This has been a year which I have not acquired many new things; I have really been appreciating what I have and finding many new ways to mix it all … Continue reading BmB’s PUG Betsy Dress..xx
In the Fall I did a Post-card exchange which was great fun sending and receiving post from around the world. Then in December I decided to make Cheer Envelopes to send out as a way to brighten spirits over the holiday season.
I really adore sending stuff out by post whether it is a sticker or a note; post is one of those tangible arts that touches your heart in a way to bring excitement and wonder. It reminds me of a time of childhood, pen pals and family updates.
There is a special feeling that comes with an envelope addressed to you that is addressed by hand and pen. In the many times I have had sent outs of give-aways I have been open with my PO Box information yet I never considered I would receive mail.
To go to my post box and have envelopes address to BmB has not only floored me yet thrilled me to bits. It touches my heart in a way that makes it expand and dust off some cobwebs, so much gratitude for these gestures it reminds me I am very much alive and connected.
Here at the BmB headquarters I proudly display the mementoes I have received from signed prints of Pin-ups, post-cards and my most prized personal cards and gifts.
May we all pay it forward and do random acts of kindness; we never really know how deeply we can touch someone’s spirit and what an amazing way to connect. Thank you so very much for your beautiful words, most thoughtful gifts and appreciation.
You inspire me BmB..xx
In this new age of technology, email, messaging, private message, texting and the list goes on we are slowly removing ourselves from a very valuable way of expression, the hand … Continue reading The Post Card Exchange..xx
It has been a defining year for me and I have had a lot of growth with Boss Mare Betty, not only in numbers and fans yet from what I have learned about myself.
This year came with new changes for me, I took on home-schooling my two boys, my time became even more controlled and in the same hand I seemed to take on more and more.
It was time to take Betty to the next level.
If there is one thing I do know about myself is that I am a very visual person, I really adore all kinds of art mediums and am truly enticed and appreciate looking at things that appeal to me.
I have such an abstract way of thinking and I have allot of bigger than life ideas how things might look, it is hard to take a camera picture to encompass all that Betty represents to me in one image.
It came to me since I am not in an environment that Professional photography is an option for me that I should seek an alternative medium to represent Betty’s image.
This is when I was introduced to, Becca’s Bombshells: The Pin-up Art of Becca Whitaker
The art was clean, very well done and regardless of how much was going on in a picture, such as background, small details of tattoos the pieces were not cluttered or complicated.
I was so hooked..!
Becca has been sought out and drawn gorgeous creatures and the most popular and noted Pin-up’s.
Becca is lovely, warm and receptive and I felt safe sharing my ideas and that she would do the best to represent me. As I did not have great reference material for the collaboration I was looking for I knew I was throwing her a challenge and I knew she would be up for it.
One of the key players in my drawing is not even complete yet and we are excited to use Becca’s rendering as a goal to work towards in regards to Betsy my 54 Chevy Two-Ten wagon.
I found it easy to communicate my desires and Becca was super professional and friendly with me through the process. After sharing my ideas of what I wanted to have included for sure I sent some reference material and Becca said she would get back to me with a general sketch.
Can you say super excited and I was not sure how I was going to wait.
Nearing the completion of the image I got to put in my 2 cents regarding a couple of details that tickled me pink yet I am still in awe how well this image has come together.
I am really glad I went this route and I look forward to the ways I can share this image with others.
If you are in the market to be re-created or you are interested in purchasing this style of imagery check out Becca’s Page, you will be glad you did.. xx