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Thread: Memento Mori Swap, Open Media, Due Aug. 26th, 2021

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    Memento Mori Swap, Open Media, Due Aug. 26th, 2021

    Swap Due Date – Thursday, August 26th, 2021
    Signup/withdraw Date – None; please just communicate
    Number of Cards - 3 for 3
    Number of Participants – Unlimited
    Media – Open
    Theme – Memento Mori

    “Memento mori” is a Latin phrase that is variously translated as “Remember you must die,” “Remember that you will die,” or “Remember that you have to die.” Regardless of the translation, the meaning is clear: it is a phrase that reminds us all of the inevitability of death. We will all face death, and we will all die.

    But memento mori is much more than a phrase. It is also an artistic movement that arose in popularity beginning especially in the 1500s and 1600s. The movement led to a number of prominent artistic expressions of the concept, including mourning jewelry, death photography, and gravestone symbolism. Some of the common symbols of the movement include skulls (winged or otherwise), the hourglass, dying flowers, skull and crossbones, skeletons, rotting fruit, extinguished candles, and more.

    For this swap, you will create cards incorporating the symbolism of memento mori. Your cards should be a solemn reflection on the inevitability of death. Please note that this is not a Halloween swap. Cutesy skeletons and the like will be returned. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Card Guidelines:
    1. Each card must be the standard ATC size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
    2. Each card must be original and unique. Please don’t send in cards that you’ve swapped/traded in the past or plan on replicating for swapping/trading in the future.
    3. Any embellishments must be relatively flat and lightweight.
    4. Please send in only work that you have put thought, time, and effort into. Make sure that you are swapping a card you would be happy to receive.
    5. Please make sure that cards have a sturdy background and earn the name “card.”
    6. Each card must be in an individual plastic sleeve (please no connecting photo album sleeves without also including individual sleeves).
    7. Each card should be labeled with the swap name, your username, your real name, date of creation, and your location.

    Mailing Guidelines:
    1. Please mail cards in a business sized envelope, spreading the cards over the space of the envelope.
    2. If you tape your cards together or onto a sturdy background when mailing, please use an easy-release tape such as painter’s tape or washi tape. I don’t want anyone’s beautiful artwork to be damaged by tape.
    3. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your return cards.
    4. If you are mailing from the U.S., one Forever stamp should cover the cost of returns.
    5. If you are mailing internationally, please provide one of the following for your returns:
    a. One U.S. Forever stamp.
    b. One well-concealed $1 bill.
    c. $1 payment via PayPal.

    *When you are ready to mail your cards, please just private message me for my address. If you have it from an earlier swap, it has not changed.
    *iTraders will be given when cards are received by me.
    *Please note that cards must be received by the due date. No cards and no communication will result in neutral iTrader. You may withdraw any time before the due date.
    *A host card would be greatly appreciated and loved, but is never required.
    *Please make sure to leave an iTrader for your host (me) and You Rocks! for the artists that created your return cards when you receive them.

    Here are a few sample cards that I created for the swap:
    Memento5.jpgMemento1.jpgMemento2.jpg

    Who would like to play?
    0. TSMarie
    1. StitchinWitch - Received! You Rock!
    2. Elliejaybird - Received! You Rock!
    3. middleearthtraveller - Received! You Rock!
    4. Withdrew
    5. nanvan - Received! You Rock!
    6. CynthiaSillitoe - Received! You Rock!
    7. Cleopatra - Received! You Rock!
    8. JenUrebel - Received! You Rock!
    9. SpottedCrow -Received! You Rock!
    10 Ouroborous - Received! You Rock!
    11. Withdrew
    12. locatray - Received! You Rock!
    13. Butterbean - Received! You Rock!
    14. Trazy1 - Received! You Rock!
    15. LesleyDevall - Received! You Rock!
    16. Laffqueen - Received! You Rock!
    17. Cheezyblasters - Received! You Rock!
    18. Evalila - Received! You Rock!
    19. miss - Received! You Rock!
    20. jessiblack
    21. LeeBeth - Received! You Rock!
    22. katiea707 - Received! You Rock!
    23. somnia - Received! You Rock!
    24. Marie - Received! You Rock!
    25. Withdrew
    26. mrubyjean - Received! You Rock!
    27. Monroy28 - Received! You Rock!
    Last edited by TSMarie; 08-28-2021 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Update

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    I want to play

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    I'm in as well. Sounds interesting

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    I'm in--it's intriguing!

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    I'm definitely intrigued by this challenge so count me in please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StitchinWitch View Post
    I want to play
    Welcome, StitchinWitch! Glad you could join us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliejaybird View Post
    I'm in as well. Sounds interesting
    Welcome, Elliejaybird! Adding you now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by middleearthtraveller View Post
    I'm in--it's intriguing!
    Welcome, middleearthtraveller! Looking forward to your creations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinaLD View Post
    I'm definitely intrigued by this challenge so count me in please!
    Welcome, TrinaLD! It's good to see you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckycat479 View Post
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    Last weekend, I started creating memento mori cards to offer for trade. I got so sucked in I created six cards and realized that others might be interested in this as a swap. Here are a few samples to get you thinking about ideas:
    Memento5.jpgMemento1.jpgMemento2.jpg

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    Okay, I'd like to play ... hope I'm up to the task!
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanvan View Post
    Okay, I'd like to play ... hope I'm up to the task!
    Welcome to the swap, nanvan! So glad you could join us!

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    I'm going to think about this one - I was just discussing this subject (inevitability of death) yesterday with a friend. Lurking for the moment.
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - E. Burke I have a new address as of 6/2020 so be sure to ask for it!

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    I would love to do this, thanks!

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    I’d like to play too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Planter View Post
    I'm going to think about this one - I was just discussing this subject (inevitability of death) yesterday with a friend. Lurking for the moment.
    Welcome to the lurkers' couch, Ancient Planter. Hope you decide to jump off!

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