This week I am taking ATC-making to the Maine Libraries Conference in Bethel, Maine. I will have a table with supplies at the ready during the schmooze time on Thursday night. I am hoping some colleagues will stop by and take an art break, as I am sure our brains will be overloaded from a full day of inspiring programming. I will have a copy of Robinsunne's book to show (and maybe a couple for sale...), The Great Library ATC Swap, and will be happily chatting up the success of our program at Rockport Library!
And do you know the really exciting part? I will be away overnight and having a delightful break from all of the reminding/cajoling/nagging/lunch-making/grocery shopping/huge piles of laundry/morning meltdowns/evening irritabilities, etc. It's not really as bad as all that, but I am ready for a break.
100th Post Milestone is not too far off...
And I would like to do something special to celebrate.
Recently, I participated in my first-ever ATC Jam. This is how it works:
- One person makes three backgrounds, writes his/her name on the back, and then passes those three cards on to the
- Second person, who adds something similar to each of the three cards, writes their address on the back of the three, and passes them on to the
- Third person, who adds the finishing touches to each of the three, then sends them all back to the original person.
- The original person sends each of the other two people a finished card! So we each end up with one card from the edition.
Here's where you come in. I have some folks in mind (Jes, Robinsunne, Carrie, Erna, Emily, Ana, Kimberly/Carly, Jenny/Ella, Milly-Molly-Mandy, Tricia, Joanie) who I would love to play with here, both making art "together," and then sharing it with other friends. Kind of a more fun version of a chain letter. And I always love receiving real mail in my mailbox, even better if it's art in there! Would you like to receive a set of three backgrounds to add to? It's easy because you are responding to what is already there, not just a blank card, and you are also only responsible for a small part of creating it.
Leave a comment if you are interested in trying this out with me, with your email address or other contact information if I don't already have it.
If your name is listed above, consider yourself invited to participate, but still leave a comment to RSVP. And if your name is not listed...Please consider this invitation is for you, also! I would SO LOVE to send off three backgrounds to those readers who stop by from exotic locales like Kuala Lumpur or Australia!