Familiarity Does Not Breed Contempt

I have been working on my Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), trying to find a rhythm.


Once I decided to rely on  images of my own creating I found what I was looking for.

You may recognize the figure above. She was in a post from May 18, 2009. I had painted a large canvas called Family, Love, Life.  It was a woman juggling all of the aspects of her life. I had postcards made of the 24″ x 36″ painting.  I cut up one of these postcards, collaged her with some other materials and now here she is on an ATC.

Bless Your Heart
Bless Your Heart

This lady now lives in California, but I have postcards with her image on them as well. So with the fun polka dot paper from my friend Hannah and a heart from another card I had illustrated we are transported to a southern mode with “Bless Your Heart”. She was featured in a post on February 17, 2011.


This  collage is a combination of an image from one of my postcards with a piece of a retired oil painting and some beautiful Japanese tissue paper. You may remember this little fellow from a November 28, 2011 post.

The familiarity of the images made me comfortable with this new tiny scale artwork. Maybe it is a direction to explore with my large paintings too, inserting my niftyartgirl figures into the more serious oil paintings. Hmmm, I am feeling inspired.

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