Sunday, February 12, 2012
Artist Trading Cards
So here is a sticky, and probably tacky, question. What to do with my ATCs? Trade them, right? I got to peruse my friends collections of trading cards and frankly most of them stunk. Cheap color printouts and bad kitch that I don't want. What do you do if you go to a ATC swap and someone wants to trade for one of your cards but they have nothing you want? I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings by saying their work isn't good enough, but I do want to collect art that appeals to me. Also, while my cards may not be the worlds greatest, they took me a lot of time and work and I want to trade for equal value. From the collections of cards I've seen it seems like a lot of people get into it more for the social aspect than the art aspect. After thinking about this for a long time I've more or less decided that the actual trading part of making ATCs is probably not for me. I really enjoyed making them though!