Here they Come!

The Artist Trading Cards have begun to arrive at my door. Beside coming from all over the United States, they are arriving from New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. More to arrive from other countries on the other side of the ocean. I will tell you about those as they arrive.

For now I will continue to post some of my own.

Life is a Special Occasion
Life is a Special Occasion

This is a combination of my image the “Stoyteller” based on the Southwestern American Indian dolls with the same name and a tagline from a Hallmark greeting card advertisement.

Friendship
Friendship

Some verbage from a beautiful calendar called Flowers of Friendship given to me by my friend MaryBeth. One of the birds is from a painting I did several years ago. My family was out of town and I was really missing them, hence the broken heart.

Broken Heart
Broken Heart

I was actually out of town last week. In Houston. The Portrait of Spain show from the Prado was at the Museum of Fine Arts so I used the opportunity to spend some time with my  mother as she used to do with us. Looking at the art treasures. This little card is a reminder of that outing.

The Prado visits Houston
The Prado visits Houston

 

 

 

Pocket Change

Along with Hannah Hunter and Gretchen Miller I am hosting an Artist Trading Card exchange. With the thought that small things can make your day a better one we are calling our event Pocket Change.

Reach to Grow
Reach to Grow

I have begun working on some cards for this project. It has been so much fun that creating four a week for the year has become one of my art goals for 2013.

Home is Where your Heart Is
Home is Where your Heart Is

You are welcome to join us in this project. Enrollment is open until January 15. There is no charge, you simply make four cards, send them with a self addressed stamped envelope and you will receive three back. All of the details can be found by clicking on Pocket Change.

Dance
Dance

The first and last of these ATCs are pieces removed from an oil painting, I added a little white ink with the help of some stencils.

These cards are only 3.5″ x 2.5″. Truly a little pocket change. Hope you will join us.