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In The Clubs – Artist Trading Cards

In Uncategorized on October 8, 2011 at 00:41

A second lot of playing card collages up for swaps. The clubs follow on from the hearts which have long since gone: https://thesecondmagpie.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/heart-exchange-is-no-robbery-art-swap/

Each card measures 8.5cm x 12.3cm, slightly larger than the average playing card. As always I will swap these for absolutely anything, including art. Things I’m currently collecting include Irish cigarette packets (empty ones), shoulder pads and silica gel, buttons and anything shiny. Ridiculous yes, but you would be surprised what I can make from those. If there is anything in particular that you think I need in my life let me know and we’ll swap.

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Heart Exchange Is No Robbery: Art Swap

In Uncategorized on May 25, 2011 at 00:12

A while back collage artist, Liz Cohn, contacted me about collaborating on some of her playing cards. I was familiar with her work from DeviantArt and was delighted to accept. Only a week before that I had bought a pack of playing cards, slightly larger than the usual size, which I had intended to use as Christmas cards, alas my never-ending list of ‘things to do’ put paid to that idea and it wasn’t until January that I began to cut, paste and collage onto the cards.

When you first begin painting/collaging the challenge is always to be able to fill a piece of a large size, huge sheets of paper intimidate the best of us, however once you have overcome that, the ability to work on something as small as a gem can be another wall to climb. It is a wall that once climbed, gives a very pleasing view from the top.

The first three cards shown above are those from my collaboration with Liz, you can view her inspiring work here:

 http://www.lizcohnartstudio.com/lizcohnartstudio.com/welcome.html

http://lizole.deviantart.com/

As I’ve just completed my first set of hearts (shown above) I have decided I will exchange my hearts for your ANYTHING. Normally in these situations art is exchanged for art but I know that there are those who read my blog who don’t consider themselves to be ‘arty’ (I bet you are really). So if you would like one of these cards please email/tweet/facebook me with your address (acupunkturedesign@gmail.com) and I in turn will send you mine.

You can send me art should you wish but I will accept anything, from the piece of paper you found stuck to your shoe to your medieval castle with fully equipped ghost. I am the sort of person who finds the most mundane object interesting, so worry not and we shall get swapping.