Artist trading cards…little treasures of original artwork. Fun to create and very fun to receive. I have written before about the how and why of artist trading cards before here.
I just received these two cards last week.Theme ~ Flying
Lovely Liza of Liza Zeni ~ art, design and inspiration
Her beautiful, very unique, illustrative work definitely resonates with me.
Kelly Hoernig ~ where nature meets creativity
Very talented mixed media artist. I love her creative use of materials. I can’t stop looking at the card she created for me..and it can’t stop looking at me…
I have them propped up on my window sill. Every once in a while I catch a glimpse of them and I cant help but smile. I love them.
There is something very special about receiving a little piece of artwork from someone you have only connected with on the internet. I read their blogs and follow their creative journey. Now..I have a little piece of them.
That is special.
I also have to admit that it is ,oh ,so nice to receive actual handwritten mail.My children were very envious.
These are the two cards I created for the swap.
All of this giving and the wonderful feeling it generates has inspired me to play more! I have just signed on with my Kelly Rae Roberts Flying group to participate in a monthly ATC card swap. You can check out their cards here on Flickr. Our theme for this month ~ Dreams and Wishes
My current dilemma is how to display them so that I ,and others visiting, can enjoy. Everyone seems to loves these small works of art.
One idea is to store them in these trading card folders. This one I commandeered from my sons Pokemon collection. Supposedly these folders can be picked up at any toy store. A bit too plastic for my liking. I think they deserve something a bit more for their presence. Great for storing though.
Another idea I had for them was to display them like any artwork. You could base it on theme or color. I just placed these in randomly, but I am liking the idea. As I write I am also thinking it would be interesting to frame just one with a big mat. That could make quite a statement.
Oh, just thought of something I saw on Pinterest. Off to find it..
So far, this is my favorite! I think I would use smaller clips though. I believe I have seen really small clothes pegs at Michaels
Handmade photo frame (with the how-to) courtesy of Talia Christine
Would love to hear of any other ideas that may be floating around out there. If you have a link, please include it! Thanks!
Christmas Carol Singers at our doorstop. A yearly tradition around here that I love!
6 more days!