I love creating little vignettes around my home and studio. My favorites are the simple things that take a little bit of creative thinking and just a few minutes to assemble. I love the look of this vintage silver candy dish that I picked up at a thrift store for 99 cents and some old photographs stamped with fun sayings.
I’d love to take credit for stamping the photos, but I can’t. My friend Stephanie, one of the awesomely talented designers of the monthly Sweet Salvage event in Phoenix that I always try to make a point to stop by (particularly because it’s literally 5 minutes from my home) is the crafty gal who stamped these old photos. I picked them up for $1 a piece (Ouch! I know, but she did do creative the work so what I spent in $, I saved in time). I bought ten of my favorites and knew instantly how I planned to display them.
For $11, I think I have a pretty cute little story to tell. If you’re reading my blog, I know you have an interest in either/or found objects and making stuff. Also, if you’re a mixed-media artist, I’m sure you have some of these old black-and-white photos from the 1950s hanging out in your studio waiting for a book or collage project. Why not pull them out, stamp a few letters or saying on them and proudly display them for others to see how clever you really are! (wink)
Here’s wishing you a truly Artful day!