Sunday, October 07, 2007

ATCs(Artist Trading Cards)

A few ATCs I made at my local monthly Texas Mixed Medians Yahoo group. The members brought a huge selection of papers, found objects and just cool stuff to use and they shared their wonderful ATCs and inspirations. I think I've made maybe one atc in the past.

This series was inspired by the green stamps they shared that immediately struck a nastalgic grandmaw maw memory nerve in me. These atc's are inspired by my little Maw Maw who paper pieced quilts with newspaper on her technically challenging (for me) pink Nicci sewing machine. She'd take us to the TG&Y dime store where she'd buy notions and fabrics and of course treats for us. She and my mom saved up those green stamps and redeemed them for goodies. To me my ATCs mean Port Arthur in the 1970's, thick chicory coffee shots, zydeco music and my precious little cajun Maw Maw dancing in her slippers while she cooked us up rice and gravy. I couldn't wait to get out of Sunday Mass to dig into her roast and dirty rice! Ewwhewwwweeee!!
And an atc made from my lutradur and lace piece.

6 comments:

candyschultz said...

I like that last one but I still don't understand what part is the lutradur.

Micki said...

Great ATC's and great story about your Maw Maw.

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Dianne said...

I think your ATC's are so interesting, and what a lovely story! And, is that my postcard!!? It looks very simiar - and mine is beautiful with such lovely colours and textures. Thanks so much!!!!

candyschultz said...

Elaine this is not a comment. Are you all right or just snowed under by life?

MaryWig said...

Love the maw-maw cards and green stamps story! I've licked my share of green-stamp books! especially liked the yellow/red/blue colors.