Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Moo Challenge #44

I guess it’s obvious what this week’s challenge is over at Make a Moo or Two. I scanned these pictures from a 19th century book on playing cards a while ago, and it was fun to get a chance to finally use them. The moo format is different from the size of a playing card of course, so rather than shrink these images, I decided to combine them into a collage.
After the printing press was developed, images like these became available to people who previously wouldn’t have been able to afford art, and playing cards became very popular (as they still are). I think this is one reason why we enjoy making and trading Moos and ATCs so much. It’s a way of expressing our creativity and becoming an art collector in the process, which makes this an addictive combination for so many of us.

10 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow very impressive moo´s. Looks fantastic.

Femmy said...

great moos !!

AngelaC said...

Ooooh what gorgeous Moos - I love the bright colours and the vintage images are fab!

me again said...

I love that red! These are terrific.

Carole said...

What great images!

Wonderful moos. :-)

dutchstamptramp said...

You did a wonderful job with this theme again! Love your moos.

wildflowr said...

You sell or trade your moos?
How big is your personal collection?

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Great set of moos, Susan!

Beth Ahrens-Kley said...

from "a 19th century book on playing cards" ---The costumes seem to be from the 16th century?, possibly the time period of the famous Henry VIII-- it would be interesting to find out where gaming with cards began. Henry used to love to play, dance, laugh....wonder if he had anything to do with it !!

irenka said...

Playing cards just seem to be cropping up around me lately. I'm not really a player. My recent adventure at the antique fair I saw a little sugar bowl, that looked like it was four cards joined with a little hook for your spoon. Very interesting, and since somehow my sugar bowls seem to get smashed more than their creamer partners I always have a mismatched team. alas it was out of price range for me, especially since I can anticipate the smash. Nice ATC though.