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« on: August 10, 2015 07:13:22 PM »

Here's something I made for our dear sweet rackycoo in the IYP 25 swap- 26 bitty circus works of art that fit into a matchbox. I had been struggling with my art at the time, having abandoned painting and drawing for a long while, and these minuscule pieces made easing back into it a bit less daunting. The cards are made from mixed media ATC cards that were cut to fit inside the 2 3/4" x 1 3/4" matchbox. It was exhilarating to paint, stamp, doodle, and draw whatever felt right on each of these cards, probably because they were so small, but maybe because I had all of that bottled up for so long it just had to get out in a manic kind of way!  





The backgrounds are mostly acrylic paint, various stamps, black pen, crayon, coloured pencil, and pastels. All of the images are either collage images or hand drawn.









The completion of this little work helped me feel more confident in my art and I've since enjoyed drawing or painting every day (even if they are only ATCs!)  Cheesy

Thanks to rackycoo for the in-focus shots...the rest are mine. Phtttht.
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015 07:21:53 PM »

Only ATC??? I spend more time on those than I do on other crafts. Wonderful share. Thank you.

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015 07:41:10 PM »

This is awesome x infinity!! Fabulous x a zillion!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015 08:28:52 PM »

Wow! This is such a great alphabet!
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015 08:41:38 PM »

Wow, that's amazing.  I could look through all of the little images for hours and keep discovering something new.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2015 12:11:32 AM »

Your talent is unbelievable! So many crafts and you master them all!  Shocked

Love your creativity and it is awesome how swapping got you back into the painting or drawing  mojo mood again!  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2015 03:07:33 AM »

These are so cool!  I agree; I'd spend ages just sifting through them and staring!
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2015 06:34:47 AM »

So tiny yet so epic! Amazing work.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2015 10:17:03 AM »

This is one of my favorite swap items ever! It sits on a table in my living room where I can look at it often. I am humbled by the amount of work that went into this tiny precious item. Plus, that little giraffe charm is the bomb. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2015 06:05:35 AM »

Beautiful and so incredibly done. Can only imagine the time it took to create all the ATCs. Sure racky gets a lot of joy out of looking at them.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015 03:27:51 PM »

These are fantastic! And such a clever idea.
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2015 01:59:30 PM »

These are so wonderful and beautiful! Your art makes me happy, friend!
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2015 02:25:05 PM »

This is so neat! I love the picture of all the cards together!
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This is awesome - the little peanut guy is definitely my favourite!
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Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! This is masterfully done. I has a jealous.  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2017 04:34:46 PM »

They are each so excellently faboo!
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How did I miss this?!?!  Beautifully done my friend!
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