Love of Art Blog Party

Our Fly Tribe is hosting a Love of Art Blog Party.  It’s February, so it has to be “love”.  And it’s tax season, so I’m a bit short on time.  But yes, I believe in love — love of art, that is.

It was just a little over a year ago that I with tiny steps began this creative journey, and it has truly been a blessing.  I have had so much fun trying out different techniques, viewing all of the fantastic art out there, getting to know some absolutely wonderful artists, and just piddling.  It has truly been good for my soul, and I don’t want to ever abandon my need for the creative again.

These ATCs are ones that I made for our Fly Tribe February ATC swap.  I did a series using a photograph of my maternal grandmother.

She died at the age of thirty from cervical cancer, and I have always been drawn to this haunting photograph.  I don’t know if it’s unhappiness or sickness or maybe just the pose of the times.  But it felt good to put her on my ATCs knowing that she could be traveling as far as Australia.

There is a lot of Love of Art sharing this week.  The link at the top right takes you to more posts.  Enjoy and do your soul good.


  1. What a hauntingly beautiful photo of your grandmother. These are each so lovely and unique. I’m sure they will be treasured gifts.

  2. Love your ATC cards. Happy Valentine’s Day and happy blog hopping!

  3. The colors and sweet sentiments match you perfectly – just lovely!

  4. Lovely ATCs!

  5. I love how you shared the love for your grandmother through your beautiful ATC creations.

  6. It’s a beautiful card and I love the way you incorporated your beautiful grandmother in it. Happy Valentines Day!

  7. Luv your post Connie. I think the ATC’s are so much fun, and luv’d the fact that you incorporated your GrandMother in them!!

  8. I love that you created something to show the love for this Grandmother you never knew.

  9. So moving & Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Love & Grace, AnaLisa

  10. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother! thanks for sharing her with us! haPPy heART day!

  11. Love you, Connie. Thanks for participating and sharing (hope I get one!)

  12. Beautiful! From one Connie to another;-)

  13. Wow such a great story behind your love ATC! I love artwork that has personal meaning within!


  14. Wow! Yep, I would like to think it was the pose of the time.

  15. Love your ATC’s – beautiful.

  16. Connie, these are awesome! I especially love the first one. The look on her face and your words…just perfect. Hope you had a wonderful, loved filled day.

  17. Absolutely beautiful and so moving! I have chills! Thank you for sharing! xo

  18. Connie, how wonderful for you to send your grandmother on all these “Grand Adventures”…such a lovely gesture. I hope she visits us once again.

    Teresa Erwin

  19. The picture of your grandmother is beautiful – and yes, it gives me the chills, too. Lovely how you honor her in your art !!

  20. It is really cool you added your Grandmother into this piece. The picture of her is a tad haunting, makes me glad I didn’t live during that area, cause I like to smile and from your picture it looks like you do too. Happy Creating

  21. I love it when artist use pics of their families. I agree it is a haunting photo…I’m sure it is dear to you.

  22. Love your ATC’s and your post. Thanks for sharing your lovely grandmother. Glad we are making this creative journey together.

  23. Love watching your journey. Thank you for sharing.

  24. Awesome ATCs and I love the photograph of your beautiful grandmother. Photos can have such a powerful impact on our lives. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work and story!

  25. I love that you created your ATCs using a photo of your grandmother – it makes them even more special 🙂


  26. Beautiful ATC’s love that you created multiple variations.

  27. Really enjoyed visiting your blog – what a beautiful spirit you have! Your collage makes for a compelling story.

  28. What a beautiful and mysterious photo of your grandmother! You can see she had so much class. So sad she left such a young woman. We lost our precious Aunt at a young age to the same thing. Such a shame.

    Have a wonderful week ♥

  29. How wonderful of you to honor your grandmother …I’m sure she is smiling now….

  30. These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

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