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.


Anonymous said...

WOWZERS it sounds like you had an awesome time! Journals are soooo much fun! LOVE LOVE your ATC's! Gorgeous!

Mrs. Fence said...

My mouth is just hanging open! These are so beautiful! What is the base? Are they little canvases? Sounds like you had a fabulous time with your friends! Good for you!

Jenn Klee said...

These are just amazing Renu, I particularly love the 2 blue ones.

Tami B. said...

Stunning work, Renu! I'm amazed at the variety of work you created for the event. Can't wait to see some art journals.

christie said...

Renu, these are the most amazing pieces of art ever!! Just when I think I've picked a favortie of yours you bring me another!!! Just beautiful. I'm always so inspired by your work!

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

OMG these are amazing! I can't decide on a favorite. I love them all.


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