Friday, August 6, 2010

FLEA MARKET FRIDAY

Kecia from Lemoncholy's Flight of Fancy has started "Flea Market Friday", where people blog about their fabulous finds in flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores.
Here is my contribution for this week:
These are some extra large 19th century portraits of a family. I left a pair of scissors in the picture to demonstrate the size of these beautiful photos. (They are 16"x20").. They are retouched with delicate paint and colored pencils. (When I was very young my father, who had a photography studio, used to do the same thing on photos he took of his customers, and he tried to teach me the technique as well. By the time I sort of mastered it it was no longer in use).

4 comments:

kecia said...

hey there! glad you are playing - i love the cabinet cards you found. i was looking through another one of your post and found some beautiful lace and buttons you got - vintage stuff is just so beautiful isn't it?

you should go back and add your link to the flea market friday post so that viewers will come directly to your blog!

thanks for playing and love the stenciled suitcases you did!

kecia

Orly said...

Oh such hugh treasures. I mean HUGE...just kidding. It is also a treasure, the old technique you learned from Abba..These gently painted photos are taking me places too.
XOXOrly

Tanya Bermudez said...

This inspires me to get out more to the garage sales & flea markets over the weekends. I'm definitely slacking & losing inspirational tools in the process. Thanks for sharing! :)

-Tanya

www.ReallyTanya.blogspot.com

oneartistjournal said...

Dorit, what are you up to mysterious one...Hope you have a fantastic, creative and prolific year...
I wonder if you are around or if we soon will get to see some amazing images from the land of milk and honey....
XOXOrly