View Full Version : Cave Art Swap--Due April 15

03-01-2008, 12:27 PM
Swap Due Date: April 15
Signup/Withdraw Date: April 1
Number of Cards: 3:3
Number of Participants: 12 (this is my first swap)

The Swap is Full!

Is anyone else out there inspired by cave painting? I love the simplicity of designs and the depth of meaning they can portray. So send in your cards (all mediums welcome) inspired by the work of these ancient artists! You can find numerous examples online (or in books) simply by searching “cave art” or “cave painting.” I am leaving the interpretation of the art entirely up to you, but of course send in the quality of work you would like to receive in return.

On the back of your cards, please include the following: your real name and user name, date, swap, title of card, and origin of card. Please put your cards in card protectors.

US participants please enclose SASE, international please enclose a self-addressed envelope (I’ll cover your postage). PM me for my address when your cards are ready.

This is my first swap, so is limited to 12 participants.

1. rocketwoman RECEIVED received returns
2. j4mi3 RECEIVED received returns
3. eepy RECEIVED received returns
4. maxie23 RECEIVED received returns
5. dmnh RECEIVED received returns
6. Dooda RECEIVED received returns
7. Wudwooda RECEIVED received returns
8. Vicki Z RECEIVED received returns
9. Bluehills RECEIVED
10. kat RECEIVED received returns
11. susietex RECEIVED
12. Polar Art RECEIVED received returns
And, of course, me!

03-01-2008, 02:02 PM
let me be the first to sign up. i'd love to do this!

03-01-2008, 03:23 PM
Welcome, rocketwoman and j4mi3! Thanks for joining.

03-01-2008, 11:49 PM
Love this theme... can I play please?

03-02-2008, 05:09 AM
I can do this, include me please.

03-02-2008, 09:16 AM
I would like to participate in this swap, please!

03-02-2008, 01:01 PM
Sign me up please! I have been in love with cave art since I discovered it in the 6th grade. I even did a collage paper on them and turned in about 15 original paintings to illustrate it. My prof tried to keep the paintings, but I made him give them back!


03-02-2008, 01:44 PM
lol...lurking here. Great swap idea. Don't sign me up yet!

03-02-2008, 05:04 PM
Cave art, eh? Sign me up, Lavender Lizard! ;)

Vicki Z
03-03-2008, 08:56 AM
Me, too, please

03-03-2008, 10:22 AM
Welcome to the swap, eepy, maxie23, dmnh, Dooda, Wudwooda, and Vicki Z! Let me know when you need my address to mail in, and thanks for being interested.

03-03-2008, 04:49 PM
I love this idea. May I sign up? Thanks! --bluehills (Anne)

03-03-2008, 05:29 PM
Welcome, bluehills! Glad to have you.

03-04-2008, 08:54 PM
I have gotten started on my cards! I am using a bleach pen on denim technique to "paint" my designs, then embellishing with fabric markers and embroidery. I know it is bad to breathe, but I am getting quite addicted to that bleach pen...

03-06-2008, 11:05 PM
Vicki Z joined, yay! Nice to see such a great group of people on this one!!

LavenderLizard: I think you'll be okay as long as you don't start visioning your creations moving, lol. Then you'll be in trouble!!

03-07-2008, 08:56 AM
Sign me up.

03-07-2008, 11:03 AM
Welcome to the swap, kat!

03-09-2008, 01:18 AM
Wow, only two left! Not bad!!

03-11-2008, 10:45 PM
I can't wait to see what we all come up with! I already started working on them!

03-13-2008, 09:55 AM
I received Kat's beautiful cards yesterday! The first set has officially arrived...

03-13-2008, 10:56 AM
Oooo, I shouldn't but I will!! Can I join please, what a brilliant subject.

03-13-2008, 12:07 PM
I know that sentiment well!

Welcome to the swap, susietex!

03-16-2008, 10:04 PM
I moved this to Active Swaps since you're full! :)

03-17-2008, 10:14 AM
Welcome to the swap, Polar Art! And thanks for the move to Active, Merricat!

03-17-2008, 10:18 AM
I received excellent cards from dmnh on Saturday. Thanks so much for the extra card!

03-21-2008, 01:13 AM
lavenderlizard - thanks for hosting this swap, it was fun. my cards are made and ready to go, i'll be mailing them over the weekend. there is an extra card with them, for you to keep as a thank you.

03-21-2008, 07:04 AM
Finished my cards, can you PM me your address please.

Vicki Z
03-21-2008, 08:10 AM
My cards went postal yesterday. Please let me know when they arrive.

03-21-2008, 10:23 AM
I will be eagerly awaiting them! Hosting my first swap, and I'm already addicted. I get to see everyone's cards in person...

Vicki Z
03-21-2008, 10:38 AM
One of the advantages of being host is getting to enjoy all the GREAT Art!!
The DISADVANTAGE is having to mail them off to others. But that's part of this FUN job.

03-23-2008, 12:44 PM
My cards were posted out on Friday, but with the holidays I'm not sure how long they will take, hopefully not too long.

03-23-2008, 07:10 PM
You're mailing nicely before the deadline, so I'd expect them to make it in time...I look forward to seeing your cards!

03-28-2008, 07:15 PM
Received great photographic cards from Vicki Z. Thanks for the poodle portrait--it's quite cool!

03-31-2008, 11:37 AM
Just to remind everyone, tomorrow is the last day to withdraw from the swap, and cards are due in just over two weeks!

I received susietex's very cool cards Saturday--thanks so much for the extra card! Great embroidery.

03-31-2008, 04:30 PM
Thanks LavenderLizard, glad they made it.

04-02-2008, 12:24 PM
I received great cards from rocketwoman yesterday. Thank you for the extra card!

I received great cards from Wudwooda today as well. Thanks so much for the extra card, stamps, and other goodies! I'll have such fun with them...

We are collecting a nice mix of styles and interpretations in this swap. I am impressed by all the cards I have seen so far!

04-04-2008, 05:37 PM
Is there anyone on line now that has Sarah's address... I thought I had it but don't seem to. I want to get my cards in the mail before 4pm otherwise they won't go anywhere until Monday. Our Canadian post office doesn't pick up after 4pm on Fridays.

Mail to the US is slower than it used to be and I'd like these to be on time.


04-04-2008, 05:40 PM
I have PMed my address to eepy! If anyone else does not have it yet, just PM me when you are ready to mail and I will give it to you.

Thanks everyone!

04-08-2008, 11:53 AM
Just a reminder to participants, the cards for this swap are due in less than a week! I have heard from almost everyone that they are in the mail, so I look forward to admiring the creations!

04-08-2008, 01:23 PM
Thanks so much! I will swap them out and send them back as soon as I get everyone's cards. I have been thrilled with the cards sent in so far, so I hope you are all pleased with them as well.

04-08-2008, 10:03 PM
I mailed my cards off today. I look forward for my set.


04-09-2008, 12:11 PM
Thanks so much! I'll be on the lookout.

04-10-2008, 12:13 PM
I received bluehills' cool cards yesterday--thanks for the extra card, and for the materials trade as well!

04-12-2008, 08:50 AM
I received Dooda's beautiful cards yesterday--thanks for the extra ephemera! I'll love using it.

04-15-2008, 08:38 PM
I received lovely cards from j4mi3 today--thanks so much for the extras!

I am still waiting for several people's cards, but everyone has already mailed them, so unless there are objections, I would like to give the others a little more time to arrive, at least through this weekend. I'll let you know as they get here! Hopefully they won't be delayed too long.

04-17-2008, 08:09 PM
Still not there? They were mailed on the 4th... I'm going to have start allowing two weeks for mail to the US, which seems crzy. The last thing I sent was to Scotland and it got there in four days!

Maybe tomorrow...

04-18-2008, 01:28 PM
I received Polar Art's great cards--thanks for the extra, and the poster. I love them.

I also received maxie23's cool cards yesterday--thank you for the extra card!

If you guys don't mind, I would like to give eepy's cards a couple more days to get here. If anyone really doesn't want to wait, let me know and I will switch some out for you and get them in the mail.

Vicki Z
04-18-2008, 01:39 PM
Personally, I don't mind waiting for my cards (although I am curious to see what I get in my returns. Those cards that have been posted are GREAT)

Cave Art is ANCIENT. Another week to get my cards just means my cards will be
"real", "old", cave art when they arrive.

04-18-2008, 04:39 PM
Thanks for waiting... I've never lost anything yet, so surely they will be there on Monday.

04-21-2008, 09:11 AM
I went ahead and switched out the cards yesterday but did not seal any envelopes, so if eepy's cards make it today, I will switch them into the mix. If not, I also made cards for the swap, and I will still switch her cards when they arrive with the three I saved for myself, so eepy, you will still get returns! We'll see what comes in today's mail...

Either way, I plan to mail out tomorrow, so keep your eyes open!

04-22-2008, 11:17 AM
Dang, this is the first time the post office has let me down. Sometimes they've been realllly late but stuff has always arrived.

I scanned my cards before I mailed them and am going to try putting them here.
Tried to make the background look the actual cave walls.

Vicki Z
04-22-2008, 12:13 PM
Those are great cards, eepy. I hope they arrive in time to swap out.

04-22-2008, 01:46 PM
Those are beautiful cards, eepy! They did not arrive yet, but I have saved the three cards I swapped for mine, so when they do arrive, you will get returns anyway, no fear!

I went ahead and sent out everyone's cards today, so be on the lookout. When they arrive, remember to give iTrader points and rep points--everyone likes to know where their cards find a home!

Thanks for a great first swap, everyone! I've had a ball.

Vicki Z
04-26-2008, 11:42 AM
My returns arrived yesterday. Awesome cards. Timely returns. GREAT theme.
I left itrade and rep points already.
You were a wonderful hostess, Sarah!! Thanks for letting me play.

04-26-2008, 12:11 PM
Thanks so much to everyone who participated in this swap! I've had such a great time organizing it, and I am glad that you've liked your returns (at least everyone I've heard from so far!). I thought everyone did great work, and there was some nice variety in the interpretations of the art.

Just so you know, eepy, still no sign of your creations. Hopefully they will arrive, and won't be lost in Post Office limbo!

04-26-2008, 03:00 PM
I'm very disappointed. Trying to decide if I want to do some more cards...

04-28-2008, 06:16 PM
I know! It makes mail art an expensive hobby. But have you seen this new issue?
It's gorgeous.


05-04-2008, 07:18 PM
hey everyone, just wanted to say thanks to lavenderlizard for hosting such a fun swap. big thanks go out to the great cards i got, lavenderlizard for her thanks card, susietex for the horse card, wudwooda for the jungle art card and bluehills for the spanish cave paintings card. Thanks everyone.

05-05-2008, 01:22 PM
I'm so glad that everyone has been pleased with returns. It was a beautiful bunch of cards, and I have started my next swap--a Multi-Tasking ATC swap (cards that can be used for other things as well, like prayer flags or purses or pamphlets, etc). Thanks to everyone for making my first swap so wonderful!

05-05-2008, 07:10 PM
Guess what just showed up in my mail box!

The enveloped is stamped "UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED" ???? I don't understand that because I cut & paste the address from the PM you sent me on April 4th, then printed it in large typeface on a largish label which is still well stuck on the envelope.

So I now have three cave art cards.... I'll send you one, Sarah, if you'll confirm your address.

Anyone else want one?


Vicki Z
05-06-2008, 07:13 AM
Man, what a bummer. Don't ya just LOVE the post office??? LOL
I would love one of your cave art cards. I will trade for it. I will send you a pm.

05-06-2008, 01:38 PM
I'll definitely confirm my address, eepy. I want to send you a card or two anyway. That's definitely too bad! I've been here six months, and this is the second time a correctly addressed envelope has been returned. I'll PM you.

05-06-2008, 02:45 PM
Thanks Sarah, and everyone... my three cards going out to different people today or tomorrow. So it has been a great swap after all!