Friday, September 16, 2022

Bedroom Eyes, The Ironing Lady, The Blue Girl And Wyatt Earp's Beau

 September 16, 2022

   One of the upshots of our meeting yesterday down at Cattletrack is we could use quite a few more photographs in the Cascading Collage (each panel is 44" X 33" and there are five panels). Going to be a big sucker. So, I rooted around in my studio stash this morning and found these little gems.

Bedroom Eyes

The Blue Girl

Starlette Jeffreys Lewis

(Bat Masterson claimed the popular actress Jeffreys Lewis was a dead ringer for Wyatt Earp's beau Sadie Marcus)

A Beautiful Vignette


The Ironing Lady

When I was growing up there was a woman in our neighborhood who was known as "The Ironing Lady." She would iron clothes by the piece (maybe a quarter a piece?) and my mother would drop off washed clothes for her to iron. As far as I know the job is gone from the modern landscape, but it apparently had quite a run. This photo, above, is from the 1850s. 

Yakima Belle

   Not bad for one morning scrounging around in my studio, eh? There's actually more, but that is a taste of what is to come cascading before your eyes come November.

   Also, got some silhouette concepts going.

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:

"Boss of The Plains"

   I wish I had the ability to combine and convey what all of this visual ambition means to me, but alas, I am lacking in some very specific talents.

"A confessional passage has probably never been written that didn't stink a little bit of the writer's pride in having given up his pride."

—J.D. Salinger

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:21 PM

    Love those vintage photographs


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