So I started looking through my 'stuff' for an image, and I just wasn't satisfied. And in the meantime, I've been cleaning out my art room (it's getting painted this weekend!), and I found this vintage postcard that I don't even remember getting.
I love these old postcards--I have them everywhere--I really need to get more organized. What I like even better is when they have writing on the back, which this one did:
Do you see the postmark on there--it's dated Nov., 1911--that's almost 99 years old! Do you believe that--I just get so excited when I'm holding something that old. Someone purchased this postcard 99 years ago, bought their 1 cent stamp, and mailed it off. In this case, it was Clara sending it to her friend Olga. She starts out the message by saying "Dear Friend"--isn't that so cute--"Dear Friend"? Nowadays, you're greeting will be Hi or Hey, or sometimes we don't even put a greeting in and just start writing our message, or should I say typing. This is why I loved that era--they were just so ......proper? refined?--I don't know what the word is, but they were just SO....
And I think that Clara would be tickled pink if she knew that we were discussing her postcard and message on the internet, and better yet I was using it for a piece of art. But first we'd have to explain what the word internet meant, and then I'm sure she would be very excited.
I started out with a plain wood shadowbox (50 cents at a garage sale), and collaged copies of handwritten letters on it, and then over that I collaged scrapbook paper with hearts punched out. I forgot about taking a picture until midway, but you'll get the idea--
And then I just finished embellishing. The dimensional look of the piece doesn't show up very well in the photo, but it's pretty cool looking in person. I like this time of year, when nothing much is going on, and I can fool around like this--it's alot easier just to put the one image down, and be done. But starting in Spring, I start with the art fairs, and I don't have as much time. Yes I really do go out and talk to real people, and I enjoy it, but I also like all of you computer people too! So, until later, dear friends : )