Monday, February 4, 2013

Retro Home LOVE!

Isn't it funny how trends come and go?  I remember so clearly when Victorian homes - those lovely "Painted Ladies" - were all the rage about 20 years ago.  I recall thinking that this trend would NEVER go out of style, because really - we're never going to appreciate mid-century design, right?

Thankfully, WRONG!  :D  Mid-mod is back in fashion, and it has been for at least the last 5-8 years.  Deep down, I know that this trend will also subside, but I hope it stays with us for a good long while.  In reality, I don't think it's hit its apex yet, which makes me happy.

In a way, I can thank this trend for my full-time art career - indeed, it was creating mid-mod collages for my friend Pam Kueber at Retro Renovation that allowed me to pursue my art as a career in the first place!

Some of you may remember the post I did last January about my first-ever Retro Renovation collage - well, I still love those mid-mod homes and started a new series this weekend:


I call it "Living on the Grid" and I have plans to create many more of these, in all different colors.  :) I got a sewing machine about a month ago and I'm having a BLAST using it with my collages!  I'm also a huge fan of that vintage graphic tape, so I made sure I used it here.  I wanted to create a collage with clean lines and lots of white space.

I have all sorts of house designs from which to choose, too!  There's something so comforting about this house design - whereas the Victorian was very stately and proper, these homes allude to a front yard full of kids, a backyard patio and a TV with rabbit ears.  At least, that's what I get out of it.  :)

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