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Fairy Tales & Leaded Glass!

rapunzel, fairy tale, princess, antique, leaded glass, stained glassIt’s only the beginning, there will definitely be more. But remember, I’m a work at home mom, so time is limited ’til the wee one goes to kindergarten!
Until that time — Here are some pieces I’ve made on antique leaded glass. They measure about 5″x3″ (glass) + the beaded ribbon hanger.
It all started a few months back with this larger garden fairy piece.

Check out our store here to see the listings for each fairy tale princess., more photos, and purchase information.

Want to see a certain girl, or something else? Let us know in the comments!

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Grease and Grace Vending at Sled Fest, Duncannon PA

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Sled Fest 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 at the Old Sled Works, 722 N. Market St., Duncannon. Cost: Free.

 

Happy to announce that Grease and Grace will be vending at this year’s 2015 Sled Fest at the Old Sled Works in Duncannon, PA. It’s sure to be a super time and we’ll be excited to meet up with more rockabilly East Coasters. The scene here isn’t as congregated as on the West Coast. It’s a bit smaller and more spread out, so I’m really glad for events like this helping to propel the Rockabilly Scene.

About the Old Sled Works

“In 1904, Lightning Guider sled production began in this two block long factory along the Appalachian Trail. For nearly 85 years, millions of sleds and other wooden products (coaster wagons, safety gates and porch swings) were proudly built here and shipped throughout the US. At one point, this had become the largest sled factory in the country.

Sadly, production ceased in 1988 and the factory officially closed in late 1990.

In April 1991, the buildings re-opened as the Old Sled Works, a unique market featuring over 125 antique and craft vendors. A sled museum is also inside. Amuse yourself in the working penny arcade and have a milkshake at our vintage soda fountain.”


Based on information I’ve collected from past years, this is what to expect:

The festival is the creation of Hooligan’s Car Club and The Old Sled Works. It will feature music, food vendors, pre 1972 cars, antiques and vendors with merch (like us!), lots of pin up girls and a contest for Sled Queen! The Sled Works, with its old fashioned soda fountain and snacks, will be open as well.

There’s a facebook page for the fest, which will be updated as the event nears.


If you are coming to this blog from outside our website, Grease and Grace is a family shop consisting of three artisans. We feature retro-inspired art, kustom kulture and rockabilly style designs, home decor, pin-striped vintage purses and varying styles of fine art.

You can read biographies of our artists.

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“Paper Moon” – Art Deco Style Print

I know there is somewhat of a resurgence of all things Deco era right now. I’m guessing the Gatsby film has a lot to do with it.  This is great for me, as I’ve long PMCloseup_1been a fan of silent film and early Hollywood. Shiny chrome, multiple mirrors, outrageous and sexy costumes, elaborate geometric patterns and those lovely silvery-black photographs.

More to illustrations to come, but as I delve in to the world before talkies, I’ll share this gal I created (who really could have come from the era slightly after – let’s say pre-code Hollywood era.)

 

 

“Paper Moon” is available for sale at our Etsy shop in the ART PRINTS section.

Paper Moon Prints available at our store.
Paper Moon
Prints available at our store.
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Red Heads are More Fun

Red Heads Do it Better
Red Heads Do it Better


Well, in follow up to the sketch post for Saint Patrick’s day (long overdue!) here is how the final image came out for the Lady and Leprechaun print.

A tongue in cheek, bawdy Irish pin-up. You are invited to laugh and celebrate your inner Irish. Who’s the lucky one? The girl with the newfound gold or the leprechaun himself?

This piece is titled, “Devil Take the Women” after the old Irish tune, Whiskey in the Jar.

“I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny
I put it in me pocket and I took it home to Jenny
She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive me
But the devil take the women for they never can be easy”

A fun addition to the home gallery. Chic / Fashion / Retro / Rockabilly / Prehistoric
Prints of this original watercolor are available at the Etsy store in our Vintage Style Prints section.

-8×10″
-Art prints are packaged in clear wrap and fortified twice within a cushion mailer.
-Printed on Domtar Cougar paper:
High 98 brightness for striking contrast
white, super smooth
FSC® certified
Rainforest Alliance Certified™
SFI® Certified Sourcing
10% post-consumer recycled content
100lb
Acid-free for archival quality

Here are some shots of the piece in progress:

sketches
Original sketches and ideas. I definitely liked the leprechaun from the get go.
The pencil drawing. Pretty fleshed out and ready for ink.
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The inked piece with water brushed over – ready for watercolor wash on the background.

early watercolor
Early stages of watercolor wash.
A little more detail, more layers of color added.

And some close ups of the detail. Watercolor and pen & ink. 

 

 

 

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