Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I joined an inchie face swap and was playing around drawing some. I ended up doing a face that resembles this one by mistake. I loved it so much, I did an ATC size. I love this elongated face style. I took it with me to the Artfest, but he looked kind of sad to me, so I kept him, instead of trading him.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Rainbow of Daisies

This was one of my favorite designs. I did this in so many colors (take a look at the sidebar), as ATCs, inchies, and as the journal page I painted. I think I could do this in my sleep now!! These are done on black paper with acrylics.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

ArtforAll 2009 Tole ATCs

During the past week, I was lucky enough to get together with about 45 artists, some of whom were friends, some really good acquaintances, and most of whom I'd traded ATCs with but for the most part, I knew only through the web. It was an amazing experience. I created like a spazzed out energetic bunny the three weeks before I left. The above "tole" cards are some of the art I created. These are all done on black backgrounds painted with acrylics. This style is similar to Dutch Pensylvania art or rosemauling.
I'd made 64 ATCs (not all toles), 117 inchies, 50 charms, and a name tag. My DH and DS helped back my cards and afix them to strudy cardboard. Whew! That was a lot of work!! I've finally gotten some sleep, got my bags unpacked, laundry done and all my phone calls made. So, now I can get back into my art space and create for the sake of creating!
I hardly bought anything there, but came back with a new addiction, anyway. Journals!!! How did I not get into this before. We all exchanged journals and I managed to do pages for 20 ladies. Now I need to do a journal for me! Love it.
I'll be back with more of my cards soon.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dancing in the Rain

I know I haven't posted much lately, but I've been quite busy. I'm going to an Artist get together mid June. This should be a fun get together. It's a lot like the shack-a-poolaza the girls at the stamp shack did earlier this year. But since I'd signed up for this one nearly a year ago, I couldn't do both. Perhaps next year...

The get together is mainly a bunch of artists on ATCsforAll. It'll be a combination live trade show/art classes/art making. Oh, and lets not forget the social aspect. That should take up the whole weekend! I'm not sure I'll get much art making. So, in anticipation of this, I've made some ATCs and some inchies in advance.

I'll preview a few here and add lots more while I'm gone, and especially when I return.


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