As previously mentioned, The Artisan Guild in ADF has started making and exchanging artist trading cards. It’s such a neat idea – I had to be in on it! Here’s the card I made and sent to Dohle.
The lighting wasn’t the best when I took the photo (I should really get around to making a light box…) but you can see the important bits. Dohle expressed a fondness for rowan trees and the Goddess Epona so I tried to put them together. I usually don’t do much appliqué or embroidery so this was fun for me. The edges were difficult… I decided to go with a simple repeated zig-zag stitch but I worry that it wasn’t neat looking. Next time I shall try something new. That said, I’m very happy with how my first trading card turned out.
This is the card I received from Brighde. She knew I adore my patroness Brighid, so she made a beautiful collage featuring the Goddess. It’s hard to see in the photo, but above her are the words “Tonight the world is dark but your flame burns brightly.” I want to find a frame for it and place it near my Brighid altar!
Finally, here’s something my husband did to me with a sharpie when I was fixated on something else. It turned out pretty well for something drawn free-hand! It’s turned me on to the idea of getting a small tattoo on my foot. I already have a lovely triquetra on my back so I’m thinking about a triskelion.
( For My LJ Friends: http://adfcatprints.blogspot.com/ )