Saturday, 3 April 2010

Happy Easter or Spring

whichever one is most applicable...
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had been making some Spring Cards and also that I planned on making some Artist Trading Cards. As part of my therapy, I tried to make at least one or another every day.
There were some obstacles with this, making cards is easy enough standing at my desk. But if I start bending and stretching, reaching for things it can all get very counter productive so I only allowed myself to use materials that were within easy reach!

It was not too difficult as long as I didn't forget! I also had to be a little more inventive, my main paper stash is all in the lower storage areas so I had to improvise a lttle!

A little easier were the ATC's. I need to spend a lot of time with my leg elevated so these have been quite good at keeping me occupied for short spans of time. Some of them are practice pieces out of one or another of my books or others are just based on some of my own photo's.

I enjoyed them and the marbles one has started me off on another mission. I loved marbles as a child and had a huge collection won fairly and squarely from many an unsuspecting boy! You will notice that both with my cards and with my art, my subjects are all flowers, butterflies and happy subjects.
I feel the need to be surrounded by such things right now and I confess to also filling the house with flowers!

As I wrote in the post below, inspired by Kastlekaos, I put all the ATC's into a small book with some quotes and poems that seemed relevant at the minute, which I will include a copy for those of you that wanted an ATC as chatted about in the Happy Award post.

So, thats what I have been up to. I hope you all have lovely holidays, whatever you do :D

Footnote: From Wikpedia - Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cards,[1] or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (6cm X 9cm),[2] small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets (just in case anyone is wondering what the heck I am on about)

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CherryPie said...

They all look lovely :-) I hope you have a great weekend.

Beadwright said...

Happy spring to you as well. I love each and everyone of your cards. Splendid work.


Carol said...

Everything is just beautiful! I drew some marbles in c.p. and yours looks alot better than mine:)
I hope you have a great Easter or Spring too:)

B.Held said...

just fantastic!

Jennifer Rose said...

those cards look great :D the cover of your small book works really well

hope the bruises are fading more

fairymadjo said...

hi hun,
happy easter, your cards and art work is amazing hun, huggs jo x

Doson said...

Hey, lovely cards as always & plus what a fresh new look blog. My Easter is over so have a happy spring.

Lana Gramlich said...

You're so freaking talented with your cards, hon! I've considered giving it a go, but considering my general lack of neatness (particularly in the face of glue,) I think I'd only manage to produce a huge fit of frustration.

Chrissy said...

CP, thanks a lot :D

Nicole, thanking you

Carol, the marble don't look quite so good close up but I am going to have a go again on a bigger project some time. I like marbles :D

Cheers Brittany

Thanks Jen, yup the bruises have gone down lots now. Just have to work on the knee :)

Jo, Good to see you :)

Happy spring to you Doson

Thanks Lana, I am smiling here and I confess that I don't use glue for the same reason. I use sticky tabs and double backed tape ;-)

kaslkaos said...

Hoping I'm on your list. I really want to see that little book. Will you be doing more???
& looks like you've been awfully busy for 'therapy'. Glad you're channelling all that into your art.

Chrissy said...

Ingrid, your envelope was sent by airmail today.I hope it reaches you safely :) Busy? Not really just a couple of hours everyday..quite weird for someone that normally drives close to that time just to get to work!

Poindexter said...

I am smitten - I love your cards! They are absolutely lovely. Cristy and I are making our wedding invitations, but they are not nearly as lovely as this. however, they are made with love and at the end of the day, that is what counts.

i confess to having made a secret pledge to myself to keep flowers in the house too. I prefer to pick up whatever is sale-priced at the supermarket. But thankfully the flowers last for a week or two - such a tiny investment for the amount of calming joy they pour into the house!

hope you are feeling better by the day! hugs~~