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    Talking NOVEMBER Canvas Board Mail Art Trade 5x7

    Deadline to sign up: November 7 we are closed to new sign ups this month. Catch us next month
    Mail out (try to mail by this date): November 22
    Deadline: November 30
    Open Theme
    Open Medium on 5x7 canvas board

    New-ish wording is in blue.

    This is a quick turnaround paired partner swap! But, since this a monthly activity, you could plan ahead in your mind or even create some canvases up for the future to then chose from. Just a thought.

    Rules, rules, everyone likes rules....Players have the 1st thru 7th of the month to come to the thread and say, "I'd like to play". If you participated in the previous month's canvas board trade, you will not be allowed to sign up for this months trade until you have mailed your canvas for the previous month. Once the partners list is posted, there is no withdrawing. In order to participate you must have no negative iTraders in the past 6 months, and no neutral iTrader in the past 3 months.

    Partners will be posted on November 7th just after midnight (going into early AM the 8th my time). It’ll be your responsibility to PM your partner for their address. Theme will be up to the artist but I suggest looking at your partners profile to try to avoid themes they don't like.

    Due Dates: Your canvas should be received by your assigned partner by November 30.
    I strongly suggest that you PM your partner, or post in this thread, the date that you mail your canvas. That way, any delay from that point on will be considered the fault of the postal service and will not be attributed to you. If something unexpected happens and you are unable to meet this deadline then you must communicate through private message to you partner, explain the delay and arrange a new postal deadline. If your partner does not receive your canvas by the last day of the month and you have not communicated to them your mail out date then you will receive a negative iTrader.


    *When you receive your canvas please post a picture here in the thread so we all can admire it.* (this is very important ) But don't post a pic of your canvas until your partner receives it.

    The canvas board: Your art must be created on a 5x7 Canvas Art Board. You can find these at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Dick Blick, etc. Coat your finished canvas with a clear protective coating designed for artwork to protect it during it's journey through the mail. I suggest more than one coat. I personally, for example, use several coats of Golden brand Polymer Varnish with UVLS (UltraViolet Light Stabilizers) or the comparable Liquitex brand.

    Mailing: The canvases may be mailed out "Naked" or in an envelope. Some of the canvases have been getting scratched in the mail. Some like the thrill or the economy of mailing their canvas naked and they may still do so. Others who decide they would prefer to mail their canvas in an envelope may do so. That decision will be left to the players. If you are an international player or your partner is an international player it is advisable to send it in an envelope or box.

    Postal Costs: In mailing these canvases within the U.S. I have always put $2.45 worth of postage on the envelope and dropped it in a mailbox. To my knowledge my canvases have all arrived successfully with no issues. From my interpretation of the postal rates buried in the info at the U.S. postal services website documents, $2.45 is the proper rate for the weight and shape of these canvases. Be aware that the cost for postage to mail one of these canvases from the U.S. to another country will be higher. Think in the range of $7 up to even $15 depending on the country and even the postal worker that waits on you.


    iTrader: Please leave iTrader points.
    Canvas received by the last day of the month = positive iTrader point.
    If you do not receive your canvas by the last day of the month and you have not been notified by your partner of their mail out date or agreed to an alternate mail out date, please leave a negative iTrader point.

    And remember, please, leave iTrader points ONLY for your trading partner, not for me the host.

    Who's in:

    1. ruthe
    2. valerie416
    3. OldsLady1992
    4. aginghippychic
    5. plumhill2001
    6. TrinaLD
    7. Shawnicaitlin
    8. Barkesm
    9. Fandanie
    10. Seascape131
    11. SunTrade
    12. ann_stebbing
    13. synjin
    14. ChronicReader
    15. Megan457
    16. nightowl_too


    People willing to do a second board (be assigned to two partners) in case of an odd number of participants:


    The partner pairings:
    (r)=canvas received by participant
    (m)= participant has indicated in the thread that they have mailed their canvas For the sake of clarity and being mindful of the unexpected, I will only update you with an "m" if you say that you have mailed, but not when you say that you plan to mail (i.e. "I plan to mail tomorrow" etc)

    Here is our November pairing list

    plumhill2001 (r) - aginghippychic (r)
    Fandanie (r) - ChronicReader (r)
    TrinaLD (r) - ruthe (r)
    OldsLady1992 (r) - Barkesm (r)
    Seascape131 (r) - SunTrade (r)
    nightowl_too (r) (m) - shawnicaitlin (m) (r)
    synjin (m) (r) - megan457 (m) (r)
    valerie416 (m) (r) - ann_stebbing (m)(r)
    Last edited by nightowl_too; 12-31-2017 at 02:03 PM.

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    Please sign me up for November.

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    I'm back and ready to play. Recently retired, I've been able to spend 3 to 5 hours a day in the studio and loving it!! Missed everyone here.

    Valerie416

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    Please sign me up

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    Sign me up please. You're so lucky valerie416!!
    I'm always up for a trade; let me know if you're interested!

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    I'm in!
    Congratulations valerie416! Welcome to the ranks of the retired!
    Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

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    Valerie, isn't it great to have that time! Keep going at it.

    I will participate this month please.

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    Would love to play again please.

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    I'll play! Thank you!!
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    Sign me up please ....I'm addicted

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    Please sign me up, hello everyone...happy painting.

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    I have mine ready!

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    Add my name to the mix.

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    Nightowl,
    I just wanted to let you know that I regrettably will not be signing up for our swap this month. Yesterday, I was in a car accident and hit a telephone pole. Thank God for air bags! Anyways, I'm currently in bed in excruciating pain. I'm banged up badly and really mangled my right arm and hand. Just when I thought my life couldn't get much more stressful. My granddaughter is going in for heart surgery on December 12th. Enough of this sob story though. I know there are plenty of peeps going through far worse issues than I. As my husband always says, "it could be worse." Amen to that. I'll be checking in this month to see all the eye candy. I wouldn't want to miss that! Have a great day everyone and stay safe on the roads.
    "Art is not always an expression, and is often, simply, a problem worth trying to solve while drinking a bit of vodka. " ~ Donavon Rose

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    Sue, so sorry to hear about your accident!! Prayers and hugs to you and your family!
    I'm always up for a trade; let me know if you're interested!

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    Sue, thank goodness you are safe! Heal quickly. Positive waves to you and your family!

    I’d like to play this month.
    Art is a demanding Mistress.

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    Sue, prayers for speedy healing! Also, for your granddaughter's surgery!
    Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

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    Oh my gosh vikinglady! Thank goodness you survived! How horrible to be injured and in so much pain. I'm so glad you gave us an update and will still follow along. I hope you heal quickly. And I'm hoping for an uneventful and successful surgery for your granddaughter.

    Meanwhile, its great to see all the sign ups. I'll get the list going in the next day or so.

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    i will play again

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikinglady View Post
    Nightowl,
    I just wanted to let you know that I regrettably will not be signing up for our swap this month. Yesterday, I was in a car accident and hit a telephone pole. Thank God for air bags! Anyways, I'm currently in bed in excruciating pain. I'm banged up badly and really mangled my right arm and hand. Just when I thought my life couldn't get much more stressful. My granddaughter is going in for heart surgery on December 12th. Enough of this sob story though. I know there are plenty of peeps going through far worse issues than I. As my husband always says, "it could be worse." Amen to that. I'll be checking in this month to see all the eye candy. I wouldn't want to miss that! Have a great day everyone and stay safe on the roads.
    OMG. I am so sorry this is happening to you! It seems a lot of us folks going through big challenges lately.

    I will have you and you hubby in my prayers for fast healing, and specially your granddaughter, that her operation is a success!

    You are one of the kindest and more wonderful people in this forum milady.

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