Sunday, May 18, 2008

Between all the odd jobs, role learning (two days have gone by since my last practice sesson, but the sun has been out for three days - a miraculous thing in Seattle, and it justifies letting everything else go while you move 'round your porch playing lizard.), cleaning, and getting ready to leave town in two weeks, I've found a new hobby.

It came about like this. One morning the girls got up early, so the Younger One started flipping channels and found Bob Ross. She exclaimed that she loves him, and I agreed (I painted a few happy little trees at a summer painting class), and we watched PBS. The next morning, early again, we flipped on PBS and found an art show, and one of the guest artists was into Artist Trading Cards.

What the heck are those, I wondered.

Well, artsy people worldwide create minature art on trading card size pieces of paper (or metal, or whatever) Anything goes, except you have to keep within the required size (2.5" X 3.5"), and you cannot sell them, only trade them for others by mail or at ATC meetings.

Amateurs and professionals do these, and then trade them with people all over the globe. How cool is that!!?

And it's a great way to use up those tiny leftover pieces of scrapbooking paper that's too big to throw away, but too small to use.

I've made ten so far.

...Oh, and check out this site for some really neat ones!!!