Friday, February 17, 2012

ATCs or Artist Trading Cards are a very nice thing to trade with other artists of all types. Oil painters exchange with pen and ink artists, stampers trade with collagers, embroiderers trade with watercolorist.

The ATC is the size of a playing card and is an example of that artist's work along with a bit of information about the artist.  

I belong to an embroidery group and we are in a birthday ATC swap. I have sent off my first one  but here is a picture of  the next to be mailed.  

In this case, this is not anything spectacular but it is a tiny example of the kind of artwork I do. 

The ATCs that I am mailing and hopefully receiving are from all around the world. It will be so interesting to see the work!

More another time!  Keep creating!!!! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Just want to keep in touch ----- no embroidery this weekend -- I am in San Francisco with my son, his wonderful wife and baby Wyatt!  1st birthday party!!! Fun.

But I have been knitting a bit - long plane ride and Super Bowl game so one more pair of wristlet finished, and started and some new yarn purchased. Knit, Knit, Knit. 

Once I get home I think I will embroider another ATC (Artist Trading Card) for the birthday ATC swap that I am in. When it is done I will post a picture.  I did one for someone in the month of January and forgot to take a photo. I think we all will survive!  

Because of being gone this weekend I will miss my embroidery club meeting. Are you in a club?  What kind of things do you make? How long have you embroidered?I am curious! And feel free to 'follow' the blog.  It is fun to see who you all are!