Friday, June 5, 2009

Freebie Fridays

I'm taking a little step back from my artwork for a while to 'hang out' with my daughter. I still feel the need to stay somewhat connected to my blog and the
friends I've made, SO I'm going to start sharing some of my MANY vintage photos. I have made a few pieces of art with them but not a lot. It's one of those things where I just HATE to use the actual photos and I just haven't gotten around to printing out any of the pictures. I did play around with a few in photoshop but never created much with them. I have actually used 4 original cabinet cards in my artwork in the past and then
felt guilty by using the original. Go figure? I think it has to do with the fact that
they were someone's family. Anyway, I need to get over it and start sharing if I'm not going to jump in and do anything with them.
Please feel free to use them and then share your work with me. And if you do use them
I'd appreciate an acknowledgment in your blog.
Thanks and happy creating!


Terri Kahrs said...

A summer of "hanging out" sounds like a great idea!Good for you, Cathy! Enjoy your daughter while you can. Time passes much too quickly.

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely image. I adore vintage photos, and this is a great one. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Hayley Egan said...

Love love love vintage photos..

Cathy Mendola said...

Thanks Terri & Hayley!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Hi Cathy! I had a lot to catch up on with you! Sounds and looks like you had a lovely vacation. I don't know how you managed to get clothes dyed and necklaces made and a new background all on a packing day only to leave the next day! You are amazing and extremely organized I'm guessing. I am glad you are going to take time to enjoy your daughter. These are golden years - when you are able to connect and do things together on adult but still mom/daughter levels.

I am currently at my Dad's 1800 miles from home. He had surgery about 10 days ago. I've been here 2 weeks and have a few days to go before I get to go home for a break. He is 80 and his wife a little older and two weeks later I am about to go out of my mind despite how much I love them. I have never felt so trapped and under-stimulated and overstressed all at once. It is hard to describe to anyone. I will be home for about 2 weeks and have to come back for 2 more weeks but then I will get to stay home a good long while and dive into work and blogging on a more normal consistent basis. Well, sorry for all of the details but wanted you to know what was going on in case we "miss" each other this summer. We'll both get back on track eventually!


whymsicalmusings said...

Cathy Take every minute you can with your daughter and build those precious memories:)
All to soon they are gone and married and a new relationship begins, treasure the moments you have now and look forward to the ones in the future.

Never be sorry for following your heart!

I hope your summer is splendid. I will check in on you from time to time until the sweet and sweaty days of summer are over.

Gaby Bee said...

This image is really fabulous. Thanks for sharing!
Gaby xo

Cathy Mendola said...

Thanks Becky and Gaby!

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