Mar 28, 2011

I feel a bit like a proud parent.  Look what Mary of "Creations by Minda" has made, using some of my tag designs from DigitalAntiques.

Here's her sweet Vintage Easter Rabbit Garland.
Not only does she have great taste in graphics,  I love her choice of ribbon, too.
Visit her shop for all kinds of beautifully made Holiday Paper goods.

Happy Spring, from the Dog and me.

Mar 14, 2011

New Folk Art Work Tonight

I will have some new Folk Art pieces on TDIPT Mercantile tonight.  

The site updates between 9 - 10 PM Eastern Time.  When you visit, don't forget to enter the Birthday Drawing, if you haven't done so yet.  And treat yourself to a tour of some of the best Folk and Primitive Art available - great inspiration.

Thanks from the Dog and me!

Mar 9, 2011

Some Vintage Inspiration for You


Here on the farm, we’re in that period that comes along every year, when it’s not quite Spring, and not quite Winter.  To me, it’s the doldrums, creatively speaking.  I have a hard time settling down to work, and no jolts of inspiration.  I know  it will pass, and sometimes I can help it along by browsing through old images, looking for ideas.  Here are some I found, and thought you might like for your own art.

springtimeFrom a 19th century children’s book.  What wonderful lettering!

4adventurersTitle page from another early children’s book.  This could make a wonderful background for altered art.

horse_cover   The composition and type faces on this one make my heart skip.


This is just the outfit I wear when gardening here on the farm.


A page from an old book of Nursery Rhymes – part of “Old Mother Hubbard”.

If you’d like to use any of these,in your artwork, please help yourself.

Click on the image to enlarge, then right click and save to your computer.

I have managed to add some new digital image sets to my Digital Antiques shops at Etsy and Artfire.  Here’s what’s new:

Owls_web Vintage Owls



Vintage Bicycle Post Cards

That’s not all, but I’ll share the others in the next post.  Have a happy week, from the Dog and me.

Mar 1, 2011

Some Odds and Ends

First, let me direct your attention to a great giveaway! 
 TDIPT Mercantile is celebrating a Birthday!
To celebrate, the Artists of TDIPT are offering you the chance to win one of 
10 wonderful, handmade gifts.

Get all the details on the TDIPT Blog, and enter for your chance at a gift.

New on Digital Antiques

Vintage Easter Postcards 

Great for tags, cards, decor, whatever you'd like. 
Available on Etsy or Artfire.

Vintage Easter Photo Fantasy

These are just fun, created from antique children's photos, and great old Easter Postcard art.  Four images and 8 eggs, ready for your Easter craft projects.

Available on Etsy 

There is actually some green grass poking it's way up in our pasture right now.  I'm sure we'll have another blast of cold weather before we're done, but the Dog and I are enjoying it while it lasts.  I hope there's some good weather at your house.