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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ATC's












I've made enough progress that I'm able to do a little bit on the computer and spend a little time on art (YAY!). The physical therapy is really helping- I'm faithfully doing exercises to strengthen my neck and shoulder muscles so that I won't have a repeat of The Neck Incident.

Before The Neck Incident whacked out my normal activities, I had started work on some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards- 3.5" x 2.5") but had not posted them. So, here they are. I like some better than others, but find doing ATC's very valuable. Gives me a chance to experiment, cover a variety of subjects, and the volume (I'll make 20 cards for this trade) gives me much-needed practice.

It's SO good to be back in blogdom! I've started visiting blogs and am enjoying catching up with y'all ("y'all" . . a most useful Southernism ;-). Thanks again for the visits and encouraging words... you guys are great!

Teresa
xx

24 comments:

Pat said...

Teresa - they're all beautiful!
Great respect for anyone that can paint this small.. yours are outstanding! xx

Simone said...

Teresa it is so great to have you back. I can't pick a favoutite with the ATC's because I like them all! I think I should do some ATC sized paintings to get me back into the swing of painting again. Thank you for the inspiration!

Rose Welty said...

So glad to hear that you are getting some better. These are great! Looks like you are learning several WC techniques - fun!

meera said...

good to see you back! the ATC's are beautiful -my favorites are the colorful flower, onions, the jars and the beach scene :) nice variety of subjects too. wishing you speedy recovery.

Gary Keimig said...

so great to hear from you Teressa. And so glad to hear you are producing. These are great looking cards.
Thanks too for commenting on my art blog.

Jan said...

Hooray! You've healed enough to do at least a little art and posting! So glad you're feeling better.

All of these are wonderful and I sure hope you're able to do more of them!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Yay! I love your ATCs...hopefully they will be art therapy to go along with your physical therapy. Good to have you back with us!

Tim Robinson said...

Wow , someone's been productive. Looks good!

Gillian said...

Welcome back to blogdom - I'm glad that things are better for you now. These ATCs are perfect little gems. I particularly admire the shell with that textured background. x

Keith said...

Great to have you back on the raz. But take it steady, listen to your body, it knows best.

Love the daffodil piece. Luminous. Glows with light. Top, top work.

Like the row of jars too.

Diana said...

glad you are feeling better.. your cards are beautiful. take care,Diana

Mermaid's Palette said...

These are beautiful, Teresa! I especially love the beach umbrella! I also like the look and feel of your blog and the font (am I crazy, or have you made some changes?)
Sheryl

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

I had just started following you when all this happened, so I am glad you are back you your wonderful art. Love the daffodil, onion, mtns., well heck all of them are great. Are you selling them?
peace n abundance,
CheyAnne

Lynne said...

Glad you're on the mend.
Love your ATC's.

Dors said...

Wonderful ATC's Teresa. Love them all. so glad you shared these with us.
Lovely to see you back blogging. Missed you so much. Glad you are improving and can get back to a little artwork and blogging.

Big Hugs. xx

padmaja said...

Great to see you back on work T and all of them are so good! My favorite is the beach umbrella.. take care!

Jane said...

All your small paintings are just lovely, sorry to read about your neck incident, I know they can be really invalidating, but your spirit is great and you do what you have to do...keep it up!

MILLY said...

The set are lovely. Glad to hear your shoulder has improved and you are back and able to paint. I am sure you missed it. Take care.
millyx

Laure Ferlita said...

Seems like two kinds of therapy to me—physical and art! So glad to see you peeking into Blogdom. Hope to see you around more because that will mean you're getting better.

Love those ATCs!

Cathyann said...

yay! glad you are doing some work and on the mend....thanks too for visiting me!!! I love these mini's...can't wait to see the rest of them

hang in there, and hugs to you!

sue said...

Hi Teresa
So pleased to hear that things are getting back to normal - your ATCs are wonderful :o)

You've given me hope ... 7 weeks ago I developed the same symptoms as you - my left arm and neck mainly due to compressed discs/trapped nerve. Unless you go through it, its impossible to describe the pain/numbness/sheer misery isn't it? I have 3 or 4 sessions of with the chiropractor and masseur each week and 'home traction' daily but am not seeing much progress ... I'm itching to get back to my art and have a couple of commission deadlines looming so .. fingers crossed I'll
follow your lead and start mending soon :o)

Not supposed to be using the computer but I've 'abstained' for 3 weeks and I'm bored!

knittingdragonflies said...

Yay! your back! I love all of these! I think my favorites are the shell, and the Narcissus! Although I love them all, these make me think of sunshine!
Keep yourself well! we don't want you to be gone this long again!
Vicki

Robin said...

Your atc's are gorgeous...I hope you are feeling better..!

SKIZO said...

AWonderfulWork

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