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Archive for February, 2016

The Suffragettes


We are so immersed in the 2016 presidential election, I thought I would highlight the suffrage movement in the early 1900’s.  I used  a billboard from a 1915 photograph. In case you can’t read it, it says:

“We Demand an amendment to the United States Constitution Enfranchising Women.”


Oak Valley is in 1912.  It would be another 8 years before women were allowed to vote.




Miss Violet, The Latin Teacher


This is my first attempt at converting a modern figure into an early 1900’s lady. She already wore the hat, which I painted gray with a lavender ribbon. I created a long dress using layers of Elmer’s Glue to lengthen her skirt, and painted it lavender.  It’s not an expert job, but I gained another resident!