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I look for beauty and truth in everything. It's not always there of course but I try to find it or make it happen. I love people who make me laugh.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Tiny Pretty Things


Well, it's been awhile since my last post and I'm still thrashing around in my studio trying to produce some new work...it may be a long time coming but I'm keeping at it and I promise to share once there is something worthwhile. It will take time.

Meanwhile here's my annual bird Christmas card and a few other things. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!



For our last Trading-Card session I had done some quick ink sketches of faces but found them a bit boring so decided to cover them with masks done on tracing-paper. The result is much more exciting and gave me an excuse to embellish like crazy.




The three following cards were done using the NEVR DULL method I learned from Kate Strickland in her demo article which appeared in the last issue of Ronna's publication, ATC Quarterly. I found it a lot of fun in an experimental way.



Thanks for the lesson, Kate.

And now, a word from the kitties who are still roaring around the house at seven months old.

"All the very best to you in the new year!"

With love from Samanda...

...and Bridget

9 comments:

Ronna said...

LOVE the kitties and happy you tired out the NEvrDull technique. It's really kind of fun. I think I'll do a few myself.

Evlyn said...

It is so nice to read your blog again. Always interesting to check out what you are doing, thinking. I really liked your ATCs last month -- so happy I got to trade with you. Hope you have a warm, peaceful holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2010.

frannie said...

Ronna, you must find the kitties grown since you last held them at 1 1/2 pounds each!

Evlyn, thanks and have a wonderful holiday, working girl. I still have that article in the Gazette featuring your paintings.

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Knatolee said...

The kitties are SO sweet!!

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