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art_junkie
04-13-2020, 02:23 PM
Swap Due Date - June 26, 2020
Signup/Withdraw Date - None - Just communicate!
Number of cups - 2:2 or 3:3 or 4:4
Number of Participants - unlimited
HP/HD or Mixed Media

Funny Fish Swap

Funny Fish! Funky Fish!, Foolish Fish! Felonious Fish?

In this swap you will make your own little school of 2, 3 or 4 fish. They can be any shape: abstract, silly, realistic or imaginary. If you are doing mixed media, please keep them flat.

Hints:

Your fish will need to fit in a regular 9X4 business size envelope, bear in mind those fins can get a little overlarge….your fish will need to fit in the envelope.

Please make your fish side view, that is the head facing left or right.

This is a no sign up swap.

Cootie Alert: Covid-19. Please write your AFA user name in large letters on the reverse on the envelope. I will be quarantining mail for 72 hours before opening. I will acknowledge receipt of your fish on the thread they day they arrive, but the ohhs and ahhs will have to wait until I open the envelope after their 72 hour quarantine,

Postage:

Your fish should fit inside a regular business sized envelope.. If you are mailing more than 4 fish, please include an extra additional ounce postage stamp. Otherwise include one first class postage stamp and a large address label for your returns. I will provide the return envelopes.

International players: I will cover your return postage. Got dicy postal service where you are? Let me know and I will hold your returns until they can be mailed.

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Juanita Rojas
04-13-2020, 05:14 PM
YAY! Your fish are so cool I have to try to make mine worm-worthy. No sign-up, but count me in.

art_junkie
04-13-2020, 06:19 PM
Woo Hoo!

wildholly
04-13-2020, 07:21 PM
Definitely count me in on this "fishing charter" too.
Are you saying any size? or within what limits exactly?
I want a whole school to dangle like a mobile over my kitchen sink from a huge driftwood limb.
Would be super sweet if both sides had art on them.....just sayin fishy-wishy

Bluesky
04-13-2020, 11:57 PM
Swimming around.

art_junkie
04-14-2020, 09:20 AM
Come on Kristen, stick your toe in...

art_junkie
04-14-2020, 09:22 AM
SIZE LIMIT: Your fish should fit inside a regular business envelope without bending.

This one is about 8 inches long. "Catch of the Day"


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Bluesky
04-14-2020, 09:44 AM
So love this one

Terri F
04-14-2020, 12:29 PM
Fintastic ;)

grrrdjules
04-14-2020, 02:55 PM
yes!!!

art_junkie
04-14-2020, 04:49 PM
Long time no see Julianne! Not exactly the Malicious Fish, but in the same school...

notinkansas
04-14-2020, 05:12 PM
Is this the swap I've been herring so much about? Sounds like a great oppor-tuna-ty for some fun! Doesn't get any betta than this. I'm o'fish-ially lurking.

TherapeuticArt
04-14-2020, 07:49 PM
Kelly, you are a clever girl. AJ- I will cast my reel into the waters and see what I can create! I love fishies!

art_junkie
04-15-2020, 11:59 AM
Punny, punny ladies

Heathermae77
04-16-2020, 02:35 AM
I got my flippers on...can I come dive into your swap?
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art_junkie
04-16-2020, 08:53 PM
please do Heathermae. Welcome!

Miss M
04-18-2020, 11:22 AM
I'm casting my line into this pond :)

NancyL
04-18-2020, 03:40 PM
sounds like fun. and I am glad to finally see a no-sign up swap. They are so much easier to host.

cardgal
04-18-2020, 06:36 PM
Swim, swim! Lurking for worms! Haha JK

NancyL
04-19-2020, 10:16 AM
Do you have suggestions for bases? Would water color paper or bristol board work?

TrinaLD
04-19-2020, 11:12 AM
This looks like fun. Count me in for schooling.

Terri F
04-19-2020, 12:48 PM
Some fishies just happened to swim into my Gallery. I will let them swim your way soon. :)

daisies
04-20-2020, 10:05 AM
Even though there is something very fishy about this swap, it is reeling me in. Thanks for coming up with these fun ideas.

art_junkie
04-20-2020, 05:50 PM
Terri I just weent and spied your fishes in the glalery...they look like they are tap dancing on their fins! Very Cute!

TherapeuticArt
04-20-2020, 07:38 PM
Hey AJ - my fishies just set sail today, heading your way!!

wildholly
04-20-2020, 09:34 PM
Well, mine are still in the pail.

catladybj
04-21-2020, 09:22 AM
treading water

NancyL
04-21-2020, 07:38 PM
I was stressing about the fish shape. But then I noticed my hairbrush has the shape I'm looking for. I added fins and it still fits in the business envelope. So sometimes this week I'll start on the actual fish. I certainly have time. I;ve done my april birthday cards and have already begun on the May ones.

art_junkie
04-22-2020, 10:27 AM
Hair Brush as a template?!?! Brilliant!

*runs off to check my own hair brushes for inspiration*

Terri F
04-22-2020, 11:01 AM
hahahaha

nanner
04-23-2020, 08:18 PM
Looks like I'll be wading into this swap. Here are two fishies from me. The orange one is inspired by the style of our lovely hostess, and the second is the bee's knees:

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TherapeuticArt
04-23-2020, 08:25 PM
Sista, YOU are the bees knees! I am so glad to see Nanner work in this swap!! YAY for cool fish!!

Rosecake
04-24-2020, 09:18 AM
Wonderful fish, Nanner! I was just thinking you would be good at this.

heymaggie
04-24-2020, 08:38 PM
Colorful fish have always fascinated me so I will see what I can come up with. All the pics are so great! And I love the fish mobile idea!

SunTrade
04-24-2020, 10:06 PM
I love this! So the fish are just hand drawn and cut on paper like Bristol?

heymaggie
04-25-2020, 10:42 AM
I will be using cereal boxes for my fish guts.

art_junkie
04-25-2020, 01:58 PM
fish cad be cut from most any sturdy paper, Bristol, or watercolor or card stock.

MAIL CALL Marilyn your one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish have come into to pool!

Welcome Nanner! Great to see you!

art_junkie
04-25-2020, 02:11 PM
Whoops ! another MAIL CALL: TERRI F

your fishes waltzed in this afternoon. Love their little walking fins! And the fish wrap you put them in is fabulous!

TherapeuticArt
04-25-2020, 05:09 PM
Yay!! SO glad that they swam over so fast. I hope they enjoy the quarantine rest and jump out of the envelope rested and ready to swim with the tide, so to speak!! Cheers to you all in this weird time!

Vegan4animals
04-26-2020, 12:00 PM
Sounds fishy to me so count me in - or I guess not? Anyway I will be working diligently on them shortly and will post pics when finished...

ksj1717
04-26-2020, 05:54 PM
Lurking

grrrdjules
04-26-2020, 09:44 PM
So just wondering if we can chunk up our fish a bit?

art_junkie
04-29-2020, 09:23 PM
within reason, by all means yes!

Reason: rhinestone height or so. Bottle caps not so much.

NancyL
05-02-2020, 11:15 AM
Mine went out in the mail yesterday. My envelope was getting thick so I mailed my fish in 2 envelopes. One has 3 fish, the other 2 and the label and loose postage.

daisies
05-04-2020, 06:00 PM
My fish are on their way to you.

BluSkyHare
05-05-2020, 11:36 AM
So glad I caught this big one! You've got me hook, line and sinker!
And I agree, two sided fishes would be super!
:)

art_junkie
05-05-2020, 02:31 PM
I made a fish mobile out of two sided fish, a lot of fun.

The center fish is not a funny flounder, but a UFO. No I don't know why.

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TherapeuticArt
05-05-2020, 07:12 PM
I love it!! Maybe the UFO is just the center of the universe, which we fishies all swim around? Very cool AJ!!

LindaP
05-07-2020, 09:10 AM
OOOOOO.... I am in love with all these fish! I am not casting in yet.. because I haven't tried to make a fish yet.. and what if they are all stinky dead fish??? Standing on the dock.. wistfully watching..

heymaggie
05-07-2020, 12:12 PM
I made a fish mobile out of two sided fish, a lot of fun.

The center fish is not a funny flounder, but a UFO. No I don't know why.

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What kind of wire did you use? I want to make one.

art_junkie
05-08-2020, 08:59 PM
I used 25 lb galvanized steel wire, I bought it at Wal-mart.

Mail Call: Nancy your fishes have arrived, complete with their button eyes!

sqeek
05-12-2020, 01:13 AM
art_junkie I love your mobile. Do the fish need to be finished on both sides?

sqeek
05-12-2020, 02:12 AM
art_junkie I was asking if the fish for the swap needed to be done on both sides.

Laurie Kett
05-12-2020, 06:04 PM
Well wonderful catches....love the colourfully shaped fishes! Will have to consider throwing a line in!

Laurie Kett
05-12-2020, 08:58 PM
🙃love the mobile!

Heathermae77
05-13-2020, 03:15 AM
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art_junkie
05-13-2020, 07:41 AM
Woot! awesome fishes and the puffer is brilliant!

daisies
05-13-2020, 09:36 AM
Heathermae77 your fish are terrific. Great teeth!!

ksj1717
05-13-2020, 02:19 PM
This was so much fun! I could make 20! However, I did make 7, so two have to go and one would be a hostie. I managed to get all but one in an envelope anyway. I may send my hostie separate, so pick one out art_junkie. Then, I'll need help to decide which four to swap out.

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Heathermae77
05-13-2020, 02:29 PM
Thank you everyone for the support...i had so much fun..it was hard to stop...i sent 8..so 2 are hostess gifts and 6 are trades...i could have sent a whole school...would love to do this again

ksj1717
05-13-2020, 03:44 PM
I thought four was the limit (four cups in the initial post) :twitcy:

Heathermae77
05-13-2020, 04:19 PM
If i only get 4 back then so be it I am happy just to have played.

Blueangel
05-13-2020, 10:27 PM
This sounds fun! Count me in!

ksj1717
05-14-2020, 04:46 PM
My school of fish is going on a field trip. They left from my mail box today.

TrinaLD
05-15-2020, 09:33 AM
All these fish are so fun! I love the idea of the mobile. I might have to try that idea with my fish returns and with some other fun things.

art_junkie
05-16-2020, 11:13 AM
Mobiles are fun, but the balance part is tricky. I had a small supply of beads to weight things which worked well.

Evalila
05-19-2020, 07:40 AM
Made some fishies, too. How did you all finish the back?

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ksj1717
05-19-2020, 09:07 AM
Those are fantastic, Evalila!

Terri F
05-19-2020, 10:28 AM
Awesome fishies Evalila. :)

BluSkyHare
05-19-2020, 12:10 PM
Made some fishies, too. How did you all finish the back?

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Great fishies, Evalila! I made the back of my fish black with white pen, some collage items and glitterglue.

art_junkie
05-19-2020, 11:02 PM
Oh My Evalila Your fish are so very toothsome. Backs are up to you, Some people made them two sided, others just put the artist info.

MAIL CALL:

WildHolly Finny Miracles of Paint and ink, like tattoos!
Daisies: Mixed media marvels of fancy paper and paint and even a food-chain fishy!

BluSkyHare
05-21-2020, 06:22 AM
My fishies are swimming up stream to you today!

Evalila
05-23-2020, 05:15 AM
My fishies are on their way, too. I sent two envelopes...

art_junkie
05-26-2020, 08:37 PM
MAIL CALL

HeatherMae Both HD/HP and some seriously fancy marble paper beauties
BLUESKY HARE: two sided marvels beautiful both coming and going

Blueangel
05-28-2020, 07:02 PM
My fish are swimming your way in the mail. :)

poonwugget
05-29-2020, 07:09 PM
So... I could not stop making these fish. I read in the thread that someone wanted the back finished too, so I thought I could lazy my way through that by scanning the fish, reversing them, and printing them on some vinyl sticker paper I had and just sticking that on the back. The test sheet I printed looked good, but when I put them on the fish, they were just a tiny bit smaller. There was a learning curve, so the first few are a little sketchy on the back. Also, nowhere to put my name, so I wrote it tiny on the fish. These were too much fun! The set of 3 is a hostie set.

ksj1717
05-29-2020, 08:31 PM
Cool fish, poonwugget!

art_junkie
05-30-2020, 05:53 PM
Swim this way! Swim this way Poon. Fabulous Fin-y Fun!

MAIL CALL
Blueangel: your pretties have arrived with all their awesome expressions!

redplantlady
06-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Ooh lurking...

art_junkie
06-03-2020, 09:08 PM
mail call

KSj1717 ( Kimberly your two sided marvels have arrived

wildholly
06-03-2020, 09:25 PM
Heading out to restaurant--outside on a dock, it is called, "Fishy Fishy".. how cool is that!

ksj1717
06-04-2020, 09:54 AM
Wow! That took a while. The sleeves should arrive in a day or two.

plumhill2001
06-06-2020, 03:06 PM
I'm here, not signing up, like everyone else, lol.
Sketched out some fishies. We'll see if I finish and send in time.
This brilliant fish art is seriously intimidating!
Hope I reel in some of those beauties!

FlyingPhoenix
06-07-2020, 03:28 PM
I've got a small school ready to head into a bigger pond!

plumhill2001
06-08-2020, 11:03 AM
I'm not even trying to mention favorites! I'd be thrilled to receive ANY of these great fishies! :jiggy:

plumhill2001
06-09-2020, 12:01 PM
Lord willin' and the crick don't rise, I'll be popping my fish into the mail today! :)
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I'm doing 3:3, so one is a hostie. ;)
BTW, I bought 4 packs of stickers at Walmart yesterday just so I could use the plastic sleeves for my fish, lol. They were a wee bit tall for the envelope so I trimmed them and sealed with washi tape. It worked. :idea:

ksj1717
06-09-2020, 02:18 PM
Love the eel, plumhill2001! That's very creative! All of them are great! The flounder is also a fantastic idea!

art_junkie
06-10-2020, 08:09 AM
Oh my what a toothsome fish you have Plumhill, and the eel makes me want to got back to the drawing board.

Miss M
06-10-2020, 08:38 AM
I mailed my fishies on Monday, and as I'm getting ready to log in and update the thread I realized I forgot to take a picture...:eek:...sooooo mystery fishes on their way!

art_junkie
06-10-2020, 08:45 PM
I'll post a picture for you when they arrive MissM

MAIL CALL
Poonwugget's school swam in and OH MY.

heymaggie
06-12-2020, 01:54 PM
Well, I had good intentions for this swap but only got one fish made and now I can’t find it. I put it in a safe place but I’ve forgotten where. If I ever find it again maybe I’ll still make that mobile. I’m sorry to miss out on all the great fish this thread has generated. Y’all are some talented artists.

TrinaLD
06-15-2020, 01:38 PM
My fishies got kind of stinky. I had been working on them and they kind of went south, so I will need to withdraw from this swap. I love everyone's fish!

Bluesky
06-15-2020, 01:49 PM
I have fish ready to swim out...but I need an address verification please.

Bluesky
06-15-2020, 05:57 PM
Fishes swimming to you.

Bluesky
06-15-2020, 08:41 PM
My fishes...I think I was hungry when I did them.

art_junkie
06-15-2020, 08:46 PM
whoa! Nice fish BlueSky. BTW I pm's my addy

ksj1717
06-16-2020, 10:44 AM
My fishes...I think I was hungry when I did them.

That's hilarious!

But....I LOVE ALL of your fishies!!

plumhill2001
06-16-2020, 12:18 PM
My fishes...I think I was hungry when I did them.

Those are all great, Bluesky! :)

TherapeuticArt
06-16-2020, 07:12 PM
OMG Bluesky, those fish are amazing. I love each and every one of them. What a fantastic job you did on them!!!!

Evalila
06-17-2020, 12:50 AM
No sign of my fishies yet? I hope they arrive in time, mailed them about 4 weeks ago. Mail from Germany to the US seems to take ages at the moment :(

art_junkie
06-17-2020, 08:30 PM
no fishes yet, but all the mail is slow...


MAIL CALL
Plumhill
Nanner
Miss M

catladybj
06-18-2020, 03:09 AM
are sleeves 'mandatory'?

art_junkie
06-22-2020, 09:57 PM
I think sleeves are next to impossible.

MAIL CALL

BlueSky! your pretties have finned in!

art_junkie
06-24-2020, 09:33 PM
Mail Call:

Miss M
Flying Phoenix

Miss M
06-25-2020, 02:52 PM
You got two envies from me? One's from an imposter! ;):biglaugh:

art_junkie
06-27-2020, 01:42 PM
Operator error....


Fishes are in the post today.

TherapeuticArt
06-27-2020, 08:24 PM
Yay!!!!!!

Terri F
07-02-2020, 02:47 PM
Awesome fishies swam into my mailbox today.

Thank you Art_junkie for hosting this really fun swap.
from poonwugget
blueangel
nanner
flyingphoenix
They are all so cool!

wildholly
07-02-2020, 06:24 PM
Thank you for hosting Art-Junkie
Received returns.

TherapeuticArt
07-02-2020, 07:21 PM
Thanks for a fishy-good swap! I love my returns- thanks to Plumhill2001, Heatherae77, Poonwugget and our esteemed hostess A_J for a fantabulous swap!!! STAY WELL AND SAFE EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!

NancyL
07-03-2020, 09:09 AM
My returns arrived yesterday. So thanks for hosting. It was a different and fun shape to create.I've given out all the points.

ksj1717
07-03-2020, 02:07 PM
Got my awesome fish! I will be leaving gold stars shortly.

plumhill2001
07-03-2020, 02:25 PM
THRILLED with my Funny Fish! Thanks to Poonwugget (small yellow and blue fish), WildHolly (colorful orange stripey toothy fish), Heathermae77 (red/yellow/blue/green toothy fish) and TherapeuticArt (Messenger fish)!! They are all so great! Thanks, art_junkie, for hosting such a fun swap!

nanner
07-03-2020, 08:22 PM
My returns have arrived and they are too cool for SCHOOL! Thanks to Flying Phoenix, Blueangel and our lovely hostess! This is wonderful art!

Extra thanks for a swimming swap, dearest Ruth. :wubclub:

Blueangel
07-04-2020, 09:18 AM
What a wonderful swap! I received my fun fishy returns and have left feedback. Thank you!

Miss M
07-16-2020, 01:14 PM
Fishies have finally arrived! :jiggy: You Rocks and iTraders given.

daisies
07-18-2020, 01:29 PM
Thanks to all for great fishy's I recd. I could not find Flying Phoenix to thank for the striped sun fish.

Bluesky
07-19-2020, 11:49 AM
Have lovely fish swimming around.