Saturday, April 12, 2014

Artist's Choice

The first of my ATCs from the Wetcanvas trade project has arrived at it's destination.  The theme is Artist's Choice.  Any time you give me a choice of themes, I will usually choose animals.

This is Zeus a Yellow Lab who belongs to Virginia/vmrs from a photo on her Facebook page.  It is done with colored pencils and pens on a Designer Scrapbooking paper.  I love using this paper as it provides a background as well as texture to the animal fur.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Artist and Student ATC Trade

A teacher posted on Facebook that she would like artists to volunteer for a one-on-one trade of an atc with her students.  I agreed.  I did a picture of a dog from a photo by Andy Mathes, a photographer/veterinarian and used with his permission.  

The dog is Bruno.  I did a picture of him when he was just a puppy.  He was a cute little thing that looked so sad.  Her is looking more grown up now.  I love his face and enjoy doing his portrait even if it is so small.  And I so much appreciate Andy Mathes for taking such great photos of his clients.  It is so fun to see his clients from the time they are in for their first puppy shots, thru until they grow up.  And so many breeds of dogs and cats.

This is an ATC (2.5x3.5 inches) and done with colored pencil and ink.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Another ATC for the Trade

I bought this little guy yesterday at Dollartree.  He is a little bobble head.  I thought he was just so cute I had to put him on one of the trade cards I'm doing.  I also got a little angel.  These words are printed on her: " Make your actions inspire others."  I think she will be another trade card even though my plan was to do all animals.  

This is colored pencils and Micron pen on Designer Sketchbooking paper.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Wetcanvas ATC Trade

 One of the ATC cards I have been doing for the new Wetcanvas Project.  The theme of this trade is "Artist's Choice".  When you give me a choice, expect to get animals.  May very favorite subject. 

 I will do something personal for the trader if possible.  I know a few of them from other trades.  This one will go to a person who loves cats.  I have 6 of the cards finished.  So far I need 14.  Still one more place to fill in the project tho.  The other 5 finished are, a dog, giraffe, cow, bunny, and flamingo.  Working on another dog now. 

 Having a ball and never tire of doing animals..

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Last Day for Friday

This video was taken the day we took Friday in the have her put down.  She was having problems with her hips and had a hard time standing or sitting without pain.  This is the last picture of my husband taken before he passed away 3 months later.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Flamingo ATC

 I did this little atc for trading.  It is from a photo by Jean Ogden.  Staedtler pens, colored pencil, on Patterned Designer Scrapbooking paper.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."                                                                            Unknown