Saturday, July 21, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
I'm having difficulty scanning from the center of the book, as you can see by the blurring on the left side of the fashion plate. I finally broke down and ordere a "hand scanner", which will arrive some time next week.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
I'm having a little trouble scanning these. Even with my "new, improved" scanner. Some of the fashion plates are actually crammed into the binding of the book. I don't think even cutting them out (sacrilege!) would work.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The scanner/printer/fax machine is really great. I dropped it when I was moving last October "CRASH! Tinkle-clunk". Goodbye lovely printer-scanner! So I bought another, exactly the same. Not too expensive, about $150.00 with shipping.
My first ever scanner (1990), which was only a scanner! cost $2,000.00 dollars. It was a bit larger, but other than that, does not compare to my current one.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
I'm feeling kind of 'meh' today, colors seem washed-out. We had a very pretty snow from last night which meant a "late" day for school. Fun. Then it warmed up a couple of degrees and began drizzling- melted the pretty snow. So I decided to play around with my favorite Heyer Book Cover, the Pan paperback edition:
|"Monseigneur, I would much rather be the last woman then the first."|
"Little one," he said very low "since you will stoop to wed me, I pledge you my word that you shall not in the future have cause to regret it."
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Here is a beautiful Brighton Pavillion Cake from "Iced Gem Cakes"
via "Cake Wrecks"
|Brighton Bandstand Cake|
|Brighton Pier Cake|
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
|Adaptation of the best TOS cover. Orig cover was pretty damaged, but not hard to fix.|
|Scan of Sprig Muslin cover, also "cleaned up"|
|Just playing around|
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
|Original Ackermann's Repository Fashion print|
|Ackermann's Repository of the Arts|
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I'm currently working on a post showing bonnets etc. One of the originals is in really poor condition and taking some time to clean up without destroying details. The caps are very interesting -more detailed and elaborate than I had imagined when reading Heyer or other Romance authors. I enjoy doing this, it is a great stress-reliever, and I get a lot of practice with Photoshop. Just got a new version (my previous one was 8 years old! Practically from the Stone Age!) and I'm playing with it. Its a "student" version from England, so a bit different from American versions, I think. Anyway, its fun. I can always use Photoshop Elements if things get too complicated for me! I may post a few photos of "Georgian" and "Regency" jewelery: NOT owned by myself, of course.
I do have a beautiful miniature from the Regency era, of a beautiful lady posed somewhat like the Empress Josephine. I don't want to remove it from the frame, so it'll take a bit of work to get a good scan thru the glass.
Most of the pictures I post are in my Screensaver's folder, and my computer rotates thru them at random.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
|I colorized the plate on the right- my original was so faded, everything was greyish-yellow, except the lady's green shoes and bright scarf. Also, I added some color to the fur hat on the left.|
Saturday, November 20, 2010
From Georgette Heyer's "BLACK SHEEP" -Ackermann's & Costume Parisien "Walking Dress" & "Carriage Dress"
"Oh dear!" said Selina, wrinkling her nose in distaste. "All those frill, and tucks, and ribbons–! So–so deedy!"
So nothing more ws seen of that fashion-plate ..."