Friday, September 23, 2011

I Love Retro - ATCs

I was born in the 1950's (oops the cat is out the bag now). Which may explain why I love 50's (and 40's and 30's) ephemera...just something so cool about it.
So not surprising that I love to find old magazines and books from that time and use them in my artistic endeavours...this one has a little mantra I really WOULD like to stick to (wouldn't we all). The symmetry of the arm movements is way cool.
I had thrifted some old Bridge score sheets a while back - she just seemed to fit. Originally she was part of an advertisement for windows which explains her "looking out".

Somehow I think he might be Bridge Lady's Husband - don't you? What a handsome couple they would make - him working in downtown Manhattan and she, well, playing bridge all the time...LOL.

Finally - this gal just has that look (do you ever pay attention to the faces on those old patterns?). The trim is from the spine of a book cover and old wall paper in the background.

Anyway, I do love retro  - don't you? Enjoy, Jewels


  1. I ADORE how you've done these retro ATC's - you always have the best images and know how to use them to tell a little story. I love that about your artwork.

    Yes, I do love retro too!

  2. These are cool. I especially like the last one - the caption cracked me up. And look at her posture. I wanna live in that little cottage.
    I need to work in this era more often. I tend to do present day, or go way back to the real antique 1800s stuff. Nice job, Jewels.

  3. Wow, you have been really busy. Nice ATCs. I love your combinations. Dreamy guys and girls. I enjoy your cards. Are you making them for a particular swap? bb

  4. enjoy indeed, these are fanulous! thank you much for sharing :)