Tuesday 7 October 2008

The change of season

This old Photo Album is owned by my sister and I hope to own it soon! A nice sisterly 'chinese burn' may do it!

A family album taken early 20th Century. There is a wealth of creativity to be had from the photos, lots and lots of possibilities for collage, mixed media etc. but I can't help but think it so sad that this lovely old album has been discarded. My sister has picked it up at a flea market and Oh dear, looking at the smiling faces within makes me think about fragility and transience of life! Anyway, push those thoughts aside and here are just a few pics:
They don't seem too short of a penny or two!
He looks like he's saying "take my picture again and I'll smack your face"! She is watching the seagulls!
Poor old dog perched on a wall, made to 'shake paw'!

Another time, another place......another world.
Possibly 'Millie' the maid....or had they stopped at a Cafe for a cuppa and made the waitress pose with the dog?Looks like Brighton Pier, at the height of an English summer!
Changing the subject, I'm going to bore you all rigid with more photos of the collage worked last Sunday! Do you know it really 'bugged' me that I had posted with really terrible pics. Could'nt wait to get home today and redo the photos.....so just smile and give me a nod and I'll shut up!

Thanks for putting up with me :-)
Oh and by the way, it looks like I'm not the only procrastinator, there were three procrastinating posts on the same day to my knowledge! I think it's alot to do with the changing season and that big event towards the end of December ;-)
Thanks for stopping by.x


Gigibird said...

I could get quite tearful thinking about the lost stories of the people in old photos.
What was the little dog called?
Isn’t it sad we don’t know

Unknown said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and I just adore it! Your work is simply beautiful, just love the use of old letters and other lovely things.. Thank you for inspiring me x

'fancypicnic' said...

What stories those folks could tell. Wonderful.

Thanks for your words yesterday - I think you really have a point...that certain day is definitely sitting there, in a corner of my poor old head....and we still have 11 or so weeks to go!

Jackie said...

That collage is absolutely lovely. Is it really a letter from 1833?
The photos are so touching.
Hope you are ok. I know its tricky time for you.

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Hi Viv,
Images of the past a memory discarded or treasured.
I'm so glad you now own the photo's, you will give them a new life.x

gunnelsvensson said...

Wonderful old photos, and I am sure you can give them "new" life :-)
And yes, about procastinating, I think I read at least three blogpost yesterday about it ;-) You aren´t alone !!

gunnelsvensson said...

oh, forgotten, your collage is wonderful !!

prettywithribbons said...

I love the tree on the right side - at first it looked like that entire side was cut out....very pretty work.

mimilove forever said...

OOO that photo album's gunna keep you busy missus...can't wait to see the results! x;0)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is my first visit to your blog and your header is amazing! I love, love, LOVE it! Off to check out the rest of your blog via a link on kootoyoo.

Anonymous said...

The photos are charming - I collect vintage photographs and find them so fascinating. Thanks for sharing. And gorgeous collage works as always

Pippa said...

What wonderful photographs. I especially love the one on the pier. Is it from Brighton pier? I would love to know. In fact, I'd love to have a copy of that in a frame - it's such a charming picture.
I know what you mean about needing good pictures, and these are great - an excellent collage.

Joanie Hoffman said...

What a find! And now all those faces have a new home.
Your work is lovely.
Happy days,

Karin said...

what a beautiful collage! and i'm so jealous of your photo album find :)

jasmoonbutterfly said...

wonderful blog x