Scratch Art by Dianne Lorden
We all need variety! I find scratching illustrations into ACEO-sized art cards to be relaxing and great for spurring the imagination ... they're not a huge commitment, but once on my way, I become fully engaged and have a great time making them.
The birds seen here are samples of my "Favorite Things Expressions": I'm a bird-watcher and nature journal-er, so these little guys enrich my daily life. Combining them with tools of the artist's trade is really fun. The binocs were my Dad's and I grew up with them. The bridge is the well-known Sach's Covered Bridge, near the Gettysburg battlefield. These and other such scratch art minis will be among my work for sale at the Drawing Room Gallery, 333 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, when we open this spring.
These art cards, and many others, are available for viewing and for sale at $8 each at The Drawing Room Gallery, LLC, 333 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, Pa. Visit the site: The Drawing Room Gallery, LLC
Fantasy Art Cards
These are examples of my art cards, which are 2-1/2"x3-1/2" original illustrations. They were the inspiration for the name of "South Mountain Sketchbook" to represent my artwork. I wanted to honor the sprite-like spirits of the South Mountains by using an artform that matched their identity. Tiny, magical, whimsical ... what better than art cards!
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Mirror, mirror on the flower petal - this illustration shows a common practice among the sprites of the mountains: to use a dew drop as a morning mirror.
Every baby needs a good bedtime story, and it's well known among the animal folk that sprites make good babysitters. Whenever you see an "abandoned" fawn, don't bother to wonder why his mother left him alone. She didn't! She left him in the tender care of a sprite ... at least, here in the South Mountains.
This artist's canvas is a leaf.