You may already know I am pretty new to the ATC/small canvas world of art. In fact, I only discovered it a couple of months ago. Since then I have been stretching myself, stepping out of my comfort zone, and jumping in with both feet as much as I can.
I have created quite a few ATCs and have been fortunate to have traded for some really amazing art. I have tried one twinchie challege (the results of which have not yet been revealed) and now I am trying my first 4x4 swap.
I discovered that the wonderfully talented Lenna Andrews was hosting Roads + Paths: a 4" x 4" Collage Swap and once I read the theme I knew I had to sign up. You see one of my passions is taking photographs and I naturally have a tendency to shoot pathways of one sort or another so I felt this was a challenge I could definitely do.
I went through my albums, printed off several possibilities and finally selected 4 that inspired me. Each photo was taken by me personally in 2008 on a trip to New England. The quality of my photo leaves a little to be desired but hopefully you will get the idea.
I printed them on card stock, cropped them to 3.5" x 3.5" then mounted them to 4"x4" water color paper.
Clockwise from top left:
Cog railroad tracks at Mount Washington, NH finished with pen and ink;
Sweetgrass Winery, Union, Maine finished with colored pencil;
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Maine finished with card stock collage;
Stream under railway at Mount Washington, NH finished with water colors.