Art Cards 2011 – Week 9

It takes me about 20 to 30-minutes to drive to class, so I listen to music a lot, and brainstorm on the way. I used lyrics from a couple songs for the inspiration of my art cards this week.

One of my closest friends and I share a dream that someday we will meet and spend an afternoon painting on a hillside. On my drive to class, I was listening to Stranger in a Strange Land by 30 Seconds to Mars, and a line jumped out at me that made me think of this daydream again.

One of my themes from  last week was the importance of believing in yourself. Along those same lines, I think it’s also important to know who you are, to be comfortable enough in your own skin that you can shout it out to the world! So the theme for this card came from a line in The Kill, another song by 30 Seconds to Mars, with an image that is very close to me.

I experimented with my process this time. I drew a pencil sketch first, drew the images with markers, and then added the background color with watercolor paint. I liked this method much better than doing the background color first because my markers don’t write very well over the watercolor crayons. I made the colors even brighter by dipping a wet brush onto a watercolor crayon, and filled in some letters with regular colored pencils. Finally, I added a little doodling with more markers. Quite a fun process!

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

9 comments

  • Hi Terri! Wonderful cards! It’s so nice you can try also new ways to use the colours while making your cards! I love the colours, too! I should find some good music to bright my day!
    Have a sunny week! Teje

  • Love the new art cards Terri. Those little easels are so cute and I really like the moon with the purple & blue background. 🙂

  • These are always fun to see! Love the flowers on your side bar, by the way!

  • I like hearing about your process. That’s where the fun is!

  • Beautiful cards Terri – you and your friend must keep dreaming… I always say, if you can dream it you can do it.

    I love the sentiments and thought processes behind these cards and also that the music is speaking to you and prompting all of these images.

    I love how you encorporated the tiny sagIttarius symbol in the corner of your ‘this is who I am card’ as well as the moon of course (you know how I love the moon. Awesome cards my friend – very special indeed ;0)

  • There was a girl in my teaching cohort who followed 30 Seconds to Mars around the country for a couple of years (summers?)…she was REALLY obsessed 🙂 Anyway, she was always so positive and happy and quoting their songs and after the last week or two and seeing your cards, I think I may have to invest in some 30 Seconds to Mars music! The cards look fantastic and I really adore the moon!

  • Love how you find inspiration in your music!

  • How fun!! I love your art cards! I want to start making cards again… it’s been over a year since I’ve made any. You and Shell seem like you’re having so much fun making them & sharing! You guys rock!!

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It’s raining like crazy here, but it was a good excuse for us to have a Mega Movie Day with lots of chips, dips, veggies and drinks! Lots of fun!

  • Those are great again. I’m so glad you are doing so good,and it sounds or looks like you are really enjoying it. Its good you can have fun when working hard for a grade. Music can take you in many directions and many places glad you can get insirpration from it.

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