June 3, 2010

A Day In The Country...

One of my favorite sayings is
"A day in the country is worth a month in town."

Look closely. What do you see?
You might be surprised.
You'll find it's all a matter of perspective.
Now, from a little further away.
Just look at this beautiful tree.
I received this in the mail yesterday from
Australian needle artist, Margaret Lewis.
Here is the full image.
It's my latest Artist Trading Card.
All this detail on a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" fabric surface!
Margaret explained to me that she used a paint-on-fabric
technique, and then she stitched the tiny, beautiful tree over the paint.
Reminiscent of her Australian countryside.

Margaret told me that she's interested in trading ATCs with
other Americans, so if you think you'd be interested in trading
with her, please let me know in your comment, and I'll get your
information to forward to her.
Wouldn't you love to receive a card from her?

Really, friends. I can't tell you how much I enjoy
all the cards I've received from my ATC trades.
Tiny artworks, lovingly created and shared.

Thank you, dear Margaret. I love this card
and will proudly add it to my collection.

OH!!! The fabric arrived in the mail late yesterday.
Guess what I'll be sewing today?
Yup...that baby bonnet for Liam!
Photos soon.

10 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

DeeDee said...

what a lovely little art project....sign me up to swap.I would love to swap with her too....will have to think of a fun Card to send off...

Simple Southern Happiness said...

What a true work of art, amazing how one can create art with a needle n thread and paint.
I am blessed to have a work of art from you, you are very talented too.
Will be keeping watch for your post on the bonnet. Finally, the fabric came in.

Vintage Sandy said...

Yes please sign me up to trade with Margaret I use to do this a few years ago I received alot of beautiful cards what fun it was and would love to trade with you Donna also thanks for sharing these unique ATC's

Michelle May said...

Oh my gosh Donna! What a fantastic ATC to receive! Stunning!
Glad you got your fabric too. I can't wait to see the bonnet.
Hugs to you my friend!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow - that's amazing! Margaret is so talented. The tree is so stunningly beautiful. Lucky you! Theresa :)

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Donna,

I might be interested in trading ATC's with Margaret. Could you please send me her info? meriw@cox.net

Can't wait to see the bonnet.


Debby said...

OH!!!! This is so gorgeous, beautiful art.

MosaicMagpie said...

Great you got the fabric. Does it match? That ATC is breautiful I have wanted to do some of these, but wasn't sure how to start. Any advice?

Tarnished and Tarnished said...

This ATC is wonderful. I just love the way she used paint & texture with the beautiful needlework. I would so love to do one of these trades. I'm making it my goal for August, I just have to get thru this crazy month. I was buzzing around your blog, & I have to say Donna.....you are the most organized & busy blogger out here. I love that you have the birthdays for the month, that alone impresses me. I love the old picture of you with your sweet pup, but your short hair rocks! You look so different with the long hair. Short goes with your cool leather motorcycle boots. Lisa
PS I just read this comment & I sound like a stalker!

The Rustic Victorian said...

How sweet is that! So small a sweet treasure.


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