I love getting the September issues of fashion magazines. It takes me back to my teenage years when becoming a fashion designer was one of my young dreams. This piece was inspired by a Marie Claire feature called “Rare Vintage” in the September issue. The photo was found on Pinterest; a Mary Nolan. Graphics from Gracie Tracy.
Book Inscription Series #4. I love how this daughter inscribed Mrs. Wiggs and the Cabbage Patch to her mother in 1902. Had to add a few peaches! More fun graphics from Gracie Tracy Designs (except for the peaches- found those in a Google search).
Book Inscription Series #3; “Minnie D. Irons from Aunt Susan 1865.” Inside Tennyson’s poem “Enoch Arden.” I love that the book cover has this saying on it- “Cast All Your Cares on God; That Anchor Holds.” Creating these as I go through my books and pull out the inscriptions that speak to me. Looking forward to some of the more lengthy ones; part of the fun is perusing the shelves. I am loving the $1.00 digital mega kits on sale at E-scapeandscrap.net; GT Designs. This image was part of a kit called “Emily’s Locket.” Not a “Minnie” but she fits the theme. I thought she looked like a romantic girl who would appreciate a gift of poetry.
#2 in the Book Inscription series. This inscription was in a 1932 Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. I thought it an odd book for this inscription and felt it warranted an image from an earlier time period; an image that had a bit of gravity and seriousness. Certainly a frivolous person wouldn’t want to be remembered by this particular book! I would love to know the story behind this choice.
I have started a new digital series inspired by book inscriptions found in my vintage book collection. This first one was inspired by an inscription found in an 1894 copy of Washington Irving’s Sketchbook. I went with a later image (found on Pinterest) for this collage. I have also been inspired by some great digital graphics kits by GT Designs.
Used another hand-painted piece of canvas cloth for underneath the sheet music and vintage books and keys.