Wednesday, November 21, 2012

More Artist Trading Cards - ATC

 This was done for a Georgia O'Keefe swap on Swap-bot.  Atlanta businesses plant thousand upon thousands of these in thier office parks this time of year.  Wish I had time to put a few in my little garden!
The one to the right was a still life painted also for a Swap-Bot swap. I really like to paint flowers :-)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Artist Trading Cards !

Been awhile since I posted.  Last May my husband was diagnosed with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) and it's been a super busy time with taking care of his special needs and continuing to work full time.  MDS is a cancer of the bone marrow and short of a transplant, there is no cure.  Chemo, blood transfustion due to red blood cell depletion and a constant critically low white blood cell count requiring lots and lots of cleaning/disinfecting house time.

Anyway, due to this issue, my "me" time is almost non existant!  I've gotten back in to doing the ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) because they are small, portable projects.  I can work on them at breaks at work, without it drawing much attention, on the kitchen counter while cooking meals, sitting in doctor's office and the infusion center, hospital rooms...Welll you get the idea! 

This is one I did for a "Trees" ATC swap on Swap-Bot.  It is watercolor and completely from imagination.

I've joined several more swaps on Swap-Bot and a larger project on Wet Canvas, so I've got 'em lined up to do for my "diversion".  I have several more ready to go just waiting on partners to be assigned, so I hope to get them here on my blog as well.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Strawberry Binge!!!!!

 Have been painting Strawberry Themed ATC's and journal pages.  Just seems to be all that wants to come off the brush!  This one is ATC size, watercolor pencils.  It's named "Kitty's Home!"
Strawberry Pot - Watercolor Journal.  Also done with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils

Final Strawberry Binge!  I'm trying to paint a little looser.  I really like the background on this one.  This is for a Journal Tip in Page for a swap on Swap Bot.  It is done with Winsor Newton Watercolors.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Love me some Strawberries

Inspiration from recent Watercolor Secrets newsletter. I've been trying to do some art journaling of late. More relaxing to do since it's done for me and not to please anyone else

It was done on my outdoor studio over this beautiful weekend!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Can't stop painting daisies .....

It's an early warm spring and everything is colorful once again. The first picture is 8x10 and the second is an ATC I did for a swap on Swap bot. Both of these art pieces were done with Daniel Smith watercolor sticks. I really love these. They are so portable and very rich in pigment.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Peace

We spent Easter morning taking a long walk on the nature trail close to my house. So beautiful and peaceful. Blooming wildflowers and pine scents filled the air. I'm so thankful we have a place like this so close to us. We are less than 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta and can still enjoy a lovely wooded area with lots of birds and other small wildlife in abundance.

It's been a while since my last post and this post is coming directly from my IPhone with a free blogger app. If this works it will be much easier for me to keep up with my blog. So I'll let you know