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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP -- JANUARY 2016 (Sign-ups open, claiming starts 1/1/16) on: January 09, 2016 07:25:02 PM
I will claim YennaMuffin for something squishably cute. OR a letter. Smiley

2/0/0

I am Heather in Central California. Please no hatefulness, horror/gore, or using others' images without some amount of original application and creative interpretation (beyond just a sticker or scrapbook embellishment). All mediums and techniques are welcome. Bonus points for stretching and experimentation beyond your artistic comfort zone, even if the resulting card isnt what you were hoping to achieve!

My list of significant length:
  • queer/lgbt-friendly/-affirmative
  • an altered playing card - with number and suit visible on the card - with female nudity created by women--celebrating the female form in all its shapes, colors and sizes, as something more than a commodity for men's viewing pleasure (as nudie playing cards have always been). Explore your own issues re nudity and the body, and bring them into your art as much or as little as you want to.
  • world religions, spirituality...Maybe a mini prayer rug, a goddess, a talisman, or a decorated Hindu cow?
  • opalescent/iridescent/metallic
  • imagined voyages, magical adventures in any realm, or steampunk grandiosity
  • delightful absurdity/nonsense
  • chakras, meditation, yoga postures, herbalism, that kind of thing
  • weather
  • what other grumpy animals would be Grumpy Cat's friends?
  • a wonderful quotation in wonderful penmanship
  • aesthetics of India, SE Asia, or Morocco
  • happy dogs riding in cars/trucks, head sticking out the window in the breeze
  • Mayan art, mythology, or cosmology; Mexican kitsch; anything Latin American
  • saucy, succulent wild women of the past, present, or imagination
  • the creative process
  • pit bull or staffordshire terrier (positive portrayal)
  • any kind of flat/wrinkly/squishy-faced dog
  • portrait of the most "imperfect", "ugly" animal to ever win your heart (those of us who love rescue animals know the irrelevance of these terms!  Smiley)
  • just about any animal, fish, bird, or insect, either realistic or well-dressed and dignified.
  • naughty librarian, or other book/librar* fun
  • rear-view of an animal (its facing away)
  • an archetype that speaks to you
  • Devise an ATC while listening to "Uptown Funk"; I'm curious what it would be!
  • Gustav Klimt-inspired
  • something/someone relatively obscure from post-reboot Doctor Who (meaning, I'm not looking for exterior-TARDIS, Daleks, bowties, catch-phrases, or photos of characters)
  • a quirky "roadside attraction" in your area
  • toys, games, theme parks or playgrounds of yesteryear
  • real pressed plants or plant material incorporated into the card
  • tea
  • mental health
  • illustration or ode to your favorite art/craft supply
  • Frida Kahlo
  • one of the four elements, depicted as a living being/creature/spirit

Thanks!  Grin
12  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP -- JANUARY 2016 (Sign-ups open, claiming starts 1/1/16) on: January 07, 2016 04:05:26 PM
I will claim artsycandice for a bird card.

This is my first claim for the month.

I am Heather in Central California. Please no hatefulness, horror/gore, or using others' images without some amount of original application and creative interpretation (beyond scrapbook embellishments. Creative collage is great). Bonus points for stretching and experimentation beyond your artistic comfort zone, even if the resulting card isnt what you were hoping to achieve!

My list of significant length:
  • queer/lgbt-friendly/-affirmative
  • an altered playing card - with number and suit visible on the card - with female nudity created by women--celebrating the female form in all its shapes, colors and sizes, as something more than a commodity for men's viewing pleasure (as nudie playing cards have always been). Explore your own issues re nudity and the body, and bring them into your art as much or as little as you want to.
  • world religions, spirituality...Maybe a mini prayer rug, a goddess, a talisman, or a decorated Hindu cow?
  • opalescent/iridescent/metallic
  • use an unusual, non-paper medium
  • imagined voyages, magical adventures in any realm, or steampunk grandiosity
  • delightful absurdity/nonsense
  • chakras, meditation, yoga postures, herbalism, that kind of thing
  • weather
  • what other grumpy animals would be Grumpy Cat's friends?
  • a wonderful quotation in wonderful penmanship
  • aesthetics of India, SE Asia, or Morocco
  • happy dogs riding in cars/trucks, head sticking out the window in the breeze
  • Mayan art, mythology, or cosmology; Mexican kitsch; anything Latin American
  • saucy, succulent wild women of the past, present, or imagination
  • the creative process
  • pit bull or staffordshire terrier (positive portrayal)
  • any kind of flat/wrinkly/squishy-faced dog
  • portrait of the most "imperfect", "ugly" animal to ever win your heart (those of us who love rescue animals know the irrelevance of these terms!  Smiley)
  • just about any animal, fish, bird, or insect, either realistic or well-dressed and dignified.
  • naughty librarian, or other book/librar* fun
  • rear-view of an animal (its facing away)
  • an archetype that speaks to you
  • Devise an ATC while listening to "Uptown Funk", and show me the results!
  • interactive, moving or pop-up elements
  • Gustav Klimt-inspired
  • something/someone relatively obscure from post-reboot Doctor Who (meaning, I'm not looking for exterior-TARDIS, Daleks, catch-phrases, or photos/printouts of characters)
  • a quirky "roadside attraction" in your area
  • toys, games, theme parks or playgrounds of yesteryear
  • real pressed plants or plant material incorporated into the card
  • tea
  • mental health
  • illustration or ode to your favorite art/craft supply
  • Frida Kahlo
  • one of the four elements, depicted as a living being/creature/spirit

Thanks!  Grin
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: 2016 Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread on: January 05, 2016 02:06:37 PM
I have a little window of time this month before things get heeeectic...so I'm joining! I'll only make claims this week; in 3 weeks I leave town for a 4-month internship and it could cause snags in communication and photo-posting beyond that time. Just a heads-up!  Smiley
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: January 04, 2016 12:45:52 PM
Those are beautiful!
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: January 01, 2016 01:23:11 PM
So cute!

I'll join in today's crafting! I (think I) finally finished a mixed-media ATC that's been vexing me since 2008! It started as an unsatisfying zentangle, then I turned it into a tiny weaving loom, then attached some beaded crochet as a frame, then wove up some scraps of thread and handspun yarn. All that I did today was finish the weaving, for the record.  Smiley

Quick photo of poor quality:


Also, regarding Doctor Who ATC-along, I am working on a spreadsheet of episodes with notes to jog memory and ideas of how to turn them into ATCs. Then there's another column for non-ATC craft ideas that come from an episode. When the spreadsheet is more complete I'm happy to share it.
I've found this collection of episode transcripts on an unofficial website helpful; click on "episodes" links in the left-side column: http://www.chakoteya.net/doctorwho/

Now back to art-and-craft...
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: December 31, 2015 12:17:55 PM
Thanks for getting this going again, alwaysinmyroom! I was trying to craft less in 2014-15 but in the process I've accumulated plenty of "Soon..." projects, and I'll at least work on some of them in 2016. Happy New Year, everyone!

COMPLETED
1. Mixed-media woven ATC
2. Photo mixed-media ATCs
3. Textured alphabet ATCs
4. Rework Potluck handspun skein
5. Fire-starters with sawdust, dryer lint, TP rolls, old candle wax, egg cartons, etc.
6. Conference poster in Canva
7. Taught a workshop on making recycled notebooks for Yosemite Earth Day
8. Yo-dawg birthday cake for J
9. Learn basic bead-weaving
10. Learn basic basket-weaving
11. Several recycled Yosemite notebooks

WIPS
  • Finish spinning Potluck roving
  • Princess Ladybug hoop for R
  • Klimt needlepoint
  • Winter hat
  • Yosemite altered journal
  • Altered books: Edge of the Sea, Into the Unknown, S Africa, Ancient Greece
  • Various scrap journals
  • Panel dress
  • creative process/healing book
  • Teesha Moore ATC binder cover
  • Teesha Moore patch scrapbook covers (or other project for all my patches)
  • "Angel from Montgomery" mixed media book
  • Catalog of SoulCollage cards - like a personal tarot book
  • Various SoulCollage cards
  • "Girly" book
  • needle-felted lizard
  • Abandoned art - distribute prayer flags
  • ATCs: "Throw It All Away", mixed-up memories
  • An ATC for every Doctor Who episode (at least one season, to start  Smiley)
  • Complete 2012-16 journal
  • Yarn basket


TO BEGIN
  • Knit or crochet large item with above-referenced handspun yarn
  • Playmat
  • Knit handspun Yosemite ornament, incorporate natural elements
  • Print out miniature deck of SoulCollage cards
  • Borax bouncy ball
  • Shrink-plastic photo gamepieces
  • Guestbook for S and R's cabin
  • Crochet calorimetries: Hot pink for J, yellow for S, one for me
  • Learn more watercolor techniques
  • One pair of loom-knit socks
  • Christmas and/or birthday gifts (probably food)
  • Wine cork bulletin board
  • tablecloth/slipcover fort
  • Gelatin printing
  • Cauliflower pizza crust
  • Homemade mozzarella
  • Homemade coconut milk
  • Layer cake
  • Flourless chocolate cake
  • flubber, galaxy dough, etc
  • small needle-felted animal
  • Library/archives themed project
  • Use up old photo discards in other projects
  • Make all-natural deodorant
  • Herbal salve, essential oil, syrup, etc.
  • Host a swap near the end of the year
  • notecards
  • Find a crafty way to apply Info Visualization
  • Make things for dogs
  • Attend monthly SoulCollage circle every month I am in town
  • Attend at least one Art for Healing workshop
  • Senior rescue dogs cross-stitch: devise, chart, and create
  • Set of 7 chakra ATCs
  • make something with ocean-blue handspun yarn
  • crochet item with peas-and-carrots handspun yarns
  • Baktus-esque garter-stitch scarf on knitting loom. Or slouch hat?
  • XXL Yosemite t-shirt recon
  • "Slow the **** down" hoop for V
  • frowny gift for M
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Silly Santa White Elephant Swap on: December 01, 2015 05:42:02 PM
Hi all,

I was hoping to get a few more people interested by today (assuming the total number of swappers would double from that), so I will hold off and try again next year.  Smiley
18  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Silly Santa White Elephant Swap on: November 29, 2015 12:37:55 PM
How's this: Sign-ups, crafting, and photo-posting in the swap thread (good, clear photo required due to the nature of this swap) December 1-26th. Sign-ups welcome up to the last minute, as long as the crafting and photo-posting are done by then, too.

"Exchange"/stealing takes place December 27-28 across all time zones (about 36 hours max), and you'll have five chances to snarf up the craft of your dreams.

Send-out date of January 4th.

IF, at the end of the swap, you end up with your own item: You will have the choice of either a) one final selection after everyone else, or b) keeping your item, not having to mail anything, and having the swap removed from your profile altogether. (I'll have to double-check with the swap mods about that.)

I need to see if a few more people are interested before moving forward with the swap.
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Silly Santa White Elephant Swap on: November 26, 2015 08:25:55 PM
Is this going to be like the last round, where international crafters got shafted?

Noooo!  Smiley International is fine, but those outside of the western hemisphere might feel shafted if they're the only ones online for hours on end during the stealing. That could be to their advantage, however...[evil laugh]

Mermaidcafe - Items would need to be completed around 2.5 weeks from now; participants are also welcome to offer something they already have finished, or a fantastic supply package. Sign-ups would stay open up until a couple days before the stealing period, so there would be as much crafting time as possible. We could push it out a bit further and do the stealing a couple days after Christmas, too. International packages could take ages to arrive, so I don't think a pre-Christmas mailing date would be worth the rush/stress/crowds.

I also considered running the Secret Santa Swap again -- it's a lot of fun, but I think it's too late to get that rolling this year. Smiley
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Silly Santa White Elephant Swap on: November 25, 2015 07:15:34 PM
Hi! Im considering bringing back the White Elephant/Silly Santa Swap for the holidays. Here is the link to the original round: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207579.0

It runs similar to the raffle swaps, where finished items are offered up-front...Except once the items are assigned to each person, we steal them from each other, back and forth, and it goes around and around for a set period of time. The actual mailing doesnt happen until the very end.

In the previous swap we swapped highly desirable handcrafted goods, but for fun we could make silly or tacky (but well-made!) items instead, like a standard White Elephant swap.  Smiley I'm open to whatever people want to do. This does not require holiday-specific crafting, and I'm thinking minimum 2 smalls OR 1 medium (crafted, or a valuable art/craft supply, if participants agree to it).

It's a swap that runs best with 10+ participants. Let me know if you're interested!
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