When Papa came home from work last night he had a present for me. A new dress! I love it and it fits like a dream. How did he know? Well I might have dropped a hint-or two. He is very good at reading between the lines and keeps a moleskin with him full of little notes about things I like/dislike/want, etc. Isn't that sweet? I give it the dress an approximate date of 1948-1952.
Oh that reminds me last week while at the hotsprings he gave me this signed and numbered Angelique Houtkamp print. Adorable.
I also would like to add that when I see sellers on Etsy who copy original art-especially tattooers, and sell it for their own profit with out any regard to the artist it REALLY burns me up. It is talentless and stealing and I can't believe they aren't completely ashamed of themselves. As wife of an artist I know how much time and energy goes into each piece of work. If a piece inspires you, great. If you want to paint in the same style, good for you. But to flat out make copies, no, no. I actually just saw a woman who has "original" Sailor Jerry paintings-she painted (like crap) and she put his signature on each one. WTF? Please do not purchase from them.
Okay I'll get off my soapbox.
Anyways...Isn't my new dress cute?