Last night, on 11 April, the ATC book was finally launched after a few months of work compiling it. This is a collection of the many ideas and memories that we have tried at the monthly Artist Trading Card group which have been meeting for more than 10 years. We have just stopped our meetings last December.
More than a memento, it also has 52 inspirations for anyone who wish to try creating ATCs, which is a great way to create and share art.
I feel honoured to have been hosting this group from the start. To see the joy of those who attend discover their innate creativity and then to be able to spark joy in others when they share their work, and to see this over and over again, has been very precious to me.
Whenever we met, we would try out an art method that is accessible, and cheap. Looking back, it is hard to believe that I have been able to come up with probably no less than 60 or so of such activities. Another thing to be grateful about.
Of course, not forgetting the relationships that are forged. When you get to keep another person’s creation in your collection, that’s always something special. Thank you friends and every one who has visited the ATC group at some point. Also, a word of thanks to NLB and the librarians for the use of Bishan Library.
Do download a copy of the book and hopefully it can be the springboard for many more ATC adventures.