Thursday, October 27, 2011

New From Old

I have been playing around with a mixed media art form that has inspired me to take and go in different directions,

Back in the summer I found a couple of old photos, one a tin type, at our local flea market.  I later found old doilies, post cards, an old book, pearls, a broach I had for ages, and various other pieces.  This is what I did with them.

It's a glimpse into a past era.

Now I have been on the hunt for photos and postcards I can use to tell the stories of days gone by.  I have a couple of pieces from the mid 1940s WWII time.  I need a photo of a soldier of that decade.  I'll keep looking.

I can take the same idea and use broken wine bottles, corks, wineglass pieces,  old china, teacups, etc, and go in all different directions.

                                            Right now I have these 2 beautiful young ladies.

The back is blank.  There is no hint at what was going on in her life or when this was taken.  I'm thinking it was a communion day, but she seems a little old for that.  Her shoes are very fancy indeed. 

The back of this one does tell us something, but I have no idea what language this is or what it says.  The only thing I can see is April 1918, in the left bottom corner.

Both of these came from an antique shop near Charleston.

Maybe there is a slim chance someone can read it and tell us something about this little girl in black.


Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your board! You put pearls and a cameo?! How did you know those are my favorite things?! Fab idea!

Chatty Crone said...

I think it must be communion or confirmation day too - isn't that a little Bible in her hand? My mom was born in 1918. Love your new media you are working with . sandie

Sweet Tea said...

Now I want to know all about these girls too.
Can't stand not knowing. LOL
Interesting stuff.

Mary said...

Ooooh I love a good mystery! I also love the pumpkin painting. Did you do that one?

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The painting of pumpkins is beautiful, did you do that? I really like how you decorated the board!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You can go on line and wade through the Library of Congress archives of photos. I'm sure you'll find all kinds of stuff to work with.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great project idea! Hope you find a good soldier photo if not look at some of mine..I can mail you one..I have them at Forgotten Old Photos under Soldiers ( Scroll way to the bottom)..That one gal is most likely celebrating her confirmation. :)

Gran said...

The pearls are a great touch!

Intense Guy said...

I think the language is Estonian.

Tallinn(as) is a large seaport town on the Gulf of Finland, south of Helinski.

Unfortunately, I can't read anything except the Aprill (April) in the date - and puhi soovivad which loosely translated means something like "really want".

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