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
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!!!
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