"My Vintage Soul"
Actually, I am considering changing the name of the blog to this phrase. Unfortunately, it does not encapsulate what I do, but who I am. So, I will have to dwell on that idea for a while. If nothing else, I plan to do a series of work where I can be just as sentimental as I want.
Isn't nostalgia SO tempting? It really draws the viewer in - for me the big temptations are:
tin toys . . .
porcelain figures from the 30's and 40's . . .
any of my childhood toys . . .
vintage aprons . . .
classic Holly Hobbie Fabrics from the 70's . . .
vintage doll clothes . . .
June Carter Cash refers to these items as "klediments" - these gathered treasures help us reach back into our past and touch our history. They are the link to days gone by. Perhaps they are links to a dreamworld, as well. My past was not all sticky-sweet and idyllic, but it was a part of me that I will carry forward. These tiny scraps remind me of the little girl that still saw stars in the sky and believed that the sun would always rise.
What a naive way to go about life, I know, I know - - but to me, that is an example of the resilience of a child's spirit.
I hope you always look for the stars in the sky. I hope you always expect the sun to rise tomorrow.
"reality is surface."
Sher Fick, copyright.