Heard much about these artist trading cards (ATCs)? They are baseball card sized little pieces of art and fun that people create and then exchange. The point is to exchange yours and collect others. Now, how do you become involved? I have to say that I had a hard time finding exchanges to participate in… Continue reading Running an Artist Trading Card Exchange
I’m participating in the 100 day challenge again, run by the great Elle Luna. I decided to do a poem by hand-illustrating a word a day. I’m already over a third of the way through it, and it’s been a fun experience! A Poem, One Word at a Time Sing to It, by Amy Hempel…… Continue reading 100-day project: A poem, one word a day…
I’m still doing @randomolive’s Instagram Brush Letter Practice Challenge to keep up on my lettering skills–it’s a quick and easy way to practice. For the month of April, her theme was sea creatures, so I couldn’t resist adding little illustrated puns on all of them… for the entire month, each calligraphy word was paired with… Continue reading April Sea Creatures Brush Calligraphy
Thank you to all who participated in the summer artist trading card exchange! At this time, all of the cards are in the mail, including those to Canada. This was a great exchange with many new participants, so it was great to see such a variety of cards, both in style and medium! I’ve posted… Continue reading Artist Trading Cards Summer Exchange complete, next one due Nov. 15!
It’s that time again! The summer artist trading cards exchange is launched! This next exchange deadline is August 23rd, so there’s plenty of time to get creative! Want to see a sample? Here are a few that I’ve made in the past for exchanges: Always looking for new or repeat participants! Want to participate? It’s… Continue reading Artist Trading Cards Summer ’16 Exchange
Sweethearts are both exactly the same and also slightly different than when I was growing up… they taste the same (although I saw at the store there are new flavors and to get the traditional ones you have to buy the bag marked “classic”), they are still very badly printed, and they still have sweet… Continue reading Sweet for your Sweetheart
A while back, I was taking an evening class and ended up planning a hypothetical art show that could take place at the Art Institute Chicago based on their permanent collection. The brief for the show is as follows: “BOLD: DARING DRAWINGS, Works on Paper from the Museum Collection. The show will contain 45 works… Continue reading BOLD art show catalog and advertisements design project