Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mother Lode

I went with my sisters to a huge flea market last week in Rogers, Ohio. I had one goal and that was to find some old papers to do my gluebook pages with. Well, did I ever reach that goal!
For $10 I got a huge stack of these magazines from the 1870s. I couldn't believe it! I was so happy!

They are chockfull of the greatest black and white images.(not so white)

What's nice is that they are falling apart so I don't have to feel bad about tearing pictures out. Or so I thought. Sadly, I'm still struggling with that.
A few are even older.

Check out this Kate Greenaway drawing. I've loved her artwork for a long time!

I got downright giddy when I saw this in the pile!

I know, right?
Yep, giddy!

Then I found this old children's book. It also has wonderful pictures and text in it.

Lastly, I found this adorable old photo album.

There were only a couple photos in it but the frames are nice.

Look at this little boy.
 That's the same face I would make if you did that to my hair!

Nice bunch of stuff for less than $20, wouldn't you say?

I'm working on my gluebook pages for the swap but being so serious about it that I only have three done. I need to get less serious and just create. I'm just so worried since they are going to other people so I find it much harder to do.

I also signed up for Hope Wallace Karney's To The Letter workshop since I hate my handwriting.
Here is my practice page.
I love Hope's style! I want to do a journal but am so uncomfortable with my writing that I don't even try. That's why I signed up for the course.

I hope you are having a great creative week!


  1. YEA! So glad for you hon. Now, can I come with you next time? I so look forward to seeing what you create. Copy the best pages and save to use again.

  2. Dear Susan
    wonderful collection - wow - i wd b over the moon to find anything like that here!!!
    i agree with linda - scan those beautiful pages please, so you will always have yr original to hand down to future generations!!

    ive done one of Hopes classes & enjoyed it - love jounalling too.
    but... at the mo can't use my hands so im planning future collages etc!
    thankyou so much for visiting me.

  3. Wow you had a great day with those finds!! I have the same problem about tearing out pages and useing them. Sometimes I will just make a copy and use that cause ya never know, I might want to use it again! (that's what I tell myself anyway!)

  4. Great finds!
    I love your comments under each picture!

  5. Oh, lucky you. I know you'll get a lot out of that course with Hope! I can't wait to see. You indeed hit the MOTHERLODE! Wow, those pages will keep you supplied for a long time. I know how hard it is to use the originals, and I feel the same way you do when the books/magazines are falling apart already it is somewhat easier. What helps me is to scan them so I always feel I have the page to re-use. It does help somewhat!