For the last week we decided to do something big. We're having an Artist trading card swap! Wanna know more about them? Check out one of Sarah's blogposts for more info.
So here's the basics:
- It's a tiny piece of art to be traded and collected, like a baseball or hockey card!
- ATCs MUST be 2.5" by 3.5", no exceptions (then they can fit in those card-collector sheets - cooool).
- You can use any sort of materials: pen, marker, crayons, paints, stamps, stickers, even cloth and string!
The theme of the cards will be Grow! You can interpret this in any way you wish!
So want to participate? Please do! The more the merrier. : D To participate:
- Email Sarah at atlanticatlantis(at)gmail(dot)com and let us know you want in! (I am leaving the responsibility to her as it will be easier for one person to handle all the e-mails)
- She will then pair people up to swap with one another.
- Send the ATC, and enjoy the unique piece of art that is sent to you!
So contact us by next Saturday (May 7th) to be included! Then Sarah will organize the swap partners over the weekend and get back to you and we can get the ball rolling. So excited!
Now as you know I had a Giveaway posted for one of our prompts.
The winner of the Giveaway is Cat from brideblu!!!
Congrats! E-mail me at email@example.com with your address and I'll send the painting along to you. : )
Lastly, my response to last weeks prompt! Which was grow your style, make something in a style you don't usually use .
So I took my phone (as sadly I don't even have a working camera anymore. *Sigh* I miss the times when I had my dads SLR at my disposal) and ventured to the creek with the dog and took some pictures. So sadly they are not the best quality but I was as artsy as I could be!
So as you can see these photographs are nothing spectacular. But it was fun! Going out with the express purpose of finding nice things to photograph really gets you looking at things. You realize the beauty in the little scenes around you and you cut our little squares of beauty in everything. I loved the contrast of the yellow of this tree against the blue sky.
And it gave me some good ideas for paintings. So what I might do is take more photographs of stuff and rework them for paintings at home!