I like old photos in old frames.
I also like making photo collages as a mat or background for old black and white or sepia photos, and making up stories about them.
Old pictures have a considered attitude that doesn't really exist anymore. I mean the poses are different. And the facial expressions as well. I can't decide if they are more, or less, self conscious. They do seem more sober, knowing, and innocent all at the same time.
I've made up a story in this one by combining a telegram, a couple of letters, and a woman sitting on the porch steps in what I'm going to imagine are traveling clothes. The telegram is signed by "Ellie". She's from New York. It all suggests a beau. She doesn't necessarily look happy. You are free to make up the rest of the story.
You wouldn't be able to tell any of that from a modern photo. My camera even has a setting on it that won't take the picture unless the subject is smiling. My grandkids can't keep a natural face if they see a camera pointed their way.
This old frame has a fleur de lis and other interesting details that I like. The new Cavallini calendars made me want to use an old page from a ledger as a base for a new design. I wish it had been French!
I thought the image might also look good as a greeting card, so I reduced it and made a handful of those too.
After a busy summer I can feel myself ready to settle down to a few cut and paste projects. I haven't done any of them for awhile. All my bits and pieces are calling to me. And I wouldn't want to disappoint anyone. . . .
I hope your weekend is wonderful!
Ciao! for now!