Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Isabelle's Doll: History and Ghosts


Isabelle's Doll

 

Gretchen Hope Kreamer was born in 1895 to Orville and Hattie (Richardson) Kreamer. Her parents had come from the Midwest and her father, an optometrist, owned a jewelry and men's clothing store in Independence. Her maternal grandfather S.W.P. Richardson founded the first Christian Church in the community. Her sister Madeleine was born in 1900, the same year Orville had a new home built on Walnut Street. Gretchen graduated 1916 from Oregon Normal School (now WOU) and continued to earn an MA in Education. Both sisters were teachers and taught together at Leslie Middle School. Maddy taught math and Gretchen taught music.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Deviant Dolls

Dark Dream

A couple of years ago I started a profile on Deviant Art  for my scanner art I call 'Dark Scans'. (see Playing With Dolls Part 1) Today I added several more of my favourite images. I like listing my images there because they are a bit on the strange and 'deviant' side.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Art Life Lesson #7933201...




Pinterest, on the surface, seems like a great concept... a place to share everything you find that you like with everyone else. I started a profile there, but soon lost interest. My main concern is over 'intellectual property' aka rights of the artists. There is so much pinning and re-pinning of images that it is often the case that the name of the original artist is difficult or impossible to trace.