Saturday, September 30, 2017

Second Childhood

I've really been joying finding and using imagery from vintage children's books.  I got two copies recently of The Complete Flower Fairies, and have cut up most of both of them already.  (One of the copies had gotten lost in the mail, I got a refund from the seller, and a month later the book showed up.)

I found a very old and very funky copy of The Original Mother Goose at a city-wide yard sale not long ago, and have been cutting images out of that.

I have duplicate copies of several of the My Book House series that I'm also cutting up and using in collages.  And then there are the several old children's readers text books that I've been using imagery from for a few years.

Perhaps the reason I like these images so much is that they evoke a much simpler time, when life wasn't so complicated and harrowing.

I'm enjoying autumn ~ the air, the light, the shorter days, the clouds, the gorgeous sunsets.

Have a peaceful week.






10 comments:

jacki long said...

Your joy shows in you work, just beautiful Connie!

KAM said...

Your "discovering" old books to provide illustrations for the visual journey back to childhood gives so much delight to me. Every piece you show today, enlarge on my screen, took me back to days gone by. I remember reading books with those very illustrations. Thank you for my morning delight today.
Kristin

john said...

Definitely wonderful! :-)

Dortesjs said...

gorgeour work love your
mother Goose cuts all so very sweet

Laura said...

I love your work! Where do you find your mushroom imagery? Thanks.

Jan said...

I love your use of children's imagery and the nostalgia it evokes in me. A lovely post. xxj

Marybeth said...

Each one made me smile...they are happy and peaceful to look at. Must have given you joy while working on the layout.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Connie. Each time I manage to stop by, you are doing something so beautiful and amazing. LUV all your collages, and yes, that show a simpler time. Wishing you a creative and peaceful autumn!
best, nadia

Jeanne Aird said...

These collages, like so many of yours are beautiful. Your choice of images and use of space and color are wonderful! Those blue morning glories in the last one just glow! I grew up reading from a set of My Book House books and still have one I enjoy browsing through. I'm not sure I could cut it up.

QG said...

In the face of brutality, make more art. Yours is wonderful, inspiring and life-supporting!