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Last night after working on the altered book pages I attempted some ATCs for one of the challenges. I haven't made ATCs in forever. I suck. Apparently. I can't make anything I like. I should have just gone to bed and watched TMZ. lol
I tried to make a triptych for Think Monday Think ATC challenge (also for Tuesday ArtyGirls challenge of 'Spring'.) I was inspired by the colors of one of my favorites on Flickr. It's a gorgeous painting! (not by me) I DID NOT do it justice. Once I put the white on there I gave up. At that point I should have hit the hay. But no. I was determined to make something I would like. I attempted something old and pink/shabby. UGH. Needs more layers. Can you tell where this conversation is going? Right down the ole' creativeless tubes. If they appeal to you, however, just holler, tell me which and its yours. Free.
Enough whining, I'm sure you all have these days. But it irks me. Today, to redeem myself I worked on a little ornament. (It's for Mixed Media Monday's 'Music' theme.) I like it 'okay'. (seen at top) I think I'm going to sew it to another piece of fabric, making a pocket and hang it in my car to hold the ugly looking air freshener thingies, kwim? If my DH doesn't take it down. He hates to have stuff hanging on there when he drives. He keeps taking my leis down. I love that pop of color. How else am I supposed to tell my car from another in a parking lot?! lol
Anyone up for a trade? I've posted a couple pics below. I'm looking to trade most anything (although I would especially love things I need like hermafix dotto refillls, Sakura GLAZE pens in aqua/hot pink or maybe a japanese craft mag?) If you don't have that, I'd love vintage ephemera, collage sheet images, old papers, some fabulous art you've done, whatever. The IDEAL magazines, inherited from Grandma, are too many for me. I'll trade 3 mags at a time. They have the most wonderful vintage pictures in them, plus poems, songs, etc.. The topics you can choose from are: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, seasonal, home, inspiration, etc... (Just click on them for a closeup.) So, either post or email me. First come first serve. Lots of Ideal mags. Sandwich bag stuffed full of fibers (I have 2). I'll post more trades this week (possibly stamps coming up.)
Whew?! Have I talked enough about absolutely nothing important? Well, I'm off to clean my art room (again) while I watch either Across the Universe or The Jane Austen Book Club. I'm posting pics of my room so you don't feel so bad about yours. Mine is tornado alley today...