Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Monday, August 8, 2016

Paint on my hands...

Nope. I don't have an awesome photo of that, lol.

I bet you folks are heartily sick of looking at my artwork but, honestly, that's about all I do in my spare time. :) And I have to record it somewhere before I mail it off.

Let's see...where did I leave off? I only have one swap to show you (YAY!). This one was a little different. It's called a Rolo because you do art on Rolodex size cards which have holes punched in the bottom to make them fit on an actual Rolodex...if you can find one. My cards don't have holes because I don't own a Rolodex punch, and don't intend to get one! Anyway here are my cards for the Rolo! swap. (This was an open theme swap, so I just made whatever I felt like making. Well, I did do a little research by checking out the various people's profiles to see what type of themes they like to collect and that gave me some ideas.)

Whoops! I found another swap that I failed to post on here. Sorry! This one is called The Tenth Annual Personal Profile PAT (Pick-a-Theme). There are 40 players but we are divided up into 8 groups of 5 people. I had to make a card for each of the other four players in my group, and I had to pick a theme by reading their profile information and learning about them and their personal likes and such. It was a fun way to get to know more about a few folks. Here they are.

This was a host gift card. She likes boardgames.
 This lady is a Christian, and loves ballet. This was one of my favorite cards. I drew and re-drew those feet and I'm still not sure they're right, but I like how it turned out. :)
 This gal likes dogs and writing.
 One lady loves loteria cards. I'd never heard of them! But I can see why she does like them. They are decorated with lots of vibrant, colorful art. Are they lottery tickets? I'll have to Google that.
 The last lady is a Snoopy fan, and she lives in New Mexico.
Okay, I cheated a little. I do have more photos of cards, but these are a little different. One young lady on the ATC site is a pastor's wife in Berea, Kentucky. That's about 15 miles from where my son Josh lives, so I quickly introduced myself and got to know her. Anyway, she came up with the idea to give little pieces of art to people in need of some cheer in their lives. She asked if any of us ATC people would like to contribute some art. She was willing to trade and send us a card for each one we sent her, but most of us are just sending them without asking for a return card. (How could she possibly keep up?!? Anyway, it's the giving that's fun!) This is an ongoing thing and she will tuck these little ATC's into birthday cards and give them out in other ways. She has a lot of contacts since her husband is a pastor and knows lots of lonely folks who need a lift. Anyway, here are the ones I'm working on right now. Her one requirement was that they contain at least one word or a phrase/scripture as long as it's something positive and uplifting. I look forward to doing this for a long time!

I'll be posting finished versions of these later.

I decided to actually clear off my desk enough to do my painting there. I usually try to do it perched in my recliner leaning over to reach my paints on the side table. Not good! This was so nice!

Thanks to Jordan for this vintage makeup case. It works great to hold my acrylics and other odds and ends!

Well, if you made it this far...BRAVO! Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to. Blessings on your week!


  1. I like seeing your art! no need to apologize for that! very fun! it's nice to try to help bless others and bring cheer!!! :)))

  2. I am constantly amazed at how much art you get done. I'd be stumped thinking of the right card for each person let alone getting all those done! And, I like seeing what you've made so keep posting pics.

  3. Your postcards are so fun to look at and must be terribly satisfying to create. I'm glad that you record them here publicly, so that more than the direct recipient can enjoy them.

    The hinds' feet on high places card is ingenious - much more lovely to look at than would be a drawing of actual deer hooves!

  4. Wonderful! So very wonderful colours in your paintings! Such a creative artist you are - and with heart! The "Monopoly" remembers me of my childhood. Nice individual self-made work!

  5. Fantastic! You paint the best fish! The ballet shoe card is awesome!

  6. Wwow, Lisa, I can't imagine keeping up with all those swaps. You are incredible! I love that you matched up interests of the recipients with your art, which by the way I do love. Your sketches are such fun to view, especially the Snoopy. I used to do ATCs and have a whole big notebook of ATCs from other people. I never look at them any more and would probably be willing to send them to someone to distribute. Some of the ATCs are real works of art while others look thrown together.


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