L. Parmenter Hammerman
On July 23, co-sponsored with The Fitchburg Cultural
Alliance, we presented an introduction to Artist Trading
Cards, a workshop at Rollstone Studios in Fitchburg.
This was attended by CMWCA members and their guests.
The participants had a wonderful time creating ATCs
and had several to take home to later trade. This workshop
focused on the use of recycled materials for the substrate,
subject, and embellishment of each card. Only very basic
art making tools were used: scissors, rulers, pencils,
markers, glue sticks, school box watercolors, etc.,
emphasizing that anyone can be an ATC maker/trader without
investing in expensive materials. It was great to have
new people attend the workshop and discover the fun
of creating ATCs.
This summer's Burqa Blue or A Stitch in Time theme revealed
some very beautiful and wonderful cards with one trader,
Barb Depalo creating two very innovative complete sets
of six for the trade. Many thanks to those who rallied
to save the trade.
Our next exchange will be on October 1, and is non-themed.
Each year we have one trade that is a free choice, so
send in six cards created on whatever you like. Our
December 1 theme will be, Family.
Heres how. Make six cards, 2.5 x 3.5
in size in the theme of that exchange. On the reverse
side, sign and date your card, state the theme and write
any other contact information or addition you desire.
If each card is identical, number them as you would
a print edition, such as, 1/6, 2/6, 3/6, etc.
If part of a series, state that title as well. I also
suggest that you put not for sale or for
trade only since we adhere to the original concept
of ATCs not being sold. Send the six cards to me with
a SASE in-clude sufficient postage to cover thicker
I will return 5 five assorted cards to you reserv-ing
your sixth one for the CMWCA ATC Archives. Send to:
L. Parmenter Hammerman, 90 Turnpike Rd., Westminster,
WCA-NH also invites members and others to exchange with
them. Pets is their September 1 theme and Red, for December
Follow the same procedure as above but send these six
cards to: Pat Davis, 514 Buck St., Pembroke, NH 03275-3054.