"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Artist Trading Cards

Many years ago, I'd carry a little black spiral book in my purse and whenever I'd read a book, article, or write a poem in my head, I'd jot some passages that resonated with me in that book.  I filled that little book up with many notes and poems I'd written, and put it away and forgot about it.  An Artist Trading Card challenge was hosted at Swirlydoos and through that challenge I found a way to create something pretty to document those important phrases and poems that meant so much to me at one time.  The above are an example of a few I created.


  1. Beautiful Joyce!!! Love how you did these!!

  2. Joyce these ATC are gorgeous!
    I used to do the same with quotes as a teenager I was obsessed I always wrote them down as I was terrible at remembering them LOL LOL
    Unfortunately I do not have my collection anymore....I will have to rely on you and these gorgeous creations!!

  3. My word, I am smitten with this stunningly lovely ATCs. I've never felt the urge to venture into ATC territory, but if ever anything could inspire me to, these beautiful creations would be it.

    Many heartfelt thanks for your blog comment today, sweet Joyce, I sincerely appreciate it.

    Wishing you a serene evening,

  4. wow Joyce !!!! these are super duper awesome ... love very little piece of each one ... hugz x

    I love affirmations too and you asked what am I putting in my treasure box well the answer is, tags with affirmations on them ... we must be alike you and me .... ?????