Friday, March 12, 2010

~SWEET ROSY CHEEKS and a Little Answer to Prayer~


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.


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...



Deanna said...

Dear Rebecca,
So sweet!
Absolutely delightful.
God Bless and May you have a great week-end,

VM Creation Atelier said...

My dear Rebecca!-)*

You choice is SO good and SO lovely sweet!

You work is gorgeous,I love it,I love it,I love it!!!

Have a calm,relax weekend,and I hope that you can enjoying of them!-)***

Many love and blessings,


Anonymous said...

I never heard of her until you introduced me to her a while ago....I am in love with her beautiful delicate & feminine artwork!!
Thank you for the introduction.....
Can't wait to see your items!!

stefanie said...

she is just gorgeous!!!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

OMG Rebecca!! These are GORGEOUS!! You have got to save me a set of these...I want one!! She is absolutely beautiful :)

Lynn B said...

Om gosh Rebecca, I can't keep up with you this week, all this wonderful eye candy!
These are really pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi, most beautiful one! I just adore the artwork you use in your crafts. I'm so proud you found this little Rosy Cheek gal! Darling!
Thank you so much, Rebecca, for your sweet words!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

And your work continues to inspire all of us, Rebecca! Everything you do and say is lovely.

Will miss you this week. Claudie is coming to visit so I am going to be MIA for a bit. Wanted to drop by and wish you a happy weekend and week to follow!


Sheila :-)

Carol said...

Absolutely Precious, Pink & ever so Pretty. I will definitely be watching this item on your soon to be open Website.

Thank you for all the beautiful things you create which brings joy to so many, including me.

Blessings from The Woodlands TX

Mari said...


Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. And a BIG thank you for entering me in your drawing!That was so sweet of you.

These cards are adorable and I'm sure you will definitely get your money's worth on these. They're VERY cute!
Patricia :o)

Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! ♥

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca,
Sweet Rosy Cheeks is the cutest and sweetest thing ever.
I'm glad you found the image you were looking for. Your work is going to be lovely.


Barb said...

Rebecca, she is TOTALLY lovely!!

My prayer partner told me once...many years ago...that God is interested in everything we are interested in. I truly believe that!

Barb ♥

Cottage Rose said...

OH Rebecca she is so sweet,,, a perfect name for her too... and what gorgeous card and tags you made with her... beautiful............. isn't it amazing how the Lord works.... I am so amazed each time.....
have a wonderful weekend.


Ginger said...

You just keep out doing yourself. Your cards are just beautiful. Can't wait for you to open your web page.
What a sweet image you are showing us.

Saw your post, John A Brown is gone isn't it? I know what you mean about the credit card, when I first got married I got a Newmans card...... need I say more!!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Bunny said...

Amazing work, I can't wait to see them finished I am sure you will do well with those sweet cards.

Melly said...

Hi Rebecca, she is just gorgeous and I'm sure she was worth the wait. Isn't our Father just so amazing that He cares about ALL things :)
Have a beautifully blessed weekend!

Dorothy said...

Rebecca, this must be the face of a little angel in Heaven.

I am happy that you received this desire of your heart. May your joy be multiplied to many others.

starrynightimpressions said...

Ohhh I just found your blog through another blog and I am so happy I did. I am now one of your many followers :) I am loving your artwork!

Unknown said...

I'm on the floor near FAINT!!! This I must have, it is absolutely BREATHTAKING!!!, Rebecca! Would you PUL-EEZ open that website soon, I can't take the suspense!! Chuckle!

I am going to take a picture of a gorgeous print that I think you could do something with, I am going to have it framed, if I ever get to the framer. Will send it soon ... I fell in love with it, you may, too.

Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs of love, Marydon

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How sweet are these cards going to be. Love this artist as well.
Sorry Harry Cheeks scared you on my post...he is a little strange isn't he..
Hope your enjoying the weekend

Colleen's Blog Long Island NY said...

They are very sweet. Are they not copyrighted?

Rita said...

Would I ever love to be able to paint like that! Wow! Such beautiful work. I am so glad that you were able to find it! Congrats on your new line.

Victorian1885 said...

lovely..can't wait to see the updated site..seems like forever.


Terri Smith said...

Oh Rebecca..a true face of an angel! I know precisely what you mean when Heaven suddenly smiles on us. When it happens to me, I feel just like you described!

Your gift from above is absolutely breathtaking! I love how you openly thanked God for His attention to detail in answering your prayer. You made my morning!

Oh, I grabbed your button and posted it on my sidebar at Dimples & Dragonflies. I need to do a post to comment on your upcoming giveaway for another chance to win the beautiful gift you're offering. Now it's my time to thank God openly for having found you and your wonderful site. Thank you God for leading and directing my every step. Thank you for first sending Marydon..then her sweet friend Rebecca.

Blessings, Joy and Saturday Sunshine to you Sweet Rebecca, Terri

Rebecca Nelson said...

To Colleen: I sent you a separate post about copyrights, but I also wanted to post about it here.

Copyrights, if they were even in place, have long since expired on the works of Brundage and Clapsaddle making it possible to use them in altered art projects. Otherwise their work would languish un-used and run the risk of being forgotten.

That said...being an altered art artist can get you in trouble sometimes as not all copyrights are vintage prints, etc. are expired. A good example is the artwork of Tasha Tudor. All rights to her work are family owned.

Thank you for commenting!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Happy Dance, Happy Dance, Happy Dance!

The "little" things are always my favorite answers to prayer. God cares even about the minutia. I'm so happy for your "find"....


June said...

Rosey Cheeks is too precious! I love Brundage's artwork. So much talent.
Your cards are going to be a hit!
Love to you Rebecca! I just love to come over here and get my fill of beauty.

myletterstoemily said...

there will be a long line of us
waiting to buy some!

they are exquisite!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

The image is so pretty and so perfect. I am glad you found just what you were looking for.

Charlene said...

Can't wait to see the cards! Beuatiful! And I'm still so jealous you know that Paint Shop program. I'm gonna learn it darn it. Charlene

Sandra said...

What a precious picture. I love the detail and the femininity of it.

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