Art Cards 2011 – Week 7

We don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s Day in our house (we prefer to save the celebration for our anniversary), but I ended up picking up  a box of Godiva biscuits for Dave, and he bought me this lovely bouquet of spring flowers. It’s been so refreshing to have flowers in the house this past week!

I can’t believe we are in week 7 already for this art card project. Yippee! That means we are getting closer to spring with each passing day.

I decided to sew a little art card using snippets from my tiny Valentine’s Day stash.

We had some problems with our washing machine earlier in the week, with water spilling out and flooding the unfinished half of our basement with a shallow layer of water. Thank goodness everything of value was stored in plastic bins or on shelves off the floor. We had to throw away a bunch of empty cardboard boxes, and hang a pile of rugs out in the winter elements to dry. After testing the washing machine, we think it’s fixed and still working, so we are relieved to not have to spend $400 on a new one right now.

I pictured those adorable mini clothesline quilts when I illustrated a whimsical art card to reflect Wash Day, using my watercolor pencils and Micron markers. You might not be able to see it in the photo but I also rubbed on some glimmer chalk to add a little extra sparkle.

I find it’s healthier for me to focus on the positive and try use such an experience as a chance to challenge my imagination and illustration skills.

Don’t forget to stop our Flickr group to see what Michelle and Sandra have been doing on their art cards.

10 thoughts on “Art Cards 2011 – Week 7

  1. Sorry to hear about your laundry problems:( Thankfully nothing important was damaged.
    Both of these cards made me smile! Love the wash day one!

  2. I love your thinking, Terri! Great attitude… what my friends and I call “PMA” – Positive Mental Attitude. 🙂

    Glad that you got some inspiration out of a tough situation!! Love your art cards… both of them are awesome!

  3. Fantastic cards – I love the clothes line – there’s no smell quite like the smell and fresh line blown laundry (freshly cut grass comes up there too) so I love seeing your mini clothes line. Those quilts are adorable too 🙂

    Also love your fabric side – I keep promising myself I’m going to try a fabric postcard one of these days!

    Beautiful flowers and I’m pleased your washing machine is holding on in there.

  4. Hello Terri! So beautiful flowers!
    I’m sorry to hears about your washing machine trouble…I have experienced water on the basement…but the good thing is you don’t need new washing machine!
    Your this week’s cards are again so great and fun! I love those tiny cloths and started to think bigger quilt with cloths…
    Have a lovely week! xxx Teje

  5. Oh, do I ever have clothes stories! Last year, our dryer broke in the middle of marathon laundry (and, of course, we were snowed in, hence the marathon laundry) and I had to dry everything on the landing, balcony, shower curtain rods, you name it and it had clothes hanging off of it! Good luck with keeping that washer in line (oddly enough, I was just talking to the hubs because ours sounds strange) and adorable cards!

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