I've never made ATCs before, but I'm home sick today and needed a craft that I could do while lying in bed and drinking tea. Eight cards later, I think I'm hooked. How are these little cards so satisfying to make? I'm not a visual artist in the slightest, but I had a lot of fun with these. Here they are (in the order that I made them):
This card was not only my introduction to ATCs, but it is a sort of self portrait, so it also introduces me to you.
(Oh, the weird stripes are from my printer - I think I need to replace my print heads. Bah.)
#6. Break Away
This theme reminded me of an article I read in this month's Vogue. The text comes from the article, and all the images are from the same issue.
I've been noticing recently that for some people in my generation, having kids is just anoother part of the competitive/consumer drive. This card responds to that idea of family.
#92. All That I Have
These words were in my vows, so they made me think of my wedding day. The image is an altered photo of my husband and I that was taken about an hour before the ceremony. I kind of like what my crazy printer did with this one!
Inspired by my dog, a rescued racing greyhound. The image is from a 40s sideshow that featured monkey "jokeys" strapped to the backs of greyhounds - a particularly dark time in a dark "sport."
My job requires me to spend my summers abroad without my husband. I never feel more solitary than when I've left him at security and boarded my first flight. The text used here is from a Radiohead song.
#74. Are You Challenging Me?
This one is a bit more lighthearted. The text is from my master's thesis, something that did, indeed, challenge me.
#52. Deep in Thought.
I really like how this came out, but I wish the Geisha weren't covered in stripes. Stupid printer.
I hope you like them!