Thursday, 9 June 2016

Rarely...

...do I get a chance to play with other artists, so when I do, it's a treat.  A recent visitor to the studio was Lynne Mizera, who brought me this lovely ATC as a gift:


Thank you Lynne!

I'm a huge fan of Artist Trading Cards, and of course putting Lynne's gift in my book led me to looking, 


 and looking,

 and looking

at other cards in the book.


 What a feast for the eyes


are these miniature works of art.


 Like baseball cards,


 the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" format is delightfully tiny,


yet can range from whimsical,


 to abstract

to profround.

Because I no longer live in a large centre where I can attend trading sessions, I'm looking to do so online.  Are you a fan?  Would you like to trade with me?  If so, please email me to let me know your snail mail address.  I'd be so happy to trade with you; I just love getting artwork in the mail (and mailing it out, too!).

22 comments:

  1. A few years ago Maureen Cameron tried to set up an ATC session in Creston and no one was interested - that's Creston for you - lol. Have fun Win.

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    1. I'd love to see a trading session here, but I'm pretty sure there hasn't been one since we did a session at the Painted Turtle Gallery - and that was a while ago! :D

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  2. Hi Win, you know I love ATCs in fact the insect one above is one of mine. Just done a Triptych for the WOYWW ladies. Have a great crafty week, Angela x

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    1. I thought you'd enjoy seeing your lovely ATC card here again, Angela - it's a favourite of mine! Happy arting, my friend!

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  3. A great collection of ATCs Win! I didn't realize Lynne lived near you! How wonderful that you were able to meet up! I'd love to swap with you, but I haven't got any at the moment. I'll have to wait for that creative spark to hit me! Great that you got one of Angela's too - I'm the lucky recipient of one of her triptychs! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Lynne is just a longish walk away, and a great playmate! I'll be waiting with bated breath for inspiration to strike you on the ATC's - do let me know when your ready and a swap will definitely happen!

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  4. Oh MY GOODNESS! firstly, What an honour to have my bit of art sitting along side of all those other lovlies, thank you soooo much Win, I am so glad you like your ATC and I enjoyed our time together so much... I am already looking forward to our next playdate. And WHAT A SMALL WORLD!?! Zsuzsa is a wonderful cyber friend and artist that I met last year while we were both doing Lifebook lessons together and I can't believe you two know each other also. Now About the ATC swapping ... I'M IN... Smile and I would love to help you get a group together... Call meeeee (big giant smile!)

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    1. That was great dun, Lynne, and I know we'll manage another date sometime, somewhen. And small world indeed - Zsuzsa is a great online friend and fabulous artist. I always enjoy connecting with her!

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  5. Wonderful ATCs .. I participated in online Swaps and even JAM ATC Swaps for about 3 full years.. it was super fun but it was too expensive for me because of the postage. So I stopped after three years.
    Have fun !
    Happy weekend
    oxo
    Susi

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    1. Three years of swaps mean you've undoubtedly got a great collection, Susi - wouldn't I love to see them! I just love the tiny works...such little worlds of art.

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  6. Beautiful ATCs, they are fun little pieces of art. I find them a challenge, but would be happy to create one to exchange with you :) I'll send an email. Thanks for your visit to my blog. Hope you are doing well at the other end of the country. You are lucky to live out there, it's wonderful. Xx

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    1. They're a challenge for me, too, Shirley - working that small is a right blast! Looking forward to swapping with you - all your juicy colour! xo

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  7. What a treasure that book must be! Would love to trade with you, Win. I think you already have my address, but if not, let me know. Working that small is sooo hard, but a challenge is good for me :)

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    1. Oh fun, Tracy - I'll look forward to trading. Pretty sure I have your way-over-in-Australia-addy, but I'll message you if not!

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  8. Wow those are some really wonderful ATCs. I used to make them myself before I discovered and became addicted to Photoshop. Now it is just too easy, inexpensive and fun to do my art digitally. Thank you for all your kind comments on my blog, I enjoy creating art and it is so rewarding that others like yourself enjoy it too.

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    1. I so admire your work, Deann, and can only wish you were still creating ATCs...I'm sure they were beyond awesome. I so love your artistic skill with Photoshop - totally brilliant. For those readers who've not yet met Deann at the Whimsey Asylum, here's the link: http://thewhimseyasylum.blogspot.ca/

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  9. I'll be days catching up - here I am finally visiting this blog post. The ATCs are all charming. I have never made one - yet - but when I do I'll be sure to et you know so that we can trade.
    I don't think I've ever seen your book of them - please table that for the agenda when we visit next month!

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    1. How did we miss that?! Definitely on the 'cards', then! xo :D

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  10. I would love to swap ATC's!
    jlpfeffer at gmail dot com

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    1. That's terrific, Lynne - you're on the list! :D

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  11. Wow! Great collection Win and ATC's are wayyy better than baseball cards- my opinion of course!! xx

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    1. I'm with you on that, Jackie - although I'm somewhat of a baseball fan, the thought of collecting those cards has never once occurred to me. ATCs, on the other hand, have me salivating.

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