29,000 Floating Ducks

The Travelling Art Journal Project

Friday, February 03, 2006

New Ideas...

I thought that rather than have a million group emails back and forth, i'd just post this so we could all share our ideas from here...

For those of you just tuning in, here's my original email:

"To keep everyone involved, interested and active in our travelling journal project i thought we could come up with some ideas to share more about ourselves and our work through the shared blog.
The idea is that we could set a few themes from time to time throughout the Journal Project to which we could respond [through drawing, illustration, collage, photograph or just a written post] like we would for Illustration Friday.
The themes would be ones that would reveal a bit about ourselves and our work [materials we use, ideas or artwork/artists we like...etc]

The themes could be about the towns where we live, our favourite songs or the things that inspire us. I thought incorporating a few mini-projects within this Journal project could be one way to keep the creativity flowing and share more about ourselves...What do you think??"

Toni shared a great idea: to make ATC cards so that we can all get a set. This was actually the first time i had heard of these, and a quick internet search revealed they are Artist Trading Cards-what a brilliant idea!

I know nothing about these, so please share what you know and what you think about this!!

10 Comments:

At 3:38 AM, Blogger Lee said...

I'm all for this even though I've never done them before....can someone who has explain a little :)?

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger Scott Henderson said...

this sounds interesting, I would need some direction as well.

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger The Crafty-Girl™ said...

what a great idea! ATC's are the perfect small "canvas" to create upon and so easy to mail...

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger The Crafty-Girl™ said...

I have some info about ATC's on my blog...here's a link:
http://thecrafty-girl.blogspot.com/2005/11/ive-got-mail-atc-swaps.html

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Baskerville Hound said...

Thanks Craftygirl! i was a little unsure of the deal with these ATC's too!
As for the posts- what do you think about setting themes that we can illustrate [drawing, collage, digital, whatever]? What should we set as the first one? I was thinking maybe the first one could be a bit about ourselves-the things we like, media we like to use, favourite things....that sort of stuff- based on a "100 things" type list [but shorter]?
open for suggestions...

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Cin said...

I also don't know very much about them but if everyone would like to see a few examples here is a flickr group for ATC's

Artist's Trading Cards

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger Cin said...

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At 3:13 PM, Blogger Cin said...

the link for the ATC's in my previous comment doesn't seem to work, hopefully this one will

Artists Trading Card

 
At 7:00 AM, Blogger Toni said...

Crafty girl and Cin sent some great links about ATC's thanks
I don't mind themes. perhaps the first one could be something about us or what we do best. and other themes can pertain to the journal like ducks, travel, time, water

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger Lee said...

okay, this is good...a arty meme of sorts for the first and then other stuff? cool...

 

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