Friday, September 28, 2007

ATC for ME - Coffee Theme

Over at Monday Artday ATC we have themes going on. I'm hosting a "ducks" theme right now (look for my duck cards soon) but we just did a coffee theme, hosted by JC. I sent three cards (which you can see here and here) and I just got back three cards... three AWESOME cards! Included was a fourth card, a limited-edition print-out by JC! JC did an awesome job and I will model my hosting after hers. :)

I got this beautiful card from my long-time art-trading friend, Emila! Oh, I really wanted it too! Her card was inspired by own in which I am enjoying my coffee but I'm not nearly as cute as Emila! Look at that background! And her serene face. Oh, Emila, I love you! :)

I also got this amazing card from Jeff, another old trading buddy. Jeff is insanely creative and has mad drawing skills! He's also been making ATCs like crazy so if you want to trade with him, get over to MADATC and give him a holla'.

Last, but far from least, is the incredible ValGal, Valerie Walsh! Val is a real pro, a fine artist famous for her paintings of houses. Be sure to check out her great work!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

ATC - Mr. Pink, The Manic Eraser

Erase! Erase!!! I must find something to erase!

Gouache, thing with face.

ATC - Suzy Sushi

Suzy Sushi says, "fish is full of omega-3 acids and protein and rice will give you energy! Eat me!"

Oh, yes, Suzy... I am going to eat you!

More gouache and things with faces.

ATC - Jolly Acorn

Howdy, kids! It's Jolly Acorn time! YAY!

Okay, now I'm trying more gouache. And things... with faces.

Friday, September 14, 2007

ATC - Blue Daisy Fairy

Fairies are all the rage! I thought you knew that.

Well this one seems to enjoy her job. What's her job, you ask? Well, aren't you nosey?

ATC - Gerber Daisy Fairy

This pretty little fairy doesn't like to get pollen on her skirt. Well, la-dee-DAH!

ATC - Bunny

Hello, bunny! What's that on your paw? A hideous disease resulting from man's abuse of the environment? Um... oh, a ladybug. Sweet!

ATC - Fox

Not sure what this fox is playing but I'd bet it's bluegrass, probably a song about grabbing a goose from farmer John's pen and providing a wonderful supper for his family. That's my thinking, anyway. :)

ATC - Cat

Mrrrt? You want to rub his tummy, don't you? C'mon, admit it!

ATC for ME - Jeff Brame

My buddy, Jeff Brame, has sent me this very cool ATC. Look at it pop outta frame! Looks like Super Honey Bear doesn't have cereal every morning after all. :) Awesome! Thanks, Jeff!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

ATC for ME - Maryam

Two fantastic cards from my dear friend, Maryam! "Ida and the Cookie Jar" and "Dippo". I love you, Maryam! :) See the card I made for her!

ATC for ME - Pati

A wonderful print of Pati's happy thumb guy, Godo! She wrote such a lovely note on the back and she included a little Canadian maple leaf, too. Pati does some really fun stuff with Godo and some amazing designs for backgrounds. Go check out her portfolio!

Monday, September 10, 2007

ATC for ME - Zari

Another two cards! This time from my dear friend Zari! These awesome gems came from Lebanon so it took a while. I sent her a groovy day. Zari has a little character named "Zappy" who is here with a little toy cow. And that bunny seems to be having a stressful time with that giant carrot! :)

ATC for ME - Zime

Here's two ATCs from wonderful Zime! I sent her the rabbit farmer and she was generous enough to send me two cards. The backs have some sweet decorations and tiny drawings as well. I love them!

ATC - Happy Coffee

A third card for the Monday Artday ATC coffee theme. This is my first gouache painting. I've been painting in watercolor for years so I'm used to transparent paint - this opaque paint will take time getting used to but I like it and I like this little happy guy. :)

Friday, September 7, 2007

ATC - Orange Fairy

Another fairy. I like fairies. I could draw them all day. :)

This is for... well, I don't know yet.

ATC - Pink Piggy

Thought I'd try one with only pencil lines. It's cute, no? Who's it for? Hmmm...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Postcard - Zebra Dancer

Dance, little zebra dancer, dance! A 4 by 6 inch postcard for my friend Zari! She got my ATC in only 8 days (I'm in California, she's in Lebanon) so let's see how long a postcard takes.

I hope you enjoy this picture, Zari!

ATC for ME - Monica

Shhhh! Kitty's sleeping! Monica sent me this lovely watercolor called "Nap". I couldn't be more delighted! It's the cutest little tuxedo kitty ever! :)

Monica said she loved the bees! Yay!

ATC for ME - Ms. Froggie

Oh, the lovely Ms. Froggie sent me two beautiful ATCs! "Zoo Friend" and "Crab Juice"! Ha! How perfect are these? Thanks, Colleen! I hope you enjoyed your Frog Prince! :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

ATC - Monkey Girl

Here's a cute little monkey girl! Eee-eee! This one is going to my friend Laurel at Studio Lolo. :)

ATC for ME - Studio Lolo

Laurel at Studio Lolo has just sent me this beautiful little watercolor of an "Italian Countryside". It's soooooo sweet! Thank you, Laurel! I love it! xo!

She enclosed it in a nice little plastic sleeve - the 3rd one I've gotten this way. I need to find me some plastic sleeves!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

ATC - Jumpin'

A little girl enjoying her jump rope. Sending this off to JC who already sent me a sweet ATC. :)

ATC - Small Talk

A little fairy and a little bird engaged in small talk.

ATC - Devil Whale!

Captain Ahab ranting about that devil whale, Moby Dick. I did this for Woody who honored me with some groovy goods.

ATC - Coffee

This is an ATC I did for Monday Artday ATC. I still don't know if I get this site but I guess there's a theme there for coffee so here's me enjoying a steaming cup.

[edit 9/7/07] Here's another one for the theme.

Postcard - Panda Pal

This one is a postcard I've done for my friend Gina Eugenia! I hope she likes pandas. Check out Gina for super sweet drawings and photographs! She loves her children like crazy and shares all the amazingly creative things they do together. Gina is a wonderful person.