Monday, September 1, 2008

Think Monday, Think ATC - Architecture


I have always been fascinated by barns. Perhaps this is because of my farming roots. I remember visiting friends of ours when I was young and jumping from the hayloft into a pile of hay. I also recall the sunlight shining through the cracks in the barn boards and the smells...well the smells of a farm. This is my entry for this week's Think Monday, Think ATC challenge.

20 comments:

johanna said...

both are just fantastic!!

Clau said...

Absolutely wonderful Heather!

Sherry said...

What inspiration to think of "barns" when you think of architecture. The reality is, barn building was one of the original forms of architecture and I would think that way back in time, barns were built without blueprints and plans.

I love the rustic look of the second one and those children just seem so "right" to be in that setting.

manus said...

Your ATCs are so beautiful!

Stempelchaotin said...

What for stunning ATC´s. Love all the details and design. Gorgeous work.

Faye said...

Absolutely gorgeous ATCs, Heather. I love barns too and also grew up on a small farm. I have done some oil paintings of barns and even used old barn wood to paint on. I love how you incorporated the feeling of rural life in your ATCs.

Sarah said...

A visit to your blog is always a pleasure. There is definitely a sense of nostalgia in these. Lovely!

Barbara said...

I really like your use of the barns.

Dawn said...

Wow what a backdrop these have and you set the scene so well with your wondeful story - I can almost smell the hay!!!! LOL

sharon said...

These are gorgeous and so effective. They are really striking ATC's. I love them!
xx

sija said...

Fabulous Heather! Love them both. Great images.

herminesplace said...

Both are fabulous.

stamp and scrape said...

Both atcs are lovely, Heather!
Ros

cleo said...

wow these ATCs are so great

Jann said...

Your ATCs are always so pretty--love your collages, Heather! These are great . . . Smiles, Jann

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Don't you just love those old farm buildings, I sure do and your art pieces are awesome!

Cindy said...

I, too, grew up on a small farm and I love barns! These ATCs are fabulous!

Rosie said...

Wow I love these barns, and I love what you've done with them. Right, I'm off to throw my architecture effort in the bin!!

aino said...

These are so lovely.

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Heather,
before i read your words i remembered the smell of the hay loft from my childhood... we would play hide and seek in the loft but once we were chased by the farmer ...we never went back..lol.
The top atc reminded me of what I call chocolate box art... love the use of velum must get mine out and use it.
they are both gorgeous pieces...thank you.
chriss x