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As you know, I can never resist altering a modern photograph in order to give it a vintage feel. The original photograph of Saint Étienne Fontaine du Square Jean Cocteau in Paris is by Daniel Vill…

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Saint Étienne Re-imagined © Sarah Vernon

Saint-Étienne Re-imagined © Sarah Vernon

As you know, I can never resist altering a modern photograph in order to give it a vintage feel. The original photograph of Saint Étienne Fontaine du Square Jean Cocteau in Paris is by Daniel Villafruela on Wikimedia which I have blended with textures from 2 Lil’ Owls.


“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”
Jean Cocteau


 “Be yourself. The world worships the original.”
Jean Cocteau


“We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like? ”
Jean Cocteau


Available at the following galleries:
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Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


I’m not particularly good at natural history. I can admire and squeak with delight at a bird or a flower but ask me to name them and I’ll look at you blankly. I downloaded this bird print of c.1879 from The Graphics Fairy and since the inestimable Karen Watson had not specified anything other than ‘birds’, I searched high and low (on Google, of course) to find out what kind of creature I was attempting to ‘doctor’ with my own textures and vintage postcard background.

It led me to a site selling prints from another copy of the 19th century book from which it comes. I know now that they are finches. If push had come to shove, I’d probably have said swallows.

Available at the following galleries:
Redbubble
Crated
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


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Spot the difference? Well, of course you do. One simple black cat and suddenly it’s for Halloween!

The Witch's Cat Post Card 

The Tree
The Tree

And for good measure, below is a large version of The Tree, as available on cards, prints, cushions, bags & duvet covers at Redbubble.

The Tree © Sarah Vernon

The Tree © Sarah Vernon
Available as cards, prints, cushions, bags & duvet covers. [Redbubble]

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


The design for both The Witch’s Cat and The Tree was created in a similar way to the Thanksgiving card featured in the previous post.  In other words, I used a fairly ordinary photograph of a tree that I took at my local park in Richmond, Surrey, and added several different textures.  And, of course, I did my usual experiments with blending states in Photoshop.

The TreeThe Tree

The finished image as above stands alone and is being sold on RedBubble.

For the Halloween version, The Witch’s Cat, I simply added an arched black cat, as above,  from the redoubtable Graphics Fairy.

I am in the process of uploading it onto products at Zazzle.  Of all the products available at Zazzle, I love adding my designs to the Avery binders.  I’m not sure why it excites me so much but here is The Witch’s Cat binder.

The Witch’s Cat

Take care and keep laughing.

Sarah

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