The vintage photo is a copy of an original I have in my collection, but the paper photo corners are the real vintage thing, rescued from a neighbor's trash. The quote is a real one from a local man who grew up during the Great Depression. I attached a piece of string to the gold safety pin as a symbol of the ubiqutious string that would have been saved for when it might be needed. Background paper was created by rubber stamping a townhouse facade (A Stamp in the Hand) over a c. 1978 Kansas city Star classifieds, yellowed with age (a priceless find in an old suitcase). The word "hoarding" under the vintage photo was originally "boarding" before I appropriately altered it (divine serendipity!)
St. Hoardica is my favorite page. What do you do when your religion forbids coveting material things? You rationalize your obsession! The lovely picture was an anonymous saint found in a cheap picture frame. She now has a name and a story (fictional!) I am not Catholic and don't subscribe to praying to saints, but St. Hoardica is growing on me. Maybe because I invented her! heehee Her halo sports 3 sequin stars attached with dots of Diamond Glaze. Anywhere you see typewriter print in this book (or anywhere else in my art, for that matter!), it is done on a long suffering vintage typewriter I bought at a local shop. I own 3 typewriters now, but this one is my first and favorite. I'll share my typewriter collection and stories sometime.