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Some of you know that I had another eye appointment at the hospital on Thursday. The scar tissue was removed by laser, which was fairly painless. I might see a difference in a couple of days but there was talk about it taking six weeks.

AAAGGHHRRR!

No change so far. I’ve always said I was on this earth to learn patience and so it remains. I shall keep smiling and laughing. Because that’s what I do!

And now to the real point of the post.

© Marilyn Griffin

About a year ago, dear Marilyn of MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts bought one of my prints from Crated. She has now found the perfect frame, as above, and it’s going to look fabulous in her new kitchen. Thank you, Marilyn, for posting about it.

However, took a while for me to realise to whom she was referring:

I first represented this as “Lillian Vernon”… my mistake!… That name always comes to mind when reading Sarah’s Blog… I had read and heard of “Lillian Verno…

Source: Sarah Vernon Print – I Found IT! | MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts

Anyone who is friends with me on Facebook will have seen the photograph below. For anyone else, it just so happens that I bought the same print as Marilyn about six weeks ago from Redbubble and with a frame.

As you can see, it hangs above my kitchen sink. I get such a kick out of it. I’m pretty smitten also with my black tap with a white handle, which is from Ikea and the best and easiest mechanism I’ve ever tried.

It replaces what I thought was a beautifully sinuous — apparently very expensive — chrome tap installed by the previous owner but it was a painful ordeal for my fingers.

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And that’s it for now.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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It’s not often I think my photography is good enough for public consumption, which is why I so often play around with it using textures and the like. In this instance, I surprised myself by liking it enough to let it stand. Who’d ‘ave thunk!

It was with this bunch of roses that I christened my new home. Bought on Friday from the local supermarket, they don’t have much of a fragrance but they sure as hell look good.

© Sarah Vernon

© Sarah Vernon

Pink Chiffon Watch
Pink Chiffon Watch by FirstNightDesign

Pink Chiffon Card
Pink Chiffon Card by FirstNightDesign

Available at the following galleries:
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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Lulu in Hollywood Card
Lulu in Hollywood Card by FirstNightDesign

Reposting the incomparable Tallulah yesterday gave me a taste for creating another of my Hollywood images à la Edward Steichen. I found an image of silent film star Louise Brooks from Hello-Tuesday and used the vintage wallpaper from MGB Stock that I’ve used previously (DeviantArt). It is, I believe, a still from Pandora’s Box (1929) — ‘The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naïve young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.’ This time, however, I have done it slightly differently and given her a background of the wallpaper in its original form. The effect of this can be better seen if you click on Saatchi Art or  Fine Art America.


“I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore you it will be with a knife.”
Louise Brooks



“I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept anything without wishing I had given it away.”
— Louise Brooks


Lulu in Hollywood Wrist Watches
Lulu in Hollywood Wrist Watches by FirstNightDesign

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


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At last I have uploaded these birds to all my art galleries and what a relief it is too!

The Cuckoo’s Note:
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Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

‘Like a Lapwing’:
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Ruddy Duck:
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Whirring Pheasant Springs:
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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


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CHRISTMAS IN JULY! GET FREE SHIPPING THIS WEEK WITH THE CODE: JULYXMAS

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Circuses were popular this December as witness yesterday’s post and the sale of these stickers. So that was rather lovely!


‘Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.’
George Carlin US Comedian 1937-2008


Posters, cards and other products available with this design:
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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Bird from Wikimedia.
Background texture from Kerstin Frank

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


This is a special shout-out for Marilyn Griffiths of MKG-Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts — we follow each other on WordPress — who has just become my inaugural customer at Crated having bought a print of Copper Pear. Thank you very much, Marilyn!

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Vintage pear from The Graphics Fairy.


“I warrant they would whip me with their fine wits till I were as crest-fallen as a dried pear.” The Merry Wives of Windsor

‘Eating pears cleans the teeth.’ Korean proverb


Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Visit my portfolio at Crated and get a 10% discount on any of my artworks by using the promo code CRATEDFRIENDS. Expires October 31st.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


It really is astonishing what can be achieved with digital art software — in this case, Photoshop. I was playing around with a map and a fish (from The Graphics Fairy), and a photograph of a setting Cretan sun — no, please don’t ask why this combination! I discarded the map and selected the sun area of the photograph to make it the background. I then went through all the available blending modes for the salmon layer without success until I came to one near the bottom called ‘difference’. Immediately I was struck by the effect and it is what you see here. It reminds me of etching on copper scraperboards (scratchboards in the US), which I once tried my hand at. Unsuccessfully.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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