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01-31-2014, 01:36 AM
Oh, come on! I am NOT the only one still awake am I? LOL... It's only 12:30 am my time...

01-31-2014, 02:27 AM
I'll have about ten cards, once I finish this hand drawn one :)

Cannot believe no one else has posted???

01-31-2014, 02:27 AM
Well... I am in chat, if anyone wants to come in?

01-31-2014, 03:09 AM
...not funny, everyone goes to bed when I wake up :cry:
Great cards posted so far!
I tell you a story about Lady Mouse.
138446 She got a bit lonely and wrote a letter to a dear friend

138447 Time to make the house spic and span, one never knows

138448 It's a lovely day, why not getting out and pick some berries

138449 ...great idea to bake a cake, just to be prepared.

01-31-2014, 03:12 AM
138450 Such a nice weather. I'm outside in the shadow reading a book while the cake is in the oven.

138451 Hurray my dearest friend has arrived, just in time for coffee and cake.

01-31-2014, 03:21 AM
Card 9: Dot/Stripe Carrousel Horse for the New Year Traded
Card 10: Yellow/Red Carrousel Horse for the New Year

Credit: Jose Tomas Bruitrago

Horse Size fit onto a 3x4 card.
You can also make a mobile horse by tying a string and attach that onto a stick or ceiling. This would come unmounted. Varieties of contrasting colors.

01-31-2014, 04:08 AM
It has been and up and down sort of day here - cleaned my desk off and got all sorted but got some sad news - we gave our last chicken to the parish priest at one of the local churches (he has a flock of about 15 and welcomed our Bridget - she needed to be with other birdies otherwise I would have kept her) - she was found in the bottom of the coop - he said it was peaceful and I am happy she wasn't alone - but a bit sad - will hopefully be in the mood for some creating tomorrow

01-31-2014, 04:17 AM
I was a good girl and didn't start until Friday 8am (my time) only to find that the Internet had gone out!?! :swoon:
Waited for the maintenance/IT man for our compound - to be told that the problem was off site. More fiddle-farting and chasing my tail but FINALLY I am back on air! THEN I had to catch up on all the wonderful things being done in the thread.

V:dog: - can I please have a title? Everyone else's are such fun! I would also like to request a WOW cookie - I will be loading cards soon and you will have first choice. :notworthy:

As a teaser here is my entry for the Day 1 challenge (the horse design was the heading of an article in the local paper - I thought it was very clever)

01-31-2014, 04:21 AM
Well so much for my bedtime of 2 am... Hahah... can't do this tomorrow night ladies... Gotta get to bed earlier but I was having too much fun tonight!!! So here are my cards :

1. Sugar Skulls
2. Night SKy
4. Live
5. Memories

Next post will have the rest.

01-31-2014, 04:22 AM
6. Coffee Time
7. Party Animal
8. Hand Painted Flower on Cloth
9. Vintage Baby

01-31-2014, 04:24 AM
And, MARIA and CATHY, here is my first day challenge completed... (Do we have to trade these? I'm kind of attached to this one, LOL!)

10. Year of the Horse... Notice the Chinese lantern has the Chinese word "horse" on it! <3

01-31-2014, 04:30 AM
You don't have to trade ANY card if you don't want to - but we would love to see the 'ones that got away'. :D
I love your horse - clever use of the lantern!

01-31-2014, 04:34 AM
Thank you Donnacr! :)

I think I will be holding onto him... But if anyone wants one I MAY be willing to make similar :) He was fun!

01-31-2014, 04:34 AM
Great cards vrose and donna. Chased out of my room cleaning lady is in. In a little time i can make a mess again

01-31-2014, 04:35 AM
LOL Marilou! Just tell her to leave the studio alone, no since in cleaning it just to make it messy again... And not to "lose" your stuff... LOL ;)

Good night all! It's way too late my time, haha

01-31-2014, 04:43 AM
Night v rose

01-31-2014, 06:22 AM
card 11: Metamorphosis - collage, punch art, (wings of butterflies not glued down.) My wish for 2014.
metamorphosis - a major change in the appearance or character of ... traded

01-31-2014, 06:44 AM
I have a couple of postcards ready

138475 - Gerbera

138476 - Grasses

138477 - Butterfly

all three postcards are mixed media.

01-31-2014, 07:29 AM
My first card for the athon... I think it's for the first day challenge ... a chinese new year arch atc... closed it fits an atc sleeve... can I earn a fortune cookie with it? :notworthy:please :notworthy:


Vicki Z
01-31-2014, 07:44 AM
Thank you for repeating the challenges, V:dog:
I was confused...
I thought MariaP said the Day 1 challenge was a choice of 3 themes

Oh well, now that I know, here are Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse, cards, for Day 1 Challenge
CNY #1 Horse Rearing
CNY #2 Horse Head with Golden Bird of Happiness


01-31-2014, 08:18 AM
G'morning everyone! Lots of AWESOME art posted while I slept! I love Athons just because it's like Christmas every morning to see what's been posted. :)

Long work day followed by a potential long night of writing and batting around ideas. Not complaining in the slightest, but I may not be on as frequently because of it.

Taking my markers and supplies with me so I can play around in my spare moments while at work (10 hour shift...but I tend to have some down-time in there somewhere).

But...ART ON! \m/ ^.^ \m/

Miss M
01-31-2014, 08:56 AM
Wow! Love looking at all the art while I'm having my coffee!!

Fantastic mouse cards and post cards Marilou!

Vampiress_rose, the big reveal did no disappoint! (even if people were already asleep! you night owl you!)

Great challenge entires from Donnacr, Vicki and Vampiress_rose!

Rita is seems to be turning into an oragami making machine!

01-31-2014, 09:27 AM
Card 12: Carrousal Blue

Credit: Jose Tomas Bruitrago

Horse Size fit onto a 3x4 card.
You can also make a mobile horse by tying a string and attach that onto a stick or ceiling. This would come unmounted. Varieties of contrasting colors.

Miss M
01-31-2014, 09:31 AM
MariaP...sharing your coffee? Ya know what they said in elem. school...if you don't have enough for the whole class, don't bring it (although life w/ coffee is no life at all!).

Sure! You can come on over! I'll make ya coffee! ;)

Miss M
01-31-2014, 09:33 AM
Hey Ducky! if you got miloccpep to make Card 12 in yellow, you can say it's a duck! Then you can have your very on Year of the Duck! (and yes there is no Chinese Year of the Duck, but you can always make it Michigan Year of the Duck...every year! )

01-31-2014, 09:37 AM
Your Mighty and Exalted Highness, you calling my Carrousal HORSE a duck?!

Vicki Z
01-31-2014, 09:49 AM
Quirky Valentines

GH # 13 - Happy Your Day was Crappy
.....Background Decorative Paper

Miss M
01-31-2014, 10:03 AM
Your Mighty and Exalted Highness, you calling my Carrousal HORSE a duck?!

Oh, The Supreme Origamist, I'm saying if you made one in yellow, Ducky would probably call it a duck! She tries to call everything a duck! She's like that!:biglaugh:

01-31-2014, 10:07 AM
wow!!!! Just got finished reading the thread! Great art! Amazing Stuff!

Got up this morning and first thing I did was to check my pm's... and we have a new RAK attack victim for the month of February, so I immediately fixed an envie for this months "victim". If you are wondering what that is check out this thread


It is so worth it to do this. I am subscribed every month and automatically get the emails. I know it is worth it as last month I was the "victim" and boy did I need it. I have, as quite a few of you know, been going through hell since December 6th. (couldn't tell I am miserable unless I told you, could you?!)Life has not been fun at all and when I got a wonderful RAK note or card. It was one of the only bright spots in my day. You can post on the monthly site and join anytime, or if you want to subscribe, like I do, just pm Carole and she will automatically send you the information. Even just one card makes the difference in someones day.

Got to figure out some titles now....BRB

01-31-2014, 10:16 AM
Donnacr you are now....

Donnacr Hamengkubuwono XI
of the Second Mataram Kingdom
and the Majapahit Empire

who else wants a title?

01-31-2014, 10:18 AM
Dehh68-- NOT LATE!!! the first "day" doesn't end for another 9 hours.
We are going on Zulu (GMT) time!

Vicki Z
01-31-2014, 10:41 AM
oh joy, another 9 hours

01-31-2014, 10:43 AM
Now for the post numbers winners.....

Post # 283 mariloupatch The Duchess of Entertainment!!!!!
An ATC Arch Blank made by little ole' me!

01-31-2014, 10:53 AM
hey.... you made my day Imperial Dog! Thanks V:dog: :notworthy:

01-31-2014, 10:56 AM
well some more to choose from. All postcards, mixed media

138490 autumn leaf

138491 winter trees

138492 poppies

probably will be the last cards for today.

Miss M
01-31-2014, 11:03 AM
Hmmmm, I think I need to start working on some postcards so I can snag one of Marilou's! They are gorgeous!

01-31-2014, 11:09 AM
I agree, Maria! Gorgeous work Marilou! So much great art has been posted overnight!

Here are a few more cat cards:




Vicki Z
01-31-2014, 11:09 AM
awesome art

01-31-2014, 11:12 AM
Good night everyone! Been up since 8am! Will find out tomorrow's theme when I come on!

01-31-2014, 11:13 AM
I've also been working on some mixed media collages using gorgeous bits of postcards as a background:




I'm open to any and all trades!

Please note these are ATC-sized, but use cut up post cards as a background. they are not postcard sized ;) I'll be posting more of these tonight.

Miss M
01-31-2014, 11:14 AM
Good night Rita! Sweet dreams! (of ducks! heehee)

01-31-2014, 11:19 AM
Sultana...for you... Good night...

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby.
When you wake, you'll have cake,
And all the pretty little horses.

Black and bay, dapple and grey,
Coach and six little horses,
Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby.
Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby,
When you wake, you'll have cake,
And all the pretty little horses.

Way down yonder, down in the meadow,
There's a poor wee little lamby.
The bees and the butterflies pickin' at its eyes,
The poor wee thing cried for her mammy.

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby.
When you wake, you'll have cake,
And all the pretty little horses.

01-31-2014, 11:22 AM
mcgillisj....those are amazing! Love those!

Thanks! BTW, I tried to message you but your PM box was full ;)

01-31-2014, 11:36 AM
Okay, now for some of the ATCs I did last night... okay, at 2am.... couldn't sleep.... couldn't get on the computer, Zane was gaming with out of country friends.... to be 16 again!

Any way....

#15 Two Friends138496 available

#16 When times are tough friends are your umbrella (and yes, you are!)138497available

Not Available#17 Queen 1138498Traded

Not Available#19 Queen 3138499Traded

#18 Queen 2138500available

The Queens are done on Pow paper, but I won't go outside to photograph it as it is too cold out today! The pictures look odd, but the pow paper is WONDERFUL.

01-31-2014, 11:45 AM
And some more.....

#20 Tons of Fun138501available

Not Available#21 Abracadabra!138502Traded

Not Available#22 I will be needing a larger glass138503Traded

Not Available#23 The Dust Bunny Killed my Cleaning Fairy138504Traded

Not Available#24 Deja Moo - The feeling that you've heard this bull before138505Traded

01-31-2014, 11:58 AM
and some more....

#25 Another Abracadabra!138506 Available

#26 I'm sorry, you seem to have mistaken me for a woman who will take your shit.138507Available

Not Available#27 You call it "Road Rage" I call it "Aggressively maneuvering around idiots that don't know how to drive."138508Traded

#28 If I treated you, the way you treated me. You would hate me.138509Available

Not Available#29 Dear Karma, I have a list of people you missed.Traded138510Available

01-31-2014, 12:50 PM
Velcrodog, how do you come up with those texts :shocked: I love them!

01-31-2014, 01:24 PM
I think I'm throwing in the towel on this one...Only made three cards and they aren't that great, either...and it seems my muse has gone off to a tropical vacation without me.

Maybe next time.

Miss M
01-31-2014, 01:33 PM
We're sorry to hear that robcrusade! If your muse decides to come back, we'd love to see the art!

01-31-2014, 02:34 PM
Wow, I'm back, LOTS of great art!

Just finished reading the thread!

Vicky I LOVE your quirky valentine's... Hilarious!!!!

V :dog: You are making so much art, do you even have time to breathe? ;)

Dehh I love those coffee cards, must message you again :P I haven't had my coffee yet this morning... Maria I would ask you to make me some too, but I could probably make it quicker here than it would take me to travel there, LOL!

I'll be starting my art here in awhile... After I get my coffee in me!

01-31-2014, 02:35 PM
And I can't believe I forgot to mention how BEAUTIFUL Marilou's post cards are! You rock lady!

01-31-2014, 02:50 PM
Thanks guys, you make be blush :notworthy:

01-31-2014, 03:05 PM
I'm going to go work on some art now.... Coffee is brewed :)

01-31-2014, 04:14 PM
Fabulous art everyone! :)

01-31-2014, 04:36 PM
I am so proud of myself, that I've been able to keep up with everything so far! Arting AND the thread! *pats myself on the back* I was sooo terrified I'd become overwhelmed! LOL :P But I've developed a "Make a card, check the thread" tactic :P

Miss M
01-31-2014, 04:54 PM
That's excellent V-Rose! See, very simple, it's all about the fun and good vibes! ;) I'm glad it's working out for you.

Just over 3 hours to go until Day 2 starts, and the mystery theme is revealed.....

01-31-2014, 05:23 PM
So, here's a vampiress with a rose for vampiress_rose. ;) I hope you like it!

Now I hope to be able to participate in the challenge, and make a card for v:dog:... See you all later! :wubclub:

01-31-2014, 05:23 PM
Checking in!

Loving the art being posted! Wish I had more to offer up!

Well, write-night has turned into a bigger production (grumble) because a friend (who's an attention whore) wants to play cards tonight. Ugh. Been a while since our last game night so I feel obligated. Kind of ticks me off, but it's probably the crazy hormones than anything. Probably won't see any art from me until tomorrow. Hoping for writing, but I'm not holding my breath. I've expressed I don't want to do an all nighter. Hopefully he'll respect that, and those of us coming together afterwards for creative endevors.

Working on a postcard though, and I'm working on it "backwards" from how I usually do things (coloring the background before the character). I'm liking how it's turning out, but it won't be for trade as its of one of my babies (Original Characters).

But keep on arting everyone!

Miss M
01-31-2014, 06:24 PM
Work is done for today! Now let's see if I can get a last bit of Day 1 arting in....

Just over 1.5 hours until the Day 2 theme is revealed....

01-31-2014, 06:25 PM
another atc sized arch:

01-31-2014, 06:28 PM
OOOO sara I love it! So I owe you one :)

Maya Beautiful!

It seems I"m a little slower today than I was yesterday, but I just finished my third card... So I will have at LEAST three more to post later, lol!

Just Ducky
01-31-2014, 06:29 PM
see what happens when the old ice box is gone empty... had to do the dreaded grocery shopping today... gads I hate spending perfectely good money on food... and then I got to unpack the dang stuff put it away .... and then I GOT to cook it... ???? man this sucks..

so.... nothing from me yet today and I gotta go read back a few pages to see what all I have missed... wonder if todays challenge has been given yet.. have to check..

oh boy...5:30... feeding time I guess... hoping for some show and tell yet this evening.

01-31-2014, 06:31 PM
Wow! I was gone shopping for a couple hours and y'all have yet to make it to the next "Magic Number" Not enough posting going on! I guess that is because y'all are arting! I was out to Tuesday Morning, Micheals (2 stores) and Joanns with a friend. When I got back Zane was gaming on my computer, so I arted...

But.... just wanted to say...

Mayaquilt, how do I come up with those texts? I teach greeting card classes to crazy bunch of dirty old women (much like y'all) and I am the only card teacher that doesn't make Beautiful, lovely, sweet, & flowery greeting cards. I make greeting cards that make you laugh till you cry down your legs..... and I have sons.

V-Rose I read your post....

"everything so far! Arting AND the thread!"

and this is what I saw...."everything so fArting AND the thread!"

where is my mind????

01-31-2014, 06:32 PM
Yay, quittin' time! I'm about to head home. It takes me about an hour, so i hope to log in again around 6:30 or 7:00.

I'm just loving all the posts!!

01-31-2014, 06:47 PM
I finished my last winter chunky

01-31-2014, 06:59 PM
Everyone's been so busy and I haven't had a chance to even look at my art supplies. Sigh. I'm going to try after dinner though. Great looking Chunkie Maya. and the Greatest Fan is a Hoot.

01-31-2014, 07:05 PM
Jewels, you MUST art!!! We LOVE your art!

V :dog:, honey, your mind is NEVER right, LMAO! But we love you anyways <3 Oh, did you get the message about the rolos? Because... You never replied! I'm going to take away your art supplies if you don't start paying attention, young lady! ;) (JK, that would be a tragedy!)

I have finished five cards now :)

Waiting for the next challenge, and I need to do dishes still yet but I'm debating on doing them tomorrow... I have really bad eczema on my hands... Hmmm... Too bad to do dishes but NOT too bad to art? But no, really, water makes it worse... I SHOULD wash though :(

Hope everyone else is having fun!

01-31-2014, 07:10 PM
P.S. V :dog: I haven't seen the Karma #2 card yet... How can I tell you if I want it instead, lol?

01-31-2014, 07:33 PM
finally have made my first art for this athon - you lot have been machines!!!!! - DH has gone off on a motorbike ride so the house is quiet (kitty is asleep) so I have time to myself - definitely a few snarkies on the horizon!!!

this is a post card that I made for mariloupatch - am thinking I might make a couple more if anyone would like one??? (can change the colour of the flowers as well) - let me know as they are very satisfying to create


01-31-2014, 07:33 PM
And a last one for today... a horse
Tomorrow we're off to Amsterdam, visiting my mother in law ... perhaps some art later that evening...but I do take my crochet with me!

01-31-2014, 07:50 PM
Now for the post numbers winners.....

Post #353 Mayaquilt who has no title yet, but does have a VelcroCat!
An ATC Arch Blank made by little ole' me!

Miss M
01-31-2014, 07:50 PM
Wow, love all the art I'm seeing today so far!

Here's a 4x6 from me, however, it's for Marilou cause I snagged one of her postcards!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/28590/small/1_5_orientalBeauty.jpg #5 (Traded)

I have a three more asian themed ATCs coming, they are just drying. I'll post them shortly.

01-31-2014, 07:51 PM
I haven't had a chance to post any cards since I got home....sorry vrose!

01-31-2014, 07:54 PM
LOL, it's ok... I'm just giving you a hard time ;)

01-31-2014, 07:58 PM
Just wanted to say that I have a card for challenge 1! But I'm fighting with my camera, it won't work... ;_; I hope it's okay to upload the card a little later, once I got the camera to cooperate. :arghh:

Miss M
01-31-2014, 08:01 PM
Itís now Feb 1 12AM GMT, i.e. the start of Day 2!
So we looked it up on the internet, 'cus, you know, the internet has everything, and we found out Feb 1 is ďWorking Naked DayĒ. Now, we didnít want anyone getting arrested for public nudity or have tender bits get frostbitten (or Ducks spending more time in the snow), so we thought this wasnít the best idea to endorse. :nah: So we changed it...


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/28590/medium/1_6_artingNaked.jpg #6

We figure you can do this in the privacy of your own home (hopefully no one there objects), turn up the heat, and get covered in all the art materials you like! Easy enough to shower off since Chinese New Yearís is done and weíre all allowed to take showers again! (Yes Josie, you can dance around naked all you want! And Maya, we know you are thrilled...we remember you arches from last time! ;))

And boy, do we have a special treat for you! :jiggy:

Our very own Velcrodog is taking a road trip during day 2! She will be visiting local nudist colonies and reporting back to us! She will visit Lake Como, Paradise Lakes, Riverboat, Calliente and educate us all on the art of nude bowling!

Velcrodog tells me she is also thinking of buying a new house, and thought this real estate agent had all the right stuff! http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/buying-naked Can anyone recommend her? Anybody worked with her before?

Remember, you can still produce whatever art you like, you donít have to always stick with the daily theme! Our aim is to titillate and amuse the muses, and maybe provide you an opportunity to maybe try something different!

Challenge for Day #2
Post art that celebrates Arting Naked Day! Now, if you are thinking your only option is to draw nude people, you ainít using your creativity!

However, if you do wish to art nude people (and/or nude body parts), please be aware of the forumís policies about nudity, artwork and open forums. Please make sure your art conforms to it. We donít want to give the admins extra work! http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/faq.php?faq=faq_service#faq_nude
Remember to identify your challenge entry so we donít accidentally miss it.

I will also go back and update posts #1 and #2 to make the info easy to find!

Miss M
01-31-2014, 08:02 PM
Just wanted to say that I have a card for challenge 1! But I'm fighting with my camera, it won't work... ;_; I hope it's okay to upload the card a little later, once I got the camera to cooperate. :arghh:

Yes, cus ya snuck in this post just before the start of Day 2, I'll accept your challenge entry for Day 1 when your camera feels like co-operating!

01-31-2014, 08:07 PM
Mayaquilt, you wanted Fortune WoW Cookie #8, but you didn't want my 16 year old....

Yours reads......

A starship ride has been promised to you by the great galactic wizard.

01-31-2014, 08:08 PM
I still have cookies #2 and #5 left if anyone else wants one!

01-31-2014, 08:12 PM
v:dog: I would love #2 please

01-31-2014, 08:16 PM
Oh no, the cat is out of the bag!!!

Y'all now know what I am doing in the morning! Y'all may not know it but...Pasco County, Florida is the nudist capital of the United States. There are more clothing-optional places in the area known as Land O’Lakes than anywhere else in the country. Why you may ask? Well, Pasco County allows full-nudity along with a full beer, wine and liquor license. So you can have a five-star luxury resort like Caliente Clothing-optional Resort with a fine dining restaurant, extensive wine list and high-end cocktails.

Where is Pasco County? It lies approximately 20 miles to the north of Tampa and has fourteen resorts situated on a six-mile stretch of U.S. 41. One reason that Pasco County is so ‘open’ with its policy on public nudity is the funds that it generates for the county.

My mailing address is Lutz, FL but I really live in Land O' Lakes, AND not only do I live in the nudist capital of the USA. I live in Edward Scissorhands neighbourhood! Seriously, watch the movie and at the very, very end of the credits, you will see, "and a special thanks to the residents of Carpenters Run" That's me!!!

01-31-2014, 08:19 PM
Jonquil, number 2 is yours....

and it reads...

Madness takes it toll.
Please have exact change.

01-31-2014, 08:23 PM
LOVE IT!!!!!!

01-31-2014, 08:38 PM
Thanks a lot, Maria!
Okay, I wrestled with the camera until it worked... for exactly two pictures. :confused:
At least you can somehow see what I did - for the challenge and for my favourite Imperial dog! :)

I made a hand-sewn "red" (or at least partly red) envelope in ATC size, with a bit of deco on the outside and two tags inside - you can see the Chinese letters on the polka dot paper, it means "May your happiness be without limit" because I want you to be as happy as humanly possible, v:dog:! *hugs*
The other tag is about the year of the horse. :)

This was a real experiment and I certainly hope you like it, Cathy:dog:... <3
I don't know a thing about sewing or Chinese writing, so I probably made a ton of mistakes, but I made this with LOVE! :wubclub:

01-31-2014, 08:40 PM
Also, because I'm stupid and forgot to say it before: LOVE my cookie fortune/Wow! It sounds so Sherlock-y... Thank you! :biglaugh:

01-31-2014, 08:41 PM
Okay, now I will try to show you some more of the cards I made. I haven't had time to put any in my gallery/the athon gallery!? Why do I feel so behind the 8 ball?

Available#30 I may look calm but in my head I've killed you three times.138543Available

Available#31 If you pour it, they will come.138545Available

Available#32 You look like I need a drink. (the bottle girls)138547Available

NOT Available#33 If your presence can't add value to my life, your absence will make no difference.138548TRADED

Available#34 I hope Karma slaps you in the face before I do.138549Available

01-31-2014, 08:51 PM
Ok, so here are my cards for today.

I was thinking old portraits look like they should be holding something..

3 year of the Horse cards, and two backwards days.








01-31-2014, 08:54 PM
Part the second:






01-31-2014, 08:56 PM
Wow, Rob! you've been very busy! They are wonderful! But, where's the 12-string Yamaha?? :confused:
Great cards!

Miss M
01-31-2014, 08:59 PM
Nice cards robscrusade! I'm glad your muse has not abandoned you!

01-31-2014, 09:00 PM
Wow, Rob! you've been very busy! They are wonderful! But, where's the 12-string Yamaha?? :confused:
Great cards!

Heh... I used my Musician's Friend catalog... so it was more based on what size instrument with what sized pic.

01-31-2014, 09:05 PM
I am very interested in the stone pope dude playing.... are you trading Robcrusade?

Miss M
01-31-2014, 09:14 PM
Here are my remaining asian-themed cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/28590/small/1_7_asianFans.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/28590/small/1_8_koiFan.jpg#8 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/28590/small/1_9_branch.jpg#9

01-31-2014, 09:14 PM
wonderful cards robcrusade - i need to get a wriggle on!!!!

01-31-2014, 09:18 PM
Maria!!! Love those cards too!

01-31-2014, 09:30 PM
Maria here is your post card - hope you like

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_botanical_PC_purple.jpeg traded

Miss M
01-31-2014, 09:31 PM
Love it Lisa!

01-31-2014, 09:37 PM
Card 13: Vampyra - with creases on her cowl to cover the trail of blood...
Credit: Paul Hanson

01-31-2014, 10:28 PM
Just dropping in to read and catch up :)

I took a break from arting for a bit to spend some time with the kiddo and hubby...

But tis back to working now :)

Wonderful cards I am seeing :)

And MARIA, I guess it's time to draw boobs now huh??? It's funny that we were talking about boobs during the pre-thread and it goes right along with today's challenge ;)

P.s. Are we allowed to post pics of ourselves arting naked? (not that I am going to, just wondering what exactly is allowed here, because with all us crazy ladies, you never know what may happen!)

01-31-2014, 10:34 PM
I am arting naked right now! Told my son's that if they came out of their rooms and looked upon me that their eyes would burn out!

01-31-2014, 10:34 PM
Should I post a picture?

01-31-2014, 10:40 PM
Arting Naked Day?????? YEAH BABY!!!!!!! BOOM CHICKA WAH-WAH!!

Seriously though, my 10 yr old son has a friend over for a sleepover tonight which kind of puts a damper on my ability to trot around the house 'in the nude'. Darn. I'll see what interesting art I can create on theme, though. In the meantime, here are some more cards:

#12 Cat's Contempt

And more of the collage cards using that fantastic cut-up postcards background:

#18-Paris Madonna and Child


#20- London Fish Art

#21 - Water Ballerina

#22- Hen House

01-31-2014, 10:42 PM
I am arting naked right now! Told my son's that if they came out of their rooms and looked upon me that their eyes would burn out!
Ha ha ha v-dog!!!! You go girl!!! :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

Miss M
01-31-2014, 10:46 PM
V-rose, as long as what you post conforms to the AFA's policy on posting nudity in open forums (i.e. I put a link in Post #1 and Post #2, or post #364), have at it! BUT....I recommend you consider this....do you really want V:dog: to get her hands on THAT photo??? :err:

01-31-2014, 10:53 PM
Okay, here it is..... SEXY ME! Naked!

A portrait that William Wegman did of me, just now! Honest~!

Miss M
01-31-2014, 10:55 PM
OMG, V:dog: you tease you!

01-31-2014, 11:07 PM
Card 14: Naked Face

Card 15: Naked Eye

Card 16: Naked Truth

Card 17: Naked Tree

All pencil medium, hand drawn. Background are left 'bare' and 'empty' and 'naked' on purpose.

Miss M
01-31-2014, 11:12 PM
Aha! Creative interpretations of "naked"! That's the ticket...into another challenge prize entry!

01-31-2014, 11:15 PM
Here are my first few - finally - snarkies of course!!!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1__1_All_Complaints.jpeg traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1__2_Perfect.jpeg #2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1__3_Smile.jpeg #3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1__4_Raise.jpeg #4

01-31-2014, 11:16 PM
Okay, here it is..... SEXY ME! Naked!

A portrait that William Wegman did of me, just now! Honest~!

:err: :err: :biglaugh: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

01-31-2014, 11:18 PM
jonquil, those are wonderful!!!!

and to EVERYONE'S WORK thus far,...... AWESOME!

01-31-2014, 11:29 PM
KESagers....what are you arting?

I'm desperately trying to get a stack of JAMs completed so that I can play in the marathon. I've been having trouble with migraines again and got way behind on my JAMs. I'm hoping I can play tomorrow. I'm hoping its still legal to play on Sunday - I should be able to art while we watch the game. :)

01-31-2014, 11:34 PM
Okay, here it is..... SEXY ME! Naked!

A portrait that William Wegman did of me, just now! Honest~!

Too funny! :) :) :)

01-31-2014, 11:35 PM
I just got started and I see some are working on day 2 challenges. I'm slow.
I did get some made. But I gave up my table to my son so he could do his taxed and that left me to cart everything out to the kitchen table.:arghh::arghh:
138565 # 1 138566 # 2 138567 # 3 138568 # 4 TRADED 138569 # 5 TRADED

01-31-2014, 11:38 PM
I made some just of the beat-in-path.:biglaugh::biglaugh:
138570 # 6 138571 # 7 TRADED

01-31-2014, 11:58 PM
Last Fortune WOW cookie has been taken by Donnacr! And her WOW cookie reads....

the hardest part about claiming a black hole
is figuring out where to stick the flag

if anyone else wants a Fortune WOW Cookie... just ask! I have no more ready, but I can put one together in no time flat!!!!

Just Ducky
02-01-2014, 12:12 AM
so can you gals picture this image in your mind ????

I skinny red headed well over 70 year old lady sitting in front of a mirror painting a self portrait ??? (scary ain't it)

Miss M
02-01-2014, 12:13 AM
Here's the first two in my Squeaky-Clean-Naked series! A Naked Duck! And yes, Mousie, we can see you!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/28590/small/1_10_duckyInTub.jpg#10 (traded) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/28590/small/1_11_MouseitInShower.jpg#11 (traded)

Mouseit and Just Ducky get first dibs on these. But don't worry, more will come tomorrow! I'm just getting sleepy and need to go to bed!

Keep the art coming! I look forward to eye-candy while I have my coffee in the morning!

02-01-2014, 12:14 AM
Nope that's not how you do it Ducky! You git naked, then you pour the paint on you and THEN you roll around on the canvases that you have laid down on the floor and get butt and boob prints on it... Way easier to paint that way! And way easier to imagine!!!:err:

02-01-2014, 12:16 AM
Card 18: Bare Behind. traded

Pencil hand drawn.

02-01-2014, 12:21 AM
Believe it or not I am whupped.... soooooo, without further ado....

Goodnight, ladies! Goodnight, ladies! Goodnight, ladies! Coop's going to leave you now.

Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along, O'er the dark blue sea.

Farewell, Ladies! Farewell, ladies! Farewell, ladies! Coop's going to leave you now.

Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along, O'er the dark blue sea.

Sweet dreams, ladies! Sweet dreams, ladies! Sweet dreams, ladies! Coop's going to leave you now.

Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along, O'er the dark blue sea.

02-01-2014, 12:21 AM
Everyone's cards are great! I am trying to focus and get some cards made, but I am sulking after I was promised my own class until Spring Break only to have it taken away and given to a teacher with more seniority. I'm not complaining; it's nobody's fault, but I'm still disappointed because the students were really nice and I don't know when my next paycheque will be...

Anyways, I've got some good ideas for cards and will move forward!

02-01-2014, 12:22 AM

miloccpep, GREAT take on the naked theme! Love your quirky cards!

v :dog:, you are a sexy sexy beast ;) (pun TOTALLY intended)

Maria, those are great cards! too cute!

Now, here are my collage cards for the day. After my daughter goes to sleep, I get my shower, and eat, I will be working on some hand drawn :)

1. "Write"
2. "Love Bear"
3. "Fashion"
4. "Teddy Bear in Concert"
5. "Bonfire"

02-01-2014, 12:23 AM
Sweet Dreams Cooper mum! Forgot to mention I loved my lullaby.

02-01-2014, 12:23 AM
And the last two

1. "Traveling Duck" - ON HOLD - Ducky gets first dibs if she wants it :)
2. "Gardening" (I must have been in a bear mood today)

02-01-2014, 12:37 AM
Great cards everyone! Here are my "naked" theme cards for the day:

Pin-Up girl, cards 24 and 25 (I'd like to trade these as a set).

Card 26 - Hmm, Is this a light bulb or am I arting naked??

I'm also heading to bed shortly. 'Nite nite!

02-01-2014, 12:55 AM
these rap are made with my latest stamp acquisition - cow;d not resist it

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1__5_The_Dog_Did_It.jpeg #5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1__6_The_Dog_Did_It__2_.jpeg #6

02-01-2014, 01:02 AM
OK I AM HERE!!!! AT LAST!!! Did you miss me????

Just Ducky
02-01-2014, 01:02 AM
Vamp... traveling ducky is so cute... now I gotta come up with a Vamping idea...

Maria... rub-a-rub.. cool duck in that tub...

so now I was thinking I was ahead here or at least up to date BUT now I find I am again behind that 8 ball...
did get a couple cards done.. no challenge ideas on these ... I am thinking how I can do this naked idea... Vdog suggestion on rolling naked on the floor covered in paint ??? thinking this ain't a cool idea... when my hubs would see me and have heart attact ??? and the ambulance comes ??? oh dear... I can read the headlines in morning paper already..

ok.. back to real life... here are my boring same ol, same ol art stuff...
first is... 2 against the Wild..... and ..... Bright winter Morning.....

Just Ducky
02-01-2014, 01:04 AM
oh yikes... it's THE MOUSE.... welcome back home mousie....

02-01-2014, 01:05 AM
I was so excited when I got my mail for the month....LOL I got 13 envelopes for trades and athon trades and Swaps returns...Hmmm someone's envelope who shall not be mentioned is NOT here yet....LOL

OHHH Its so nice to be able to use bold and colour again......Off to leave itraders where I can..cos someone also sent TWO envelopes with trades in them so she gets only 1 itrader today and will have to wait for the other.....

Now I have to go back to page 12 to catch up......

02-01-2014, 01:05 AM
Thanks Ducky......

02-01-2014, 01:08 AM
Oh way cool cards everyone!

The Mouse and Ducky are in the house!

02-01-2014, 01:08 AM
Hi Kes, how you been???

02-01-2014, 01:13 AM
Lovin all the art! Great marathon. I hope to have something to show tomorrow. :v_spin: Doing our best to keep warm on this iceberg called New Jersey.

That new grand baby sure is cute!

02-01-2014, 01:15 AM
I have to get to bed....The cards are just awesome. ...naked draws a blank right now. Hope my brain can come up with something, I know it won't be of me.:biglaugh:

02-01-2014, 01:16 AM
Goodnight everyone!!!!!

Vicki Z
02-01-2014, 01:41 AM
Arting Naked - What a theme!!!!

02-01-2014, 01:57 AM
lmao vicky, funny! love it!

Welcome back Mousie!!! We moused you! LOL

Love the art I'm seeing!

02-01-2014, 02:02 AM
Thanks Vampress - at least I got here...but no art being done yet.....LOL Maybe soon... I have so many ideas in my brsain all that travel time....timre to find supplies I think....

Kes, Ohh she is... I left at a time when she is just turning her head to look at you when you talk to her, she may not see me, but she sure heard that I loved her very much, and I have a little rhyme I say ...
From My heart to your heart (touch both hearts) Know that I love you with all that I have, and know you can always come to me in need. You are mine and I claim you forever to be.

Its a Granna thing....LOL

02-01-2014, 02:03 AM
Mumbles....still trying to sort out itraders now.....

02-01-2014, 02:04 AM
Marilou those mice are just awesome.....YOU are awesome!!!

02-01-2014, 02:16 AM
glad you are here Mouse - I got a whole lot of new House Mouse stamps and I going to ink them up this evening!!! (also there is a little something that I put in the post for you yesterday)

02-01-2014, 02:18 AM
....and Ducky as well - i am off to make some cards

02-01-2014, 02:31 AM
Oohhh Jonquil you are so very awesome, thanks for thinking of me.... I shall be watching the post..LOL AND the athon to see what you get up to....

02-01-2014, 02:46 AM
Gesh how many rep points I have to leave?? LOL serves me right for doing 6 - 6 swaps....

I WANNA ART...but not allowed til these itraders and rep points are done.... I am rewarding myself.....

02-01-2014, 02:55 AM
LOL :P Poor Mousie!

I'm in the process of drawing... I have two rough sketches done, working on the third rough sketch, which is for tonight's challenge... And the last hour is gone... You start drawing and the time just flies LOL

This third drawing is intimidating me though... LOL

02-01-2014, 03:12 AM
I will save you Vampiress!! Hey you intimidating drawing,...STOP IT...behave and pencil go where you are supposed to.
There you go..... heehee

02-01-2014, 03:34 AM
this one is for Donnacr - she loves red - this is also an ATC - so if anyone was after one - in a colour of their choosing but wary of postcard size feel free to ask for an ATC botanical - just send me a PM - I love making these - all kiwicsi's fault for getting me hooked with her swap!!!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1__7_Red_Botanical.jpeg traded

02-01-2014, 03:34 AM
Finally all rep points and itraders done, and guess what...still can't art as I have to get hubby something to eat for tea!!!

02-01-2014, 03:40 AM
vampiress - I take my hat off to you. I am having all manner of problems trying to art and keep up with the thread. So much so that I have forgotten to show the cards that I HAVE made :wacko: Here are the ones all ready in my Gallery:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140131_0006.jpg#1 (#2 TRADED) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140201_0001.jpg#3 (couldn't resist making him) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140131_0009.jpg#4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140131_0010.jpg #5 (characters mean Every year, great profit) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140131_0011.jpg#6 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140131_0012.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140131_0013.jpg#8 TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140131_0014.jpg#9 TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140131_0015.jpg#10

miloccpep - you should recognize quite a few bits from these cards as quite a few of the hong bao envelopes you gave me when we met in Singapore were used in them. Thanks!

02-01-2014, 03:42 AM
Finally I have some cards up!

02-01-2014, 03:42 AM
jonquil - I LOVE my card - it is beautiful!!

02-01-2014, 03:43 AM
Oh poo! Mousie!!!!! LOL...

Well, you all have created an art monster with me... LOL!

While showering I felt like I was trying to run a marathon, so I could get out and finish my drawings! LOL

Well, it's either that, or the four or five cups of coffee I had today :/

Ok, going to draw more, and hopefully get HALF of these colored before I turn in for the night.

I don't have a bed time tonight... as I can nap tomorrow, and apparently when I give myself a bed time, I stay up two hours later than that.

Ok seriously, just felt my heartbeat and it's racing, and I'm sitting down... Caffeine is sooo bad for me!

02-01-2014, 03:44 AM
Smallgirl, finally!

02-01-2014, 03:48 AM
Haha...I know, right?! I'm like a tortoise when it comes to these things :) But, I love tortoises so maybe that's why I'm slow...haha

02-01-2014, 03:59 AM
I am very interested in the stone pope dude playing.... are you trading Robcrusade?

Apparently, I am. And here I thought I had artist's block.

So much to keep up with!

02-01-2014, 04:21 AM
Good morning everyone! MOUSIE so glad you made a save trip and BACK WITH US!

Jonquil love the card you made for me, wonderful!

V-:dog: wow, you made me cover my eyes, wowww what a figure, I am so jealous!
MariaP Lovely asian postcard, send you a PM.
The naked Mousie and Ducky how wonderful.

MOUSIE missed you terrible, please pick your cards before they are gone.
I am so glad everyone love that lady mouse.

DUCKY you look so sexy in the bathtub. Glad you got some hot water he?

EVERYONE else I did not mention, great cards, keep arting!

It is pouring rain outside and probably for the rest of the weekend. I worked in
my art-journal yesterday afternoon, have to scan pics later.
I am still in my pyjama's so maybe get started with today's challenge. Close the curtains first, do not want my neighbour having a heart attack. Im summer we have a huge green border between the gardens, but in winter you van see through.

Ohhh I forgot to post FlyingPhoenix's surprise card , and you know what, it fits in todays challenge as well.


02-01-2014, 04:28 AM
awwwww how cute marilou!!!! Adorable!

Here is my sexy lady for the Naked challenge, Maria, I hope this fits the theme!!!

She is NOT available for trade, though... She was difficult, so I want to keep her...

Sorry to keep teasing everyone!


02-01-2014, 04:31 AM
V-Rose you look gorgeous!!!!!

02-01-2014, 04:33 AM
bahahahah, THANK YOU dahling!

02-01-2014, 04:51 AM
Found 2 more postcards. I have put them away to dry and completely forgot about them

138591 Botanical Postcard

138592 Steampunk Postcard

02-01-2014, 05:36 AM
well, my work for the night is finished... three hand drawn cards, other than the one i posted above.. will post the rest tomorrow...

sooooo .... tired...... it's 4:36 am here! :no:

02-01-2014, 05:42 AM
Here is another botanical ATC - up for grabs

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1__8_Purple_Botanical.jpeg #8

02-01-2014, 05:50 AM
Oh my, it looks like I'm totally late joining this thread! I was busy with other duties till late last night and had almost forgotten about this athon. I'll definitely be back to browse the thread when I have time for my next cup of coffee. Before that, I am about to start painting with the little guy. Let's see if I get something made to post here during the day!

02-01-2014, 07:57 AM
ok Marilou..... I WANT THEM ALL.... OKOk I won't be greedy I have sent you a PM....LOL

02-01-2014, 07:57 AM
Welcome Amapola...its never to late.....LOL

02-01-2014, 08:29 AM
When I was in the car in Brisbane I found this sign...and I was sure it said Studs for Sale....

Then I cleaned my glasses and reread the sign.....LOL

02-01-2014, 08:55 AM
Thanks Mousie, all 4 are removed from Athon Gallery.
Anyone who is interested in one of the Lady mouses left, please check.
Jonquil and V-rose have first choice.
Not much art today, have to do some admin work for the European Society
for Psychologists......why today!!!

02-01-2014, 09:02 AM
Here are my latest creations - the Muse was in a highly random mood when I was making these.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140131_0016.jpg#11 (thanks to miloccpep who provided all the elements) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_IMG_20140201_0001.jpg#12 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140201_0002.jpg#13 originally a mandala but the eyes forced their way through:huh: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140201_0003.jpg#14 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140201_0004.jpg#15

Currently working on my bare body card - but I am a lady and refuse to give up my diamond bracelet and fluffy slippers :wubclub:

02-01-2014, 09:17 AM

Cards and Write night with the guys ended up being a blast! However, I couldn't get more than a few sentances written. GAH! My visual muse must've shoved my writing one in a box somewhere. Ah well.

LOVING the art, and I'm ready to take the challenge. Naked will be interesting, as I usually have fun drawing/designing my character's clothes than focusing on what's beneath them.

...might have to drag out some of those cabana boys pictures that I found earlier too...Hmmmm....

02-01-2014, 09:18 AM
Me either Donna and that's why I am not posting my completed art today....LOL

02-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Thanks Marilou......you are awesome!

02-01-2014, 09:21 AM
ok I am off to bed as it is not 12.20 am....

02-01-2014, 09:23 AM
Have sweet dreams Mousie!

Miss M
02-01-2014, 09:39 AM
WOW! That has been a very enjoyable viewing while having my morning coffee! Great EYE CANDY everybody! Keep being so fabulous, it's awesome!

And lot's more challenge entries I see! The bowl is getting full! :jiggy:(There's still room for more though!)

And aww, Mousie, that's such a sweet little saying you have there! Looking forward to seeing what you get up to posting! LOL

Smallgirl, that sucks. Think positive, I could mean there's a much better opportunity just around the corner! However, I'm glad to see your muse is ON!

Marilou, I can appreciate your care with the neighbours! I live in a community where the houses are very close together, yet they built the houses with really big windows. One day when I was looking out I got a good view of the neighbours...apparently they like to be naked at home and never pull down their blinds! I don't look in that direction anymore! too much information! :biglaugh:

Ducky, you always come up with great cards! Your muse will come through! you'll see!

And Amapola, Mouseit is right (Don't let it go to your head Mousie), it's never too late to join in!

02-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Card 19: Beetle on cut&past leave rubbing, background inkpad smudges.

Card 20: Bug on cut&paste leaves rubbing, background inkpad smudges.

Actually there is another name for this medium. Name escapes me right now and the nearest I can come to it is Leaves Rubbing. These two were done with coloured pencils, paper over arranged leaves, to get the imprints.

02-01-2014, 09:58 AM
Good morning everyone! I see you've all been busy. Wow v-rose, staying up 'til 4:30 am... you ARE a night child! lol

Maria - That's hilarious about seeing your neighbour naked. I have a large window in my art room with no blinds or curtains, so I have to be careful myself! ;) Part of the reason why I can't art naked today. But I'm naked underneath my clothes - I promise!

02-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Maria, glad my neighbour does not walk around naked...yakkkk He is old (look who's talking) ugly and he does not need a saddle to ride a horse. His legs are like 2 half circles
not a nice view. Still on admin duty....awful timing.

02-01-2014, 10:22 AM
Night, Night, Mousie!

Playing with acrylics, but I may pull out my stamps and see what I can play with there. Having trouble scaling back down to ATC size though. LOVE my postcards!

V-Rose I kind of have the same system, but instead of between cards, I check the thread in between layers of paint. XD

02-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Are you keeping your clothes on?


...I was actually thinking about V-Dog's idea of getting naked with paint and a canvas and see what happens. It's a Tit-ilizing idea at least...


Right now, I have almost 5 (working on the 5th) postcard of some trees (I also played around with a tribal-style dragon...Not sure if I'll trade it though), and I also have 4 ATCs of the same style. Once I get the 4th, I'm probably going to head downstairs to make some Hot Chocolate, pet the cat and think of what I'm going to do next. ^^

02-01-2014, 11:13 AM
Card 21: Colors- collage on text background. traded

02-01-2014, 11:16 AM
Here are a couple more cards in honour of Arting Naked Day:

#27-Who needs clothes??

#28 - 1950's Vibration machine (awesome background was given to me by D-dazzled71)

02-01-2014, 11:25 AM
Good Morning!

Just read thru the thread.....


I am off to snap some pictures, post ATCs I have finished, then...

Off to the NUDIST Resorts!!!!

02-01-2014, 11:28 AM
Finally made 3 ATC's
138602 Trees 1- ink

138603 Trees 2 - ink

138604 Abstract

02-01-2014, 11:29 AM
morning V:dog:?????? it is 4.30 pm!!!

02-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Okay, here are a few of the cards I did yesterday, and EARLY this morning.....

Not Available#35 A Little Something from the US Customs...138605Traded

on hold #36 The Big Event (don't know why I did this and left it blank....)138606

available #37 Greetings From Florida138607available

available #38 Sometimes I pretend to be normal. But it gets boring. So I go back to being me.138608available

on hold #39 QUACK (hmmm is this for anyone in particular? Found this patch and had to use it for something...)138609

02-01-2014, 11:56 AM
And do you all remember Disney's Little Mermaid Scandal?
Well, I have a 24 year old son. I bought him the Little Mermaid VHS as soon as I could and he LOVED watching "fishy girl" as he called her.
Needless to say, I have one of the original covers, and I have made it my life's work to amass a collection of these original covers to keep, preserve and save these poor misunderstood things...

In honour of ARTING NAKED Day....
may I present...
my ode to Disney's Little Mermaid...

Not Available #40 Parts are Perfect! 138610 Traded

available #61 Your Place or the Pool? 138611 available

In #61(had to change the numbering as I messed up) you can't see it but Eric's first reaction to the "tail" is there... flash messed it up it reads "Oh, Gross!"

For those of you who aren't familiar with this scandal...


Miss M
02-01-2014, 12:04 PM
:biglaugh: That's funny I never knew that V:dog:! Do you collect plastic Little Mermaid model cities too?

02-01-2014, 12:05 PM
For those of you who won't go to the website, here's a clue...

Find the pee-pee, winkie, wee-wee, jer jer, weenie, willy, dicky

WOW! Look at what I said! I am amazing! And multi-cultural! Did I miss anyone's favorite childish term?

02-01-2014, 12:05 PM
Maria, this is the only place that it showed up!

I stand corrected!

Miss M
02-01-2014, 12:10 PM
Read your article! Apparently not!

02-01-2014, 12:16 PM
Had to fight/argue with my programs and software as AFA didn't like the taste of my postcards, but here's what I've got for this morning, and Challenge #2 with Naked Trees.

Tribal Dragon (Postcard)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_Dragon.jpg I wasn't too sure if I was going to trade this one as I was messing around more than anything, but thought I'd post it anyway to see if anyone was interested. - Claimed - Thanks!

Tree Postcards (4x6) Acrylic/Hand Painted - Marilou has first Pick
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_Tree4.jpg PC-9 Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_Tree3.jpg Claimed - Thanks!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_Tree2.jpg PC-11 Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_Tree1.jpg PC-12 Available

02-01-2014, 12:19 PM
Almost forgot...

The next winner of the secret numbers prize is...
Post #419

I will be sending you a lovely ATC arch blank made with my own two little hands!

02-01-2014, 12:23 PM
...and the ATC's

Tree ATC's
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_2.1.14_ATC-3_Trees.jpg ATC-3 - Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_2.1.14_ATC-4_Trees.jpg Claimed - Thanks!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_2.1.14_ATC-5_Trees.jpgATC-5 - Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_2.1.14_ATC-6_Trees.jpgClaimed - Thanks!

02-01-2014, 12:25 PM
HA! V:dog: I had forgotten about that! I heard about it back in those days even (and I'm not that much older than your son...).

...Just goes to show that Ariel's true intention to turn human is that human Sex is far more interesting than fish sex. :biglaugh:

02-01-2014, 12:47 PM
Card 22: Teacher's Pet: Collage and Stamp Art on text background. 3x4.

02-01-2014, 12:47 PM
Oh, and here's the postcard I did while at work yesterday:

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/150/i/2014/032/6/6/1_31_14_pc_8__evening_harvest___izril_by_flyingpho enixfire-d74n6c9.jpg Evening Harvest (http://sta.sh/035wdq32zqq) - Personal

02-01-2014, 12:47 PM
Gorgeous cards, FlyingPhoenix! So vibrant, wow!

And here's another card in honour of Naked Arting Day. And no, that is not a scallop border at the bottom. Them are bums :)

#29-Happy Naked Arting Day!

02-01-2014, 01:01 PM
Good night All! It's 1.00 am my time.

02-01-2014, 01:09 PM
Sweet Dreams, Miloccpep!

I think I'm taking the art naked a little too seriously...my feet are covered in green paint. Litterally. I'm gonna need a shower after I get done with this canvas. Muhahahaha!

V-:dog: and Maria - CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

02-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Nite Miloccpep....

Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all

Never could figure out WHY you would sing that to a baby, kinda a Life Sucks Lullaby to me....

02-01-2014, 01:12 PM
I always wondered that...and would stop my parents at times from singing that to me as a child. I didn't want to fall! >.<

....wonder if my baby bean would pick up on that too....

02-01-2014, 01:14 PM
HA! V:dog: I had forgotten about that! I heard about it back in those days even (and I'm not that much older than your son...).

...Just goes to show that Ariel's true intention to turn human is that human Sex is far more interesting than fish sex. :biglaugh:

Yeah....I think a male fish drops his deposit in the water, swimming merrily along behind his lady fish as she labors with eggs..... don't know about mermaids, though? :confused:

02-01-2014, 01:16 PM
Once AGAIN!!!! I almost forgot...

The next winner of the secret numbers prize is...

Post #467

Josie McGillis!!!

I will be sending you a lovely ATC arch blank made with my own two little hands!

02-01-2014, 01:17 PM
I missed out on buying 'The little mermaid' as my kids are the wrong ages. We never heard anything about this controversy in Australia (but it is very obvious, isn't it?)

FlyingPhoenix - those naked trees are fantastic! sending you a PM with my choice as soon as I finish here.

My latest offerings:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140201_0005.jpg#16 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140201_0006.jpg#17 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140201_0007.jpg#18 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140201_0008.jpg#19

And my entry for today's challenge (be kind, as drawing is NOT part of my skill set)

02-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Just noticed as I put the arch in Josie's file... this is the 2nd arch blank she has won, I guess it pays to post.....

02-01-2014, 01:20 PM
Hamengkubuwono!!! LOL !!! I love the art!

02-01-2014, 01:27 PM
It took me 2 reads of the above post to realize that you were talking to ME!!

Thanks for the comment.

02-01-2014, 01:29 PM
Beautiful trees Flying Phoenix and those cards are so pretty Donnacr!

Getting my day started here. :)

02-01-2014, 01:34 PM
Well, I am taking my computer and arting supplies with me and it is a beautiful day, sunshine, few clouds, a warm 79 degrees (26C)....

First off to Lake Como Nudist Resort to art for a little bit!
See you there!

02-01-2014, 01:43 PM
Rub it in, V:dog: it's 17 degrees F (-8C) Here and snowing with a Winter weather advisory. ;)

I'll keep my paint-covered nudie-patutie indoors today, thanks. :P

Miss M
02-01-2014, 02:00 PM
I'll keep my paint-covered nudie-patutie indoors today, thanks. :P

Now that should be interesting art! :biglaugh:

02-01-2014, 02:02 PM
Good morning! Have to catch up on this thread. Have fun at the nudist resort v :dog:

02-01-2014, 02:06 PM
Now that should be interesting art! :biglaugh:

I'm being litteral too...Muhahahaha! It's turning out pretty abstract, but since my Huzbee enjoys my more abstract stuff, I don't think he'll mind. :biglaugh:

02-01-2014, 02:06 PM
Here's what I've been doing this morning....these are for a swap and are NOT AVAILABLE....but, wanted to share that I am actually arting....errr....I'm arting WITH clothes!

02-01-2014, 02:16 PM
I better go to bed now or Vampiress will come and get me - it is now 2.15 am and my Muse is snoozing. I better go join her.
Can't wait to see what has been done while I sleep. Goodnight all.

02-01-2014, 02:17 PM
G'night Donna Sweet dreams!

Just Ducky
02-01-2014, 02:20 PM

now this was NOt fun.... had to chase ducky around the house a couple times just to get him NAKED... poor baby... sure hope them feathers grow out fast...

BUT.. yes, meet the challenge of the day... and ducks says... "well pluck this...."

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_naked_artist.jpg.... doing art in the buff...

have a party to go to this afternoon so won't be around till late evening... bummer...
but ... I will be back... probably not with ducks, he's really pissed at me right how..

02-01-2014, 02:21 PM
Been here at Lake Como for a while now, it is only a 10 minute drive from my house, and I am poolside, arting away with a bunch of my friends....

This is Lake Como's Website, if you would like a little more information on it....


02-01-2014, 02:23 PM
Ducky!!!!! I love that card!!!! You are BRILLIANT!!!
I am sending you a 4x6 blank arch for that one!!!!

02-01-2014, 02:26 PM
Fantastic, v-dog! Thanks for the extra arch blanks!! :wubclub:

Miss M
02-01-2014, 02:28 PM
Well Twin-kie I'm glad you're having fun! And poor ol'Ducks running around without his feathers!

Well, my muse does not like drawing today, as it's about as easy as pulling teeth! I like nothing I draw, and I keep making errors...ugh. I think I need to switch to a different medium for a while!

In the meantime, here's the selfie V:dog: sent me this AM, showing off her new tattoo...

02-01-2014, 02:29 PM
Naked inspiration has struck - consider this a tease. ;)

02-01-2014, 02:29 PM
OMG Ducky... SO SO Funny!!!!!!!!! Love your card!! :biglaugh:

Miss M
02-01-2014, 02:30 PM
This is Lake Como's Website, if you would like a little more information on it....


There are people wearing clothes??? What kinda nudist colony is that??

02-01-2014, 02:31 PM
WOW Decals-gal! Great lighthouses!!!!

02-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Oh Imperial dog, you sexy beast! LOVE the tattoo!

02-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Most nudist resorts (not colonies) are clothing optional. In Como the only place you have to be naked is the pool, unless you are a under 18, they make exceptions for kids, especially going thru puberty, etc.

I am NOT a butterfly kind of Velcrodog!!!!! My tattoo is different, we discussed that!

02-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Poor poor Ducky...although he looks great...skinned.

02-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Well, here's a fun Canvas I did using my own body and Acrylic paint:


Green: Feet
Yellow: The Ladies (Breasts - in retrospect, I guess I should've done them in pink. Oh well)
Light Blue: Buns
Dark Blue: Belly
Orange: Nose
Red: Hands
Purple: Ears

The Red spatter was accidental, but I kept it, and added the black just to throw a bit more of an abstract idea onto it. The description has more info.

11 x 14 Canvas Board

02-01-2014, 02:48 PM
F-Phoenix, this is GREAT, love it.

02-01-2014, 02:48 PM
Nice Butterfly Buns! ;)


Thank you Marilou!

02-01-2014, 02:49 PM
As a matter of fact... I found this picture in one of my old albums and it is in my facebook album... so I could pull it off and post it here, whilst I luxuriate in this balmy weather...

I don't normally post pictures of myself, as a real person, but in this case I will make an exception.....

This picture was taken in Landstulh, Germany, circa 1980... Remember, I am not a butterfly kind of gal....

02-01-2014, 02:53 PM
OMG!!!! I love the yellow boobs! can you do one with the boobs one color and the nipples in pink???? That would be great

YOU WON A 4 x 6 handmade by me ARCH... that picture deserves it... Now take a picture of it and make ATC's for everyone!!!!

02-01-2014, 02:54 PM
2 more tree atc's drying...very slowly, as there are DOTS of oil paint on it :<(

Miss M
02-01-2014, 02:59 PM
OMG, that's awesome Twin-kie! okay, this is going to come out completely wrong...I'd love to see what you looked like when you were done! :biglaugh: I guess only your hubby will ever know!

Miss M
02-01-2014, 03:01 PM
Nice Butterfly Buns! ;)

:biglaugh: Butterfly buns....V:dog:with her tramp-stamp! :biglaugh: HEY, I think we should call her Butterfly Buns for the rest of the athon! :biglaugh:

02-01-2014, 03:02 PM
WOW Decals-gal! Great lighthouses!!!!

Thank you so very much. :wubclub:

02-01-2014, 03:04 PM
GREAT BODY ART CANVAS! I'd give "YOU ROCK" points but it says I have to spread them around first!!

02-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Awwe, thanks everyone. :wubclub:

YAY! I won an Arch, Thanks V-:dog:! <3 I can do prints as I took the original photo with my professional camera...if anyone wants one.

Maria, I did it in stages, and huzbee was at work. I was kind of thankful that my company last night didn't stay overnight like he originally planned. That would've been...interesting (though he's WELL aware that I'm artistic and will do crazy stuff, and would probably just shrug it off as me being my "normal" self XD). The only living soul that saw me running around in the paint-covered nude was the cat. :biglaugh:

Josie and Marilou - <3 <3

02-01-2014, 03:37 PM
I want to trade for a picture!!!

02-01-2014, 03:49 PM

New ATCs made here at the resort...

Available #42 Why Limit Happy to an Hour? 138641 Available

Available #43 Lake Como Nudist Resort #1 138642 (I am 5th row in the back near the left) Available

Available #44 Lake Como Nudist Resort #2 138643 (I am 5th row in the back near the left) Available

Not Available 138644 #45 Someone I know with a tramp stamp 138644Traded

02-01-2014, 04:21 PM
decals_gal....those lighthouses are wonderful! What media?

Just used bottled acrylics and my small brushes...whew, boy, are those things little!!!
Thank you for the compliment. :wubclub:

02-01-2014, 04:30 PM
Wow, I had a lot to read to catch up this time, about five pages... So let's see if i can remember everything I was thinking and wanting to say while reading!

First of all, V :dog:, you are hilarious and crack me up and while I'm envious of your 79 degree temperature there, I'm thankful it is WARM here today... Not sure but I think around 50! Also, love your cards!!!!

Marilou, I'm on my way to checking out the rest of the mousies, and those atcs are LOVELY, I messaged you about a trade for one of those, also :)

Dehh, I finally laid down about 4:30 am, but didn't fall asleep til around 5:30, and then my little one woke me up before 11 am this morning, so I'm exhausted, Needless to say I definitely won't be arting as much today... I am going to have to go take a nap... I can barely keep my eyeballs open. My mom and dad are keeping her tonight so that will work for a nap, and tomorrow is birthday shopping time for her :)

Flying Phoenix, beautiful cards, I also messaged you... And I LOVED your body painting, you really ARE wild and crazy! I too wanted to give you rep points for that, but I had just done so for the coffee statue card :P

Decals_gal, the lighthouses are gorgeous, I wish they were available!

Ducky, I love your naked duck, he's so sexy! :P Btw, cannot believe I haven't asked this yet, but do you actually have a pet duck? Because IF you don't, then you SHOULD!

Donnacr, GORGEOUS art!

Maria, Yes... Butterfly Buns... LMAO! That's V's new name :P Also, did my naked chick fit the theme? I love her so much! LOL, I think I have a girl crush on my nude drawing... bahahah... Going to name her and frame her? Eh... TOO much? (OK, like I said, I'm running on a lack of enough sleep so ...... excuse moi)

Anyways, here are the last three cards I finished last night before bed and they are ALL hand drawn and ALL available, CURRENTLY.

1. Minnie Mouse
2. Ice Cream (the quote at the bottom I accidentally cut off a bit but it says "There's always room for ice cream")
3. Oh Baby... (For those who know who the Gerber baby is, I based this drawing off of a tutorial for how to draw him/her?)

02-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Great ATCs V-Rose! I am jealous of those of you who can draw! I don't do well with stick figures...

Two more for me...

not available #46 Cooper wonders... 138646 TRADED

Available #47 Cooper STILL wonders... 138647 Available

02-01-2014, 04:39 PM
thank you v! cute cooper cards! i'm off to nap now! *YAWNS*

02-01-2014, 04:46 PM
We'll have to set something up, V-:dog: :D

I felt bad for the Duckster....so a Phoenix is lending their fire. ^^ Michigan winter is hard enough...let alone without tail feathers!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_2.1.14_ATC-7_Warm_by_the_Fire__JustDucky_.jpg - Going to see if Ducky wants this one first. ~.^

02-01-2014, 05:19 PM
...well, the Huzbee was late coming home from work, and I called to see if he was alright. Thankfully, he was and was taking his dear sweet time in Meijer (a big-box store with higher quality merchandise than Wal-Mart) looking for Kool-Aid.

I told him I painted a canvas, and when he asked what it was, I told him I'd have to explain in person. He's scared now. XD

02-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Don't WASH OFF!!! Greet him at the door Naked and full of paint, give him a big hug and .............................................

That is IF he does the laundry and cleaning, if it is YOU ... fagget about it....