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    Cool Envie Addicts Unite! January

    I'm an Envie Addict! Hopefully, there are more of you out there! What? You're a newb? What's an Envie you say? If you don't already know, Envies are altered envelopes. They can be drawn on, painted on, upcycled, collage and mix media up! Sky's the limit. Getting personal mail is nice, but getting a mini traveling museum is the best! We also allow postcards!
    So here's what I propose, let's get a good sized group going for a monthly swap. It would be a nice way to get our fix of envies on a regular basis. Let's share our ideas, links to inspiration, and get to know each other as artist.

    How the NEW sign up works:

    First, I will post a new thread like normal. For the first week I will be accepting players. Players have the 1st thru 7th of the month to come to the thread and say, "I wanna play." Once you join, there is no withdrawing.

    Next, I will make up a partner's list and post it on the 8th or the 9th of the month. Once I have the player's list up, I will send everyone my usual monthly update via PM.

    My suggested mail out date would be the 15th, but for the most part your Envie needs to be in the hands of your partner by the last day of the month. If anything is late, there is a little forgiveness if you are communicating with your partner.

    In the past, we've had a lot of peeps that flaked on their trade. Itrader points will now play a big part in who plays in E.A.U. If you had a wonderful experience, fabulous! Leave positive points. If you had a hiccup, but your not too bent outta shape about it, leave a neutral point. If you had a total "flaker" and your experience was horrible...well then you might want to think about a negative point. (Consider yourself warned.)

    How will the points help us? I figure it this way. If you had a neutral point as a result of playing in EAU, you will be given a second chance, but a second one in a row will be considered a negative point. If you've had a negative point within 3 months no matter where you were playing, you cannot participate.


    On a lighter note, we celebrate birthdays! When you sign up and it happens to be your birthday month say, "I wanna play and I'm celebrating a birthday!" Other player's just might send ya some happy mail. ...just be sure to leave a YouRock point to those that RAK you.
    *Birthday addresses can be obtained through Kwailin777.

    Naked! Is how we send our Envies...as is. However, there has been times that mail has gone missing. If you feel that your Envie might find the same fate, you can send it, within a plain envelope. But! ... your art has to be dressed up with faux postage and addresses.

    Stuff, your Envie's with something sturdy like cereal boxes or junk mail. Send it out, but don't post a pic at AFA until you hear that your partner has received it. Save the surprise for them. Once, you get word that they have it, share it all over the place. We're nosey! We wanna see too!

    Size Rules: Your Envie has to be a minimum of 3 5/8 X 6 1/2 inches. (Small Business Envelope) ...and up...

    Celebrating a January birthday! None?!
    *Birthday addresses an be obtained through Kwailin777.


    January's Partner's List

    Whisperingnan - Dmnh
    Bluelotusflower - Tandy
    Ruthe - TrinaLD
    Suntrade - Miss Iowa
    Karenr - Neener
    Janina - Cecileb


    Examples/Inspiration:
    Envie Addicts Unite! Pinterest Board
    Good Mail Day
    Mail Me Art
    Mail Me Art Video
    For more ideas Google "Mail Art" and set it to images.
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    Need another hit? Try these threads to get your fix! Some of our own are waiting for you...

    MMH: Postcards by Idolores

    HD/HP/Collage Postcards by Suntrade

    PIF: Postcard Madness by Sweetest-sin

    PIF: Artcard 5x7 HD/HP by Oksana

    PIF: Plain Envie Are Overrated by Thatgeekyartgirl
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    Happy New Year peeps! Anyone wanna play for January?
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    Happy New Year, Addicts!

    I'll play this month, Mel. I'm exhausted from work, too, but things should lessen up now that the holidays are over. As for today: it's off to the mall I go. If I can just get through today and tomorrow, I have 2 days off in a row.

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    Mel, no worries about the envie still being up the road. I completely understand. The past year was one wild ride for me with less time for my projects than I care to say.

    I'm in for this month.

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    I'd like to play this month. Been a while and I miss trading and art.

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    I need to just hang around this month & soak up all the chatter. I feel like I'm sitting on a chair in the back of the room listening to all of you. That's all I can manage for now. The muse is definitely gone
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    Happy New Year Everyone!

    I'm going to start 2019 off with some wise "Fortune Cookie" advice... "More ART in your life at this time will help you feel better"… hhhmmmm, can't go against that!!!

    Mel, please sign me up for this month!
    My Blog ... I'm not sure I have anything worth saying but check it out anyway!!

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    Hey Gals! Remember the cardboard "saddle shoe" I sent to Donna for weirdy mail a couple of months ago? Well, today I was searching for photos of my mom to post on FB (it's her birthday today), and came across this one. Check out the shoes! I'm guessing this is around 1954-55.

    Mom on Fireplace edited 2019.jpg

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    Our players so far...

    Miss Iowa
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    Suntrade
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    Miss Iowa, I too, am just crawling towards my days off! LOL! ...Sweet pic of the birthday gal...tell your mom we said Happy Birthday. I dig her shoes!

    Neener! You're back! Glad to have ya

    Linda darling, how you holding up dearest? I'm glad that you've pulled up a chair and hang'in out with your gals <3
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    Lindy I feel ya. I'm in a huge rut. Just can't get there from here. I'm afraid whatever I send will be more of the same, but I need to try at least.

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    I want to thank everyone for the advice on sizing and watercolour ground, I will check out the videos tonight once all my little adorable brats are gone to bed I did some research, too but didn’t know that sizing could go bad and do the opposite, that seems to be the case for me here. I will find out if I can get some watercolour ground around here, I think I saw some in a scrawler prescription box unboxing vid, and the girl lives in the uk...
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    Trina I hope that this year will go a little easier for you. Sometimes “boring” can be a good thing

    Neener, so good to see you around again! <3
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    I will be lurking again this month, I will be busy with the Calm After the Holidaze trade, and I am also exploring my watercolours. I went with John Muir Laws suggestions for pimping my Cotman travel palette, and I chose Winsor Newton Professional and Schmincke Watercolours simply because I can get them for a halfway decent price. I already notice the difference in quality to the cotman (W/N student grade), and I am still waiting for the last three colours to arrive. So for now I am working with a limited palette of 9colours and I love it
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    I would love to join in again please!
    And Happy New Year to all!

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    Have had a back seat for a while so it's time for me to jump in again . Bring on 2019!
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    Moi please!

    here is the one I sent last month to Tandy It included a little paper doll inside.

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    Our players so far...

    Miss Iowa
    TrinaLD
    Neener
    Janina
    Karenr
    Whisperingnan
    Suntrade
    Tandy
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    Glad to see ya'll trickling in

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