Friday, April 17, 2009

I need to work on my photographic skills. This is the first ATC for our new Monday Hobnob weekly ATC game, for lack of better term. Anyway, the actual ATC looks way better in real life, in hand, than in this photo. The theme this week is "Sparkle" and the winner hosts the next week.

So many of my fellow artists have been creating beautiful works of art, including Robin, Dove and Val...lots of great inspiration. So, I'd better get moving and explore. Happy April!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Well, I have egg on my face for not keeping my promise to myself. So, here is one of the eggs I did for an Easter/Spring Egg swap, and 2 mini-boxes for another swap. The boxes have a new technique where I took glass slides, layered small cutouts between the glass and used aluminum tape as "solder". These were my first tries and I'm pretty happy with them. I also added buttons on the bottom for little feet. The insides are painted with a small picture glued to the bottom. The egg is a cardboard one from the craft store - gessoed, painted and glued all over with shells and pearl beads...very fun to do. Now I need to get off my rear and make some samples of new ideas...explore what is hiding in "OZ" and stretch my imagination!