"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Friday, February 6, 2009

ATC Treasures

I thought you would enjoy seeing the ATCs that I received in the Surface Design swap... Top left is mine. The theme was "Show a Technique".
Top Center: Aynsley McKay - made from melted plastic shopping bags (yeah, seriously cool)
Top Right: Debbi Baker of Australia, made from painted, crinkled tissue paper (it's gorgeous)
Center Left: Marga Korioth's paint on canvas, which came in a beautiful handmade sleeve
Center: Tracy Borders fused cheesecloth to fabric, wove it with plain fabric, and painted it ... the results are stunning
Center Right: Jan Ziebol's silk fusion and felted wool. The teture of her quilting is amazing.
Bottom Left: Mags from Wales (who has a lovely view out her window) made this piece with painted paper towels ... it really is incredible what you can make from such lowly items
Bottom Right: Judy Alexander made amazing painted and stitched landscapes by painting a large piece of fabric, then cutting it up and "finding" the landscape.
They are all just amazing. And now you see why I trade...

4 comments:

corryna said...

They are great. Lovely collection. I also like to receive ATC's and postcards. It is always so nice to see what can be done on such a small surface. And all those different techniques...

Judy said...

Lucky you! They are all gorgeous. What a great trade.

Karen said...

Wow, those are simply gorgeous, lol I see I stole Judy's word but they are.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

A very nice treasure of little artsy jewels!