I am delighted to be participating in Marion Bockelmann's Annual ATC Swap! The theme this year is 'All Things Alice'. When announcing the swap Marion noted that we did not have to stick to the original illustrations or the story . . .Read More
I love to create mail art. My pieces often have rubber stamping all over the envelope. I still use lots of stamps from my days working in an Art Rubber Stamp Store. It's a quick way to add art! Although, mail art can be so many different things . . . This card is from the Ringling Museum in Florida . . .Read More
Jewels picked the French Willow and a corresponding quote that I really like . . .
Who so loves believes the impossible.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(ATCs I created for another swap)
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
~ Chinese proverb
Inside the yummy envelope was a photo card produced by a fellow blipfoto journaler whom we both subscribe to. What a treat!
My good friend, Frieda Oxenham and I have been exchanging our art and our thoughts since 2005. We've never met in person yet because we live across the ocean, but we've developed a good friendship through our many exchanges. Two of the groups we were exchanging small works of art with recently wrapped up their exchanges. I felt bereft in not having Frieda's art and her snail mail letters in my hands on a regular basis. She is very busy and involved with both her award winning art quilting and her mixed media art but we figured a loose, open exchange with a long response time might work for us. I decided to start with an ATC for her and made myself one as well (similar, but different) as a mirror of what I created for her that I would keep. Frieda has received her ATC now, so I will share both with you! Click for details.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
~ Vincent van Gogh
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I created 3 months of ATCs for Colour Groupies right before my father passed away. I truly believe I knew his death was imminent and wanted to finish my commitment for August, September and October so I would not feel pressured to create when my family needed me. Of course, my colour groupies friends would have understood, but this was how I felt at the time, and now I am glad the ATCs are done. This post concentrates on the October combo of melon and mauve. Please see the previous 2 posts for the September and August ATCs.
|for caryl hoobler|
|for frieda oxenham|
|The backs - very simple|
|for tristan blakeman|
|for debby hariettha|
I am working on my August color combo now ~ pale pink and butter yellow. Frieda's are done, sent and received (delicious!!) and you can view them here if you like!
Yesterday, I announced a special giveaway on my creative swaps blog to celebrate writing 1000 posts! I know that seems like a huge number, but it is because I write a post for each participant, sharing their swap artwork for every swap we do. Plus, I started using that blog to record and share the art swaps I host back in 2007. Please go to this post on my creative swaps blog to learn more about the giveaway and how easy it is to enter to win! Sunday evening, August 14th is when I will draw for 5 prizes.
: ^ ) lenna