Marion B. at http://bockel24.blogspot.com is hosting her 5th Annual International ATC Trade. This year the her subject was Mona and Friends - Renaissance Women. Now that I've completed my contributions, I'm really looking forward to visiting the other blogs to see the array of entries. I always wait so that I'm not influenced by what others have made.
I've known and admired Marion as a blog friend for even longer, trading ATC's with her when I first started to explore mixed media art and collage. Although I've never been outside of the airport in Franfurt, Germany, I've spent some time armchair travelling through Munster, her hometown and often dream of how magical it would be to live in a city so full of history and bursting with architectural wonder.
Since the Canadian postal workers have been legislated to return to work, I had no time left for excuses and dreamt up three ATC's and a card to go along with them. These are cut and paste ATC's with handmade paper and portions of pages from a vintage Japanese book I purchased a few years ago. In the background are also portions from a larger, more sustained digital illustration I have been working on for the better part of a week and hopefully will be finishing up over the long weekend and posting on Etsy.
Photograph 1 - Monasiatc Card - Mixed Media Collage 11 x 6 inches
Photograph 2- Monasiatc PEeKING Series - Mixed Media ATC's (cut and paste) - 2.5 x 3.5 inches each
Photograph 3 - Monasiatc PeEKING Series and Card
Image Credits - Mona - Tangie Baxter, Pink Flamingo - Paper Whimsy, Small Fan - Holliewood Studios,
Embossed Stamp - Nick Bantock Series
Also - there is still plenty of time to enter my monthly draw (a way to express my appreciation to those of you who visit and comment). To enter, clickthe link on the sidebar to the right. I know, it's a June 2011 Draw, but because I didn't post it until mid June, I'll be waiting until mid July to draw!
Happy 4th of July and Canada Day July 1st!