A reddish-brown color associated particularly with monochrome photographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Beautiful and delicate comes to mind when looking at antiquated letters. The deliberate strokes from the dip pen make the words even more enchanting.
The idea of Sepia Jewels first surfaced when a Victorian poem journal was given to me. Each page was adorned with amazing handwritten script that sparked my appreciation of writing. I immediately thought of small jewels that would be accented by this historical past time.
The Sarah McCleery Necklace
This particular piece was experimental. I wanted to layer different vintage materials of an antique crocheted flower accented with a mother of pearl button on a Victorian handwritten script.
I felt that the design was strong and will pave the way for more similar designs.
Among the Victorian handwritten letters, I also wanted to include pieces that would accent the theme of writing.
Vintage European Stamps were upcycled to whimsical adornments accented by Czech glass beads that have been fire polished in opalescent hues.
I am pleased to announce this upcoming exhibition. A collection of mixed media art/journals that commemorate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.
Michael Douglas Jones displays layers of history with splendid antiquity. Visual stories that are told from assemblage artifacts.
When I first heard that Michael would be exhibiting his work at the "Gifts Inn Boonsboro" Gallery. I immediately thought how wonderful it would be to have a dual show. His work captivated me many years ago when I was visiting the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick, MD. I remember completely relating to his way of communication...through his work of art.
He was, by far, the artist who had a voice who spoke clearly and precisely...
~ VISUALLY ~
It is with great pleasure that my new collection, "Sepia Jewels" of antique letters, wax seals, Edwardian lorgnette, and calligraphy nibs will be among these stories of old.
"The Union exhibition includes a series of collage pieces that follow a personal journey through the fictional journals and love letters of a cavalry courier between 1861 and 1865. A slideshow of the art pieces are available here, and the book is available here."
Come to me today fill your eyes with emerald green carry with you our secret of this forbidden lay that we mask and disguise to mold and solve on each wicked goodbye watermark my body with thy lips embellish our destiny with your gaze secure our misfortunes by looking away melt your uncertainty with my warm honey take heed on this majestic discovery a dream, our fate that soars above the scattered tree's canopy a belief, our story that can be met in the realm of Time's great morning this is never ending I will be thy lady for eternity
An "Old Soul" will find themselves at home in an antique store. Familiar findings bring nostalgia to mind. An "Old Soul" will gravitate to an old object and "feel" its' importance...sparking a quest to bring it back to "life".