This 50s housewife is dreaming of Toyko while she prepares the family dinner. Don't you daydream while you cook? I know I do because I'd much rather be crafting than cooking. Hmmmm... I wonder how she got a cookbook with her photo on the cover?
This is the third year I've participated in the iHanna DIY postcard swap and its a tradition I now really look forward to. Snail mail is cool, and its great to walk to the mailbox with anticipation of finding something special. Also its a really good creative challenge to create a ten postcard series in reasonable amount of time. Every year I do something different, but my theme is always nostalgic/retro. I collect vintage postcards and I'm equally fascinated by what is written on the back as with the cool images on the front. The 50s housewife is from Lunagirl.
lTrue confessions: I live in a 1950s kitsch time warp. Its the house I grew up in. Basically we just never modernized anything & I developed an addiction to garage sales. The kitchen is my favorite room in the house but not because I enjoy cooking. There are so many wonderful things to collect & display: salt & pepper shakers, cookie jars, barware, Russel Wright dishes (the list goes on & on).
The three images of women in this collage are from the Lunagirl Retro Housewives digital collage sheet. I used tissue paper layers for the yellow and orange pops of color, an orange patterned napkin and some washi tape in addition to the collage papers. The drawings of the figures were done on Strathmore tracing paper. (Note: I had trouble with it wrinkling when I applied the gel medium. I'm going to try Canson Archival next time.) I happened to have a postcard invitation to a buffet supper from the 60s so I included that too.