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• Victorian to Rockabilly - Art & Gifts
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.

ink and watercolor

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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Black Vinyl Pinstriped Purse

• Pinstriping - Metal Fabrication - Art & Gifts, New At the Shop

Here we have another pinstriped purse for sale at our shop.  Our artist Dean has done it again, subtle design with classiness and  a rockabilly style. This small handbag is definitely sure to make heads turn. It would look great on the set of a pinup photo shoot or out cruising the car show scene.

Black, vinyl handbag with orange and gold pin-striping. Cute clasp with black balls on top. Two pockets within. Very good condition. This is vintage used but shows very little wear.

Rockabilly / Classy / Retro / Vintage

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!
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Measurements: 10″ High including clasp, 8″ Wide, 4.5″ Deep

$75.00 + Shipping See the listing on our Grease and Grace Etsy store.

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Horseshoe Wind Chime – Custom order – Pet Memorial

• Pinstriping - Metal Fabrication - Art & Gifts

Recently, A customer who purchased our artist Dean’s pinstriped and flamed wooden skull also saw some of his horseshoe designs. The skull was to be a gift for a friend, but she thought she might like a little something for herself. So, being inspired by Dean’s Custom Horseshoe Option on Etsy she ordered up a personalized horseshoe wind chime. Her wind chime is a memorial to pets she has loved. In her words to Dean:

” I am definitely looking forward to seeing it hanging off my deck.  Thanks Dean for a beautiful job and a wonderful declaration to the pets that I’ve had the pleasure of sharing their lives with me.” 

It is phenomenal as artists to be able to create something for someone that will have so much love and memories associated with it!

Her horseshoe wind chime is purple, gold and black. Dean can create custom designs in colors from the color chart on the Etsy Horseshoe listing here. Her wind chime was fashioned from various miscellaneous pieces, repurposing  items no longer in use to something new and beautiful! A real piece of repurposed art, this piece comprises a doorknob, part of a fan, hand towel tubes and a spoon!

Very one of a kind and very cool.  We are super stoked and she loves it!

If you are interested in a custom piece contact us on Etsy via convo or here via email.
Dean’s Custom Horseshoe option on Etsy is here. That listing is for a standard horseshoe as pictured on the listing. For something more elaborate like this item featured here please email for a quote.

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