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The Louise Brooks Tattoo – More Hollywood Glamour


Just like The Gloria Swanson Tattoo in earlier posts, this treatment of a Louise Brooks photograph was inspired by Edward Steichen‘s headshot of the Hollywood actress covered in lace and held by the Museum of Modern Art. The Louise Brooks photo (Hello-Tuesday), and the vintage wallpaper (MGB-Stock) that I used to create the lace effect, are from Deviantart. I could have chosen one of […]

“The Louise Brooks Tattoo” by Sarah Vernon | Redbubble #Sold!


Features / Hat Heads 25 March 2014 / Inspired by Edward Steichen’s headshot of Hollywood actress Gloria Swanson covered in lace (Museum of Modern Art). / Photoshop / Louise Brooks: Hello-Tuesday / Wallpaper: MGB-Stock / The still is from a 1928 film, Beggars of Life, where Brooks plays a girl who disguises herself in beggar’s […]

First Night Design | The Louise Brooks Tattoo Take 2 #AlteredVintage


It’s time for another of my Edward Steichen-like Hollywood makeovers. When I’m in need of some glamour, I head straight for the silent movie headshots of the 1920s, especially as found on Hello Tuesday at Deviant Art, which is where I discovered this photograph of Louise Brooks. “I never gave away anything without wishing I had […]

First Night Design | The Greta Garbo Tattoo


FROM THE ARCHIVE — I THOUGHT IT WAS HIGH TIME FOR SOME HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR! Here is another in my Hollywood series that takes its inspiration from the famous Edward Steichen portrait of actress Gloria Swanson covered in lace and held by the Museum of Modern Art.  The Greta Garbo photo (Hello-Tuesday), and the vintage wallpaper (MGB-Stock) that I used to create the lace effect, […]

First Night Design | The Greta Garbo Tattoo


Here is another in my Hollywood series that takes its inspiration from the famous Edward Steichen portrait of actress Gloria Swanson covered in lace and held by the Museum of Modern Art.  The Greta Garbo photo (Hello-Tuesday), and the vintage wallpaper (MGB-Stock) that I used to create the lace effect, are from Deviantart. Garbo’s skin in the original shot is so luminous that I was, at […]

Clara Bow as You’ve Never Seen Her or Hollywood Gets a Makeover


This modern treatment of a Clara Bow photograph was inspired, like The Gloria Swanson Tattoo and The Louise Brooks Tattoo, by Edward Steichen‘s headshot of the Hollywood actress Gloria Swanson covered in lace and held by the Museum of Modern Art. The Clara Bow photo (Hello-Tuesday), and the vintage wallpaper (MGB-Stock) that I used to create the lace effect, are from […]

Hollywood Glamour: Gloria Swanson


The Gloria Swanson Tattoo Cushions I’m in love with my Gloria Swanson.  I’m showing off more wares with this design in the hope that you, too, will want to surround yourself with some vintage Hollywood glamour! The Gloria Swanson Tattoo Business Cards The Gloria Swanson Tattoo Spiral Note Book The Gloria Swanson Tattoo Premium Gift […]

First Night Design | Le cabinet Masson by Cristian Borghetti — my first book cover!


The image above is my first book cover, which came about because of an approach by Italian writer, Cristian Borghetti, who had come across my original, The Gloria Swanson Tattoo, and thought it would work perfectly for his novel, Le cabinet Masson. I couldn’t have been more delighted. I happen to love the font he’s used, which […]

Four Works: Digital Art, Master Photographers & Vintage Delights | First Night Design


Originally posted on First Night Design. The other day I was studying an old photograph that I had taken while on holiday in Crete of the Venetian Harbour in Chania. I was wondering what I could do with it.  In fact, I’d been looking at it and wondering for some years because it doesn’t stand alone as […]

First Night Design | Oh, the Glamour! 50% OFF


One day only: 50% off all posters | USE CODE: JANPOSTERS15 Zazzle US • Zazzle UK Such a treat to have sold the following posters at Zazzle today. No one should ever have to live without Hollywood glamour! You can read about my using renowned photographer Edward Steichen’s famous headshot of Gloria Swanson covered in lace as inspiration here, […]

Kimberly Eve Musings of a Writer: George Frederic Watts by Edward Steichen


In view of my emulating Edward Steichen’s photograph of Gloria Swanson covered in lace with my Hollywood tattoo series, it is fascinating to see his early work in this 1900 portrait of the painter G F Watts who, as readers familiar with this blog will know, was once married to the actress Ellen Terry. Background description from […]

Four Works: Digital Art, Master Photographers & Vintage Delights


The other day I was studying an old photograph that I had taken while on holiday in Crete of the Venetian Harbour in Chania. I was wondering what I could do with it.  In fact, I’d been looking at it and wondering for some years because it doesn’t stand alone as a photograph.  It wasn’t until […]