I just wanted to share a few more images of my Artist Trading Cards in progress for the Pocket Change project. I'm truly enjoying this process.
I'm working with a variety of materials, from pen and ink, to watercolor, collage, paint, and the incorporation of found objects.
I'm noticing that I am intuitively drawn to nature-based imagery in many of these little cards - leaves, wave motifs, abstract flower shapes, and the moon. Being in nature has always had a transformative and recharging effect on me. Therefore, while exploring the theme of gratitude, change, and kindness it seems natural that this type of imagery is surfacing in my pieces. In addition the theme of change is a powerful and innate aspect of nature in terms of the seasons, cycles of growth and decay, hibernation and new life.
While writing this post, I realized that a trip out of NYC (even for just a day or weekend) is called for!
Time to soak up some nature, fresh air, and center myself outdoors. And of course...more inspiration for ATC's and other creative ventures.
Stay tuned. :)