Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My Online Class With Mary Jane

Mary Jane Chadbourne  is  one  of  my  favorite  artists--I  could  look  at  her  work  for  hours  and   always  find  something  new  in  her  art  pieces--just  beautiful.   So  I  knew  that  I  wanted  to  take  her  online  class  last  month--The  Spoken  Soul  over  at  the  Artful  Gathering  ning  site.  It's  all  about  making  ATC  cards  from  what  else--playing  cards.   I've  actually  never  made  ATC's  before,  so  everything  was  'new'  for  me.  But  once  I  got  going,  I  couldn't  stop--
 
 
 
This  was  just  the  start  with  the  first  set  of  cards...AND....the  first  layer--many  layers  to  follow....
 
 
 
I  started  out  with  these--but  that  was  just  the  beginning...
 
 
 
Each  one  takes  on  a  life  of  it's  own  and  has  a  little  'story'  to  tell--very  addictive  to  make!  So  I  put  my own  little  spin  on  them,  and  decided  to  put  them  in  my  own  art  pieces--
 
 
 
 
The  things  that  you  can  do  with  these  ATC's  are  limitless...or  you  can  use  them  for  their  original  purpose--to  trade  with  other  artists--but  however  you  use  them--they're  just  a  fun  way  to  make  some  art  when  you're  short  on  time  but  want  to  create.    I'm  so  glad  that  I  took  this  class  from  Mary  Jane--and  as  an  added  bonus--she's  a  great  teacher  also---love  her  style  all  around!

18 comments:

Marianne said...

So very very beautiful. Love these ATC's and I admire your art!
xxx Marianne

Kathy said...

I love the way you incorporated them into your own artwork and good reminder about creative play when you are short on time!

Janet Ghio said...

Love what you did with your cards!!

Juls said...

Beautiful work! Hugs Juls

Sunny Lee said...

Wow..Beautiful :)

Faygie Fellig said...

love your work

sue morris said...

What a great way to use the playing cards! I love this idea! These look great!

Creatively yours Fi said...

Fabulous :) I love them!

Peninia said...

Beautiful blog, great work. I love it :)

Best wishes and sunny :)
Penini *
http://peniniaart.blogspot.com/
♥ ♥ ♥

Patti said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous way to do ATCs!! I love the frame - what a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

polydactyl said...

These are fabulous! I love what you did with them.

Debbie said...

your atc's are pretty and the paintings you made with them are really beautiful! Your creeativity is always so inspiring.

Janine said...

Wow! I love Mary Jane's work too but you have really added your style to these wonderful ATC's! They are beautiful!

Connie said...

Awesome ATCs Diane! I do know just how addicting they are!

Connie said...

YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT THE BLOG
IN SEARCH OF DESSERT. SHE IS HAVING A DECK SWAP. YOU ALTER A WHOLE DECK OF CARDS AND GET A WHOLE DECK BACK IN RETURN. EACH CARD FROM A DIFFERENT PERSON.

Carolyn Albro said...

Your cards are amazing. Did you gesso them first? I love how you can actually see the playing card through the paint. I want to know how to do that :)

Ryn Tanaka said...

These are lovely! I especially like the ATCs. So much variation in colour composition etc. Great art!

Kristine said...

Good idea. Nice quotes

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