If you are visiting me here again, thank you
for stopping by, and for your patience! It has been a long time since I did a blog post....I've been in a melancholy funk for a while now, and it became even more pronounced after my mom passed away. I'm taking baby steps
to get back in the swing of things, and one of those steps was to join in on a fun ATC swap. I hadn't done a swap for a long time, and came upon this one
that Kimberly was hosting on her blog
, and thought it was the perfect one to get me back in the studio.
The challenge was to create ATCs using fabric, and no paper, for Kimberly's swap, "The Fabric of Nature". The participants needed to work with the theme "Nature", in any interpretation we wanted, as long as we made the Artist Trading Cards using only fabrics as our substrate. I had just been to the beach, and used that as the nature inspiration for my little art pieces: ...
|the view from our hotel: the boardwalk and Pacific Ocean at Seaside, OR, last month|
...the quiet colors of beiges and blues, and peaceful beach-combing when the tide is out (perfect, since we were also instructed to keep our colors "soft, faded, vintage-like").
I'll let my photos show my process...
|the back side...|
|whew! TWELVE of them...it was a big swap!|
|ready to ship off to Kimberly!|
So I sent off my twelve little creations a couple weeks ago, and yesterday got all of my swaps back in the mail! They are so wonderful, and I'll share them soon!
It was good to take a little baby step
and have some fun! So glad you stopped by :-)