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Owl & Sealife ATCs

These two ATCs are a couple I did for a personal swap! Again, this one was done with ink & canned air, then watercolor. The branching effect is done with the canned air being blasted at acrylic ink. I'm actually TERRIFIED at canned air when it's in the hands of someone else... You know how when you hold the can upside-down and spray it, it shoots frozen crap at you? Yeah I really, REALLY hate that. My husband thinks that's hilarious, so I keep the canned air very hidden...

Speaking of being frozen, I don't know if I've mentioned, but my husband and I are doing Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover plan thing, (it's steps to get out of debt, save up an emergency fund, eventually invest, and basically WIN at finances, all common sense). ANYWAYS, we're pretty much crazily cutting back our expenses to pay off student loans as fast as possible. There isn't much more we can trim off the spending, so we had the insane idea of shutting off the water heater and trying not to use the AC this summer to see if it'll make a difference in our electric bill. No hot water = stupid-cold shower! I know it'll feel better once the hot Alabama summer rolls around, but right now it's on the edge of ridiculous. At least it's fun to listen to Bobby making hilarious "it's-so-so-c-c-c-cold" noises during his showers. Oh well. Dave's mantra: Live like no one else, so that later on, you can live like no one else!

Enough ramblings. Everyone have a fantastic weekend!!!

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Carin said...

Wow, they're really interesting. I would never have thought to use canned air, I must try it!

Nessa the Procrastinator said...

Good luck with the David Ramsey program! To help save with money, try upgrading all your light bulbs to CFLs and put everything on surge protectors. Our power bill for our two bedroom apt is 20 bucks a month. Also, if you live in a house and don't pay for water, you could get a swamp cooler... although I guess in Alabama it wouldn't do much good if it's humid!

Jana said...

Ok, I am wondering... How does ATC work? I am interested in making some and trading some.