Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My creative space on my kitchen desk-!

My creative space today is very tiny- I am working on my first batch of Artist's Trading Cards. Some time ago I made a Flickr-friend, she is Guylaine Couture, a very, very talented artist from Montreal. Her work is very adventerous, she loves sharp contrasts in patterns and colour- I feel refreshed and recharged after a long look at her artwork- You can link up to her blog here, but you probably need to speak French which I do only very little...So most of our communication has to happen through our art- we decided to exchange ATC's and I thought it was an opportunity to experiment even smaller than I have been working lately- and possibly with more freedom and a thirst for art-adventure...- These are my first three but there are lots more to come- and after Guilaine does her picking I will put the rest up on the store-

To be honest what with birthdays, and comings and goings, and the heat of these days, I am glad to be focusing on soomething so small- I am really having a hard time staying put and not screaming and running for a vacation...Hey, I am building character....(hmm)

So I am off to have a visit to all the inspiring blogs linked to lovely Kootoyoo- that's a bit of a recharging of batteries, is it not?

28 comments:

Linda said...

how wonderful to be communicating with someone almost totally through your art! fabbo!! can't wait to see the ATCs

caramela said...

Thank you Linda, its a great way to connect!
annamaria

june at noon said...

What a neat way to interact with someone else. I like the idea of ATCs specifically because they are so small. I do much better on a small scale. ;)

woollywotnots said...

They look amazing and so beautiful, Annamaria. Great minds think a like...see my creative space!

Kate Bruning said...

You make me so happy to be playing along with creative spaces today. This is what it is all about, inspiration. Thank you.

Michelle said...

They looks so beautiful!

Kylie said...

Oh yes, very yum! They look divine, Annamaria. So tell me, is the lettering part of the ATC genre or do they have some other significance? Whatever the reason, I do love a bit of text mixing things up. Lovely work - thanks for this beautiful inspiration.
We've just got back home from Bella's piano exam - very nerve-wracking! She said she did well :) K

Kirsty said...

What a great exchange. I'm a big fan of the teeny tiny.

Emjie said...

Your cards are beautiful.

ArtMind said...

Fabulous way to communicate! Love the colors and your space! :)

claribell said...

kitchen is the perfect place for some creating right? i think that slowing down enough for some ATC's, maybe some thread ones, is a great idea

Lucy Bowler said...

Sounds like a lovely friendship you've developed - who needs words when you have art?!

gretchenmist said...

so great to be able to connect with another artist like that. your cards look beautiful. i like the short stint with aceos too + i agree about the freedom to try whatever with them. was thinking today when for 20 minutes it felt like early spring that it's hard to work when it's warm and 'holidayish'!

Cravings Frocks said...

I'm really keen to start making ATCs. It's great to see someone else doing the same thing!

REread said...

the stuff in your etsy shop is beautiful !!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards. Who needs words when you can communicate like that.

our little love nest said...

I adore the trading cards. Thanks for the great link. We haven't been to Montreal for about 4 years. There are so many talented people there. I love it. xo

Amanda said...

Beautiful...you are very very talented.

E L K said...

i really like ATCs...little pieces of art, yours are so lovely...I would love to swap if ever you want to just let me know.

goldenbird said...

I love your ATCs. I have a small group I trade with-- we just got started, so I am still learning and experimenting. ATCs are SO fun because they are quick and offer endless possibilities. Your's are gorgeous.

caramela said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments, and yes I am open to trading!!
Annamaria

June rhymes with moon said...

Those are looking really great! I love the way small pieces draw you in...they're so intimate.

Janelle

goldenbird said...

Hi again! Just want to let you know I gave you an award on my blog today. No obligation to pass it on, post about it, or anything like that if you don't want to. :-)

M* (Melanie) said...

what beautiful colours Annamaria. I like working in small too. It's definitely not as easy as it looks.

Amanda Nicole said...

What a wonderful idea - exchanging tidbits of artwork between languages! Happy long weekend.

lisa s said...

i like working small too. it's easier to "control" the space ... and usually after working small i want to work VERY big :)

thanks for your very kind comment on my blog!

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Oooh ATC's, the recipients are v.lucky peeps!
I know what you mean the heat can be a real drag. The funny thing is I never minded it as a kid, but then again I did spend the majority of the season hanging out in wet cossies eating cold watermelon. Kids know all the tricks. :)

Dallas Shaw said...

great idea. id love to take part in something like this- each is handmade too! how interesting

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com