Monday, May 16, 2011

Art Trading: "Umbrella"

So I entered my very first ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap.  For those of you that don't know what an ATC is, it is a small piece of art that you simply baseball cards for artists!  The only rules are that it must be 2.5" by 3.5" and that you must give them away (rather than sell them).  So I'm finding the hardest part is mailing them on time!!  Oh, and sending them away, not knowing what the recipient will think of them.  (Scary!)  However, the small format is great fun and much less intimidating than a full-size I shall keep on with these swaps.  Hopefully I'll get better with meeting the deadlines...I'm pretty sure deadlines are my "kryptonite" (as my husband would say).  Anyway, I'd love to know what you think!  They shall hit the mail tomorrow, and there's no turning back! 
 "June Idyls" ATC, courtesy of Katie Holmes

"Rain, rain, go away" ATC, courtesy of Katie Holmes

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Art and Devotions

I'm okay!!  Haven't fallen off the face of the planet...just too much going on!  I just wanted to take this opportunity to share something I read in a book that a friend loaned to me.  It was definitely a timely thought and I hope it encourages you as it did me.  Oh, and of course I sketched a little something to go with it. 

From the journal of Katie Holmes.
"Our daisy-petal (i.e. He loves me, He loves me not) approach to Christianity can be swallowed up by the undeniable proof of His love for us on the cross of Calvary.  That's the side of the cross that has all but been ignored in recent decades.  We did not see what really happened there between the Father and His Son that opened the door to His love so vast that it cannot be challenged even by your darkest of days."  -excerpt from He Loves Me, by Wayne Jacobsen