Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

It's been a few weeks since my last post. Despite receiving a HUGE box of canvases from Dick Blick, I haven't had much time to work. I've also felt quite a creative block lately. Hopefully the block will end soon because I purchased some new pictures on eBay and just received them last week. The auction I won was an antique photo album from the late 1800's to the 1930's. Most of the 140 photos are military families, but there are also some really neat pictures of women in swimming suits from that era. Very cool!

I'm heading back home for Thanksgiving. While I'm home, I am going to borrow an art fair canopy from a friend to bring back to Kansas City for a few weeks. I'll make an attempt at building a booth to shoot so I can consider applying for a few local art shows.

My plan while at home - besides enjoying my family - is to raid my dad's attic for old family photos. I've been paying too much for family photos of people that aren't even related to me. I'm sure that I can scrounge up some cool pitcures of a few distant relatives.

The piece included in this post includes one of my favorite photos. I love their outfits as well as their hairstyles. It's a small 6x6 piece, but I like it's simplicity.

Until next time...Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 06, 2006

New Inspiration

Chris and I celebrated our three year wedding anniversary at a Bed & Breakfast in a sleepy Missouri town along the Katy Trail this past weekend. It was a perfect fall weekend along the bluffs of the Missori River. It was our first B&B weekend and it won't be our last.

While exploring the small town (population:208), we stumbled across a few antique shops. At one shop in particular, I found an antique book of receipts dated back to 1907 for only $14. I also discovered a set of bird, nest and birdcage stamps. They are new, but look vintage.

I took today off and finished a few pieces after getting a facial. (This is my first facial at age 30!) Check it out - see the small nest stamp!

I'm fresh out of canvases and awaiting a giant order from Dick Blick. I have more than 30 on the way in the next few days. Stay tuned...
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