Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Friday, March 9, 2018

Finished painting...

I don't have much to post about, but I did finish the little ATC landscape for the contest. And here it is! :)
A while back one of the other ATC people sent me what we call a pocket letter. It's another kind of trade where you send someone a nine-pocket vinyl baseball card page filled with little trinkets and treats. This gal sent me some adorable little cut-out figures and I just love them, but couldn't find quite the right project to use them. I decided to use them to make some bookmarks to give another lady for our monthly RAK (Random Act of Kindness). This lady lost her husband just a few weeks ago, so I sent her a sympathy card and these two little bookmarks. I took lots of photos of them before sending them off so I can try to replicate them later. I think they're so pretty! Here are the bookmarks.



 This is the happy, chaotic mess on my kitchen table! :)
I figure if I get some stuff out I might think of a way to use it. I've stamped some of my images on ATC's and now I'm hoping to figure out how to use them as collage backgrounds. I don't "think" in collage terms, but I keep trying. LOL.

It's a bright, sunny day. Still snowy out, but a hint of spring in the air. Thanks for stopping by and I'll be visiting you soon...if you have a blog, that is. ;)

God bless all.
Shalom!

7 comments:

  1. those are very pretty bookmarks! It is good to spread kindness and care to others! I love your art! I feel the same way about my sewing - if I was able to keep it out, it may actually happen :) - I am not able to = but hopefully one day things will be better.

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  2. Lisa, your ATC of the mountain scene is so beautiful. I feel like I'm back in Montana or Colorado or somewhere. And the bookmarks are a wonderful idea. I'm sure they are appreciated.

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  3. So nice bookmarks - a wonderful present from heart!

    My big joy: This wonderful now finishes watercolour with some ink! Really beautiful! More beauty than in the photo! :) Your trees send some greetings to my trees :)

    I like your creative table. This is to be an artist!

    The stamps are very nice and have such good forms, just friendly!

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  4. I like your watercolor/ink picture! And your bookmarks and I really love your happy, chaos! It makes me smile.

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  5. Nice bookmarks and something almost everyone can use more of.
    I've seen some of those pocket letters and they were works of art!!

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  6. I love your stamping in that last photo. How kind of you to send something sweet to your grieving friend! The bookmarks are very nice. Looking at your kitchen table, I tried to recall if you had a spot for the kitchen table in your new cottage diagram. I've seen people with little houses who have a small dining table that's attached to the wall with a couple of sturdy hinges (usually under a window), so the table will fold down against the wall when not in use, but lifts up (with a leg under it) for eating ... or crafting. I always liked that idea, although my tables always look like yours, and I can't imagine never needing them up, haha.

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  7. That's so true about getting our "stuff" out so we use it and make amazing works of art with it!

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