Friday, February 12, 2010

Do you ATC?

ATC (Artist Trading Card) - a miniature work of original art! An ATC has to be 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches. ATCs can never be sold, only traded. 

I have been interested in ATCs for about a year, and at our last monthly meeting of the Creative Art Connection we had an artist's demo of  what they are, how they are made, what you do with them etc. I made some over the course of last year but after last Monday's meeting, I have EXPLODED!! not literally ;) but with ideas for ATCs . I have always been interested in miniature art anyway.  This is so much fun!! What I found especially interesting about ATCs:
  1. you can take drawings or paintings you have rejected in the past and turn them into ATCs. 
  2. you can doodle while talking on the phone and later turn it into an ATC.  
  3. don't have time for a long painting session? make it a short one, create an ATC
  4. tired after a long day at work but still want to keep that art habit going, spend a few minutes making an ATC
  5. have scraps of special paper or pictures you cut out off magazines because they spoke to you - use them in an ATC
  6. this is a fun way to spend time doing what you love anyway - creating - whatever your medium
Are you into making ATC's? Are you trading ATC's? What do you like about it? What are some of the best places you have found to trade? 

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