A few years ago I found some wood cards from Cardtorial at the Renegade Art Fair in Chicago. I love this card so much, I have yet to send it. The wood is a great weight and I just can’t get enough of wood.
How cool is a wood card?
I’ve been checking out wood samples everywhere, trying different mediums with the wood, sizes, shapes and Hurray! The best art medium/wooden card combo is also my favorite thing thing to do- paint.
Here’s my favorite so far:
hand-painted sugar skull on cherry wood 4×6
This one’s off in the mail, with a letter written in ballpoint on the back and a single stamp. I’ll post more when they’re done.
What do you think?
Girls love pink, right? Really, some of us only like pink if it’s highlighting a sugar skull & some attitude.
Bring it on.
See more of this bad girl here:
It seems my obsession with sugar skulls has no limits.
Right now I’m working on two- this pink canvas with a steel gray sugar skull that has undertones of this really pretty green:
and this dark gray table. I haven’t started working on his face yet- do you think he’ll be sweet or sinister? Hmmm.
I’m not through with those sugar skulls, either. What about a bright, multi-colored sugar skull on the charcoal gray? and black? or some crazy muted colors on white, deconstructing, layering, repeating in patterns? and I’m dreaming of another trip to the National Museum of Mexican Art, right down there in Pilsen.
And yet, still thinking & preparing for what’s coming next. Do you have pictures of your favorite tattoos to send me?
I had such a good time at the Renegade Craft Show this past weekend and met so many great people. Beer, dancing, music, sunshiney days- perfect! Hope you all had fun.
The 2 most popular pieces at the show were this much coveted sugar skull nightstand:
and this sweet little pink & green paisley bookshelf- two items that couldn’t be more different.
Thanks to Albert & Jim, the amazing guys of The Found, in the booth next to me. Not only were they so supportive to the newbie next door, but they also carry unique cards, coasters, buttons, magnets & lots more that I couldn’t live without. I’m still laughing at this card & hope to one day receive it from one of my beloved, evil friends…