Thursday, 4 August 2016

It's been three weeks...

...since I last did a post, and I can't figure out where the time went.  I definitely got lost in the studio as I was prepping for an upcoming show.

I do want you to see some Artist Trading Cards that have been dancing into my snail mail box, though.  They are so unique, so delightful, and such a pleasure to receive that I must share them.

This first one is from Lynne Pfeffer, an artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Don't you love the colour combination and stitchery?


Shirley Deatcher from Ontario, Canada sent this next one.  You might check her blog for some gorgeous cards, tags and all things paper - so fabulous!


Tracy Woodsford sent these next three, all the way from Australia.  I so much enjoy her thoughtful posts and fabulous artwork.  Her blog is always a delight.




The next five cards are from Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith in the UK. Her blog is a fascinating read always, and I know she did a post about creating those cards so do take a peak into her archives to find it.






All of these stunning ATCs were accompanied by cards, found and created papers and other wonderful ephemera.  I so much enjoy sending and receiving these miniature works of art; they are a fabulous visual record of art friends from around the world, and a constant source of inspiration.

Many thanks to those of you who responded to my request for a trade.  I am so grateful that you did.

34 comments:

  1. What a fabulous collection ATC's they are gorgeous I used to sell mine on Ebay before I discovered Photoshop they are so challenging and fun, but I have never traded any.

    Next time you visit my blog scroll down to July 21 & 22nd My Blue Bird of Happiness & Angel Eyes if you look closely I think you will notice that I used your basket of wool fiber in the background I really love what it adds to the picture, thank you so much for letting me use your pictures.

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    1. If you ever want to trade, my friend, pick me, pick me, pick me!

      I didn't get that far back in my catch up time on your blog, so just had a quick look - what you've done with the photo is stunning...so glad I could share in a wee bit of your work! xo

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  2. Lovely collection Winn...you'll have mine soon!!

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    1. I agree, Roz, and I'm looking forward to receiving yours as well. Wishing you a delightful weekend!

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  3. A super set of ATCs Win. Some of them look like they took as much time to make as a larger piece - what a lovely way to collect other artists work.

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    1. I agree, val, and from experience, I know that they can be as challenging to create as larger pieces can be. From these results, and others I've in my collection, they're just as lovely!

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  4. I know what you mean about time evaporating, Win! But glad to see you back and posting. Great makes on all these ATCs! I was once fearful of these little babies, but have since found them to be perfect little substrates. Thanks for your visit to my blog and for your kind words, as always!

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    1. Where does all that time go, Kay? Vanishing in a summer haze, I think! I'm with you on the fun of ATCs...love trading, and I use my collection as inspiration. They're a lot more complex to make that they look! :D

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  5. All of the ATCs are beautiful! I did see Zsuzsa's post, so it's so nice to see the finished products, they are wonderful. Sadly, I have never made an ATC. Hard to believe, but true. But I think I am going to make some, I have been seeing so many of them lately and am inspired!

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    1. They're a ton of fun, Kimberley - do let me know if you'd like to trade...I'd be all over that!

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    2. Ii have never made an ATC, but I am inspired to try. I have been cutting down some of my experiments to ATC size so that I can use them. So I may be up for a trade at some point. That will be another first for me, I've never done a trade, either!

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    3. I'd love to be your first trade partner - any time!

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  6. Beautiful artwork, thanks for showing these and for the wonderful trade, it was a great pleasure. Take good care, Shirley xx ps.. thanks for all your recent comments at my blog, much appreciated! xx

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    1. Thanks, Shirley - lovely to 'see' you here, as always. Wishing you a fantabulous Ontario weekend. xo

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  7. What beautiful ATC's! Thank you for including mine. I sure enjoyed the trade.

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    1. How could I not, Lynne - it's such a beauty! Thanks for jumping on the trade bandwagon; I really enjoyed trading with you.

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  8. They're all great Win but I especially like Shirley's hummingbird. It must be like Christmas each time a package arrives! I love the idea of friends around the world exchanging like this. Wish I had time, right now, to check out all their blogs ... but alas ...

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    1. It's an amazing thing to see such a variety of styles and luscious colour in these cards...connecting with artists this way is sheer delight!

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  9. Hi Win, I so love ATCs and these are gorgeous. Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. Aren't they just, Angela? I'm like a miser with gold when it comes to going through my binder of ATCs...just joy there!

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  10. Win, love that you shared these art pieces from others! Happy snail mail is always good,but when it contains mini pieces of art from others- Wow!! Love sharing! xoxo

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    1. That's my favourite part about arting, Jackie - connecting with like-minded people from around the world is such an inspiration. I'm beyond grateful for all my art friends (and that includes you in a big way!). xo

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  11. So glad you received my ATCs Win! I immediately recognized Tracy's even before seeing her name! I've put yours on my blog too - I'm not sure you've ever seen it! I'll try to find that post for you: http://inkydinkydoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/woyww-371grungy-gelli-prints-ii-and.html Have a happy weekend!

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    1. I love them, Zsuzsa, and am so impressed with the matching envelopes, card and mailing folder. That grunge expedition you went on was amazing! I did see your post with my cards - many thanks!

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  12. You got AMAZING ATCs from wonderful artsist Winn Dinn - and I am proud that I know them all from their blogs exepting the first artist.♥♥♥
    So glad that we inpire each other with our art so well!
    Happy weekend - you are right - time flies by - speciall in the summer!!!

    oxo Susi

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    1. They're wonderful, aren't they Susi - this particular group of artists just thrill me no end with ongoing inspiration!

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  13. Absolutely wonderful!!! What a great swap, so many beautiful atcs, and they came with goodies, too--how fun is THAT??!!!

    (I'm having difficulty finding time to post, too. That last one was actually scheduled, as we were out of town, but maybe things will even out now that it's getting closer to fall? Thank you for taking the time to say hi, I appreciate it!) :)

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    1. Summer is a crazy time, isn't it Trisha? Seems like the creative life gets squished in between sunshine & holidays, and perhaps that's a good thing. I'm going to have to take a leaf from your book and schedule some time to schedule some posts! :D

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  14. They are all beautiful!!! :)

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    1. Aren't they just, Linda? Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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  15. What lovely gifts to give and receive Win. Wishing you continued enjoyment through the summer.

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    1. I agree, Laura - love these little snippets of creativity!

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  16. It's amazing where the time goes to isn't it. You have some beautiful mini works of art here xx

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    1. So true, Sue...I could have sworn I just got out of my long johns, and now summer is nearing the end. Yikes!

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