Hooray, I can't wait to see the pieces created based on this week's challenge.
And now, a few more ATCs done recently by me.
This is a self-portrait. It's me when I was five holding my favorite teddy bear (which I still have stashed away somewhere). It was an experiment with sewing...as you can see I've yet to get the hang of it. But the crude stitches go along with a theme of childhood. I took a page from a book, applied masking tape and then peeled it off to get the background. The words represent my life full of books and reading starting at a young age. It's all kind of washed out and faded, and that's what my memories of childhood are like. If you look close you'll see I stuck on the word "German" - which is my heritage. And the music is for my mother's beautiful voice and how she passed a love of music on to me.
You never know how attached you're going to get to a piece until you are done and realize how sentimental it makes you feel. I'll be hanging on to this one for now.
In the following ATC I was experimenting with my acrylic paints. I've been perusing work by Claudine Helmuth lately, can you tell? : ) She's one of my favorite collage artists. The little tyke is from divasdeste.com.
This next one was for a swap-bot swap with a window theme. I have to admit I was a little stymied at the fairly rigid guidelines (it had to be a view through a regular house window...why not a submarine, or airplane?). Then I decided I'd just have to really funk up the view by returning to my favorite magazine collage medium.
You may want to click to enjoy the view. I do not recommend cutting out many-paned windows - I very near lost it.
Long post, sorry - but I wanted to get these up. I'll post some freebies in the next day or so. In the meantime, get to working on those door ATCs!!