I've come to reconsider where I stand on the whole copyright issue, in regards to work that appears on my blog. If you happen to see art that I've created on this blog and it inspires you, by all means go ahead and appropriate it. If you want to modify it, scraplift it, use only parts of it or copy it outright, you have my permission to do so here. If you want to give me credit, fine. If you don't, that's okay too. I've been inspired by countless other people in all walks of life and I believe that generosity of spirit is much greater than any personal pride or glory I could achieve from claiming to be the first or the best to do anything. The sole exception to this would be photos of my family, to protect their privacy.
The vintage images that appear in this blog are digitally altered and colored by scrapologie. Feel free to use them for your personal use, however you like!
Here are some more Gypsy images for you - and I think I'll start posting Mother's Day images tomorrow in case you are working on a project for Mom. Have a wonderful weekend - I am off to do some creative playing!
Just a quick post this evening --- the rest of the week is crazy work-wise and I am on the road during the days for the next two days so I am going to try to make it an early evening.
But here are some gypsy images for you... I still have plenty more to post, and hope you can use them!
Incidentally, if you love gypsy style, you may want to check out Magnolia Pearl and designer and proprietress Robin Pearl Brown's blog. The graphics on her site alone are worth looking at! I first came across Robin in a magazine and when her home was featured in a decor feature. I was amazed at the gorgeous layering of color and texture - she has a way of combining things that look lush and luxurious and livable, but never cluttered. I then happened across this book at the library:
It's full of luscious eye candy. The European cut velvets are utterly gorgeous. She uses them to upholster furniture or as sumptuous table coverings. You get a sense of having stepped back in time, and yet her decor retains a modern sensibility. You can also check out her book on Amazon.com: A Bit of Velvet and a Dash of Lace. Better go catch some zzz's - see you tomorrow!
Jenni's project kit this month included a Top Ten Board Kit from Seven Gypsies and I loved using the book to make Gypsy themed book of my own. For more reasons than one. I am a bit of a history buff and having read in the past about how the Gypsy "Roma" peoples have long had a history of persecution and misunderstanding, it's something I have always wanted to do - to celebrate Gypsy culture. My book celebrates the penchant Gypsies have for finding treasure old and new and creating art. It celebrates the adventurous Gypsy spirit. I will probably add some handwritten quotes or journaling as well - haven't had a chance to do that yet.
I had been wanting to do a project like this with some of my vintage gypsy images and I combined some older patterned papers I had on hand as well. I also used Seven Gypsies' "Gypsy" themed stickers from their 97% Complete line of stickers, plus some other new Seven Gypsies products - index tags and Journal Papers. The Gypsy stickers were something that I received in a package of product from attending the Seven Gypsies Gypsy Caravan event last November in Manhattan Beach, CA. but I think their intent was to introduce it at CHA Winter so the stickers should be out by now. The stickers celebrate the Gypsy junking spirit. I will post more Gypsy images, including the ones I used in the board book, trhoughout this week, in case you want to utilize them too! Here are the project photos:
Gotta love gypsies. Can't wait to see the gypsy fortuneteller inside the crystal ball in the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney. I recall many gypsy halloween costumes pieced together by my mom with old fringey scarves, bangles and spangles and wide belts. Those were the days when halloween costumes were about resourcefulness and creativity, instead of running to Target as I do! Hope you encounter a resourceful gypsy or two this halloween. Trick or treat is tonight here for us - have a safe and happy halloween!
"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have seen in one autumnal face..." (John Donne)
Doesn't she just have so much mystique behind her eyes? Her expression is wistful and yet so soulful! She's truly an autumnal face, even though she is portrayed in pastels. Just had to share her with you (click on the photo to enlarge, right click to save and print) to create your own project with her lovely visage. Enjoy!
And if you missed yesterday's post -- don't forget to leave a comment - there will be a drawing for halloween goodies at the end of the week!