Sunday, 10 June 2018

The party goes on...

I have received more Anniversary ATCs over the past couple of weeks and don't want to miss the chance to share them with you. Because I'm about to find a home for them you see, and as you know, that means the effort of removing them from where ever they find a home, photographing them, putting them back - well, it all becomes a challenge for me doesn't it!
Kyla, Christne, Syvia, Szuzsa, Robyn, Shaz, Neet Cardarian
Seriously, these little artworks are such a pleasure to receive examine and wonder at! Even Mr Dunnit has wondered at the scale of them. And noticed that this year we've used fairies more than any other single theme. He immediately hit on the master board idea when I invited him to look through my new collection. Interesting isn't it. Not as interesting as his reaction when I said that yes, a lot of us are familiar and use the master board technique. But a lot of us don't. It's all about choice and happiness in making. He was a bit aghast about this part...because it would be 'fiddly' wouldn't it. Then I tried to explain that whichever way they're made, they are loaded with the investment of the time and design and thoughtfulness and that's what is received. Noises were made about 'feelings' and I had to find another way to explain that there was more to it than the ATC itself. I settled on 'an investment in the expression of the solidarity and friendship of WOYWW'. There were murmurings about small round objects. I know. Sometimes even I don't understand myself!











6 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It was wonderful to see the rest of the ATCs you received this year. Yes, they are miniature works of gorgeous art. All are so different, even though they all follow the 9th anniversary theme.

I was surprised about masterboards, too. I used them one year to make my WOYWW ATCs, but most artists in the states don/t use/make them. For some reason, masterboards never caught on here. I was most impressed with the beautiful work done by all these incredible artists, and am so glad you shared these with those of us who live vicariously!

Helen said...

Beautiful collection of atcs to go with your earlier ones. Laziness and speed of mass creation is the reason I like masterboards so much!! Although I do love making masterboards

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Lovely variety of ATCs.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

Twiglet said...

I am always amazed at the variety and love to see how they are all created - "masterboard?" or not - I love them! It's the sharing and caring in miniature of the crafty love that I like. xxx Jo

Robyn said...

Ha1 seeing my tulips as queen of the fairies! Long may she reign!

Neet said...

Lovely array of atc's - now to tackle round ones????? Well, I bought some blanks ready to do some but am doing rectangular ones for a swap at the moment so round is on hold.
Hugs, Neet xx