Practicing Creativity

Retro look birthday card—archive peek

I thought you might enjoy a peek from my own archive. It shows a bit how my style has evolved. For years my work centered on collage (hence my enormous ephemera collection). It was collage that led me to card making. I still enjoy collage (I consider my card making just another form of it) but the size of my collages has shrunk a bit. Ah, by the way, do you know the French verb for "to glue" is coller? Use that logic and I am still definitely doing collages.


I made this card with original ephemera from the year 1959 for a guy friend who was born in—quick, can you guess?—yep, that's right...1959. I adore that red pick-up truck.  There's some imagery here particular to him, the guitar for example. I really liked this card. Even though I would probably do it differently today, it's still one of my favorites.

1 comment

  1. Coucou Shani! Elle est très jolie cette carte, je ne l'avais jamais vue!
    J'aime beaucoup toutes les images vintage des années 50, elles ont un charme particulier, peut être est-ce dû à la période après guerre, le bonheur d'en avoir fini, l'énergie de reconstruire le monde, se moderniser, faciliter les tâches du quotidien.... enfin, pour moi c'est une belle époque, seule hic: les femmes n'étaient pas vraiment libres.
    Bisous :)

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