Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Art and Soul: Rock On!
One of the benefits of attending an art retreat is the side trades that go on outside of the workshops. This is how it works: artists make multiple little art pieces with their name and website and/or blog information attached, either on the back of the art, on an attached tag, or on what is known as a moo card, which is basically a slim, pretty, artful business card. Artists just have to say, "Are you doing trades?" and anyone who is swarms over to the person who asked, with others also gathering around. Everyone whips out what they have made and the transaction is completed, usually with lots of oohs and ahhs.
Since the theme for this year's Art and Soul was rock 'n roll, I made some of my Bingo Babes using rock stars (yes, men can be babes) and a liberal sprinkling of glitter.
My friend Destree was also making trades, so she came over to the studio and we played together! Here is beautiful Destree with her art trades, Itty Bitty Rock Stars, in process.
Not knowing how many people would be trading, I also brought along some of the magnets I made for ArtFest for just in case; they were still a hit when given a choice between a metal magnet creation and a glittery rock legend!
Here is my booty from trading at Art and Soul this year, not nearly as much as last year, but a fun assortment of little pretties.
NOTE: The pretty posie at the top of this post was from one of my trades, but the artist didn't sign the back or attach a tag so I can't give her credit. I thought it was so pretty I wanted to use it as the intro to this post!