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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Discreet French Charm

A change of pace to show you this charming vintage French advertising image, presumably to proclaim the delights of Saint Denis (see top of image), which comes from The Graphics Fairy. I enhanced the original and added the almond green border.

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


And so the handwritten document from The Cry of the Peacock and the First Night History header comes into play again! This I combined with a lovely, messy texture of orangey-yellow that I created some time ago. Needless to say, it took a while before the perfect image to overlay became apparent. I had time on my hands with an internet connection playing fast and loose so what better way to spend the hours? No, that animal wouldn’t do. Oh, no, those flowers look appalling. The lady with the parasol? I don’t think so.

It was only when I discovered a free image in my folder from Vintage Art Download, run by the wonderfully talented Mindy Sommers, that this piece was made whole. The image was the famous painting from 1906 by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Ask Me No More, which takes its title from the poem by Tennyson. You know me! I can’t help tinkering, even with the Masters.

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Sarah


I’ll admit it: I’m very taken with this latest piece of mine and you might see a whole series in the next week or so.  The background is that of a vintage postcard from my collection, while the man and his walking bicycle from the 1850s is courtesy of the ever-bountiful Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

The reason I have called this post The Walking Bicycle or The Dandy Horse is because the original clip art is captioned ‘The Dandy Horse’.  You can now tell your friends that you know all about dandy horses.  It’s not a mode of transport, I suspect, that ever went into production.  If you can prove me wrong, let me know at once! It might be a greeting card your father or grandfather would enjoy receiving on Father’s Day but don’t suggest he might remember such a contraption.

One of the reasons I like the design so much is that it’s in black & white.  Sometimes you hanker for a break from colour and need the deep, deep peace of monochrome.  So there you have it.

You will not be surprised to learn that I have a tab open on my browser with a search for all Karen’s black & white clip art.

STOP PRESS: I’m completely wrong!  Click here.  Karen and I may be completely out with the date of the 1850s for Wikipedia mentions the ‘dandy horse being particularly popular in the summer of 1819.  Yer learn summat everyday.

Linking to Brag Monday.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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