My atc class yesterday was full and the girls had a go at the Mary Jo McGraw "fresco" technique using watercolour tube paints as well as the much easier watercolour crayon background & colour techniques. I had a thought after the class yesterday, in future I'm going to get the girls to lay out all their atc's that they do after each class so I can take a picture of them to post on my blog and you can see how well these girls are going! I gave them the option of trying the more difficult of the two techniques and they all jumped at it.......always a good sign!!!
So below are a few atc's that I made up as more class samples and I always give away an atc at each class so it's good to have a few spares....plus I owe some people some atc's.
This atc is a very early one I did when I first started making atc's back in 2005. It's a photo of my eldest son when he was 4, my brother altered it slightly in Photoshop....when I saw how fantastic the blue eye looked, I knew I had to use it on an atc. It's probably right up the top of my most favourite personal atc list! Jarred is currently down south at the huge concert in Busselton with around 20,000 other young people, having a blast I bet! He'll be leaving in another few weeks to go back to the East Coast (Newcastle) as he's in the air-force....3 more years to go! I'm so glad that he's stayed in very close contact with a bunch of friends that he's had since primary school, gives him a good grounding and it's like no time has past when he returns home once a year to catch up with everyone.
I'm so very lucky to have two fantastic sons, and a great hubby....not everyone is as....I want to say "blessed", but not being that way inclined, whatever the equivalent word is.....heck.......blessed!!!!!! How great is it that when you come home from work one day your other half has totally cleaned the house (& he does a more thorough job than me!) and done 5 loads of washing - though that is a phobia he has....he hates to see the washing basket more than half full and is always doing loads of washing, I encourage that little trait! hehehehe
I've updated my picturetrail photo's with some more atc's too....must get some of my extras into my "for trade" album.