I love baby girl names that start with the letter “A” – they are soft, feminine, and pretty. So I was extra delighted when asked by a friend to make two collages for her daughters’ nurseries. Analise & Adelyn are her sweet little girls, and their names perfectly suit them!
Each mixed-media collage is mounted on a 20×20 canvas. I used acrylic paint over vintage ledger paper in the center, and illustrations from vintage children’s books around the border. Each piece tells a story. Completely unique and original, this is something they can treasure forever.
*As a side note: when looking through old children’s books, I found a page that someone marked in pencil “Jan 2, 1935″ – I love how this book has survived for 80 years! (you can see this marking in the first image below, along the bottom border with the fox and White Hen title). Sometimes, I have a hard time cutting these pictures out – you might even say I’m destroying these books. But I feel like I’m giving them a second life. Instead of being hidden away on a shelf or in an attic, their beautiful illustrations are put on display for everyone to enjoy.