Friday, March 31, 2006

ok, so this is a gloat post. Glory be, two of my cards have been posted on two different ATC sites homepages. Wow. And both in the same week! Holy ATCs, Batman, I've scored a double Bat hit!

The first card was posted at ATC World, and then two days later the second cards was posted at Artist Trading Cards. Both are Yahoo Groups. I've been doing a lot of trading at those two sites, but I find I've grown fonder of another site right now only because the swaps involve less cards (3 or 4 as opposed to 6 to 9)- and that's really good for me right now because I'm just so damned busy that I may have to give up sleeping!

THe third site is Artist Trading Card Forums. All of these three sites are excellent and I highly recommend them.

I also joined a third Yahoo group site named ATC Friends Around the World. It caught my attention because the swappers are trans-Atlantic, and I really want my cards to travel the world as much as I want to collect cards from foreign countries. Unfortunately, I'm thinking of leaving it because it moves extremely slow and the one hostess I've sent cards to has been completely lacking in feedback. I have no idea if she's gotten my cards. I have no idea if I'm going to get cards back. So I'm disappointed to say the least.

So, that's my gloat post. I'm incredibly complimented by all this - it really tickles me to log in and see one of my cards plastered on the homepage. How cool is that? Somebody pinch me! (but not too hard!)

Well, these cards really belong to 2 different swaps, although they were held by the same hostess. Three cards for the theme of "gold" and three cards for the theme of "silver", and even Homer Simpson will know which cards belong to which swap!

This was my second triptych ATC swap. I love making these, and the concept of a "door" that opens to an inside "view. I've included shots of the card both opened and closed.

This is also the first set of ATCs that has one of my own poems included in them (something I plan to start doing alot more often). The name of the poem is "Pastorale", and I wrote it in April 2005 for a NaPoWriMo challenge at the PFFA ( is an on-line poetry workshop that is close to a second "home" for me. It's not for the thin-skinned or vanity poet - you'll work your butt off and really learn the art of writing a poem there from critiquing and being critiqued by the critters that hang out there. Expect nothing but the finest there, though the crits may be harsh they are always honest.

I love anything that's connected to fantasy. So when this Faeries swap was posted I had no choice but to join and get me some fantasy ATCs. These were the cards I made:

Monday, March 27, 2006

Can you say Basilisk? How could I not join this swap, when the subject was anything to do with Harry Potter, one of my top five all-time favorite characters ever? I wish I could go to Hogwarts, too!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Boop-oop-de-boop. And that's all I have to say.

This was a black and white swap. Sounds easy, but try it. Not so easy to work with a lack of color.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Here the theme was "seasons". So I did one of each, and a few extras.

Friday, March 17, 2006

The theme of this swap was Vintage People with Wings. Well, so I found some old photos on the net and just added some color coordinated wings. Viola!

I like strange, and zetti is definitely strange and also quite wonderful. This swap's theme was "Zettiology" - for an explanation of the art form, just google "zettiology" and it will bring you to the form's inventor.