Busy, Busy, Busy

Here’s one of a small stack of artist trading cards I’ve been making lately. This is from a photo by T. Bruce at Eyes. Mind. Heart. I’ve been making some cards by request which is a nice stretch for me. Barn owls and mini-portraits mainly. I’m also working on another portrait swap, but procrastination keepsContinue reading “Busy, Busy, Busy”

Branching Out

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 homeContinue reading “Branching Out”

Portrait Swap with Ujwala

I just completed my first portrait swap. Aside from a little nail biting it went great. My swap was with Ujwala from draw the line. We thought it would be fun to combine a portrait swap for the Portrait Party blog with an ATC exchange. Here is my entry. It took a lot of sketchingContinue reading “Portrait Swap with Ujwala”

Trading My Cards

Hi there everyone. Last week I started trading my art cards. It’s a blast. I’ve traded almost every card I’ve made. I made a few today. Here are two I made using my new comic book style: I’ve already traded the one on the right. Minutes after I posted it, I had someone offer aContinue reading “Trading My Cards”

Black and White in the Green Season

Here are the latest entries in my art card series. I’m getting pretty addicted to these. It does seem strange to do these black and white drawings when there is this riot of spring color outside. My neighborhood’s gardens are erupting with new flowers. When I go about my daily walking, all the colors andContinue reading “Black and White in the Green Season”

Meet Mitzi – Another Art Card

I’ve been having a wonderful time working on these little cards. I’ve decided to call this young woman Mitzi. I have no idea why. It just seems to be her name. She’s inspired by Louise Brooks and Clara Bow, two of my favorite silent film stars. Mitzi seems audacious and crafty. You know, the typeContinue reading “Meet Mitzi – Another Art Card”

ATCs? Why not?

I’ve been doing little doodles and deciding to call them artist trading cards. These are little art pieces that measure 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches and can be created in any medium. I’ve been seeing a lot of these and thought it would be fun to see what I would be able to do withContinue reading “ATCs? Why not?”