Hi! Welcome to my blog.
My name is Nancy Barnes. (Bees is short for Barnes and ATC means Artist Trading Card.)
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 was still adjusting to life after disability. I 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.
2014 UPDATE: Never say never… after posting “The Last Post” in May 2013, I have rambled endlessly on Barnbees (my other blog) and took a serious break from making ATC size art. I missed it. I also hate leaving things half done, or in this case, only a third done as the last ATC posted was #334. That leaves a whole lot of exploration to do, avenues to travel with a variety of things to practice. So, I’m picking up where I left off… with a few changes. Most notably, NO RAMBLES! I won’t say “no words” as I might include a poem with the art now and then.
I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy making it. Thanks for following along! ~ N.