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Thread: The Year that Wasn't-2020-A Year in Review, Due December 4, 2020

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    A year ago very few people, outside of Japan, or individuals without Japanese friends or family, had never heard of the Amabie.

    In early 2020y, the internet was filled with images of, and stories about, the Amabie, a Japanese Yokai that is said to ward off epidemics. According to a legend from the 1800s, the Amabie appeared off the coast of Kumamoto, Japan, in the form of a mermaid-type creature with 3 tails, or three tail fins, or 3 legs, a beak, and long hair. The amabie, a yokai (Japanese folklore spirit), told the people that they would have bountiful crops. As the Amabie returned to the sea, it said "If an epidemic occurs, draw a picture of me and show it to everyone."

    In the current pandemic, many artists have re-introduced images of the Amabie. The Japanese government has recently adopted the Amabie in some of their anti-Covid-19 campaigns.
    You could make an AC of your version of an Amabie, even if you don't believe the legend!
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    Vicki I know you like spooky, and things that move. So this kind of covers both even if it's not mail art. I never get trick or treaters so I din't watch the whole thing but thought it was fun and clever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il6eAKfSSoE Going to share it in the A-thon thread to.
    I have been working on making "Journals" my first is
    posted in the journal chat, and I will be adding others soon!
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    MY AVAILABLES ATCs I may also have available ATCoins

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    Please sign me up

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    Welcome Boots
    I signed you up.


    Cute Halloween skeleton candy shute project, Linda4atc.
    I like the way they included their "mistakes".
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    I'm lurking. Great ideas so far. I liked the Halloween skeleton candy shute project.

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    Lurkers welcome CastleQueen5.
    Hope you get enough ideas to come back and join us.

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    2020 will go down in history as a Year of Changes, leading to a "New" Normal.

    As you probably already know, there is a New vocabulary for 2020!

    Spouse has morphed into "My Quarantine Partner"

    The "Purple Wall" is based on an online map showing state and county level counts of new, or the greatest number of, COVID cases in the previous week. One may have to "jump the purple wall", or pass through a high Covid risk area if driving somewhere to avoid the risk of flying.

    The "Red Zone" in NO LONGER just the Political Typology that sorts voters into cohesive groups based on their attitudes and values. It is also a coronavirus "red zone", an indication of the hottest (highest count) Covid cases per area by state.

    We also have "Isolation Pod", "Boredom Outbreaks", "Covid Fatigue", "Eerie Restaurants", "Non-Pregnancy Cravings" (for Toast)".

    ATCs NEED to be made!
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    I'm going to be a perky lurky for a bit and see what I can come up with. For me, personally, this year was supposed to be a time for me to focus on my art and writing. Well, it turns out that actually happened - thanks to C19. I was done with 2019 at about this time a year ago.

    I always love your swaps, Vicki!

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    I am so happy for you that you had time to focus on your art and writing.
    That on line course you mentioned earlier sounded AWESOME.

    Lurkers always welcome.
    Hope you can come back and join us.

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    My cards are in the mail! Fingers crossed they don't take too long to reach you from Canada. Other swaps are averaging 3 weeks.

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    I will watch for your cards and let you know as soon as they arrive.

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    Sounds like a clever and fun swap. Please count me in.

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    Welcome LuAnnP.
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    Some of the "new normal" associated with Coronavirus can be summed up in "Six Word Stories"
    Castlequeen5 ran a similar swap back at the beginning of the pandemic, called "Coronavirus-My-Life-in-6-Words", and the cards created were fantastic.
    Here is the link to her earlier swap, if you need inspiration to make your own Six Word Stories.

    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...-May-18th-2020

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    Coronavirus in Six Words ROCKED!!!

    I took part is the "Six-Word" swap and it was SO much fun. I was thinking of six-word stories for WEEKS!

    With this type of subject it is especially fun to follow the comments on "the board." So many clever people sharing their ideas.



    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki Z View Post
    Some of the "new normal" associated with Coronavirus can be summed up in "Six Word Stories"
    Castlequeen5 ran a similar swap back at the beginning of the pandemic, called "Coronavirus-My-Life-in-6-Words", and the cards created were fantastic.
    Here is the link to her earlier swap, if you need inspiration to make your own Six Word Stories.

    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...-May-18th-2020

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    October was definitely different....
    No Halloween parties.
    Trick 'N Treating cancelled.
    Halloween candy ON SALE in September (I did my share to support the economy!)
    This holiday season most of us will be doing things a little bit differently.
    Travel is on hold. Family get-togethers are being scaled down.

    What will your holidays mean for you this season?
    More baking, or less? Less household decorating, or more?
    Smaller holiday festivities, but more interesting that what you have done before?
    If you are paring back your normal routine, this might be the perfect year to try something a little out of the ordinary.
    You can go all in, or do something small, but different.

    I've experimented cooking more NEW recipes in the last 4 months than I have in the last 4 years. (Unavailability of meat, poultry, produce, and spotty yeast supply has prompted some of the experimentation.) And, I'm talking about cooking grilled meats, making casseroles and mixed salads, not just baked goods. All but one of them was wonderful, (probably my mistake) and they will become part of my regular cooking repertoire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuAnnP View Post
    I took part is the "Six-Word" swap and it was SO much fun. I was thinking of six-word stories for WEEKS!

    With this type of subject it is especially fun to follow the comments on "the board." So many clever people sharing their ideas.

    GREAT idea...using "the board"!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    LuAnnP,
    I'm so glad you signed up for this swap.
    I can't wait to see what you are creating.

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    2020 -- The Year of the Pandemic


    Covid-19
    An infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
    Corona Virus is a virus, NOT a bacteria. Bactericides do not affect it.

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    Corona Virus
    Is a respiratory pathogen.
    Symptoms include
    dry cough
    congestion
    shortness of breath
    difficulty breathing
    loss of speech
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatSleepWriteABook View Post
    10/22/2020
    My cards are in the mail! Fingers crossed they don't take too long to reach you from Canada. Other swaps are averaging 3 weeks.

    Cards received from EatSleepWriteABook.
    There was no postmark on the envelope, but from the date you posted that your cards were in the mail, it appears that it only took TWO weeks to get to me.
    YIPPEEEE!!!!!!

    Thank you for including a hostie card.
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