Sunday, June 29, 2008

ATCs inspired by artist Emily Carr

Recently read a book titled "The Forest Lover" by Susan Vreeland. It's a biographical novel about the Canadian artist Emily Carr who lived from the 1870's to 1945. She traveled to villages and painted scenes of village life and totem poles; eventually, she studied painting in Paris.

I do prefer to paint outdoors, but the air is unhealthy from all the fires in the area (Northern California) so I decided to do some indoor art. Assembled these ATCs (artist trading cards) from matboard, image transfers, gilders paste, hemp cord, a "gold coin", acrylic medium, words cut-out from the book (exciting for a catholic school educated girl!) and a leaf drawn on paper. A fun project!
Artist trading cards are 2.5x3.5", and can be painted, drawn, collaged or whatever the artist chooses.

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