All four ATC's
This week has been a whirlwind of activities! Monday was 'Mama Day', Tuesday was somehow lost - I just couldn't seem to get moving! Wednesdy was laundry day, Thursday was the Georgia Farmgirls 'Thursday Night Craft Party', and I taught a class on making artist trading cards, or ATC's. More on that in a minute!
Mary Ann's ATC
Then Friday was yard sales (a great treasure day!), a haircut, grocery shopping, and spending time with my two new neighbors Mary Ann and Phyllis at the henhouse getting it ready for our big June meeting and 1st birthday party, which was yesterday (Saturday). And the meeting/party was so great!!! We had 10 women and three children, we had a great business meeting where we talked about things we wanted to do and see happen in our group in it's 2nd year. Then we played games and had prizes and gift bags and cake and ice cream and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. To me, the best times were when we were all just chatting with each other, because that's when we shared tips and tricks and ideas about things - it was SO COOL!!!
As for the ATC class on Thursday night, it was lots of fun! I did definitions of both art and artist first of all because I wanted to show the 'students' that everyone is or can be an artist. Then I did a brief history of ATC's, ACEO's and LTC's, ad then we each took an envelope that I had prepared ahead of time. Each one had a set of 6 identical farm type clipart pictures and a set of 6 identical sayings or quotes.
I had the envelopes marked with 1 - 7 and each person chose a # and that is the one they got. Then we got to work and made four identical ATC's (there were 4 of us in the class) and it was just a blast! We shared ideas and projects, and every single person's designs were different, but they all blended together so well. We had all used stickles and they were still wet, so we agreed to leave them on a shelf at the henhouse, then display them at the meeting on Saturday, and then we traded them all after the meeting. It was a lot of fun, and the examples caused a stir of interest at the meeting yesterday.