View Full Version : Dark Art, The Raven Swap - Due April 24th

02-21-2008, 06:39 PM
Due Date: April 24
Sign Up/Withdraw By : March 20
# Participants: 25
# Cards: 3 for 3
Any DARK ART in ATC form

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore. (from The Raven, Edgar Allen Poe)

Dark Art. Lost Lenore? Dying embers? Goth? Blackness and bleakness? This swap is a three for three swap of DARK ART ATCs, HAND DRAWN, HAND PAINTED/COLORED, HAND INKED. Done by hand. You may embellish, if you must, but keep the embellishments light and flattish. Please no porn!

Last date to sign up: March 20
Art in my hands by: April 24, I usually have a very brief grace period for procrastinators because there always are some! I'll mail by April 30 as U.S. postage is going up in May.

Limited to 25 artists. U.S. artists please enclose one 41 cent postage stamp. Artist who are outside the U.S. are my guests. Please include your real name and user name and any other information you would like on the back of your art.

I will PM my name and address. Please send yours in return. Have fun!

1. Artformysanity, Florida, RECEIVED!!!
2. Whitemoth, Indiana, withdrawn
3. Chronata, Wisconsin, RECEIVED
4. Wudwooda, mystery land, RECEIVED
5. Wigbag, Washington state, RECEIVED
6. Marlien, The Netherlands
7. Meow2000, Texas
8. Dragoness, Alberta Canada, RECEIVED
9. Natasha, Australia RECEIVED
10. Sheepies, Connecticutt
11. egod, Arkansas, RECEIVED
12. Artzylady, Massachusetts, WITHDRAWN
13. redplantlady, Lincolnshire, U.K.
14. PoodlePup, the Oz pound, RECEIVED
15. Maxie23, Canada, RECEIVED
16. Els, Washington state, RECEIVED
...and me, Pamitha, Washington state, RECEIVED

02-21-2008, 07:39 PM
Oooooooo, I like it. I'd love to join.

02-22-2008, 10:36 AM
would this be for raven images only...or any dark art image?

02-22-2008, 01:03 PM
Any dark art images. Please sign on!!!

02-22-2008, 01:43 PM
You got it!

I would love to join

I really like what you made for the swap!.....of course I am leaning towards "Lenore"cards...but we'll see

02-23-2008, 12:22 AM
Let's just have fun exploring the things we can do with Dark Art. Lenore is welcome and so is Syd, the Raven and anyone else that tickles your leather!!!!

02-23-2008, 12:25 AM
Me please!

I am just moving out of my Dark phase for the season...but I know there is more in me!

(I'm in Wisconsin...)

02-23-2008, 01:30 AM
Hello Robyn! You are always welcome!

02-23-2008, 02:08 PM
I would love to add this to my list of lovely swaps! Sign me up!!

02-23-2008, 04:54 PM
That's enough Dark Art from me. Artists, please be sure to Go Advanced with this message bar and use the paperclip to attach your own dark art to this thread. We'd love to see what you are doing!

02-23-2008, 09:07 PM
Can I join? Is the use of "thread" okay as an embellishment to my drawings? Just making sure. Thanks!

02-24-2008, 01:55 AM
Sure, Wigbag, you may use thread, if you want. You are welcome here!

02-24-2008, 09:52 AM
can I join plzzzzzzzzz?

02-24-2008, 11:21 AM
looks like fun I'll like to join in please

02-24-2008, 11:26 PM
Can a bit of stamping be used in this swap?

02-26-2008, 11:07 PM
Here are the one's i did :jiggy:

The lady one i'm not sure yet if i will send that one i'm sure if like her lol

02-28-2008, 01:02 AM
Here is other Lady i will send in place of first one i showed.My cards will go out tomorrow ;)

02-28-2008, 01:52 AM
I am so proud of you! That last one is really creepy! Good going!

02-28-2008, 06:08 PM
I just received such wonderful crows and ravens in another swap that I need to join this one too.

02-29-2008, 04:23 AM
I'm still thinking what to do. I love my crows and ravens too :)

03-03-2008, 10:44 PM
Meow2000's Dark Art arrived today. Oooooh, it is good. You'll enjoy it! Can't wait to see what the rest of you do!

03-04-2008, 06:21 PM
May I play please?

03-08-2008, 02:44 AM
ArtzyLady, You've been added to the roster. Please PM me with your name and address. Thanks.

03-08-2008, 01:40 PM
Can I join in this one please? Love the subject, love the handmade.
I'm in the UK....

03-10-2008, 11:55 AM
Redplantlady, you are welcome here!

People, I am off to Oregon for a few days to see my grandkids. Do not panic if I do not respond. I'll be back.....

03-16-2008, 08:11 PM
Will play if included.

03-17-2008, 11:54 AM
I'm sorry but I have to withdraw from this swap. I've been in the hopsital the past few days and am now home for a 4-6 week bed-rest recovery period. I'm really not feeling up to making art at the moment so think it is best to withdraw! I hope you understand. THANKS!

03-18-2008, 03:11 AM
No problem, Artzy. We all wish you well and hope that your recovery is quick and painless. Perhaps we will see you in other swaps. Take care.

03-19-2008, 03:35 PM
Hi Pamitha, my cards went out in today's mail!:jiggy:

03-20-2008, 01:09 AM
:jiggy::jiggy::jiggy: I am sooooo excited!!!! I'll let you know when they arrive!

03-23-2008, 02:32 PM
I'm in...:cool:

03-23-2008, 02:59 PM
I just posted four possibles at my Flickr site. Please go look!

03-23-2008, 03:20 PM
Welcomes, Els!

Egod! Those are terrific! You rock!

03-27-2008, 10:36 PM
I felt terrible because I completely forgot I had signed up for this swap!

But more snow today put me in a foul dark mood...which in turn inspired me to create some darklings...
Here is a quartet of Vampire portraits...each one in a different style!

Now...I'm done with Dark! Bring on the Spring!!!! (please?)

03-29-2008, 10:26 PM
Oh, goodie! Darklings! And, yes, please...... bring on the sun!

03-31-2008, 05:34 PM
Robyn and Lorien, your wonderful Dark Art arrived today. Oooooooh..... it's dark! Wahahaaaa!

04-02-2008, 05:32 PM
Maxie23, Your wonderful dark ravens arrived today! Whoopee! Whomever gets one gets a real treat!

04-07-2008, 01:04 AM
Oh goodie! I can hardly wait to see those beauties in person! Wow. You really put your heart into this swap, Dragoness!

04-07-2008, 01:48 PM
Wigbag, your Dark Art arrived a few days back. I'm sorry I couldn't post about it earlier. My schedule has been hectic with lots of company at the house. Thanks for your patience!

04-07-2008, 06:42 PM
Very cool Dark Art arrived from PoodlePup in the Oz pound today. Hand carved, hand-torn, very artsy. Nice stuff, PoodlePup!

04-09-2008, 12:06 AM
Here's the last one, a trifold: Poe's Chamber. Please pm me your address. The color that appears to be almost pink in the chamber is really tan.

04-09-2008, 12:34 AM
Wow! I may have to grab that one for myself....that's the perk of being a host! Egod, that is one terrific work of FINE art!!!!!

04-09-2008, 12:42 AM
I'm so glad you like it. I had had it in mind for sometime, and tonight, I just did it! It's a little rough, but I kind of like it that way!

04-10-2008, 04:55 PM
All the work is wonderful. Mine are almost done. I hope they don't arrive late.

04-10-2008, 11:08 PM
I'm mailing mine in the morning!

04-11-2008, 09:14 PM
Listen, artists. I always allow a little bit of grace time to make sure all art is in. I'm glad to hear that more art is coming my way. I'll leave feedback as soon as it arrives. It will be fun to see all of the ATCs in person!

04-11-2008, 09:47 PM
Holy Cow egod! That is fabulous work!

04-12-2008, 03:23 PM
Holy cow and spotted horse, you're right. Egads, egod!!!!!

04-13-2008, 02:38 PM
Love the comment!

04-13-2008, 09:24 PM
Mine will be in the mail today.

I hope these are ok.

04-14-2008, 05:12 PM
Natasha, your art is superb! Wowser, you got in the spirit of this! I'll let you know when they arrive. (Personally, can't wait to see them up close and personal!)

04-14-2008, 06:29 PM
Thanks Pam. I didn't draw the skeletons though. I wish I did have that ability.

04-15-2008, 02:02 PM
I have absolutely splendid ATCs in my hands from egod and dragoness. My goodness, you artists put the bar VERY high. The ravens and the gargoyles are to die for!!!!! (Pardon my Dark Art alliteration!!!)

04-18-2008, 01:33 AM
Good. I'll let you know when your art arrives!

04-19-2008, 04:29 PM
Hiya, these are mine (extras for choice, thanks for hosting); going air mail on Monday , hope they are OK?:skeptical: only one has ravens!!

04-19-2008, 04:32 PM
Oops 2 missing???

04-19-2008, 04:35 PM
Have put images not thumbnails I think, so sorry,:embarrassed: Still learningthis site!

04-19-2008, 04:42 PM
Thank you for letting us see your excellent card--anyway you could show them!

04-21-2008, 12:06 PM
Oh, Redplantlady, your art speaks volumes! I'm hoping you enjoyed making it as much as we enjoyed viewing it. Wow! Nice works!

04-21-2008, 12:14 PM
oh wow! Those are all really cool, Redplantlady!
I especially love the first three!

I am so excited to see all the wonderful art for this one!
These are gonna be some awesome returns!

04-21-2008, 07:25 PM
Chronata! It will be coming soon to a neighborhood near you!

04-23-2008, 03:14 PM
Love all the work, so interesting to see what different people do with the same subject! And thanks for the response to my cards! Hope they've got there!:D

04-24-2008, 08:23 PM
Wudawooda, your art came in the mail today. Everything about you is a mystery, isn't it? Thanks for the extras.

Time is ticking by. If you haven't sent your art, please do so SOOON!

04-25-2008, 03:46 PM
I'm sure you don't mind if we wait a few days for Redplantlady's art to arrive from across the water. There are a few others out, too. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

04-25-2008, 04:11 PM
I don't mind waiting for the other participants' art to come in - the larger the swap pool the more diverse the returns will be. I'm all for that.:jiggy:

04-27-2008, 09:09 AM
Apologies to all of you and thanks for the patience! :embarrassed:

04-30-2008, 03:38 PM
Hello Dark Artists! I am mailing out all the art that has come my way today, April 30. You will love your swaps. Everyone rocked in doing dark things!

04-30-2008, 04:31 PM
cool can't wait to see them :wub:

05-03-2008, 12:50 PM
The Dark has arrived!
And it was filled with such awesome goodies!

Thank you Pamitha for dipping into the dark dregs of Poe and for hosting such an awesome swap!

and thank you for the whimsically ghoulish Lenore!

also thanks to Dragoness for the darkly delightful Tower Gargoyle! I love all your gargoyles and am so happy I got one of yours!

and thanks to egod for If Poe Had Opened the Chamber Door Really hard...
OMG! I adore this card!!! I was so excited to see it in my returns!

05-03-2008, 09:51 PM
I got my cards to day there great thank you. To the host great swap, thank you to Art4mysanity,Wigbag and Poodle Pup for there great cards :wubclub:

05-04-2008, 06:50 PM
I received my awesome dark cards - thank you Egod (Midnight Mission), Wudwooda (Nevermore) and Poodle Pup (Crow Time). I'm leaving reps for you all today!

05-04-2008, 10:46 PM
I received my beautifully done cards yesterday from Chronata (Spider Queen), meow2000 (Shadow Witch), and Dragoness (Gothic Gargoyle)! Thank you again for hosting, Pamitha and for your encouragement of hand drawn, painted, etc., original art work. Outstanding swap!

05-11-2008, 12:04 PM
A quick thanks to the receivers of my cards--100 per cent reporting. That means a lot to me. I really like to know where they go!

05-11-2008, 07:19 PM
Sheepies' Dark Art, which is totally, totally dark and coooool, arrived Friday. Since this swap was over some time back, I will see if I can find some Dark Art to share. It is so nice that she followed through. I wish I had this talent!!!!

05-13-2008, 05:51 PM
I have recieving my wonderful cards from Mireya ~Sitting on a Coffin, Maxie23 ~When the Ravens Came, and redplantlady. I love them all.