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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art - Steampunk Inspired

Still learning, but am loving playing around with the Steampunk theme. This week I made two digital pieces. The girl is from my own vintage photograph collection, the gears my own scan, and most of the other pieces are from Graphics Fairy.

See other participants at SPA.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Freebie - Matchbook Art

This vintage cover brings back memories of when it was common place for stores/restaurants to put a lot of their advertising power into the lowly matchbook. Some of the books (like this one) have wonderful art work that gives us a little glimpse into that period of time.

This matchbook cover is from Connie's Chic Creations. I'm guessing it to be from the 1930s or 40s.

Happy PFF!!

I spent over an hour browsing through postcards at a local antique store last week, and when finished, I noticed how many of them on my lap were of bridges. Not sure what that

I can rarely date the postcards that I find because they're unused. That's nice in a way, on the other hand, if they're linen, like many of the ones I come across (and love because of the colors), that can mean a date spanning some thirty years (1930-1960).

This card featuring the North Hill Viaduct in Akron, Ohio is one such card. I believe it to be from the 1930s, but I can't be sure. Having viewed other postcards of this same bridge online (all dated pre-1930), and all of those showing homes situated near or underneath the bridge, mine is obviously newer, dating to the time when the homes had been torn down.

This card shows the North Hill Viaduct looking south.

Built in 1922, the Viaduct was the first direct connection across the Little Cuyahoga River valley in Akron, Ohio. The Viaduct connected Main Street to North Hill. It was demolished in 1978 (after a collapse killed three), and replaced by the All-America Bridge (Y-Bridge).

The North Hill Viaduct was 135 feet above the river, 2810 feet long, and 72 feet wide.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

MMT - Isn't it Romantic....

I had so many ideas for the theme of romance, but these are the two I decided on.

Visit MMT to see other fun art work.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Photo

All the windows of my heart I open to the day 
~ John Greenleaf Whittier 

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