Gentle Friends, a while back I took a few pieces in to get framed and over the weekend I picked up two of them...
... the first piece is this small etching I found in a consignment shop. It's by the California artist Jeanette Maxfield Lewis (1894-1982) and probably dates to the mid-1930's. She was born in Oakland, went to art schools here in the Bay area and NYC, married and lived in Fresno and had a home in Pebble Beach. She is known for California scenes from all over the state. With all that said, I bought it just because I liked it, I like landscapes and farm scenes and this little piece ( it's only about 3 1/2 x 2 1/2) just appealed to me on every level. It was only after I got it home and did some research that I found all the info about the artist. I am sure this image is a scene from San Joaquin Valley around Fresno were she lived.
This second piece is something I stitched a while back and originally thought I would frame it myself in an antique frame. That didn't work out since I couldn't find the old frame and just went with getting it framed in an "antique" style frame. It's hard to see but that is a small worn gold stripe that kind of adds to the "age" of the piece. The chart is from Beth Twist over at Heartstring Samplery, "Baby it's Cold Outside." As I get the other pieces back from the framers I'll post them ...
There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!