What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Happy Nostalgia


Erica Hauser

When I came across SVA graduate Erica Hauser’s retro-style paintings at the Other Art Show in November, they washed over me like happy memories. The art felt to me like everything I loved about summer in the sixties – frozen treats and huge cars and family trips, and I want them all!

Hauser takes her inspiration from a multitude of sources; found photos, vintage ice cream wrappers, road maps, catalogs, and old magazine clippings. Once she’s found her subject, she either isolates it or places it in a sparse scene, enough to give it context without overwhelming it. The overall effect is one of fond nostalgia.

You can follow Hauser on her website and in her Etsy shop.

Photos property of Erica Hauser, used with permission.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Happy Nostalgia

  1. Brings back lots of memories. THANKS — Hal

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  2. Love it. Strong, bold graphics always appeal to me. It’s all a bit too American to evoke nostalgia for me but I certainly like the mid-century stylings.

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  3. Sealtest and Carvel??!! Taking me back to the good old days, Donna. These are great.

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  4. What fond feelings and memories! A lovely way to soon say buh-bye to another year! Thanks, Donna!

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  5. I need to go in search of ice cream, gas, and an old motel. Thanks!

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