Jun 15, 2010

New for June on TDIPT Mercantile

Hard to believe it’s the 15th of June already!  This means that I have new offerings on TDIPT Mercantile . This month my work is all about Halloween, with witches, bats, and a special display piece “Jackdaws”.


Jackdaws is another name for crows, especially in Europe.  This piece could be displayed year round.




Visit TDIPT Mercantile when you have a chance and see the wonderful work of all the member Artists.  Also, don’t miss the special group listings by TDIPT Members on eBay right now.  It’s the “Best in Show” launch. Click on the Banner below to take a look. 


Happy Tuesday from the Dog and Me!

Jun 6, 2010

The Great American Pastime


I wanted to make something that could be used for Father’s Day, and other “guy stuff” that comes up during the year.  When I came across these old time baseball cards and photos, I knew I was on the right track.


This is an old photo from the early 1900’s, obviously taken in a studio.  Some of the staged, studio photos of baseball players are really funny to look at now, though they were certainly cutting edge in their day.


And here’s my favorite! 


So I’ve made up a set of Old Time Baseball Images, and they’re now available in my Etsy shop, DigitalAntiques.  Download the set and make cards and tags for the men in your life.

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The Dog is reminding me it’s been too long since he’s had a chance to play ball, so you know what we’ll be up to next.  Have a great week!

Jun 4, 2010

Summer is Here


We can always tell that Summer is ready to begin when we get a call from the family who grows the hay we feed in the Winter. They call to let us know when they will be cutting and baling the hay, and we drive over and pick it up from the field.  This Spring has been difficult for hay growers here in Tennessee, because of the weather.  Hay needs to be cut before it grows too tall, or sets seed, and it needs to lay in the field and dry for a couple of days before it’s baled, and all this time needs to be dry.  Wet hay will mold and mildew, and is no good for horses.  We haven’t had two days without rain since the middle of April, so when the weather cooperated, everyone in east Tennessee was busy getting in the hay.  Although we are just pretend farmers, it does remind us of how everyone depends on nature.


Here is a free image for your artwork.  Summer, from a 19th Century Kate Greenaway Almanac.  Such a sweet image,  click on it to enlarge, and save it to your computer.

Lastly, there is a new set of free tags to download, Birds this time.  Click on the tab in the sidebar, snag them, and enjoy. 

Happy Summer, from the Dog and Me!