Hi! Welcome to my blog.
My name is Nancy Barnes. (Bees is short for Barnes and ATC means Artist Trading Card.)
I used to be a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker at Delphi Packard before life spun on a dime and I morphed into a crazy bus lady living on the south side of Youngstown. BeesATC launched as a daily art blog on May 14, 2011, with a small ACEO stash that I had made in 2009 knowing that I would have to get busy and start making art again if I wanted the blog to continue. It was the encouragement I needed. At the time, I also felt like I wasn’t really good at anything anymore, that I needed to pick something and practice a lot. Make 1000 pieces. Yeah, practicing anything a thousand times greatly increases the odds of improvement.
I choose to do my “practice work” in ATC size, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, with colored pencils because the size and medium fit within my economical, physical, and other limitations.
2013 UPDATE: It is great to be back! This blog fizzled out in mid-2012 due to ummm… technical difficulties after relocating to Struthers, a small community on the edge of Youngstown. I’m still a crazy bus lady, and still practicing my art in ATC size, although not daily as there comes a time when practice must be put to use. I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy making it. Thanks for following along! ~ N.