When I'm not writing or grading papers, I'm usually playing with fiber. This week I'm all twitchy, excited to go to my first fiber festival.
But there's been something else that occupies my mind as I drift off to sleep each night: Artist Trading Cards, or ATCs. I first read about these on swap-bot while trolling to see what swaps were happening. I joined one for fairy tale ATCs and Obsession ATCs, and I am not kidding when I tell you I can't stop thinking about what I might create for both, but especially for the fairy tales.
Like many an avid reader, before I discovered Jane Austen and in between those childhood biographies (the smell of which I can recall, as well as their exact location in the old library), I returned time and again to my fairy tales. I have a few favorites: The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast. Not the Disney versions, either, although I do love their Beauty and the Beast.
So what to make on my 2.5" x 3.5" cards. What to make. I'm looking forward to Sunday when I'll steal a few hours to pull out my watercolors, stamps, and papers.
If I can tear myself away from the new spindle I hope to snag.