View Poll Results: Which of the following would you prefer

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  • Keep the contest as it is, with a theme each month.

    108 76.06%
  • Dedicate a contest month to a specific media (e.g. watercolor or collage or pencil for example).

    34 23.94%
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Thread: Suggest 2017 Monthly ATC Contest Themes

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    Sun
    Moon
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    Kings or Queens all media
    Things with with wings
    Found poetry
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    Suggested themes

    Angels
    Beachy stuff
    Sea creatures
    Cats
    Birds
    Fantasy dreams

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    Weighing in because I should get some time back next year to come back!

    Opposites: this was something I tried to run at swap-bot, but you know, life and such.... Basically, each month I was running a swap with a poll and the topic would be something vs something (old vs young, living vs dead, food vs drink etc.). Players would pick a side and draw an ATC for that side. You could have it as vote for the best and then have a team win or a tally of entries for each pick to add an extra element.

    Just ignore me if this is too left field!

    Other ideas:
    Girls on Film
    Man in the Moon
    What dreams look like...
    You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes...
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    Moonlit silhouettes
    Lives in a tree
    Lives in the desert
    Lives in the ocean
    I saw you in my dreams ~ We were walking hand in hand

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    Edward Gorey style
    Tentacles!
    Gargoyles
    Fat dragons
    Snails
    Spirals
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    My absorption is tenuous right now, so forgive any duplicate ideas.
    Under the Sea
    Cosmic Bodies
    Foodie Fever!
    Shadowplay
    Dangerous Animals
    Striped Things
    Remains of the Day
    Pointilism
    Suminagashi
    Industrial Bunnies
    Word Cloud Art
    Unique Stones
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    Coffee-time
    or Time.(clock)
    Hands
    Handbags
    I host now the swap:RED/PURPLE card-Other swaps I have host:Butterfly--CAR(s)--SILHOUETTE -WORD(S)Embossing powderCIRCLES. Washi-Tape.GESSO.SEW-Sewing. Technic-Faux Cloisonne Bandana-technic swap PIG-PIGGY.easter egg á la Fabergé.Aluminium-foil swap

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    Shiny things
    Laandscape
    Arctic animals
    Baby animal
    Quirky birds
    Nocturnal animals
    Fae
    Mythological creatures
    Historical characters
    Otters
    Mushrooms
    Under the microscope
    Using a single colour
    Realistic.....something
    Imaginary animals
    Farmyard
    Profile faces
    Animal human hybrids
    Light/festival of light
    Green men/tree ents
    Foxes having fun
    Owls in flight
    Under the ground
    Flight
    Snow
    Whimsical animals
    Mushrooms
    Time (clocks, steampunk, older faces, dr who, pocket watch characters with watches, train station with clock, hourglass....all come to mind so a wide theme)
    Goblins, orcs and trolls
    Fairy tales
    Tentacles
    Antennae
    Abstract
    Strawberries (think outside the box....strawberry fairy, cocktail with strawberries, strawberry field, jam, Childs face covered in strawberry juice, whimsical animal with strawberry hat)

    I think I could go on and on and on.....I love thinking of ideas!

    I've not been in here that long but from the swaps I've seen it seems to be drawn/painted or hand drawn/painted entries.....is that because people using other media don't want to enter or feel it's hard to compare the styles side by side? I find collage really hard to do well myself and my mixed media is more mixing my hand drawn and painted media so having acrylics, inks, water colour, pencil, pen, all in one piece with perhaps some torn paper, was hi tape within the layers.....just thought it was god for thought as in the gallery there are a lot of people who are working on more collage mixed media...

    I'd love to see competitions where we could know the media used....

    What about competitions where you need to incorporate elements of a specific media but can use whatever else you wish?
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    It would be awesome to have a tipin comp too.....bet chunky, inchie, altered object art peeps might feel the same?
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    mandalas
    the beach
    gelli plate backgrounds
    mixed media creatures or houses

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    monochromatic
    abstract
    tree of life

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    Rainbow Colors
    Forest Animals
    Favorite Characters
    Food
    Monsters
    Portraits

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    Endangered Species
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    Gardens
    Underwater
    Hippie art
    Merlin

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    Tropical
    Africa
    Air travel
    From above
    Wild West
    Not to scale (think giant bugs, miniature elephants ...)
    Water

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    Yes, what Raek said, more college and mixed media.
    All the other ideas and themes sound great too.
    That should be enough for a few years.

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    Outdoor landscapes, cityscapes, birds in flight, sea shells by the seashore, green, sky, food, portrait, pets, cacti.

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    Mixed media collage
    Stamped art
    Stencils
    Color resist techniques

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