Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What's In A Name, Anyway?

Give-Away Time!!!

Do you believe that the name, or title, of a work of art can add to it? Of course! Sometimes, a highly creative name for a piece "makes" the piece... it draws the viewer in and causes one to think deeper about the intent of the artist, and how they could have come to decide upon that particular title. Consequently, a poorly chosen name for a piece can detract from it, as well... often times, I've heard a fantastic song that I've really enjoyed. Upon discovering the title, however, I was left a little... blah.

I recently took out a book from the local library. It seems hard to find book devoted to ATCs or ACEOs (Art Cards, baby!!!) But as the art forum moves forward, I want to stay up-to-date as much as I can. Anywhoooo, the book I took out was this one:

"1,000 Artist Trading Cards: Innovative and Inspired Mixed Media ATCs" by Patricia Bolton, Editor-In-Chief of

It's a really cool book! It has a great introduction, explaining what art cards are, how the movement began, etc. It even has a fantastic gallery of cards where you can really see the detail and methods/materials used! The only thing that left me a little flat was that the cards were identified by number only... none of them showed the title of the card.
With this carefully in mind, I present to you my two latest ATCs:

I really like the way they came out... a lot of feeling and emotion went into these pieces. But... I am at a loss for names for them! That's where YOU come in!

Time to employ your creative help... and think of a name for these two original cards! Easy, you think? Not so much! Give it a try! You can even think of ONE name, and I'll just name the cards "Name 1" and "Name 2", as in a series. Just post here the names you choose, give me SOME way to contact you, and the names I like the best will win this original ATC from me titled "Hearts Entangled"!

Give-Away Time!!!


MYSAVIOR said...

Hi Jennifer~ I am going to try to name these GORGEOUS Art Cards.

1. Rising From Confusion

2. Saved By Grace

I will give it more thought and comment again.
I will also tweet this and put it on my facebook.

Aloquin said...

Wow Sue, thanks!!! Those are AMAZING names, and so meaningful!!! Wonderful 1st entry :)

MYSAVIOR said...

I am soo going to buy that book from Amazon. I have tried to get more people to click on your blog. I will keep trying.


SHEILA said...

Hi Jennifer-Sue sent me :)
I love your artwork fyi!
The names I'm thinking of:
Poppies in My Dreams 1 and 2

KippysSoMature said...

Hi Jen! I saw Sue's facebook post and hopped on over! your artwork is lovely!!
Blossoms of Hope 1 and 2


pjamarama said...

garden of eden pt 1 and 2 for the swirly ones they totally rock!!!