Vintage Art Re-imagined
Growing up in a house where the walls were full of family photos, bedrooms had both great aunt’s and grandmother’s hope chests and many, various family heirlooms lay on shelves, I was raised with a deep appreciation and love of family history. My father and his parents had collections of old books that I enjoyed reading and looking through. Antique and vintage illustrations and art were particularly fancy and frilly, and the hours spent enjoying them inspired an appreciation of art and a desire to be artistic.
The greatest joy that my digital art gives me is that I get to bring antique and vintage art back to life for artists to enjoy in their work. The second joy is the inspiration that these images give me in creating endless and unlimited new, beautiful images. As I lovingly restore old illustrations, vintage photos, and beautiful antique art, I’m filled with the ideas of possibilities of how these forgotten images can live again in creative new designs.
I first began using antique and vintage images from ephemera that had been handed down in my family, such as photos, letters, postcards, books, and other various bits and pieces of cherished paper memories. Then, I began discovering vintage ephemera in antique and thrift shops, bringing it home and incorporating either the actual ephemera I had purchased or printed copies into handmade cards, paper gifts, and tags. My favorite source for antique images is Victorian scrapbooks. They are filled with countless, little paper scraps and die cuts that are whimsical and pretty and are a real joy to use in art and craft projects.
When I got my first computer and scanner in the late 1980’s, my art and crafts took off in a wonderful new direction that allowed me to alter my work in more creative ways, and I’m still expanding on the possibilities of what I can create with the images I discover. Each image I work with in my photo editing software is like a slab of clay that I can mold into any form I wish. My artistic expression continues to unfold, and it is my wish to inspire other artists with the digital images and paper art I offer in my Etsy shop, as well as my digital clip art and craft ideas blogs.
Over the decades I’ve honed my skills as both a graphic and paper artist and shared my love for antique ephemera and art with other artists. I believe that sharing inspiration, ideas, and creative expression serves to make each artist better and her work richer.
Both .jpg and .png file formats at 300 dpi or higher are available for each listing unless otherwise described.
The digital images in my Etsy shop are restored illustrations from my personal collection of ephemera. They are created from what is considered public domain material in the United States. Because of differences in international copyright law, this listing is intended for users living in the United States for the intent of commercial production.
YOU MAY: use these royalty-free digital images both personally and commercially in an unlimited quantity. You may use these digital images for the creation and resale of products you make, in print or digitally
YOU MAY NOT: resell or redistribute the images in their original state, as is, as a single image, or as your own images either in print or digitally, individually or as a compilation.
Once you purchase a listing for a digital image, it serves as a license to use the purchased digital graphics for personal or royalty-free, commercial use in the creation of a final product.
If you have any questions regarding these terms, please don’t hesitate to ask before making your purchase. It is my desire to make your shopping experience as pleasant as possible.
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