I love the red and shape of this little sewing machine by Vulcan -- and the box had all these wonderful yellows, greens and blues on it! When I was 11, my mom gave me sewing lessons with her for Christmas. She was a single mom with three kids -- time alone with her on a Saturday morning was really precious. I never got very good at it. But the lessons are one of the only Christmas presents that I really remember from being a kid, so sewing machines have a special place in my heart. (The other very memorable present was a Sweet Bee She-ra Doll that my mom didn't know I had found before Christmas.) The patent for this one is from 1957. I'm calling this painting "Wake Up Little Susie" #19 on the Billboard Charts for 1957.
|Wake Up Little Susie|
4" x 4"
oil on gessoed hardboard mounted to 5" x 5" white frame