WOOO HOOO, new drawers in my studio when I came home from work yesterday afternoon…. only in 1 cupboard out of 3, but still…you’ve gotta love that!!! My tiling in the bathroom & laundry isn’t finished & my DH is starting yet another project, but I couldn’t complain, I have had the cabinets in for 18 months without any drawers in them, so this is definitely progress. I was sorting & tidying until quite late & so I didn’t sit down to do anything until after 11.30pm. I revisited a beloved friend when making these new ATC’s…..Langridge ANTIQUING WAX…..oh yum……the smell permeates my studio & my hands, it is just delicious! These ATC’s have a bit of a nostalgic feel about them, both from the imagery, then the sanding & waxing adds dark shadows that helps to give the old worlde feel about the composition. The first one I have titled ‘Books & Letters’, another card in ‘The Objects of My Affection series. I was at a design conference the last couple of days which included some ‘prophecying’ about what our future might look like. One of the forseen ‘progressions’ was the elimiation of printed books, & handwritten correspondence, but I could not do without my beloved books. They are my friends, I guard them jealously like a mother hen.
The other is called ‘Looking for Letters of Lost Love’. Unusually, for me, it doesn’t include any text. The story seemed to complicated to tell in a single line or word……….the birds are nesting with lost letters, & the garden fairy has come to find her letter of lost love…… It’s funny how work you do at the same time ends up looking a bit the same, even though you use different imagery. The subject matter of these compositions is totally different, yet the ATC’s have the same feel about them.