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    Squiggle Swap—What Do YOU See?~Due April 22

    Swap Due Date: April 22
    Signup/Withdraw Date: April 10
    Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
    Number of Participants: All are welcome
    Media: HD/HP
    Squiggle Swap—What Do YOU See?


    Several years ago I bought a desktop page-a-day calendar with a squiggle on every page. The idea was to doodle an image every day using the squiggle as an integral part of your drawing. Just about everyone has played this game at some time to entertain a child, yes? Well, I’ve enjoyed that calendar immensely, but I’ve never finished it..(think October)….. or the kakuro calendar either… but I digress. Lately I’ve been wondering how a group of artistic sorts might see different images stemming from the same squiggle.

    As soon as this swap goes live I will post seven squiggle starting points. You may choose the ones that speak to you and either print them or redraw them to create your own squiggle prompt. This is really fun if you get into it. You may complete your image as a line drawing or you may sketch around it and add color/paint if thats what you see. Let your imagination flow! The point is to relax and enjoy creating.

    Rules

    - All cards should be 2.5” x 3.5” and sturdy, with straight edges.
    - All cards should be sent in individual plastic sleeves.
    - Each card must feature a DIFFERENT squiggle.
    - You may decrease squiggle size by ½ if you desire but no more. (We’re not looking for a series of ladies with squiggly earrings.)
    - Please leave your squiggle BOLD/BLACK enough that we can see it.
    - There is no up, down or sideways. Flip the squiggle in any direction that makes sense to you.
    - No zentangle please.
    - Please include username, real name, and swap name on the back of your cards.
    - Please keep cards flat—these are images only… NO EMBELLISHMENTS
    - Host cards are never required, but I would definitely cherish any you send! Any squiggle is fine here... even if you have already used it on another card.

    Postage (United States)

    Please include a SASE or a large address sticky label and a forever stamp for 3 cards… add an additional ounce or second stamp for 6. I’m glad to provide the envelope if you prefer.

    Postage (International)


    Please include a SASE or a large address label and $1 (3 cards) or $2 (6 cards) well concealed.

    Other Info

    Please message me for my address when you are ready to mail and post to the thread when you send your cards. If you already have my address, it has not changed.

    When your cards arrive to me I will mark 'received' by your name. I will also notify you in the thread.

    When you receive your returns, please leave iTrader for me and rep points for the artists. I will imbed each name in the roster with a hyperlink to make this part easier. I will also leave iTrader for each of you.

    The Squiggles:

    1. D3D97F3A-09E3-4F6C-81F4-4F56A0A170DC.jpg 2. AC03007A-B929-42D5-A947-6C493BFAEB99.jpg 3. 52887056-3FD1-473D-B948-9B3DF055691F.jpg 4. C420510F-106F-464C-8FD0-5D801963780E.jpg 5. 487E7B9E-E06B-4F81-B9C5-65DA395F36E4.jpg

    There are two more in post #3.

    Who wants to get their SQUIGGLE on?

    1. CiCiCreates -link
    2. AliasKateLiza - link
    3. Onaki - link
    4. An. M. Sudyka - link @ Received
    5. Terri F - link
    6. zCatLady - link
    7. lazyshadows- link
    8. zhouzhou - link
    9. cmcarli -link
    10. huddlestonmollie- link
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    Last edited by Marie; 02-17-2020 at 11:08 PM. Reason: Adding players

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    What a great idea! Please sign me up, can’t wait to see the squiggles to choose from.
    Now Hosting: Happy Birthday to me! ATC Swap; Charmed, I'm Sure! Mail Art Swap

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    The site only allows 5 images in the swap description, so I’ll add the others here.

    6. BCE7EA9A-21D4-4297-8944-74C644E43F89.jpg 7. 5CCD997A-0C63-44A6-BC13-1C20ACE9D6CD.jpg

    You can turn them any direction, size them anywhere from actual to 1/2 size and place them anywhere on the front side of the card. They don’t have to be centered.
    Last edited by Marie; 02-14-2020 at 03:33 PM.

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    Welcome CiCi! You’re the first to join the swap!

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    I'd love to join! I use to do this all the time as a bored kid in school

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    Welcome, AliasKateLiza. I also have many fond memories of this game playing with my daughters. I still have a few from their young days tucked into various books around the house. Always smile when I find one. Good times! I’ll get you on the list right away.

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    Please add me to the list!

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    Sure thing Onaki! I’ll also answer some of your questions here for everyone’s benefit.

    The squiggle needs to be bold black so we can see it, anything else can be pen, paint, marker, pastels, etc. we just need to see the squiggle it came from.
    There are 7 squiggles provided to choose from, and every card should use a different one. So you have choices and and aren’t stuck needing to use a squiggle that doesn’t inspire you at all. I started on one yesterday so hopefully I’ll be able to post it here later as an example.

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    Sign me up to squiggle cards for this swap. Sounds like fun.

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    Welcome An. M. Sudyka.
    I’ll add you right away. So glad you’re joining us!

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    I would love to play but nothing I do will allow me to copy and print off your images - any suggestions as to how to do it?

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    On no Donna! We’ll figure it out. You can’t select the image and save it to your computer? I can email them to you if that would help? Or post them to the gallery... Is anyone else having this problem? Chime in.

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    If you open the image in a new tab, resize it, and turn up your brightness on your screen, you can put your ACT card up against your screen and lightly trace it with a pencil (if the card isn't too thick that is), then go over it later with something else to make it bolder.
    This also allows you to put the squiggle wherever you want, because you can move your card to wherever you want on top of the squiggle!

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    Smart idea AliasKateLiza! Thank you for sharing!

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    How about a pdf file that can be printed? Like the templates for dolls, etc... tracing them from my computer screen would be impossible for me.

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    I love this type of thing. I got my wiggle on to Squiggle on LOL.
    Sign me up please.

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    Brilliant idea zhouzhou! Let me see if I can figure out how to convert to .pdf. I can also email the images directly to anyone who wants them.

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    Welcome to the squiggle swap Terri F! I’ll sign you up right away.

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    This sounds fun! Please sign me up!

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    Welcome zCatLady. So glad you’ve decided to join us.

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