For my art trading group (illustratedatcs.com) we were asked to make an ornament and three ATC paintings in the theme of Alice in Wonderland. I can’t remember the last time I saw that movie but I remember loving it as a kid.
I chose to make my ornament out of clay. One of my favorite characters in the movie is the caterpillar. I made him sitting on a mushroom smoking his hookah. I used a paperclip for the hookah hose and then painted it with acrylic paint.
Then I had to make three ATCs to go with my ornament. ATC stands for artist trading card. They are little pieces of art 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches in size, the size of a standard card deck.
Because this was an Alice in Wonderland themed trade I was also asked to include some tea. I love tea. My favorite place to get tea in (East) Nashville is a locally owned place called High Garden. This is not a sponsored post and am in no way affiliated with High Garden. I just wanted to share one of my favorite stores.
I live about 45 minutes away from High Garden but I make the drive about once a month to stock up on my favorite teas. My favorites are Firefox, which gives me tons of energy without jitters, and Immortal Monk, which makes me feel great. They also sell bundles of sage and copal which make my home smell amazing. If you're not local they have an online store as well.
I love drinking tea when I'm making art. Do you have a favorite tea or local tea shop?
I'm Jackie, an artist, illustrator, and friend to ghosts, monsters, and aliens. This blog is full of DIY projects, stories, and things I think are cool. Stay weird.