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sarat
04-25-2020, 06:09 PM
Swap due date: July 10, 2020

Number of cards: 3 for 3
Number of participants: 25 maximum

Inspired by three women artists Swap: 1)Georgia O'Keefe 2)) Yayoi Kusama 3)Beatriz Milhazes. Hand Drawn/Hand Painted/Origami/Sewing. Due July 10, 2020


Another inspired swap. This time it is 3 women artists. Two are contemporary and in the Modern period and the other Georgia O’Keefe is known for her bold and innovative art.

You can try one artist or several. The idea is to be inspired by their style, message, genre.
Make three different inspired cards. The style and medium can be the same for all three or you can mix it up as you choose.

Medium: Hand-drawn or painted, sewing, origami, hand-made stamp, etc. No collages, stickers, digital or photography. Handmade art cards only. Check with me if in doubt about your medium. Make something that would be hard for you to give up.

Use your artistic skills and feel free to use your imagination and unique style. All cards must be original (i.e., no prints or copies).
Most of all---Have fun!!!

Requirements:
*All cards should be standard 3.5” X 2.5” and at least one layer of card stock.
*Cards should be flat enough to fit in plastic sleeves.
*Send cards in plastic sleeves.
*Withdraw early if you can’t do the swap, late cards may be returned if they can’t be swapped out.
Mailing and postage:
*PM me for my address when you are ready to send cards.
* Make sure your user name, location and swap name appear on the back of your ATC’s.
*Include your username on your SASE.

* International participants: I love international players. With the Covid-19 outbreak it may be difficult for some of you to get your art to me in the United States. Check with your post office to see what the current situation is. I will pay postage for first 10 players. Please include a SASE.
*US participants: Include a stamped self-addressed envelope or stamps


Returns: When you receive your returns, please leave itrader for me and rep points for players.
An extra card for the host is always appreciated but not required.

Anyone want to play?

1. LeeBeth: USAWithdrew
2. Essy: USA: Received
3. Crazy Orphelia: Amsterdam: Received
4. Artbymee: USA: Received
5. Bluesky: USA:Received
6. Redplantlady: UK: Received
7. Hazardgal: USA: Received
8. CMontalvo: USA:Received
9. BlueAngel: USA: Received
10. TrinaLD: USA:Withdrew
11. Amy Si: USA:Received
12. Siempie_h: AmsterdamReceived

13. LuAnnP: USA: Received
14. Evalila: Germany:Received
15. TurquoisePineapple:USA-Received
16.-TainoWoman : USA--Received
17. jo.on.the.go :USA--Received
18. Lorna: USA:Received
19. Sheala.draws: USA:Received
20.

wildholly
04-25-2020, 06:36 PM
lurking

LeeBeth
04-25-2020, 06:42 PM
Yes! Please sign me up.

plumhill2001
04-25-2020, 08:46 PM
Lurking! :)

Essy
04-28-2020, 12:26 AM
Checked out the other two artists I wasn't familiar with and I'm hooked, please include me in the swap sarat! Thank you :)

CrazyOrphelia
04-28-2020, 03:36 AM
Count me in!
I have to work out the postal part..
COxxx

artbymee
04-28-2020, 06:07 AM
Looked up the 3 artist and wow, so beautiful and colorful. I think this swap will be a lot of fun. I'm excited about it. Please sign me up

sarat
04-28-2020, 10:47 AM
Checked out the other two artists I wasn't familiar with and I'm hooked, please include me in the swap sarat! Thank you :)

Essy--I am thrilled you jumped in. Welcome.

sarat
04-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Count me in!
I have to work out the postal part..
COxxx

I am so glad you joined. Hopefully the post office will cooperate.

sarat
04-28-2020, 10:49 AM
Looked up the 3 artist and wow, so beautiful and colorful. I think this swap will be a lot of fun. I'm excited about it. Please sign me up

Welcome and so glad you jumped in and are inspired. Looks like fun.

Bluesky
04-28-2020, 10:55 AM
Me!!!! Add meee!!!!!!!

sarat
04-28-2020, 01:31 PM
Me!!!! Add meee!!!!!!!

Absolutely--You are in.

redplantlady
04-28-2020, 02:01 PM
Hi great news, I love your swaps, so please add me as I am trying to find a way to print out postage so I do not have to go into the post office as we are self isolating. I think I can do it! :)

sarat
04-28-2020, 02:29 PM
So glad you are jumping in!! Keep me posted about getting your art cards here. There is a good amount of time. Hope it works.214974

hazardgal
04-28-2020, 03:05 PM
You betcha I want in! Love Yayoi of late and knew nothing of Beatrix. You widen our eyes and knowledge of artists! My favorite is Modigliani, hint-hint. That Bill Traylor one you did was enlightening! Will check in to see what folks are up to!

sarat
04-28-2020, 06:57 PM
You betcha I want in! Love Yayoi of late and knew nothing of Beatrix. You widen our eyes and knowledge of artists! My favorite is Modigliani, hint-hint. That Bill Traylor one you did was enlightening! Will check in to see what folks are up to!

Oh my---I am blushing. :spinny:Thanks for the support and kind words. Will add Modigliani to my future inspired list. Welcome!!

redplantlady
04-29-2020, 10:12 AM
Oh I love the work of Yayoi Kusama, but had forgotten her name, so glad to have her on your list:)

redplantlady
04-29-2020, 10:14 AM
Beatriz Milhazes is new to me but so colourful and inspiring!

CMontalvo
04-29-2020, 08:26 PM
Yes! I love the artist inspired! May I please join? (Thanks for the invite too!!)

Candace

sarat
04-29-2020, 09:54 PM
Yes! I love the artist inspired! May I please join? (Thanks for the invite too!!)

Candace

Yes! So glad you are joining. :yes:

Blueangel
04-30-2020, 12:14 PM
I'd like to join please!

sarat
04-30-2020, 01:25 PM
I'd like to join please!

Welcome welcome! Hope you are inspired and have fun too.:yes:

TrinaLD
05-01-2020, 10:19 AM
Please sign me up, and thanks, Sarat, for the notice. This sounds like a great fun challenge!

Essy
05-01-2020, 09:51 PM
I have finished my cards, it was actually fun to work on them...thanks for hosting the swap sarat!
2 are inspired by Yayoi Kusama, 1 by Beatriz Milhazes, 1 Georgia O' Keefe

RobertStamp
05-01-2020, 11:16 PM
Lurking.

sarat
05-02-2020, 03:13 PM
Please sign me up, and thanks, Sarat, for the notice. This sounds like a great fun challenge!

So glad you jumped in. Hope you have lots of fun.

sarat
05-02-2020, 03:14 PM
I have finished my cards, it was actually fun to work on them...thanks for hosting the swap sarat!
2 are inspired by Yayoi Kusama, 1 by Beatriz Milhazes, 1 Georgia O' Keefe

Wowee!! Love all of these art creations. :wub:You have inspired me.

sarat
05-02-2020, 03:15 PM
Lurking.

Hope you take the plunge, get inspired and join in the fun.:yes:

Lorna
05-02-2020, 07:19 PM
I will lurk for now to see what I come up with. Glad to see the due date is far out since I have to learn more about 2 of the ladies.

sarat
05-05-2020, 02:11 PM
I will lurk for now to see what I come up with. Glad to see the due date is far out since I have to learn more about 2 of the ladies.

Yes--we all need a little more time to get going. Inspiration included ...lol....

hazardgal
05-06-2020, 07:36 PM
Got so inspired by Yayoi’s eye art that I did four more. Can I throw them in and bring my total to 6 or wait until Yayoi comes up again? These are pen and ink.

sarat
05-06-2020, 08:42 PM
Got so inspired by Yayoi’s eye art that I did four more. Can I throw them in and bring my total to 6 or wait until Yayoi comes up again? These are pen and ink.

You will have to hold on to those extras for the next round. :wub:This one is only 3 for 3. Am excited that you are so inspired.

hazardgal
05-07-2020, 07:48 AM
Sure thing! Mailed mine and will eye ball these for awhile.

AmySi
05-09-2020, 04:02 PM
Painted a few Yayoi Kusama Inspired circles today :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39484/small/1_A7BB7C89-5357-4265-A8D6-F44C1AADB0F2.jpeg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=553619

The outer watercolors are inspired by an infinity room? I saw in Tampa a few years ago: https://tampamuseum.org/exhibition/yayoi-kusama-love-is-calling/

If y’all like, I’d love to play!

sarat
05-09-2020, 09:24 PM
Painted a few Yayoi Kusama Inspired circles today :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39484/small/1_A7BB7C89-5357-4265-A8D6-F44C1AADB0F2.jpeg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=553619

The outer watercolors are inspired by an infinity room? I saw in Tampa a few years ago: https://tampamuseum.org/exhibition/yayoi-kusama-love-is-calling/

If y’all like, I’d love to play!

So interesting--great designs and movement. Will sign you up.

sarat
05-09-2020, 09:26 PM
Essy: Received your amazing art. Thanks for the hostess card. It is so special getting beautiful art in the mail these days.

sarat
05-09-2020, 09:29 PM
Hazard Gal: Your fantastic art arrived today. Love the designs. Thanks for the hostess card and also the beautiful watercolor bird you sent. How did you know I have been spending more time in my garden and enjoying the wonderful assortment of birds that visit?

siempie_h
05-10-2020, 09:01 AM
Hi, I would love to join this swap. Thank you for the invitation. Siempie_h

LuAnnP
05-10-2020, 11:39 AM
I would like to join this swap. (I am allowing myself to be part of only one swap at a time and as soon as the last card for the "Music" swap was complete I was ready to join THIS one.) The "Inspired by.." swaps always challenge me to try things outside of my comfort zone.

sarat
05-11-2020, 12:29 AM
Hi, I would love to join this swap. Thank you for the invitation. Siempie_h

Big welcome. Sure hope international mail brings your art to me

sarat
05-11-2020, 12:32 AM
I would like to join this swap. (I am allowing myself to be part of only one swap at a time and as soon as the last card for the "Music" swap was complete I was ready to join THIS one.) The "Inspired by.." swaps always challenge me to try things outside of my comfort zone.

I am so thrilled you have jumped in and stretching your creative self.

Evalila
05-12-2020, 11:24 AM
IŽd like to join, please :)

sarat
05-12-2020, 11:26 AM
IŽd like to join, please :)

Welcome! Love international players especially during these challenging times---hope mail gets through AND you have a good time.:yes:

TurquoisePineapple
05-14-2020, 07:25 PM
Hi Can you add me to this swap please? I am so excited about these fabulous women artists!

CrazyOrphelia
05-15-2020, 07:47 AM
sent mine last week I hope they show up soon
COxxx

TrinaLD
05-15-2020, 09:25 AM
Great cards here. I'm excited about this swap. During this stay at home, I've been doing a lot of art - well, in between bouts of allergies that are now in the 3rd month! I hope that they are mostly gone and I can actually go outside again without having to be dealing with major stuff for the following 3 - 4 days. I hope everyone's doing well.

sarat
05-16-2020, 08:58 PM
Hi Can you add me to this swap please? I am so excited about these fabulous women artists!

Welcome! I think you are new to atcsforall--love when new artists join my swaps. :yes: Hope you are inspired and have fun.

sarat
05-16-2020, 09:00 PM
sent mine last week I hope they show up soon
COxxx

Me too. All mail and especially international mail seems much slower these days. But there is plenty of time.

sarat
05-16-2020, 09:01 PM
Great cards here. I'm excited about this swap. During this stay at home, I've been doing a lot of art - well, in between bouts of allergies that are now in the 3rd month! I hope that they are mostly gone and I can actually go outside again without having to be dealing with major stuff for the following 3 - 4 days. I hope everyone's doing well.

Love your energy. Hope your allergies get better. Maybe the intermittent rain in Northern CA will help.

Evalila
05-18-2020, 10:04 AM
Finished my cards today. First two are inspired by Yayoi Kusama, third by Beatriz Milhazes and fourth by Georgia OŽKeeffe. The colors are brighter IRL :)

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sarat
05-18-2020, 08:53 PM
Finished my cards today. First two are inspired by Yayoi Kusama, third by Beatriz Milhazes and fourth by Georgia OŽKeeffe. The colors are brighter IRL :)

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Love them all. That is great that you tried all three artists with your own creativity infused in it.

LuAnnP
05-19-2020, 12:14 PM
I had SO much fun with this, once I came up with the concept. Here's the description I put I the gallery:

Interactive card. Cut out a photo of YOURSELF, add the little red wig, and insert yourself into the installation! I had SO much fun with this!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm_yoyoi_orange_copy.JPG

The others are similar in concept. Different colors. I need more red thread for the miniature wigs!

Fun. Fun. Fun.

I just love the "inspired by" swaps.

SaraT, I assume your address has not changed. I did one of your swaps earlier this year....

sarat
05-19-2020, 07:03 PM
Wow! So cool. Also reminds me of Yoko Ono who was an originator of this kind of art. I am so glad you love these ongoing inspired swaps I do. Will be needing some suggestions for the next round in the Fall. Yes same address- Can't believe it but will be in here for 20 years this summer. First house I ever lived in that was owned by myself or my family. Well the bank technically owns it---but not for long. :laugh::goofy:



I had SO much fun with this, once I came up with the concept. Here's the description I put I the gallery:

Interactive card. Cut out a photo of YOURSELF, add the little red wig, and insert yourself into the installation! I had SO much fun with this!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm_yoyoi_orange_copy.JPG

The others are similar in concept. Different colors. I need more red thread for the miniature wigs!

Fun. Fun. Fun.

I just love the "inspired by" swaps.

SaraT, I assume your address has not changed. I did one of your swaps earlier this year....

sarat
05-21-2020, 07:50 PM
Crazy Orphelia: Yea!!! Your art cards have arrived.:jiggy: Great colors, design and textures. Thanks for the extra hostess card.

Evalila
05-23-2020, 05:14 AM
My cards are on their way!

TurquoisePineapple
05-23-2020, 10:43 AM
Evalila your Milhazes card is absolutely amazing. I love her work, it is so colorful and bright, definitely a mixture of Delaunay and Britto. Very cool.

Loladog
05-23-2020, 11:40 PM
Lurking

sarat
05-25-2020, 12:27 AM
Lurking

Hope you jump in. The temperature is perfect.:laugh:

sarat
05-25-2020, 03:27 PM
LuAnnP: Your fabulous art cards have arrived. I am glad you took the big effort to package them and I am sure they will be loved. Thanks for a hostess card for me. :notworthy:

redplantlady
05-26-2020, 11:36 AM
I am still in lockdown but I can buy postage and print it and the customs declaration on line then drop the letter in the post box, so I have no problem taking part as my son will post if for me :) Phew!

sarat
05-26-2020, 12:35 PM
I am still in lockdown but I can buy postage and print it and the customs declaration on line then drop the letter in the post box, so I have no problem taking part as my son will post if for me :) Phew!

Good news.:jiggy: I have already received one post from overseas.

AmySi
05-26-2020, 02:30 PM
My cards are in the mail :)

sarat
05-27-2020, 10:08 PM
TainoWoman: Big welcome to this swap. Hope you enjoyed making your art cards.

Blueangel
05-30-2020, 10:01 AM
My cards are in the mail today. :)

redplantlady
05-30-2020, 10:31 AM
Well I have used print and drop to get the postage and print the labels on my own computer, so they have gone all being well:) I thought I could not take part any more :eek:
As always sarat, I loved doing these, I found a new artist and I learned a lot, so thank you :)xx

sarat
05-30-2020, 01:38 PM
Well I have used print and drop to get the postage and print the labels on my own computer, so they have gone all being well:) I thought I could not take part any more :eek:
As always sarat, I loved doing these, I found a new artist and I learned a lot, so thank you :)xx

You have inspired me!

sarat
06-01-2020, 02:14 PM
215899 Inspired by my own swap.:twitcy::twitcy:

jo.on.the.go
06-03-2020, 12:10 PM
I would like to join. Here are my cards:

215924 Yayoi Kusama

215925 Georgia O'Keefe Mt. Pedernal

215926 Georgia O'Keefe Two Calla Lilies

215923 Beatriz Milhazes

A number of years ago I took a vacation in New Mexico with the theme "Georgia O'Keefe Country". We were doing photography, mostly where she lived in Abiquiu, New Mexico. We were fortunate enough to stay at her ranch for 3 - 4 days. We photographed Mt. Pedernal which is featured in many of her landscapes, extreme close-ups of flowers, skulls, and other themes. It really made me appreciate her art.

sarat
06-03-2020, 03:54 PM
I would like to join. Here are my cards:

215924 Yayoi Kusama

215925 Georgia O'Keefe Mt. Pedernal

215926 Georgia O'Keefe Two Calla Lilies

215923 Beatriz Milhazes

A number of years ago I took a vacation in New Mexico with the theme "Georgia O'Keefe Country". We were doing photography, mostly where she lived in Abiquiu, New Mexico. We were fortunate enough to stay at her ranch for 3 - 4 days. We photographed Mt. Pedernal which is featured in many of her landscapes, extreme close-ups of flowers, skulls, and other themes. It really made me appreciate her art.

oh jo--it is so good to see you and your fabulous art. :jiggy:So glad you joined in. O'Keefe has inspired me too and I saw her art in New Mexico years ago.

sarat
06-03-2020, 03:56 PM
artbymee: Your awesome art arrived. Love the designs and colors. It doesn't look like it was tough for you so i am glad you completed them and full participated. Thanks for the hostess card too. Always appreciated.

sarat
06-03-2020, 04:05 PM
AmySI--The postman brought your treasures too. Love the movement and designs you created. Big thanks for the hostess card.

sarat
06-08-2020, 02:17 PM
More treasures arrived:

1)jo.on.the.go:Love your art cards. Even more colorful in person. Thanks for the hostess card. BTW--we both started in 2009!!

2.BlueAngel: YOu are channeling Milhazes and Kusama. such great designs and vibrant colors. The look like they are dancing. It will be hard to pick just one hostess card

3). Taino Woman: You did all three artists! So beautiful. Thaks for the treats.

sarat
06-13-2020, 03:00 PM
Siempie_h: I am doing my happy dance as your international art cards arrived. :v_spin::jiggy::v_spin: Love your designs and colors. Thanks for the hostess card.

Lorna
06-14-2020, 07:40 PM
I am still working on them, all inspired by Yayoi Kusama. I am sure I will get them sent in time, so sign me up!

sarat
06-15-2020, 12:36 PM
I am still working on them, all inspired by Yayoi Kusama. I am sure I will get them sent in time, so sign me up!

Yeah!! Am so glad you are inspired and jumped in.:jiggy:

Evalila
06-17-2020, 12:48 AM
No sign of my cards yet? Mailed them almost 4 weeks ago. Mail from Germany to the US seems to take ages at the moment :(

sheala.draws
06-17-2020, 08:49 PM
May I join?

sarat
06-18-2020, 10:57 AM
No sign of my cards yet? Mailed them almost 4 weeks ago. Mail from Germany to the US seems to take ages at the moment :(

Not yet but international mail is arriving. There is plenty of time.

sarat
06-18-2020, 10:58 AM
May I join?

Absolutely!! Big welcome:yes:

sarat
06-18-2020, 10:58 PM
CMontalvo: Your beautiful art cards arrived. So fibrant. Thanks for the hostess card. Always hard to pick just one.

sarat
06-18-2020, 11:01 PM
Redplantlady: I am doing my happy dance:v_spin::jiggy::v_spin: Your art cards have arrived from the UK. They are wonderful. Thanks as always for the hostess card.
2 international cards have arrived so far. Only Evalila's from Germany left. Let's all do a card arrival dance for them:jiggy::idea::wub::yes:

redplantlady
06-19-2020, 06:01 AM
I am so pleased they arrived, I was getting worried, as it is the first time I printed my own label :)

Lorna
06-21-2020, 04:46 PM
I sent mine out this week so sarat should see them in person soon. All were inspired by Yayoi Kusama. As I learned about her I found out she is/was friends with some of my favorite artists: Eva Hesse & Sol LeWitt.
Thank you sarat for introducing me to her! :yes:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/35855/small/1_YKusama4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/35855/small/1_YKusama3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/35855/small/1_YKusama2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/35855/small/1_YKusama1.jpg

AmySi
06-21-2020, 07:31 PM
Wow Lorna! These are so bold & graphic! :)

sarat
06-21-2020, 10:04 PM
Lorna, Your awesome art cards have arrived. Love the inspiration you got from Kusama. Thanks for the hostess card.

sarat
06-25-2020, 08:17 PM
Turquoise Pineapple:Your fabulous art cards arrived. So colorful and dynamic. Thanks for the extra hostess card.:rolleyes:.

Bluesky
06-27-2020, 08:46 PM
Mailed today.

sarat
06-28-2020, 02:20 PM
Mailed today.

I will be stalking my mailman. Oh sweet paree.

TrinaLD
06-29-2020, 04:37 PM
Sarat, I'm going to have to withdraw. June went sideways for me regarding scheduling and the return of allergies. Loving the cards I've seen here.

I'll catch you on your next swap!

sarat
06-30-2020, 11:10 AM
Sarat, I'm going to have to withdraw. June went sideways for me regarding scheduling and the return of allergies. Loving the cards I've seen here.

I'll catch you on your next swap!

Sorry to see you go.

Evalila
07-03-2020, 05:17 AM
Still no sign of my cards? I hope they arrive within the next few days. If not, just swap cards without them and keep them as a RAK if they ever show up. I think I have to step back from trading/swapping until this darn Covid/Mail-thing gets better. I have several envelopes of cards mailed to the US that took ages until they arrived or never showed up at all. :( :( :(

sarat
07-03-2020, 12:39 PM
Still no sign of my cards? I hope they arrive within the next few days. If not, just swap cards without them and keep them as a RAK if they ever show up. I think I have to step back from trading/swapping until this darn Covid/Mail-thing gets better. I have several envelopes of cards mailed to the US that took ages until they arrived or never showed up at all. :( :( :(

Hi, They arrived yesterday!!! I am doing my happy dance. :jiggy: They are amazing. Thanks for the hostess card. I hope you won't get discouraged. My international player's art have all arrived during this time even if it took a bit longer.

sarat
07-03-2020, 12:43 PM
More art showed up yesterday!! Bluesky--Love your art cards. Great vibrant colors. Thanks for the hostess card.:yes:

sarat
07-06-2020, 05:15 PM
Only 4 more days to go before I will get to spread out all of the art from this swap.Heaven for me. :jiggy:

sarat
07-07-2020, 11:24 AM
Sheala.draws: Your delightful art cards arrived! Love the designs and colors. Thanks for the hostess card.

sarat
07-07-2020, 02:56 PM
It looks like all the envelopes for participants are in my hot little hands!!! Will look forward to swapping out this weekend.:jiggy::yes:

sarat
07-13-2020, 07:47 PM
I had an amazing weekend spreading out all of the cards you sent me and then swapped out the art cards. :jiggy: What incredibly creative art. I am so grateful for my hostess cards. I hope you enjoy your returns. Off to the Post Office tomorrow. I am also grateful for the international envelopes that arrived. Hope you artists get yours as easily. I am thinking of the next inspired swap for the fall. Am always open to ideas.

Blueangel
07-20-2020, 09:58 AM
I received my fantastic returns and am leaving feedback and rep points now. Thanks for a very fun swap!

Bluesky
07-20-2020, 10:01 AM
Received great art

Lorna
07-22-2020, 06:52 PM
Got my Inspirational Cards - love them all! Thank you to everyone who played for the eye candy. HUGE thanks to sarat for hosting and picking such wonderful artists.;)

redplantlady
07-30-2020, 10:23 AM
Fabulous returns from Essy, hazardgal and jo.on.the.go, so pleased, I love these artists' swaps and the cards are very special. Great hosting as ever by sarat and fingers crossed for the next one - (if you do, how about Paula Rego, Maggie Hambling, Jenny Saville? All excellent women artists...). Off to do reps etc!!

AmySi
08-22-2020, 02:10 PM
My cards took the slow route, but they are beautiful!
Leaving rep now :)