This will be a quick post, with my latest bunch of ICADs. I confess that I have not kept up with them every day. I do try to make up for the days I've missed.
I've had some rough times these past few weeks, mostly about my struggle to find a job. I've had a few interviews, but nothing has worked out. I try not to complain on this blog about my personal life. I want to keep it focused on my art. But at times, I am very, very afraid about the future. I don't qualify for any further unemployment compensation benefits, and I do not qualify for public assistance. I'm overqualified for most clerical jobs (I was a secretary for 13 years) yet I don't seem to be qualified for a "better" class of jobs. I can't lie about the fact that I earned a bachelor's degree--in fact, I'm damned proud of working through night school to earn one. So, I feel rather stuck at the moment. There have been many tears and hopeless thoughts.
But I keep trying.
Art is one of the only things that is getting me through it all. That, and my pets, friends, and family.
So, without further adieu, here are my cards.
|Le Lapin. Materials used: Pencil|
|Bubbles. Materials used: Rubber stamp, Faber-Castell Gelatos and Big Brush Pens.|
|Green. Materials used: Stickers, mulberry paper, paper leaves, sewn scrapbook paper.|
|Map. Materials used: Scrapbooking paper, transparency, image from my collection, postage stamps.|
|Stripes. Materials used: Images of Jack and Meg White (a/k/a The White Stripes), UPC code, various ephemera, PaperMate Permanent Markers.|
|Owls 2. Materials used: Scrapbooking paper, ephemera, image from Alphastamps, faux postage from Artchix Studio, tissue pattern paper.|
|Patriotic. Materials used: Vintage postage stamps, Faber-Castell Gelatos, vintage text from atlas.|
|Postage Stamps. Materials used: Vintage postage stamps, Faber-Castell Gelatos.|
|Pear. Materials used: Colored pencils. This is a freshly picked pear, one of a bunch my husband picked. Our pets have really been enjoying slices of these fruits of summer (as well as the branches and leaves from the tree).|
You'll notice I've been using a lot of postage stamps in my ICADs. I plan to do a post on postoids, or faux postage, very shortly. I've been creating some of these stamps in Photoshop Elements, and having a lot of fun.
Until next time, take care and stay cool--