“An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.” ~Vincent van Gogh
Fall is turning into a busy time for Nostalgic Summer. I just joined a wonderful “women in business” networking group, and I will be participating in my first art fair.
So I thought I would take a little time to catch you up on some new pieces I am currently working on, a bit on how they came about and information on the great Art Fair I will be participating in.
After my dad died my mom was cleaning out some of his things, and giving items to everyone. She gave me two small cardboard boxes and said they were dad’s “matchbook collection.” I put them in a closet and forgot about them. That was 17 years ago.
Fast forward to this year. I have been thinking about making vintage graphic pendants, but just couldn’t find the right vintage art. I love all the pendants I’ve seen with vintage type, French themes, and bits of vintage writings but the thing is I’ve seen them done already. I wanted something new. I tried many different options but nothing was working, until I ran across the little boxes I had stored away 17 years ago.
I had never actually looked inside them, but when I did I found a fantastic collection of advertising art from the 1920’s to 1930’s!
This photo shows only a tiny fraction of matchbook covers!
I scanned some of my favorites, worked with the size, and here they are in production,
This is a sample of what a finished piece will look like.
These pieces will be available for the first time at the Second Debut Art Fair on October 1st. This is a wonderful event with 10% of the proceeds going to The Good Will Easter Seals Organization.
Here’s the link: http://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/site/Calendar/236422203?view=Detail&id=117283
I am also working on a collection of initial necklaces for the art fair.
And of course I will have a wonderful collection of Nostalgic Summers Re-purposed Vintage pieces.
If you are in the Minneapolis area on October 1st I hope you will come, support local artists and The Goodwill Easter Seals Organization.