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06-09-2011, 01:54 PM
The original Watercolor Wizards PIF was begun by ingmarpema in conjunction with the Watercolor Wizards social group. The idea is to post and claim cards in this thread and discuss the materials, techniques, questions, etc., in the social group.

To Play:
1. Accept the offer of a card from the player before you, and post a picture of the card you are offering in the same post in which you claimed the card you wanted. Note: To make this easier, it is recommended that you add a few w/c cards for this purpose to your gallery, perhaps marking them as pending or not available. Also note: you are making a commitment to watch the thread and if your card isn't chosen in a week, to post another card.
2. PM the person whose card you have claimed, giving them your address, so they can get the card to you.
3. The next player will indicate that they will take your card and in turn will offer a card for the next player.
4. The process will continue by playing it forward with hand-painted, hand-drawn watercolors.
5. If your offer stays on the pif for 7 days with no one claiming it, you will be required to offer a different card or cards. Also note: you are making a commitment to watch the thread and, if your card isn't chosen by the seventh day after your post, to post another card ON OR BEFORE the seventh day. You must continue to post new cards (at least one new card each 7 days, if not sooner) until one of your cards is finally claimed. Note: if you fail to do so within 7 days, your iTrader may be affected.
6. It is HIGHLY recommended that you subscribe to the group so you don't miss out on great cards.
7. IMPORTANT: If you must offer a second card, do so in a NEW POST.

--- All cards must be mailed within two weeks of acceptance. If for some reason there is a delay, communication through pm is a must!
--- Itraders will be given between traders, please keep this in mind.
--- This is a international PIF, so be prepared to mail internationally. Protect cards by mailing in a plastic sleeve and a greeting card, cardstock, or cardboard.
--- Please send PM for address - don't post in the thread.
--- Note: this is not a chat thread. Feel free to give details about the card you post, but responding to others should be via PM, visitor message, rep, etc. Discussion of techniques, critique, etc., should take place within the Watercolour Wizards social group. A comment now and then is ok, but always link to the card up for grabs so it doesn't get lost.
--- You may not claim two cards in a row UNLESS three days have passed since you last played (either claimed a card or had one of your cards claimed).

Card Details:
---Any handpainted and handdrawn OR traced OR *lightly* rubberstamped water media is welcome, watercolor, gouache, acryllic used like watercolor, watercolor pencils, pen/ink, etc – please do your best work and post it to the thread. Post a card you would want to receive.
---You are encouraged to post large enough for viewers to see details, but please do not post so large that the entire card does not fit on the screen without side-to-side scrolling.
---Cards must be sturdy. Use a backing on your card unless you use illustration board or 140 lb watercolor paper.
---This is a watercolour workout, so work your skills! Do your best work, plan your card, use good technique, etc. Newbies are more than welcome - if you are worried, pm me (Jean) or post to the MEDIA: Watercolor Enthusiasts' Best Efforts social group for help, advice, critique, encouragement, etc. While cards needn't be created specifically for this thread, please offer ONLY your best work, not a quick watercolour practice or a card that didn't work well enough for a 1-1 trade or a swap. Emphasis is on working your skills, so post great cards that show what you can do!

06-09-2011, 01:59 PM
I offer a watercolour floral, Yellow Crockery. The edges of the painting are intentionally irregular, as I used torn tape to give a deckle effect. Note that at top left, there is a scanner flaw which is not on the card.

06-09-2011, 03:46 PM
I'd love your card Jean ... allow me to offer up this "Door County Bluff" for the next bidder.

06-11-2011, 12:20 PM
Me, please! I thought I missed my chance for ceejay's card...
Here's my offer:[

06-14-2011, 07:30 PM
BayBird, I collect bird ATC so your albatross is perfect and I offer my red tulip for adoption.


06-18-2011, 01:06 PM
Hi lafaver55,
I will take your tulips and submit the pirate for interested players.

06-20-2011, 11:54 AM
pshafe1 ... I would love to add your pirate to my collection.

Allow me to offer up this lovely orhcid.

06-27-2011, 08:30 AM
Well, in following with the rules of this swap ... it's been a week, with no takers, so allow me to replace my offering with this "Lazy River" card. Thanx

06-29-2011, 08:38 PM
I'll take "Lazy River" and offer my "Grab the Moment":

06-29-2011, 10:25 PM
I would love that Art101!
Here is mine:

06-30-2011, 11:46 AM
I'll take your daffodil and offer my summertime card, watercolour on vintage Kipling page mounted on repurposed wc paper: And yes, that would be watercolour paper, lol.

06-30-2011, 12:39 PM
I'd love it, Jean. You made me laugh with your abbreviation of watercolor paper. My mind immediately read "water closet" paper. I looked at your address - do they call bathrooms water closets in Canada? Then, repurposed water closet paper? How could you mount something on toilet paper? At least it was repurposed and not reused! Boy do I need a vacation!

Here is mine to offer: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4699/large/1_Ricotta_Cookies.jpg

07-07-2011, 05:48 PM
Too hot to think of baking cookies? Here's a scorcher from an Arizona canyon:

07-07-2011, 06:07 PM
Please, I'll take the Arizona canyon, and offer a gouache (my new watercolor method fascination), "Popping Flowers":

Juanita Rojas
07-07-2011, 06:48 PM
I'll take those poppers! HEre are some more flowers:

07-15-2011, 04:05 PM
Thread Admin:
A housekeeping question has arisen. Please visit watercolour wizards social group to discuss!
Thank you!

Juanita Rojas
07-21-2011, 11:03 AM
Jean, for the life of me, I can't find it!!!! Help!

Thread Admin:
A housekeeping question has arisen. Please visit watercolour wizards social group to discuss!
Thank you!

07-21-2011, 11:58 AM
http://atcsforall.com/forum/group.php?groupid=10 ;)

07-22-2011, 05:38 AM

08-14-2011, 08:10 PM
LaFaver55....I will take your card. I am offering this watercolor titled "Autumn"

08-15-2011, 07:51 AM
Kiddio55, I'll claim your Autumn card and offer my "Tropical Sea".

08-15-2011, 08:28 AM
Art101 ... I would like your "Tropica Sea"

Who would like this lovely orchid?

08-22-2011, 12:17 PM
Looks like I'll have to send my orchid to xstichers "too long in my gallery" swap.

It's been a week with no takers. Allow me to change my offering to this little "Door County Look-out".

08-23-2011, 07:48 PM
We'll since no one wanted my tree, I'll try a different card--this is a downed tree with large fungus from a photo I took of a tree on my farm :)

08-31-2011, 08:12 PM
debs I will take your fungus painting and I offer this sketch of a giraffe.

08-31-2011, 11:19 PM
Oh what a card Kiddio55! I claimed your last one here, so will hold off this time to give someone else a chance at one. But if nobody grabs it ..... fast ...... I'm going to! :)

Juanita Rojas
09-01-2011, 11:43 AM
Thank you, Art101!!!
Kiddio55, I'll take that beautiful giraffe! Here's one from me:

Ruby Opaltones
09-02-2011, 11:17 AM
Thank you, Art101!!!
Kiddio55, I'll take that beautiful giraffe! Here's one from me:

I'll take your Braque and I offer my Peach

09-20-2011, 11:50 PM
Ruby Opaltones...I will take your "Peach" I am offering a fall landscape titled "Autumn 2"

09-21-2011, 11:38 AM
Kiddio, I will take your "Autumn 2" card and offer "Sunset."

I'll try to get the image in here.

09-22-2011, 02:45 AM
Hi Jean, I'd like to claim your pretty card, and offer up Pink Rose. (This is a card I've reworked three times, so by now the back side is almost as colorful as the front. :laugh: )

09-28-2011, 04:20 AM
Just bumping this as my week is almost up before I need to switch out the card.

09-28-2011, 09:36 AM
Hey Art101...I will take your pretty flower. I am offering this mermaid titled "Pretty in Pink" This was an exercise in restraint as I am trying to achieve a softer watercolor touch with less ink. Not entirely successful...but I think she is a pretty little thing. I hope someone else will, too.

09-28-2011, 02:22 PM
Kaci ... I would love to add your beautiful tree to my collection.
Here's mine ... this is of the Hoan Bridge, here in Milwaukee
Okay ... how about this rock wall at Lake Michigan?

10-06-2011, 04:13 PM
bump I changed my offering

10-08-2011, 10:03 AM
Ceejay...I love your landscape. I will take that one and offer this little portrait entitled "Babies breath Redhead"

Juanita Rojas
10-08-2011, 10:59 AM
Wow - that's a beauty! I'll take it. Here's one from me:

10-14-2011, 05:22 PM
I will take your lovely pathway, Juanita.
And I offer this...

10-15-2011, 12:20 AM
Anna, I would like claim your card, for which I offer up this little bluebird for the taking.

10-15-2011, 02:18 PM
Thanks for following up, Ceejay, and a friendly reminder to everyone else that it's a good idea to have some cards ready to post or uploaded to your gallery so you can easily link to or post your card immediately when you accept an offer, which is the procedure in this thread. Thanks, all...and back to ceejay's pretty bluebird!

10-19-2011, 11:35 AM
Anna, I would like claim your card, for which I offer up this little bluebird for the taking.
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10-19-2011, 04:34 PM
I will take your bluebird, Ceejay...I have "Rainy Goth Goodbye" if anyone wants it.

10-20-2011, 03:57 PM
Kiddio55, I'll claim your wonderful Rainy Goth Goodbye, and offer Purple Bunch.

The colors of my ATC are nicer than the scan shows, the background is a very pale green with negative painted leaves.

[I have a new scanner (it is the exact same model as I had before), but now when I post to this PIF thread my card is tiny. Any hints on how to make it larger? I am saving the scan the same size as I did before, approx 400+ KB.]

10-21-2011, 10:41 AM
I would like to claim your purple bunch, Art101. :D

And I offer this...

11-05-2011, 08:02 AM
I'll take your beautiful trees. And I offer my Tropical Vacation.

11-05-2011, 08:39 AM

I would like your beautiful Tropical Vacation and I offer:

11-10-2011, 11:26 AM
Can you add your painting to your thread? or should I look elsewhere?

11-11-2011, 11:49 AM
i'll take it lafaver55, and offer "the old oak tree".....

11-11-2011, 02:00 PM
I'll take your tree lodiprincess.

My offer is for Harvest Time 4:


11-16-2011, 01:35 AM
Alternative offer (previous one still available), a sheep:


11-19-2011, 03:21 AM
I would love to adopt your sheep...

who would like mine

12-06-2011, 09:53 AM
new pic to offer

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/12566/small/1_377411_189488231140944_123211951101906_396946_17 23522316_n.jpg


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/12566/small/1_374962_189511637805270_123211951101906_397038_16 76873992_n.jpg

12-06-2011, 04:56 PM
Kittythf, I'll claim the cat, I'd like to see in person how you incorporated the background stripes into the cat's body.

I offer Peaceful Valley 2.

big toe studio
12-09-2011, 03:29 AM
I love your Peaceful Valley.

I offer "Two Iris"

12-09-2011, 09:05 AM
I love your Two Iris.
I offer "Lady and Kitten"

12-13-2011, 10:47 AM
Well, It hasn't been quite 7 days, but I don't want to forget about this..so here is a replacement card:

12-19-2011, 06:03 PM
Okkay, so tomorrow is the 20th of Dec and I have to replace my atc for the watercolor wizards, so here is my third offering. I think this one should stay up until after New Years because everyone is so busy. Anyway, does anyone need some colorful carrots for the reindeer?

12-19-2011, 06:26 PM
Hi, pschafe1 ... Ho Ho Ho ... I'd love some colorful carrots for my reindeer (24 grandchildren are watching). I'd like to offer this little castle "In The Misty Moonlight" for trade ... any takers?

12-19-2011, 08:17 PM
Popping in to say that this time of year is fairly busy so if your card doesn't get snapped up, ceejay, leave it till Jan 2 or so...Happy holidays, watercolorists!

12-24-2011, 05:33 PM
I need to change my offering ... I showed this card to an irish friend of mine and it turns out, she recognized the castle from her childhood in Ireland ... so, of course, I had to give it to her !
I will have a new card before the day is out.

12-24-2011, 11:02 PM
Okay everybody ... Merry Christmas ! Here is my new offering "Black Bench"

01-01-2012, 09:16 PM
Bump ... now that the holidays are behind us, would someone like my bench?

01-02-2012, 11:16 PM
Ceejay i will take your park bench and I offer this Blue Fairy

01-03-2012, 01:05 AM
Kiddio, I will take your Blue Fairy! I offer a vase of splash flowers.

01-13-2012, 10:41 AM
Jean ... I would love to claim your lovely vase of splash flowers.

I offer this "Island Castle" for the taking.

01-19-2012, 09:55 AM
Bump ... my little castle is still available.

01-20-2012, 07:24 PM
I apologize for letting this PIF lag, I was sleeping on the job. :sleep: Here is a new offering, "The Race".

02-09-2012, 03:40 PM
Note: we had a little glitch, so the sailboats are the current offer, as of Feb. 9. Thanks, all!

Also, housekeeping note: If/when members must change their offering, PLEASE delete the post with the old offering and make a NEW post for the new card. This will bump the thread, making it easier to find.

02-09-2012, 10:37 PM
Thanks Jean for the tip on how to keep the thread more active (ie "near the top"). My sailboats are up for the taking: "The Race" (post #75).

02-13-2012, 04:09 PM
I will take art101's beautiful boats and I offer this winterscape "Winter Tree"

02-13-2012, 04:50 PM
I will take your beautiful Winter Tree and offer this one:

02-16-2012, 02:27 PM
Ok, I'll try this one instead:

02-17-2012, 02:01 PM
Jean, I will take that one...been wanting to get one of your cards for my collection. I offer this little portrait entitled "Wall"

02-19-2012, 12:17 PM
Juanita, I'd like your Gold Leaves.

Who would like my Distant Sheep?

03-28-2012, 07:31 AM
Okay, here is this week's card "Colorful Sunrise"

04-03-2012, 02:37 AM
Ceejay, I"ll claim Colorful Sunrise, and offer:

"Sunset Series #1"

The area that is appearing white in the center of the sky, and dipping into the ocean's horizon, is actually yellow. My scanner isn't picking up the color.

04-03-2012, 08:00 PM
Housekeeping Update:
While this thread has been no-chat to this point, it is now open to relevant discussion regarding the current offerings. Feel free to ask questions about the card, the style or techniques, etc., as long as you remember to copy and paste the View Current Offering line with the post number (see upper right corner) of the post showing the current card up for the taking.

When you accept an offer, you can omit that line, but the next person will have to include it giving the number of your post. You can see how that will work because the line is beneath my comments.

This will help us to share our skills as well as draw more attention to our thread. That's good news! :jiggy:


04-04-2012, 03:11 AM

Hi Jean, Sounds fantastic, and hopefully will add some fresh interest in this thread! :)

04-04-2012, 09:12 PM
Art101, I'd love your "Sunset Series #1" Who would like my "Under the Sea?"

04-11-2012, 04:03 PM
OK, how about a zentangle inspired "Rapids?"

04-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Ineedtocreate I would love your 'Under the Sea' if you still offer it!

Who would like my 'Bad dreams'?

04-15-2012, 07:56 AM
So how about 'Oink' then? Any takers?

04-18-2012, 02:27 AM
I would LOVE oink!
I offer this aquatic snail...

04-18-2012, 06:38 AM
Skyjules ... I would be proud to add your aquatic snail to my collection.

I would offer "Sad Sam"

04-18-2012, 04:13 PM
Aww I'd love Sad Sam...

guess I'll be pulling out my watercolors this weekend!

04-21-2012, 07:57 PM
topacelot are you claiming ceejays watercolor
or were you just commenting?

04-22-2012, 12:11 AM
From the first post:
1. Accept the offer of a card from the player before you and offer a card to the next player in the same post in which you claimed the card you wanted. Note: To make this easier, it is recommended to scan and save a few w/c cards for this purpose to your gallery, perhaps marking them as pending or not available.

Until a new offer is posted, the last one is up for grabs. Rachel, if you are claiming the card, please put up your offer as without an offer the card is still available.

Remember: it's a good thing to have a few cards in your traded/unavailable gallery ready to post in the thread so you can snap up your choices! ;)

04-22-2012, 02:24 AM
I was claiming ceejay's and offering one from me.

Jean - Sorry, I wasn't clear on that. It's not clear that a picture of a card for offer needs to be posted. Just seemed that it needed to be mailed within 7 days. ceejay might have already sent. I plan to upload a card later today, most likely a bunch of flowers.

04-22-2012, 02:41 AM
From the first post:
Accept the offer of a card from the player before you and offer a card to the next player in the same post in which you claimed the card you wanted.

It's not clear that a picture of a card for offer needs to be posted.

How about adding (underlined):

Accept the offer of a card from the player before you, and post a picture of the card you are offering to the next player in the same post in which you claimed the card you wanted.

Feel free to ask questions about the card, the style or techniques, etc., as long as you remember to copy and paste the View Current Offering line with the post number (see upper right corner) of the post showing the current card up for the taking.

OK .... then, Topacelot to post today her picture (post #96). :)

04-22-2012, 12:56 PM
Thanks, Nancy. Change made! Rachel, it was in the first post, but the post had been changed when I offered to take the thread - I don't think you were active when the discussion took place.

Rachel, when you upload your card, please don't add it to your former post, just put it into a reply so it'll be the last post in the thread. That bumps it up, as well, so we may get some new players - that's always fun! :yes: Thanks, y'all!

04-22-2012, 01:19 PM
Sorry for the confusion, understood and here is my card up for grabs


04-23-2012, 05:28 PM
I'll take your flowerpot, and I offer "It Suits Me."

04-30-2012, 09:40 AM
It's been a week. Oh well, here is my next offering- Masquerade.

04-30-2012, 10:44 AM
Oh my, Pschafe1 ... she's fabulous ... must have her in my collection, please.

I offer ... "Twilight" landscape:

05-07-2012, 10:06 AM
Time for a change-up ... here is my new offer "Winter Silence"

05-07-2012, 11:30 AM
Ceejay that is gorgeous!

05-07-2012, 06:26 PM
CeeJay, very nice. Since I was the recent lucky recipient of one of your cards a few weeks ago, someone else will get to have the joy this time.

05-07-2012, 07:46 PM
Thank you ladies

Offering at post #104

05-08-2012, 01:22 PM
FYI: if you'd like to try different papers, there's a watercolor paper swap here. (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1232496#post1232496)

Current Offer: Post 104

05-15-2012, 11:13 AM
New offering "Sunset Bay"

05-15-2012, 01:37 PM
LOL I've been telling myself to wait, to wait....not to be greedy but this is irresistible. I'll snap it up pronto!!!!

I offer


Hmm. The picture doesn't show up. It's in my gallery...

05-16-2012, 04:48 PM
Jean, I would like to claim your beautiful rooftop scene and offer this poppy...

Juanita Rojas
05-17-2012, 10:03 AM
I'll take that one - my poppies look just like that and are almost ready to open! Here's one from me:

Juanita Rojas
05-28-2012, 11:42 AM
Last chance on the floppy poppy (Post 113), otherwise I'll post a different one in a couple of days.

05-28-2012, 12:47 PM
Juanita ... I'll claim your floppy poppy.

Who would like my little "Irish Country Church"

big toe studio
05-30-2012, 11:45 PM
I would love your Irish church, CJ.

Am offering Autumn Sunburst (an ATC)

question: does it have to be an ATC? I have a couple of chunkies to offer, if acceptable

05-31-2012, 04:06 PM
I'm sorry, Sherrie, this is for ATCs (cards) rather than chunkies or other sizes. I think there's a PIF or MMH for chunkies - maybe more than one. I'll be the wc piffers here will be watching for your chunkies - your gallery is super!

Current offering: Post 116

06-05-2012, 09:52 AM
Big Toe,
I'll take your Autumn Sunburst, and I offer Madame Rosa.

06-07-2012, 03:11 AM
Pschafe1, I claim Madame Rosa, the technique looks interesting. What was your design process?

I offer Hilly Herd.

06-12-2012, 10:38 PM
Art101 I like the Hilly Herd and I offer Heart's Desire.

06-13-2012, 12:17 AM
Thanks Kiddio55, and if everyone else is off to the Oregon gathering and misses your card, I would love to claim it. (But I don't want to be greedy and claim 2 in a row ...yet.). :)

Last card up #120 Heart's Desire

06-14-2012, 08:41 PM
I would like to claim "Heart's Desire", Connie! :D

I offer this vase of flowers...

06-18-2012, 10:59 PM
I'll be happy to claim Lijiang Landscape and offer Summer Pink Hibiscus.

06-18-2012, 11:12 PM
Oooo, love that, Art101. I would love to claim that one and offer this rose...

06-19-2012, 08:06 AM
AnnaAardvark I'll claim your delicate rose.
I offer Paul.

06-22-2012, 09:07 AM
Halla...I would love to take Paul. My new card is an intuitive portrait "Rainbow"

06-22-2012, 09:43 AM
I would love to have "Rainbow", Halla, and offer up my tree painting....

06-29-2012, 07:27 AM
Carlyn.clark ... I would love to add your Le Chapeau to my collection.

In PIF trade ... I offer these Pastel Petunias, done in pearlized watercolor.

07-03-2012, 02:10 PM
*Posting for hubby, "Dionysius"....We got hit by awful thunderstorms Friday night and just had our power restored yesterday so I apologise for my lateness! Hubby is busy clearing treelimbs and catching up on work so I'm posting for him!

Juanita Rojas
07-03-2012, 03:18 PM
I'm confused. Whose watercolor is up? It looks like two or three people jumped in....

07-03-2012, 03:44 PM
I believe my Petunias are still up ... Post #132

07-04-2012, 09:13 PM
Ceejay, I'll take your petunias. Who would like my Plumeria?

07-10-2012, 09:17 PM
Oooo, Oooo! Me, me! I can't believe no one has scooped this up, Teresa!

I offer "Lily."

07-11-2012, 01:00 AM
Ooooh, I have missed some fabulous art! I'll jump in and grab yours, INTC, and offer this pear. I wanted to make sure I had it before posting it, lol. *s*

07-20-2012, 01:21 AM
I'll get a new card up tomorrow when I'm at the scanner.

07-20-2012, 11:52 AM
Here's my new offer:

07-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Jean I've always wanted one of your cards! I would love this one!

Here is my Spring Abstract

07-23-2012, 03:21 PM
Here's a different card

Pony Barn

08-07-2012, 09:48 PM
Okay trying again how about this red mum?

08-10-2012, 10:13 AM
I may have to commit seppuku with my paintbrush if no one wants this one entitled "The Shepherd's Cottage"

08-10-2012, 11:35 AM
Hi Debs ... I'll happily claim your "Shepherd's Cottage"
for which I offer this beautiful "Lake Eerie"

08-20-2012, 03:55 PM
New offer ... "Winter Sleeps"

08-28-2012, 07:52 AM
Well ... my landscapes don't seem to be doing it. Here's "Mai Little Froggie" for the taking.

08-29-2012, 05:44 PM
I would love to claim your little frog, CeeJay! :D

And I offer this vase...

08-29-2012, 09:42 PM
AnnaAardvark, I would love to claim vase. Who would like to claim either an old GMS red pickup truck, a stone age horse or stone age horses?

09-24-2012, 02:57 PM
Thank you, Palmira! Remember, everyone: when you put in a new watercolor, put it in a NEW POST so this will bump up!

10-02-2012, 02:09 PM
Time to add 2 more for your viewing and if someone wants one of these. PM me and it's yours! :)

I'll even try requests if you'd like me to do something for you!

10-06-2012, 09:51 PM
Let's get this PIF back in action again! :)

Palmira, I'll take your Red GMC Pickup, and offer "PIF Garden".

10-10-2012, 11:47 AM
I will be happy to claim your flower garden, Art101 and I offer these birch trees...

Juanita Rojas
10-11-2012, 10:27 AM
Anna - I'll take that! I'm collecting trees in the moonlight! Here's one from me:

10-11-2012, 05:54 PM
I will take that. Here is my offering:

10-11-2012, 08:39 PM
Oh I want that colorful nude of Ruthe's! I offer Yellow Stamen #C.

10-12-2012, 08:57 AM
I accidentally unsubscribed. Oops!

10-12-2012, 06:42 PM
Don't you dare drop us AnnaAardvark!
Up for grabs my Yellow Stamen #C, post #160. (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1307999&postcount=160)

10-18-2012, 07:41 PM
Bump. If Yellow Stamen #C goes unclaimed, I will post a new card the next time I get to my scanner.

10-18-2012, 09:27 PM
I would love Yellow Stamen #C. I offer up Here for You


10-22-2012, 10:47 PM
Let's try another one. Who would like Seal?

10-23-2012, 12:31 PM
The seal has been taken from my gallery. So it looks like this is the offering:


It's an owl and I can do it in your colors requested. This particular has traded but I have done it in 3 different color sets browns, greens and oranges.

10-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Here is a NEW ONE: Still Veggie and Fruit UNLESS you would like a custom Owl

10-30-2012, 11:13 PM
Hi, everyone, here is "Strange Plant" anyone interested?

10-31-2012, 12:02 PM
Hi Palmira....I would love to have that Strange Plant. I will PM you. I have to offer a silly little watercolor entitled....."Dear Pluto....we miss you"

10-31-2012, 05:12 PM
Players, I'm starting a discussion in the WW social group....please chime in with your opinion!

Here's the link. (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/group.php?groupid=10)

10-31-2012, 08:14 PM
I will take your "Dear Pluto". Here is my offering:

11-03-2012, 09:00 PM
ruthe, I'll take yours!

Here is my offer:

It looks much "warmer" in person. :embarrassed:

11-04-2012, 04:14 AM
This is off the wall ... Nowzem ... I had some guests, last week, who noticed your "self portrait" within my collection ... and everyone oohed and ahhed. Just thought I'd let you know. You do a great job on those.

Current offer at post #172

11-04-2012, 08:59 AM
Love to have yours Nowzem. Here is my offering:

11-04-2012, 08:49 PM
I would love your card
pschafe1 here is my offering, zombie ghost :

11-07-2012, 10:57 AM
New offering, this one is called Majestic Beauty:

11-07-2012, 09:12 PM
Here are flowers:

11-13-2012, 08:15 PM
Still Veggie and fruit

11-16-2012, 04:18 PM
Still Veggie and fruit

Palmira, I'll take your still life veggie and fruit!

Here is my schoolgirl for offer:

11-16-2012, 06:32 PM
Amerasu, I"ll claim school girl please. My offer "Colorama".

11-16-2012, 06:47 PM
Your school girl is GREAT!

11-16-2012, 06:52 PM
Offered is #180, "Colorama".

11-17-2012, 02:23 AM
Art101 ... I'd love to claim your "Colorama"

I'll offer this little "Roses Cup"

11-19-2012, 04:50 AM
Strike that ... My "Roses Cup" must have been traded ... not in my "originals" folder.
Allow me to offer this little beauty "Onions 'N Garlic"

11-20-2012, 01:31 PM
I was really in the mood for a cup of tea, however, I always use onions and garlic in my cooking so I would love your card ceejay.
Here is my offer:

11-20-2012, 01:56 PM
Thanks, Patricia ... I'll post today.


11-21-2012, 02:01 AM
Thanks, Patricia ... I'll post today. OFFER AT POST #185 Isn't #185 claimed by you, Ceejay?

11-21-2012, 02:08 AM
Post as in mail it, I think....


11-21-2012, 04:23 AM
Yes ... my card has been posted to pschafe1


11-21-2012, 07:47 AM
I'd be happy to have your swan, pschafe1 :)

And I offer:

11-21-2012, 09:51 PM
I would LOVE your Bluebird. I'll post a watercolor in a moment.

11-21-2012, 10:08 PM
Asian Bird

11-28-2012, 11:25 AM

12-06-2012, 11:01 PM

12-18-2012, 11:57 AM

12-22-2012, 12:18 AM
Palmira, if your Asian Bird is still available I'd love that card. If not, any of the other cards are fine.

I have my Gernaiums-3 painting up for grabs...do I have any takers?

Juanita Rojas
12-22-2012, 12:39 PM
I love it, I'll take it. Here's one from me:

12-27-2012, 03:24 PM
Juanita, I'd love to take your pretty yellow flowers. :wubclub:

Here are some flowers up for grabs from me.


12-27-2012, 05:40 PM
Amerasu. I'd love to claim your flowers!

Who would like my card (Window #5):

12-28-2012, 09:56 PM
Tandy...I will take your window... I have a mermaid to offer.

12-28-2012, 11:22 PM
Kiddio55 - I'd love your mermaid! I offer some snapdragons.

12-29-2012, 06:01 AM
I'll claim Snapdragons, and offer The Lady #4.

12-29-2012, 05:28 PM
I'll claim your pretty watercolour face, Art101 and put up Frida:


12-29-2012, 08:04 PM
I love this. I have to have it. Who would like my offering?

12-29-2012, 09:44 PM
Ruthe, I'd love to have your parrot.
I am offering up Door #13-who would like it?


01-05-2013, 06:19 PM
I'd love your blue door, Tandy. Who would like my purple pot of yellow flowers? I'm happy to play in this watercolor pif again. Looks like wonderful things are happening here!

01-06-2013, 01:49 AM
that is beautiful ingmarpema....I would love to claim that. I have a autumn goddess.

01-06-2013, 12:01 PM
I would love to have your autumn goddess and offer this bougainvilla cascade

01-13-2013, 03:19 PM
Would anyone like this birch instead of the bougainvillea?

01-13-2013, 05:32 PM
Bonsaigirl, I will gladly take your Birch Tree.

I am offering up Window #12:

01-21-2013, 01:59 PM
Tandy will be uploading a new image shortly. I thought I'd take the opportunity to suggest that when you put up a card, have several other cards uploaded ready to post. That way, if you have to change your offer, you're ready to roll. And if you don't, you're ready to snap up some fabulous art! ;)

01-21-2013, 02:12 PM
Here is my new offer...

01-29-2013, 09:03 PM
I apologize for the delay everyone. I've been in depositions for a lawsuit and have been crazy busy. I promise I'll put up something tomorrow. Thanks for your patience.

01-30-2013, 11:50 PM
Here is my new card up for grabs. Maybe someone will like this one. :)

01-31-2013, 06:56 PM
Tandy, I'd enjoy adding your trees to my collection. I'll offer some trees, too, "Moonlit Palms", done in negative painting.

02-01-2013, 08:44 AM
I'd love your negative shape trees! Who would like my little vase of flowers?

One Heart
02-01-2013, 04:46 PM
I will take your little vase of flowers, ingmarpema.
Who would like "3 in a Row" ?

One Heart
02-08-2013, 06:07 PM
OK, let's try this one..."Fenced In".


02-09-2013, 03:45 AM
Yes please One Heart, would love to have your Winter scene
Who would like this Christmas Robin


02-21-2013, 12:06 PM
I'll take your christmas robin, Marilou
Who'd like my dream flowers?

02-21-2013, 09:03 PM
ingmarpema, I would love your artwork! Here is my offering:

02-27-2013, 09:13 PM
swan resting

03-03-2013, 06:32 PM
watercolor and pencil


03-11-2013, 06:04 AM
Watercolor, ink

03-18-2013, 12:51 PM
This bird is looking for a loving home

03-19-2013, 02:19 AM
Hi Palmira, I've been sidetracked and not traded here recently, so I'll be very happy to now add to my collection your Ready to Fly, please.

My offer, "The Lady"

03-19-2013, 02:39 AM
Not everyone goes to the WC PIF "Group" (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/group.php?groupid=10&gmid=28348#gmessage28348), so I am going to repost here what I wrote there, as it is about this PIF.

Perhaps with such limited action in the WC PIF right now, it is an appropriate time to tweak the rules to affect the participation in playing. In the past two months, we've only had 6 players who have "played". Currently there is a rule that we should think about updating:

You may not claim two cards in a row; wait until at least two other cards have been claimed before jumping in again.

Change to:
You may not claim two cards in a row until at least three days have passed since you last played (either claimed a card or had a card of yours claimed).

I think increasing the usage of the PIF should be encouraged, and three days is plenty of time for players to be checking out the thread if they are actively participating. After three days it could be opened up to everyone to play (and not be leaving out the previous two players).


Up for play #226.

03-19-2013, 03:22 AM
Love to add your "Lady" to my collecting
Anyone looking for an Eastern Bunny?

03-19-2013, 07:20 AM
mariloupatch ... I would love your Eastern Bunny ... I will post my card for trade, a little later this morning.

03-19-2013, 02:56 PM
Hi Ceejay,
I'll take your next piece. I always like your work, so will take it even before you post it.

Who'd like this pot of dream flowers?

03-19-2013, 07:52 PM
ingmarpema, I'll take your card. Who wants mine?

03-22-2013, 02:02 PM
Hippie vampire, I'll claim your pretty flowers.

Here's mine up for offer:


03-22-2013, 03:16 PM
I will claim your lovely card and I will post one in a few minutes.

03-22-2013, 03:31 PM
I offer "Clown 7."

03-22-2013, 03:44 PM
pschafel1 I'd love to have clown 7.

anyone want my azalea?

03-22-2013, 03:45 PM

03-22-2013, 04:47 PM
I'll take yours amdewitt.
Who wants mine?

03-25-2013, 03:49 PM
Hi Hippie Vampire,
I'll take your sun over water painting.
Who will accept these dream flowers from me?

03-29-2013, 08:27 PM
Hi Ingmar. I would love to have your dream flowers. Who would like my card?

03-30-2013, 01:26 AM
For those who have not checked the Watercolor Wizards: A Watercolor Group (http://atcsforall.com/forum/group.php?groupid=10), Jean has announced a rule change in this WC PIF that will make it easier to play:

You may not claim two cards in a row UNLESS three days (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19743) have passed since you last played (either claimed a card or had one of your cards claimed).

Card in play #240.

04-03-2013, 08:27 PM
I will offer a new card - FISH! Who would like to claim this card?

04-03-2013, 11:32 PM
Therapeuticart, I'll claim your fishies. Here is my card, which is from a theme I worked on before about using a splash of color, "Row Houses".

04-07-2013, 07:34 PM
I'm happy to claim you row of houses. The splash of color idea is enticing to wildly coloring me.

Who'd like this little pot of flowers?

04-08-2013, 10:50 PM
I will take your pot of flowers, Ingmarpema. Here is Ciara...a mermaid.

04-09-2013, 03:48 AM
Kiddeo55, I'd love your card!

Here is my offering, Envision #1.

UPDATE: Friday evening: I'm reworking this card a bit, and will repost it in a bit with alterations.

04-13-2013, 03:11 AM
OK, here is the reworked card, renamed Envision #2. It has blue glitter watercolor eyeshadow. Hopefully these brighter colors will call to someone to claim the card. :spinny:

04-13-2013, 07:02 PM
Art101, I'd love to take your Envision #2!

Who wants my redhead?

04-17-2013, 08:27 PM
I'll take your redhead, prayer_at_night

Who wants my "Crying Rainbow"?

04-26-2013, 12:54 PM
Alright if no one wants that one anyone want "Barred Owl"?

04-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Hi Hippy Vampire,
I'll take your barred owl.
Who would like this Juggling Goddess?

Juanita Rojas
05-06-2013, 02:51 PM
I've been sleeping when I should have been looking at these great cards. I'll take the juggling goddess, ingmarpena, I love it.
Here's one from me:

05-06-2013, 05:21 PM
Juanita, I would love your offering. Here is my card.

05-12-2013, 05:23 PM
another offering

05-13-2013, 07:01 AM
Hi Palmira,
I'll take your cheery little red bird.

Who would like this vase of roses?

Juanita Rojas
05-15-2013, 10:26 AM
Wow - I'll take that beauty. Here's one from me:

05-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Juanita, I'd love to claim your pretty landscape.

Here's an offer from me, Madame X, after John Singer Sargent

05-15-2013, 02:48 PM
Oh Sal I would love your Madame X

I offer this landscape

05-15-2013, 05:45 PM
I'd love to add your card to my collection.
I'll post my offering in a few minutes.

05-17-2013, 05:24 AM
How embarrassing, I posted my card to my gallery and not to here. Sorry to have slowed down this PIF. :wacko:

But here now is my offered card is "Rolling Hills".

05-23-2013, 08:59 AM
Hi art 101,
I'll be glad to take rolling hills. Sorry to not respond earlier. I like both your offerings. I haven't been painting atc's last couple of weeks, working on another project.

This one is a sky ladder. Been up a week. I've now offered another. This one I'll move to my general gallery

05-31-2013, 10:18 AM
Maybe someone will like to claim this set of flowerpots?

Juanita Rojas
05-31-2013, 10:45 AM
I'll grab that beautiful card. Here's a 'vase of leaves' It's actually not blurry, it's quite sharp, I don't know what happened with my scanner....

05-31-2013, 11:45 AM
Me please Juanita
Who would like to have some tulips?


06-06-2013, 02:50 AM
Nobody? I have been advised to put another card on the thread, and as I am going on a holiday, I put several to choose from. This to avoid a negative itrader! Cards claimed will be in the mail last days of June.




06-06-2013, 04:08 AM
Thank you, mariloupatch! I'm so glad you could offer several cards to cover the weeks while you are on vacation.

Since you mention it, it's a good time to remind folks that PIFs are handled like a trade. If you are not sent the card you claimed, FAQ says to handled it like any trade that is not completed:
PIF (Play It Forward) - Leave a iTrader for the person that sent you a card/item
For example:
PIFs should be given iTrader - Because someone has agreed to make you a card and you have agreed to make someone else a card/item (even though they aren't the same person, it is still a commitment.)

Also, from FAQ:

Negative iTrader in PIFs:
When a time limit has been set for a item to be accepted or changed, the thread starter may issue a negative rating for any player who holds up the thread by not offering another item.

In the happily distant past, the thread has bogged down for a long time - look in the forum for other PIFs that have wound down and finally stopped. :( We don't want this fantastic thread to go that route, so that means vigilance from us all.

A thread like this works when 1. People offer their best cards and keep their offers updated and 2. People subscribe to the thread and keep checking for goodies to add to their collection.

To help it run most efficiently, PLEASE have several watercolor cards ready to upload any time you take an offer. That way, if you have to change your offer, you're ready to go. If you have to be offline for a time, it's a good thing to offer enough cards to tide you over, so to speak, till you're back home in your studio ready to paint new ones if needed.

Finally, any host or threadmom who has given a neutral or neg iTrader knows how agonizing it is. It ain't fun to send friendly reminders and it for sure ain't fun if iTraders are at risk. It is, however, worth it because YOU are worth it and AFA is worth it. And so, onward and upward! ;)

Thanks for understanding. Please note that discussion takes place ONLY in the Watercolor Wizards social group, which is open to all. Discussion posts will be deleted to keep the thread focused on the art!

Current offer: posts 269/270 - your choice of ONE card.

06-11-2013, 04:28 PM
Mariloupatch, I'd love to have that cute owl.

Anybody want some strawberries?

06-13-2013, 03:13 PM
Hi amdewitt,
I'd love your strawberries.
Who wants this woman with braids?

06-13-2013, 03:51 PM
Hi artists! I'm reposting the same info Ingmar mentioned above, that Jean is trying to get input on potential changes to this PIF. The discussion is being held in "Social Groups MEDIA : Watercolor Wizards: A Watercolor Group", click here (http://atcsforall.com/forum/group.php?groupid=10). Please add your comments there. :)

Up for claim is #273.