Sunday, June 26, 2011

a little retro makeover!

I've been feeling like a bit of a blog makeover for a few months now.  My inspiration for this retro re-do was a very prolific pinup artist named Enoch Bolles. 

Not as well known as Vargas or Elvgren, but I love love love his style, and his "girl".  All of the girls on my blog were taken (and altered a bit for my blog design) from Mr. Bolles' "girlie magazine" covers from the 30s and 40s.  If you'd like to read more about Enoch Bolles and his art, I highly recommend this fabulous blog dedicated to his work.

And now we are off to the vast wonderful wilderness that is Yellowstone National Park. 

I've got one small but fun post scheduled for while I'm gone, but other than that it will be quiet for a few days!  Don't miss me too much!

(**Disclaimer: Copyright is a hard thing to grasp, and public domain availability an even harder thing to track down.  As far as I could find in my research, Mr. Bolles' suffered the same fate as many other unknown artists of his time and did not retain ownership or royalties rights to his work, and all publications ceased long ago.  Even though I believe Mr. Bolles still has living heirs, it would seem most of his pinup illustrations are in the public domain.  In any case, certainly no copyright infringement is ever intended here, and I hope my blog graphics will serve to play homage to a great pinup artist and introduce new fans to his work.)


  1. Very nice - rather sexy aren't they?

  2. Well hell's bells girl, you say "I think I'll do a blog makeover, what do you think?" and before I can even, uh, do that thinking, you've got this fabulous makeover finished! Awesomeness.

  3. Va va va VOOM! I *love* what you've done with the place! Thanks for link, I have never seen pin-up girls look so... bad. In a good way. I think. You rock!

  4. The re-do looks great!
    Have fun at Yellowstone! I haven't been since I was a kid, so I'm looking forward to seeing your photos. And another passport stamp to add to the book!

  5. I really like your new blog graphic!



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