Saturday, 28 June 2008

Welcome Lisa Higdon

Lisa Higdon - Prattville, Alabama, USA

Lisa writes: "I've been toying around with ATC, small collage, alteredbooks, and objects. Some of my upcoming work will include digital photography."

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

In Today: Carton From Marci Glenn

I was already enjoying this carton, even before I unpacked it! Marci stamped the wrapping paper with a stamp that made my day, it said: "Abandon the search for truth, settle for a good fantasy".

Then I opened the package and found this bright and breezy flower and swirl-covered carton inside. Doesn't it just make you feel that the sun is shining?

Inside the carton was a lovely array of artwork: a fabric ATC, a fabric and Chinese coin charm, this gorgeous beaded dangly, and lovely felt embroidered pincushion.

Check out Marci's blog to see more of her work:

Only Eight Spaces Left!

Wow! I can hardly believe that there are now only a handful of spaces left to fill.

I'm in full production mode again, and intend to send out the next five cartons on the first of the month.

I'll be posting examples of carton art I'm making at the weekend, but of course, I won't tell who is getting what... (grin). Actually, what I tend to do is pack cartons and then affix labels randomly, so even I'm never quite sure who gets what.

Newest Artist

Dana Loffland - Wichita, Kansas, USA

Monday, 23 June 2008

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Welcome to Norma Soulet

It's been exciting to see how the spaces have filled over the past couple of weeks. There are now only ten slots left! Today I welcome Norma Soulet. Take a look at the gorgeous work on her blog.

Norma Soulet - Green Valley, Arizona, USA

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Dierdre's Carton

Dierdre posted a photo of her carton on her blog. Look see!

Jan Got Art!

Here's a post by Jan Bartlett about cartons she received.

New Artists This Week

Barbara Saint Jacques - Ludlow, Massachussetts, USA

Patti Edmon - Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Mieke Bronckers - Landgraaf, Netherlands

Mieke writes: "I am a mixed media person, I use fabric, beads, stamps, paper, buttons, leather, fibers. Actually I always can use just everything laying around, I love to go to fleamarkets.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Two more...

Torre Hanvey - Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Lois Richter - Davis, California, USA

Saturday, 14 June 2008

And Another...

Welcome to Deana Hager - Manheim, Pennsylvania, USA

And Another Artist...

Welcome to Michele Witchell of Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Three Artists Added

Just added another three artists to the blogroll.

Rhonda Gregory

Kathy Rose (no blog yet)

Kathy writes: I do a bit of everything: sewing, embroidery, collage (really, really interested in collage and altered art), clay. I like edgy art, not so much the cutesy stuff [...]. I want to begin to work in metal and assemblage art and have been gathering tools and supplies together. I just need the time (but don't we all!).

Brittney Young

Several artists have asked if they can play even though they have no blog. My take on this is that I won't exclude anyone for lack of a blog, but I absolutely prefer that participating artists have a blog. Part of the pleasure of the Art In A Carton process lies in visiting each other's blogs and seeing what each of us does and what she sends and receives.

I'm now asking artists without blogs to send a few paragraphs that describe of the kind of work they do. That way, we can at least get an idea of their styles and interests. (And -- hint, hint -- it's quick and easy to set up a blog, and it costs nothing...)

Monday, 9 June 2008

Four New Artists Added

I've been avalanched with signups this week. Here are four more artists who've signed up to be part of Art In A Carton.

Rosie Clarke - St Albans, Herts, UK

Joan Roland - Gatesville, Texas, USA

Carol Desjarlais - Bridgton, Maine, USA

Mollye Self - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Five New Participant Artists

Word about Art In A Carton is getting around now, and the spaces are filling fast.

Here are the newest additions to the AIAC artists blogroll.

Lynne White - Black Canyon City, Arizona, USA

Chris Cerutti - Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA

Toni Curtis - Bastrop, Louisiana, USA

Jeanette Coate - Seattle, Washington, USA

Robin Krieger - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

Sunday, 8 June 2008

What Marilyn Got...

Marilyn Morrison received her carton this weekend and has posted photos to her blog at:

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Carton From Sammy Stafney

Yesterday's mail brought surprises galore, including two cartons. This one is from Sammy Stafney.

The carton itself is beautifully decorated with beads and beaded ribbons and topped by an arty-delicious (guaranteed fat-free) muffin.

Unpacking the carton brought one delight after another: handmade beads, a lovely little tag for my collection, a miniature book, and this breathtaking necklace. I intend to wear the necklace often, as it's so me!

Thank you, Sammy, for these wonderful art gifts!

Carton From Arlee Barr

This carton from Arlee Barr arrived yesterday.

What a lovely surprise it was to open the package and find all the wonderful things Arlee included. Just take a look at the sumptuous bauble ties. And the contents are divine, too.

As an art doll lover, I adored the doll. I stand in awe of artists who work creatively in fabrics. The bird will find a home in my special collection which hangs on a rail in the bedroom.

Arlee also included handmade rosettes and a selection of ribbons, papers, and buttons.

Many, many thanks for the lovely surprises, Arlee!

Marci Received Her Carton

Marci's carton arrived yesterday, and she's posted about it on her blog.
You can see what she received at: