Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day

Hug a veteran today. Seriously! They risked their lives for the sake of our country -- they should be thanked as often as possible. Even if the war seemed or seems pointless, they still went to some other country and put their lives on the line for every other American (and quite often for other countries!) here at home.

Remember -- FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!! If it wasn't for our Armed Forces, we'd still be bowing before English royalty. America: the Best of them all. Never forget. May every soldier who paid the ultimate price for our freedom rest in peace.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Second try - ATC #1

This one bores me to tears. Hopefully I can think of something interesting to do to it before I trade it!

This is it! Brace yourself!!

This one is just silly. It is a work in progress and should be much more entertaining when I'm finished with it. The title? "Tuba or not Tuba; that is a Sousaphone." Unless you're a former band geek or a musician (like me), the title won't make sense. I've got another band one in progress but I haven't decided how to make it interesting yet.

I'm a firm believer in making ATCs as interesting on the back as they are on the front. Hopefully I've succeeded! Well, I've succeeded in amusing myself, anyway.

I thought the juxtaposition of the very tough-looking Sumo wrestler looked funny along with all of those girly stickers.

Even though the image is somewhat of an overdone thing (not that Teesha Moore is responsible for everyone who emulates her art and buys her collage sheets), I like how it turned out. Walnut ink is just the greatest stuff. I mixed dirt with glue on the bottom left of the front. I was kind, though -- no butterfly wings, dunce caps, or crowns were used in the making of these ATCs.

Also, my scanning skills clearly need brushing up!! It's a new scanner and the cards are kind of thick. Note to self: run these through Picasa next time before posting them.

So those are my recent accomplishments. I guess I should get myself back to work on more -- I am sadly out of practice!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Going Nowhere Fast

I keep forgetting the password to this blog which means I don't post very often. I have a few ATCs to scan and will put them up in the next few days.

I've just realized that if I sit with the supplies out in front of me and grab stuff, stuff appears on paper and it isn't too terrible! I've always contemplated work and rarely actually completed it. Maybe instead of thinking about art at my computer, I need to think about art at my worktable with the supplies handy.