Announcement Welcome! Here you'll find original collages, altered antique photos and photography prints inspired by my love of old photos, animals, oddities, nature and Halloween. A good way to browse my shop is by clicking on my shop sections on the left of the page. If I can help you find anything, please just send me a message using one of the contact links.
Welcome! Here you'll find original collages, altered antique photos and photography prints inspired by my love of old photos, animals, oddities, nature and Halloween. A good way to browse my shop is by clicking on my shop sections on the left of the page. If I can help you find anything, please just send me a message using one of the contact links.
- All 370
- 8 x 10 Prints 37
- 5 x 5 and 5 x 7 Prints 58
- Unusual Art Prints 53
- Animal and Bird Art 34
- Nature Art Prints 14
- Halloween Decor 40
- Original Collages 97
- Mats and Note Cards 2
- Photography Prints 33
- Imperfect/Discounted 2
This one is my favorite! Wonderful work overall...great person to buy from! Highly recommend!
Very cool image! Great transaction! Many thanks!
Scharla Paryzek-Woods on Apr 24, 2016
Cute print that fits my sister's tastes to a tee!
I feel so lucky to have art in my life. I'm not sure what I'd be doing with my life if I didn't, but I think I'd most likely be working with animals in some way. I've always had a connection with animals, which is something that I got from my grandmother, who was also an amazing painter and sculptor. She passed away before I could fully appreciate her, but I think I got a lot of my qualities, both as it relates to art and animals, from her.
The mixed media work I do ranges from restored and altered antique portraits to handmade collages. I'm originally a photographer, but for the last few years have concentrated on mixed media, and it's been nice to be able to work on things at home, rather than having to go out to find things to shoot. By nature, I'm a hermit, so this is fine by me.
I use antique photos in my work, mostly from the Victorian era, but because they are in many cases over 100 years old, they require a lot of restoration before I can even start to alter them. I do this by scanning and enlarging them, and then slowly cleaning up the damaged areas in photoshop. This can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a week, depending on how badly damaged they are. There have been times while restoring a portrait that I have wanted to give up, thinking the photo was beyond repair, but when I finally finish, it's rewarding to know I stuck with it. Working with photos this old often feels like I'm working with ghosts, and I sometimes think about what the people in the photos would think about what I'm doing to them. Hopefully they would see the fun in it, and not think it's too weird. I have nothing but love and admiration for these old portraits.
In 2015 I started creating one of a kind assemblages and sculptures and have been exhibiting them in galleries.
Thanks for visiting my little part of Etsy and I hope you enjoy my work.
Professional Photo Lab
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Most of the artwork is printed by me but my matte prints are printed by a professional photo lab here in Brooklyn, NY.
Cleveland, OH, United States
The company that prints my note cards is located in Cleveland, OH.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
U.S. orders can take up to two weeks to arrive, and international, three-six weeks or more. If you have any concerns about where your order is, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Any duties or taxes on international orders are the responsibility of the buyer to pay.
Refunds and Exchanges
Originals: If your original collage arrives damaged, please let me know immediately and we will work out a return and refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
For those with allergies, my items come from a smoke-free home, but I do have three cats. I do my best to make sure the cats are away from the area where I pack orders.
The work I create uses vintage materials, but the final pieces are original artworks. Reselling, reproduction and copyrights are not included in the sale of the prints or originals. I am not currently licensing any of my existing images but am open to the idea of creating a new and unique image for whatever your need is. Please contact me with any inquiries you have.
The watermarks that I have on the photos will not be on the prints that you receive.
For previews of new work, coupon codes and giveaways, please visit my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/imitation.kitten