Monday, November 1, 2010

Idea for New BJP - ATCs

Hi all - I just had an idea I'd like to get others' thoughts on... what if we made pieces the size of an ATC (Artist Trading Card) and then at the end we traded these? Not sure how that would work, but it's a thought. This new BJP will be my 4th year and now I have 2 series to sell (I'll keep my 1st)! If we made ATCs then we could trade and have each other's work without thinking about selling them. Of course not everyone would have to do this format, but if at least a bunch of us would like to, we could all work towards that. Would we be a subgroup in the group (maybe we could all be on the same blog page).

According to - Painting, an ATC must be 2.5x3.5 inches or 64x89 mm as that is the size of the original sports trading cards. The only other requirement that I've read about is that they are traded, not sold. I read about them here. It says that they have to be exactly the right size and made on card stock, so we could have an exception - the orig size is the same, but we start on fabric or our choice AND if anything goes over the edge to make the card slightly bigger, that's okay (beaders do that!).

Any comments?

Have a Beady Good Day. Karen


Roberta Warshaw said...

I love the idea!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

It's a good idea, but perhaps should be an off-shoot group of the project. Journals are a pretty personal thing and not everyone would want to trade. How about making 13 months worth of journals? Keeping 12 and trading 1?

Tracey Leeder said...

In my opinion, I wouldnt want to trade any of my pieces because I make them for myself and I feel they are too personal to consider trading. I am sure there are people who would be interested in this, but I dont feel it would add to the actual Bead Journal project.

Karen L. Cohen said...

all comments so far are good. my 1st year i did something personal and will be keeping that, but the next 2 years have general themes so i'd like to sell most of those (I'll keep at least one each). But this year, a swap seems good to me so i hope others want to to do this. we'll see.

beadbabe49 said...

I think it's a lovely idea, karen, although I do believe it needs to be completely separate from the BJP. There's a lot of "cat herding" in swaps, lol, and I know we're not equipped to handle one.

Diane Lithgow said...

I love the idea. I did my first ATC in september and received a neat one in exchange. Would the cost of postagae put any one off. also perhaps could be a different group so people can sign up seperate.
I have not done well with BJP this year. life got in my way with embroidery but I will continue with my theme and add pages over the next months.
diane, New Zealand

Evelyn and Lise said...

I love the idea.... Life got in the way this year for me and I just got 3 done. I would like to make much smaller pieces next year and being able to have other peoples work would be great. Lise

Laura McC said...

I love this idea! If I could figure out how to join, I would love to be a part of this.

Could someone please tell me how to join BJP? I tried posting a comment one of the other post's but blogger wouldn't let me. Please email me links directions to: