Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Spring, Robins and ART

I have been very busy with so much stuff these past few weeks.

First off-The first meeting of the ATC Live Trade in Wheaton was on Sat May 2--It was so great. Not a huge turn out but a start. I met two outstanding artists, Shari and Harriet. We clicked right away and I felt immediately like I had new BFF's. In fact after the trade we had dinner together.
Shari has consented to be the moderator of our Live Trade and started a Yahoo group right away for networking and info sharing. We are slowing getting new people to sign up and hopefully will meet them in person on June 6 at our next meet up.
Here we are from the left, Harriet, Shari, Me and member 4 and member 5 who's names I do not remember--(old timers disease).

Second --I have been trying to make extra cards to the AFA2009 get together in Indianapolis that I am attending the weekend of June 19-21. I am not sure how many artists will be there so I want to have a LOT of cards ready to trade. (this is a big step for me as I am going alone, and I get very intimidated by other artists as my insecurities come out)

Third --- I finally got around to making ATC's for the upcoming Milwaukee swap next Saturday, May 30. The theme was "May Day, May Day" and of course I was stymied by a Theme--I do not know why I do this to myself. Finally made a prototype and liked it enough to make a set of twelve. I only lack the backing which I plan to do tonight, but probably won't finish til Friday night--as usual.

Fourth --Robins--A female robin built her nest on top of the Grapevine wreath on my front door. AMAZING--Yes, my kids use the door constantly and the neighborhood kids are ringing the bell or knocking all the time. But that did not deter her--

The eggs hatched Monday and I will post pictures of the babies tomorrow.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Above are the ATC's that I traded for last week. It was the April meeting of The Milwaukee ATC Live Trade and it met at a beautiful Scrapbook store in Greenfield, Wisconsin. The day was soooo rainy but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the ATC artists who came to trade. I even managed a couple of extra trades. Our theme was altered photographs and the majority of the cards above are in that theme. It is always a surprise and pleasure to see how different the interpretation of the theme will be from artist to artist.