Happy Hump Day...at least I think it's Wednesday..yep, it is. :)
I'm catching up with life...yippee!
My hubby is ready for me to start taking orders for the remaining Art4aCure decks and I want to be so careful to get completely caught up with everything first.
These cards were so wonderful to make.
I'll never forget something that Keith Lo Bue told everyone during his class at Artfest...
that if we love making something out of "found objects" (trash, throw aways)....imagine how much we would love making art using the things we love...those little pieces we hoard, that we keep close to our hearts. Since then, I've stopped making copies of my vintage ephemera, papers, etc...I use the real things...and it's TRUE! there's something about using them that makes the work mean so much more to me. So, these Artist Trading Cards were made using real playing cards from the Dollar Tree :)....one card per canvas...*amazing that many still don't know about ATCs...I'm not trying to explain this to artists who know!*... Anyhoo, I started these atcs by covering each ordinary playing card with some old typed text pages that I eventually tinted with watercolor. I have been buying/collecting victorian calling cards for a few years and decided to use them as well as an old 1930's high school year book for some of the class photos...(hand tinted the photos using watercolor)...finally, I threaded vintage "Hug Snug" rayon seam binding or some hand tatted lace as a final embellishment, attaching a little charm that coordinated with the theme of each card. I spent today packaging them up using some cool glassine envelopes that were meant for vintage BIG photo negatives. When hubby came home he looked at me and said..."You're having fun"....and I was.
It's such a big deal for me to even be in a swap as I've been so unreliable with everything happening last year. I'm working hard and being excited about a fresh year, a fresh start....yet still, finishing up loose ends from last year at the same time. I need to order and mail out some of my rubber stamps to some very patient buyers and I have about 4 decks of cards that will be going out tomorrow with these trading cards. Thank you Lord.
My weekend with Diane Culhane was so wonderful. I just loved her and the class was wonderful.
It's late and I'm going to have to post the details of this later...
Just wanted to touch base and send love to my friends and my readers too.