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1  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 11 (Signup thru Oct. 20; send out Dec. 4) on: Today at 02:26:12 PM
I keep spotting (and buying) stocking fillers..this has to stop!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Harry Potter Holiday Swap Round 4 Gallery on: Today at 02:22:15 PM
receivers already! I love all of the ornaments posted, but that snape one is my favourite, that is because I love snape...
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Oil painting number eight, tea tin and oranges..last in the series on: Today at 02:20:07 PM
Very pretty   I think if you want to venture into oil painting again someday you should allow yourself a day just to get form, then another day just for value and then finally spend the rest of the time getting it to look like you want! 

yes I think you are right. The wet on wet was really jumping into the deep end. Funny that I went to touch up Number 7 in the series, I realised something was really off with the perspective..and I approached it like a wet on wet, expecting to have a bit of mixing on the board..so when I start doing it in a more measured way, I reckon I will have to relearn the whole thing!

thanks for your encouragement
4  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 (sign up 7-26-17 to 8-10-15; s/o 11-23-15) on: Today at 02:17:40 PM
ack I forgot the note I wrote too..
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: What's your OBSESSION Swap GALLERY on: Today at 02:08:25 PM
fabulous altered book...<3
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Fall Semester Sept 1-November 30, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! on: Today at 02:05:25 PM

Challenge:PS#10 final fight
SPEW: if applicable
House: Ravenclaw,
Team: edelc
Project: This is my final (and I like to think best) of my oil paintings, I did it for my daughter, she loves orange and at this time of the year she devours mandarin oranges like they are going out of fashion.


7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Oil painting number eight, tea tin and oranges..last in the series on: Today at 01:55:40 PM
So we reach number eight, the last in the series.

This is a jasmine tea tin and some clementines in a bowl. So tired when I was painting this and I pretty much grabbed the first thing that I saw. But this I am more happy with.

and the original

it is actually a very difficult room to paint in as the light is directly over head and behind, so the shadows are exaggerated.

Next term I am moving back into my comfort zone...acrylics. Oils are a good discipline, but I don't love them. I won't abandon oils completely, I have a lot to use up!.

Thanks for the advice and comments on the series.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Does this swap exist? on: Today at 03:41:14 AM
I would love to do a Secret Swap of some kind!

I was in three Make a Friend swaps and I had a great time in the first two - but I was so pissed off with the last one I was in.  First off, I sent my first package, and it appeared to have been lost, or so the receiver said.   So I re-made and resent the package one items with the second package... I almost always send early, so I did not think about it, and my partner was in good communication, and said she was going to be late.  Supposedly none of my package made it - despite tracking indicating otherwise, and my partner never sent.  I put a lot of work and thought into my packages, with a variety of crafted goodies, extras, and a lot of care to pick fabrics and patterns she would like.  Not only did I get flaked on, but then that person did not even bother to give me the satisfaction of knowing she got them, or liked them.

it's been years, and I don't even think that member is even on this site anymore.  I have been flaked on before (my first swap at that!), but that one really angered me and almost ruined me for swapping.

that really sucks. I have had experiences like that too. Where I resent a package and it supposedly didn't arrive...twice?? Again that member is long gone from here. But it is especially horrible in the make a friend swap where it is all about you and your partner..rather than just the crafting. I have been flaked on a couple of times, once one of our craftster rockstars (also not on here any more) took over a year to hold up her end of a personal swap, and eventually sent stuff that was just thrown together...For that whole year I fumed everytime I saw all the love and 'you're amazing' comments from fans here.

But I gave up with the being cranky about it, one of my flakers sent me an amazing package in one of those FOCs second chance swap...she had just been having a really shit time. So I try to hold in my head that sometimes life happens and if someone flakes, maybe they are being put through the mill...having said that though, those people who claim something has never arrived.....hmmm

Anyway Onyx, you're an amazing craftster and I am so glad that it didn't put  you off swapping.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 GALLERY send outs 11-23-2015 on: November 23, 2015 07:16:15 AM
my spot
10  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 11 (Signup thru Oct. 20; send out Dec. 4) on: November 23, 2015 07:07:59 AM
Food, for me it is christmas dinner, I have taken to brining the turkey and it is fabulous. but when we were kids we used to have tinned grapefruit in syrup as a appetiser on christmas day...many many years later, I still have to have that, it is christmas for me.

stocking done, two more largeish items done this weekend, one will definitely not fit into the stocking. I reckon I am about 75% there.
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