Monday, March 24, 2014

New Members Of The Pacific Postcards Team - Series 48

Welcome to the Pacific Postcards Team Meet and Greet.  We have a great team that had start simply as an Etsy Team but has branched out into Artfire, G+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  We would love for you to join are team and help promote New Artistically designed or reproduced postcards, collecting vintage and antique postcards, creating digital art, and anything to do with ephemera and vintage imagery.

First I would like to introduce myself, Colleen (Captain) and Frances (Leader) of the team:

"First a brief little introduction: I grew up a Midwest farm girl from Wisconsin but through a series of moments of self discovery I have since moved to California and live the city life in Palm Springs.  I live in a beautiful contemporary home where my husband and I have designed a small but very beautiful Japanese Garden.

Unfortunately, though, the contemporary look does not blend with my passion for vintage and antique Victorian froufrou.  So I have created for myself a virtual world with my shops.  I welcome you to my attic filled with all the treasures found and creations made especially for you..." ~Colleen Cornelius
"I create mixed media, collage, folk art, religious icons, jewelry with a twist, paintings & digital art. Frida Kahlo has long been my muse and some of my art is inspired by her colorful life and paintings. I also enjoy dressing up in costume for any occasion but especially for Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos celebrations and of course as Frida.

Hunting for treasures at flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops is also a favorite past time and I often incorporate these objects into my art..." ~Frances Perea


Now for some of our Newest Members of the Pacific Postcards Team!
"I've always enjoyed a stop and search at garage sales, flea markets, and shows. Getting the opportunity to help 'clean out' households just makes it like Christmas everyday. You never know what lurks in the nooks and corners of most every home." ~Jean

 ""Step in" for a browse of quality vintage books, ephemera, stationery, collage /mixed media supplies, and office items.

My love of paper in its many forms dates back to childhood. A favorite 10th birthday gift was a box of office forms with carbons. With carbons! I could play restaurant, office, retailer...The riches, the riches! Alas, I was loathe to actually use my treasures.. I very stingily doled them out to my playmates, dreading the day when the last carbon would float, spent blue swan, into the wastebasket.

Now, I am mature and I share better. I hope you will be emboldened to use/frame/ read/re-purpose the items you purchase from PastPaperPresent." ~ Dawn C.

   "I'm Ashley. I do everything here from buying to taking photos to listing to shipping. I hope you enjoy everything my shop has to offer. :)

I started this because I realized I had to much cool stuff laying around under my bed/in storage. I hated not being able to have it out on display. I want to give this stuff a great home where it will be used/admired/out to see! " ~ Ashley Keeler

"As well as selling my original works and collage materials, I am a photographer, painter and collage maker. The urge to combine images (whether found on the street or taken with my cameras--digital, film, Diana or pinhole) with texts never stops. I am always in search in my travels to find items that carry their own inherent sense of nostalgia to use in my own work or share with others." ~ ArtPhotoGirl

"I started out making jewelry a bit by accident. I was selling my family estate coin collection on line and I had a shoe box full of Indian Head pennies. I didn't think that anyone would be interested in paying shipping and handling for one two or even five pennies. instead of selling them seperately I decided to make them into cufflinks. I listed them on my Etsy store, and started getting orders.

Since then I have veered into the gemstone bead jewelry that I love so much, like in the Sundance catalogs for example.. I love the jewelry but it's a bit pricey. So I started making jewelry that had that Sundance feel without the large price tag. That was late 2012, I have been making gemstone jewelry for about a year now and I'm thrilled that my daughter has just recently started making jewelry as well. I will be listing some of her lovely handmade pieces this week." ~ MBJ & MCM

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