Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
A click on each name should take you to their personal ATC galleries.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
~Henry David Thoreau
Friday, October 23, 2009
"I have a promiscuous muse.
"Rekindle your creative fire by making time to play."
in luscious layers of sparkly bling!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
My collection sparkles with her magic!
These three "Little Indians" are part of a series designed
by Tim in Belgium...(we also "met" through Illustrated ATCs.)
I am in love with Tim's style...and his wonderful composition.
Hopefully we will be able to trade many times more...
As a matter of fact,
Tim suggested we might collaborate making a card!
He and his daughter have done it.
Hmmm...an international collaboration!
I will keep you informed.
This happy trio is from Shayna in Alabama...
She has a cool technique using a henna applicator to apply
her white paint over a watercolor background.
So unique...and so much more controllable than brush strokes!
From Emma in England came this delicate little zentangle...
We found each other through the gallery at Illustrated ATCs...then
we set up this private trade...what fun!
Even a postal strike in London couldn't keep this trade down!
I hope to make many more in the future.
Emma has designed a series of whimsical houses I love!
Finally, the last card to arrive was from Rainie in California...
A TOTAL surprise!
I have been a fan of Ranie's zentangle work for quite
a while now...and had simply commented about a piece like this
on her new Flickr site (click here)...
and "Voila!" one like it arrived in the mail days later!
Hip Hip Hooray!
Check out Ranie's new group site here...
it is just for ATC art you DO NOT want to trade...
but still might want to share!
Thanks again everyone for a week full of artistic magic!
What a fun week it has been!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
She paints the most beautiful moons and whimsical trees.
I love her joyful style!
came this sweet little panda Chinese brush painting.
The Chinese character in the lower right corner is Donn's name...
The red seal in the opposite corner is for good luck!
What a fun little piece! :)
From Nadine, in Germany, came these two lovely cards...
a dream catcher and these dainty, delicate flowers.
I think they make a great pair...Love those colors!
Nadine is also a member of iATCs...
her work is always amazing and loaded with fantasy! :)
Check out Nadine's website here.
This gorgeous calla lily was a "special request" painted for me
by Nicole in Trinidad and Tobago.
We met through our Everyday Matters Flickr pages.
Nicole has a wonderfully light touch
with her tropical flowers...each one is awesome! Above is the second part of the trade I made with Renee.
"She" is named Seiko...and arrived all nestled in her
beautiful kimono inspired notecard.
Check out the cool Canadian stamps also...
trading is so much fun in so very many ways!
I am also accumulating a glorious collection of international stamps in the process too! From Melanie, in Australia, came these two beautiful
zentangle inspired cards.
Melanie always puts a creative twist
in her artwork...We have traded several times...
and I hope many more times in the future.
I am a really big fan of her designs. Lastly, from out of nowhere, in flew this stunning surprise from Laurel.
I cannot even begin to share with you
my delight...Laurel's work is like no other...
filled with intrinsic meaning, love and specialness...what
a treat to have a piece like this of hers!
My heart is overwhelmed.
You can check out Laurel's art in her Etsy store here.
All of these treasures are special to me...
each in its own individual way.
I thank you...each and every one...from the bottom of my heart.
Sharing one's art is sharing part of one's soul.
Thanks for including me in your life's passion!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”
Monday, October 12, 2009
“Do not become paralyzed and enchained
Sunday, October 11, 2009
"A fresh mind keeps the body fresh.
~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton