Sunday, September 6, 2009

First attempt at ATC

Sorry girls - no flea market treasures today, because no flea market! Sigh!!

Autumn Bird

Well, seeing I had my paints out and I have been promising Sharon I would be starting on ATCs soon (I have been feeling challenged, because she is having so much fun), I just made my first attempt. Actually, I started a couple of backgrounds while I was in Tuscany. Just layering some scraps on the little cards (see the bit of Italian newspaper in there?) and washing some paint over top, like a warm up exercise. But - then what? I just wasn't sure where to go from there. So, I just kept on adding washes of colour and then a little bit of that metal foil and stamped on a bird and it took off from there.

I'm still working on two more - I'm having a bit of trouble with this format, but I think I just have to get into the flow of it.

My jewellery work is also calling me to come back into my other work space. I have some resin pieces in progress that want to be completed. I have ordered storage boxes, so that I can get my beads and components better organized. So this will be busy week.

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

19 comments:

sharon said...

Yay Renate!! I love it!! You know I love birds...it is just awesome!! It has so much depth to it...I just adore it!

Doreen said...

I like it a lot, Renate!!

mairedodd said...

whoa - this one is gorgeous... i love it!

lilibulle said...

lo-ve-ly!! very cute!! i love it!! the backgound is stunting!! more more and more!!

sherry ♥ lee said...

I love this ATC!! The background is gorgeous and I love that Tuscany inspired your colours!

SummersStudio said...

This is much more than a good start! It is a very small format, yes? The background is incredible. I love the small splashes of blue on the autumn colours along with the foil. The bird just floats across the surface in such a nice way. I can't wait to see more. I have been feeling the call to get out my paints and markers and such too. But it will have to wait. Meanwhile I will dream and live vicariously through your's and Sharon's wonderful work.

lilylovekin said...

What a great ATC, I love the bird on it and the colors. What is an onion cake? It sounds delicious.

Valerianas Studio said...

Sehr süß geworden, Deine ATC :-)

Du arbeitest auch mit Resin? Hier bei mir steht auch so eine Dose herum, irgendwann möchte ich auch einmal damit anfangen!

Narrative jewelry said...

Lovely ATC, autumn colors, i amagine the bird is waiting to see your resin pieces :)

lilylovekin said...

Renate, my email address is haymakeb@yahoo.com Thanks Lorrie

The Joy of Nesting said...

How wonderful Renate!!! I agree with LeAnn this is far more the an attempt!! I love the way the different componates flow into eachother and the bird is within the piece and not just on top of it!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Judy said...

You ROCK Renate! I love it...and this is your first attempt? Keep it up!

mairedodd said...

if you ever decide to sell this piece, would you please let me know? i really love it...

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Oh, love the colors in this piece and a big fan of the bird. Such pretty fall colors! Can't wait to see your resin pieces. You need to post pictures of those for us to drool over.

mermaiden said...

this should really be framed. it's gorgeous.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh No no flea market .Is it the fires or was it the holiday?

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This is sooo lovely dear! Take care wonderful one! Blessings.

Cindy said...

Wow I am just so amazed at how your ability to paint and draw...this seems so natural for you. The bird's form is amazing..and the colors so beautiful!

deb did it said...

wow, all I can say, is wow...I love the bird. love it