Sunday, March 29, 2009
Fun with ATCs
I have a new creative activity: art trading cards. For those not in the know, they are 3.5" x 2.5" (vertical or horizontal format) cards on which you do art, then you trade 'em like hockey cards. You needn't be some fantastic artist to do this; anyone can participate. Here's a helpful site run by on the creators of the group I joined, and she also produces the fabulous ATC Quarterly. And I really like her blog!
It's a ton of fun and a great creative outlet, plus you get to meet other creative types, which is good for those of us who generally work at home, alone.
My first set of cards was called "Fish Self-protection League", see above! I should have photographed them instead of scanning them, because my scanner blows chunks (but hey, it wasn't expensive so all in all, I can't complain!)
The group meets once a month. I'm looking foward to the next get-together but this time I won't leave my cards until two days before the meet. I underestimated the amount of time involved and actually had more elaborate things in mind, but that's fine. The fish were fun!