Monday, March 23, 2009

new ATCs

"Whipped Cream" ink on paper for trade. A bowl of whipped cream in a Zentangle style. No calories just relaxed fun.
"How My Dog Eats" ink on paper, for trade. While surfing through images on line. I found a pic of a dog bowl that had just half of the bottom covered with kibble. It was as if measured. It gave me the the ida to end the phrase with "is like reading tea leaves.  It is as he always leaves just a few kibble in interesting patterns on the bottom of his dish. 
"Blue Berries" Inks on paper, for trade. It started out as an idea for a Zentangle.  It took all day and was not at all zen.  This has now been traded. 

New ATCs

 "Sparkle Kitty" is for trade. She is lightly stuffed print fabric mounted on a fabric covered card. 

Sunday, March 15, 2009

icelandic Poppy

One should never leave a National Geographic laying around me. Especially when I've got pens and or pencils on me. While sitting in the Dentists office waiting for Fleetwolf to get his tooth pulled I  drew and inked this ATC. I finished it while fixing dinner. Its water color and ink. Traded 

Friday, March 13, 2009

Doggy Biscotti

Yesterday I made Doggy Biscotti, home made dog cookies. I had left over chicken soup and I didnt want to throw it out and it was very good tasting and I figured it would make a very good base for "Doggy Biscotti." I whizzed the very meaty soup in the food processor added carrots, flax meal, peanut butter, potato starch and whole wheat flour. I rolled it out in finger sized logs and cut it in to small bites for the little dog and 2 inch thick logs for the bigger dogs. I cut the large logs into 1/2 slices then baked on a cookie sheet for 30 min at 375 degrees. I then dried them in the oven at 300 degrees for 2 hours. The dogs love them. I think  they taste pretty good as well. 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Introduction: Tess Calhoun

I'm an artist and shareing my art with others is the reason for this Blog. I have a long history with visual art. The first time I went to college for a degree in Fine Art was 1973. I've gone back to school several times since but have not achieved that piece of paper that means little on its own. My artistic interests have been in Hand Spinning, weaving, figure drawing, ceramic sculpture, fiber art, soft sculpture, Watercolors, knitting, crochet and what ever looks shiny this week in the arts and craft stores. Early this year I re discovered Artist Trading Cards, ATCs for short. I love the small format, its great for quick studies of everything. I draw, or paint what ever strikes my fancy in a 2 1/2 in by 3 1/2 inch format. I mostly use water colors and ink. I occasionally will do a collage / assemblage style ATC. You will get to see what I have created here and why. I paint a lot of Fancy Goldfish and Koi. I draw and paint what ever strikes my interest. Give me an idea and I will usually run with it. I draw a lot of Zentangle doodles. I do  them to center and ground before doing other drawings and paintings. Some come out well enough to post as ATC's for trade. I belong to several on line ATC trading groups and regularly trade my ATCs. I will be posting  pics. of my art soon. To contact me about trading ATC's : or if you want to talk to me : YIM Theredpony2001