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Saturday, April 18, 2009
When I first learned about ATCs, the whole concept of Mail Art was a bit overwhelming and it took me a while to learn about all the different kinds of trades that existed. One that caught my attention from the start were the chunky books, these are 4"x4" and they are called chunky because they are usually done with a very sturdy base and they have fibers and dangling bits on the edge. However...mailing these turned out to be way too expensive, so I have traded some of these for regular ATCs or I have found projects where the chunky part is not asked for, which makes the mailing cheaper. These chunkies in particular were created for Sarah's son (Tlouey @ iATCs) who makes chunky books to teach him about colors (green froggie) and numbers (one sweet giraffe). I think this is a one-of-a-kind project and I loved taking part in it. These two chunkies in particular were done with watercolors and some white drawing ink in the froggie.