Friday, April 4, 2008

Hip Christianity


As I promised- no inchies today! heehee Today it's women's ATCs for the swap I am hosting for Christian Paper Artists. I love working with sepia toned photos, but you might be surprised to know that I also have a campy side (or maybe you are NOT surprised ;)). I love the patterns and fashion lines from the '60s and '70s. Maybe because design was so clean and graphic and rick rack was in vogue- along with pom poms! So here I took two fashion models from a dress pattern envelope to illustrate two of the beautitudes ("blessed are they..."). The legs didn't get tossed, but were used to illustrate "how beautiful are the feet of them who bring good news" (Isaiah 52:7). Don't you love the winged feet? I got the wing charms on ebay a few weeks ago, in three sizes. These are the smallest.
It was so much fun to design with the dress pattern models that I may just do more general ATCs , to have on hand for spontaneous swapping or use the images in my art journal. Love those twiggy models with the smooth flowing lines. They make even a house coat look good!

6 comments:

Laura said...

These ATCs are 100% totally cool and awesome!!!!!!! Love them!!!!!

Donna said...

It's getting really hard to find those old patterns...estate sales used to be the best place to get them....hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!hughugs

Nathalie Thompson said...

Donna, I wasn't aware, because at my local thrift store they are quite numerous and sell for just 10cents each! I buy them for the hand drawn models and for the tissue inside (for collage or wrapping gifts in). I'll have to start stock piling them! I may corner the market. lol

Linda said...

Love em!!!! Yes, those are great wings on the feet, too. It's hard to find old patterns? Oh dear. Something else I have to hold onto. Or I could just send them to Nathalie.

Red Tin Heart said...

Nathalie, these are so beautiful...
You are really having a creative spurt.
Thinking of you.. xoxo Nita

Ragamuffin Gal said...

These are so cool, I love them! They are so unique! Have you seen the large tissue flowers made with pattern paper with vintage buttons used in the center? That's a great idea to use them for wrapping things in too! Blessings, Katie