People who trade art through the mail have the most insanely enormous art collections in the world. Seriously, ask anyone who swaps Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) how many cards they have in their collection. Likely answers include “oh my God,” “are you kidding,” and snorting like a farm animal. I myself have thousands upon thousands upon gigajillions of ATCs.
Yeah, that’s right. Giga-damn-jillions.
Sometimes, when I think about hanging ATCs on my walls, I get overwhelmed, because I just don’t have an equivalent number of walls. So how do I pick? If you are clever and read the title, you can probably predict my answer: By making omelets.
Or having a theme.
Or having an omelet with a theme. (Think about it. Have you ever had an omelet that didn’t have a theme?)
Seriously, if you have been having trouble motivating yourself to hang art, designate a spot, and give it a theme. A theme, by the way, can be anything, from “desserts I want to eat,” to “Bears in Chairs.” Here’s the extra-fun part. Once you’ve settled on your theme and started to hang some art, other ideas will come to mind, like running off to Michaels and buying a bunch of wooden pennants for $0.29 a piece so you can make a fun banner that goes with your theme.
If you don’t know how or why the phrase “one of us” goes with my circus sideshow theme, by the way, it all goes back to the 1932 film Freaks, which you should see. If you want, I’ll watch it with you. We can even have omelets.