I’ve plunged headlong into ATC trading. I think I’m not far from being addicted. I’m been haunting Artist Trading Card forums, meeting people, signing up for swaps–Whew!– and now I’m a bit bleary eyed. I’ve been trading cards as fast as I can make them. This owl is on its way to its new home in the Czech Republic.
I won’t go on and on about ATCs. I’ll just say that they have been a fun way to move out of my comfort zone. By signing up for swaps (group trades) with different themes I can make pieces that I would never have thought of making in a larger format.
But the thing I really enjoy is one on one trading with people. I have met some of the coolest people through these trades and received some really beautiful miniature pieces of art.
If you are interested in finding out more about ATCs, or you have a stack that you might like to trade check out these sites. The members are artists at all levels and everyone is so helpful and friendly: