Tuesday, August 14, 2012

America's Sweetheart Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford was a silent film actress who was so popular she was called "America's Sweetheart".
She married Douglas Fairbanks.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Look what I found!

I was rummaging around in my basement and found my spy-girls.  I had them when I was a girl.
They are all Francie dolls.  I used to pretend they were spies, working for different embassies.
One of them is a reproduction.  I sold the original in the 90s for $700.  I've added things to the case over the years.  They bring back so many good memories.  They had wonderful adventures chasing
foreign spies and even vampires and space aliens.
I used to have about a dozen of these size dolls.  I had Twiggy and Malibu Francie as well.  I used to buy them at yard sales and thrift stores in the 70s.

The pink dress is a Hong Kong copy of Barbie's black torch singer's gown of the early 60s.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chinese paint by number

This is the first paint by number I did that was from China.  I now have quite a few.  Chinese paint by number kits are so much nicer and sophisticated than kits from anywhere else.  There is no mixing, and they supply several brushes in different sizes and there is plenty of paint.  I bought this one from eBay.
It took three days to finish.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Peculiar Paintings

Everyone has their own tastes when it comes to paintings.  Personally, I shop in antique malls, Ebay, thrift stores, etc for wall decor.  But sometimes things are found, free of charge.  I found this fired brass and glass enamel, fully and professionally framed, by a dumpster behind the ASU art museum.  I fell in love with it!
It's name is "Progression Of Logic" made in the 1970s by an artist I do not recall.  The back can no longer be read.  I have renamed it "Progression of a Rumor".  It is a series of fired copper straps with glass fired lips and a color strap going from lip to lip.  This has been a favorite of mine since around 1982 (when I found it).