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.