Saturday, February 23, 2019

Summum Bonum, Art-4-Art

Artist Trading Cards for February 2019:
Artist: Damaris, the Gutter Artist
Medium: Tags, Thread, Card Stock, Carmel Blue Noodler's Ink, Inspiration from The Daily Stoic and Yogi Tea Bags.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Innocence or Ignorance: Austin Kleon Nails the Folly of Hero Worship

Background: Here is a link to a blog post about the folly associated with putting others up on a pedestal:

Art-4-Art Swap: January 19, 2019
Lyons Regional Library
Artist: Damaris O'Trand, a.k.a., The Gutter Artist
Medium: Carmel Blue Noodler's Ink, Gold watercolors, markers.

Quote: I found this month's ATC quote from a trending story on the internet: "De todo lo malo, siempre sale algo bueno" which loosely translated means, "From everything bad, always something good will come of it." The quote was attributed to a high level politician when he responded to a confederate's insult. After finishing my cards, I did more research and discovered there was even more dirt to be found. Rather than scrapping my cards, my choice is to use the quote but not attribute it to the man or the sordid story. Follow up on this at your peril, my fellow humans. The bliss of Innocence or Ignorance. Your choice.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Truth or Dare

Insert #1: Pre-Mid-Term Jitters
Artist Trading Card for December 15, 2018: Truth or Dare by Damaris O'Trand

A self-closing cover with 3 double-sided inserts. The cover was modified to fit the size of an ATC Card: 2.5" by 3.5". The cover is based on Chapter 36: Self Closing Wrapper in the book, "The Art of the Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures" by Heidi Kyle and Ulla Warchol.

For the covers, I used pattern pieces cut out from the fashion magazine, "W" date unknown.

Back of Insert #1

Insert #2: Jack Hamm Quote (front)

Insert #2 Tom Wolfe quote (back)

Insert #3 front (p. 184, "The Art of the Fold"
Insert #3 back: Instructions for ATC Cover

Folded (front)

Folded (back)

Pattern #1

Pattern #2
Unfolded (inside)

Unfolded (outside)