Sunday, April 30, 2006

My mom just turned 77 and I made this collage for her(this is the work in progress, and failed to take a picture of the finished work!). It's all the vintage pictures I had of our childhood life. She raised 5 children by herself and it wasn't easy! I love working with vintage black and white photos...especially from the 40's and 50's. I'm going to try and work on smaller projects with fabric instead of so many images. The scrapbook stores have so many wonderful embellishments now.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Uncle Sam

This is a collage of a vintage Uncle Sam, taken from an antique book ca. 1907. The images have been scanned, sized, printed, antiqued, and distressed to give it a vintage look and feel. The images were then pasted to a painted and distressed canvas and I then made the frame and painted that, as well. The finished image is 5 1/2 in. wide by 7 1/2 in tall. Ihave several more collages, some whimsical and some are seasonal ei. X-mas, and halloween.

Friday, April 28, 2006


Looking for kindred spirits...I am involved in several areas of obsession. Gardening is my first love, however, I stitch, collage, alter books, make funky witches, old christmas men, and do needlepunch. I never make the same thing twice! I'm sure there are many more like me. I get bored with projects and usually end up trying something new. I never go to another project until I finish the one I started. My craft art is for sale, but I price them to get my time out of my work. Looking forward to blogging with creative souls like myself. Rosa
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