Friday, April 25, 2008

My Very First ATCs

ATCs (Artist Trading Cards or Altered Trading Cards) have become unbelievably popular! I love them, as I do all things collage but hadn't tried to make ACEOs or ATCs because I fear them (as I do all things collage).

Here's my very first attempt - I did a pair for a swap challenge on Swap-Bot called "Modesty Is Overrated." We were to use lyrics from any Modest Mouse song and go to town. I used "Long Distance Drunk."



lyrics are:
Hang it up now or never
Hang it up again
(Hang it up now or never)
Hang it up now or never
Hang it up again
Hang it up now or never
Hang it up again
Doesn't seem like anything you're saying or doing or doing
Is making any sense
Long distance drunk
Long distance drunk
Long distance drunk
Oh yeah oh yeah
(8 AM and someone calls you on the telephone)
Long distance drunk
(You want to be by yourself and all alone)
Long distance drunk


Here's the detail on the first one:


And the second:


So now I've finally made matchbox shrines AND ATCs. What's next? Who knows?