Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ATC's Are for Everyone, Even if You Can't Draw

How many times have I heard the words, "I can't draw a straight line." Fortunately, that's what rulers are for. Anybody, and I mean anybody, can make Artist Trading Cards.

#1: Journey
Everybody Is an Artist: 

Anybody can make ATC's. But not everybody knows "the trade is the thing." The idea is that you trade your hand-made cards with other people who produce cards, either at Trading Sessions or whenever you meet other people in person to trade. The meeting in person to trade is essential to the concept of ATC's. It is O.K. to trade by mail or to participate in editions, but the main purpose of this performance is the trading session and the personal meeting. We meet in Lyons, Colorado, the third Saturday of every month, at the Lyons Depot Library, in Lyons, Colorado.