You asked for it(or at least several of you did LOL), our next “In the Style of” master is Russian Abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky. A friend recommended using him as one of our artists before I started my list but I didn’t recognize the name…. until I looked at some of his paintings. Then BAM! I realized his paintings were some of my favorites from an Art History course I took a million years ago.

  He is commonly known for his colorful paintings of shapes and free flowing lines (a style he developed after WWI and very different from his early art). He established two groups of works/kinds of painting –Compositions and Improvisations. The title Compositions implies that the arrangements of geometric shapes used were purposely planned and ordered. The Improvisations, on the other, hand were completely the opposite, being totally unplanned and prompted on by subconscious feeling. He completely eliminated the real subject matter of his works by focusing entirely on the “emotional and psychological” properties of color, line, and shape. He thought the artist’s true self could be expressed entirely by color.

Each participant will have 2 partners and be responsible for making one regulation size ATC for each. The deadline to sign up will be November 8 and partners will be posted Nov. 10. The ATCs will need to be posted no later than Dec.9. If your address is *private* please make sure to PM your address to your swap partners in order to receive your cards. Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar!

I think the results of this swap should be pretty interesting to say the least =)

Swap list:

  1. Stacy Woolsey-Jen Osslow, Sandi DeLoge
  2. Susanne Skene-Hema K, Amanda Webster
  3. Maureen Craddock-Sharon Nelson, Rosemary
  4. Carol Quinlan-Dawnyelle Moore, Kim Hogan
  5. Judy Schaffer Firneno-Rosemary, Jacqueline
  6. Sharon Oppenheimer-Riya, Jacqueline
  7. Jen Osslow-Maureen Craddock, Annaliess T
  8. Annaliess T-Stacy Woolsey, Theresa Graeve
  9. Dawnyelle Moore-Christine Sharbrough, Amanda Webster
  10. Sharon Nelson-Susanne Skene, Sandi Deloge
  11. Theresa Graeve-BlueEagle, Christine Sharbrough
  12. Sheila Dunn (US partners)- BlueEagle, Judy Schaffer Firneno
  13. Pat-Judy Schaffer Firneno, Sheila Dunn
  14. Hema K-Sharon Oppenheimer, Kim Hogan
  15. BlueEagle(Mavi Rodriguez)-Sharon Nelson, Carol Quinlan
  16. Amanda Webster-Dabau Singh-Heer, Kathleen Sidor
  17. Kathleen A. Sidor -Carol Quinlan, Desiree Veltsema
  18. Christine Sharbrough-Sheila Dunn, Riya
  19. Debbie Rippie-Maureen Craddock, Pat
  20. Bill Linthwaite-Sharon Oppenheimer, Dabau Singh-Heer
  21. Jacqueline(Jackie Davidson)-Bill Linthwaite, Hema K
  22. Rosemary-Dawnyelle Moore, Kathleen Sidor
  23. Sandi DeLoge-Bill Linthwaite, Theresa Graeve
  24. Kim Hogan-Debbie Rippie, Desiree Veltsema
  25. Dabau Singh-Heer-Jen Ossolw, Debbie Rippie
  26. Desiree Veltsema-Pat, Annaliess T
  27. Riya-Stacy Woolsey, Susanne Skene

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I'll have a go at this too...not sure what I'm getting myself into here!!

Amanda Webster

29 Old Mount Hicks Road

Mount Hicks

Tasmania   7325


I did some research-there are several different angles you could take this

This one is surely out of my league.But since i enjoy looking and finding patterns and geometrical shapes every where, i think i should take up this challenge. What is your opinion?
Stacy Woolsey said:

Alright ladies, you are on the list!!! Have fun!

Stacy, would you please sign me up. This one looks interesting and will be my first real swap. Thank you Stacy, Pat

Private address

I feel honored Pat that you've chosen to join our little group =) I think you and Hema K are both going to love this! Amanda I'm not always sure about what I'm getting into either but it seems BlueEagle does and wants to be here LOL Ladies, I've added you all to the list =D

Thanks Stacy

Stacy Woolsey said:

Will do Judy! You've been doing a great job and should do great on this as well =)
Judy Schaffer Firneno said:

Stacy, sign me up.  I enjoyed the last 2 very much and surprised myself.   Never, ever, ever done abstract.  So it will be a learning experience

Judy Firneno

11012 Viejo

Keller, Tx 76244


Me too, please!! Kathleen A. Sidor



Would love to participate.  

private address


Christine Sharbrough

Great! Kathleen and Christine you've officially joined the geometry class lol

Debbie Rippie

301 S. Poplar

South Hutchinson, KS 67505

Hi Stacy, I will have to give this one a miss unfortunately as I am swamped with life and I am still to create my Monet ATC's. Enjoy everyone.  Marion K

Gotta do Kandinsky! Sign me up, please!


Bill Linthwaite



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