Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Well I had a nice busy day today. I worked alot more on my 'HOME' themed, artist trading cards. They are coming on really cute, but my best achievement was completing another one of my mixed media textiles pieces that has been lying around as a scrap of fabric for ages. I even attempted to mount it onto canvas but I hesitated because I am not sure of the background coloue (gun metal grey).

Let me know what you think- should I change the backing to white canvas? Normally that is what I'd choose.

Either way I'm only playing around with fabric scraps- nothing serious :) although I did title it 'Midnight in the Garden'.

Monday, July 30, 2007

I'm quite excited about a new artist trading card swap that I'm taking part in with a group of ladies on a website chat forum that I frequent- http://www.craftsupplies.ie/

If you want to check it out, go to the site, click onto chat. Register and then your in. Fantastic inspiration for scrapbooking, atc's, papercrafts, cardmaking etc. The swap I'm involved in requires us to make a minimum of 4 cards with the word 'HOME' on it. That is one letter per card. I'm going to get started right now, but thought I would quickly update my blog and add a few new pics.

This is a textiles mixed media collage mounted onto canvas. It's titled 'City Lights'. Hope you like it??

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Artist Trading Cards

Well today I excitedly attempted my first series of atc's. I had so much fun and after alot of anticipation, I actually found it much easier to complete my little series of 6 cards than I had originally thought.

Together the 6 cards spell AUTUMN. They are made mainly of gorgeous Basic Grey papers, stickers, buttons, metal motifs and some hand drawn details.

I am pleased with the result. I hope to get better at them and have loads of ideas for the next ones already...my head is about to explode :)

Let me know what you guys think?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Snow moon

This is what I see when I look up at the night sky during the cold dark Dublin winter. Reflections from the moon and dark curious shadows.

Although it is summer here in Dublin now, you wouldn't know it. The sun has hardly come out to shine and the ground is still wet from all the rain.

'Where oh where has the summer gone?', I ask as I listen to the pitter patter of the rain on the rooftop outside my bedroom window.
It feels like the winter is endless and there are no seasons at all.
Very Mystical indeed?

It's been a while...

I haven't posted in quite some time...well actually I had a good few pictures up here of 'ideas' for my wedding dress, but took them down before any of my friends came across them. I want it to be a surprise. So it looks like I haven't posted since may- but really I had.

Anyway, not alot of art getting done at the moment. Although I'm itching to create! I recently restored an old wooden dining table for our new apartment that we should be moving into by the end of the year. I must say it looks great, but I failed to take any 'before' and 'after' photos :(

I've recently gotten into learning more about Artist Trading Cards or atc's as they are commonly referred to as. The are small deck of card sized pieces of art, scrapping, stamping, textiles, collage- anything you like really. They normally are done in a smallish series of about 6 I think. Anyway, I can't wait to start my first collection and I will post them as soon as I've finished them.

For now...here is a photo of another one of my textile pieces.