Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Phyllis...Mixed Media Art...

This very somber lady is actually a relative on my husbands side...she came to us in a box with many photos of family members...We don't know who she is or any information on her so I thought I'd feature her in some mixed Media art. I picked up this name pin years ago at a sale and decided to "Marry " the two. I love these old photo tin types just as they are but this one I embellished with some rose fabric, lace, button and pin... It's the least we can do for forgetting her name!!!! I think I'll just call her Phyllis ...Maybe that really is her name! wouldn't that be amazing!..... Hugs sweet friends, xoxo~Kathy.


  1. Hi Kathy
    Oh how wonderful .
    I wonder what fabulous sites Phyllis has seen over the years.
    She reminds me of an old childrens book.
    Hitty's First Hundred Years.
    I love what you have done for her.
    I am sure she would be most gracious and tell you how truly her heart has been touched by your kind attention to her .
    Blessings to you and Phyllis :)
    Have a wonderful week.
    Happy Trails

  2. What a clever idea ... she would be proud, I am sure. TTFN ~Marydon

  3. Hello Kathy,
    I can't believe this my first visit to your blog. It is just lovely. Those vintage photos just tend to make you ponder the years gone by, you did a wonderful job with your project.
    I will back to visit.

  4. Kathy,

    I am so glad you came to visit me, because now I am here at your beautiful, creative blog. I have read the last couple of posts, but rather than comment on each one, I will do so here...

    Phyllis, yes. Perfect name. Why do you never see someone just grinning away in an old photo?? Were they instructed to look serious?? LOL!! And I am happy to get a glimpse of your art. I am curious hoe you made the writing and with what. It is outstanding.

    Further down, your birdhouse. Be still my heart. I have to order those seeds from Burpee. The flowers would look wonderful around my mailbox (hey, my lake house is in Michigan also; we are neighbors!!). I love your porch. Sometimes you see a picture of what someone has and you want to rip up what you have and start over!! Your front porch IS ME!!

    Further down I enjoyed the close~up of all the beautiful pieces you have in your living room. Yes, close~ups are so nice. The little white birds really caught my attention. Someday I would love to see the whole room!!

    When my children were younger, I didn't do much "thrifting". My home was decorated and other than rearranging, I didn't add too much. No room~no time! So while some have treasures collected over many years, I am just starting. And I still have time constraints. I am hoping that you ladies can help me out at the lake house where I have plenty of room and of course you know that in Michigan, you can take a wrong turn and end up at a garage sale with the most beautiful treasures~like that shabby chandelier!!

    I am so sorry this is so long, Kathy. I think I am going to enjoy visiting your blog!!

    Enjoy the rest of your week! :-)


  5. Hey Kathy,
    Thanks for visiting me and becoming a follower. I am one of yours too. Look forward to getting to know you.


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.