Thursday, 11 February 2016

ATC free for you

I woke yesterday too early with an idea that kept nagging at me to get up.
As many of you know, I am not to keen on the business end of things. I know I am so lucky to have Wally's support in this.  My commitment to my art has intensified his own and he is devoting stolen time from home improvement to his oil painting which is so good for him.
Anyway, my idea was to make some artist trading cards- ATC's as they are known-
inspired by the mixed media bird drawing I did in the previous post-
 to give away to those of you who would care to leave a comment at the bottom of this post with your email address that I can send you one- FREE of charge.
Yes! I just want to say thank you. Thank you for following my adventures in creativity and the encouragement it gives me to have you regularly checking in. There are about 20 of you. Surprise me and leave a comment and your email so that I may get your mailing address.
 I would love to do this for you.

So many people get up early to see the a beautiful dawn like this.

I was mesmerized by the growing light

and the colour it brought

Muji kept me company by the window

as the clouds flamed

to an amazing orangey pink

and the sun finally came up lighting the stage as people drove to work. Wally was long gone.
Looking southeast down the deck a short while later, the clouds clearing
By mid morning I had my ATC's drawn out: Birds and Tudor Roses
on 98lb./160g Canson mixed media paper
Instead of drawing the divisions, I lightly scored them with a knife.
You can see the beautiful Platinum pen I drew these with (without a pencil guideline) in pigment ink.
This was the progress I made by early afternoon. I will show you this finished sheet tomorrow.
Please consider signing up.  I would like to thank you with one of these little cards, signed and dated.
 I will keep this offer open through Valentines Day
let's call it a little mid-winter love offering.



Penhallow Street said...

Lovely line quality on these ATC's--as well as the watercolors you did for the art show in Halifax. Hope you don't mind, but I did pin the picture of the lamb you posted for a study for an embroidery piece I'm working on. Beautiful pictures of the countryside.

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Thank you Bonnie. This pen is so kind though very sharp and likes to collect bits of paper that I must clean off periodically. I've visited your site and your embroidery is beautiful. Thank you for your compliments! I would love to send you an ATC if I had contact info.

Penhallow Street said...

What kind of pen are you using? It produces a nice clean line in spite of your having to clean it. Thank you for visiting my site and also your kind words about the embroidery. my email is work will be a nice piece for Valentine's. I look forward to seeing more of your artwork and pictures of the area--we look about the same when it comes to snow :)


Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Hi Bonnie,
I will contact you, but for the sake of others who may wish to know, the pen illustrated here is the Platinum Carbon Ink pen made in Japan.It is a fountain pen with the fine line of a crow quill, so the ink keeps on coming rather than having to re-dip. My husband researched "Jane Davenport's Epic Pen" and found it without her name on Amazon. He ordered a small box of cartridges from a separate company, both from Japan. It took 6 weeks to get here.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorraine.
the ATCs are wonderful....I would be honoured and delighted to have one of them. Take care.
Connie. at

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

I am delighted and honoured too, Connie!

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