Raven ATC swap

2 10 2007

Here are all the raven ATCs

They have now been posted to the participants and should arrive within 7-10 days. Thank you to everyone who partipated – they are all wonderful


four and twenty blackbirds…

16 09 2007

well Ravens actually….







Traveller’s raven ATCs

1 09 2007

Here are my raven themed ATCs

and a close-up

Mari’s Raven Cards

17 08 2007

My Raven cards are completed and winging their way towards Carol and their eventual destinations.  They are watercolors on card stock; the glyphs are Mayan and the images are based on Aboriginal Australian and Native American representations of Ravens.  My signature, MR, is a conflation of my name and my husband’s (Mari and Rod) and also my alias, MoonRabbit.

Chefleur’s Raven ATC

26 07 2007

Please click link to view ATC.

Thought and Memory


I did a bit of reading online and found out that Odin’s ravens were called Hugin and Mugin; Thought and Memory. They were his eyes and ears – flying all over the world and returning to tell him all they had seen. I really liked this idea and I found a verse about them on Wikipedia which I wanted to use…thus the text.

Old Norse:

Huginn ok Muninn fliúga hverian dag
iörmungrund yfir;
óomk ek of Huginn, at hann aptr ne komit,
þó siámk meirr um Muninn.


The whole world wide, every day,
fly Hugin and Munin;
I worry lest Hugin should fall in flight,
yet more I fear for Munin.


The ATCs are made from playing cards. I painted them with acrylic paint. I wanted to get the colours of the ravens wings; black with a blue tinge …2 coats. Then I decided to try and get an antiqued crackle finish with silver showing through. So another 4 coats went on – silver, black and blue then the crackle medium. In hindsight the silver would be the base coat with a sealer over then the black and blue with the crackle medium over the top…having said this it probably wouldn’t be much thinner!

The smaller collaged text are words and phrases I found that resonated with me when I think of our Rookery.

I wanted an image to tie everything together and found a nice flying raven that echoed the idea of Odin’s Hugin and Mugin flying across the world. She is hand-cut from vellum and highlighted with colour pencils, purple and blue.

The cards are all slightly different – due to the way I cut the poem and the found words I used. I covered the back of the card with black paper to tie it all up.

I will post the rest as I finish them!


raven art

24 07 2007

As you see, Ravens are open to interpretation…. 


Raven ATC hand embroidered by The Hoarders Daughter


Lori’s Raven ATC

24 07 2007

“Through the Raven’s Eye”

ATC Swap, August 2007

Lori Gloyd


What does a raven see? She sees sunlight fractured into a thousand colors, blades of grass that glitter with fire, she sees YOU with eyes as yellow as citrine.


This is my contribution to the first SFC ATC swap. This is a digital output (a raven mandala I constructed last year), trimmed and glued to a background of orange mulberry and “basketball” textured franchise paper. The feather is of black ecorce paper. The beads are Czech glass, freshwater pearls, and lemon citrine stone. Each is signed and numbered with a description of the materials on the back.