Oh Goody! Win Win!

Is there something in the past that you really really liked but for whatever reason you didn’t buy it? Not buying this iron cage when we saw it in an eclectic shop in Old Town Spring, TX about 4 years ago was one of my regrets. At the time it was not in the budget.

As luck would have it, recently someone locally was selling one . I quickly responded that I wanted it. You see, I have boxes of tiny artist trading cards from the online group I ran for 6 years. This is a perfect display piece for a few of my own creations that are some of my favorites.

When going through my boxes I discovered some duplicates so they may be destined for sale. I found a  few of my favorites that may be recreated in larger art quilts, too.  Win Win!

See the oversized trading card? That one is from my ever non-conformist friend Jean Sredl.

 

A Tiny Little Art Start

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A tiny start with some tiny art while I’m on intermission.  Our Arts in the Cards theme for June was music/rhythm.

My mother sang on  WDZ radio in Illinois as a young woman. I have stacks of her sheet music with much of it having damage. I used some for the background on these cards.  With Inktense pencils I illustrated the way I see a single melodious note.

Let your Freak Flag Fly!

April’s Arts in the Cards inspiration is Fly Away.  With spring here, the garden centers are all flying those brightly colored plastic pennants that dance in the wind to draw attention to their new planting stock. Those, and bright clear spring colors were my inspiration for this month’s trading cards.

J Paine Dawes  artist trading cards