View Full Version : FRIDA by the GREATS Swap Due May 5th

02-21-2008, 10:48 AM
Swap Due Date - 5 May 2008
Signup/withdraw date - 15 April 2008
Number of Cards - 3/3 6/6
Number of participants - 25 USA 5 Internationial


This swap is for ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN PENCIL COLORED OR PAINTED ON GOOD QUALITY CARD STOCK, BRISTOL BOARD, WATERCOLOR PAPER, ETC. Please do not slap something on paper and send it in. If you wouldn't want your own card in return please do not send it in.

You must have gathered at least 15 iTrader points and have examples of your work in your gallery. If you are not a portrait artist or just beginning this swap might not be one to consider at this time.

I love Frida as so many of you do. This swap is painting Frida the way other great artists might have painted her. It should not be so simplistic or abstract that you can't tell it is her. Frida must appear strong in each piece.

Some artist you might consider are:
Mark Ryden, Kees van Dongen, Nick Bantoc, Picasso, Dali, Botero, Goya, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Degas, Koenig, Raphael, Warhol, Magritte, Japanese style, Toulouse Lautrec, Edvard Munch, Amedeo Modigliani, Gauguin, El Greco, please do not limit yourself to these few artist.

The swap will not be held up for late cards.

Please only 5 International players for this swap. I will take care of return postage for International players. But please have all the information on your return envelope. An extra card would be appreciated but not necessary to join.

On the back or your cards please note:
1 The artist that "painted" Frida
2 Your user name
3 Your Real Name
4 The swap name and date

The envelope you send and your Return Envelope should display:
1 Return address/Address
2 Your Return Envelope should have the same postage as it took to send to me
3 Your User Id
4 Number of cards
5 Swap name

If I have forgotten anything let me know and I will correct and or update. I'm looking forward to this swap.

Red = Received

1 Dadaology
2 Seekingforart - Maryland
3 Liverson - NY
4 WME133 - MA
5 Andreananda - TX
6 Slibee - OR
7 Bluellen - MA
8 cairnlae - SC


02-21-2008, 10:52 AM
Hi Annette! Please update the swap info in the top of your thread. Thanks!

02-21-2008, 11:40 PM
Id love to join... How about Klimt....Yeh!!! Can I join.. Dont remember what my itrader was but aparently your the one putting them in as we join. My profile my take a minute because im not at the right computer.:jiggy:

02-26-2008, 01:28 PM
Well...this is a great subject.....so lets give it another kick start!!
Sign me up!!!!

02-26-2008, 01:50 PM
POsting so I can subscribe...I'm still thinking about joining! Not yet tho! I;ve still got catching up to do!

02-26-2008, 01:57 PM
Come on Ellen.....Ya know you want to ;)

02-26-2008, 03:11 PM
Wanda considered yourself "joined"! :)
Ellen I'm waiting with great anticipation :jiggy:

03-07-2008, 04:24 PM
Well Im sending mine off... that was great fun and a great way to study a master. Let me see if I can send this with a image...Please send me your adress...thanks.

03-07-2008, 05:45 PM
Loved your card.

03-11-2008, 06:44 PM
My Fridas are in the gallery. I'll pop them in the mail this week.

03-11-2008, 10:34 PM
Okay...I just stumbled upon this and I can't resist!!! Next week is spring break and I my going to have extra art making time!! Can I play???

03-12-2008, 01:53 PM
Wanda your cards are amazing....love them

03-12-2008, 01:54 PM
you are most welcome.....thanks for stumbling in...

03-17-2008, 12:49 AM
I received Wanda's MOST amazing cards yesterday.....I love them - and I might add they are even more wonderful in person....the computer just doesn't give them justice. Thanks wanda for the extra one too!!!

03-17-2008, 11:37 AM
Gosh.... Don't make me blush..lol :cute:
Just glad they made it. Enjoy!

03-17-2008, 04:00 PM
I'd Love to Join!

03-17-2008, 04:35 PM
Welcome Slibee.....love your pug!

03-19-2008, 12:12 AM
I posted the ones I have made so far in my Flickr album.


03-19-2008, 01:07 AM
Very nice job Andreananda!

03-19-2008, 03:20 PM
Andreananda - what fun cards....

03-20-2008, 10:27 AM
If everyone has a flickr account I suggest we post our cards there as our ADMIN has suggested. I can't get to that account at work so I will have to upload my cards at home...(guess I should be doing that anyway huh?) Each time you move there are always a few "bugs" LOL

03-26-2008, 08:15 PM
Your cards arrived today....I must say they are so cool!! Great choice of artist...And thank you so much for the extra card....

03-27-2008, 09:30 AM
Yay!! I'm glad you like them! I had alot of fun making them. Thanks!

03-29-2008, 08:51 PM
I received Slibee's amazing cards today! Wow....and thanks so very much for the hostes card it is wonderful.....!!

04-03-2008, 09:50 AM
Liverson's amazing cards arrived today.....

04-07-2008, 04:05 PM
Is there still room to sign me up please? (finally?) Thank you!

04-08-2008, 02:06 AM
You are in - yeah!

04-11-2008, 02:18 PM
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Friday and have a safe and fun weekend. This Sat is our yearly Arts Festival here in Oklahoma City, my daughter and I are taking the twins on there first real outing....Should be fun. Then Sunday if the wind stays down I'll be burning trees again.


04-11-2008, 11:06 PM
Andreananda- I just love "why diego why?"...what a hoot...I have that munch painted on a beaded curtain leading into my office..its one of my favs...

I poked around into the galleries of all the artists involved in this swap and
I just have to be in this one!!!

I gotta get my hands on some of these cards..LOL!!!:jimlad:

04-12-2008, 12:36 AM
welcome aboard.....cairnlae

04-24-2008, 09:47 PM
just a little reminder...we have 9 mail days until the due date....

04-25-2008, 08:51 AM
I can't wait to see the returns!!

04-27-2008, 06:51 PM
Here are my cards (in my gallery)! They will be in tomorrows mail hopefully!


04-28-2008, 01:23 AM
They are great....thanks!!!

04-29-2008, 06:35 PM
My Fridas are finished and in the gallery....I mailed them with the Zetti DOTD cards...

04-30-2008, 05:03 PM
Okay, I don't qualify for this swap yet...but ATTENTION ALL FRIDA FANS:

If anyone finds themselves in Philly, there's a restaurant called Xochitl (pronounced "so-cheet"), where the owner (a Frida fan) is honoring her by featuring a 4-course meal based on dishes served at her wedding to Diego Rivera. If you live close to Philadelphia or are visiting soon, you might get a taste...they'll stop serving the meal when the Kahlo show at the Philly Museum of Art closes on May 18.

04-30-2008, 07:09 PM
Very neat nutty. You may want to post that in a seperate "lounge" thread for others to see. I know there are a number of folks here who live in and around Philly.

05-02-2008, 12:12 AM
Looked in your gallery and all of the cards at so cool. Can't wait to see them in person!!

Seekingforart your amazing cards arrived today....love all of them! Thank for the extra card!!!!!!!!!!!

05-02-2008, 01:45 PM
Just wanted to tell everyone Happy Friday....have a safe and fun weekend.

05-04-2008, 12:09 AM
Your cards arrived today and they are just wonderful.....thank you so much for the extra card. We are getting closer.....


05-04-2008, 12:27 PM
Can't wait for returns from this one. So many lovely pieces!

05-04-2008, 09:26 PM
I know...Have laid all the swaps out several times just to look at them alll...WOW it is so cool seeing so many great cards.

05-04-2008, 11:28 PM
Ok, mine are done and I will be sending them to you priority mail tomorrow, so please, I hope you can wait two days for mine to come in?!? Pretty please! I will post them in the gallery once they are sent.

Thank you thank you thank you!!! I had a blast doing them!

05-04-2008, 11:38 PM
I'm really jealous that I didn't play, but have LOVED seeing everyone's pieces in the gallery! WOOT!

05-05-2008, 12:03 AM
I'm really jealous that I didn't play, but have LOVED seeing everyone's pieces in the gallery! WOOT!

and I'm kinda irked that you didn't..and just as soon as I get the card(s) I swapped with you, I'm not gonna speak to you for 2 weeks because of it!!!!:wub:

05-05-2008, 03:07 PM
ha...good times...as my daughter would say....

I'm still pushing the zetti crow/real crow swap and the Fav artist PAT swap.....please consider these two....

05-09-2008, 02:16 AM
Well I have given iTrader pt to all but Andrea and Wanda, because I gave them pts in another swap and the system wouldn'g let me, and I'm sure Bluellen's cards will be here tomorrow and I will get them swapped out and in the mail Saturday. Thank each of you for supporting my swap and all the extra cards are just too cool. I love all of your work and hope to trade with you again soon. Please don't forget to give rep pts for your fellow artist, they will appreciate it. let us hear from you when you recieve your cards...again thanks for playing...I loved it. There is a lot of talent out there and these cards were amazing...

05-13-2008, 06:14 PM
Bluellen's cards still have not arrived. I would like to wait until the end of the week if no one minds. I will put the cards in the mail Sat one way or another. Everyone please pray they make it here. I saw her cards in the gallery, they are so neat don't want to miss out on them.
Thanks Annette

05-13-2008, 10:26 PM
I'm chill...:wubclub:

05-14-2008, 05:23 PM
Wed post has run and no cards....keep praying.

05-14-2008, 07:57 PM
I have no problem waiting either.

05-16-2008, 03:34 AM
Thursday - I'm sorry but still no cards. By sending them priority is there any tracking number you can track?

05-19-2008, 12:27 AM
Sadly Bluellen's cards didn't arrive so the cards were dropped in the mail Sunday. Bluellen I am so sorry that they didn't make it.

05-22-2008, 05:17 PM
I rec'd my wonderful cards thanks to liverson, adreananda and cairnlae, great work ladies. Thanks to DaDaology for hosting!

05-22-2008, 06:16 PM
I got my cards today too...thanks for letting me participate!

05-22-2008, 09:34 PM
I love all of my returns!! Thanks to Liverson, Slibee, Cairnlae, Wanda, SeekingforArt and DaDaology!

05-24-2008, 07:38 PM
I have my lovely Frida cards!
Thanks Dadaology....great fun swap!!!
I have Klimt by Iverson...Hundertwasser by Andreananda, and Botero by Seekingforart!
Off to leave reps!

05-27-2008, 11:50 PM
Glad everyone are receiving your cards and are pleased.

06-01-2008, 10:04 PM
oh poop...sheesh. I hope they arrive someday. I think these are my first lost in transit cards...and I even asked the people at the post office about the envelope and postage amount and what should I do...crap..I'm so sorry Annette.:(

PS thanks for waiting the extra days to no avail..I appreciate your and everyone in the swap's patience. sigh.

06-02-2008, 10:41 AM
I am sorry too! This is the first time someone's didn't make it for a swap. Mine got lost one time too.

If they ever do arrive I will let you know and get them back to you ASAP. They were great cards.