Monday, May 16, 2011

5th Annual Blog Swap Announcement: Mona & Friends

I know that many of you have been waiting for my annual blog swap impatiently, so I´m happy to be able to announce it today!
You all know Leonardo´s Mona Lisa, and most of you probably have used that image in your art like I did in the sample on the right. Well - I must confess that Mona is not one of my favourite Renaissance paintings ... I prefer portraits of women painted by Botticelli, Bronzino, Ghirlandaio, Holbein, Rogier van der Weyden, Pollaiuolo and others. This is the reason why I haven´t chosen "Altered Mona" as my theme but want to include any Renaissance women to alter (you can see a variety of them on the left).
Let´s face the word "Re-naissance" and give these ladies a new birth by altering them and their surroundings!

And here are the rules:

Please sign up via personal e-mail (just click on the E-mail me link in the sidebar) and let me know your snail mail address. There´s no sign up date.

Then send 3 ATCs to my address (that I´ll send you when I answer your e-mail) before July 15.

As always, you´ll find updates on my blog with links to all participants´ ATCs. So when you´ve finished your ATCs, please send me an e-mail with the link to the place where you´ve posted them online, and I´ll add that link to the next update so that everyone can go to your blog or other website to have a look at your artwork.

I´ll send out invitations to all previous blog swap participants, but this swap is open to all my visitors. Have fun!


Martina2801 said...

Hi Marion,
schade dass wir uns dieses Jahr auf der Messe nicht sehen konnten, aber ich war diesmal nicht dort.

Gerne würde ich mich wieder an Deinem tollen Blog-ATC-Swap beteiligen. Das Thema ist klasse!

Bis bald

Xela said...

Hallo Marion, bis zum 15 Juli sollte auch ich es schaffen ein paar ATCs zu machen. Ich mach mit :)
liebe Grüße Alexandra

Glenda said...

Oh yum, what a fabulous theme.
I will be emailing to join in.

peggy gatto said...

I just posted them on my blog! I had fun!
Thanks for hostessing!!