View Full Version : Frida Kahlo Swap, Due Feb 14th

02-18-2008, 08:54 PM
Swap Due Date - Feb 14th
Signup/withdraw date - Feb 10th
Number of Cards - 3/3 OR 6/6
Number of participants -limit 30

The Lovely Frida Kahlo Swap
This swap is for
deliciously lovely drawings, complicated collages, layered mixed media work
featuring Frida!

Her husband was a jerk, her art was sometimes strange and shocking, but her struggles and talent are undeniable. Each card should feature Frida herself, lovely, strong, and delightfully unibrowed! You may draw YOUR interpretation of her, but please make sure the likeness to Frida is obvious. Electablue and Shirl do a great job of this!

Some Examples of GREAT cards in my collection:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1286/1208377525_e3d89088eb.jpg http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1327/1208372399_356215edcc.jpg

Read the info in RED in this thread, it's MOST important.

If you use PRINTED (rubber stamped, magazine images, photos, copied material, please make sure it is UNDENIABLY altered by the the time you are done! Gesso and re-color (see my above examples: cards 4, 5, & 6), use machine stitching, etc. Cards should all look handmade, not a copy of something you printed off the internet. :)

--Swap 3 cards for 3 in return, or you may send 2 sets. (6 cards)
--Cards are welcome in ANY medium! Fabric, papers, paints, go for it! (No digital ONLY or copies please. Each card needs unique hand-added-additions.
--Limit embellishments to THIN only, please. Nothing too bulky or heavy. Please add one LOOSE 17 cent stamp PER embellished or thick card sent.
--Put your USERNAME on the backs of your cards
(to make sure the other artist's know whose work they received and so I don't give you your OWN cards back!)
--Please put clear plastic sleeves on your cards!

--Swap limited to 30 total participants
--Post in the Thread to sign up!
--Post in the thread with any questions.

--Cards DUE to me on February 14th
--US players Send a SASE (Self Addressed, STAMPED envelope) please, with 41 cents (at least) on the envie, please. I will put my return address label on your return envelope. If you send ANY embellished (heavy) or thick cards, send extra loose stamps to help cover the postage for your cards to be sent to others, please.
--ALSO, each U.S. particpant is requested to send (at least) one Loose stamp (41 cents or more) to help cover international returns. This is a swap method I am employ, in order not to limit international players.
--International participants, send a self-addressed envelope (or self-stick label) and I will cover postage. An extra ATC or some lovely cancelled intl. postage stamps or ATC blanks, is welcomed, but not required. PLEASE send US postage instead if you have it!
--Do not send your cards in bubble envelopes unless you are sure that you have sufficient postage on it to cover the new increase.
--Put your USERNAME on your return envelope please! (on the back is fine)
--I will post your feedback upon recieving your cards.
--Also, I will plan to mail ALL cards on time, by February 18th, 2008. Period. This swap is 6 weeks out, so I won't hold it.

Participants: Red=Sent Blue=received #=cards sent
1) OriginalYouth
2) SeekingforArt
3) flowergurl4eva
4) mynameisjenn
5) Shirl
6) Schonafrye withdrawn
7) Loralou withdrawn
8) Deadroses withdrawn
9) Dadaology
10) Andreananda
11) Coffeelatte
12) MBoyd
13) Electablue
14) mrs_weyremaster withdrawn
15) fuzzynoodle
16) Margot
17) Debbie914
18) Blueskillet withdrawn
19) Ripley42369
20) Artspirit MIA ? ? ? no card rcvd by host
21) Marla412
22) kimaoverstreet
23) Artzylady
24) Akua
25) Rkolig

02-18-2008, 09:43 PM
Yeh, can't wait to get my returns.

02-18-2008, 09:45 PM
Swap update! I am waiting on one more set, hopefully it will come on TUESDAY. If so, these shall be swapped out and returned to everyone this week!

02-19-2008, 08:21 PM
Happy! Happy! I am so Happy to be here!:jiggy:

02-21-2008, 03:05 PM
Update! Last set is in. I'll get these swapped out and in the mail to you guys by Monday at the latest.

If anyone KNOWS I didn't leave feedback for them at the OS, please let me know and I'll do it here. I don't have a written record.


02-21-2008, 09:37 PM
Great can't wait to receive my cards. I didn't receive feedback from you as I mailed you my cards around when atcards went down.

02-22-2008, 10:08 AM
Check out the cards I posted in the top of the thread! None are from this swap, they are all ones I own from previous swaps.

02-22-2008, 11:10 PM
Beautiful! Can't wait to see what comes in the mail!

02-23-2008, 07:28 AM
I am here!! I am here! Did ya miss me :) hehe

02-23-2008, 11:03 AM
Awesome cards you posted! You have quite the Frida collection going!!!

Thanks! 4 of those were made by me. One was published!

02-25-2008, 01:27 AM
I finally got my new labels today with our new site on them so all the cards were swapped out tonight! :D

All will be mailed at the P.O. in the morning.

02-25-2008, 08:55 AM
ohhh I am so excited!!

02-25-2008, 04:00 PM
I'm so excited to receive these fridas! :)

02-26-2008, 11:17 AM
I can't wait to see these returns. Maybe they will come today!

02-26-2008, 09:09 PM
I can't wait to see these returns. Maybe they will come today!

Probably tomorrow, I think they went out with the late mail, which means it's usually the following day. :)

02-27-2008, 10:56 AM
They didn't arrive yesterday, but now I have something to look forward to today!

02-27-2008, 11:44 PM
Here is one card from each of you (I think!) to show the variety we got in the swap:
To see a bigger image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/originalyouth/2296846297/)
The backs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/originalyouth/2296846661/in/photostream/) (to see which artist made which card)

02-28-2008, 09:52 AM
OY thanks for posting the pic! Its so cool to see a collection posted!

02-28-2008, 10:18 AM
I also think it's interesting to see how we may have used the same image up interpreted it in such different ways.

02-28-2008, 02:04 PM
I received some great cards yesterday from OY, MBoyd, Artzylady, dbrodsky, Marla412, and Akua. Thanks to all!

02-28-2008, 06:35 PM
Are those all the cards? I don't see any of mine!:sad:

02-28-2008, 11:18 PM
Are those all the cards? I don't see any of mine!:sad:

Sorry! I left 3 people out, but by that point I was too exhausted to go back through and search for who. Your cards were LOVELY Martha! The card #19 with a younger version of her with a green parrot was my favorite!

02-29-2008, 08:40 AM
understandable you guys have been real busy!

02-29-2008, 03:47 PM
My cards arrived today! Thank you to original youth for hosting and to artzylady, andrea davis, and dadaology for the great cards! :)

02-29-2008, 03:51 PM
Cool cool! Cards rolling in! :D Thanks for letting us know.

I'll watch for feedback from everyone. Thanks!

03-01-2008, 01:00 PM
Beautiful Fridas arrived yesterday in my mailbox. Thanks to DaDaology, Seekingforart and Original Youth!

I just bought a 9 slot frame and I now have 9 Fridas from various swaps...very excited to be able to hung that on my wall sometime this weekend!

03-01-2008, 11:09 PM
Coolness CoffeeLatte! Thanks for sharing! :D

03-02-2008, 12:15 PM
Received cards from Shirl, Coffeelate & rkoloig amazing thank you ladies, and thanks to OY for hosting my favorite subject!

03-03-2008, 08:37 PM
I got cards from OY, rkolig, and seekingforart! I love all them thank you so much!!

OY thank you so much the hearts!

I will be able to leave itraders and rep on Wednesday.. I have another full day of dr's appt tomorrow!

03-03-2008, 11:20 PM
I received beautiful cards 2/29 from: Ripley42369, rkolig, crazycat, ArtzyLady, MBoyd, and Electablue. Thanks to you all and to Original Youth for hosting! I'll leave rep points later in the week. I HAVE to get some cards out - I am behind...yikes!!

03-07-2008, 10:32 AM
EVERYONE should have received by now. Please make sure to post feedback when you do!

Also, let me know if you haven't rcvd your cards yet. THANKS! :D

03-07-2008, 10:34 AM
Still waiting on mine. Maybe I'll find em in today's mail.

.....stalking postman......

03-09-2008, 08:22 AM
I can't leave rep for OY or Seekingforart I have to spread some around first lol.....I won't forget you ladies!

03-10-2008, 07:33 PM
Yaaah!! I got lovely, lovely Frida cards today from Shirl, Marla412, and SeekingforARt.

Thanks everyone. Special thanks to OY for hosting this great swap.

03-10-2008, 09:06 PM
Awesome, Mary, thanks for sharing.

I'm going to venture to guess than anyone who wanted to post comments or feedback has done so, and this swap is officially being moved to the archive.

Long live Frida! Thanks for a great swap.