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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Artist Trading Cards











These are the first Artist Trading Cards I've made. Thanks to Gail at "Mind Wide Open" for inspiring me to get started in making ATC's.
My two sisters, my youngest daughter, and an artist friend were the recipients. They received their individual, one-of-a-kind, ATC inside a little sack along with a tiny easel to use to display their small piece of art. My cards were their introduction to ATC's. I'm anxiously waiting to receive back their creative trades to start my ATC collection.

Pictured below are two of the little sacks (bags). The bag pattern as well as the decorative papers, trims, and some of the images I used to make the bags came from "Shabby Cottage Studio," thanks again Gail.







Monday, August 10, 2009

“THE BEACH”

Dreaming
Strolling along the shore
The Sun’s shining, the surface of the water glitters
Breathing, taking in the ocean’s spray - pungent, salty.

Feeling
Quick—sand dissolving beneath my bare feet,
The moist breeze tossing my hair, the warm summer sun
Penetrating, blushing my skin.

Hearing
The sea gulls’ laughing over the roaring
Waves—rushing the shore, laying treasures
Instantly, taunting to snatch back to the depths again.

Seeing
Distant sailing ships rocking gently side to side,
Like ducklings in a pond, floating to and fro
Starring, steering -
endlessly in AWE.

Awakening
Sun shading - umbrellas, beach chairs cluttering
Chattering, blaring boom boxes, singing cell phones
Tuning out - The beach.

~Linda M. Adams