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

Sunday, 31 March 2013

90/365:2013 ATC pink dream

90-365 ATC 2013 pink dream

Some times it is all about the 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: embossing powder and ink pad.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

89/365:2013 ATC Mother hen and her chicks II

89-365 ATC 2013 Mother hen and her chicks II

Have you ever played the game Mother hen and her chicks? It is a sweet little game to play with little children or when you want to get children to get to know each other.

In Norwegian: http://www.ewian.com/hoonemor_og_kyllingene.html

In English: http://www.ewian.com/mother_hen_and_her_chicks.html


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 and permanent marker.

Friday, 29 March 2013

88/365:2013 ATC Mother hen and her chicks I

88-365 ATC 2013 Mother hen and her chicks I

Have you ever played the game Mother hen and her chicks? It is a sweet little game to play with little children or when you want to get children to get to know each other.

In Norwegian: http://www.ewian.com/hoonemor_og_kyllingene.html

In English: http://www.ewian.com/mother_hen_and_her_chicks.html


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 and permanent marker.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

87/365:2013 ATC Ingrid

87-365 ATC 2013 Ingrid

The first time I saw marbled yarn. Was when my childhood friend Ingrid's mother had knitted her a pink sweater. Remember I found it fascinating.

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

Medium used:

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

86/365:2013 ATC cotton candy balls

 86-365 ATC 2013 cotton candy balls

When she closed her eyes saw cotton candy balls floating in the air.

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, permanent marker and gloss medium for the candy balls.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

85/365:2013 ATC Roseine

85-365 ATC 2013 Roseine


Roseine is a shade of magenta and this girls name.

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 and glitter pen for the glasses.

Monday, 25 March 2013

84/365:2013 ATC girl with two pearl earrings

84-365 ATC 2013 girl with two pearl earrings  

It's super annoying to lose an earring, but this girl has managed to preserve both.

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 and permanent marker.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

83/365:2013 ATC cast to the wind

83-365 ATC 2013 cast to the wind

This paper plane is cast to the wind. Made with the encaustic technique.

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

Medium used: bee wax and wax pastel.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

82/365:2013 ATC Frenchy

82-365 ATC 2013 Frenchy

Frenchy is one of the main characters in Grease. She is one of the members of the Pink Ladies. She drops out of highschool to go to beauty school, which fails and she ends up with pink hair.

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 and colouring pencil.

Friday, 22 March 2013

81/365:2013 ATC blotting paper for sorrows

81-365 ATC 2013 blotting paper for sorrows

"Night is the blotting paper for many sorrows" ~Lithuanian proverb


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, permanent marker and colouring pencil.

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

80/365:2013 ATC spring dress

80-365 ATC 2013 spring dress

21. of March mark the calendar from winter to summer, vårjevndøgn, spring equinox. So to this girl, I give her a spring dress.

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 and permanent marker.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

79/365:2013 ATC clear philosophical formation

79-365 ATC 2013 clear philosophical formation


The words "clear philosophical formation" are translated from Norwegian, they are random words from the book page the ATC is made on.

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 permanent marker on vintage book page.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

78/365:2013 ATC no flying

78-365 ATC 2013 no flying

There's no flying without wings.

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

Medium used: gel and glitter pen.

Monday, 18 March 2013

77/365:2013 ATC Mrs. March

77-365 ATC 2013 MrsMarch
77/365:2013 ATC  Mrs. March

Mrs. March is an eternal optimist, she plants pansies and marigolds and hopes that the summer is coming soon so she can set the flowers outside.

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, colouring pencil and pencil.

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!



Sunday, 17 March 2013

76/365:2013 ATC goodluck clover

76-365 ATC 2013 st.patrick's day
76/365:2013 ATC goodluck clover

A clover with four leafs, instead of three leafs, is a common good luck symbol in many countries. To find such a clover with four leafs a sign of personal success and luck. The klover with four leafs is therefore a widespread symbol of luck and regarded as a lucky charm. Some people think that random luck is about to seeing and seizing opportunities. When I was a child, I found many such clovers with four leaves. It was perhaps most about that, as children we were out doors a lot, and with a little attention to detail one could see when there was something that stood out.

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

Medium used: glitter, glue and a real four leaf clover dried and pressed.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

75/365:2013 ATC manic panic electric green hair

75-365 ATC 2013 manic panic electric green hair
75/365:2013 ATC manic panic electric green hair

Way back in the 90's I actually had green hair. My hair was bleached 3 times to knock the natural red out of it. The red did not go away, but the hair got green anyway.

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.

Friday, 15 March 2013

74/365:2013 ATC catching the moon

74-365 ATC 2013 catching the moon
74/365:2013 ATC catching the moon
I have played around with this motive lots of time this time the moon balloon was cracked.
Want to trade/swap an ATC? Read here to see how: http://ewian.blogspot.no/2012/12/atc-artist-trading-cards.html

Medium used: pen, watercolour, acrylic paint, crackling paint.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

73/365:2013 ATC Miss Harmony

73-365 ATC 2013 Miss Harmony
73/365:2013 ATC  Miss Harmony

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, colouring pencil and collage.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

72/365:2013 ATC St.pat hedgehog

72-365 ATC 2013 St.pat hedgehog
72/365:2013 ATC St.pat hedgehog

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.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

71/365:2013 ATC simple harmony

71-365 ATC 2013 simple harmony
71/365:2013 ATC simple harmony

Just a simple play with modelling paste and watercolour in the colours: red, blue and yellow.

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

Medium used: modelling paste and watercolour.

Monday, 11 March 2013

70/365:2013 ATC four clover girl

70-365 ATC 2013 four clover girl
70/365:2013 ATC four clover girl

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

Medium used: crackling paint, acrylic paint and watercolour.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

69/365:2013 ATC Pheasant

69-365 ATC 2013 pheasant

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, permanent marker,

Saturday, 9 March 2013

68/365:2013 ATC onyx choker

68-365 ATC 2013 onyx choker
68/365:2013 ATC onyx choker

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 colouring pencil.


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.