Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are
miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball
cards or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (63 mm X 89 mm).
The cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.),
paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals.
Those small pieces of artwork are created for the sole purpose of trading with other artists.
The cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than sold. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist_trading_cards)
ATC "An Angel For You"
can see the first ATC (Artist Trading Card) which I have received,
created by my
dear friend Beth Meador. This card is a treasure for me. I love this
wonderful painting of an angel.
Beth is legally blind and will eventually go completely blind.
There is no way to know when that will happen, but she has had a decrease in vision over the last couple of years and is down to 1% of vison remaining.
She has a hereditary condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa. That can sometimes be confusing to people when they meet her.
Beth has severe night-blindness and almost complete tunnel vision. Her central vision can be corrected to 20/30 with glasses which gives individuals with RP the nickname "the sighted blind".
Beth says, that she has been blessed with a talent and will continue working with her artwork until she can no longer see light.
She enjoys working with pencil sketching and acrylics and is in the process of including watercolors to her art.
Beth believes, that working with her art keeps her eyes well trained and keeps her spirits high and is a great way to show people that just because she is legally blind, she is still capable.
set herself a goal. Before she
is getting blind and can
no longer does
her art, her lifes pleasure, she would like to have a little piece of
artwork all around the globe.
Beth is hoping to have at least one ATC in every continent of the globe to raise awareness about blindness.
If you are
interested to receive an ATC
from Beth to help her reach her goal, feel
free to visit her websites and send her a
http://www.milliande.com/Beth-Meador-Blind-Girl-Artist.html and http://www.myspace.com/blindgirlartist
Follow her progress spreading awareness around the globe.
The map on her myspace page shows where her art has landed all around the world.
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