The new coffeehouse/art space is hosting this short and sweet show today. I'm stocking
the Cincinnati neighborhood bumper stickers, letterpress gift tags, greeting cards big and small (including some new ones). See you later.
|The girl illustrating a story in the Dec. 1873 issue|
of St. Nicholas magazine catches my eye.
She seems perfect for a book plate
So, the image is scanned, duplicated,
then, the copy* is cropped
and lightened. *I always leave the
original image intact in case I need
to go back to it later,
|She is removed from the background,|
and cleaned up a bit by erasing lines,
which will make a crisper image.
Then, she is flipped to face right
(because at this point, I decide to
make her into a card and want her
to face the side that opens).
|Next, she and the books are colorized|
using Photoshop, and more books are
added to the bottom right since she
is looking in that direction.
|The card looks a little bare, so a gradient|
background is added, and a thin border.
The background color is altered during
printing to add more variety.
|She is put into a card template I developed, then the information|
is added to the back of the card, and she's ready for printing!
|Piling up boxes in anticipation, along with a moving dolly|
lent by my studio neighbor, mosaic artist Joyce Kaufman.
The dolly proved indispensable for moving furniture.
|Chaos after the work tables were moved.|
|Work table top ready to be moved, |
along with everything around it,
so that the huge flat file could be tackled.
|The start of rolling up all the maps, prints, etc.|
from the flat file, which took 2.5 hours to empty.
|Two views of the new studio with just the work tables,|
and smaller shelves. They were moved first, so we could
pile stuff on them as the move progressed.
|Postmarked May 28, 1913.|
|At 31, future president James Garfield|
became a brigadier general in the
Union Army, then, a major general
of volunteers at age 33.
|Postmarked Wooster, OH, May 29, 1909. Publisher unknown.|
|Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Decoration Day series No. 107.|
|Published by Cincinnati's Gibson Art Co.|
|I'm flying high!|
|One of the many deer images I'm collecting.|
From Animate Creation: Vol. 2 (1885).
|The writing's on the front of the postcard,|
because it was published
when addresses only were allowed
on the back, a convention
that was about to change.
It's postmarked March 17, 1907
from Philadelphia, PA, and was sent
to Mrs. E. Lapp, Wyoming, DE.
|Postmarked March 16, 1908, but|
the city name has faded. It was sent to
Mr. Edward Bruner, Holton, IN.
|Postmarked Cincinnati, March 17, 1909,|
and sent to Miss Georgie Martin,
3308 Gilbert Ave., City.