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Key West Lighthouses ATCO’s

Key West Lighthouses ATCO’s

I lived in Key West and had a Holiday home there until 2004.. There are many lighthouses there and I have fond memories.. Somewhere my brother painted some as well So I made these cards for a  ATC Trade online but would love to have on going face to face trades with interested professional artists… I may make a few more, although I.. or at least not sure these are the cards follow the protocol for the  trade..  I may however may make a few more..

and a surprise dual card (That will be my trademark) for the host! I am having such a nice therapeutic experience from these trades..


3 Card Series begins today!

3 Card Series begins today!

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Using my felting experience to get some ideas for ATCO’s.. This felt piece is originally in B&W so I scanned, put some effects to use and a basis for a 3 card hand drawn series in different colors.. this one orange.. I usually make 3 cards (Projects) at a time, gives me time to individualise and experiment with all different mediums..

Here are some new AmsterKatz! for today!

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TUNE it or DIE!

TUNE it or DIE!

Calling all artists & musicians or any artists living or visiting Amsterdam.. I am looking to trade cards With the ‘TUNE it or DIE’  Theme to build my in store gallery and Emporium at the Uke Boutique..

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I started making this website last year and as the computer is not easy or fun for me, I do love all the things it can do for artists & musicians. So,  I am making time and a concentrated effort to make something cool, and creative with potential to meet and share with artists and musicians all over the world. So will try to update regularly..

So if any artists wanting to trade miniature art with Crazy Orphelia just message here or facebook and we can get started trading miniature(s) you wish to trade. Most of mine have been posted and are for sale or trade.

I have been watching the ATC Artist Trading Card movement for many years and just recently joined my first online trade.I have been an avid card player, game enthusiast since a child.. Especially interested since the 80’s when my own children began collecting and playing MTG.  Can’t wait to have an in person international trades here in Amsterdam..

Recently,  I have been experimenting with new arts products and sadly, many are not readily available in Europe so hoping to make new international friends and new avenues for trading supplies and resource tips to get things happening here in Europe for this fun artistic (ATC) Artist trading card movement.  I am hoping to expand and do some Arts Workshops Art Card / Painted Ukulele, and felting workshops in the near future.

Artist Miniatures and Trading Cards

Artist Miniatures and Trading Cards

Here are the first art cards for sale. They are €15 each. Trying to set up or re-set up etsy account that will be linked to here and Facebook hopefully.



Artist trading cards

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A set of nine ATC’s (Artist trading cards)

Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards baseball cards,[1] or2 12 by 3 12 inches (64 mm × 89 mm),[2] small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets.[3] The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland.[4] 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 or fiber. The cards are usually traded or exchanged. When sold, they are usually referred to as art card editions and originals (ACEOs).