That's when I started this art craziness.
The blog started mid-2008, but the art started before that. I thought I might share some of my early stuff, I think by this time I'd left my job as a quantitative analyst and was just starting to play around. I started with doodling during my kids' activities (like swimming lessons, gymnastics, the little kid stuff) and doing artist trading cards.
I dug through my digital photos from 2007 and here's what I found!
One of my first ATCs, messy drippy silver paint marker with watercolor on top.
I remember writing these on an airplane.
One of my first art journal pages. Scrapbook paper, maps, found ephemera, gesso, neocolors, writing in black pen.
One of my earliest doodles. I used some sort of template to draw the circles in green marker and then colored them with patterns. Gellyrolls, pitt brush pens, microns.
A massive rainbow collage on posterboard, you can kind of see the red fading into orange and blue and green and purple at the top, like a sunburst.
Torn paper wavy collage ATC.
A woven ATC. Instructions here.
ATC. Colored pencil on black cardstock. This is a pattern I have been drawing since high school. I remember a poster-sized drawing I did in 10th or 11th grade with layers of triangles with different patterns on each. After graduating college with a degree in Accounting, I didn't do much of any art for 20 years! And then it all started coming back to me, my love of art.