Friday, 14 February 2014

Excuse the silence


It has been a long time since I've posted anything on this blog. Health was not good last year and blogging was what I sacrificed to have more energy. Although I have not blogged, I made lots of art and completed several projects, one of those I completed was a daily ATC - Artist Trading Cards (with the exception of the days I was in hospital and days with painkillers after). Things are better now and the plan is to back log the ATCs so that I can share the joy of the project with you. AND if you find an ATC you like, I will be happy to swap.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Santa's hat nails

Santa's hat nails by ewian
Santa's hat nails, a photo by ewian on Flickr.

Getting ready for Christmas

Monday, 18 March 2013

iHannas spring postcard swap 2013

For the last three years I have been a part of iHannas spring postcard swap. This year I am joining the iHanna postcard swap again. I have gotten some really nice card, some still hang on display in my studio, not to mention all the fun I had making the cards I sent.

It is so nice "meeting" people from around the world and getting a glimpse of there life through there creativity and art. I am so looking forward to the cards that will be delivered to my mail box. I'll post them up here as I get them.

Here are the cards I have made in the past

2012
Balloon and boxes

2011
three little fishes hanging in a row - in the mail

2010
February postcard3 - EWian

The rules are simple.

Join the swap by paying the 6 dollar fee via paypal. The small fee will make people that are joining more serious and they will send out there cards.

The last sign up date is 24th of March 2013.

Make 10 handmade postcards any style – your choice of postcard size. Bought postcards are beautiful – but those are not welcome in this swap. Instead try to be artistic with your cards! DIY actually means “Do It Yourself.

The cards need to mailed no later than March 30!

Would love to see your cards in the swap!



Friday, 8 March 2013

67/365:2013 ATC Happy Women's Day

67-365 ATC 2013 Happy Women's Day
The idea behind the International Women's Day was to make a strategy to promote equal rights, including suffrage, for women. Sadly after more than 100 years being a women does not give you equal rights, nor equal worth as a man.



when the music stops...


Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: button, ribbons, permanent marker, acrylic paint and gel pen.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

66/365:2013 ATC promise of spring

66-365 ATC 2013 promise of spring

The sun heats so lovely, it's still cold in the shadows, but the sun promise that spring is on coming.

The card is a recycled test ATC I made back in 2008 for the artist group ZNE.

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: iridescent, alcohol based ink, gel pen, watercolour, stamp.

Norwegian: Solen varmer så deilig, det er fortsatt kaldt i skyggene, men løfte om at våren er på tur.
Kortet er et resirkulert test ATC jeg laget tilbake i 2008 for kunstnergruppen ZNE.



Wednesday, 6 March 2013

65/365:2013 ATC migratory bird

65-365 ATC 2013

The first migratory birds are here. It is the Great Cormorant and the Northern Lapwing.

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: felt bird,colouring pencil, distress stains and gloss medium for the eye.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

64/365:2013 ATC traa

64-365 ATC 2013

The Norwegian word for thread is "trå". Made a little spool from some left over thread, about 1 meter of each colour.

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: thread, pattern paper, stamp and ink pad.


Monday, 4 March 2013

63/365:2013 ATC Miss Beatnik

63-365 ATC 2013 Miss Beatnik
Just a little beatnik girl, trying on her more colourful jumper, in contrast to her sold black turtle-neck.

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: gesso, watercolour, and gel pen for a glossy heart.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

62/365:2013 ATC button card

62-365 ATC 2013 button card

Was inspired by the old button cards, so I made ​​a tag and sewed on buttons.

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: buttons, paper and a bit ribbon.


Saturday, 2 March 2013

61/365:2013 ATC Collage R

61-365 ATC 2013 Collage R
Collaging book paper, yellow and green scraps.

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: vintage paper, pattern paper and acrylic paint.



Friday, 1 March 2013

60/365:2013 ATC brown haired freckled girl

60-365 ATC 2013 brown haired freckled girl

I like the quote from India Arie "When I look into the mirror and the only one there is me, every freckle on my face is where it's supposed to be." I find freckles charming don't you?

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: permanent marker and watercolour.


Thursday, 28 February 2013

59/365:2013 ATC conversation b

59-365 ATC 2013 conversation b

Conversations follow rules of etiquette because conversations are social interactions, and therefore depend on social convention. Failure to adhere to these rules devolves, and eventually dissolves the conversation.

The Norwegian alphabets has an additional 3 letter to the English alphabet, we have the letters
æøå

This card is connected to card 58. The translation on the card would be: -"ABCDEFG" -"oh"

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: self made stamp, ink pad, acrylic paint and gel pen.






Wednesday, 27 February 2013

58/365:2013 ATC conversation a

58-365 ATC 2013 conversation a

Conversations are interactive, because contributions to a conversation are response reactions to what has previously been said.

The Norwegian alphabets has an additional 3 letter to the English alphabet, we have the letters
æøå

This card is connected to card 59. The translation on the card would be: -"abcdefghi" -"what"

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: self made stamp, ink pad, acrylic paint and gel pen.



Tuesday, 26 February 2013

57/365:2013 ATC with heart in throat

57-365 ATC 2013 with heart in throat

Norwegian proverb saying "med hjertet i halsen" meaning "with my heart in my throat"

That choking feeling in the throat when you feel nervous or frightened. It refers to the way you can sometimes feel tightness in the throat when you are terrified for something. It is different from having a lump in the throat which is a positive way of being almost moved to the point of tears.


Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: acrylic paint and white pastel.

Monday, 25 February 2013

56/365:2013 ATC violets are blue

56-365 ATC 2013 violets are blue
Come to think of the rhyme about roses and violets.

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: vinyl paint and pastel chalk.


Sunday, 24 February 2013

55/365:2013 ATC Jon

55-365 2013 ATC Jon

Happy birthday, darling Jon! :D

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: watercolour.



Saturday, 23 February 2013

54/365:2013 ATC redhead freckled girl

54-365 ATC 2013 redhead freckled girl

I came across the proverb “A girl without freckles is like a night without stars” it may be “A face without freckles is like a night without stars”.

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: permanent marker and watercolour.




Friday, 22 February 2013

53/365:2013 ATC woven heart

53- 65 2013 ATC woven heart

The tradition of making woven harts accumulates at Christmas time, but I do find them charming all year.

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: alcohol based ink, paper, stamp, embossing powder and ink.



Thursday, 21 February 2013

52/365:2013 ATC the astronomer

52 - 365 2013 ATC the astronomer
An astronomer is a scientist who studies celestial bodies such as moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies); the physics, chemistry, and evolution of such objects; and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth (such as supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic background radiation). A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole.

-source Wikipedia



Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: Distress Crackle Paint, alcohol ink and gel pen


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

51/365:2013 ATC winter is coming

51-365 ATC 2013 winter is coming

Although the phrase winter is coming is made popular by George R.R. Martin amazing books, my thoughts goes to the still to come two months of winter that is still ahead. With over a meter of snow out side and more on the way I made a paper snowflake.

Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: Paper, blue corrugated cardboard, stamp and staples.