Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Gorgeous prints from a by gone era.......

I simply love the beautiful paintings by Maude Humphrey (Mother of Humphrey Bogart) Her series of children doing the washing (hanging their dolls out by the head on an old fashioned clothes line) playing nurses (above) doctors (sewing their dollies up) chefs (cooking their kittens) artists (painting a picture) & probably my favourite The old woman who lived in a shoe, picture at right, the little girl disciplining her dollies!
There is just something about these little kiddies Maude used to paint, beautiful soft colours & the expressions on their faces, priceless!

I have a few of her prints that have been put onto silk, you know the ones you make into cushions etc but I just cannot bring myself to use them think they would look lovely in frames, but then I guess I could make them up & just buy some more to frame!






8 comments:

shabbydreaming said...

OHHH they are all Gorgeous!! would look fab in some Vintage frames on a wall in a cluster!!
hope your having a great day!!
mandii

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Lovely indeed. I always thought her painting were akin to Beatrix Potter's muted tones and lines. I love Potter's paintings very much and these have my eye as well. Right down to the fine detail. Very sweet indeed.

our shabby cottage said...

Why don't you print some more out yourself? You can buy the silk online or at a good craft shop and then you could print out loads.....! for the cost of buying them you could make many for yourself at home.

Alison Gibbs said...

Lyn they have such sweet faces
Alison

Rebecca said...

Dear Lyn...Your last post on my site was so heartfelt. My doggie Mollie the Molinator has a twin in New Zealand. If I could I bring her over to play with your Momma's pooch. She is such a JOY to me...always peaceful and full of energy...

Hope this finds you well. Love MH, too! Talented lady from a simpler day.

Hugs to you...Reb

MelsRosePlace said...

I Love them too.. wouldnt they look cute on singlets or t-shirts. Just adorable, hope you've had a great weekend Lyn, Mel xxx

Tanza said...

Hi Lyn,
These pictures are sooo sweeet..They would look wonderful in some shabbies up frames.. Reminds me of such an innocent more time in this crazy world.. Thanks for sharing your treasures.. Have a blessed evening hugs ~tea~

The Pink Poodle said...

dear lyn...I also love them...when i had my shop (some 100s of years ago!!)...I used to sell soo many of her prints..both in card form and the TIN signs..

wouldnt you love to be able to draw like that?? at least you can sew!! not like little old moi!!

xx andrea