Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Trades and stuff

I just sent out two envelopes to two different trades today! I have another envelope ready to go out this afternoon or tomorrow as well. So hopefully, I'll get something in the mail again soon... It's sooo exciting.... waiting waiting waiting... and then BANG there they are.... more beautiful cards...

One of the cards I sent out today was this:

I made this one specially for Kim in Saudi Ariabia. I hope she doesn't see it before she gets it... We were doing a trade with a card she saw in my gallery, and then she wanted a cat card as well, so we decided to do a 2:2 trade.... great... I like 2:2 trades because it doesn't cost much more to send two cards than one... so you kind of get more for your money, if you know what I mean..... and I like that.... I'm always on the lookout for a bargain....

I've also been working on these cards:


The image of a triangle with holes in it, is something I started drawing a few years back. I kind of like the floppyness (if there is such a word) of some of these triangles. I made them to experiment with markers on. I'm not quite sure if I like working with markers.... I like the intensity of the colour it gives.... but I think I need to work more on my technique. I don't like the way it makes marks where you overlap the colour.... but I guess working with really cheap markers doesn't really help..... I wonder if more expensive markers are the same??? Hmmm....

Anyway.... that's a bit about what I'm been up to the last few days.... Oh, and my deco..... well.... I started making one, but I think the book I made is a little bit on the small side.... I'd like it to be a little bit bigger.... so I guess that will be my next project.... I hope.....

2 comments:

V.K. said...

Hi Tonje! Your cards are WONDERFUL. I love the expressions you give your animals (well and peoples too). And the floppy holey triangles are really neat. I like your colors and concepts. I have been using markers recently, too...good ol' Crayola washables. If you draw on watercolor paper...you can blend the colors after you put them down on paper!! It is SO COOL. Just paint over them with a wet brush.

I tried leaving comments on your other blogs but for some reason, I couldn't type in the required fields...??

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Anonymous said...

Super color scheme, I like it! Good job. Go on.
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