Valentines Bookplates, above; three of the images come from cards my Grandmother received as a child in the 20's. Her birthday was Valentine's Day. Crazy fact: BOTH of my grandmothers were born on Valentine's Day!
Okay, I admit it: I'm starting to get a *tiny* bit tired. But I am still inspired! And I have to say, I have a lot of things in the works right now, and that feels really good. You should see my desk... eek...
Blue Flower bookplate (above) adapted from a book so old it doesn't have a publishing date. Boys and Girls from Other Lands bookplate (below). These will both be in the shop sometime tomorrow.
Little Patriots bookplate (above) for the 4th of July, and The Carolers bookplate (below) for the holidays this year. It's so strange to be working on holiday images off-season, but I guess that's when most of the holiday stuff gets made. I've been planning a set of mixed blank Holiday bookplates this year, and this will be one of the designs in the set.
A little switch-up to digital here! These two designs are adapted from a boyhood book of my grandfathers, the sweetest little orange book published in 1926, with his name, "Calvin" scrawled in pencil on the first page.
These new designs will be in the shop later this weekend.
Vintage Royal Banner bookplates (above) and Vintage Soldier Boy bookplates (below)
We are getting ready for Valentine's Day over here!
There are three new darling bookplates in the shop, redesigned from cards my grandmother received as a little girl in the 1920's. My grandmother, Virginia Grace Brown, celebrated her birthday on Valentine's Day, so she got more Valentine's Day cards than anyone else... except, of course, for my other grandmother, Margaret Monahan Jones, who's birthday was also on Valentine's Day!
One of my prints made it to the front page of Etsy yesterday!
I've had a several inquiries since about the "From Me to You" collage, and wanted you to know that the original collage is available online right now through Three Graces Gallery. It is framed and ready to hang, and is beautiful!
Update on a previous post: For those of you wanting to stretch some artistic muscles, artist Trudy Callan is hosting a 12-project online workshop based on Shona Cole's book, The Artistic Mother. Three artists from Shona's book as well as the book's designer and the Shoppe Manager of Stampington & Company are part of the 60+ participants. Trudy is still accepting participants, so contact her if you'd like to join in on the fun.