Swap name: Art Dolls 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 05/26/13 - 06/06/13
Date to send item by: 07/07/13
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?
Additional Age requirement? No, Craftster rules.
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES
Details of swap:
We will swap 1 doll with one partner - made mostly with fabric. You can certainly add other items - buttons, charms, whatever but the main body will be made from fabric. You will list several themes for your partner to work around but you also understand that not everyone will be knowledgeable about your particular favorites. So you can say "Nature" as one of your themes but "Babylon 5" might be too scary/difficult for someone who doesn't share your love of those characters.
We are calling this an "art doll" swap - what does that mean exactly? Well, it means different things to different folks. I don't want to put my particular definition here but let's agree that the dolls will be 6" to 12" tall, made mainly from fabric and will represent one or more of the themes your partner lists. Here is Wikipedia's definition:
"Art dolls are dolls created by artists and intended as expressive and unique art objects rather than children's toys. Art dolls made by professional artists may be considered fine art. Made using a wide variety of styles and media, some are abstract or tribal, while others are incredibly realistic. They range from dolls with pre-manufactured parts to being wholly fabricated by the artist or sculptor. The term "art dolls" usually refers to human-like dolls, but not always. Art dolls can depict animals, mythical creatures, or abstract beings."
The best way to express your desires for making and receiving is through communication. Please chat with your partner so she knows what you want. Again, no guarantee that each of us has the same skills or sewing proficiency to make exactly what you think you want. I'll include lots of questions to help partners get to know what each other wants.
The other component for a great swap , in my opinion, is to have fun, try something new and don't overextend yourself. Choose a project that you want to make - not something that is too hard for you to achieve.
I do hope to host more art doll swaps - dolls made from different media - clay, paper mache, found objects - so if fabric isn't your thing, then wait around for the next round. Or feel free to start your own!
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: Smmarrt
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Art Dolls 2
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
List 5 - 10 themes that you like:
List your favorite colors:
Any least favorite colors?
Anything special you want your partner to include/exclude? (fur, feathers?)
Any allergies that pertain to this swap?
Any allergens in your house? (pets/smoke/other):
Human, animal or other creature?
Include your wists or Pinterest for more edification:
Please add anything else you want your partner or me to know.
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide
to find other rules about participating in a swap.