I see that I need to do quite a bit of catching up with the results from our little challenge/swaps. I was preparing to go into hospital last year when this challenge started and must have decided to leave posting the results. well I did not mean to leave it for all this time. So, it is now time for me to bring matters up to date with a number of very short posts. The theme for this challenge was RETRO and was challenge #49. The results were very varied as ever, the themes being open to interpretation. I do think they are well worth trading.
If you would like to find out more and join in our small but enthusiastic group, take a look at PaperDigitalArtByKim, ATC Artists Group. You will be very welcome, all skill levels welcome - we all have to start somewhere.
Well a new month, anyway. I didn't intend to make it seem as if it is a chore, the quote just came to mind when I was thinking about how to start this post. Shall I start again - no, let it stand or fall on it's merits.
Do you have days llike this; when you just can't see the wood for the trees - I really must stop using cliches, and get on with the main business of the post. The results of a new ATC challenge on PDA. The theme for challenge #48 was QUEEN/ROYALTY. Note, not The Queen. I gave the entrants carte blanche to interpret the subject in any way they saw fit.
Here are the entries for challenge #48:
By John (1)
By John (2)
I think you might agree there are some interesting interpretations of the theme this time.
There are lots of things going on in the groups on PDA and you could undoubtably find something to interest you, why not browse over and see if I am right.
This challenge continues to roll along. It might feel that it is a safe haven for a small number of ATC artists on the PDA site, however it does throw up some surprisingly good interpretations of the themes set.
I sometimes wonder if those themes should introduce newer techniques, since the majority of our entries are basically simple collages. Oh, there is nothing wrong in that - I became addicted to ATC's because I found collages so appealing. Possibly because of a change from my paintings, and the manner in which I could interpret a story in pictures by using simple images. And I loved being able to decide on the composition before glueing it all together.
I am of a mind however to set a technique rather than a theme to see how the participants (including myself) cope with moving out of a comfort zone. But in the meantime here are the entries from this months challenge.
Another month another challenge, disappointingly small entries for this month. I had hoped for more as we have had a new influx of members to PDA but it seems to have been a difficult month for the regular members, as far as time is concerned.
But here are the entries and this has elicited some fairly unique images with the interpretations of this theme, ILLUSION(S):-
Note to entrants: if you wish a link to yor own blog, please contact me via PDA, John
By Rosie, Look closely at the eyes and follow what you see
By Ian, concentrate on the negative space between the faces
The quote is behind vellum and reads, "Depending on the reality one must face, one may prefer to opt for illusion." By Judith Guest in Ordinary People
By Mara, can you see the face.
Tip - the darker area from top to bottom could be the portraits hair. Try screwing your eyes up.
Well I hoped that you enjoyed the cards from this challenge, I certainly found the interpretation difficult but some very good takes on the theme here.
If you are interested in taking part in any future challenges, take a look at Paper and digital Art (PDA), you will be made most welcome. Simply join PDA (Free) and then join the artist trading card group (also free)
After an extended break over christmas I have finally posted the entries for last Decembers challenge. Still a small but enthusiastic bunch of entrants. And of course some wonderful art cards to end the year on.
As usual, all atc/aceo artists are welcome to join PDA (Paper and Digital Art) and join in our current challenge/swaps. You will have to be a member of PDA but it is free and there are many other groups which may well whet your appetite to be creative with images.
As usual, I will simply post the images with the first name of the artist. Don't forget alll entrants are able to request a link to any web site they are involved with or run. Just get in touch with me via the group/PDA or leave a comment below.
Tee gave us something very different and I must admit it is something I would very much like to try for myself.
Neat, don't you think
Nnormal service will now be resumed and the next theme is "ILLUSION", why not give it a go?
Hi here we are again with more ATC's from the monthly challenge over at PDA. Another batch of great interpretations of this theme. I seem to be getting in a rut with the fefw wordsd I include with the images, so this time lets move quickly on and forget the crap.
by Amanda Jane
by Barbara (hold it up to the light and see the transformation)
As usual, I will extend the hand of friendship to all who would like to participate in this small and friendly group on PDA. You do need to be a member (PDA is on the Ning network) but it is free and easy to sign up. Trade partners are selected at random so you can never be sure who you will be trading with or what you will be receiving in exchange for your card however some people think this is a fun aspect of this trade. Similar to blindswaps if you have ever participated.