Wednesday, May 28, 2008

TRADE - MAY 21st at WORK
theme: "Go Green"

Cards from the trade.

Card by Stephanie Hertal. "If all US households received & paid their bills online, it would eliminate more than 800,000 tone of waste each year!"

Card by Susan Uedelhofen. Photography.

Card by Joy Boston. Stuff from around her house.

Card by Em Byerly. Cardboard came from a box her and her mom mailed back and forth several times.

Card by Neil Solomon. ATC card he never traded. Truly recycled!

Card by Brandon Porras. Hand weaved.

Card by Hattie McWhirt. Pieces of a Hallmark card.

Card by Ruth Donikowski. "MAKE ART. NOT TRASH."

Card by Dayle Bennett. The Pitch not pitched.

Card by Jennifer Snuggs. Target bag, hair roller and cardboard box.

Card by Lee Ernst. Paper fruit.

Card by Colleen Belton. "LINE DRY IT. Electric dryers emit approx. one tone of CO2 per household per year and they are the 2nd biggest energy suckers in American homes!"

Card by Gayle Baddeley. Stuff from around her house.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

TRADE - MAY 21st at WORK
theme: "Go Green"

With our green efforts at work I thought an eco-friendly trade would be cool. Everyone went GREEN and used recycled materials to make their ATCs.

I went through some old magazines and catalogs and cut strips with a paper cutter. Then I rearranged the strips to make a new piece of art.

I wish I would have captured the original images I used, because it was amazing to see an ad or a photograph turn into something else. For example, the black and white one was large black type on a white page. When I pieced it back together it made a cool pattern.

I'll post the ATCs that were traded next Wednesday. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I found these cool cards on Etsy by Heather Smith Jones.

She pokes one hole at a time through paper with a needle to create a pattern, image, or text. Very labor intensive, but it would be a cool method to use on an ATC.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

TOOLS of the TRADE: collage

These are some cool images from the local Kansas City performance ensemble Quixotic. I've had a link to their site under motion on the sidebar for forever. They used to have lots of animation on their site, but they've changed it a bit. I keep it on KC ATC for inspiration because their design and performances are wonderful.

I missed last year's performance, but I plan on going to it this year.

Quixotic performance
• June 26: Thursday
DOORS 7:00 P.M. SHOW 8:00 P.M.
• June 27: Friday
DOORS 7:00 P.M. SHOW 8:00 P.M.