Sunday, February 7, 2010

Easily Distracted By Shiny Things

The Milwaukee ATC group's February theme (by a landslide vote) is "Easily Distracted by Shiny Things," which is both a joke and VERY true. We laugh about it, but how many of us are compelled to collect sparkly things like magpies, even if we never use them in our art?

I've been photographing some of my art supplies for my 365 Milwaukee 2010 daily photo project and keep pulling out lovely twinkly bits and bobs that I've collected but can't yet bring myself to use because I just enjoy looking at them. I guess I don't want to get them dirty or use them for some art piece that I'll regret later! Who knows! My brother got me a bag of silver milagros when I visited him in Phoenix in 2007, and I've still only used one or two of them, but I love to take them out and fondle them.
Charmed, I'm Sure - February 4, 2010
So far my shiny ATCs have used gold embossing powder, as with these spring-themed cards using Ten Two Studios' Spring Beauties, Flower Cigarette Cards and Garden Words:
Sweet SunshineVerdant Garden
Charming RoseMorning Blossom
And I found three ATC blanks that I had made last year when I took Kimberly's Metal Manipulation workshop at Art For All, so I'm making a few embossed ATCs as well.
Embossing ATCs - February 6, 2010
And now my shiny things are calling me....

7 comments:

juanita de la vega said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, that milagros are great! Yes, I confess I am a magpie...love shining things and tend to keep them as uncle Scrooge keeps his shiny coins!
Have a wonderful and creative week!

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, count me among the magpies! I, too, am attracted to shiny things! LOVE the pics of the milagros and your supplies, and those atc blanks are intriguing! Hugs, TErri xoxo

vintagepix said...

Thanks for confessing to magpie tendencies, Juanita & Terri! Must be an artist thing! :D

Mel said...

I must be the only one in the group that isn't a Shiny McShine! This theme was a little difficult for me - thank G-d for Dresden foil!

Your cards, on the other hand, are fabulous, as always. Can't wait to trade! :D

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Mel, but I think your attraction to Dresden foil might be a wee symptom of shiny addiction, so watch yourself! :D

Parvin said...

Your work is beautiful.

vintagepix said...

Thank you, Parvin! Thanks for stopping by :)

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