Thursday, June 17, 2010

An Invitation for Making More Art

About a year ago another artist turned me on to Artist Trading Cards. What I adore about them is that because they are limited to 2.5"x3.5" cards, they are so immediate and portable it is easy and satisfying to make art even in the midst of a hectic life. I started to fantasize about having an exhibit at Sanctuary after I'd been making them for a few months. Well this dream is becoming a reality and I am curating my very first ever international ATC show called Please Mr Postman in August 2010. Now here's where you come in... My BIG fat ATC dream is to have at least 1000 different cards from all over the world by all kinds of different people of all ages and levels of creative experience participating. All art will be gratefully welcomed and shown regardless of skill level. I am asking you (perhaps begging is more accurate) to be part of my dream. PLEASE MAKE ART for this Amazing Event! This is the link to our Facebook Event please join us there if you are so inclined This is the link to a handy dandy PDF for everything you would want to know about making this happen and being a part of it.

If you really want to be part of this, and you do not want to cut your own cards to size you can find precut ones on Amazon or in most art supply stores here's a link

ANDDDD if you just simply cant deal with addressing an envelope to us, printing your own submission form, and getting some ATC blanks for yourself. I've made some handy dandy kits to get you started. They contain everything to get you going, you just make the art and send it back to me. Please either pop on over to Sanctuary to pick one up or if you are not in Maine, just let me know if you need me to mail one to you.

You get to decide if you want to receive your own artwork back or if you want the extra fun of getting back another person's art and either adding to your already existing ATC collection or launching a new way to spend your free time.

I am sure this is going to be an amazing exhibit. I have already received my first submission and I'm in the process of making a card a day till we hang the show in August.

Thank you for being you. Thank you for being creative!
Thank you for making the world a more beautiful place!
Thank you in advance for helping me to make this show a whopping success!

BTW PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD far and wide, Please Please Please repost this, tell your friends, tell your acquaintances, tell your high school rivals whom you haven't spoken to in 15 years!

BIG BIG BIG love and creative wishes to you!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Checking In

So what's happening?
Sharon did you get your moly back yet from my posting it?
Roshnii are you making progress with mine or do you want to send it back for me to finish?
Oda have you received yours back yet?
Carolina how about you?

It seems like we're totally losing momentum. Even the people who've expressed a desire to continue have been really quiet.
At this point I have plenty on my plate to do without continuing this moly exchange and I will not be heartbroken if it fades, I am however down for continuing if there is some sincere interest from the rest of you.
Let me know where you are all at please.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

listening to music back home

hey! i got my moly back on friday.
it's beautiful!
thank you girls for doing such nice work. (:

Monday, March 22, 2010

2 molys off to Sharon

I finally got to the post office today!!!
Sharon's moly is going back to her as well as Oda's.
At this point I have drawn in each moly and I await the return of mine from Roshnii when it is completed.

So I know that Oda is keeping her moly and dropping out of this exchange.
This leaves Sharon, Carolina, Roshnii and me. I know that Sharon and I have both expressed interest in continuing and from Carolina's last post I suspect she'd like to continue too. So this leaves Roshnii's plans to be confirmed.

So with 4 of us left we could do another round of 2-3 pages each to complete our moly's for this round and then start a new round. I'd love to see if we can add 1 or 2 new people to replace Oda since she is leaving us.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

stream of conciousness going back home

yesterday I posted roshnii's book back to her. (:

Monday, March 15, 2010

I completed Sharon's moly and it is ready to send back to her along with Oda's everyday moly.
I do have a question.
Currently there are 9 blank pages remaining in this moly.
If you would like Sharon, I could add 2 more at the back of the book which leaves room for 2 pages for everyone except you the owner who'd get 1. Or I could wait till it comes back to me, or whatever you'd like. I figured since there is so little left in the book it might be satisfying to have more done when you receive it soon.

Let me know what you think of these ideas and what you'd prefer.