Artistic therapy.... I have come to realize that artistic expression is my therapy... physically, mentally and spiritually... when I get in that artist zone I am at peace, whisked away. Something I did today, I worked on some "ATC's" (artists trading cards) -- for those that are not familiar, they are small art -- 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches - some folks make prints this size, digital art, originals, mixed media.
The start of these mini art masterpieces was prompted by the downward spiral of the economy many years ago. the portability of small art (very easy to store, move, etc)...and the prohibitive costs of collecting larger pieces of art...these little pieces of heaven are a little enjoyment of mine -- I personally began collecting this and creating this in 2010. I have been active since 2010 in a monthly ATC trade event at http://willowing.ning.com/
I will post a few pics in this blog of some original mixed media ATCs that I created for the Sept. 2016 ATC exchange. I not only do these for pleasure but do list them in my shop on Etsy and have actually sold several of them over the years.
If you are an artist, or aspiring artist, you may want to check out this site. I am not "advertising" for them -- the creator is a dear soul, also using art as therapy and teaching people to use art as therapy - the site is very nice, and I've been going to it since 2010 -- so I wanted to share this with anyone that was interested. Peace and Art! - V
I've been telling myself, I should blog! I should blog! And I don't have any excuse, so I'm back and I'm going to get this going. I'll be having some fantastic contests and interviews and fun, fun, fun!
Oh yea, and name change!