century. Stunning really.

Today's focus was on photographic images, mostly of women and children, that we can use in our art work. Jane and I found lots of great black and white real photo postcards and then we found this catagory of handtinted photos that were so beautiful. We came away with quite a haul and had a really good time besides. I could look at postcards everyday!!!


Beth said...

WOW !!! What great finds !!! I am so jealous....and I need a copy of that little girl, STAT !!!!
Make sure to let me know if anyone has the answer to your question regarding collage sheets....I'd love to do the same thing with all my photos !!!!

Trixie said...

Outstanding! They are delightful and inspirational little gems! The tinting really is so much better than color photos don't ya think? Perhaps we can stage a reprise! Awesome finds...and I can help you on the collage sheets.

lindaharre said...

These are beautiful and it is easy to resize and make sheets from. Let me know if you need some help! hugs, Linda

Heather said...

I can assist you with the collage sheets and even know where you can get them printed. Let me know.

You made some great finds.. why can't anything like this ever happen near me?!

dogfaeriex5 said...

jealous, jealous, jealous!!

Babsarella said...

Looks like you got some real beauties!!!

One Crabapple said...

wOW ! How kool that you are thinking you might start selling some collage sheets from your collection !

me me me...I am elbowing my way up to the front of the line to get these !!

Can't wait til this pans out !

I will be nagging you.

Love, S.

pinar said...

I miss my mum whenever there is a special thing I live to have my deepest sympathy for writing you did miss her..
the postcards are really wonderful..thetints are so nice..
enjoy using them..

pinar said...

thanks God..I am so happy that I misunderstood..
In my country they say.. the prayer's mind.. is the prayer he prays.. which means when we have something on our mind.. we keep hearnig..meeting ans seeing it.. I wish you a wonderful life with her..enjoy..

carlenelf said...

How fun! I swear I gotta come out there and go shopping with you one of these days!