"The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person." F.Barron

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I guess I was in an angelic mood today! Or not. but here are some wings for you. My intent was to provide them in a variety of Easter colors. I love the purple myself. My first thought was, of course, to use them as wings on the back of a photo or clip art, but they also look cute with a picture of a face in the center circle. I put my niece in one. It's the closest to 'angel' she's been since she learned to crawl.

These two have nothing to do with Easter. I just liked the way they turned out. Remeber to click on the image first to get the full size before you save to your computer.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I wanted to share the back of this particular postcard. I love the handwriting and the aging. It must have spent some time pressed against another piece of mail and picked up the imprint of a stamp and address. I think it looks so cool. It could make a nice background or an added bit to a scrapbook page or collage. My great-grandmother was a performer, so the card is sent care of the theatre she was at in July 1907.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

First Collage

Do you know how sometimes you see something and then there is a loud "click" in your brain and everything comes together? Well, I saw this quote and that happened to me! So here is my first collage using digital images. I think I might actually use this as a mockup for a card. I think it could be cute. I love the quote. The bird and top hat came courtesy of the always generous Graphics Fairy (see her link in my sidebar to the right). The diving girl and seashells are available at my website, http://forget-me-never.com/. The sky background is from a really neat site with tons of free backgrounds. It's at: http://grsites.com/archives/textures/.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vintage seashell frame

Isn't this a great image? It's from my great-grandmother's postcard collection. It is from 1907/1908. I love the S made out of shells. What really grabbed me, though, is the seashell frame. After a little time with photo shop:
I just love this frame! The sheet music is from the Graphic's Fairy. This card is not yet available on my website. If you are intersted in using it, be sure to left click first to get the original size before saving to your computer.  For more great vintage images, be sure to visit my website. The link is on the right of my blog.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My first Post and Past Work

This is my first post here at blogger. I wanted to share some examples of the work I do. 
This snowman was painted on an old cabinet door from The Restore. It was a Christmas gift for my mother.

I painted this on a metal platter I bought at a second hand store. I had a very hard time painting the angel's wings.
I painted this scene on a wood cheese box. I meant to keep this one for myself, but I ended up selling it.
I painted this Terrye French/Deb Richey design for a friend. It is on a milking stool from her family's farm.

These are both Terrye French designs. The America scene is painted on a flea market picnic basket I donated to charity. The birdhouses are on a metal bucket I turned into a planter. Terrye's designs are great. If you want to see more, go to her site: http://thepaintedpearbasket.com/.
This cute little guy is painted on an old barn board. One of my favorite surfaces to paint on. I wish I could remember the name of the designer. She is the same woman that designed the farm scene painted on the cheese box above.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of what I do. Please share any of your own work. I love to see what other people create.