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I had a two-day window last week during which I could see rather better than usual. I read a book and created the piece below. Back to ‘normal’ now, though!

I blended and tweaked two images from Wikimedia. One is advertising a French event on 14th July 1915 in aid of The Great War. The other is a fashion illustration from Journal des dames et des modes, 1913, by H. Robert Dammy. Both are delightful in their own right but blending them together was a fascinating process and enhanced the Art Deco effect.

I can’t pretend it’s my favourite period in the history of the decorative arts when it comes to architecture and interior design but the fashion and illustration of the time has a place in my heart.

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Sarah

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I had hoped to write an accompanying short story as the piece feels like a storybook image but the words just won’t come. I wouldn’t call it writers’ block so much as my mind being chock-full of other stories waiting to be told!

I used a window scene from The Graphics Fairy with a texture from 2 Lil’ Owls.

Waiting for the Dawn Postage Stamp
Waiting for the Dawn Postage Stamp by FirstNightDesign


“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.”
Leonora Carrington



“Dawn was breaking over the horizon, shell pink and faintly gold…”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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