Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A wicked deck round robin

Here are the latest cards I finished for the round robin I am participating in. Here's how it works. Each participant starts with a blank deck in the size and shape of their choosing. They then alter one of the cards completely and do a little bit on two of the other cards. Then the fun really begins because they whole deck gets mailed to the next person on the list and that person in turn alters another one of the cards and adds a little bit to the communal cards, and mails the whole deck to the next person and so on. In the end, we will each have a deck of altered playing cards that everyone has worked on. The theme of the deck is 'a wicked deck' in going along with the next Art is You in October, 'Wickedly Good'. The first one is titled 'The Scarecrow' and on the back I wrote 'the scarecrow was more lovingly constructed than his outward appearance would indicate'. The second card is going to go in the deck of a lovely lady I met at Art is You last year. She loves fabric, which is what gave me the idea to do these cards in fabric, and she recently has lost her own little bunny. So, I found an obscure reference to a book by L. Frank Baum called 'Little Bun Rabbit' about a little girl named Dorothy (a precursor to the Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz?) and, of course, a rabbit. I thought it would be nice to personalize the card for her.

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