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amyfaerie
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


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/237/medium/1_tattooed_mermaid.jpg


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
10.
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
24.
25.
26. Snowariginal
27. ThatGypsyLady
28. nupharhall
29. babynavyblue

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

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

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

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

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

grrrdjules
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.

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

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

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

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

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

DreamingFox
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! :)

amyfaerie
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!

themuppet
04-10-2012, 01:59 PM
lurkylurkylurklurk

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

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

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

amyfaerie
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! :)

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

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

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

artrageous
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:

pixiecorpse
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

art_junkie
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

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

amyfaerie
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:

art_junkie
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!

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

art_junkie
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.

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

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

Lovefroud
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.

Featurning:
Aqua Boy
Electra and Iphigenia
Olympia
Fortunato/Chick
Crystal Lil
Miranda
Mumpo

And in the "Chute"
Clifford
Maple
Janus
The Fist
Apple
Leona

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

Lovefroud
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.

art_junkie
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
http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/photos/conjoined-twins-share-single-heart-1324630069-slideshow/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Fconjoined-twins-share-single-heart-slideshow%252Fdoctors-fight-to-save-life-of-six-legged-baby-photo-1334808990.html

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

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

amyfaerie
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:

Lovefroud
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!

ArtDuJunque
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?

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

Sharazoid
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?

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

Squigglebrain
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.

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

pixiecorpse
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.

Sharazoid
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.

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

amyfaerie
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

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

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

pixiecorpse
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!

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2256/medium/1_Circus_Freaks.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2256/medium/1_Circus_Freaks_2.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2256/medium/1_Circus_Freaks_3.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2256/medium/1_Circus_Freaks_4.jpg

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

GMSS those are freakishly cool.

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

poonwugget
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...)

grrrdjules
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.

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

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

Three Boob McGee
Together
Trio
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:

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

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

amyfaerie
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

grrrdjules
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.

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

oddbreed
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

grrrdjules
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!

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

amyfaerie
05-09-2012, 07:50 PM
WONDERFUL CARDS, ODD! :D

baby, you are IN! :jiggy:

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

babynavyblue
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.

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

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

HotMamaRama
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.

babynavyblue
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!!

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

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

Sharazoid
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...

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

babynavyblue
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:

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

Gypsy- Queen of Ink is AWESOME!

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

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

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

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

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

son_in_aquarius
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?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18420/1_1-Step_Right_Up_-_Psyclops.jpg

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!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18420/1_1-Step_Right_Up_-_Turducken.jpg

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!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18420/1_1-Step_Right_Up_-_Cerdiwenn.jpg

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!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18420/1_1-Step_Right_Up_-_Amalthea.jpg

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!

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

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

pixiecorpse
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

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

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

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

grrrdjules
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

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

SIA- Love your unicorn card!

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

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

amyfaerie
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.

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

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

malinmaskros
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.

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

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

Sharazoid
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.

amyfaerie
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:

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

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

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

Squigglebrain
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!!

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

beyondshay
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 :)

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q155/justsayshay/1SSFSideshowFreaksSwap.jpg

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

amyfaerie
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:

pixiecorpse
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!

nicci
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. :)

ArtDuJunque
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!

amyfaerie
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!

nicci
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.

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


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7243/7265428984_8e36c2d64b_m.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7265428980_414041fb4a_m.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7265428968_1564e37bbd_m.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/7265428956_24201ee565_m.jpg

son_in_aquarius
05-24-2012, 11:11 PM
AWESOME, ADJ!

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

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

grrrdjules
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.

theweavershand
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:

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

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

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

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

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

ArtDuJunque
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!

Freakyross
05-28-2012, 01:40 PM
:wideeyed::mask::cool::notworthy::wacko::P:radar:

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

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

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

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1290/medium/1_2012-05-18_15.48.00.jpg

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!

oddbreed
05-29-2012, 12:29 PM
malinmaskros~BADASS!

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

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

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

beyondshay
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!!!!

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

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7265428980_414041fb4a_m.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7265428968_1564e37bbd_m.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/7265428956_24201ee565_m.jpg

Fantastic!!!!!!


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...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1290/medium/1_2012-05-18_15.48.00.jpg

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

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

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

ArtDuJunque
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!!

amyfaerie
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.

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

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

amyfaerie
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:

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

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

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

amyfaerie
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:

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

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

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

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

amyfaerie
06-08-2012, 09:42 PM
lmao.

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

amyfaerie
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!

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

amyfaerie
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!

oddbreed
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. ;)

locatray
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!

amyfaerie
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:

theweavershand
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!

beyondshay
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!!! :)

nicci
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

xox
nicci

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! :)

oddbreed
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!

malinmaskros
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!

pixiecorpse
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!

son_in_aquarius
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

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

ArtDuJunque
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!