Can’t believe its been so long since I last wrote. Goodness. As I rummaged through my pictures from the last few weeks, I realized all that I’ve done. This explains why you haven’t heard from me in awhile.
The weekend of Nov. 13-16, I spent running back and forth to Raleigh. The mixed media guild I belong to volunteered to help at an artist trade show, called Art of the Carolinas (AoC). Jerry’s Artarama sponsors this show every year. Besides helping the instructors, our guild also had a Make and Take area. We volunteered to set up a creative station where folks could join us in making Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). Folks could sit down with us for free and glue and paint little works of art. Once complete you can trade you mini-masterpiece for an other artist’s creation.
ATC trading is a big thing in areas. Mixed media and altered art folks tend to be the most prolific with their trading, but word is spreading and more people are getting involved. Take a stack of ATCs to a show and trade your “calling cards” with other artists. This is much like the fad of trading pins at the Olympics…except ATC are original works of art.So prior to the show, I made a bunch of ATCs for trading with people who visited our booth. The pictures her show the variety of work I did over the last few months.
Following AoC, I had a week of catch-up and now…oh, dear…its Thanksgiving tomorrow. What a whirlwind of time.
I also created some more pins for art gallery. Now that the pins are well stocked in the gallery, I can focus on larger items in my repertoire.
As I write this, I think of where I am write now. Not just physically where I am, but emotionally. This past year I have found a very supportive group of friends that understand me…and who I understand in return. Its been a long time to get here. These artistic souls are helping me along this path of life right now. They are encouraging me to open up my wings and jump off the cliff…and hopefully soar.
This next year offers many opportunities for me. And I’m excited to share it with you. If you’re reading this…then, thank you for all that you do. You have touched my life.