Neat Little Art Plaque!

It's small and thin and awfully versatile: can be stuck to a wall or propped against something on a shelf, or bought as a magnet! The graphic and its colours are wonderful...."Hey Pops, I found an apple in the car!" Check it out: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37260429


Used Some Vintage First Aid Illustrations!

I made this necklace with some old beads from other vintage necklaces and magnifying cabs on these 2 old first aid demo pics. Check it out: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36243249


The Best TV Room EVER!

Is that a rug or a meadow? Wow, I love this illustration... love all the MidCentury Modern pieces, maybe not so much the odd treeTV... it is kinda small by today's standards and a strange focal place for the room... maybe it should be replaced by one of those funky hanging root vegetable-like fireplaces? but then the table may get too toasty... hmmm... needs some work.


Awesome Collection of Paper Dolls!

I found an old Eaton's box of tons of cut-outs for 18 different paper dolls: there are Raggedy Ann & Andys, 2 large 1940's blonde girls, and a bunch of little 1950's kids with names on their chests! The clothes are incredible - such a fashion find, an amazing sampling of the era's styles. Check out the other photos at:


Green Glass Decanter Set: Effervescent;exquisite;luminous;graceful.

"it seems to belong to flighty beings, to angels or a goddess, to someone delicate and gentle". Really.


Original Edison Blue Amberol Wax Cylinder Recording.

I found some of these old cylinders that pre-dated flat discs as media for popular music and other sorts of audio recordings such as speeches. An awful lot of these were produced at the times. The machines to play them on are very hard to come by these days. There is a Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project to get all of these online at the library at the University of Southern California Santa Barbara. You can look stuff up by genre and hear it in streaming mp3! Amazing: obsolete media no more!!



Vintage Reading.

"Here's a Penny" by Carolyn Haywood ('44) and "Under the Apple Tree" by Odille Ousley ('59). Although they came a generation before me, "B is for Betsy" and the rest of the Betsy books were all read fervently by me as a five year old, along with Beverly Cleary's classics. And the likes of the reading primers along the lines of the "Dick and Jane" books that this "Apple Tree" one is one of were massively used and abused by me in a body of collage work I did back in grad school, using primarily the text, cutting out phrases like "we help with the work"; "the family all helps" to juxtapose with all sorts of irreverent imagery. See my etsy page for the pair of these:


More Mad Men Stylin.

Peggy's office... gorgeous light.
Their hotel room in Rome. LOVE the mosaic over the bed!


Shabby Chic Tray of Greens!

I love this wooden tray! First of all, it is wood and has these wonderfully worn handles. And it is covered with this textured moire totally psychedelic pattern of flowing flowery greens and blues that manage not to be too loud or obnoxious but rather earthy and match the mossy paint of the wood. It was an incredible find. See my etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30199562



S01E12 "Faith".


Oh, it's so wonderful to be able to shop without having to leave my kitchen. I can continue baking AND check out the new shirts down in the Boy's department at the department store. And its all right on my huge kitchen television screen, though not in colour... and I do have to hold this microphone thingy. Maybe one day in the future it will all be wireless. Technology sure is making my life so much easier and everything I need to do for my family just so much more convenient, I mean, geez, it's raining outside and here I am, dry as a bone!


Mid Century Modern Harlequin.

This faux wood plaque has fab texture and is so special with its gold highlights. She's a Harlequin, she is! Check her out at my etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31122516

Mad Men Retro.

Love it, love it, love it.


Sharp Flowers.

A detail of the gorgeous flowers on some vintage Johnson Bros. plates I have up on my etsy.com site. I love the way all of the flowers seem to come to sharp points.

Fall in Montreal.

Last October I was lucky enough to visit Montreal. This is some wonderful decorative stonework on a horse trough on Mount Royale.

He Ain't Heavy.

I found a few sheets of these years ago at an antique mall outside Urbana Illinois.


One of the many mugshots I found in a closed police precinct in Buffalo in 2000. The building has since been demolished. Many images were rescued by many people and seen by people who lived in the neighborhood as well, as they were put on display one day in the building for my MFA show.

Eclectic, an Introduction.

Eclectic Web font by Brian Sooy, which can be found at http://www.identifont.com/show?5QZ