Time for another artsy exchange! This one is to celebrate International Correspondence Writing Month. Please read the form carefully and sign on for a month of Artist Trading Card fun! Form will be closed after 10 participants commit. I will provide the list of participants to everyone on it no later than Sunday, January 31, 2016. Because of the short sign up time - you won't have a chance to back out. Sign up ONLY if you are serious about completing the project.
and because the information disappears when you submit - here it is again...
9 Cards in 29 days. Easy Peasy.
I would like to start an Artist Trading Card exchange to happen during International Correspondence Writing Month (INCOWRIMO). This one is going to be much quicker turnaround than the Travelling Sketchbook Society is and gives people a chance to get in for something artsy with a quicker turnaround.
THERE WILL ONLY BE 10 SPACES! I want to keep this attainable to do in one month so only the first 10 people to sign up will get in. Each person will create 9 artist trading cards. You do not need to make a card for yourself.
YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO PARTICIPATE!
Be prepared to put in some effort. I don’t care what your medium is, but I’d like to see everyone sending little “works of art” along. Not just the same lettered quote to everyone (not that quotes are bad, but you could put it on the back of the card or in a letter if you so desired). They may be quick to do, but these are not "quick sketches".
On the signup form, each person will be required to list their favourite thing. It can be an animal, a hobby, a place. Whatever. Design your card for that person around that theme. Your interpretation. This will make more sense once you get the surprise I will include with each of my cards.
On the back of your card, write your name, the date and your location. You could also list the medium or tools used.
You will complete your mini work of art on an artist trading card size paper. You can make your own cards out of your favourite paper or buy premade ones, but the dimensions of the card are not to exceed 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 mm × 89 mm). THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
In the spirit of INCOWRIMO, when you send your cards, include a short note. It can simply be to describe what you used or to tell them that you really enjoyed drawing that subject. You are not required to send anything more than the ATC and a note.
When you have completed and sent to someone, please update the tracking on the group spreadsheet.
It is up to you whether you want to post your work on Instagram, but if you do - please use the hashtag #ATC4INCO You don't need to tag the recipient if you want it to be a surprise.
This is open to participants worldwide, but I will close the form at 10 participants. Please sign up only if you feel you can complete the work within the month of February. All cards must be mailed no later than February 29, 2016. You are committing to lettermail postage for 9 cards to anywhere in the world. By submitting this form, you are agreeing to see this commitment through. Sure, you will have some fun and creative work ahead of you, but you will also have 9 mini works of art arriving in your mailbox in the coming weeks (and the aforementioned surprise from me). That is pretty exciting stuff right there! If this works out, I may make it an annual thing for Incowrimo.
Cautionary note: We are dealing with strangers and the public mail system. I would love to think that everyone is honest and will participate within the parameters of the rules but sometimes that doesn't happen. Sometimes someone is a shit and just takes without giving. Please don't be that person because it ruins it for everyone. Sometimes mail gets lost. By signing up, you understand this and promise to be a decent human being who isn't a shit. I am not going to be babysitting or chasing people.
Thanks for playing! and, most importantly, have fun! Go forth and create.