I think of myself as an ATC artist. After painting with acrylics for about a year, I started wondering what to DO with all those paintings. Attempting to sell my art would remove all the joy. When I discovered ATCs I felt that I had found my niche.
I'm a retired grandmother of six, living in the state of Kansas, USA. My husband golfs. I make art. Life is good.
I work in all media and I love to try new techniques.
My most original-looking work right now is alcohol marker on Yupo. I think my AI/Y cards have a distinctive look.
I like ATCs that have something unique, original, or different.
I like to receive an ATC that is done with the sender's "signature look." If mixed media is something you do really well and you are proud of your work, that's the kind of card I like to receive.
But I also like to receive an ATC in which the artist is trying something new. Tell me what you did and didn't like about the new medium or technique.
I like "background information." I love it when the artist puts extra information on the back, such as what media was used and/or what inspired the card.
I LOVE reading profiles before I make an ATCs for a swap. It is really nice to know what colors and subject appeal to someone before making the ATC.
Some topics that have their own "special pages" in my ATC album: * cats * cows * owls * toads and frogs * dragons * bees * castles * word play or puns
I like just about ANY color scheme, from subtle subdued colors to vibrant colors. I'm not really attracted to "bling," but I have received a few fun bling cards so it that is your thing, great! When asked my favorite color, I usually answer that it depends on what day it is! Blue. Green. Purple. It changes.
"Fan Art" does not really appeal to me. I'd rather see an amateurish original image than a perfectly-rendered COPY of a character designed by someone else.
HOWEVER.... if someone is really into a character and it fits the swap, I will draw a licensed character. (I recently had a lot of fun drawing Hell Boy!)
I love animals, but I do not usually like to do pet-portraits.
HOWEVER....... I have been inspired by photos, and when a pet is really cute.... it is fun to draw something special to surprise some one!
I joined Swap-bot in July 2020, when I saw a "Halloween in July" swap announced on the "ATC Artist Trading Cards" Facebook Group board. Since I dearly love Halloween, I thought I would give Swap-bot a try. (Thanks, Cora!)
I am intrigued by all the possibilities here on Swap-bot. I joined an electronic Scavenger hunt as my second event. It was really FUN and such a simple, no-cost, low-pressure way to swap.
I am grateful to all the people who have sent helpful messages to this newbie.
I just joined a few groups and it looks as if they will be a LOT of fun. Thanks for the invites!!!
I finally have enough point that I can join most swaps. That was probably the hardest thing about getting started on Swap-bot.
I used to trade ATCs through Facebook groups, but in October I decided that I need to spend LESS time there.
I love the website ATCs for All. The swaps often challenge me to try new things and I love trading for 3 or 6 cards at a time. Very efficient use of postage.
I also love to post my cards on Instagram. I think it is great to have a place where people can easily see all of the cards I have posted. (Facebook "albums" stink! Instagram pages are lovely.) My Instagram name is LuAnn_Pepperwood. If you see something you like... contact me!
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