I've had the hardest time doing this post. So, the main body of description begins after these first two pictures which disappeared so I had to add them in again. Argggr.
Plus I kept not being able to type the links in correctly. Grrrr. :)
Ah, here we are. These are ATC (artists trading cards) also known as ACEO's (art cards, editions and originals). The main rule in making them is they must be 2 1/2" by 3 1/2 ". You can create them in any medium:photos, collage, watercolor, acrylic, oil. Whatever you like.
I've had fun completing these 12. I have 12 more laid out to glue up too. The little stones are mostly Tourmaline bits that I bought at the rock swap in June. They seem to vary in color from green to blue to black.
Otherwise, I just plunge into my paper scraps box and pull stuff out.
Katie Jane put forth a question on her blog about ATC's. Did anyone want to make and trade? Well, guess I'm ready.
Karen has made four ATC's and has begun trading too. See her blog here.
Mary Richmond has some watercolor ACEO's for sale in her Etsy shop.
And Babs has some oil ACEO's in her Etsy shop.
You are supposed to sign, date and number and name your cards on the back which I haven't yet done. So if you want to trade for one of these you'll just have to describe it or count down to which number picture it is.
Very therapeutic to make these. Meditative.
Last night the end of my dream was this: I came into my Gram's kitchen. I started two pots of coffee perking in electric pots. The electric cord on one pot started sparking and flaming. Fearing fire, I unplugged it. Just then my folks came in from outside. I told them not to plug in the damaged pot. I noticed I hadn't done my housework job. There was trash overflowing, dirty dishes stacked. It was midnight and I was tired. I was afraid my folks would be angry. I'll do this in the morning, I said.
Today is warm and sunny. Doing chores, stretching a canvas, taking a walk to the pond. Those are my intentions. Be well, suki
please note the links to Karen and Katie Jane just go to their blogs. You have to scroll down to find the relevant posts. I tried to link to the specific post but it didn't work. Sorry.