Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
...ATC journalling that is. I am thinking that I won't trade all these cards right away (who would really want something about my bad hair day anyhow?) and put them all together in a little book. Just a thought. Let's see if I'm still at it in a month, or week (or tomorrow, for that matter)...
Friday, July 20, 2007
I wasn't going to journal on an ATC yesterday but then I stepped on a frog and inadvertently brought it into the house, attached to the bottom or my shoe. The poor thing was covered with cat hair and lint. I just had to do an ATC about the little fellow. Read the ATC to see how it all turned out...
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I'm having fun with these journalling ATCs. But I know good intentions and all that. When I was young, I was hooked on writing in my diary (with it's little key and ensured privacy). That lasted an entire week.
We'll see how these go. I guess I'll do them whenever I feel the urge. Then it's still fun, right?
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The current issue of ATC Quarterly features Witta Jensen from Denmark who has done a daily journal ATC for more than ten years. Small events immortalized on bits of cardboard. The upcoming issue of ATC Quarterly will feature Cindy Couling from California whose advice to everyone who has a hankering to journal is, "Just do it and don't worry too much about the results. Keep going."
So I did it. Yesterday I decided to be spontaneous (can one actally decide to be spontaneous?) and I started my journalling ATCs. I hated the first one. Too messy and all over the place. I decided to focus on Domino's trip to the vet. I liked the idea of the second ATC, but the pen I used was too light and hard to read. Third time's a charm. Yup, that's me being spontaneous.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
This past weekend was the Pioneer Museum's annual Booksale, which I've volunteered to help run, for the past few years. We must've sorted, unpacked and packed over 20,000 books. All proceeds go to the running and maintenance of the museum. I spent the last two days running around, fixing books up on haywagons and having the time of my life. My back felt it and I'm a little sunburned in places where the sunscreen missed but other than that I'm very pleased. We had big crowds and lots of books were sold. Off to find that rocking chair on the porch now.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
These 2 pages are a spread from the collaborative art journal that I'm involved with. The round robin project is completed monthly. This time I got the "fish" journal. We still have a few months to go till all the journals have made it around. Lots of fun.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Our ATC group here in Dunvegan usually numbers 15-20 people. Each month we serve coffee, tea and juice (and cookies too). But the little hall we meet in only has 5 or 6 coffee mugs (they have hundreds of dainty cups and saucers but they are a nuisance to enthusiastic traders who need at least one hand to grab a card)!
Having listened to a bit of the Green Earth concert last Saturday, I decided that we as a group, can actually do something. I've e-mailed all the traders and asked them to donate their extra ceramic mugs to the hall so that we can have enough for everyone and avoid using styrofoam and plastic cups. People have been wonderful. A few people wrote and said they had spare drinking glasses as well. Another said she had cutlery she could donate too.
Does anyone have Al Gore's address? I'd like to tell him that we're doing our bit.
Monday, July 9, 2007
A small group of us have met every few months for the past few years to make ATCs with a theme. Mostly the themes are suggested by the time of year in which we meet: February was valentine ATCs; April was spring or Easter; July was Canada Day or summer, etc.
This past weekend the theme was Summer Memories. One gal made butterflies. Another did a series on outhouses. Another did collage memories of camping and one gal drew funny cartoons of her grandchildren's recent visit to her home.
I found old photos from trips that my grandparents had taken in the early 1960s. These photos were all discards: thumbs or backs of heads took up most of the shots. I collaged these onto dark blue ATC cards, trying to make them look like they were placed in old photo albums, using black photo corners and white captions.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Yesterday we went over to a friend's place for a barbecue. Next door, a farmer had saved a fawn from being run over while he was haying. It was a few weeks old when he came upon it sleeping in the grass (thankfully he stopped his machine and didn't run it over). He said he was afraid the mother would reject it because he had handled it.
Once it gets a little bigger (it's only one month old), he's taking it to an animal wildlife refuge. As he says, it's so tame, he could never let it out in the wild.
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
The challenge for the upcoming ATC Quarterly centrefold is "The Owl and the Pussycat." So far we've received some fabulous entries but we still need some more. Deadline is August 15. Send hi-rez, (300 dpi) jpegs to: email@example.com.
To see last issue's challenge check out:
ATC Quarterly centrefold