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    Talking September Pick-a-theme- due Nov.15, 2017

    Due Date – Nov 15, 2017
    Sign up - anytime until full but no later then Sep. 20, 2017
    Withdraw – None, once signed up with a theme you’re in so PLEASE be sure you want to play
    Number of Cards - 4 cards for a full group or 8 if you're playing 2 groups (4:4 or 8:8)
    Number of participants - 8 groups of 5 players

    September Pick-a-Theme (PAT)

    To play you must have:
    * an established positive iTrader rating of +15
    * no negatives within the last 6 months
    * no neutrals for lack of cards/communication within the last 3 months
    * NO EXCEPTIONS so PLEASE don’t ask

    Please sign up on the thread and read the directions before starting.

    DO NOT over commit yourself. You may sign up for a maximum of 2 groups. Once you commit to a group, other players begin working on your card, so for this reason you cannot withdraw from a PAT. If you signed up and I don’t get your cards by the due date, you risk 5 negative iTraders (1 from each group member and your host).

    Please give 2 weeks for mailing as I live in Europe. If your cards arrive late without communication, you will be given a neutral iTrader by me. Your cards will be returned to you and it will be up to you to honor the trade with your fellow group members or risk 4 negative iTraders.

    General Information:
    • This swap contains 8 groups of 5 members
    • Sign-ups will end when all spots are filled or no later then Sep. 20, 2016
    • Pick a group of preferred media then pick a theme
    • Please have a theme chosen within three days of signing up or you'll lose your spot in the group
    • You must be willing to work on all the other themes in your group
    • Make a card for each player in your group in their chosen theme (always ask if you're not sure!)
    • Receive a card of your chosen theme in return from each member of your group
    • Send quality cards you are proud of and would want to receive yourself. I am not a collage artist, if parts of your card start falling off, I will send them back to you to fix.
    • To cut down on possible mail machine malfunctions, NO bulky embellishments, keep it flat
    • Once you sign up with a theme you can’t withdraw, as some artist start their cards immediately, wait until the player and theme are updated in 2nd post (where the groups are) or you'll risk doing double work, if changes are made
    • CARDS are to be in my hands on/before Nov.15, 2017. Please communicate, if there are any problems.

    Card information:
    • cards must be standard ATC size, 2.5”x3.5”, on sturdy paper
    • NO bulky embellishments, keep it flat
    • each card should be shipped in a protective plastic sleeve
    • on the back of all your cards please put the following info:
      • September 2017 PAT
      • GROUP NUMBER
      • recipient’s username
      • your AFA username

    • if you want to post your cards to the thread for all to enjoy please do, but it is not required. However, if they get lost in the mail, you have proof that you did get them done.
    • a Hostess card is not required, but always cherished and appreciated!


    I appreciate those of you who want to share your materials, but my talents are limited to drawing/painting so what I receive for any other purpose I share with others. I don’t mind passing it on I just want you all to know I do.

    Mailing information:
    • I’m from Slovenia, Europe so you all are pretty much international to me. Please give 2 weeks of mailing time for your cards to reach me.
    • Per PAT rules, all cards must be mailed to the host. Please do not ask to mail to players directly for whatever reason as it is not allowed and will result in negative iTrader.

    ALL participants:
    • Please include a business-sized envelope, addressed to you or a large label with clearly written address on it. Please label the back of BOTH of your envelopes; the one you mail to me and your return envelope, with September PAT, your AFA username, and your group number(s).
    • Please include well concealed $2 US bills, if you are in one group. If you join 2 groups, please include $3 US. No coins, please, unless you want to include Euros. In that case please safely conceal 2€. Make sure it doesn't tear the envelope. I also have PayPal, if it's more convenient to you. (PS: Your country's stamps are of no use to me. I need to buy my country's (Slovenia) stamps to send mail.)


    Theme information:

    EASY/REGULAR THEMES:
    • Generic themes where it's easy to think up a card; for example fairies, cats, dogs, flowers, etc.
    • or less generic themes which require a little more thought or research but are not difficult to find a reference or collage images. Examples include: flying pigs with hats, red poppies, whimsical houses, nature fairies, etc.
    • (Real people or characters in books or movies are not regular themes!)


    ADVANCED/CHALLENGING THEMES:
    • Themes that usually require research and reference. Examples are real people, "in the style of", characters from books or movies or perhaps obscure themes such as “Dogs in Victorian England.” They can also be themes that are difficult to interpret like music or a difficult poem. These can require a lot of thought and effort. If you have internet references please include the best one of them so I can post it for your fellow group members.

    Remember that for PATs, when you get your lovely returns, the hostess (me) and all your fellow group members get iTraders!
    Last edited by NatashaMay; 09-01-2017 at 02:14 PM. Reason: splitting posts

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    Talking September Pick-a-theme- due Nov.15, 2017

    Group 1: Hand-Painted/Drawn ~ Easy/Regular Themes - FULL - mailed 15/11
    1. ann_stebbing - Dragons
    2. Beverley - Lighthouses
    3. BexMadeMe - Angels
    4. plumhill2001 - gryphons - sending Oct.23
    5. xela7072 - wildflowers - sending Oct.23

    Group 2: Hand-Painted/Drawn ~ Easy/Regular Themes - FULL - mailed 15/11
    1. londonont1 - Scotland - sending Oct.23
    2. Urocyonfox - Japanese Foxes/Fox demons/fox creatures/fox monsters examples here
    3. Seascape131 - chipmunks - sending Oct.23
    4. Fandanie - Paris - sending Oct.23
    5. Jodi - Deer

    Group 3: Hand-Painted/Drawn ~ Advanced/Challenging Themes - FULL - mailed 15/11
    1. ann_stebbing - Insect study: realistic painting of an insect only, not in foliage/on flowers etc - just the insect (I am happy for this to have a white background)
    2. josiesuelupin - Characters from Battlestar Galactica
    3. BexMadeMe - Cleopatra (Egyptian Queen)
    4. Rina - "Bride of Frankenstein"...the actual Bride Character
    5. pschafe1 - any Tim Burton character

    Group 4: Hand-Painted/Drawn ~ Any Theme - FULL - mailed 15/11
    1. Beverley - Farscape Main Characters
    2. josiesuelupin - Aliens
    3. Urocyonfox - Any of my OCs (original characters) here
    there is a folder for each on that you can click on and it will give you reference sheets for each one. Please don't just copy the face shot I've drawn for their profile, try your own style
    4. Jodi - countryside landscapes
    5. Rosa - cityscapes

    Group 5: Collage/Mixed Media ~ Any theme - FULL - mailed 17/11
    1. BluSkyHare - horses
    2. katelnorth - black birds (i.e. any birds which are black)
    3. Mushu - an elephant or elephants
    4. LucyMc - Game of Thrones
    5. catladybj - cat(s), not cartoony,whimsical ok

    Group 6: Collage/Mixed Media/APC ~ Any theme - please for APC let your fellow group members know which card you'd want them to make for you (example: 1. player - a, 2. player - b, 3. player - me, 4. player - c, 5. player - d) - FULL
    1. CastleQueen5 - APC - Any medical character from the 1970s tv show Emergency! (click HERE for more details, suit & numbers)
    2. ChronicReader - APC - Nightmare before Christmas (click HERE for more details, suit & numbers)
    3. Karr3ll - APC - Peter Pan Movies or Plays (click HERE for suit & numbers)
    4. LucyMc - APC - owls (click HERE for suit & numbers)
    5. theweavershand - APC - Zetti people or birds (click HERE for suit & numbers)

    Group 7: APC (altered playing card) - Any Theme - please let your fellow group members know which card you'd want them to make for you (example: 1. player - a, 2. player - b, 3. player - me, 4. player - c, 5. player - d) - FULL
    1. Beckster - Halloween (click HERE for suit & numbers)
    2. CastleQueen5 - Any main character from the 70s show the Love boat (click HERE for suit & numbers)
    3. dithespy - People (click HERE for suit & numbers)
    4. Karr3ll - Pokémon (click HERE for suit & numbers)
    5. Pikkis - Vintage woman/girl with a hat (click HERE for suit & numbers)

    Group 8: Zentangles - Any Theme - FULL - mailed 17/11
    1. ChronicReader - owls
    2. yonawrites - an Animal
    3. dithespy - birds
    4. Rosa - newfoundland dog
    5. catladybj - mushrooms, colored
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    Group 1 - Dragons please. Group 2 - Insect study (I am happy for this to have a white background).
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    Welcome ann. What's an insect study?

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    Group 5 Nightmare before Christmas. Group 8 owls

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    Insect study: Painting of an insect only, not in foliage/on flowers etc - just the insect.
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    Groups 1 and 4 please - theme TBA shortly
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    Quote Originally Posted by ann_stebbing View Post
    Insect study: Painting of an insect only, not in foliage/on flowers etc - just the insect.
    Thanks for explaining. I googled "insect study" and I got images of very intricate paintings. I would consider that a challenging theme. The way you explained it, it seems easy/regular theme to me as long as you don't expect too detailed cards. Otherwise I would suggest to move to group 3 or 4 with challenging/any theme.

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    Can I join group 3 with "Characters from Battlestar Galactica" as my theme?
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    I am happy to moved to Group 3 or 4, as I would like realistic, rather than whimsy insects. Thanks for your advice.
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    Group 1 and Group 3 please, themes to follow.

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    Thanks Natasha. I would like my themes to be Angels and Cleopatra (Egyptian Queen).

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    I would also like to join group 4 with a theme of Aliens please Forgot to mention that.
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    Group 1, please. Theme: gryphons
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    Last spot in Group 1, please. Theme = wildflowers.

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    I want to play, but have no idea what APC theme yet. BRB with some info.

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    I would like
    Group 7: APC (altered playing card)

    Theme Any main character from the 70s show the Love boat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Love_Boat
    Person 1: 8 Hearts
    Person 3 : 9 hearts
    Person 4: 10 of hearts
    Person 5 : Jack of hearts

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