1940's Retro Mixed Media Collage

The newest addition to my Etsy internet store is a retro style painting/collage of a 1940's high school girl. "They said she was too young to be in love," reads the caption in old fashioned typewriter lettering which was stamped by hand. The background was painted in acrylic paints. Print papers, hand stamped and hand drawn charms add to the layered effect, as does the gold dimensional paint. This painting is available as a print. Just click on the links on the upper right of this page to get to the sales site.

I'll let you in on a little secret: the young woman is my mother at age 18.


  1. I was going to say - that baat looks just like your baat. But if you looked like this in the 1940s that would mean that you had powers of restorative ability somewhat like Wolverine's, or something.

    Erm, do you?

  2. I love this! But I did get kind of a shock when the page downloaded. I thought Grandmummy was me for a second.

  3. I'm so glad you told me about your blog. Love your work!


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