A marvelous sojourn at the John C. Campbell Folkschool introduced Lucy to Artist Trading Cards. “ATC’s”, as our instructor (the talented Debbie Ogle of Cover to Cover Bookarts) calls them. And they are definitely All Too Cute!
Since rejoining the real world again after an art weekend, Lucy has encountered Artist Trading Cards on the Internet! They are referred to in the most magical terms — “a collaborative cultural performance”, says artist-trading-cards.ch. “Art in your pocket”, says cedarseed.com.
Lucy says, “ATC’s are to art what jelly beans are to candy.”
Voici the Rules:
- Dimensions of the ATC must be 2.5″x3.5″
- They must not be sold, only exchanged.
- They are identified on the back with name, contact information (usually email) and title (or numbered edition, etc).
Keep looking to see the first series of many that will be produced by this artist …
The Stars at Night
Texicans are generally ornery folks, and they are especially possessive about their history. Icons of our heritage include ‘Country and Western’ music, longhorn cattle, and the famous Yellow Rose of Texas.
This card series weaves a theme about the Fagan family, who came to Texas from Ireland in 1826 to settle along the San Antonio River near the Gulf Coast.
Art parts include:
Drawing of the “flower loose four” brand, registered to Peter Henry Fagan in 1875. Title image snipped from the book jacket of The Texicans by Nina Vida.