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Topic: My first set of ATCs - The Party Crows  (Read 2709 times)
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« on: January 27, 2013 06:40:26 PM »

I've always wanted to drabble in to the world of ATC-making, and I finally took the leap this week! I can now understand why so many of you warn that it's flippin' addictive - I almost couldn't stop!! I'm sure more of these will be popping up throughout the year - tiny works of art - I love it! I am officially an ATC addict....

So, my first set of ATCs are based off of my favourite animal - the crow. My best work always seems to revolve around them, and I always return to the poem my boyfriend wrote for me when we were first dating. There's just something magical about them, especially around this time of year, when their sleek, black feathers stand out starkly against the snow. And they seem to be getting in to a ton of trouble lately - so they've been keeping me entertained.

They've been returning in droves now that the south wind has been greeting our incredibly cold neck of the woods. I've been seeing more and more of them by the week. Walking the other day, I saw a bunch hopping and cawing around a pile of garbage and thought 'Man, I wonder if these guys would be a hit at a party...' and then I realized that that garbage pile was probably their kind of party, but...we overlook that rational thought for the sake of inspiration.

I have to say, they look so fine that I want to make TONS more. I've been thinking all week of different crows I could make. There's TONS. I mean - the creepy crow? The wallflower crow. The party animal crow (do you think they'd have party animals? Hmm...)

Next time you go to a party, be on the lookout for the party crows, writing poetry and stealing kisses. Peeking at themselves in mirrors and cawing out the kind of laughs that make your tummy hurt.

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013 07:04:21 PM »

Those are AWESOME!!! you should join the monthly ATC swaps.  They are alot of fun, move very fast, you can join anytime of the month and you can claim as many times as you want in a month.


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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013 07:23:33 PM »

ATCs are a lot of fun. Yours is really cute.

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013 10:26:54 PM »

Thanks so much, you guys!

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013 06:11:22 AM »

These are lovely!  I hope you'll frame them as a set - they look so great together!

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013 07:12:33 AM »


« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013 07:50:59 AM »

Love the texture and the colors you used. 

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013 08:10:56 AM »

These have a lot of personality! Love the textures and color choices.

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013 11:46:21 AM »

Love the crows and their personalities/professions!

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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013 02:49:45 PM »

I'm in love with these!  Well done Melissaurus!

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