Sunday, September 15, 2013

catching up... part 1

I've been in one of those funks where I come home from work and all I wanna do is sit on the couch and read. It didn't help that I had a really good book going and was practically reading at traffic lights to see what happened next. But I finally finished the damn thing and got back to real life. I do love a good book but it sort of puts everything else on hold.

Lots of art has arrived and I've just scanned a bunch of it after thanking the various senders. MMSA swaps, private swaps, little gifts - all sorts of good stuff.

This went out to one of my ongoing private swaps.
Love the goofy images on this card.
They both came from a magazine full of ads for
art galleries. I added a few things and some
doodles and like it a lot.

Incoming from Peggy in CO. I admired it on MMSA when
Karen posted it and Peggy was nice enough to send me a copy
of it in case I don't get the original in the swap.
Love the colors and the composition and the
squiggly border. Just a great piece of art.

One from Connie Rose. The stenciled dots are metallic bronze
and the whole thing just shimmers. Our private swap theme
was purple and this card is a lovely take on an ocean sunset.

Another from Peggy. Love the limited palette and the odd shapes,
kind of a spiral around the bird, and the doodles. Another cool
one, Peggy.

Put a fish on it swap - from Noel in AZ.
The fish is a vintage Asian illustration embellished with
metallic paint. Neat card.

Put a fish on it swap - from Linda in MA.
Good colors, fun dots and mysterious caption.
Put a fish on it swap - from Mandy in MA.
Great background, lots of paint and collage,
and really pretty fish.


  1. Ohh I love a good book too... what was it that captivated you? I need some new stuff to read!
    Cool ATCs!

  2. All wonderful ~ especially the fishies!

  3. I can't believe you didn't mention the name of the book! After that build up, you've gotta share! I'm always ready for a good book and I know exactly what you mean about reading at stop lights...I'm totally guilty of that. You've got some great mail art there...lucky lady!