Acrylic Painting Faces, Daughter Growing Up, Photo Editing Fun

I will dive right in.  My girl has grown up!  Oh how I remember the sweet homeschool days and how my princess helped with the children younger than herself.

michaela FIAR homeschool

Fast forward to our recent beach trip.

michaela and mom 2016

My sweet girl is still my princess, but she has grown up! She is ever fun-loving, ever fun, and I love her so much! She is my heart. I cannot even put into words the emotions that have been involved in getting us from her wonderful birth to where we are today. We have walked some rough places together, but here we are! How did I get such a firecracker of a girl! Oh yes. I am her mom.

Now, not much to say about the following photos individually. I just wanted to share with you some of the most recent awesome vintage hats I’ve acquired for the shop!

red vintage Henry Pollak

The red hat is a vintage Henry Pollack of New York (Glenover vintage hat).

Vintage golf hat

How about a vintage Crosby golf hat!

And it’s fake, the best way to have it, but how about a coon skin cap?

coon skin cap

And be still my heart! This next hat was gorgeous! I knew it would not last long. And it didn’t!

lovely pink hat

In other news, I often scan photos before I sell them. My first thought is that I might put information on line and connect families to their ancestors. However, as is the case with this photo, sometimes there is no real information to record. Just faces. Are they not sweet? This photo sold to a local doll artist. “For inspiration,” she cheerfully told me. I know the photo is in good hands.

vintage children

If you are bored to tears at this point you may click away, but I wanted to show you a recent painting if you are up for it.  It is so cool, to me, to look back at versions of paintings.  I think a canvas will sort of unfold as it should once you get the basic thought on there.  Or even just the color of paint that is talking to you!  I started with a girl’s face.

caged early

Looking back, maybe there is more life in the rougher draft than the final cut! I don’t know. There is indeed life in her face, but not enough, in my opinion. And her eyes looks a little off. I kept painting. Finally, either I just had enough or she declared herself done, and I found a really cool frame to put her in.

I call her CAGED, because there is something very sad and oppressed about her.

Do names for her come to mind? Do you see a different person in the first photo than in the second one? 
caged finished

That’s all for now! Thank you for bearing with me! Thanks for visiting!
Enjoy this day!
Lynn

Awesome Hats

So I promised a photo of the way cool hat. In addition, here is a very cute wizard hat that went into the shop today.

And…

The outfit.

Lynn

A Way Cool Hat

One of the things I love most about the shop and selling vintage clothes and hats is meeting the customers. Yesterday I met a very fun person, someone whose boyfriend is a musician, and we hit it off immediately in our feelings about how clothes add to a gig or performance. The dressing up can totally affect how you feel about playing. Anyway, it was while she was in the shop and we were talking clothes that I made the decision to go ahead and pull this hat from the shelf to keep for myself. It is just amazing the way it fits and sits. Yep, I said that. I will wear it out when the weather gets cooler.

This hat is just talking to me right now. And I gotta listen. 😉

Enjoy this day!

Lynn