On December 15th, the Milwaukee Artist Trading Card group will host their last meeting of the year. Unless we get our first substantial snowfall that day, I plan on attending, and I haven't gone since last spring. This last meeting doesn't have a specific theme, and, in fact, it will be a chance for participants to unload their surplus of leftover cards.
Due to my photography hobby, like I said, I haven't been to a meeting since March. I made a set of cards for the April swap, but I had just bought my new DSLR camera, and was having too much fun with it to attend. The theme that month was "Springtime" so I chose to focus on April in Paris. The card below was one of the cards I made, and you can see the rest of the set here.
I was hoping to attend the July swap where the theme was "Printing & Publishing" which I was really excited about. I made some cards based on travel magazines of the 50's and 60's. But, again, there was an event I wanted to photograph (I think it was the Waukesha County Fair for my composition class), and didn't make it. You can see that set at the top and down below.
In addition to the cards above, I am also making some new cards to celebrate the holidays. The card below is, obviously, for Christmas, and I hope to also make some for New Year's.
In 2013, I hope to attend more Artist Trading Card swaps as part of my resolution to do more arts & crafts projects. Last year, I wrote a post on how to make artist trading cards and how to participate in swaps in your area. To read that post, please click here.
This is also my "C" post for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday. Click on the link to check out more!