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06-01-2008, 12:50 AM
Native American Legends/Stories Swap


I do a lot of Native American drawings, using the legends and stories to inspire me. Well, I want to do a swap where you guys can show me what images these stories invoke for you. I find each story to be full of symbolism, and emotion that I am sure that there would be wonderful cards coming from all of you!

This is my first swap so remind me if I'm missing something!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=8994&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=8994)http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=2168&w=s (http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=2168)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7054&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=7054)

White Buffalo Calf Woman, Raven Stealing the Sun & Coyote and the Origin of Death

# of players: 12
# of cards: 3 for 3
Hosted by: Lagaz
Mediums: Hand drawn, painted, mixed media with hand drawn elements
Cards due by: August 22, 2008

Withdraw Date: August 1, 2008

Sites to look at:
http://www.shannonthunderbird.com/Fi...ing%20Menu.htm (http://www.shannonthunderbird.com/First%20Nations%20Teaching%20Menu.htm) (just have to scroll down the page to get to the stories)
http://www.think-aboutit.com/native/...calf_woman.htm (http://www.think-aboutit.com/native/buffalo_calf_woman.htm)


1. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for your returns if you are in Canada. International members, I will cover the postage but please include a self addressed label for your returns. An extra card in the same theme would be nice but certainly not mandatory.
2. Please send an address label only. I will supply the envelopes.
3. Please send in your very best work, this topic means a lot to me, so take pride in your work!
4. Please put your cards in pennysleeves or baggies.
5. Send me a Private Message when you're ready to send your cards and I'll send you my mailing address.

Participants: (red-received) ( blue-complete )

2.ShesSoCrafty (withdrawn)
3.kylieluvsart received
5.Queenofthenight received
7.Dooda (withdrawn)
8.Miss received
9.Howiewonderstud received
10. Rapa received
11. Els received
12. Nowzem (withdrawn)

06-01-2008, 01:50 AM
soooo need to be in this one! please sign me up!

06-01-2008, 01:56 PM
Got you in Sue!

06-01-2008, 07:09 PM
can I join please?

06-01-2008, 07:43 PM
Can I join please?

06-01-2008, 08:45 PM
I'm part Cherokee and grew up hearing these stories so may I please join in???

06-01-2008, 09:48 PM
Thanks you guys..you're added!

06-03-2008, 07:57 PM
Sign me up please!


06-03-2008, 11:10 PM
You're signed on, thanks!

5 more people....c'mon it'll be fun and I know you guys can make some beautiful cards.

06-04-2008, 06:34 PM
OK, sign me up. :)

06-04-2008, 11:44 PM
being fellow 'Nishnawbe Kwe, (technecally i am Saulteaux) can i join?

06-05-2008, 12:21 AM
Thank you Miss!

And Meegwetch, Howie :)

You're both signed on!
3 more to go!!

06-10-2008, 10:05 PM
I need 3 more people to sign up and then we're full!

06-12-2008, 04:56 PM
I love themes like this! I'd like to try.

06-12-2008, 07:35 PM
Great Rapa, I'll add you now :)

06-14-2008, 01:43 PM
I would very much like to join.

06-14-2008, 09:47 PM
Thanks for joining, Els..I'll add you now :)

One more spot available!!

06-16-2008, 09:12 AM
I'd like to join please. I've been lurking for some time--I wanted to clear some other commitments, but I can't resist. :D

06-16-2008, 04:45 PM
YAY Nowzem, you take the last spot, thanks!

06-16-2008, 04:48 PM
We are now full everyone, I will update the first post as I recieve cards. YAY, I am so excited :)


Now we're full!!!

06-21-2008, 07:49 PM
Aww too late... catch you on the next time!

06-21-2008, 10:48 PM
I sent you a pm ShesSocrafty

06-22-2008, 02:39 AM
Lagaz, I am finished and need your address.

06-22-2008, 10:50 AM
Ok sign me up! I can't resist... my hubby and I have some indian blood! and I've been waiting for one of these to come around!!!

07-02-2008, 01:18 PM
I mailed mine today.

07-02-2008, 01:19 PM
Great! Thanks Miss :)

07-07-2008, 01:41 AM

I thought I would ask for your address before I got too far along. I have several ideas perking in my fertile brain right now.


07-07-2008, 05:26 PM
My cards are finished and posted in my gallery. I hope they'll please whoever receives them. - Els

07-07-2008, 07:05 PM
They look wonderful Els, I love them all. Great work! I'm so excited to see this swap's cards!

07-08-2008, 02:06 PM
KylieLuvsart and Miss I got your cards today, beautiful images you guys!

Thank you for the ephmera and the extra card you guys.

07-12-2008, 01:21 PM
gorgeous cards Els ... anyone would be ecstatic to receive them!!!!;)

07-12-2008, 07:27 PM
So anyone else been working on thier cards? I've got some already. I haven't started mine although I should start them soon.

07-14-2008, 04:38 PM
I'm researching stories and hope to begin this weekend.

07-14-2008, 05:51 PM
That's basically what I'll be doing this week :)

07-15-2008, 01:27 AM
me too ... so many to choose from, that's the hardest part for me!:) Can't wait to get started!!!:spinny:

07-16-2008, 12:25 PM
I got yours today Els...beautiful cards, and thank you for the extras :)

07-24-2008, 09:51 PM
Just checking up on everybody. How's it going with the cards? Anyone need help?

Just a reminder: Withdraw date is August 1st. So if you need to leave just let me know before then. But don't, 'cuz I want to see everyone's cards :)

07-27-2008, 10:21 PM
I've finished my cards and your welcome to view them in my gallery. I hope whoever receives them likes them as much as I enjoyed doing them!

07-27-2008, 11:09 PM
gorgeous, gorgeous cards rapa ... I'm sure anyone who receives them will be overjoyed (hint, hint Lagaz)!!;)

07-28-2008, 12:51 AM
They are beautiful cards Rapa! I can't wait to see them in person :)

Queen: Very subtle ;) LOL!

07-28-2008, 12:48 PM
Wow, rapa! I am in total awe!

07-28-2008, 04:58 PM
Thank you for all the nice compliments; this was a very inspiring swap!

07-30-2008, 01:54 PM
So anyone else close to finishing? Remember to send a pm to get my address, however I will send an e-mail at the "2 weeks before the due date" day :) It's just that I live in the middle of Canada so mail can take awhile to get to me.

08-05-2008, 01:19 PM
I got Rapa's cards, and beautiful to behold too!

Just to let you guys know, I'm going to do iTraders when I have everyone's cards. Just so that I can do it all in one fell swoop.

08-06-2008, 07:30 PM
hey.. i just came back from post office and my cards are in the mail...

too bad i have no camera at the moment, or i would'a attached a pic!

08-07-2008, 02:25 PM
No problem Howie, I'll keep an eye out for them. I'll scan them for you too so that you have a record.

08-07-2008, 11:28 PM
that would be great, thanks!

08-08-2008, 04:10 PM
Lagaz, if it's not too much trouble, would you mind scanning mine for me, too? I'd like to be able to put them in my gallery.

08-08-2008, 04:32 PM
Thanks for the reminder .... I'm busy re-doing my cards! It's my own fault, I should note down in my diary when it's drawing only! I made mini dream-catchers and then went looking for the swop details (SAE, address label etc) and found out I'd done everything wrong.

08-08-2008, 06:38 PM
I can do that for you, Miss :)

Lagaz, if it's not too much trouble, would you mind scanning mine for me, too? I'd like to be able to put them in my gallery.

08-08-2008, 06:40 PM
Thanks for the reminder .... I'm busy re-doing my cards! It's my own fault, I should note down in my diary when it's drawing only! I made mini dream-catchers and then went looking for the swop details (SAE, address label etc) and found out I'd done everything wrong.

Oh no, you still got some time though...although I am interested in looking at your Mini Dreamcatchers. Would you mind posting a picture, please?

08-08-2008, 06:47 PM
I'll do better than that, I'll send you one! Would you mind scanning mine too please. I've finished them, but will leave them overnight to make sure they're completely dry. As it's early closing tomorrow, I must get them packed up first thing, so won't be able to scan as well.
The stories are so fascinating, I've loved reading them.

08-08-2008, 06:58 PM
Yep I can do that for you Ibus. And thank you, you didn't have to send me a mini dreamcatcher, but I appreciate it :)

08-12-2008, 04:14 PM
I got your cards today, Howie! I am very impressed with your pen&ink cards. What else can I say but...I love them :)
Send me your new addy as soon as you can please :)

08-12-2008, 11:25 PM
i was a bit worried- not sure if they were right or not.... lol

glad you like them

i pm'd u my email- thanks alot, Lagaz!

08-13-2008, 02:01 PM
Howie & Miss, I sent your scans to you a little while ago. Hopefully they get thru. If not let me know. I scanned them at a higher resolution in case you wanted to print them or something. If you are posting them here in the gallery I would recommend resizing the resolution to 100 dpi so that they won't take so much room in your online gallery space.

Anybody else need me to scan thier cards?

08-13-2008, 03:52 PM
Got them; thanks!!!

08-16-2008, 02:27 PM
Mine are going postal today ... here's a peek ...

08-16-2008, 03:06 PM
I just saw your cards in the gallery before I posted here. They are awesome! And as I said in one of the comments I left you...a couple of the stories I've never heard of before, I've got to look up. Thank you!

08-16-2008, 04:05 PM
Thanks Lagaz! I tried really hard to do these legends justice through my art work because these are not just stories but a verbal culture and heritage handed down through generations!

08-18-2008, 03:59 PM
oh boy, I'd love to have participated in something like this ;)

08-19-2008, 01:14 AM
That would've been awesome Tlouey! I'll probably host another again next year, then you can join! :) It's one of my favorite themes.

08-19-2008, 07:05 PM
I am sooooooooo jealous of you Lagaz.... you get to see ALL those awesome cards -together- but than you also have to part with them all...too...:eek:

so excited- can't wait to see my returns in this swap!!

are you planning to put up a picture in the swap gallery of some of them together?

08-19-2008, 10:13 PM
I know, I can't wait to see the rest of them together! But you kow the best part for me is giving the cards to others, and this will be fun :)

Yep going to put up a swap gallery as soon as I can!

08-20-2008, 12:53 PM
Queenofthenight, I recieved your cards today! I'm waiting for a few more sets to come, then it's SWAP TIME!!

08-20-2008, 01:27 PM
Hey has anyone seen j4mi3? I haven't heard from her, I looked in member news to see if anything was going on that I wasn't aware of. I'm hoping that she's okay, and she's just quietly lurking :) I do that too usually.

08-20-2008, 03:20 PM
Glad to hear my cards made it safely ... can't wait to see the returns!!!:jiggy:

08-22-2008, 01:07 PM
Just waiting on a couple sets of cards (no mail today :( ), then we can get this show on the road! :)

08-25-2008, 03:45 PM
I'm just waiting on Ibus' set, which hasn't arrived yet. Jamie had to withdraw unfortunately, she's going through a really tough time.
Hopefully the last set comes soon!

08-25-2008, 03:56 PM
Mine were posted on the 8th over two weeks ago, they should be there by now :eek:

08-26-2008, 12:52 PM
I got them today Ibus, thank you for the hostess gift, it's beautiful!! Now we're rocking. I'll be posting these tomorrow (hopefully), and probably be doing iTraders tonight. Thanks you guys for participating, and producing such wonderful artwork :) I'll make a swap gallery and sumbit it so everyone can see!

08-26-2008, 10:15 PM
Did the iTraders for everyone, I hope I didn't miss anybody. I mentioned to be on the look out for orange or purple envelopes in a week or so. I had almost everybody's cards sealed up and ready to go, then I realized I should've scanned everyone's cards (for swap gallery), so I had to rip open the sealed ones. So now everyone has either an orange or a purple envelope.
At least you can tell if you get yours or not ;)
I'm pretty sure there are no doubles or no one got thier own card. If someone does get thier own card, please let me know, and I can send out a print of one of my cards or something :eek:
Please remember to give iTraders to the host when you receive your cards; and if you are so inclined give rep points to the people who made the card for you :)
Please post here when you have recieved your cards so that I know they made it okay :)
This swap was awesome, I loved all the cards everyone made. Thank you so much for making my first swap a success! :jiggy:

08-26-2008, 10:17 PM
can't wait, can't wait ... thanks for being such a great hostess!!!:jiggy:

08-26-2008, 11:06 PM
me too... i can't wait to see....

what a great idea for a swap!

08-26-2008, 11:42 PM
Well I submitted a swap gallery to Adryiana. Hopefully it will go up soon, and then everyone can see. Everyone is featured in the gallery, although a couple have two in. I needed to fill in spaces :)
It looks wonderful! Hey, I can probably give you guys a sneak peek.....hang on a moment...
Here it is!! I hope you guys enjoy it!

08-26-2008, 11:58 PM
not obvious which one is mine, is it?

08-27-2008, 12:00 AM
LOL! But I love your ink drawings, they're awesome!

08-27-2008, 12:02 AM
me too howie ... they are superbly, super awesome!!!:jiggy:

08-27-2008, 04:38 PM
I mailed them off today! So be on the lookout :)

08-31-2008, 01:05 AM
Received my super awesome cards today ... so, so cool!!!:cool: Thanks to amazing artists howiewonderstud, miss and els and another huge thank you to lagaz for hosting this wonderful swap ... I'm off to leave lots of love for you all!!!:jiggy:

08-31-2008, 02:51 AM
Cool! They got there really fast! WOW! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the swap, Julie..I'll definitely hold another one next year :)

08-31-2008, 01:00 PM
I received my beautiful cards yesterday! Thank you to Els, Howiewonderstud, and Lagaz! Thank so much, Lagaz, for hosting this wonderful theme. I'll be on the look out next year!

08-31-2008, 02:09 PM
Yay Rapa :) Boy the mail sure is going out fast! I'm glad about that.:)

09-02-2008, 04:01 PM
My cards arrived today. Thanks for organising such a brilliant swop, it was fun, interesting and informative. Thanks also to Miss, Kylieluvsart and Lagaz for the brilliant cards.

09-02-2008, 04:44 PM
Yay, I am so happy that people are getting their cards. Your Welcome Ibus!

09-03-2008, 07:04 PM
Got my cards yesterday-- thanks to Lagaz for hosting, and for the awesome card, and thanks to Ibus for two cool cards.

09-03-2008, 08:31 PM
More cards are arriving! Yay! Just a few more, and we'll call it done.

09-03-2008, 10:24 PM
My cards arrived today. Thank you for hosting this swap Lagaz.

09-04-2008, 01:46 AM
Great! And your welcome Els :)

I'm going to get this moved to the ATC Swap archive forum, anyone else can still post here to let me know if theur cards arrived or not :)

09-05-2008, 12:11 AM
I got my cards to day thanks to all.

09-10-2008, 09:21 PM
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone whose gotten my cards- I am glad you all like them!

Unfortunately, I don't know who to thank for my returns, other than Lagaz for allowing me to participate.
I had provided, what I thought was a safe temporary mailing address for the swap returns, but found out the person there, receiving them, whom I paid- so as not to put her 'out' for doing this favour to me-
stole the mail I had going to her home... All of it-
letters from my fiance; phone bill and all ATCsforall 'stuff' I was expecting...
Including the Native American Stories swap....

I am both sad and angry about this turn of events-
sad because she must be pretty screwed up to steal someones mail... and she is...

angry because I was so looking forward to seeing the cards LAgaz had chosen for me... and am hopeful she will do the right thing and return them....

So, if you are wondering about a card of yours sent out, that may not have been acknowledged, there may be a chance I would have received it- in which case I apologize for being unable to properly thank you...


rather than be angry with Tanya for stealing them, I would say feel sorry for her that she believes she must steal to make herself feel important. :sad:

09-10-2008, 09:51 PM
That's so heartbreaking ... not only for your loss of some very personal correspondence but at the loss of someone whom you considered a friend! You are right that we should feel sorry for her ... hopefully she will really reflect on what she has done, realize how horrific it was and return these items soon!!
Huge hugs to you HWS!!!:wubclub:

09-10-2008, 11:34 PM
Like I said in my PM...that F'n sux. But I am glad, that you are personally okay, Howie. I sent you a PM for an alternative arrangement. You let me know if it's okay :)

09-11-2008, 02:07 PM
I am okay- keeping busy with school and getting artstuff back on the go..

and Lagaz, I would be very grateful if you are able to send me a pic of them

thanks everyone for being understanding..

09-11-2008, 03:52 PM
Lots of kudos to you Howiewonderstud, you're really taking the high road and still being somewhat understanding towards her. I hope she will do likewise and return what rightfully belongs to you.

09-30-2008, 04:01 PM
High road... well, not by choice- deep down I'd like to smack the ---- out of her- but that wouldn't be nice...

I would like to thank Lagaz for going above and beyond for my returns in this swap-
When I let her know the problem, she graceully offered to print out pics of the cards I would have rec'd and than mail them out to me...

This afternnon they arrived-
so I have reprint cards from folks on this swap-
Rapa, Ibus and Els- thanks so much for the cards.....

09-30-2008, 05:03 PM
Yay, everyone's got their cards now! I'm glad that you like them Howie, everyone did such an awesome job :)

BTW, I'll be contacting people soon about submitting images to AFA book for this swap. I've got scans of everyones' cards (pretty sure I do). I've just been so busy with work, I hadn't had time. So be on a look out for a PM from me regarding this!

Now this swap is officially closed!!