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Deblit
05-16-2012, 08:08 PM
My cards are in the mail!

Pochadiva
05-16-2012, 08:19 PM
My cards are in the mail!

I'll keep my eyeballs peeled for them. Thanks for letting me know they are on their journey.

LilacDragn
05-16-2012, 10:06 PM
Peekatures!

tlsexton0913
05-16-2012, 10:12 PM
OMG, LilacDragn, those are awesome.

LilacDragn
05-16-2012, 10:19 PM
Thank you!!! :)

Pochadiva
05-16-2012, 11:05 PM
Peekatures!

Thanks for sharing LilacDragn...those are delightful and lucky me...you made an extra! Happy dance!

pixiecorpse
05-17-2012, 03:07 AM
Wow! Those are fantastic lilac dragon :D

JoyFlower
05-17-2012, 07:16 AM
Nice cards, Rachel and Rhonda! All these colors make me happy. :)

Pochadiva
05-17-2012, 01:43 PM
Delightful cards received today from maggiebloom! Many thanks for including a hostie....loving my ever growing collection.

MBM
05-17-2012, 07:25 PM
Really loving those cards Lazyshadows!!!!! I must also play..... Here are two of mine... "The Lioness" and "Kiss of Lust" (She is shimmery)

beyondshay
05-17-2012, 07:42 PM
I know I made a gallery comment too, but OMG MBM...I love your faces!! Theeeeey're GREAT!! (ok...a lil tiger pun as a bonus...teehee) :yes:

Pochadiva
05-17-2012, 08:01 PM
I know I made a gallery comment too, but OMG MBM...I love your faces!! Theeeeey're GREAT!! (ok...a lil tiger pun as a bonus...teehee) :yes:

Love puns! I chuckled.....MBM your cards are hot! I'm thrilled you are hopping on board.

pixiecorpse
05-18-2012, 04:27 AM
They are awesome mbm!!!!

MBM
05-18-2012, 08:44 AM
Thanks so very much ladies! I am enjoying these! Almost didn't want to give them up! Can NOT WAIT to finish and get some back!!!! PUNS!!!!LOL Just a funny word in general!

KaleidescopeI's
05-18-2012, 11:26 AM
Talk about a wonder bunch of mug shots!!! Everyones cards are so great. I have to get into my art room today and knock out a few....I would rather be aHEAD than behind....lol.

Pochadiva
05-18-2012, 11:40 AM
Talk about a wonder bunch of mug shots!!! Everyones cards are so great. I have to get into my art room today and knock out a few....I would rather be aHEAD than behind....lol.

Yes...we do have some towering homeruns here don't we?

Evalila
05-18-2012, 01:46 PM
My cards are finished and up in my gallery :)

oddbreed
05-18-2012, 01:52 PM
Evalila the colors are awesome, love the way the pic pops!

JoyFlower
05-18-2012, 01:57 PM
I agree with odds - really like the green and orange combo. :)

Pochadiva
05-18-2012, 08:05 PM
My cards are finished and up in my gallery :)

Splendid cards Evalila and you were so gracious to include a hostie! I will treasure it. I hope all of the players here check them out.

Pochadiva
05-18-2012, 08:53 PM
Received djl1050's fabulous cards today. Nice having these babies in my hot little hands and am so thrilled to see a hostie card included. Thanks!

MBM
05-18-2012, 09:12 PM
Love your cards Evalila!

PinkZombie
05-18-2012, 09:15 PM
I have mine all sketched out, now just to add pen and color. I could of made sooo many of these I have so many ideas for funky colored people.

Pochadiva
05-18-2012, 10:21 PM
Great to hear your muse is on overdrive PinkZombie!

oddbreed
05-19-2012, 01:25 AM
diva, i spaced that we could do a 6er on this..doh, ima get the others done and into the post for ya~

Pochadiva
05-19-2012, 01:32 AM
diva, i spaced that we could do a 6er on this..doh, ima get the others done and into the post for ya~

Yippee! Would love 3 more odds in the swap.

pixiecorpse
05-19-2012, 03:10 AM
They are awesome Evalila!!!! I love the green one too :D

Yay oddy make some more then there's more chance of getting 1 :D

moonrose442
05-19-2012, 11:07 AM
I love all the range in styles we have. This is why I had so much fun making and LOOKING in to see others. :)

tlsexton0913
05-19-2012, 11:16 AM
MBM, I LOVE that cat face. Those green eyes just pop out at yah!

Evalia, those are some wonderful faces. The purple one is my favorite.

Pochadiva
05-19-2012, 11:23 AM
Yes....the talent and creativity have been superior so far...can't wait to see more developments!

Pochadiva
05-19-2012, 04:31 PM
Received LilacDragn and JoyFlower's sensational cards today. What treasures they are indeed! Nothing like seeing them in real life! A big thank you ladies for including a hostie card...so precious.

Nancy
05-19-2012, 06:02 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_colored_faces.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=302607) Here are mine...Hope they are OK..

pixiecorpse
05-19-2012, 06:23 PM
They're fantastic nancy!!!!!

Pochadiva
05-19-2012, 06:52 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_colored_faces.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=302607) Here are mine...Hope they are OK..

Wow Nancy! Those are fabulous. Thanks for sharing and a special thanks for including a hostess card.

SharonPMartin
05-19-2012, 06:55 PM
Here's mine.

Pochadiva
05-19-2012, 07:17 PM
Here's mine.

Magnificent job Sharon! I'm so delighted that you posted them for oggling. You have such a cool style. Thanks so much for the extra card!

tlsexton0913
05-19-2012, 10:45 PM
Wow, Nancy and SharonPMartin, those are gorgeous faces!

PinkZombie
05-19-2012, 11:44 PM
I got all mine outlined in pen and two completely colored in, have the rest to color. I'm having so much fun coloring them in odd shades. I have an obsession with odd colored people. You should see my Sims :jiggy:

Pochadiva
05-20-2012, 03:18 AM
I got all mine outlined in pen and two completely colored in, have the rest to color. I'm having so much fun coloring them in odd shades. I have an obsession with odd colored people. You should see my Sims :jiggy:

I'm really enjoying all of the variety..can't wait to see them PinkZombie!

pixiecorpse
05-20-2012, 04:22 AM
They are cool Sharon! Love that 1st one she's gorgeous! :D

Nancy
05-20-2012, 10:26 AM
Beautiful set Sharon! Love the vivid, rich colors!

SharonPMartin
05-20-2012, 12:09 PM
Thanks for the kind words. I am really enjoying all of the unusual faces you all are creating.

oddbreed
05-20-2012, 12:24 PM
SharonPMartin those are fabulous!

LilacDragn
05-20-2012, 05:33 PM
I'm kinda regretting that I didn't do 6 now. The art in this swap is freaking amazing!!

Pochadiva
05-20-2012, 07:40 PM
I'm kinda regretting that I didn't do 6 now. The art in this swap is freaking amazing!!

I wholeheartedly agree and I can't wait to see more of the creative genius at work!

JoyFlower
05-20-2012, 07:46 PM
I totally spaced that 6:6 was an option... I just may send another three, myself! :laugh:

PinkZombie
05-20-2012, 07:55 PM
Mine are all done!! Yay!

Chibi boy laughing, rainbow man, blue skinned hottie, ice elf
green boy looking out through window, pink zombie (yes I couldn't resist) & with rainbow hair, and purple girl

Pochadiva
05-20-2012, 08:54 PM
Mine are all done!! Yay!

Chibi boy laughing, rainbow man, blue skinned hottie, ice elf
green boy looking out through window, pink zombie (yes I couldn't resist) & with rainbow hair, and purple girl

Super fun stuff PinkZombie! Thanks for sharing...oh boy...oh boy....I get to pick one. Thanks so much for the hostie!

JoyFlower....there is plenty of time left to do more my friend!

onyablue
05-21-2012, 01:39 AM
Pochadiva could I join?
I have already done my 3.

JoyFlower
05-21-2012, 02:11 AM
Oh, I like that third one onyablue!

ArtsyLady
05-21-2012, 06:52 AM
onya, they are all magnificent

hazardgal
05-21-2012, 09:00 AM
Onyablue, they are brilliant:)

Evalila
05-21-2012, 09:08 AM
My cards are in the mail:)

Pochadiva
05-21-2012, 10:19 AM
Pochadiva could I join?
I have already done my 3.

My goodness onyablue....those are sensational! Thanks for joining and posting. You will be on the list pronto.

Pochadiva
05-21-2012, 10:39 AM
Great Evalila....I'll keep and eye out for them.

oddbreed
05-21-2012, 12:05 PM
ive got 4 mor edone, woo...will post this afternoon, gotta run~

Pochadiva
05-21-2012, 12:37 PM
ive got 4 mor edone, woo...will post this afternoon, gotta run~

Oh goodie! We all can't wait to feast our eyes on them Odd. Glad you decided to make some more faces!

Pochadiva
05-21-2012, 04:04 PM
Received Lazyshadows delightful cards today! Thanks so much for the hostie and the postage Voula!

topacelot
05-22-2012, 03:54 PM
very cool onya, love the last :cute:

oddbreed
05-22-2012, 06:03 PM
I'll get these to the post within the week~

NatashaMay
05-22-2012, 07:03 PM
Awesome, oddbreed! :D

Pochadiva
05-22-2012, 08:09 PM
I'll get these to the post within the week~

Another delightful group of faces Odd...thanks for sharing the fun!

MBM
05-23-2012, 01:14 AM
Here is my third... Fourth is sketched out and just needs to be painted. Soooo excited am I!!!!

Pochadiva
05-23-2012, 01:16 AM
Here is my third... Fourth is sketched out and just needs to be painted. Soooo excited am I!!!!

Oh yes....fantastic MBM...loving your renditions on this theme! Thanks for posting.

pixiecorpse
05-23-2012, 04:11 AM
Woo! Odd and mbm! They are fantastic! I must be subconsciously thinking about your lioness mbm, my blond dye job has gone all patchy a bit like a tabby cat...I think I can rock it though :D

ceejay
05-23-2012, 07:52 AM
Pochadiva ... I'd like to join in on the fun, please.

Pochadiva
05-23-2012, 09:36 AM
Pochadiva ... I'd like to join in on the fun, please.

Wonderful ceejay! Great to have you on board.

oddbreed
05-23-2012, 10:42 AM
thanks everyone, there are some eally aweosme cards going on here...Diva, im gonna need to see a gallery of this one, lol

PinkZombie
05-23-2012, 11:00 AM
Mine are in the mail on their way

Pochadiva
05-23-2012, 12:11 PM
Mine are in the mail on their way

Yay PinkZombie....I'll let you know as soon as they arrive!

MBM
05-23-2012, 07:38 PM
Thanks much Pochadiva! Having tons of fun with these.....

MBM
05-23-2012, 07:42 PM
Pixiecorpse...LOL!

Pochadiva
05-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Thanks much Pochadiva! Having tons of fun with these.....

Yes...it is fun. You can imagine how anxious I am to check the mail each day!

MBM
05-23-2012, 07:47 PM
DEFINATELY!

ceejay
05-24-2012, 06:17 PM
Okay, Pochadiva ... my cards will go postal tomorrow.

Pochadiva
05-24-2012, 06:18 PM
Found another treat in my mailbox today. Oddbreed's second set of delicious cards arrived today. Thanks for the bonus Odd!

Pochadiva
05-24-2012, 06:20 PM
Okay, Pochadiva ... my cards will go postal tomorrow.

Fantastic ceejay! I guess these peeps are feeling rainbowish today. Thanks for the extra card! I'll let you know when they arrive.

oddbreed
05-24-2012, 06:51 PM
thanks for letting me know Diva, for a minute i thought i missed placed those buggas

Pochadiva
05-24-2012, 07:08 PM
Glad I could ease your mind a bit odd!

MBM
05-24-2012, 08:30 PM
Fourth and final!

Pochadiva
05-24-2012, 08:37 PM
Fourth and final!

Superb MBM! Thanks for posting and thanks for including a fourth card for the hostess. I will treasure it!

LilacDragn
05-24-2012, 10:23 PM
Holy cow, MBM...I am like sooooo in love with your circus jester!! The green with the blue..and the swirls..it's just soooo pretty.

tlsexton0913
05-25-2012, 12:02 PM
MBM, lovin that jester.

ceejay, awesome unnaturally colored faces! Love the green man and the blue boy.

oddbreed
05-25-2012, 02:22 PM
so so cool, all the cards are off the hook peeps!

Pochadiva
05-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Keep 'em coming!

moonrose442
05-25-2012, 11:59 PM
Cool lovely face keep showing up. This is one fun looking swap

Pochadiva
05-26-2012, 12:06 AM
This one is definitely worth checking back on...the art is fantastic!

onyablue
05-26-2012, 03:24 AM
Hi Pochadiva,
I posted mine today.
onyablue.

pixiecorpse
05-26-2012, 09:12 AM
Wow ceejay they are fantastic!!!!
And mbm that jester is very cool!!!

Pochadiva
05-26-2012, 10:40 AM
I'll keep an eye out onyablue!

Pochadiva
05-26-2012, 01:39 PM
Love my mailcarrier...goodies from Evalila and PinkZombie today...wonderful cards ladies and thanks so much for including an extrey card!

PinkZombie
05-26-2012, 02:59 PM
Yay happy they're there safely!

Pochadiva
05-28-2012, 03:50 PM
Hope your multicolored muses are simmering out there arteests!

suzyq
05-29-2012, 09:08 AM
I have a couple of unnaturally colored faces done so would like to jump in on this one, please!

Pochadiva
05-29-2012, 10:10 AM
I have a couple of unnaturally colored faces done so would like to jump in on this one, please!

Would love to have you jump on board suzyq!

Pochadiva
05-29-2012, 03:24 PM
Fantastic cards received today from MBM and mvb......funny how they arrived together being 3 letter screen names starting with 'm'. Thanks so much to the m & m's for including an extra card too!

Pochadiva
05-30-2012, 01:54 PM
Received onyablue's astonishing cards today. Very cool in person! Thanks for the extra card. I'm so delighted to have one of your excellent cards!

Pochadiva
05-31-2012, 02:35 PM
Received Laurie Kett's astonishing cards today. Wow...fabulous! Thanks so much Laurie for the hostess gift. I'm thrilled to have it!

Pochadiva
06-01-2012, 01:06 AM
Some amazing cards on this post. I would like to join in please

Welcome to the thread JBunny!

rainbowrays
06-01-2012, 10:34 PM
Please add me to the list! (:

Pochadiva
06-01-2012, 10:55 PM
Please add me to the list! (:

Welcome rainbowrays! Nice to have you with us.

oddbreed
06-02-2012, 08:36 PM
so kewl to see some new faces here!

KaleidescopeI's
06-02-2012, 09:44 PM
I have another to post and it didn't dawn on me until after I was done that I used orange and blue again....it was just speaking to me at the time. Two more to go.
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Pochadiva
06-02-2012, 09:47 PM
Absolutely gorgeous Clara. The tones with a bit of purple are stunning!

Welcome Blueborealis! Nice to have another newcomer.

KaleidescopeI's
06-02-2012, 09:50 PM
Thank you, Bonnie!

Pochadiva
06-02-2012, 09:53 PM
Received ceejay's striking cards today...I'm delighted that you included an extra card Carol!

art_junkie
06-03-2012, 08:11 AM
wow Clara- I am having unnaturally colored face envy

pixiecorpse
06-03-2012, 10:26 AM
Gorgeous Kal! Love the orange/blue combo :D

Thalia
06-03-2012, 10:32 AM
May I join you in this unnatural world of colored faces? :)

Pochadiva
06-03-2012, 10:38 AM
May I join you in this unnatural world of colored faces? :)

Wonderful Thalia! So glad you found the swap and welcome.

oddbreed
06-03-2012, 10:49 AM
KaleidescopeI's so very kewl

rainbowrays
06-03-2012, 06:26 PM
I just made my cards! I just need to make sleeves and I will send them out.

Pochadiva
06-03-2012, 08:07 PM
I just made my cards! I just need to make sleeves and I will send them out.

I will be anxious to see them in person rainbowrays!

KaleidescopeI's
06-03-2012, 10:52 PM
Thanks all for the great comments on the Blue Fairy!:)

Thalia
06-04-2012, 11:45 AM
I have mailed my cards today. :)

Pochadiva
06-04-2012, 01:27 PM
I have mailed my cards today. :)

Great! I will keep my eye out for them Thalia. Can't wait to see them in person.

suzyq
06-04-2012, 09:08 PM
Here are my faces that will go postal in the next day or two. All of mine started out as paper that already had some paint smears/doodles and I "found" a face/faces and went from there. I loved creating these and hope you like as much as I do.

topacelot
06-04-2012, 10:42 PM
very cool, love the 3rd!

Pochadiva
06-04-2012, 10:55 PM
Wonderful faces Suzy! Very unique style and very cool. Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for including an extra card!

Pochadiva
06-04-2012, 11:12 PM
I received two wonderful sets of cards today from jessann and Nancy! Great job ladies. I really appreciate your generous hostess card. Tough decisions lay ahead!

oddbreed
06-05-2012, 09:58 AM
suzyq awesome cards!

pixiecorpse
06-05-2012, 12:11 PM
Very cool susyq!!!!

suzyq
06-06-2012, 08:49 AM
Thanks, guys! They are going in the hands of the postal service today.

Pochadiva
06-06-2012, 12:18 PM
Great suzyq! I'll keep my eye out for them and post in the thread when they arrive.

Pochadiva
06-06-2012, 08:43 PM
Just got word that Heidi 2323 has decided to join in...Can't wait to see your faces Heidi!

Pochadiva
06-08-2012, 06:29 PM
Just opened Thalia's envy to behold her wonderous cards. Terrific job Thalia! I'm so pleased you joined in this swap.

lafaver55
06-08-2012, 07:06 PM
I would love to play.

Pochadiva
06-08-2012, 09:10 PM
I would love to play.

Fantastic lafaver55.....happy you are joining this menagerie!

lafaver55
06-08-2012, 10:46 PM
Joined by mistake. Sorry

Pochadiva
06-08-2012, 10:55 PM
Joined by mistake. Sorry

ok...I'll take you off the list then...sorry you won't be playing with us!

KaleidescopeI's
06-08-2012, 11:36 PM
Yippee, I am done with my last two cards. Hope you like them. Will be mailing Tuesday.
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Pochadiva
06-09-2012, 12:07 AM
Yippee, I am done with my last two cards. Hope you like them. Will be mailing Tuesday.
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Wow...you go girl! Incredible cards Clara! Thanks for sharing.

Thalia
06-09-2012, 03:19 AM
These are fantastic! :D

oddbreed
06-09-2012, 10:13 AM
KaleidescopeI's love the colors!

Pochadiva
06-09-2012, 01:19 PM
I'm so glad Clara posted them for us to drool over....great job as usual!

Idolores
06-09-2012, 03:59 PM
would these work for your swap? if so please add me

Pochadiva
06-09-2012, 04:22 PM
would these work for your swap? if so please add me

Terrific job Idolores! You are totally "In"! Thanks for joining.

KaleidescopeI's
06-09-2012, 04:42 PM
Thanks, Bonnie, Thalia, and Odd! Great cards Idolores.

Pochadiva
06-09-2012, 05:06 PM
Just opened topacelot's cool assortment of unnatually colored faces today. Lots of fun to examine! Thanks Rachel for including an extra. I will love having another one of your cards in my collection!

Pochadiva
06-09-2012, 05:09 PM
It never ceases to amaze me, the accumulation of incredible talent assembled on this site!

kristib
06-09-2012, 05:25 PM
add my name to the list please. Will try to complete nxt week

Pochadiva
06-09-2012, 05:28 PM
add my name to the list please. Will try to complete nxt week

Awesome kristib! So glad you found our group. I'll add you right now.

oddbreed
06-12-2012, 02:35 PM
nightwind431 great work

Pochadiva
06-12-2012, 02:53 PM
Terrific job nightwind 431! Thanks so much for the extra card!

Pochadiva
06-12-2012, 02:54 PM
Hi All...just a note to tell you that I will be attending the AFA conference in Portland this week. I will be able to monitor the swap but I will be unable to confirm receipt of cards until I return. Keep those fabulous faces coming!

oddbreed
06-12-2012, 04:15 PM
nightwind431oh boy do i understand camera woes! everythng always seems to looks better in real life...:cute:

Pochadiva
06-12-2012, 06:10 PM
Yes....I find that to be true in most cases also but I'd rather have it that way than the other way around!

beyondshay
06-12-2012, 08:31 PM
Faces! Faces! UNNATURALLY COLORED FACES!!!!


They will be in the mail tomorrow!!! :D

andyaly
06-12-2012, 09:21 PM
Mine will also be in the mail tomorrow....here they are:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Unnaturally_Colored_Faces.jpg

PinkZombie
06-12-2012, 09:57 PM
Those are 8 amazing cards posted directly above me!!

Pochadiva
06-13-2012, 12:26 AM
Super cards Ladies! I'm thrilled to have a hostess card from each of you...thanks!

Squigglebrain
06-14-2012, 02:43 PM
I got 4 on the table right now, all inked out and ready to colour! They should be mail-worthy within a day or so, since I like to coat them with a protectant before mailing them off. I had FUN with this one!!

YAY!

pixiecorpse
06-14-2012, 03:12 PM
Wow! More gorgeous art!

Squigglebrain what do you use to coat them? I've been thinking about something like that for a while...

Can't believe its almost swap time went soooo fast!

oddbreed
06-14-2012, 03:31 PM
andyaly, beyondshay great cards, love the bold colors!

moonrose442
06-14-2012, 07:00 PM
wow some more great faces. :)

locatray
06-14-2012, 11:19 PM
andy - the yellow-skin/ blue-hair card is beautiful! i love it!

Pochadiva
06-15-2012, 01:36 AM
Can't wait to see what awesomeness is yet to come!

andyaly
06-15-2012, 10:09 AM
Thanks, everyone! :)

KaleidescopeI's
06-15-2012, 01:40 PM
Bonnie mine are in the mail.

Pochadiva
06-16-2012, 02:28 AM
Great Clara! I will look for them when I get home from the conference....having a fantastic time and learning lots of fun techniques for other types of art and some for ATC's as well!

KaleidescopeI's
06-16-2012, 08:36 AM
I hope that I will be able to go to a conference some day. I can't get over the art that is created while you are all at the conferences. I just love viewing the gallery when everyone posts their tons of creations.

Pochadiva
06-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Wish all of my players were here so I could meet you in person! It's so much fun matching names to faces.

pixiecorpse
06-16-2012, 03:32 PM
I wish I was there too! :(
Have a wonderful time! Totally jealous! :D

suzyq
06-16-2012, 03:44 PM
I apparently was having a dyslexic day when I addressed my envelope to mail my faces, Pochadiva. I switched up the last two numbers on your street address and they came back to me today as "unclaimed". I will put back in the mail Monday. :wacko:

ArtsyLady
06-16-2012, 03:51 PM
I just can't seem to paint any natural colored faces...this is a page in my journal...

topacelot
06-16-2012, 10:05 PM
beautiful Artsy!

ArtDuJunque
06-16-2012, 11:37 PM
My cards are done, just need sprayed and photo'd. Will post tomorrow with pics.

Pochadiva
06-17-2012, 02:49 AM
I'm reading all of these wonderful posts after another long day of fun and afa comraderie. Suzyq....sorry your cards took a detour but I'm confident they will find the correct path.
Artsy....stunning face! Thanks for sharing.
ArtDuJunque...anxious to see your new creations!

ArtDuJunque
06-17-2012, 12:58 PM
Alright here we go...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7387403508_ee7140e22a_m.jpg This one was inspired by that woman who is being investigated for putting her kid in a tanning bed (marker, ink)
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5234/7387401030_38c992e9bd_m.jpg This one was just a whatever drawing with pastels.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7387397614_dc2b409faa_m.jpg also pastel, not really going for anything in particular, just drawing.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/7387405446_849c9a4604_m.jpg and for our hostess the face of the sun in pastel.

pixiecorpse
06-17-2012, 02:45 PM
They are awesome! Love the red and blue halves :D

Squigglebrain
06-17-2012, 09:37 PM
I have all four (three and a host card) of the 'faces' part of the ATC's done... now I gotta settle down and do the backgrounds. I had this grand idea to use my watercolour pencil set for it... but why is it you can never find that kind of thing when you WANT to use it??? GRrRrrrRRrrrr. I might have to resort to my more usual abstract pen and ink thing. hrmf.

Even so, I am happy to see them 'finished' for the most part. I'm not always happy with my work, but sometimes... I am tickled by it, and then I know it's not half bad!

Pochadiva
06-18-2012, 11:38 AM
Hi all of you fabulous players! I just returned from the AFA conference...what a delightfully wonderful experience I had the pleasure of experiencing. I hope each of you will consider attending one at some point in the future. Now down to the enjoyable work of hosting this fabulous swap!

Welcome karrell!

I'm so impressed by your cards ArtDuJunque! Glorious interpretations. Thanks for posting and a special thanks for including an extra card!

I can't wait to see your cards Squigglebrain (your name makes me chuckle!)

I'm so sorry you have to withdraw BayBird but thank you for your interest and nice comment!

Pochadiva
06-18-2012, 07:27 PM
Big update news! I received a bounty of beautifully colored faces while I was at the conference. Striking cards arrived from IDolores, nightwind431, Addalou, JBunny (thanks for the 1.00!), KaleidescopeI's, ArtsyLady, Andyaly (appreciate the $1.00!) and BeyondShay. Thanks all of you generous players for including an awesome hostess card to add to my collection. I will treasure each and evey one of them!

oddbreed
06-18-2012, 08:30 PM
wow, you came back to a full mailbox, my fav!

Genxster
06-19-2012, 04:09 PM
After resting up from a fabulous weekend at AFA gathering, I sat down and did my cards. Hope everyone likes them. Are they unnatural enough? So glad I was able to get these done on time.

oddbreed
06-19-2012, 04:25 PM
Genxster WOW! love the cards, the detail and the boldness! excellent!

Pochadiva
06-19-2012, 06:27 PM
Most excellent cards Mellanie! It was so nice to meet you. Now I can picture you and hear your voice in your posts. I'm so thrilled you included an extra card. It will be a wonderful addition to my collection!

Genxster
06-20-2012, 01:08 AM
Whew! Glad these work. I've had such a hard time drawing this year. Just working in fits and starts and throwing so many things away. I think the weekend got me going again. I'm hoping to get these cards in the mail tomorrow.

JoyFlower
06-20-2012, 03:43 AM
Nice work! I really like that last one...nice strong features.

MelanieS
06-20-2012, 04:59 AM
I'm still recovering from the AFA conf....and going cleaning crazy on my house, since it's my "turn" to have my parents visit and stay at my house.
Hoping to get these in the mail tomorrow & they make it on time.
It was really nice to meet you and your mom at the gathering Bonnie!

catladybj
06-20-2012, 05:14 AM
I just can't seem to paint any natural colored faces...this is a page in my journal...

LOVE IT!!! love the colors.

Pochadiva
06-20-2012, 10:09 AM
I'm still recovering from the AFA conf....and going cleaning crazy on my house, since it's my "turn" to have my parents visit and stay at my house.
Hoping to get these in the mail tomorrow & they make it on time.
It was really nice to meet you and your mom at the gathering Bonnie!

You are so sweet MelanieS! So great to meet you too....I don't know how you do it all and do it so excellently. Thanks again for fitting this one in.

Pochadiva
06-20-2012, 01:52 PM
suzyq....your fabulous faces arrived today....Your cards are truly striking! Thanks for the hostie card....delighted to have it!

JoyFlower
06-20-2012, 02:28 PM
I just can't seem to paint any natural colored faces...this is a page in my journal...

Too funny! I like that!!

Pochadiva
06-20-2012, 10:28 PM
Too funny! I like that!!

Boy...I wouldn't mind having a journal page in my book that looked like that!

Pochadiva
06-21-2012, 03:27 AM
Sending my Faces in the morning! I hope they get there in time. I will post them to the feed tomorrow.

They should be fine. I always give it a few days after the deadline for the stragglers. Thanks for letting me know!

Pochadiva
06-21-2012, 07:47 PM
I'm adding catladybj to the list. She is doing a combination of unnaturally colored faces and blind draw...sounds very intriguing!

ArtDuJunque
06-21-2012, 09:04 PM
Heh, one of mine was a blind draw too, the ink and marker one.

Pochadiva
06-21-2012, 09:48 PM
Mine will go out tomorrow or Saturday. Hope they will travel quickly.

Awesome Heidi...I love the bold style you project! Thanks so much for including a hostie. I'm honored to have one of these terrific cards!

Pochadiva
06-21-2012, 09:50 PM
Heh, one of mine was a blind draw too, the ink and marker one.

I can see what you are talking about ArtDuJunque! I did blind draw part two and had a blast with it.

oddbreed
06-22-2012, 10:07 AM
holy heck theres only a few days left till returns, woo hoo, gonna need a new display binder!

Pochadiva
06-22-2012, 05:24 PM
Just got a glimpse in person of ArtDuJunque's terrific cards! Great job and thanks so much for including an extra hostie. I will enjoy having it.

Pochadiva
06-22-2012, 06:35 PM
Getting close ladies and gents...zeroing in on trading day!

beyondshay
06-22-2012, 06:51 PM
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

Pochadiva
06-22-2012, 07:11 PM
What a fun grouping of cards Beyondshay....thanks for posting and I'm delighted you inlcuded a hostie!

Pochadiva
06-22-2012, 08:15 PM
Hehe, thanks Pochadiva....I am Snowariginal though, Beyondshay is my mom.

So funny...I saw Beyondshay at the bottom and it stuck in my mind. It's fun to have your mother play along on this site. My Mom loves it!

MelanieS
06-23-2012, 03:37 AM
My cards are postal....Here are what my cards look like:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/medium/1_img532.jpg

beyondshay
06-23-2012, 10:46 AM
MelanieS...I LOVE YOUR FACES! Great style and Amazing Color! Sure hope I get one of these beauties!

suzyq
06-23-2012, 11:29 AM
MelanieS, so cool - nice work!

Pochadiva
06-23-2012, 11:48 AM
Par excellance as usual Melanie...I'm so delighted you included an extra card. I am honored to have it!

andyaly
06-23-2012, 01:16 PM
Wow, Melanie....those cards are amazing! Love the vibrant colors! :)

ArtDuJunque
06-23-2012, 02:31 PM
woo i love long haired freaky people :-D

oddbreed
06-23-2012, 02:53 PM
MelanieS vey cool!

Pochadiva
06-23-2012, 04:16 PM
My mailbox brought wonderful faces today from Genxter and Snowariginal. Awesome job ladies! Thanks for your generosity. I am thrilled to add one of your cards to my collection!

topacelot
06-24-2012, 01:24 AM
Love those Melanie, beautiful work!

tlsexton0913
06-24-2012, 02:14 PM
Melanie, those are awesome. I really like the second one.

Pochadiva
06-24-2012, 04:00 PM
Yes...Melanie's cards sure are attracting lots of attention..they are awesome!

Jewels
06-24-2012, 05:53 PM
Great picts Melanie! I especially like the green face one with dark hair. Very cool.

oddbreed
06-25-2012, 10:08 AM
is it swap out time?!? woop

Pochadiva
06-25-2012, 11:10 AM
is it swap out time?!? woop

I'm waiting for a few more stragglers and hopefully I'll be able to swap out in a day or two!

oddbreed
06-25-2012, 12:28 PM
ok, i'll try to contain my excitement:cute:

Pochadiva
06-25-2012, 06:04 PM
Just received MelanieS's stunning cards and Heidi 2323's wild and wonderful cards. Thanks so much ladies for including an extra card! I'm thrilled to have your terrific cards added to my collection. I will treasure them.

Pochadiva
06-26-2012, 09:44 PM
Hi players.....I've been following up on a few stragglers to get some clarification but I should be able to start swapping on Thursday.....that should be quite a project!

Squigglebrain
06-27-2012, 04:28 AM
Alas I am one of those naughty stragglers- but mine will be winging it to you as of this morning! Here is a scan of them:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18482/1_Unaturally-coloured-faces.jpg

This was really FUN for me! What characters they were, as I made them!!

oddbreed
06-27-2012, 10:25 AM
Squigglebrain very cool

Pochadiva
06-27-2012, 11:11 AM
Alas I am one of those naughty stragglers- but mine will be winging it to you as of this morning! Here is a scan of them:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18482/1_Unaturally-coloured-faces.jpg

This was really FUN for me! What characters they were, as I made them!!

These are great David! Thanks for the extra.

pixiecorpse
06-28-2012, 09:02 AM
They are fan flippy tastic Squigglebrain! I'd love one of those in my envie ;)

Pochadiva
06-28-2012, 11:05 AM
I received Helene's wonderous cards last night. Thanks Helene for including an extra card. I'm honored to have one of these beauties! Hope to receive the other two sets of cards I'm waiting for today!

Pochadiva
06-29-2012, 07:06 PM
I received Squigglebrain's delightful cards today! Thanks so much for the extra cards annnnddddd extras!

Squigglebrain
06-29-2012, 07:11 PM
Yaaaaayyyy!!! *happydance* I love it when the mail system gets things somewhere -=FAST!!

Pochadiva
06-29-2012, 07:13 PM
I have one pesky set that I was hoping to have from Canada by now (it was sent a couple of weeks ago). I fear it may be lost but I will give it until Monday's mail and then I will start swapping. I'd like to give my player the benefit of the doubt and I hope you all don't mind. Thank to all of you for making this such a blast of a swap!

ArtDuJunque
06-30-2012, 11:32 AM
Canadian post is being horrible lately. I sent a package to Phrixy nearly 3 weeks ago and she still hasn't gotten it. Heck, I can drive to Toronto in a day and back. This is insane.

Pochadiva
06-30-2012, 12:03 PM
Canadian post is being horrible lately. I sent a package to Phrixy nearly 3 weeks ago and she still hasn't gotten it. Heck, I can drive to Toronto in a day and back. This is insane.

It seems to be hit and miss. You never know. I hope they make it by Monday.

oddbreed
06-30-2012, 01:24 PM
crossing fingers for monday!

Pochadiva
06-30-2012, 04:44 PM
Alas...they didn't make it in today's mail darn it!

Squigglebrain
06-30-2012, 08:20 PM
I know, Canada mail has been scary- I had to withdraw from one swap because i just had to admit there was no way, even 'priority' mail, would not get the cards there within a reasonable time of the due date. :( poor Canadians right now!!

Pochadiva
07-02-2012, 01:38 PM
Happy dance! I just received margie's awesome cards from Canada! I'm so relieved they arrived just in the nick of time. I will be swapping out tonight and tomorrow.

oddbreed
07-02-2012, 01:49 PM
yay! returns

ArtsyLady
07-02-2012, 02:52 PM
Looking forward to them

Pochadiva
07-03-2012, 10:26 PM
I'm awkwardly writing this comment with my left hand. Unfortunately I will have to wait a day or two before I'm able to complete the swap. I've developed a raging case of gout/arthritus in my right hand. I'm so frustrated by this but hopefully it will pass soon. I have some prescription medicine I'm hoping will dispatch this condition really quickly! I did do some work on it last night. 60 sets will take awhile to process. So sorry for all of the delays!

ArtDuJunque
07-03-2012, 11:12 PM
Wow, that is a lot of cards, take all the time you need diva!

Squigglebrain
07-04-2012, 12:45 AM
Heck yeah! You're a great Host, and that is owie to cope with as it is! We'll all be dreaming of the strange and wonderful faces of the strange characters who will show up in our mailboxes when you get the chance to swap-n-send them all out! Good energy sent for a positive heal on that, Gout sucks!

Pochadiva
07-04-2012, 12:54 AM
thanks you guys. just found out from the dr. that this is just a serious arthritic flare up. here's hoping the medication does the trick.

Pochadiva
07-04-2012, 11:24 AM
Have a safe and happy 4th of July. My hand is improving. I hope I will be able to expand on my use of it by tomorrow.

JoyFlower
07-04-2012, 02:59 PM
Hope you are feeling better soon, Bonnie! I'm sorry you have to deal with that.

Pochadiva
07-04-2012, 11:56 PM
Thanks guys...I'm able to handle the envies and have been working on them today. writing is still difficult though.

Janet
07-05-2012, 04:31 PM
Sorry you are in pain. Take your time, I'm sure you should be resting your hand :)

oddbreed
07-05-2012, 04:44 PM
hope your feeling better Bonnie!

moonrose442
07-05-2012, 05:03 PM
Sorry to hear about your pain. The weather has been bad for my Mom and friends at work with arthritis. I may not know the pain but I've seen it. Sorry.

Jewels
07-06-2012, 07:53 AM
Have you ever heard of a product called Joint Juice? My mom swears by it. Says 20 minutes after drinking it she can move the stiff joints in her hands and they don't hurt.
Here's a link with a coupon if you're interested.
http://tryjointjuice.com/

Pochadiva
07-06-2012, 09:21 AM
Thanks everyone! I'll check out the joint juice and see if it's something I might want to try. The anti-inflammatory I was prescribed really helped. I have finished all of the swapping and am getting ready to prepare the envelopes this morning. Hope to have them in this morning's mail.

Helene
07-06-2012, 11:34 AM
I couldn't wait and I wrestled my envie out of Bonnie's hands last night at our Poway Live Meet before she could mail it...(pretty easy since she couldn't fight back!)...but she is a trooper and let me have it (of course...since it saved her the postage...Ha ha! but mostly because she is a kind person!)...I promise you guys that I didn't hurt her hands anymore than before...and she will be most likely able to mail today...I just thought I would torture you a little with a tease!
So here are my thanks: First of all KUDOS to an outstanding host!
And wonderful art received...
Thank you to SharonPMartin (for her colorful gold dotted "Donna"), ArtJunkie (for her intricately patterned "Pink Eye") and ArtsyLady (for her delicately watercolored "Unchanged"). All lovely interpretations that I will treasure!

ArtsyLady
07-06-2012, 03:23 PM
Bonnie,

I think you have unleashed an unnaturally colored monster within me

KaleidescopeI's
07-06-2012, 05:28 PM
Bonnie, sorry to hear you are in pain....hope you are on the mend.

Pochadiva
07-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Bonnie,

I think you have unleashed an unnaturally colored monster within me

Love it ArtsyLady! Aren't these fun?

My hand is almost 100% again thank goodness...some scary stuff. I was able to process about half of the envies this morning and then I had an obligation. Those have been mailed. I will be able to finish up the rest tonight and get them out in tomorrow's mail.

Pochadiva
07-07-2012, 01:38 AM
Update here......I finished up the swap and now all of the cards are on their merry way. This was a wonderful experience. I was blown away by the magnificent art manifested here. Thanks to all for your part in making this one terrific swap!

oddbreed
07-07-2012, 10:41 AM
woohoo, returns! Diva you rock!

MBM
07-07-2012, 05:03 PM
Thanks Bonnie! sorry to here you were having pain in your hand. Freshly juiced carrots work well for arthritis. I usually don't have a pain in my body after drinking this on a daily basis. Just a thought!

Pochadiva
07-07-2012, 05:38 PM
Thanks Bonnie! sorry to here you were having pain in your hand. Freshly juiced carrots work well for arthritis. I usually don't have a pain in my body after drinking this on a daily basis. Just a thought!

Thanks for the tip...so joint juice and juiced carrots. I must incorporate something into my routine to help prevent this from happening again!

rainbowrays
07-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Hi. I hate to admit this, but I didn't take any pictures of my cards before I sent them. So if anyone receives one of my cards (rainbowrays), I would really really appreciate it if you would take a picture so I can have them for my records. Thanks.