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I’ve been making ATCs for Drawloween this year. Here’s what I’ve done for the first 12 days, somewhat out of order to get them to fit. I skipped a few days because I didn’t like the prompt or just didn’t have time. I’ve been posting them on my new Instagram feed individually, if you’d like a better view of any of them, or if you want to see new ones I as make them.

The Summer of Color – Pink

Pink and shabby, comfortable and familiar, after all these year.

The Summer of Color theme this week is pink. I wanted to do another altered book page and was lucky enough to find a reference to pink azaleas in the book I’ve been using. Other words on the page such as shabby and comfortable made me think of a much loved stuffed toy that has been dragged around and loved for years, providing comfort and companionship to some little one. We were to use wax in some way for extra credit so I used a white wax crayon for the word Shabby. It acts as a resist to the green watercolor. Next week’s challenge color is Yellow with a bonus of metallics. I hope I can find the word yellow in my book!

Altering Mona

The Three Muses challenge this week is Altering Mona. I wasn’t going to participate because I didn’t want to use printouts or do digital, but last night I remembered that I had a large picture of Mona Lisa in my junk mail folder, courtesy of the History Channel. I dug it out (it was from 2006!) and it was just the right size to decorate a manila folder so I pulled out some more junk mail and gave her a little makeover. The folder is a little bigger than my scanner but you can see most of it.

Creative Tuesday – Purple

Purple cats for Creative Tuesday’s theme of Purple. I had a hard time with this theme because it is so open and I couldn’t settle on one thing. I could have used my Cuban Dancer, since it was done during the time frame, but I wanted to do something new. I finally did this last night at 11pm, LOL. My air conditioner went out yesterday so it was too hot to sleep, anyway. 2 shades of purple watercolor, in my sketchbook.









I’m also including, just for your amusement, a sketch of the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the theme was purple. It’s a one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater! Anyone remember that song?

Mail Art for Three Muses

This week’s Three Muses theme is mail art, to be interpreted as we want. I thought I’d decorate the envelope for mailing my Helping Hands for Japan entry but it seems I am out of envelopes. I wasn’t in the mood for postcards, so I grabbed a folder and challenged myself to decorate it with one piece of junk mail. I used a pamphlet featuring interviews with local health professionals and lots of ads for local businesses. A purple watercolor crayon, a black scribe all pencil and a white Sharpie paint pen add details. Click the image to enlarge it so you can read the text, please.

Speaking of Helping Hands, I’ll post mine here tomorrow.  It’s not too late, if you want to send in one or two yourself. She needs them by May 4.