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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
I am a lover of all things created, history, travel, art and literature. I spend my time with family and friends, working hard and creating things, pretty much in that order. My passion is to make beautiful things to wear, mostly accessories, jewelry, belts, clutches, hair adornments, brooches etc. I create mostly using fabric , fibres, metals, jewels, pins, chain, clips, buttons and more. I have a shop on Etsy.com which I sometimes have a little trouble maintaining depending on the time of year and how busy I am. Check out my Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/shop/dressedtothe9s or click on the box on the left to go directly there.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

ATC- Artist's Trading Card

ATC's or ACEO's , I wondered what they were when I first came across the term on the internet a couple of years ago. I was amazed at what I found there were thousands upon thousands of them to be seen. I love collage and miniatures so I obsessed about this for days (a little OCD) and looked at so many of them my eyes started to cross. To make a long story short I decided that it was time to try one. I put myself under a ton of pressure by having to come up with a lovely design. Could I reach my own expectations?
I'm not sure I did reach them but it was fun getting there. When my girlfriend saw the card she wanted it so I said "Sure, take it." It still sits on her fridge 2 years later so I 'm glad it brought someone some joy.
Here it is.

It's not a fabulous picture but you get the idea.
I call it "Penelope's Eye"


  1. This is good, you should be proud of your efforts! Your friend recognized something in it, I think she was right.

  2. Thank you. I will definitely go back and try some more I just need to find more of that elusive thing we all seek.....TIME! :)