Thursday, October 13, 2022

Triolet Play

Hello Poets,

Until recently, I didn't know that ATC stands for artist trading card. These trading cards are popular among artists and crafters as collector's items...similar to any other trading card. The criteria for making an ATC is simple. It needs to be art of the maker's choice but fit into a standard trading 2.5 x 3.5 pocket.

Another thing that I'm learning from the art world is the term, happy mail, which is old-fashioned letterbox mail. It can be a note, ATC, or supplies for making art. Recently, I received some happy mail from Jone in the form of a mixed media ATC. Isn't it sweet? It called for a poem.


├ętoile du soir is the star of Star's padlet: today: https://padlet.com/mitchellhubeimom/4bzbfu2cg5k7awk5/wish/2338461354


Speaking of stars, head on over to Matt's blog Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme for all the fun of this week's Poetry.


16 comments:

  1. I think this might be a "pumpkin seed" for a book, Linda. Now I want them to have more adventures, sneaking out of bed! Love the idea of croquet. Thanks for sharing about ATC cards, too, new to me also. Happy Friday!

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  2. Oh I love those two little pumpkins - both on the card and in your words. So clever!

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  3. Fall fun for sure, Linda. Lovely triolet.

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  4. Very cute triolet, Linda - and thanks for the two new vocab words! ;)

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  5. I love these mischievous little pumpkins. It's so fun to personify, one of the joys of being a poet, especially for kids. Jone's art is gorgeous and worthy of poetry.

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  6. Love "lulling enchantments . . ." ATCs are fun, as is your charming pumpkins poem. I like calling it happy mail too. :). ~ Jama

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  7. Happy mail, indeed! Jone's pumpkins are charming, and I love your fun-filled triolet!

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  8. You and your triolets! I love this one, especially how naturally you rhymed "croquet!" ATCs and Happy Mail have my ideas bubbling...

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  9. What a joy to be "in conversation" with a gift using poetry!

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  10. Delightfully enchanting story-poem Linda, and I agree, it reads like a picture book, hint, hint!

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  11. Okay, I will now be designing some PTCs: poet trading cards! Nothing new, perhaps, but worth the making! My favorite part of your triolet is the "midnight croquet," for sure!

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  12. How clever are you? What a fun triolet. I love the idea of the pumpkins playing croquet.

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  13. I enjoyed your triolet that reminds me of a nursery rhyme. Clever use of the word croquet.

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  14. Such delight here! Happy mail, pumpkins, gifts from one artist to another. Jone's happy mail led to a happy post, a happy poem, and a happy commenter. :)

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