Sunday, July 25, 2010

Funky Cardinal and Free Vintage photo

hi everyone. Meet my latest critter done on a vintage book page. I thought since I've done so many girls, may as well draw a  cardinal. Yes I know he looks funny, but he is supposed to be a cardinal, lol!

Today I went to the Antique market  and picked up some nice vintage photos, as well as a couple of old childrens books. Here is one of the photos I purchased, that I would like to share with you.
 If you make anything with it, I'd love to see. I've been collecting things like this for a while now, but can't bring myself to use the originals in my art, even though that was the idea

Click on the image to bring up the larger size, then save it to your computer.  I will be adding more freebies in future posts. 
Can you imagine what it would have been like to be dressed like this in the summer heat? I'm pretty sure the women weren't allowed to shorts, lol!

15 comments:

Sue said...

Oh, I love your Bandit Cardinal! He has personality LOL

Great pic. It is interesting to see the different expressions on their faces (the lad on the left looks like he is sitting on a wedgie LOL)

Hugs

NatashaMay said...

Cardinal looks so adorable! :)

Micki said...

I love your Cardinal, it has just the perfect amount of cute ;)

Micki x

Fair Rosamund said...

LOVE your little cardinal, he is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing the vintage image, it is lovely! I will have to share it with my mom, she is into doing collages :) ~Lauren

Lee said...

Cardinal a la punk? He is too cute!

Love that photo can I use it as a reference for painting instead? I am loving those hats :D

slommler said...

Love that cardinal!! He is awesome! And thanks for the vintage photo freebie. Very cool!
Hugs
SueAnn

Faerie Moon Creations said...

LOVE that cardinal! He's got a lot of character. :) Thanks for sharing the free vintage photo - it's beautiful! Theresa

Sandy Michelle said...

Eeek your cardinal is too cute! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous cabinet card image! P.S Isn't the slightly cooler weather great!?

Sandy xox

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Aww what a sweet cardinal! I love cardinals in any way, shape or form.

Wow that is a cool thing to collect. When I went in the antique stores a while back the 1 I liked best had single photos mixed in with the items, just displayed here and there. Really felt like a museum.

jasperandblue said...

I love the cardinal, but the whole picture is charming,The tree and print behind, very nice

Gallery Juana said...

Great find of vintage books and your art work on the book pages is beautiful.

Marlene said...

Pink your cardinal is adorable!

readingsully2 said...

Love your little cardinal, Pink. He is very unique and full of personality. I have some old photos too. It is so nice of you to share. I have often wondered about how people survived before AC with the clothes they wore...things must have been pretty stinky back then...LOL

Purple Pony Art said...

He's a cutie cardinal!

Heather said...

Oh yes, I love the cardinal. we have a family of cardinals on my property. they are lovely birds and this was is too cool!
love it. Cool pictures, i enjoy flea markets, too!
xo
Heather