Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Two puries for your aggie"...Internet Swapping

When I woke up and checked my email this morning, there was a message to check out a blog kept by a new Internet friend in Arizona. Along with thousands of other artists around the world, she creates tiny Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and sends them out to people who want a piece of her original art in exchange for something they have created.

From parcels of land to marbles, swapping is as old as time. The Internet simply has expanded number of players by pushing the boundries into cyberspace.

I swapped the cards above with Margaret Storer-Roche last week, 4 of hers for 4 of mine. She had so many little jewels of color and ink on her flickr photostream site that I wanted them all, but fair is fair. I had to leave some for other eager traders, after all. When I opened her blog, I found that she had posted the trades she received this past week from all over the world: http://waterblossoms.blogspot.com/2009/07/thankful-thursday6.html . Do take some time to visit it, won't you?

Yes, Trading Cards are B-A-A-ACK, not the mass produced wax packets along with a piece of bubblegum however. This time, each 2 1/" X 3 1/2" card is a tiny bit of original art. and who knows? Maybe one that I've traded for will some day be as prized as a genuine 1951 Mickey Mantle Rookie card!

4 comments:

soulbrush said...

hiya,margaret's stuff is remarkable- i contacted you before to trade -are you still interested?
www.soulbrush-atc.blogspot.com

Jenxo said...

i am so glad you included your blog addy , i adore yours and am off to check maragrets , thanks sooo much jenxo

soulbrush said...

yahooo, can't wait for mine too.....xxxxx

nancy said...

Aren't atc's wonderful? So glad you are in the game.
Nancy