Found: Artist Trading Cards


As I was going through my art material baskets I stumbled upon a bunch of fun stuff that I had almost forgotten about. This is the remaining stash of the artist trading cards that I made when I first started doing art in 2007-08. This tiny canvas was a perfect ground for experiments.

One of the earliest mixed media art books I bought was Bernie Berlin's book Artist Trading Card Workshop: Create, Collect, Swap. So many possibilities for this tiny canvas. A simple backdrop to a simple bit of art. So interesting to explore them now after so many years. I think I feel more of a desire to create a "composition" on an artist trading card {vs. the simplicity of an index card} because it seems to wish for a point of focus. Isn't it intriguing, the way that different canvases and materials bring about different experiences?