What Are Six Letter Stories

Artist Trading Card Swap (ATCs) – Six Word Stories

As a writer and artist, a card swap that incorporates storytelling and art is right up my alley. The main objective for this swap is to create ‘a story told in only six words.’ One of the prime examples used to illustrate this task is Hemingway’s famous six-word tale: “For…

What is Zentangle Art - Examples from Yona Writes

What is #Zentangle Art + a Few Examples

I’m in love with an incredibly relaxing art technique that allows you to really go with the flow to create one-of-a-kind pieces called Zentangles. Yes, they are just as fun to make as they are to say. There are so many different styles of art that evolve from using this…

In the Dog House Artist Trading Card Swap - ATCs for All

In the Dog House Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap

As a dog lover, I enjoy participating in artist trading card swaps that incorporate a canine theme, so when the In the Dog House swap was announced – I knew I had to join. This time around, the objective was to create a mixed media trading card measuring 2 ½…

Kokeshi Dolls Swap

What are Kokeshi Dolls + an Artist Trading Card Swap (ATCs)

I’ve participated in a great deal of artist trading card swaps, and most recently, I had the chance to add Kokeshi doll art to my collection. While most swaps follow a 3-for-3 arrangement, we had the choice to make either 3 or 6 cards for this swap. I chose the…

July PAT - Shimmer & Shine - Dragon for Skullcake

Using Liquid Pearl Paints to Create Shimmer and Shine Artist Trading Cards

Last month, I participated in an Artist Trading Card Pick-a-theme (PAT) event with a twist – every card had to shimmer or shine. You had to use materials that catch the light in some way, and I joined the group for subtle shimmer, which gave me the perfect excuse to…

Mid May PAT - Donkey with Colorful Saddle Blanket_Flowers for smallgirl

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) – Baby Deer, Donkey, Owl and Landscape

An artist trading card ‘PAT‘ means that you get to pick-a-theme, and have a group of artists interpret it in the way they see fit. Other factors come into play, such as the type of mediums you can use, but overall, it’s fun to receive an assortment of art cards…

ecoalva Hardcover Bamboo Notebook

The ecoalva Hardcover Notebook is Attractive & Made with Bamboo and Recycled Paper

The ecoalva mini notebook has a bamboo exterior that contains 100% recycled paper and a matching bamboo pen that slips into a small side-loop for safe-keeping. One of the first things I noticed with the bamboo notebook and pen set was how attractive it looked. Not only is it eye-catching,…

Art Card Colored with Vinci Secret Artist Gel Pens

Love the Metallic Pens in this Vinci’s Secret Artist Gel Pen Set

  The Vinci’s Secret Artist Gel Pens set comes with 40 different non-toxic colors in glitter, neon, metallic and ‘regular’ ink styles. Ideal for any age, you can use these pens for art projects, scrapbooking, and decorating your planner. I chose to use them to color art cards with the…

Ewok Frida Billie

Artist Trading Cards (ATC) – Trying to Work on Faces

As a member of ATCsforAll, there are monthly pick-a-theme swaps that you can participate in. You join a group consisting of three or four other people, and request a specific theme (as do the other people in your group). You then create an artist trading card for your group members,…

Platinum Colored Pencils Case Exterior

Platinum Art Supplies Soft Core Colored Pencils Feel Good on Paper

Platinum Art Supplies offers an assortment of 72 ‘soft core colored pencils’ representing many different hues of the rainbow. There is a noticeable ‘softness’ when these colored pencils meet paper. I used a few of the pencils to add color to artist trading cards, and was pleased with the way…