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goatgoddess
04-23-2008, 11:50 AM
Let's get Personal with Symbols, due July 14, 2008
Let's get Personal with Symbols
Swap Due Date - July 14, 2008
Signup/withdraw date - June 30, 2008
Number of Cards - 3/3
Number of participants - unlimited


Let's get Personal with Symbols

Any medium works - but please no photocopies of original pieces of art - let’s make all of these original. Mixed media - Rubberstamps, collage, handdrawn or fabric - You can make them funky or serious - feel free to think out side the box.


* Cards need to be to me by July 14, 2008

* last sign up/or drop date: June 30, 2008

* This will be a 3 cards for 3 in return

* Number of participants - unlimited

* Please include your name and screen name on the backs of your cards

* list the concept of your card on the back of your card.

* Please use card protectors when mailing to protect your cards

* Those in the USA - Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for your returns

* International - include a self addressed envelope - I will take care of return postage.

* Please Contact me if you can not make the mail by deadline.



Symbols are all around us, a part of our communication. You may be using symbols in your work now - a color or repeated design - What are your own personal symbols? This swap is for exploring that question.


PM me when you are ready to send your cards and I will PM you my address.

This is a digital card I did for another swap - the concept was Daydreaming, the fish were for me, symbols of how I daydream - my mind jumping from one thought to next, each thought like a fish, here and then gone <g>

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1. Goatgoddess
2. Rooskie - Rec
3. Ibus - Rec 1st
4. ScramperSue
5. Biggoldfsh - Rec
6. rockstarsgirl - Rec
7. Randiland - Rec
8. schaefme - Rec
9. Bright-Spark - Rec
10. Chronata - Rec 2nd
11. sometomato - Rec
12. Els - Rec
13. polario - Rec
14.


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RoOskie
04-24-2008, 12:43 PM
I would love to join this! Sounds like fun! Rooskie

goatgoddess
04-24-2008, 12:52 PM
Welcome to the swap Rooskie - pm me when you are ready for my address :)

Ibus
04-24-2008, 09:50 PM
Sounds like fun, sign me up please.

goatgoddess
04-24-2008, 11:16 PM
Ibus - welcome to the swap :)

ScramperSue
04-25-2008, 12:30 AM
:elvis:oooh, I am sooo in!:err:

Biggoldfsh
04-25-2008, 04:08 AM
Newby here, would like to give this a try.

goatgoddess
04-25-2008, 06:12 AM
ScramperSue and Biggoldfsh welcome to the swap - glad you are joining - pm me when you are ready for my address. :)

rockstarsgirl
04-27-2008, 01:32 AM
oh my gosh...can i join, too? this sort of thing is right up my alley!

goatgoddess
04-27-2008, 08:18 AM
rockstarsgirl - welcome to the swap - glad you are joining :) pm me when you are ready for my address.

Randiland
04-28-2008, 08:03 PM
Right up my alley! I wanna join!

goatgoddess
04-29-2008, 09:37 AM
Randiland - Welcome to the swap - pm me when you are ready for my address. :)

RoOskie
05-01-2008, 10:57 PM
I am really struggling with this swap! I don't know why. I really want to do this because it's challenging, but it may be too challenging. Can the symbol already exist and represent something else, or do I have to invent one??? HELP!! I

goatgoddess
05-01-2008, 11:34 PM
Rooskie - you can use anything that means something to you - there is no right or wrong way to do this swap :)

Take the concept of Change - some people see the butterfly as a symbol of that - others might think of a seed, and yet others may see the seasons changing as a symbol of change. There is as many ways to do this swap as there are people.

hope this helps a bit - just remember it's about fun and exploring concepts - it can be whatever you want it to be.

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RoOskie
05-02-2008, 01:16 AM
Thanks, that helps!!! I think I get it. Hopefully I get some inspiration this weekend! Thanks again! - Rooskie

Ibus
05-02-2008, 02:39 PM
Rooskie, you've got 'Irish girl' under your name. So if you look at it as Irish = shamrock , then you have a personal symbol! :)

schaefme
05-03-2008, 06:45 AM
love the idea~may I join?

Bright-Spark
05-03-2008, 06:02 PM
This is really challenging!

I would love to give it a try, so please sign me up.

Ibus
05-03-2008, 06:46 PM
I'm having fun with this one, I've been busy with them today

goatgoddess
05-03-2008, 09:06 PM
schaefme and Bright-Spark - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining! pm me when you are ready for my address :)

Chronata
05-05-2008, 10:05 PM
I would love to sign up for this one too!

goatgoddess
05-06-2008, 12:45 PM
Chronata - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining - pm me when you are ready for my address :)

Ibus
05-24-2008, 11:06 PM
My cards were posted 21.05.

goatgoddess
05-25-2008, 02:00 AM
Ibus - will be watching for them :)

RoOskie
05-30-2008, 04:32 PM
Here is my first card. It is a little different but I hope it still works. - Rooskie

Ibus
05-30-2008, 05:49 PM
Wow, I love that!

sometomato
05-30-2008, 06:01 PM
GG, can I still sign up?

Chronata
05-30-2008, 08:01 PM
My 3 (plus one for the Goddess of Goats!) are finished and will be mailed tomorrow!

This was great...I realized there are a LOT of personal symbols that always keep cropping up in my art! It was hard to pick only 4 of them! :D

Ibus
05-30-2008, 08:43 PM
My 3 (plus one for the Goddess of Goats!) are finished and will be mailed tomorrow!

This was great...I realized there are a LOT of personal symbols that always keep cropping up in my art! It was hard to pick only 4 of them! :D

Only 4!! :eek: Need to go read the 'rules' again. Phew, no limit!

goatgoddess
05-31-2008, 11:32 AM
Rooskie - that is beautiful - love the beadwork!!! Thanks for posting to the thread. :)

sometomato - Welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining :) pm me when you are ready for my address.

Chronata - will be watching for them - thanks for the update :)

goatgoddess
05-31-2008, 11:35 AM
Ibus - your wonderful cards are here! love them - thanks so much for the extra card :)


I'm heading off to a art getaway with a group from here - won't have internet for the next couple of days.

RoOskie
06-06-2008, 01:42 AM
I DECIDED TO CHANGE MY 'LOOK' FOR MY CARDS. I POSTED ONE EARLIER ON THIS THREAD BUT DECIDED TO CHANGE IT TO AVAILABLE AND USE THESE FOUR CARDS INSTEAD. I LIKE THEM BETTER AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOOOOOO MUCH WORK TO MAKE FOUR BEADED CARDS. NOT TO MENTION THE WEIGHT AND SIZE. ANYWAY...HERE ARE MY CARDS. HOPE YOU ALL LIKE THEM!!! - ROOSKIE PS. ON THE BACK OF THE CARDS I'LL EXPLAIN THEIR MEANINGS. SOME ARE PRETTY OBVIOUS BUT THE YIN YANG BRAIN/SKULL IS A MADE UP SYMBOL FOR ME. I DECIDED THAT INSTEAD OF THE YIN YANG MEANING 'BALANCE' I DECIDED TO MAKE IT MEAN THE FIGHT BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL, AND HOW THE BRAIN HAS TO WORK TO FIGURE THAT OUT. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? A LITTLE DIFFERENT BUT THOUGHT IT FIT ME TO A 'T'!!!
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goatgoddess
06-06-2008, 11:27 AM
Chronata - your wonderful cards are here - thanks so much for the extra one!

Rooskie - love them - thanks for posting them to the thread! love the skull and the boldness of images - coolness!

goatgoddess
06-13-2008, 02:01 PM
Randiland - your wonderful cards are here!

Els
06-13-2008, 08:06 PM
Please put me on the list...this is a favourite subject of mine.

goatgoddess
06-14-2008, 12:02 AM
Els - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining! just pm'd you my address. :)

goatgoddess
06-17-2008, 10:04 AM
polario - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining - pm me when you are ready for my address :)

goatgoddess
06-23-2008, 09:57 PM
Rooskie - your wonderful cards are here - thanks so much for the extra card :)

sometomato
06-24-2008, 12:53 PM
Oh, my goodness! Stop me, someone! Once I started, I find I cannot stop creating these. :jiggy: Of course I won't send them all..... I will post some later today, but GG, please send your addy. (Can't believe I don't have it yet with all the swaps and trades I've done, but I don't - or haven't saved it...)

goatgoddess
06-24-2008, 01:10 PM
sending you a pm sometomato :)

sometomato
06-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Here are some to swap, out of 12! The rest will be up for trades.
(and that is with saving two duplicates for myself!) (Help! Help! I have to stop!)

sometomato
06-24-2008, 05:35 PM
and some more....

rockstarsgirl
06-24-2008, 08:33 PM
WOW! Very cool and colorful. I'm a Pisces too!

Ibus
06-24-2008, 08:48 PM
Lovely!

sometomato
06-25-2008, 01:29 AM
Thanks, all! I had a big piece of watercolor paper with some freely done paint that I'd done with droppers with a kindergarten class. It was perfect for ATC backgrounds for a series. The cards are: teacher, Pisces, books, artist, flowers, music, water on earth, and Peace (plus there are duplicates for teacher, Pisces, and Peace.)

goatgoddess
06-25-2008, 10:14 PM
sometomato - those are wonderful - love them - thanks for posting them to the thread :)

schaefme
06-30-2008, 11:39 AM
All-

I hope it's ok to upload these into the thread; they are cross-posted in the gallery also I'm new to trying to upload so apologize-let me know if I need to take them down.

They went out in the mail this morning; I had so much FUN with this set - one of the most enjoyable ATC sessions I've had yet!!!!

Marty

goatgoddess
06-30-2008, 12:05 PM
Those are lovely! nicely done - thanks for posting them to the thread! always fun to see everyones cards :)

Els
06-30-2008, 02:52 PM
Okay, my cards are on their way at long last. I really got bogged down with this subject. I found I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of ideas I had because of my decades of professional work with symbols. I was an icon designer for the world of computer software back in the 90s...some of my work is on your computers as you read this! Basically, I suffered from information overload in this swap's subject. Still, I tried hard to create something that will please whoever ends up with one of my cards. *sigh* I learned from the experience not to choose swaps that seem "easy." I have more luck with the ones that seem as though they're going to be difficult. "Easy" AIN'T. <BG>

sometomato
07-01-2008, 01:27 PM
My symbol cards are on their way as of yesterday - FINALLY! Sometimes it just takes a while to get to the mailing!) One for the hostess and 3 to swap.

goatgoddess
07-01-2008, 01:35 PM
Els - how very cool! will be watching for them - can't wait to see them :)

sometomato - will be watching for them - looking forward to seeing them.

rockstarsgirl
07-02-2008, 03:42 AM
Here are my 3 cards. They will be going out in the morning.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=21813&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=21877&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=21878&w=m

The "blood" on the 3rd one is done in diamond glaze colored with alcohol inks.

goatgoddess
07-02-2008, 12:58 PM
the diamond glaze worked well for that!
very cool cards - will be watching for them. :)

Bright-Spark
07-03-2008, 05:17 PM
Well, I have done three, one to go.....

Thought I would post piccies. I will get these in the post in the next couple of days.

goatgoddess
07-04-2008, 11:01 PM
Bright-Spark - beautiful cards - thanks for posting them to the thread :)

Els - your wonderful cards are here - thanks so much for the extra card and all the goodies.

Els
07-06-2008, 06:51 PM
My cards are now posted in the gallery. What you see is a representation of tribal symbols from different cultures. Celtic, African, Mayan/Aztec, and Neolithic. I came really close to bailing on this swap, but I'm glad I didn't. I learned that my intellect holding a ton of information doesn't mean my creative brain knows how to translate that into ART. So little time on this planet and so much yet to understand.

goatgoddess
07-07-2008, 09:23 PM
wonderful cards are here from Rockstarsgirl!

Sometomato - your beautiful cards are here! - thanks for the extra one.

goatgoddess
07-15-2008, 09:33 PM
More Fab cards!

schaefme - your wonderful cards are here!

Polario - your very cool cards are here - thanks for the extras!

Biggoldfsh - your beautiful cards are here!

Bright-Spark - your wonderful cards are here - thanks for the extras!

sometomato
07-23-2008, 05:14 PM
GG, did the cards get swapped and sent out yet?

goatgoddess
07-24-2008, 10:56 AM
That will be this weekend - working on gettting a scan from each of your cards so we can have a swap gallery.

sorry usually get things swaped out within the week - going to be the full two weeks this time.

goatgoddess
07-27-2008, 10:30 AM
got them scanned and starting the process of swapping now

I never posted the cards I made - so here they are

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=26743&w=o

Couldn't pick just one - so put several into one card - my hair was natural honey blond so gold is my color, my name Debra mean "the Bee" - the twin bees symbol of my twin daughters and myself being a gemini - the tree leaves are something special to me - when I first got my glasses in 3rd grade I was so taken with all the details in the trees I had missed that I drew trees non stop that year :)

goatgoddess
07-27-2008, 11:36 AM
cards are trade - envies are ready to mail - have to run to town later on today so will stop by the postoffice while there. :)

thanks everyone for making this a most wonderful swap!

sometomato
07-27-2008, 07:45 PM
Beautiful cards, GG!

goatgoddess
07-27-2008, 09:18 PM
Here's a pic of our cards - they look so good don't they?

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sometomato
07-27-2008, 09:45 PM
They DO look good...must be only SOME of them though!

goatgoddess
07-27-2008, 11:02 PM
Yes it is - one each - getting them ready (may be another day or two before I get them e-mailed off) to send so they can be posted to the swap gallery.

rockstarsgirl
07-28-2008, 12:17 AM
Such a great variety. Thanks for hosting GG!!

goatgoddess
08-01-2008, 11:52 AM
Randiland and Rooskie should be getting their cards soon if they haven't already - always waiting to hear about that first one landing at it's new home <G>

Chronata
08-01-2008, 08:00 PM
I got mine today!!!!

Yipee! What awesome art!
Thank you Goatgoddess for a wonderfully unique theme!
and for sending me such great returns!

From Polario, I got a beautiful and intriguing card called Heavy Heart...
from Els, a lovely trio of glittery celtic symbols
and from Shaefme, a haunting and wonderful flapper card called Flirt

I love them all! As well as the personal stories behind them!

Els
08-01-2008, 08:14 PM
Received my returns today;

White Lily from Chronata
RE from BrightSpark
and Personal Symbol from Randiland

Very cool, everyone...now I'm off to leave You Rock! for everyone...

sometomato
08-01-2008, 10:24 PM
I got my Personal symbol cards today! Thanks to GG for hosting and to RockStarGirl, BrightSpark, and my friend Ibus for their lovely cards!

goatgoddess
08-01-2008, 11:16 PM
cool - thanks for posting to the thread your returns - always nice to know that envies are getting to their new homes. :)

Biggoldfsh
08-02-2008, 02:38 PM
Recieved my cards this week. What fun.

Rock star girl, love the blood. Love the peaceful bees, goatgoddess and britespark, the wee beasty has a happy home with me.

biggoldfsh

Biggoldfsh
08-02-2008, 02:39 PM
Oops, sorry, bright-spark for the mis-spell...

Ibus
08-02-2008, 06:11 PM
My cards arrived today. Thanks to GG for a great swop and Rooskie, Rockstarsgirl and Sometomato for the great cards.

Bright-Spark
08-04-2008, 02:46 PM
How come mine arrive two days later and I am only 50 odd miles from Ibus??? I know I am further East, but.....

Anyway, goatgoddess great swap! Lovely cards received from sometomato, Els and Biggoldfsh. Off to leave rep points and itrader. Thanks everyone!

Ibus
08-04-2008, 03:03 PM
How come mine arrive two days later and I am only 50 odd miles from Ibus??? I know I am further East, but.....


That's how long it took the little man with the cleft stick to run 50 miles ......... :laugh:

goatgoddess
08-04-2008, 03:51 PM
how funny! glad they got there finally!

thanks for posting your returns to the thread :)

RoOskie
08-04-2008, 04:15 PM
I got my returns today! Yippie!!! Thank you to Schaefme, Randiland, and Ibus! Off to leave reps and iTrader!!!

rockstarsgirl
08-04-2008, 06:26 PM
I received my cards today. Thanks GG for a wonderful swap. Thanks also to sometomato, Ibus and one I can't figure out. I'm gonna do some sleuthing and hope I can find who it is.

Randiland
08-11-2008, 11:54 AM
I got my beautiful cards! Thank you! Great swap!

Got cards from:
rooskie
els
polario

Again, thanks to all!