Pocket Size Creative Goodness: Creating Change through Small Creative Acts

December 30, 2012

I’m super excited to be collaborating with Hannah Klaus Hunter and Beth Rommel on a new art adventure that’s being announced today and hosted by 6 Degrees of Creativity called Pocket Change.

Pocket Change: Artist Trading Card Exchange

A 6 Degrees of Creativity Artist Trading Card Exchange

Pocket Change’s intention is to focus on the concept of creating change through making something small (in the form of artist trading cards) to exchange with one another, as well as to encourage simple acts of creative kindness with others.

During our project brainstorming, I remembered fondly my artmaking for Operation Random Acts of Creative Kindness during Lani Gerity‘s 6 Easy Lessons for a Happy’s Artist’s Life 6 Degrees eWorkshop where she encouraged practicing acts of kindness for others and the health benefits behind altruism.  It was so much fun to create a series of artist trading cards to release out into the universe with good vibes and wishes for others.  P.S.- You can learn more about the benefits of participating in online art exchanges in this great article [free PDF download available!] written by Lani, Gioia Chilton, Maria LaVorgna-Smith, and Huyen MacMichael.

Another example is the community kind over matter, which was also created on the same foundation and has grown with awesomeness from the idea of kind acts of love and intention.  I recently shared KoM’s free printables and ideas on this blog as a great resource for the #26acts movement in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Pocket Change is inspired by the same spirit and intention:

Pocket Change is all about how simple and small acts can create and instill kindness, gratitude, and change.  Think about the power of your mini artworks as a means to express and share a positive image, message, or intention with others (and the world!) that can make a difference, bring hope, or inspiration.

Please join us for some pocket size creative goodness and kindness to share with one another and others!  The deadline to sign up for the ATC exchange is January 15.  Learn more about the exchange details and how to get involved on the 6 Degrees of Creativity blog.

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5 Responses to “Pocket Size Creative Goodness: Creating Change through Small Creative Acts”

  1. KWP Says:

    Please sign me up for this ATC exchange, “Pocket Change”. I live in Canada, so will include collage treasures to cover postage when I submit my cards. What fun!

    Kitty Wilson-Pote

    ~ photo from Darren Adnan Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the very first or the very last time. Then your life will be filled with Glory. ~ Betty Smith

    >________________________________ > From: creativity in motion >To: wilsonpote45@yahoo.ca >Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2012 11:51:18 AM >Subject: [New post] Pocket Size Creative Goodness: Creating Change through Small Creative Acts > > > WordPress.com >Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC posted: “I’m super excited to be collaborating with Hannah Klaus Hunter and Beth Rommel on a new art adventure that’s being announced today and hosted by 6 Degrees of Creativity called Pocket Change. A 6 Degrees” >


  2. […] to art therapist Gretchen Miller for the link to that article. Gretchen links to other resources and projects promoting kindness, positive change and resilience. One of these is an artist trading card project […]


  3. […] ready to be mailed off for Beth Rommel, collector and distributor for our Pocket Change project.  Gretchen Miller, Beth and I have concocted this project to focus on the power of creating change through making […]


  4. […] a summary from my previous post about this project, this ATC swap aims to create good vibes in the spirit of transformation & […]


  5. […] Gretchen Miller, Beth Rommel and Hannah Klaus Hunter created the pocket exchange ATCs project spreading the message through the great 6 Degrees of Creativity Community… […]


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