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  • May 25th, 2011 | 3:12 PM
Recent artsy things

I made these yesterday, playing around with ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) and some larger cards, trying to get a feel for what size I like best. The first one is slightly larger than ATC. The next two are standard ATCs (2.5 x 3.5 inches) and the last two (the largest) are magazine subscription cards that were built up with paint and collage. The wordy backgrounds were from when I ripped up old Horn Book magazines a few weeks ago. I glued them onto to some cards to have some bases ready and just reached for them when I started to play. I didn't plan the collage elements around the words but it is funny to see that the barking dog points to the word "violence".

Even more fun than making them, was seeing the look on d_michiko_f 's face when I gave them to her today. She's been playing with some artsy stuff of her own and I was hoping to inspire her to continue to do so.

You can click through see the larger versions in the Flickr album.

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d_michiko_f
May 25th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
As I already told you, I am so honored, flattered, and touched that you made these for me. I have always loved the art you create, and am so happy I have my own Susans look at, admire, and be inspired by! Thank youuuuuu! xoxoxoxoxoxox I love them!!!!!
susanwrites
May 25th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome. Making you happy made me so happy. I loved the look on your face when you realized they were yours to keep. I had such a good time thinking about you and some of the times we've shared as I put them together.
wordsrmylife
May 25th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
Lovely! What a fun way to play and have something to share after. Thanks so much for sharing these!
susanwrites
May 26th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
Thanks so much. They are a lot of fun and don't take much time so it's a good warm-up.
artistq
May 25th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
SUSAN!! YOu are cooking a book!! YOu are marinating it!! You have so much talent!!!!!
XO
susanwrites
May 26th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
aw....thanks, Laura. Not sure how I can be cooking a book. These are pretty common on the crafty blogs. And I used magazine photos so there's all that copyright stuff. But I'm having a lot of fun playing around and thinking of my friends as I play.
artistq
May 26th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
I think there is a dog theme that is simmering. xo
susanwrites
May 26th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
Well yes, there is that. hahaha. I am just now feeling brave enough to start trying some dog collages of my girl. We'll see how I do and where it all takes me.
jamarattigan
May 26th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
These are so awesome!!!
susanwrites
May 26th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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susanwrites
May 26th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Melodye. As you know, love grows when shared.
slatts
May 27th, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
THESE are GREAT!
susanwrites
May 27th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Slatts! So much fun to do.
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