How do you know if you’re obsessed with something? It might take over your wall.
Yeah, I have a wall full of 2.5″ by 3.5″ colorful artwork covering my white-washed bedroom. How did that come about? Well, I was sitting on my bed one rainy, summer afternoon staring at the blank drywall in front of me.
I thought what better way to spruce up a plain, boring wall than to cover it in colorful artwork made by numerous different artists?
All my Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) were just sitting in a notebook anyway, so I thought I might as well put them to use… So I created ATC “wallpaper.”
And I came to find out that I make too many horizontal cards and not enough perpendicular ATCs. So next time I pull out the art supplies, I’m gonna make a couple perpendicular ATCs.
I was planning on only filling the one section of my wall, but when my sisters volunteered to let me put some of their ATCs on my wall, I knew I needed to add another section….
I’m pleased with how well I know my ATC collection. I could tell you who they’re made by and where in the country (or world) they’re made. And almost half of them are from my now-far-away friends. It makes me happy to think of them, even though I rarely get to see them since we moved.
You see, ATCs–to me–are more than some colorful scribbles on a piece of paper. They all have stories behind them. Like who made them. Why they made them. What it meant to the artist. And how I got them. See? They’re stories. Of course I like that, cause I’m a writer.
I especially like my rainbow pillow (made by my amazing oldest sister) next to my art wall… I love colorful things, can you tell?
BTW, have you (or your parents) liked SwapShop’s Facebook page? We’re doing an exciting art challenge NEXT WEEK–with prizes–so check it out.
What’s something you’re obsessed with?
P.S. The third part of my blogger-challenge series is coming soon…