Monday, July 10, 2006


Isn't she beautiful? According to the back, she is Florence Birnbaum Parker and is about 22 years old in this photo. I found her at a little antique store today. I love to go through the old cabinet cards there. I alter them and give them new stories, since their original history has been lost.

The look on her face spoke to me, so for a mere $2., she is my new friend. What is it about her face that makes me want to know her? I bought several other cabinet cards today, but this one is special. And I love the long, slender format. It fits the graceful way she holds herself. By the way, that is not a halo above her (or is it?). It's the reflection from the bump left from the glue used all those years ago.

I've scanned and printed her image on a transparency. I'm going to try to give her some color with acrylic paint. I've been wanting to try that technique for a while now.

I'm going to make some art with Flo. I'll post it when I get it done.


Melissa said...

I didn't notice the "halo" until you mentioned it. It completely changed the way I then looked at her. How beautiful.

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