But of course…
I have a confession to make…it’s not easy for me. However I must come clean for my own well being…G U L P!
My name is Rebecca and I am a Vintage Art- and Craft- aholic!!!
There I said it…and I do feel better…I think. Of course you know there must be a story somewhere in this confession…and alas there is…
I was looking through my art supplies last night trying to find some bits and bobs for an art project I am doing for my premiere episode of Mixin’ It Up with Rebecca. I digress…While digging amongst, I found a storage drawer that was loaded with some of my smaller Vintage Art and Craft supplies….some from the 1800s.
There are painting kits, old stamp sets, books, boxes of crayons older than me, drawing impliments of all kinds, books, paper dolls, vintage stencils, quilt pieces, books, art cards and postcards, batik stamps, papers, ephemera, sewing patterns, macrame books…did I mention the books?
Well you see I now have a perfect excuse for ‘collecting’ all these wondrous things of old…because my addiction collection led me to straight today and a recent accidental meeting and subsequent friendship with Jolene Bungalow Gal. Jolene has a problem addiction lust for all things vintage (I am using the French vin-taaaaage pronunciation) as well. She just happens to have a new adventure brewing and I, of course, want desire begged to be part of it!!!
Soooo, if it has magazine and broadcasting in the mix, I am thinking it’s the cat’s pajamas and the bees knees and the living end all rolled into one!!! And the busy little Queen Bee Cre8Tiva just popped up and volunteered (as she is wont to do) to be the reporter at large for all things artsy and craftsy… Holy doodle, that’s a hoot ‘n’ a holler and ever so groovy man!
So here is the photo and bio:
Cre8iva-Ace Reporter of All Things Vintage Artsy and Craftsy
Cre8Tiva started life as the imaginary friend of Rebecca E. Parsons and has grown to be her muse and alter ego. Although she never physically aged a year past 10, she is full of creativity and artful wisdom. Rebecca credits Cre8Tiva with the ever-youthful and effervescent side of her personality responsible for the magical flights of fancy and spontaneous adventures in this one wild wondrous life they share. This life-long chatterbox full of curiosity is a natural reporter, broadcaster and communicator.
Together they spend endless hours sifting through antique shops, flea markets and tag sales looking for vintage art and craft items, ephemera and furniture for their business “Ghosts of Furniture Past.” “Cre8Tiva and Me – collectors of all things vintage artsy and craftsy” is their newest joint venture sure to provide hours of entertainment for all vintageonians!
Wait there’s more:
C8C Announces New Magazine Section-Segments of the TV and Radio Show
So the above pile of Vintage finds gave me ideas…ideas like popcorn head when the top popped open and hundreds of ideas came spilling forth from my brain!!! Vintage Arts and Crafts will be a permanent part of this magazine and Mixin’It Up TV and Artistically Speaking Radio Show. Each week I will feature a ‘Vintage Find‘ for you to see and drool over. They will also be featured on Vintage Allies Variety!