ATC’s delivered by my postman

From my on-line textile artists group

From my on-line textile artists group

Look what the postie brought me! A bunch of Artist Trading Cards made by fellow textile artists from New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States of America. 

These are part of a swap with an on-line group of talented people which is coordinated by a Diana in New Zealand.

This swap had no theme – complete freedom was given to us and I am intrigued by the different methods used to create these ATCs. I wish I kept a photo of the six that I sent to Diana for swapping; never mind maybe next time.

Our next swap (end of April/early May) will be ‘Haiku’ which requires our ATC’s relate to the haiku of our choice.   I expect lots of inventive and interesting ATCs from this swap, especially when Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia describes HAIKU as a –

  form of Japanese poetry,

consisting of 17 morae , in three metrical phrases of 5, 7 and 5 morae respectively. 

Haiku typically contain a kigo, or seasonal reference, and a kireji or verbal caesura. In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three metrical phrases of Japanese haiku.    

Previously called hokku, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century”.

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3 Responses to ATC’s delivered by my postman

  1. Kaite says:

    what a lovely assortment of atc’s. I’ll bet that the middle one on the left is by Wanda Stivison. K.

  2. Pamela says:

    Kaite….no, not Wanda; it is made by Melissa Anderson from NZ.

  3. Cath says:

    What fabulous little pieces of art. All really different, wonderful pint-sized momentos.

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