Thursday, November 8, 2012

the battle axes...

I have been looking at old family photos {which my Grandmother used to call the battle axes} recently and have been inspired to create these little images on old envelopes.  I have been collecting  old letters, stamps and envelopes for a while... some dated from as early as 1880's up to 1950's.  I just love drawing and painting on the old paper, it is so soft.  I have kept some of the really old ones and am not sure whether I will draw on them or not?  


Some of the old  photos were printed as postcards and there are quite a few that are faded so I am endeavoring to incorporate that feeling in these pieces.
 

{my grandmother is the little girl sitting on her mother's lap... apparently I looked exactly like she did when I was younger}


26 comments:

Lisa Graham said...

These envelops are so special. I love looking at old photos too and they always inspire me to paint.

Lie-Lie said...
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Lie-Lie said...

So lovely!

Jen said...

Oh wow... these are fabulous! I love your drawings on these timepieces - they are amazing.

I wonder if you could reproduce the really old ones (scan them in / print out) so you can preserve the originals and still have the opportunity to create a new masterpiece from them?

BTW, I just found your blog and it is gorgeous!

Jen said...

Oh wow... these are fabulous! I love your drawings on these timepieces - they are amazing.

I wonder if you could reproduce the really old ones (scan them in / print out) so you can preserve the originals and still have the opportunity to create a new masterpiece from them?

BTW, I just found your blog and it is gorgeous!

Shelley Whiting's art said...

Your paintings are very soft and delicate. Beautiful and dreamy artwork.

Karla B said...

This is lovely!Greetings from Brazil!

artbyan said...

I really like your drawings/paintings on the old envelopes. It gives them even more meaning because of their history!

I love your blog!

Regards from Holland (The Netherlands)
Angela

Art by An

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