Thursday, July 9, 2009

"Thankful Thursday...(#5)..."

Rhonda in Kentucky started the week off with a beautiful ATC
painted from a photo her husband took of
hay bales in Wales...she added a original sheep just for fun...
(Be sure to click on any image to enlarge...)
Then came a private zentangle exchange
with Stephanie in Washington
We decided to surprise each other...Any OOOOH MY!
Was I ever delighted...The flip flop is an original extra bonus!
I will post my part of the trade with her as soon as
I am sure she received it :)
Then Marva in Colorado sent me a painting she made in the
Garden of the Gods...
I chose it from her selection and Serendipity struck again...
as this was the one she had painted
with me in mind! How fun!! :)
Finally, Tina, in Italy, ended the week with a 6 card trade of
some of the most lusciously vivid poppies topped off
with a delicious scoop of Italian ice cream!
(And with the temperature topping the 110 degree mark this week
that ice cream card was one "cooool" treat! LOL...)
I was most impressed with a quote
Tina had printed on the back of her ATC cards...
I love the feeling behind it...and I think that is why many
of us do what we do...either on line...
or through trading...
I am using it for my closing quote for today:
"Artist Trading Card...created by Tina
as a way to express her
joy in life."
~ Tina Festa

13 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These ATCs are marvelous. I love the quote too. Atcs are most joyful to give as well as receive.

RHCarpenter said...

Wonderful bunch of atcs, Peg. Love the zentangle flip-flop! and the poppies and all of them. So glad you liked the one I sent with the little baa baa :)

studio lolo said...

OMG, these are all fabulous!!

I missed so many hay bale photo ops coming through nebraska. There wasn't anywhere safe to pull over. I was bummed because the lighting and the compositions were perfect at every glance :( I'm still going to paint some!

The flip flop ZT is awesome, but the one in the middle, wow!

Love the poppy ones too :)

Caroline said...

Wow! What a beautiful array of art you've received here!

purplepaint said...

Wow! What gorgeous cards you're receiving! Glad mine made it through okay.

Lynn said...

Just back from vacation travels and catching up on all your posts for the past few weeks. Wow! Such a lot of wonderful art: YOURS and that of others as well. What fun to see all this, your photos of everything are beautiful!!! Nice to be back.

3rdEyeMuse said...

Talk about some seriously yummy treasures!! wow! ... checking the mailbox at your house has to feel a lot like an exercise in gratitude! :)

soulbrush said...

flip flop completely incredible and tina's stuff too.....wow, a lot to be thankful for today.

Chris said...

It is so good to get back to visiting my favorites. These trades are luscious and vibrant and great. And the recipients are lucky, to be getting your cards! I should know!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Wow all so lovely. Such a lot of beautiful talent here. I posted hay roll bails on my blog post I took pictures of. Love the ATC and the Sheep.

Serena said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful collection of ATCs, Margaret! Being an Aussie, I gotta LOVE that flip-flop (we call them thongs here). :)

PAK ART said...

What a beautiful variety - I'm liking all of them. It's so nice to see such variety in the way people draw and paint...there is no right or wrong way to do it - it's all beautiful.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

All of these are fabulous. My favorites are Stephanies zentangles - WOW. Thanks for sharing them.