Category: Photo

Blanche’s Angel

February 1, 2013
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Greeting Card $4.00

This charming brooch was a gift to my dear grandmother Blanche. As a proud new immigrant to the USA via Elllis Island (she was 16) , she roomed with several of her Lithuanian immigrant frinds and siblings.  As was the case with any of those who came from the “old country” for a new life of freedom, she worked several jobs, one of which  was to clean house for a wealthy family. The Madam of the the household no longer cared for this cracked brooch and gave it to my grandmother.  Lucky me..I still cherish it.

I took this photo several years ago…(long before the luxury of digital photography) and hand colored the brooch with a very thin layer of oil pastels.

What do you think   Not a bad Valentine’s Card….?

Doilies and Rocks

February 1, 2013
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A few garrishly embellished lake rocks posing with a hand crocheted doily (thank you Aunt Stella)  and anchored by the lining of my husband’s leather jacket.  Decided to make these into cards…Happy (almost )Valentine’s Day.

PS If you are looking for an interesting Saturday afternoon, you may want to consider visiting the Western Avenue Open studios on Saturday, Feb 2nd, from 12-5.  If you should come by, please be sure to stop by my studio  (326) to say hello. There are over 200 artist studios on 5 floors (largest cooperative artist community on the East Coast) ….plus a gallery. Every kind of art you can imagine…along with snacks in many studios. Very casual…wander as you please…no pressure from any of the artists to buy…