Friday, May 16, 2008

Vintage Images To Share...

Over the years, I've used a lot of Vintage Images that other collage and mixed media artists have shared for use in my artwork before I was able to begin finding some cabinet cards, old photographs, and greeting cards of my own to use. So I thought that it would be nice to share some of my finds with all of you who visit here.

I grabbed a photo box from the studio yesterday and I will be scanning and cropping them as I work to create myself an electronic version for my own artwork, please feel free to enjoy them as well.

Each photograph is "click-able" so that you can download them to your computer. I hesitated to resize them as I know that often I prefer to resize my own image depending upon what it is that I am creating whether it is a large collage or an ATC or even an art inchie. {For those who may be new to those terms, an ATC is an Artist Trading Card. It's 2.5" x 3.5 inch piece of art that is available for trading with others. If you "Google" Artist Trading Cards, you'll find a lot on information on them available online as well as places and people to trade them with. From my experience, almost everyone I've ever contacted regarding an ATC trade has been willing to create and trade at least one with me. {Thank You to those who have! I'm beginning to get quite a collection of hand-created art} Art Inchies are 1" x 1" pieces of art. The mediums used to create all these things vary by the artists creating them, whether it be paints, pen and ink, fabric, paper, and fibers or any combination of the above plus some.

If you do not have a program available on your computer that allows you to resize images, one good way of resizing them is to import them into MS Word. Once the image is in the document, if you click on it, guidelines will appear that will allow you to make an image larger or smaller. From my experience, it is easy to make an image smaller than it is to make an image larger without the image becoming distorted unless the image was scanned at 300 dpi resolution and I personally have no idea of what or where mine is set at. Anyways, Enjoy!!!





5 comments:

DymphieM said...

What wonderful photos Cathy. Thanks for your generosity. I'm saving these in a Cathy-folder on my HD.

Lisa Renéa said...

AT the RISK of appearing stalkerish with all my posts this evening=LOL! I wanted to thank you for your open heart and generosity here on your blog. I've been looking for a couple of new photos for my row houses and I believe these fit the bill! Thank you! I've enjoyed reading your blog just as I would a great mag, fun and inspiring! again, Thank You! Hope you and Don have a FAB weekend, get some rest!

Moniqui said...

Thank you! These are wonderful!
BTW I love your studio!
Monique

herminesplace said...

Thank you so much for all these gorgeous vintage images.

Cathy said...

You are so welcome, ladies. I cannot wait to use some of them myself!