Saturday, January 22, 2011
Figures & Artist Trading Cards
It's been awhile since I've gone an art card run.
I've had everything laid out in front of me numerous times,
just making a mess and sorting
cutting out a few images and text and bundling it all back up again
sticking it back in the drawer.
Yesterday was the day I endeavored to make another collection.
I realized when I was scanning these that I
have a propensity for putting figures in my ATC's
I think it's because of the small space I have to make my artistic statement
and that ready made figures are quite handy,
a shorthand for me
and the text too
and a few swapped heads
and I have fun
combining and sometimes going "hmmm?"
I love typing manuals for the text
and old magazine ads
especially with some old gal from the early 1900's
I'm sure you can guess what the title is on this one
but what you may not know is that is an altered pic of a cactus
in the background.
I've cut up a few of my old printmaking projects
for some of these backgrounds
My brother gave me the most delightful pageful of crying babies from the early 1900's
I've been scanning and using their faces
definitely altered art
apologies to Matisse
Yellow Hat Guys Make Me Cry
Look To the Future
I Would Have Curtsied
Too Many Hams
I'm happy to trade any of these if you wish.
Even if you don't want to trade I'd love to hear which one is your favorite.
Thanks, xoxo Kim