Now, on to the REAL post:
I've been working on several craft projets, one of them being a couple of collages. I've been collecting collage materials for years: old postcards, vintage greeting cards, old calendars, stationary, gift wrap, pressed flowers, old photographs, vintage wallpapers, magazine clippings, glitter, feathers, etc. I go to thrift stores and garage sales to try to find cheap picture frames for my projects. I feel kind of shy about sharing these (what if everyone thinks they suck?), but I thought I would do so anyway. So, here are a few of them (Sorry for the poor quality of the photos; can't get the lighting or the color right and having a hard time losing the glare on the picture frame glass).
This is my latest. I titled this one "The Garment of God":
A few others that have been hanging on my walls for years:
This one is my favorite. I call it "A Charmed Life":
"Love and Roses": I kind of wish I had not placed the images on this one in such a rigid, angular manner. Oh well, I can always go back and change it when I get the chance.
I'm now working on a couple of collages for Christmas. I love the Christmas cards, gift wrap and gift tags from the 1930's, 40's and 50's. So cute. I've got these to work with:
This card, sent in 1954, is one of my favorites:
Except for the last card, these dog cards are actually reproductions. I think they're just darling.
I absolutely love Christmas and decorate lavishly for it. Someday, when finances are better, I want to have one of those houses that goes all out on the outdoor decorations. But, for this year, I'll just have to concentrate on decorating inside. Can't wait for it!
Thanks so much for your visiting, and for listening to me whine. And for posting your comments. I love reading them.