Dreaming of summer.
The sun stretching across the valley.
Golden light on limestone.
Posted at 07:03 PM in Collage & Assemblage, Paper Ephemera | Permalink
I like orphans.
That lone apothecary carton.
The bébé with the broken foot.
The little scraps and castoffs that remind me of a favourite market.
A moment in time that adds to my own internal mosaic.
Posted at 07:06 PM in Brocante Finds | Permalink
The repurposing of antique documents continues ...
Cachets make great tattoos in a pinch.
Posted at 03:38 PM in Collage & Assemblage | Permalink
Antique hand-coloured hummingbird engravings available on Etsy.
I am selling these plates on behalf of a local artist and collector.
They. Are. Stunning.
They are from the Naturalist's Library series, printed and painted by hand in the 1800s, and will display beautifully once framed.
The paper has aged to a soft cream but the painting remains crisp, fresh, and vibrant.
I am being very careful not to drool on them.
Posted at 02:47 PM in Brocante Items For Sale, Paper Ephemera | Permalink
Ideas are never lacking.
A perfect strand of opals will be incorporated into a necklace with faceted rubies, a French mourning pendant, and an antique silver monogram.
A hand-coloured engraving of an Hyloicus Pinastri, or Pine Hawk moth is one of a number of antique plates that will soon be available for purchase.
Bear with me.
Posted at 05:42 PM | Permalink
Most of the engravings I work with are 19th century, usually mid-1800s or thereabouts.
These anatomie engravings are from the 1700s, highly detailed and beautifully printed.
And you just know those artists were up to their elbows in cadavers...
How else would they get the texture and placement of the tissues just so?
Posted at 08:08 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
Posted at 06:59 PM in Collage & Assemblage | Permalink
Grey days are hard to shake.
The animal parade continues while the rest of the world falls apart.
M. Buffon is a constant companion.
Posted at 08:48 PM in Collage & Assemblage | Permalink
Elements and engravings.
A few minutes free to play with old prints.
And then hours have gone by.
And the cast of characters takes on a life of its own.
Posted at 04:57 PM in Collage & Assemblage, Paper Ephemera | Permalink
Lilian and Mimi craned their necks outside of Grand Central Station.
They had heard about Sex and the City.
They wanted to drink cosmopolitans with those lovely pink cherries and swizzle sticks.
And wear Manolo Blahnik shoes.
Secretly, Lilian hoped to meet her own Mr. Big.
Posted at 07:06 AM | Permalink
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