Today I wanted to extend an invitation to any artists, writers, creatives who might read this or know someone who read this.
My younger sister and I have started an Artist Trading Card group with a few people we know and have discovered that it is crazy fun!
So much fun that I felt bad for others that have not been presented the opportunity to have this kind of fun and felt it was my responsibility to give more people the chance to have as much fun as we are.
So without further suspense here is a message from my sister...
Artist Trading Cards. If you are unfamiliar with them, here is the wikipedia site with a brief explanation:
We have created an alphabetically organized mailing list of the names and addresses of those who are participating. The participation involves creating one of these cards on a bi-monthly basis and sending it via USPS to the person whose name follows yours on the list and then the next name and then the next and so on and so forth. In turn you will receive a card every other month from one of the other participants.
The only limitations are that it is roughly 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size, that it can be mailed, and that it is an original artwork by the sender. The "card" can be made of any medium: paint, fiber, paper, wood, metal, written word, macaroni - you name it. If you are a photographer or a print maker you can issue an edition.
If you are unsure of yet another commitment to add to your busy days, keep in mind this is not yet another obligation that you must wade through less you face dire consequences. It is meant to be a step back from those very obligations - a creative sigh. If you decide it has become one too many things to attend to and you bow out you will not be fired, dumped, chastised or banished. You will not have social services come and take away your art supplies. And you can always come back to it.
She is brilliant, my sister.
As I mentioned, we have already started and gone through one round that was mailed out June 1st so now is a great time to join because you will have the full two months to create your piece. If you are interested you can contact me and I will give you any additional information you may need or want.
Have a fun week!