Have you heard of Artist Trading Cards?
Basically, it takes the concept of baseball cards and elevates it to art. Artists create baseball-card sized pieces of art and trade them. You 'collect' them and then can trade with others. I guess there are 'in person' gatherings for trading when we're not in a pandemic. Anyway--there's a (small) group on Ravelry that I just joined and there is a swap each month. Each month has a theme, and September is ocean/pirates, and here is what I did.
I think this will be fun.