Friday, March 13, 2009
I'm apparently still on a black & white kick after last month's Milwaukee ATC theme. This month we're doing "I'm Game," so this week I cut up old bingo cards to make my ATC backs and collaged with black & white clip art images from my paper files (mostly from Dover Pictorial Archives). One of my Dover clip art books has instructions from Victorian parlor games running along the edge of the pages, so that's where some of the text comes from. The other words were from illustrations of different types of machinery.
In Wisconsin, folks take their bingo seriously. When there's a snow storm, you'll see the church and senior center bingo cancellations running in the same news ticker with the school closings. This also means I've found some great mid-century bingo sets at the thrift stores with wooden tokens and more vintage-looking cards.