dimanche, décembre 07, 2008

JOUR DE L'ATC
ATC DAY

Voici la suite de mon ancienne série "ATC Jeudi"... qui sera maintenant n'importe quel jour de la semaine... :)
Je n'ai pas été beaucoup présente sur Blogger ces derniers temps, mais j'ai continué à créer et à échanger des cartes d'artiste sur Flick'r et sur atcsforall.com. Un des derniers échanges auxquels j'ai participé s'appelait "Merry Christmas Crow". Le départ en était un petit livre écrit par Kathi Appelt, illustré par Jon Goodell. L'histoire est simple. Une corneille se met à ramasser çà et là toutes sortes de choses près d'une ville préoccupée par les préparations de Noël. Elle trouve un morceau de corde, des feuilles mortes, du papier alu, une queue de cerise, etc. La corneille fait plusieurs allers-retours et on contaste alors qu'elle a décoré un pin avec ses trouvailles. La corneille s'endort ensuite au milieu de ses décorations dans son petit nid...

C'est cette charmante histoire de Noël que nous avions à illustrer. :) Je vous en présente aujourd'hui le résultat.

Here is again my "ATC Thursday"post... It will now be presented any day of the week! :)

I've not been often on Blogger lately, but I have been creating more ATCs to exchange on Flick'r and atcsforall.com. One of the most recent swap I've made was called "Merry Christmas Crow". The inspiration of that exchange was from a little children book written by Kathi Appelt and illustrated by Jon Goodell. Basically, storyline is a crow is seen gathering all sorts of bits and pieces around a busy town and flying over the crowds that are getting ready for Christmas. A piece of string, a bit of foil, some dried leaves, a twig of berries, etc. Back and forth flies the crow until finally we see him deep within a pine tree that has been 'decorated' with all the bits and bobs. And, the crow is snuggly sleeping in his little nest.

We had to illustrate that charming story, and here is the result. :)














Toutes ces corneilles ont été dessinées d'après mes propres photos...
All those crows have been drawn after my own photographies...

13 commentaires:

Ces a dit…

What a neat little story. Don't worry about the blogs, it will always be there as I have proven. It's no fun to blog when one is busy, just for the sake of posting. Keep warm my dear Merlin Princesse.

Caroline a dit…

What fabulous cards! I love the crows and their decorations.

ritadaphné a dit…

Il n'y a que toi pour dessiner aussi bien une histoire!
J'adore cette fabuleuse corneille!
Et bravo pour le retour des ATC,
cet art si fascinant!

P.S. J'ai oublié le mode d'emploi.
Je visiterai tes archives.
Ritabisous.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Thanks for visiting, CES. I will try to keep warm.... :) And visit more often!

Thanks you, Caroline!

Tante Rita, ATC= cartes d'artistes de 2.5 par 3.5 pouces qu'on échange... entre artistes! :)
La corneille est mon oiseau préféré! Je l'aime à cause de son intelligence!

kj a dit…

this is fantastic. i would love to hold this book and story in my hands. i hope you are feeling better?

:)

Bimbimbie a dit…

I like the sound of the crow story decorating his tree and your ATC's are a wonderful illustration. Amazing how cats become wide awake when you wish they were curled up fast asleep ... like when we are busy doing crafts or putting up the Christmas tree - my cat has become a kitten once again trying to get the baubles off the branches the little demon ;)

merlinprincesse a dit…

Hello KJ. Thanks for the visit. I've been so-so for many days. Winter is difficult for me those days...

That's why I don't make a Christmas tree anymore, Bimbimbie. Princesse was getting sick chewing on all the things in the tree... Badbad kitty!!!

catnapping a dit…

your crow is beautiful. i love this final illustration showing his finished work.

brava.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Thanks you, Catnap! :)

Aravis a dit…

How wonderful! Not only your artwork (as always), but also the story they tell.

merlinprincesse a dit…

This is such a nice story, Aravis. I wish I could find that book here! :)

Madcap Baroness with Teacup a dit…

Ooooh, nice! I love black birds. Are these for sale in your etsy shop?

merlinprincesse a dit…

ALAS, Periette... Nope. I am neglecting my Etsy shop.... Those have been swap on atcsforall.com. :)