View Full Version : Step Right UP! Sideshow Punks, Freaks, Geeks--Due June 1, 2012

04-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Swap Title: Step Right UP! Sideshow Punks, Freaks, & Geeks
Swap Due Date: June 1, 2012
Signup/withdraw date: May 21, 2012
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of participants: 35

Step Right UP!
Sideshow Punks, Freaks & Geeks
An Open-Media ATC Swap


For this swap, make three in any media. The focus of the card should be a sideshow freak, circus geek or pickled punk. Snake dancer? check. Fiji mermaid? check. Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy? check. Tattooed ladies? double check.

I first hosted this swap in 2010 to great success, and I thought it would be a great way to get back into hosting!

Also, make your own freak if you like . . . if it's begging for a cage and a striped tent and canvas poster, then bring it on!

Oh, do steer clear of the average carnie or carnival barker--they can be weird and scary, but we want the characters you have to pay extra to view behind a curtain! And, a regular geek (like a nerd), isn't the same thing. Neither is a punk rocker.

Keep in mind that you probably will receive a mix of media in return. So, a collage artist MIGHT get a hand-drawn card, or vice versa. I do try to swap quality for quality, though.

The work should be entirely different and original (don't "assembly line" three cards that are almost exactly the same). Digital cards need to be held to this standard, too.

A few guidelines . . .

All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5”
All cards should be sent in plastic "penny" sleeves.
Please put artist ID & real name signature (you know, like it's a work of art!) on backs of all ATCs at a minimum--other info is up to you.
Please only send art that took time and care.
No card's focus should be a sticker or scrapbooking embellishment. Though, if you can find stickers or crap-booking supplies in this theme, you better share WHERE you found them.

and a few thoughts about mailing . . .

Please include username and swap name on all envelopes sent in.
International peeps--please send a U.S. dollar or a few U.S. stamps if you have them. If not, I will happily cover your postage. Don't make your cards out of lead, though.
US Participants--Please include a business-size SASE with stamps = to what it takes to ship your cards to me. Often, this is 62 cents, not 45 cents, especially if you send even slightly thick cards or a rigid envelope.

All cards are due in my hands by the due date. Late cards will be returned. Please mail early so they arrive on time. Late cards without notice and no-shows will receive neutral iTraders. [I really do leave neutrals . . . so don't be surprised.]

Also, just an FYI . . . the generous and entirely optional host gifts often sent by U.S. players never take the place of properly addressed, sufficiently posted SASEs. those are a true gift.

Please PM me as you prepare to send your cards if you need my address.

Thank you for considering this swap . . . I am not sure what kind of draw one of my swaps will have after a year away from hosting, but I'll be glad to have the first 35 artists on board!

Who wants to play?

1. amyfaerie
2. theweavershand
3. malinmaskros
4. grrrdjules
5. Vicki Z
6. oddbreed
7. beyondshay
8. pixiecorpse
9. Mikesatc
11. art_junkie
12. TF Balding
13. Snowh1t3
14. locatray
15. son_in_aquarius
16. sweetest-sin
17. goodmorningstarshine
18. thePisani
19. Juanita Rojas
20. dezineliz
21. Freakyross
22. ArtDuJunque
23. poonwugget
26. Snowariginal
27. ThatGypsyLady
28. nupharhall
29. babynavyblue

04-08-2012, 10:24 PM
please sign me up!! i am many of those categories XD

04-08-2012, 11:37 PM
Fabulous, Mrs. Alderman! Welcome . . . and thanks for being first! :)

04-09-2012, 12:54 AM
so glad to see you back! please sign me up!

04-09-2012, 02:07 AM
***Lurking*** Will have to finish some other swaps first.

04-09-2012, 04:43 AM
me please! you know I cant resist punks, freaks and geeks! :D

04-09-2012, 07:02 AM
I never miss a good freaky sideshow - sign me up please and thank you!

Vicki Z
04-09-2012, 07:56 AM
Please sign me up.
Is this for 3/3, or for 6/6, cards?

The top says 3/3
But the directions say to include 61 cents, not 44 cents, especially if you send six cards.

Thank you for a clarification.

04-09-2012, 01:37 PM
me too me tooo...please add me

04-09-2012, 02:32 PM
Please add me to this freakishly fascinating swap!

04-09-2012, 02:39 PM
Oh heck yes! Sign me up please! :D

04-09-2012, 02:55 PM
can i join

04-09-2012, 09:04 PM
Oh yes! Me please.

04-10-2012, 12:29 AM
With the Darkmoon Faire not around long enough, i may need to lurk abit then join when i catch up to my other obligations if there's room! :)

TF Balding
04-10-2012, 07:52 AM
Ooo! Mee too please! :)

04-10-2012, 10:05 AM
oh my lord, peoples! :)

i was at work for 12 hours + then a literary reading after, so i've not checked the thread! this morning made me so tickled to see all of you signing up! thanks so much! :jiggy:

Vicki, it will be 3:3 only. I'll fix that inconsistency in the body of the swap instructions!

04-10-2012, 01:59 PM

04-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Snowh1t3, wonderful to have you! :D

04-13-2012, 11:14 AM
my newest ones for the swap

04-13-2012, 12:12 PM
I would like to play!

04-14-2012, 08:45 PM
wonderful to have you, locatray! :jiggy:

mike, i've PM'ed you with my address, and I hopefully clarified in the opening post that I meant the circus sideshow version of "geek" and "punk" . . . though I want that punk of yours! :)

04-14-2012, 08:55 PM
Mmeee meee meeeeeee!

04-14-2012, 09:18 PM
fabulous, son_in_aquarius! :D

04-15-2012, 06:17 AM
Cool cards mike! Need to get started on mine!

04-15-2012, 08:14 AM
hmmmmmmmm..... i dont know if i can resist the force pulling me to this swap... :mask: will.... try... to... create.... some... freaks... :wacko:

04-15-2012, 08:43 AM
Ok so I was meant to be doing collage stuff for other swaps but I've just finished these in record time :D
I'll back them, and scan them so they'll be ready to mail tomorrow so please can I have your address please :D

04-16-2012, 05:21 AM
Mine are in my gallery and they're postal too! Woo!

04-16-2012, 02:01 PM
please can i join {my cards are already made and drying}:notworthy:

04-16-2012, 07:36 PM
Amy! You are hosting my favorite swap! Please sign me up!

04-16-2012, 10:54 PM
yay! sweetest-sin and goodmorningstarshine! :jiggy:

04-19-2012, 12:26 PM
vicki z, your wonderful opening cards are here! :)

Vicki Z
04-19-2012, 01:03 PM
Thanks for letting me know they arrived safely.

04-19-2012, 04:12 PM
im sorry i have to drop out. school is taking up my time =(

04-19-2012, 08:24 PM
no problem, Mrs.Alderman! good luck with school!

04-19-2012, 09:19 PM
oh oh oh add me please please can I play? Feeling the Geek Love which is actually a really cool book

04-19-2012, 09:57 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun...right up my alley...sign me up please!

04-19-2012, 11:30 PM
thePisani, i got your PM, and you're right! :cute:

art_junkie, thePisani, and helmetwearer, welcome! and art_junkie, i loved that book! :jiggy:

04-20-2012, 02:11 PM
you know I wanna draw the characters.

Aqua Boy!

Vicki Z
04-20-2012, 02:13 PM
I just finished reading Geek Love, and I have a mental image of Aqua Boy!
I am anxious to see how you depict him!

04-20-2012, 04:10 PM
I am going to challenge myself and go for it! Sign me up?

04-21-2012, 12:06 AM
I would like to see how grrrjules would do the twins from the same book. If she is reading this is a three-boobed babe opportunity!

I'm also fond of the pickled oddities that float in the apothecary jars.

04-21-2012, 03:00 AM
let me jump in, please?

04-21-2012, 10:11 AM
dezineliz and Freakyross, welcome! great to have you both in the swap!

04-21-2012, 10:45 AM
Are you talking about Angela Carter's Geek Love? I read that in my twenties and it opened a creative door for me. Funny world because I was just thinking of that story when I sculpted (poly clay) my last doll named " Nina - the dog faced girl".
And Art_Junkie you can do Aqua Boy justice with your talent!!
AmyFaerie - yes I am completely lurking this swap, I just completed my 2nd circus freak doll. I have taken a break from drawing lately but this swap is becoming harder to resist.:)

Vicki Z
04-21-2012, 12:41 PM
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.

Aqua Boy
Electra and Iphigenia
Crystal Lil

And in the "Chute"
The Fist

I think Leona would be awesome to do a card on.

04-21-2012, 01:52 PM
YESSSS! Katherine Dunn, thanks Vicki for straightening that out for me. I discovered that book and Heros and Villains by Angela Carter at the same time in my younger days AND that IS why I can't find a copy for my bookshelf now because I have been looking for the wrong stinkin author!!! All the things I did in my twenties is catching up to me, I geuss. *sigh* oh it was fun while it lasted though.

04-21-2012, 05:48 PM
I no longer have my copy of Geek Love....remind me of Leona again

(The Chute is itching for a card too.)

Vicki Z
04-22-2012, 12:55 AM
Six legged baby and other curiosities

04-22-2012, 09:46 AM
that was a tour of "The Chute"

too many ideas, too many ideas! Must. Go. Sketch.

04-22-2012, 05:18 PM
lol, you all . . . i've been trying to resist a 1st edition signed copy of Geek Love that a Eugene bookstore has . . . i haven't read it in ages, though. Dunn is a Portland author, so she's kind of a literary hero in Oregon. :)

lovefroud, lurk away! :jiggy:

04-23-2012, 09:43 AM
give in to that temptation Amy, that would be a treasure to have in a collection. Hell I will buy it!

04-23-2012, 05:00 PM
I wasn't going to sign up for any more swaps for a while but twist my arm why don't ya?

04-23-2012, 05:39 PM
lol! awesome to have you, ArtDuJunque!

04-26-2012, 08:29 PM
I am not signing up for more swaps...but, I am helpless against your freaky charms Amy. My #1 fave swap theme. Count me in. Is it 3 for 3 only, or is 6 for 6 an option?

04-28-2012, 09:42 AM
Ok, I really want to do this one.

04-28-2012, 09:55 AM
I am with you, Sharazoid... I am helpless to NOT join this... so...

ME Me ME!! I wanna join!!

Ohhhh I have such evil wicked awesome ideas already!!!

*cackles happily*

Juanita Rojas
04-28-2012, 11:01 AM
I need to get way more freaky. Please sign me up.

04-28-2012, 12:43 PM
Okeedokee: Ass-Face Boy, Marvy Martha and her Man Boobs, Octo Lady and Rat Eater

04-28-2012, 01:31 PM
Hehehehehehe man boobs!!!! Those are fantastic!!!!
Hoping mine show up soon so I know I'm playing :D

Juanita Rojas
04-28-2012, 04:11 PM
grrrrrrrrrr - love them freaks, every one.

04-28-2012, 09:03 PM
Grrrdjules! I love you & your twisted mind! Ass-Faced Boy is the absolute bestest thing ever! i also love octomom...and Rat Eater...all sooo good.

04-29-2012, 07:32 AM
grrr- Those cards are FANTASTIC! You little twisted artist you!

04-29-2012, 10:09 PM
LOVE them, juli! :jiggy:

i DID get your cards, pixiecorpse! i had one hell of a week at work . . . but i think iTraders are all caught up! :D

04-29-2012, 10:12 PM
sharazoid, poonwugget and squigglebrain . . . welcome! LMAO, what a trio to type in a row! :D

04-29-2012, 10:13 PM
sharazoid, it's just 3:3 . . . i'm trying to ease back in to hosting. :D

04-30-2012, 02:12 AM
Yippee! I'm so glad to hear that! Thank you!!!!

Juanita Rojas
04-30-2012, 04:58 PM
Please please sign me up!

04-30-2012, 06:47 PM
oops! i missed ya first time, Juanita! welcome! :cute:

04-30-2012, 06:54 PM
Don't forget katie ^ :D

05-01-2012, 07:27 AM
I understand, Amy. Will curb my enthusiasm...but only a little.

05-04-2012, 03:44 AM
Wonderful cards Julianne...

05-04-2012, 08:33 AM
Here are mine:


05-04-2012, 03:00 PM
Thanks Freakyross, so weird seeing my full name here!

GMSS those are freakishly cool.

05-04-2012, 04:00 PM
They are fantastic goodmorningstarshine!!!

05-06-2012, 10:29 AM
Ok, I finished mine and they'll go out Monday. They look weird because my scanner sucks.

TF Balding
05-06-2012, 02:02 PM
Here's my 1st one... Goldie the Fishgirl...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/7003086328_b97fcc71c0_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7003086328/) Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7003086328/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr

(the pic is terrible, couldn't get it all in focus...)

05-06-2012, 03:27 PM
Oh great, now I'm going to have that damn "fish heads, fish heads" song in my head ALL day!

Great card.

05-06-2012, 11:55 PM
Love Goldie the Fish Girl TF! Great card.

05-07-2012, 12:36 AM
These freaks are flying your way tomorrow, Amy.

Three Boob McGee
One Eyed Horn Boy

TF Balding
05-07-2012, 01:08 AM
Thanks y'all :)

And Laura those are awesome! Matter of fact, everything posted so far has been awesome! :wub:

05-07-2012, 06:21 AM
They are fantastic!!!! I agree with T everyones doing an awesome job!!!!!

05-07-2012, 02:09 PM
snowariginal, welcome! TF and laura--amazing cards! :D

05-08-2012, 11:34 AM
nope--it's not too late! welcome~! if you can get them here, then I'd love to have you play! :D

05-08-2012, 07:38 PM
nupharhall, I'm so glad you're joining! Jump right in! Sorry amy if I'm stepping on what I guess are loverly manicured toes, we'd talked prior and I encouraged nupharhall to join.

05-09-2012, 08:25 AM
nope--that's fabulous! :) welcome, nupharhall! :jiggy:

05-09-2012, 11:10 AM
terrible pic, broke my nice camera...my freaks for the show
the REAL batman
triple boobed elfin hottie
torso boy
antler girl

05-09-2012, 12:41 PM
Torso boy OMG!!!!!!!

TF Balding
05-09-2012, 02:06 PM
Omg Odd I'm in looove with the three boobed girl! And Torso boy... And bat man... And antlers.... *drool* I love em all!

05-09-2012, 05:13 PM
This swap sounds too good. May I join??

05-09-2012, 07:50 PM

baby, you are IN! :jiggy:

05-09-2012, 09:34 PM
I enjoy that Oddy and I both made 3-boobed girls. Yay boobs! Great set!

05-10-2012, 12:26 AM
Love everyones cards so far but I have to say that I am in love with "Torso Boy" by Oddbreed and "Goldie the Fish Girl" by the fantastic TF Balding.

05-10-2012, 01:55 AM
They are awesome oddy!

05-10-2012, 01:07 PM
received just beautiful, amazing cards from dezineliz and locatray yesterday! :jiggy:

05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
Amy my dear, my MOJO for the Freakfest has gone astray and thus, I must withdraw. My freak muse has gone on vacation. :( Will hang out and lurk in the corner still though.

05-12-2012, 01:03 AM
I finished my cards. :)

These cards are so great!! Funny cause Im working on mine and I have to say there are "twins" in the mix. Really a fantastic job!!

05-12-2012, 03:49 AM
Fantastic TGL! Love that octogirl!

05-12-2012, 10:04 AM
What a great set Gypsylady!

05-12-2012, 11:03 AM
Great freaks ThatGypsieLady! Love, love, love OctoGirl & Queen of Ink.

TF Balding
05-12-2012, 07:48 PM
Also lovin that Queen of Ink TGL!
& i'm workin on a set of twins, too... decided to hop on the tri-boob wagon, heehee...

05-13-2012, 09:18 AM
oddbreed - OMG! I love your elfin hottie, antler girl...and torsoe boy, soooo much!

05-14-2012, 09:18 PM
Here are my sideshow acts:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8158/7200068154_719580975f_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66725687@N00/7200068154/)
The Weeping Willow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66725687@N00/7200068154/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7200068410_9d34f48ba9_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66725687@N00/7200068410/)
Albino Siamese Twins (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66725687@N00/7200068410/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7200068254_9f478fa421_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66725687@N00/7200068254/)
Bat Girl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66725687@N00/7200068254/)

Let me know what ya think!! :cute:

TF Balding
05-14-2012, 10:09 PM
LoveLOVELOVE your Weeping Willow! :wub:

05-14-2012, 10:41 PM
I second that- I am head over heels for Weeping Willow!

Gypsy- Queen of Ink is AWESOME!

05-14-2012, 10:46 PM
Wow! Awesome cards babynavyblue. Love the albino twins! All super good.

05-15-2012, 01:21 AM
oooo shiny, me like the weeping willow tooo

05-15-2012, 01:50 AM
Those are fantastic BNB! My favs bat girl! But they're all gorgeous!

05-15-2012, 09:06 AM
Thanks everyone!! Bat girl was my favorite to do...she is so shy :cute:

05-15-2012, 09:54 PM
id like to play please

05-16-2012, 12:56 PM
Gathered together for your consideration, education, and of course, entertainment!

Four marvels the world has never before seen!

Behold, PSYCLOPS! The Mental Wonder! His SINGLE eye sees all, and he knows your future. Do you dare pay the price to hear it?


Next is the strange, man-made freak of the Louisiana swamps! A freakish fowl fit only for the Thanksgiving Day table! The one, the only, the TURDUCKEN!


Our next wonder is a wholesome young lass hailing from the faraway hills of Wales! She holds records for the most cows milked in a single day, the most gallons of milk...er...milked, and most amazingly, she possesses six breasts of her own! Come and see her amazing physique! The startling Ceridwenn!


And last but not least, brought to you from the far East, where such wonders are often known to the natives but unseen by modern man. The one, the only, the most magnificent miracle of the Orient! Amalthea, the Unicorn-Woman! Is she a mystical miracle or medical curiosity! Only your eyes can see and only you can decide for yourself!


That's right, my good people, the only way to see these amazing visions is to step RIGHT THIS WAY! For the low price of only one single American dollar, you too can witness these strange sights! Step right up! Step right up!

05-16-2012, 01:12 PM
Hehe! Wow! They are fantastic! Have the urge to wave dollars around!

05-16-2012, 01:14 PM
Heehee. Honestly, I don't wanna send them away. I lurve my freaks! :D

05-16-2012, 01:26 PM
I'm not surprised! They are awesome! You've just got to think about all the freaks you might get :D

05-16-2012, 03:33 PM
Great freaks SIA!

05-17-2012, 02:31 PM
That Turducken is HILARIOUS! :D

05-17-2012, 03:09 PM
Yes, Amy, I need your new address too please. :D

05-17-2012, 06:22 PM
Sent you guys Amy's addie; I think she's pretty busy at work.

TF Balding
05-18-2012, 12:11 AM
Hey somebody send it to me, too please. :)

Ok, here's my last 3:
The Twins
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7217016076_b6d3b0b62b_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7217016076/) Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7217016076/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr

The Human Pincushion
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/7217003098_3262c5c6d3_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7217003098/) Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7217003098/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr

The Contortionist
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7071/7216989210_1f09b2e194_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7216989210/) Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7216989210/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr

05-18-2012, 12:49 AM
TF Balding blows me away again. Wowza, Tanya, super duper awesome.

SIA- Love your unicorn card!

05-18-2012, 04:19 AM
Awesome T!!! Ted gave them all an appreciative squeak too :D

05-18-2012, 06:37 AM
Great Freaks TFB. I am drooling over the twins!

05-18-2012, 08:36 AM
I'm so sorry for my delayed response to address requests--this has been a week of four different major catastrophes (both work-related and personal) that have kept me away from AFA.

I will wait for your cards if you were waiting on me to parcel out my address, so please send and know they'll be accepted for the swap. I'm sorry if I've seemed like an absentee host this week. I'll be catching up on my threads today and tomorrow.

05-18-2012, 08:40 AM
OMG TF!!!!

05-18-2012, 08:57 AM
thanks bunches, juli, for sending a few addies for me while i was floundering at work. ugh!

05-18-2012, 10:02 AM
My cards are done, could you please send me your addy, amy?

Juanita Rojas
05-18-2012, 04:18 PM
Here's poor ol' Nails McGillicuddy. There wasn't enough room on the card for his last name...poor guy can't style his coiffure without help, but his lady loves to paint his nails.

05-18-2012, 06:31 PM
He's fantastic!!!!! :D

05-20-2012, 11:24 AM
wonderful cards, everyone! i'm loving what's being posted, and what's arriving in the mail!

05-20-2012, 11:43 AM
Great stuff, but I'm gonna have to step out. Will be away from Wed to Mon & I haven't even started these. I will just lurk & drool.

05-20-2012, 10:46 PM
no problem! thanks for letting me know!

Vicki Z
05-21-2012, 04:01 PM
Lovely cards, Snowariginal!
LOVE Gil, the fish man!!:notworthy:

05-21-2012, 06:43 PM
They are fantastic snowariginal!!!

05-21-2012, 11:54 PM
My cards are in the mail!

05-22-2012, 04:03 AM
working on mine now. such amazing freakiness going on. i hope i can add some more freaky goodness.

05-22-2012, 05:25 AM
I am so sorry... :( I am going to have to withdraw. :(

I have so many ideas, but am having just enough health problems that doing them feels impossible- the concept is so amazing, but my artistic muse is giving me too many complicated ideas. (wink) and I am feeling kind of low right now. I will bounce back, and hopefully join another such fantastical swap! It really gave me some amazing ideas- maybe I will get to take them from concept sketches to cards one day anyway!!

05-22-2012, 01:20 PM
fish man is the bomb!

05-23-2012, 12:02 AM
Freaks are done!!! So cool to draw something I would never really consider drawing...I love the creativity stretching process! Thanks for the great theme amyfaerie...my cards are in the mail tomorrow. Have your addy from Snowariginal :)


05-23-2012, 10:39 AM
beyondshay those are such great cards!

05-23-2012, 12:31 PM
squigglebrain, no problem!

Everyone else, great cards! :jiggy: I've been a bit under the weather, and I have a few envelopes to open up . . . but I'll have that done by Thursday morning. :cute:

05-23-2012, 12:43 PM
Hope your feeling better amyfaerie!
They are awesome beyondshay!! The flea circus is soooo cute!!!

Juanita Rojas
05-23-2012, 06:41 PM
Funny cards, beyondshay - is Selma the snake woman wearing a sock!??? LOL!

05-23-2012, 07:23 PM
i think the last time i loved a swap was pretty much that one in 2012. i am so in. i haven't made an ATC since... uh. probably then, when i started grad school. please tell me there's room. :)

05-23-2012, 10:51 PM
Got mine drawn out, need to ink and color but I went with a theme for all 4, the two headed zoo!

05-24-2012, 05:08 PM
nicci, if you can get them here before the deadline, then have at it! :D i'd love for you to play!

artdujunque, that theme has me captivated! :jiggy:

I have a buncha cards here . . . grrrdjules, TFBalding, son-in-aquarius, thatgypsylady, and snowariginal! yours are ALL here, and they're all fabulous!

05-24-2012, 06:14 PM
awesomesauce. :) i pulled out my tin lunchbox of ATC goodies, grabbed up some backgrounds i made with stencils & bits of ephemera, and have started with the gesso. :D the watercolors & dip pens are coming out for this.

05-24-2012, 11:10 PM
Alright, here are my two headed freaks...


05-24-2012, 11:11 PM

TF Balding
05-25-2012, 12:03 AM
Omg that goat(s?)'s AWSOMEx2!!! Love it!

05-25-2012, 11:45 AM
ArtDuJunque super awesome set!

05-25-2012, 11:59 AM
That goat rocks!

Juanita Rojas
05-25-2012, 01:07 PM
I think I love that rat the most! Cool cards.

05-25-2012, 06:34 PM
lovin the rat(s)!!

here are mine. i hope they fit the bill.

TF Balding
05-25-2012, 07:18 PM
Bahahahahaha! OCTOMOM!!! :biglaugh:

05-25-2012, 08:38 PM
theweavershand those ar eso great!!!

05-25-2012, 08:44 PM
yay! thanks! millions of times i wished i were an octopus when my 4 were little.

05-26-2012, 10:19 AM
Ooh they are fantastic adj and twh!
The trousersnake charmer made me blush :D

05-26-2012, 02:53 PM
omg, people! what awesome cards! :jiggy:

i rec'd cards today from beyondshay, gmss, and malin! all gorgeous!

05-26-2012, 10:06 PM
TWH HaHaHaHaHa Octomom, that is just plain AWESOME! They kinda remind me of some of the wal-martians (i.e. walmart shoppers) we saw today.

My freaks went postal today!

05-28-2012, 01:40 PM

TF Balding
05-28-2012, 02:39 PM
Those are awesome Lannie! The backwards chick cracks me up! :)

05-28-2012, 03:24 PM
Thanks Tanya, the real picture online is a trip...

05-28-2012, 05:08 PM
Im finally back online, so I can show and tell...


TF Balding
05-28-2012, 05:52 PM
Gorgeous Malin!!! :wub:

Juanita Rojas
05-28-2012, 06:41 PM
WOW! Cool cards from Freakyross and malinmaskros!

05-29-2012, 12:29 PM

05-29-2012, 01:14 PM
thanks! :)

05-29-2012, 02:31 PM
beautiful cards from theweavershand, juanita rojas and nupharhall are here! :)

05-29-2012, 03:04 PM
They are awesome freaky and malin!!!!

05-30-2012, 09:24 PM
Just got back from a suuuuuuper long memorial weekend and have to say....WOW!!!! Fabulous cards TWH, Freakyross and Malin!!!!! Fantastic Swap....THE BEST CARDS!!!!

05-31-2012, 11:46 PM
Alright, here are my two headed freaks...



lovin the rat(s)!!

here are mine. i hope they fit the bill.

They are so great!!!

Im finally back online, so I can show and tell...


Love your style and technique. So great!:notworthy:

06-01-2012, 11:50 AM
what an awesome freak show this has been! excited for returns!

06-01-2012, 02:17 PM
Im hoping mine got there ok?? I would be so sad if my freaks didnt find new homes :(

06-01-2012, 05:53 PM
Ditto on my part! Dont want them going to the isle of misfits.

Juanita Rojas
06-02-2012, 10:23 AM
Love those eyeball freaks!!

06-02-2012, 07:10 PM
okay, lovelies! the swap deadline is passed, and i'll be swapping out the cards on tuesday morning, when i'm on a "work from home" day. lol.

06-02-2012, 08:35 PM
happy dance!

06-03-2012, 05:15 PM
Wow, that flew by time wise. Better check when my swap ends, lol.

06-05-2012, 07:32 PM
i did get cards on the first from Art du Junque, freakyross, and babynavyblue! i printed out swap slips today, and i'm going to get my freak on tonight! :jiggy:

06-05-2012, 08:22 PM
woo hoo for gettin your freak on~:spinny:

06-06-2012, 01:29 AM
Im so glad mine made it. Bat Girl was dying to get some exposure :twitcy:

06-06-2012, 02:53 AM
Nothin better than finding something FREAKY in my maaaaaaiiiiillllbox!!! heheee......soooooooon, soooooo sooon :jiggy:

06-08-2012, 07:38 PM
so, nicci's just got here, but fortunately, i'd not yet taken the internationals to the post office! so, as of this afternoon, everyone's returns are in the mail--domestic and international! :jiggy:

06-08-2012, 07:39 PM
here's one of mine . . . http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/237/large/1_Fetish_Twins.jpg

06-08-2012, 08:34 PM
thats the one i want

06-08-2012, 08:37 PM
Strangely attracted to her, hmmmmmm.

06-08-2012, 08:40 PM
its all in the chest

06-08-2012, 09:42 PM

06-09-2012, 12:41 PM
@amyfaerie - I love your style of drawing, its so wonderful!!

06-10-2012, 12:47 PM
oh, thank you! :) i haven't drawn much this last year, so this was kind of stressing me. your comment makes me feel a lot better!

06-10-2012, 12:49 PM
amyfaerie your drawing style ROCKS! just sayin~

06-10-2012, 12:51 PM
:cute: aw, shucks! thank you! i've got to do my Nerd PAT cards this coming week, and i'm downright scared. lol!

i've been trying to draw yoda. lmao!

06-10-2012, 12:53 PM
been hearing alot about this Nerd PAT...but im too much of a dork to know what it all means:wacko:

TF Balding
06-10-2012, 02:49 PM
I feel ya, trying to get my Nerd PAT cards finished up today... So far I've finished 1, drawn 2 more (drew a 3rd but misplaced it)... And still have 1 to go... Gotta get busy n get my Nerd on. ;)

06-11-2012, 04:23 PM
I guess I am the first to post the great news... Returns are arriving, Amy! I love mine! Thank you for the fun, freak-show of a swap. And big ups to my artists: grrrdjules, babynavyblue, and goodmorningstarshine. Off to rep y'all!

06-11-2012, 04:37 PM
yay! i'm so glad they're starting to arrive!

i can't believe how stupid i was to wrap two swaps up during the end of a term, so i appreciate everyone's patience with my taking a few days to get the returns in the mail. :)

SOOOOOO many great cards came in . . . and i'll have you know that i've definitely bolstered my own collection of two-headed ladies and conjoined twins. :jiggy:

06-11-2012, 04:55 PM
fabulous freaks in my mailbox! thanks so much, Amy, for hosting this awesomely fun swap! so glad i got to be part of it!

thanks to that gypsy lady, babynavyblue, and son in aquarius for the fantastically freaky cards!

06-11-2012, 08:11 PM
Holy Freakalishisness...received cards today from: Juanita Rojas~Pierce Inky, Vicki Z~Three Eyed Thelma & Mikesatc~untitled. Gotta give freaky love to the hostie with the mostie...WOOT to amyfaerie!!

I'm off to let ya'll know I think YOU ROCK!!! :)

06-11-2012, 10:13 PM
rec'd my returns today. i was lucky enough to receive:

* the green and gold eyed, watercolor-y elephant lady from Malin
* the top hatted, green haired "3 boob mcgee" from Laura Ray.
* an adorable little set (with a most awesome chandelier) for the "invisible woman" from Poonwugget.

scans rarely do watercolors justice. in this case, the same was true. there are some lovely bits of color, line work, and composition happening here. as with the last time i participated in this swap, i'm ever so pleased with my returns.

thank you, ladies, for being so awesome. :D


PS: i didn't get a chance to record my cards (dead digi cam and my scanner doesn't work with my new laptop!) so if anyone out there receives one, i'd love a scan the next time you go near your scanners to record your own works. ty! :)

06-12-2012, 09:43 AM
woop woop, thanks for hosting AMY! got my fab returns yesteday from son in aquarius, theweavershand and amyfaerie:v_spin:

TF Balding
06-12-2012, 02:06 PM
Got mine yesterday, too! Tall freak from nurpharhall, conjoined twins from malinmaskros, & the rat eater from grrrdjules! freaky awesome stuff from a freaky awesome swap! Thanks all! :D

Juanita Rojas
06-12-2012, 05:28 PM
I love my returns from Beyondshay, Snowariginal and theweavershand! Great hostess, fun swap!

06-13-2012, 02:10 PM
My freaks are here!!! And wonderfully freaky they are! Nicci, grrrdjules and That gypsy lady, thank you! And Amy - you've been a great host!

06-14-2012, 05:16 AM
Yippee! Freaks in my house! Woop! Thanks amyfaerie for hosting an awesome swap and thank you to poonwugget for tall guy in pants, artdujunque for calf and sweetest-sin for circus wonderful! Wooooo!

06-14-2012, 07:38 PM
Woohoo! Finally got over to the mailbox and discovered a bunch of freaks sunning themselves with the Face of the Sun cards I got :D

Received 'One Eye Horn Boy' from Locatray, the 'Real Bat Man' from Oddbreed, and 'Elephant Legs' from Pixiecorpse! Yay!

I definitely feel like my $1 was well spent on admission! ;D

06-19-2012, 04:49 PM
Fabulous freaks in from Malin, dezineliz and TF - thanks Amy!!!

06-21-2012, 11:28 PM
I am so sorry I got my returns a long time ago and set them aside so they wouldn't get mixed in with other cards and totally forgot to post here. Awesome swap and awesome returns from Nupharhall, goodmorning starshine, and Poonwugget!
Thanks so much to the artists and our freaky deaky host amyfarie!