Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This week, I get a two-fer. My favorite thing happens to also be vintage. How cool is that? So I'll be linking this blog to both Favorite Things Friday (or Favourite in Down Under-ese) and Vintage Thingie Thursday.
The picture of the oxen pulling the covered wagon was passed on to us after her death in 1982. The flowers and butterfly came to me only two to three years ago.
These pictures were made sometime in the 1950's. My grandfather, her son, said that she and several of her friends learned to do this together. I don't know how they learned or who taught them. I have no idea how they are made. I did a search on Google, but as it turned out copper is used in a lot of art forms and since I don't know the name of the technique, I found all sorts of different types of artwork but none that looked precisely like this. If anyone knows anything about it, I'd love to hear from you.