Art Break Wednesday: Artist Trading Cards for Pocket Change


ATCs with shutter

I spent much of the day at the home of lovely and talented artist Beth Rommel for our monthly art critique group meeting.  Beth has been working hard behind the scenes on the 6 Degrees of Creativity “Pocket Change” project.  Participants from all over the world have mailed in four Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) apiece.  Each will receive three different ones back, with the fourth kept to be posted and shared with the others, online and possibly in an ezine.

The theme for this project was:

Pocket Change is all about how simple and small acts can create and instill kindness, gratitude, and change.

I sent in my cards and am looking forward to  surprises in the mail later, plus seeing the whole group and learning how the creativity behind all of these cards – and there are hundreds and hundreds of cards – has enriched lives in small and large ways.  Grateful to be participating!

©Robyn Hood Black

©Robyn Hood Black

This was my first foray into ATCs.  I made mini mixed media collages using vintage materials and metal letterpress blocks as stamps.  These four are the ones I contributed to the project. (The other two might end up in my Etsy shop.) :0)

©Robyn Hood Black

©Robyn Hood Black

©Robyn Hood Black

©Robyn Hood Black

imagine ATC

©Robyn Hood Black

ATC back

I had a lot of fun making these, using materials such as a map from an 1875 geography book, an ad from a 1927 issue of Good Housekeeping, and bits and pieces of my own relief printing.  Many thanks to the organizers for putting together this offering of creativity to the world!


8 thoughts on “Art Break Wednesday: Artist Trading Cards for Pocket Change

  1. Robyn,
    Your cards are really beautiful and such a nice reflection on your work. Thank you for joining in, the cards should be shipped in the next few weeks so you will have a nice surprise in your mailbox.

    • Linda, Thanks! I’ve been seeing the Artist Trading Cards around for years but never tried them – it’s a little addictive! When Beth mentioned this great opportunity with all the good energy behind it, I had to jump in.

  2. (Attempting to move Hannah’s lovely comments from the previous post to this one:)

    Hannah Hunter on February 13, 2013 at 7:38 pm said:

    Robin, thank you for sharing your cards and the process of making them. Hearing each person’s story adds yet another component of change. After we finish putting of all of them together, I think we’ll look back in wonder at all of the lives that touched our own.

    artsyletters on February 14, 2013 at 8:20 am said:

    Hi, Hannah! So thrilled you dropped by. You all have conjured up an inspiring project, and I really look forward to seeing all the great work.

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