Monday, June 25, 2007

Slapped out ATCs

Van Gogh & me

Van Gogh on Facing a Blank Canvas: "Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don't know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas is, which says to the painter, ‘You can't do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves. Many painters are afraid in front of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of `you can't' once and for all.”

Well I took Vincent's challenge and toddled off to my art room and slapped literally anything down on some 3-1/2x 2-1/2 inch cards. I won't even admit to how long it's been since I actually created some Artist Trading Cards. So tonight at the Pointy Hat ART Posse (PHAP) meeting, I'll be able to trade some new art .. finally.

These ATCs (I made 11 in total) are probably not my best work, but hey! at least I created some art and it felt good.

Speaking of PHAP, I see the Dumpster Diva aka Arlene won't be with us tonight as she is camping with her family, but I understand a couple new folks may join us.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

THE Latest!

This sweet face is my newest GREAT Nephew, Blake. Isn't he a cutie pie?

He was born last night to my niece Carla and her hubby Shane. I think he looks a lot like his big brother, Ben. There's another photo where Benji is looking at Blake with an expression like: Who are you, and do you really think you're gonna come home with us?!

Congratulations to Carla, Shane, Ben and Grammie Marmar. I know you'll enjoy this little life that has been entrusted into your care.