Last weekend I participated in the End of Summer Art-a-thon at atcsforall.com. I made and traded 6 ATCs - most of which were Halloween themed, so I will post images of those in October.
Pictured here is "Beach Monster".
Anyhow, I had a wonderful arty weekend & it felt great to take a break from work for a day & a half and reconnect with some of my online art buddies.
I also finished another zine for a swap-bot swap. The zine is an 8 page +cover mini zine, and the theme is "July day by day" with snippets of things from each day in July. The zine features a July ephemera collage on the cover, and is filled with doodles, photos, clip art and so on.
I made a few extra copies for trading ... so give me a holler if you want to swap zines.
It's time for another art-a-thon weekend over at atcsforall.com. This one is called the "Summer Solstice a-thon".
An art-a-thon is an online gathering where artists make art (any type - drawing, painting, collage, etc..) around the clock and around the world - ATCs (artist trading cards), inchies, chunky book pages, and anything else they have a whim to make. Lots of fun and inspiration.
Most artists opt to trade their art with each other, and it often becomes a whirlwind.
I haven't participated in an art-a-thon for a long time, so I thought I
would jump right in. I have already made 3 ATCs and several inchies
I'm already caught up in the frenzied trading this weekend:
My closest trade so far: Tennessee
My farthest trade so far: Indonesia
After the weekend is over ... there is the happy anticipation of receiving art in the mail. fun, fun fun!
I ran across the little junk mail journal that I made years ago. Here is one of the crazy collage pages found inside. Just magazine and catalog bits glued to a piece of junk mail, with a bit of doodles thrown in for good measure.
I made the little junk journal by taking the junk mail postcards that had accumulated near my computer, trimming them all to 4" x 6" or so, and spiral binding them into a book. Then I just started pasting random bits inside to decorate the pages.
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I am self employed with Etsy and a few online affiliate programs. I get bored pretty easily and have a lot of creative hobbies. I am playing the Simpsons Tapped Out game - you can friend me under the name chaosatlanta