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I look for beauty and truth in everything. It's not always there of course but I try to find it or make it happen. I love people who make me laugh.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Artist Trading Cards

When I first moved to this area I was looking for ways to connect with the local artist scene and stumbled happily upon a serendipitous group of art-card traders who meet once a month to display and trade tiny original works of art, a card for a card. We usually do a series of nine because that's what fits into the plastic sleeve which in turn fits into the three-ring binder.

ATCs serve several purposes: they challenge us to stretch our imagination, they show us new ideas and, most importantly, they socialize us. I now feel well-connected with many local and not- so- local artists. You can learn more about ATCs by clicking on Ronna's Blog and reading about her now-international publication, ATC Quarterly. I just finished reading my copy and it's fantastic.

The above image is the series I traded on Saturday. They're all gone but in their place I have nine fine originals for my collection.

 did she get in here?

More abstract than floral

Nine fish, all swimming in the same direction, against the current.

Can't seem to get away from that fishy thing. Nine musical mermaids jammin' away.

Nine tiny perfume bottles = one theme

More bottles...

...And sometimes I like to fool around with collage.

And that's all, folks!


Ronna said...

They're terrific Fran!

Knatolee said...

Okay, I LOVE all these but I think my favourite is "I think it suits me!" Hee hee hee!

Lynne said...

Hi Sis...fabuloso these multiples of nine. Where are the Nine Ladies Dancing....?

MFCarter said...

I was nine Ladies Dancing? I thought it was 9 pipers piping? Or was that 9 maids a milkin.

Ha! I love the collection and think it's a great way to socialize yourself.

frannie said...

Just nine of anything at all, like in the Beatles' song...Number Nine...

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Catching up reading blogs.....these ATC's are all wonderful. I just can't pick my favorites.

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