In the last session of my Fearless Art Journaling class, Teresa from the library gave everyone a cute envelope of blank atc cards to continue the art journey.
She’s holding a holiday tea in December at East Branch for those who have attended (and taught) the art classes this year where they will exchange these little works of art. Unfortunately, I can’t make the tea, but said I’d be glad to drop mine by before then.
In 2006, I was real involved online with making and trading atcs. It was so much fun. When I interviewed Kim Seeber about atcs for my newspaper column, all of the joy came back. Kim asked me to join her group, but I just don’t have the time now for that.
Back then I would never even thought about painting atcs. I focused on using my photographs or scrapbook paper.
Here are three where I used my photographs. Each swap had a theme. The top one with Sidd was a photography swap. The other two were quote and time swaps.
The following were postage stamp and seed catalog swaps.
Teresa didn’t give us a theme so I decided to just go with playing with paints. They didn’t all start out as red and black, but they ended up that way after layering.
I used the mini daisy and Julie’s herringbone stencils. One of the products I’ve never used before was all-purpose inks. They sure were fun to play with. I’m not quite done with these cards yet since I feel they still need something – maybe a word or two!
It’s funny looking at the old atcs and my new ones. It really shows me how far I’ve come on being fearless! In the past I would read through my journals and see how far I’ve come emotionally and spiritually. With the atcs and the art journals I can see how far I’ve come artistically. Pretty cool!
Then I’ll attach my info on the back and drop them at the library.
I need to add that Sunday is one of my favorite day. I usually fix a frittata for lunch. We use our Stonewall Farms eggs, our dried tomatoes, peppers, and chard. I know I’ve talked about not liking chard, but it tastes great in this dish.
Then add our spelt pitas, cut and baked crisp, and we have a wonderful, mostly local lunch.
Now that it’s Monday, I need to get my column done. Have a great week!