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Song sheet for Irving Berlin’s famous number, ‘A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody’, sung in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919.

Source: Vintage Pretty Girl is Like a Melody Mouse Pad | Zazzle

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Sarah


Known as ‘The Voice of the Empire’ or ‘The Voice of the Century’, Dame Clara Butt (1872-1936) was born in Sussex and brought up in Bristol. She became one of the most famous and beloved of English recitalists and concert singers. A ‘booming’ contralto, she was remarkably imposing at 6′ 2″. Sheet music, tea tray and piano from The Graphics Fairy. Other sheet music from DigitalCollageImages on Flickr. The flourish to the left is from VintageArtDownload.com and the vintage postcard of Clara Butt is in my own collection.

Source: Taking Tea with Clara Butt T-Shirt | Zazzle

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Sarah


This sale was a surprise as it’s a long time since I sold anything with this image.

Getting more and more tired the further away I am from the wisdom tooth extraction. Odd.

The good news? The lasering-of-the-scar-tissue-in-left-eye appointment has come through for 26th January.

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All elements courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.

Source: Santa’s Little Helper Postcard | Zazzle

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Original & vintage art © First Night Design [www.firstnightdesign.wordpress.com]

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This a Christmas design from 2008. Have a glorious week!

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Sarah


What could be better than a party to herald the Spring and nurture the hope in our hearts? Freedom is a precious commodity these days. Rousseau’s famous words – “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains” have never been more apt than they are today. The élite is forcing upon us a world in which we have no say and little means of survival. But we have to keep hope in our hearts or we are lost.

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I created this design about three years ago, maybe even  four. I started with a photograph of a beautiful, hand-made bird-cage decorated with an air plant, created by Ursula of Etsy shop EarthSeaWarrior, and which she was kind enough to let me use. I added several of my own textures, a piece of sheet music from The Graphics Fairy and a collection of handwritten letters in French from Magic Moonlight Studio.

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Sarah


Will you be surprised to learn that Manuscript Abstract is not what I intended when I set out?  If you’re a regular visitor, I think  not.  I was actually trying to do something splendid with a yellow rose, which turned out so un-splendid that I scotched it and went in a completely different direction. That rose is still in there but I don’t think you’ll find it!

Inspired by my love for green and gold, Manuscript Abstract combines textures and backgrounds with a vintage postcard and sheet music from The Graphics Fairy.

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Taking Tea with Clara Butt was created in response to a challenge from the RedBubble group, Music of the Spirit, the only rules being that it should be in black & white and involve the stage in some form.

The sheet music, tea tray and piano are from The Graphics Fairy. Other sheet music from comes from DigitalCollageImages on Flickr. The flourish to the left is from VintageArtDownload  and the vintage postcard of Clara Butt is in my own collection.

Known as ‘The Voice of the Empire’ or ‘The Voice of the Century’, Dame Clara Butt (1872-1936) was born in Sussex and brought up in Bristol. She became one of the most famous and beloved of English recitalists and concert singers. A ‘booming’ contralto, she was remarkably imposing at 6’ 2″.

Dame Clara was not loved by all. Some who considered themselves as superior, serious musicians tended to dismiss her; one famous comment that has passed into folklore came from the conductor Sir Thomas Beecham who is reported to have said, “On a clear day, you could have heard her across the English Channel.”  I like the sound of that kind of voice!

She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1920 for her charity concerts during The Great War. However, nothing could have made up for the sadnesses in her middle and later life. She had three sons by her husband, baritone Kennerly Rumford, but the eldest died of meningitis, the youngest by his own hand. The singer was diagnosed with spine cancer in the 1920s, which ultimately contributed to her death in 1936 at the relatively early age of 63.

Winifred Ponder’s biography of Butt, published in 1928 while the contralto was still alive, includes this paragraph: “She stands out head and shoulders from among her contemporaries in personality as she does in stature, and the amazing range and power and beauty of her voice have placed it beyond comparison with all others. That superb voice alone must inevitably have won worldwide fame for her. Yet to Clara Butt her voice is only a means to express something greater than any voice—greater even than music herself—a spiritual force that must have found expression through her by some means even if she had had no voice at all.”

[Research: Encyclopaedia Britannica; Cantabile-subito.de; Wikipedia; MarstonRecords.com]

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Sarah


There Must Be A Way To Love You from First Night Vintage

This cover girl image is one that I find very endearing and I love the colour palette.  Does it appeal to you?  It’s the latest image uploaded to First Night Vintage

There Must Be a Way to Love You

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This is from my new gallery at Zazzle, First Night Vintage, which focuses on every kind of vintage image from theatre to the Masters and much else in between. This particular image is an archive sheet music cover from the 1920s and is actually one of my favourites. The colours, the tone and the typeface enthrall me!

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Sarah

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