Monday, June 23, 2008

Gorgeous is Everywhere

Marcia's Amazing Rhubarb Custard Pie, with gorgeous crust!

June Babies
We know a lot of June babies around here, some of our favorite folks in fact. Well, two June Babies sent out lovely requests for Birthday Mail. One of these friends was our own Robinsunne, who asked for emails and in exchange would mail out some ATCs that she featured in this post. Check out these gorgeous cards! She received wishes from all over the world...and I just received my special card:
More Inspiration...
I happened upon this book, new at our library:

Visual Chronicles: The No Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos, and Altered Books
by sisters Linda Woods and Karen Dinino, is a treat! Check out their website, also for their other publications and blog. So many wonderful ideas for how to make art daily, terrific art prompts (for when you think you have nothing to say), encouragement, and inspiration. Again, the authors remind us that you don't need lots of fancy stuff, mostly you probably have what you need to get started around your house already...I love that. They have some great ways to think about creating backgrounds in advance, creating little books of prompts for yourself (so you'll never have to spend too much time wondering what to make), and tips for how to get right to the heart of your Artful Self. This volume may be one that I "have" to own.

So I seized a moment this morning to make some ATCs, inspired by these crafty ladies. The kids were busily involved with PlayMobil, the laundry could wait, and so could the dishes and email.

This one, above, is untitled, as yet.
"Fly in the face of convention."

Some of Our Favorite Book Villains are Named Simon
Small drawing by Jonas (9.5 years old), entitled "Simon." I love Simon's villainous overbite! And how about that fancy sceptre?

PS Apologies for inconsistent font today, blogspot is vexing me.
PPS In case you missed it, here's a link for an article that features me and my terrific co-workers at the Rockport Public Library.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you are enjoying our book!! Fantastic!
    Very cool ATCs and that pie looks delish, too! YUM!!!