Thursday, January 31, 2019

Artist Trading Cards 2019

Putting together some of my 2.5" x 3.5" watercolor cards, they are shown here as a simpler way for judging entrance into a terrific site that is juried prior to entrance into their organization.  Most of the images below which I have used for greeting cards are actually somewhat smaller than the official size.  Having already applied for membership into the Illustrated Mail Art here, now is waiting time to see if I have been accepted.  All images are watercolor, but I plan on using acrylics for future trading cards.


And I do want to branch out and use some three dimensional aspects on future cards, as well as mixed media. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Smug Mugs

Our coffee group made mugs.  And we are proud of them.  You might even consider us smug because those mugs are so clever.  But, in confession, I admit it was a borrowed idea from Popsugar.  She thoroughly explained the process - and here is one of our cups signed with colored Sharpies.

After signatures and baking for 45 minutes, the mugs cooled their handles and posed for a group shot.

This is our some of the Tuesday gathering saying "Here's to Ya."

Now that you have had a look at these personalized mugs, why not try it for older kids next month for one of their Vacation Bible School activities?  Maybe use an apt Scripture instead of signatures, or even in addition to signatures on mugs (each kid brings one from the dollar store or the teacher could graciously round up those mugs).

Have you jumped on the bandwagon led by Jordan Peterson and his book 12 Rules for Life?  This web link goes to more information than you can assimilate in a day, but dip your toe in and find a few profound life rules. Use one of those quotes on a mug, and I wager than any child who keeps his mug intact will, for many a day, ponder the saying that he or she has penned on that souvenir mug.