~SWEET ROSY CHEEKS~
Don't you just love the knee-jerk reaction you get when the heavens open up, God smiles down on you and you unearth something you've been searching to for the longest time?
Months ago when I decided to include a line of paper goods on my website I began searching for several very rare images painted by the renowned artist, Miss Frances Brundage. I love this vintage painter's work and, like many of you, I've been a huge fan of the beautiful things she created long ago with her gifted hands.
Anyway...I was hoping to find the elusive prints so I could use them in the making of sweet Greeting Cards, Hang Tags and Note Cards.
Search as I may I just could not find the exact ones I was looking for.
~ALL WRAPPED UP~
Well, about three weeks ago I found ONE of the prints and I nearly fainted from excitement. The title of the artwork is called "Rosy Cheeks" and it was used in a charming 1905 Calender. When I purchased it I had no idea (it helps to read the description) that is was a LARGE 11" x 14" image! What?
It was just perfect for scanning and reducing down in size.
Even though I had to spend more ca$h on it than I had planned, in the end I'm hoping to get my money back over and over again.
With lots of help from Paint Shop ProX/10 (wow...I'm thinking about trying #13) the sweet little Cards and Hang Tag you see above were born! The Note Cards are now off to the printer and they should be back in time to include them in my soon-to-be reopened website.
Thank you Frances! Your work continues to inspire me. Thank you God for caring about even the little prayers we pray...