‘It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.’ Tony Visconti.

26 Jul

Stories from my Sketchbook . . . 

One of our homework assignments from Sketchbook Skool this term was to do some research on vintage photos as inspiration for our own sketches and artworks.  It was a really fun assignment, and that was before I even put pen to paper.  I spent hours trawling sites filled with fabulous old photos of people, places, clothes, shoes, machinery, dogs (of course), furniture, advertisements—you name it, it was out there.  It was absolutely fascinating.  What was also really interesting was that everyone who did the assignment chose such wildly differing topics to copy.  There were none two even nearly the same.  (I especially liked the sketches someone did from old gangster mugshots—they were hilarious.)

I am not really sure why I decided to copy a photo of this old truck.  I have very little interest in cars, or trucks, or anything mechanical for that matter, but I just liked the look of this old truck.  It looked like it came right off an old movie set, although its real history was probably very different.

And it reminded me too of the lyrics of an old Tom. T. Hall song—at least the lyrics of the only verse that I ever seem to remember . . .



Posted by on July 26, 2016 in Uncategorized


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10 responses to “‘It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.’ Tony Visconti.

  1. Judy

    July 29, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Well that was a bit emotive Sal! Brought a tear to my eye – probably because I relate to ‘vintage’ !! Just off now to YouTube those lyrics 🙂


    • sallyinthehaven

      July 29, 2016 at 10:25 am

      It’s a very sweet and simple little song and I love it. 🙂 S


  2. Jon

    July 27, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Great sketch… and I love little baby ducks too!

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  3. lifewith3dogsblog

    July 27, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I prefer vintage items over brand new!
    What a lovely picture.


    • sallyinthehaven

      July 27, 2016 at 7:19 am

      Thank you so much. Vintage items seem so much more special don’t they? I like to ponder where they came from and what they have seen in their lives . . .

      Liked by 1 person

      • lifewith3dogsblog

        July 27, 2016 at 7:29 am

        Yes exactly


  4. whippetwisdom

    July 27, 2016 at 12:53 am

    A gorgeous drawing Sally, it certainly deserves a frame :o)


    • sallyinthehaven

      July 27, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Thank you. I can definitely see myself trawling through the web looking for more of these fabulous old photos . . .


  5. C. C. Cedras

    July 26, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    That is a fantastic drawing and very suitable for framing. Points scored for the Tom T. Hall lyric!


    • sallyinthehaven

      July 27, 2016 at 7:32 am

      Thank so much CC. Every time I sing the first couple of lines of this song to myself I think ‘I must really learn the rest of those words . . . ‘ but I always seem to come back to the little baby ducks and old pickup trucks. 🙂



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