Thursday, May 3, 2012

Throwback Thursday! ATC's

Here are some ATC's I've made and traded.  For those of you who don't know, ATC's (artist trading cards) are miniature pieces of art that are traded but never sold.  The only rule is that it has to be 2.5inches by 3.5 inches.  They can be drawings, paintings, stitched, paper, tin foil, wood; anything goes.

The person I made this paper collage for requested a personal haiku.  This is the short story I based it on:
     A five year old giggles while waving a jar in the evening air.  Her bare, little feet, dance on the dew laden grass.  Grandma’s house has fireflies that come out at night to fly to the moon.  The little girl swoops to scoop a firefly into the jar and covers the opening with her hand.  She proudly carries her mystical lamplight to Grandma, who puts a lid on.  The girl asks to keep it forever.  Grandma said that if it stays in the jar it will be sad and won’t glow.  The little girl took the jar and unscrewed the top, watching the firefly flicker up, up towards the starry sky.  That little girl was me but memory is hazy now like a scene from a fairy tale.  

 This is buttons and colored pencil on paper for a "tree" theme.

 This stitched felt card was to help the recipient to spell out "kitchen"
 This is Warhol's Marilyn done in accrylics on canvas board for the recipient's "mini works of art" theme.
This little guy in his cute hat was embroidered on cotton for the recipient's "owl" theme.

Thanks for looking!  Let me know if you'd like to swap.  I'd love to have an ATC made by you! :)

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