ATC = Artist Trading Cards. They measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
October-December theme choice: country of origin
I chose some quotes about England or the English and made simple digital illustrations.
Birth of England: The Wessex Kings Michael Wood
The story goes that Pope Gregory the Great saw some fair-haired and fair-skinned slaves in a slave market in Italy, and was told that they were Angles. ‘Not Angles but angels,’ he replied.
Jerusalem William Blake
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green
Home-Thoughts, From Abroad Robert Browning
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.
Rule Britannia Thomas Arne
When Britain first, at heaven’s command,
Arose from out the azure main,
Arose, arose, arose from out the azure main,
This was the charter, the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain:
Britannia rule the waves
Mad Dogs and Englishmen Noël Coward
The native grieve when the white
Men leave their huts, because
They’re obviously definitely nuts!
Mad dogs and Englishmen
Go out in the midday sun