Saturday, April 26, 2008

Today was a very productive ART day. My friend Lisa and I spent the day creating projects for upcoming classes we are teaching. It is so wonderful to have another artist to critique and give suggestions when you are struggling with a creative element on a project! The best part was we did it all with children running around, eating, playing games and sometimes crying. I finished two circle journal layouts and cut about 100 ATC cards from watercolor paper. I made a collage with just one sheet of paper, a piece of thread and sandy brown glimmer mist! I love how simple yet elegant it turned out.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

ATC Mermaid Cards!

They have been arriving daily from all over the world. So many different images, textures, color and techniques, all are lovely. Each mailer I open amazes me with the bounty inside. Mermaids, ocean waves, under the sea snippets and even an adorable mermouse holding a glttering ring. This has come about from an ATC swap I sponsored with ATC World, Fiskateers and my LSS group.

With all groups combined there are close to 25 different mermaid images and close to 200 cards that will be sorted and mailed out in the next week. After I made my first ATC card at an artists fair at a LSS, My Daughter Wish, I was hooked. Every image, every creation lent itself to becoming a ATC. I quickly signed up for my first swap in November 2007, a Christmas ATC card swap. I quickly made my cards and sent them off to Australia. Unfortunately, for a variety of reason, the hostess help up the swap for four months. Eventually, I got my cards and decided to try one more time.

I posted my swap and about two weeks later a bevy of beauties began to arrive at my doorstep. I have enjoyed opening each and every package. Marveling at the creativity of my fellow artists and the many techniques used. The work has far exceeded my expectations and I look forward to sharing them with you on-line in the very near future!