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Topic: Ongoing ATC Swap -- January 2014 Gallery!  (Read 8477 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014 06:38:36 PM »

I received this beautiful card from La Chapa for my snowflakes theme.  I absolutely love the look of text behind paint.  So much layered goodness.  Thank you so much!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2014 10:19:11 PM »

I love the colorful layers combined with the shiny snowflakes. So cheerful!

I received my gorgeous ATC on the theme of "pre-socratic philosophers" from kosmicgirl:


The card is based around apeiron (ἄπειρον), which is a word that literally means "infinite" or "unlimited." It was brought into Greek philosophy by Anaximander ca. 600BC as a term for a sort of vital, non-elemental "background" that allows opposites to arise and serves as the wellspring of existence.

Kosmicgirl represented that here with the four classic Greek elements emerging from apeiron, but unified in style and color. So much meaning in such a simple card!

Plus, just look at these clean lines:



Thanks kosmicgirl, it's perfect!

Mini-lesson for the curious:

Anaximander (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaximander) was one of the very earliest Greek philosophers. Very little of his writing remains, but he was very influential; everything we know about him comes from later philosophers still arguing about his ideas. He was part of the first group of Greek thinkers trying to find a way to discuss and describe the world - especially the beginning of the world - without bringing gods into it. From a modern perspective, they were groping towards science, without any idea what that would look like. One of my favorite periods in the history of philosophy. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2014 11:38:48 PM »

Glad you liked it Smiley
(and I finally got to use my masters degree for something practical.. O_o )
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2014 03:36:54 PM »

I just got two wonderful ATCs yesterday Smiley

First one from kosmicgirl on my Steampunk Theme


And the second from desired constellation on my Fairy Tales theme (She chose Thumbelina)


When it is light out, I'll get better photos and replace these! These were my phone's camera...
Thank you both, they're awesome!!! Smiley (I need to start a book for them)

Also, does anyone know how to rotate and image after uploading it in your post?
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2014 08:38:39 PM »

So many great cards already!

Mamatrader, I love the glittery snow queen (I like sparkly Smiley  )

The sepia philosopher card is so clean and evocative - wonderful line work, kosmicgirl!

La Chapa:  The snowflakes are wonderful - I love how they shine against the strongly colored background.

desired constellation:  The Thumbelina card has such charm - what great design work!

And kosmicgirl's last card is like a steampunk tarot card - wonderful graphic quality and a little romance as well.

This is going to be a GREAT year for ATCs!
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2014 09:24:47 PM »

Great start to the gallery so far!  I have two more awesome atcs from kosmicgirl to add, but I can't figure out how to upload pics from my phone, and my computer is being repaired. Arrgh, so frustrating!
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2014 11:36:12 PM »

Don't say steampunk tarot, Helcura! I've been itching for another tarot card ongoing swap!
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2014 08:45:09 AM »

Thumbellina card is too adorable!!
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2014 10:46:21 PM »

Okay, here are my two lovelies from kosmicgirl:

for my bees theme



and for my Famous Monsters ABCs theme


I'm not sure why one posted sideways

Thanks kosmicgirl, I love them!
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2014 04:14:59 AM »

Oh my goodness -- so many gorgeous cards! That bee on in particular catches my eye right now. I'm on a bee kick. Cheesy

I received this GORGEOUS card from TerraBella01 -- she went with my Valentines/hearts theme. I love it so much!


And this is a quick peek at the envelopes that she sent it in -- I loved them too, so I took a pic. Cheesy


Thank you so much!
(Also, I hope that these pics are appearing correctly -- I have had a horrendous time trying to get them to show up in the correct direction.)
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