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    Self Portraits: "My Identity" Open Media ATC swap Due: December30

    Swap Due Date:–December, 30, 2021
    Signup/withdraw Date: None..just communicate
    Number of Cards: 3 for 3
    Number of Participants:– Unlimited
    Media:– Open media
    Theme: Self Portraits/identity

    For this swap, you will be creating self portraits, but with a bit of a twist. Rather than simply depicting your face on the card, you'll be also incorporating a bit of your identity. In your self portraits, tell us a little bit about yourself. We should be able to learn something about you by being shown such in the imagery.
    For example, Im a self-proclaimed weirdo and a space-nerd, so I depicted myself as part alien as seen below.

    Its totally ok to be comical or even a bit abstract, for example:
    • if you're a bit of an airhead, show us a balloon where your face should be.
    • A bit of a hot-head? show us smoke coming out of your ears.
    • If "you are what you eat" were true, what would you look like?
    • If you see yourself as. magical being, perhaps you could ride a unicorn.


    Dream on:
    Always wanted to try the pirate life? Give yourself an eyepatch and a Jolly Roger.
    Want to be famous? Put yourself on stage.
    Wish you could fly? Give yourself wings... or put your face on a bird's body.

    Or be more literal:
    • Have a pet bird? Have it perched on your shoulder.
    • Really love your car? Put yourself behind the wheel.
    • Not a morning person? Perhaps show yourself looking a bit disheveled holding a coffee.
    • Show yourself at your job, enjoying your favorite hobby, food or drink, totally in your element.


    Be creative, the possibilities are endless... Have fun, try different mediums, and be sure to show us YOU!

    Card Guidelines:
    Each card standard ATC size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
    Each card must be original and unique.
    Any embellishments must be relatively flat and lightweight.
    Each card should be on a sturdy background and must be in an individual plastic sleeve
    Label each card with at least swap name and your username....real name, title of card, your location and date are also a good idea to add


    Mailing Guidelines:
    ~Please mail cards in a business sized envelope, spreading the cards over the space of the envelope.
    ~Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your return cards.
    ~If mailing from the U.S., 1 Forever stamp should cover the cost of returns unless they're bulky.
    ~If you are mailing internationally, please provide either a U.S. Global Forever stamp or a well-concealed $1 bill.

    *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, but also be aware of slower than usual shipping times around the holidays.
    *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.

    Players:
    Barox818
    Elliejaybird
    LuAnnP
    Castlequeen5
    leydab
    pilarfarmer
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    Last edited by BArox818; 12-23-2021 at 09:58 PM.
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    This sounds awesome and reflective. I'm in!

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    Well.... I have been TRYING to think of three different "me's" to draw.... but if I think too hard I will take away all the fun. So please sign me up and then I will actually START DRAWING!!!

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    lurking.....

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    Since this is open Media, I do think I can make this work. Sign me up.
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    Yay!! Welcome all! You have been added
    To make trading easier, I have included a link to all of my AVAILABLE cards below.
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    I'm still considering.

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    Lurk away Nancy. Hope to see you join us
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    Me, please!

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    Welcome leydab!
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    The first self portrait....

    I am trying to think of FOUR different slants for these...

    But here is the first:



    and here are the other two:

    "Self Portrait: Torn"
    started out as a simple sketch, white Posca pen on Stonehenge Black paper, but then I tore it and re-assembled it. (Hard to tell at this resolution)



    Grandma Van: Storyteller
    Finally, I was so delighted with this one that I made TWO of them, virtually identical since it is printed images collaged onto paper. My two favorite things to do are make ATCs and do stories with my grandkids. (Via FaceTime!) So this card joins the two. There is a little pocket, and in the pocket is a tiny "minizine." This was SO much fun to make! That's what I love about these swaps: they prompt me to make ATCs that I would never have come up with otherwise!

    Last edited by LuAnnP; 11-11-2021 at 10:36 AM. Reason: Added the other two images

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuAnnP View Post
    I am trying to think of FOUR different slants for these...

    But here is the first:



    Love it!... and totally amused by the inclusion of the thumb
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    Mailing my cards out!

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    Very cool cards LuAnn!

    Address is on the way.
    To make trading easier, I have included a link to all of my AVAILABLE cards below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliejaybird View Post
    Mailing my cards out!
    Awesome!! will let you know when they arrive.
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    Luann your cards arrived over the weekend. Very cool ideas and the mini zines are such a treat. Thanks for the hostie. I will let you know which one I choose
    To make trading easier, I have included a link to all of my AVAILABLE cards below.
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gall...hp?u=22646&c=4

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    Great collage portraits received from Elliejaybird... thanks for the hostie as well..you were spot-on. I totally identify as a cat lady!
    To make trading easier, I have included a link to all of my AVAILABLE cards below.
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    Small swap as often the case around the holidays
    Nevertheless... bump bumps bump
    To make trading easier, I have included a link to all of my AVAILABLE cards below.
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gall...hp?u=22646&c=4

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    I would like to join please.

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    Oh I better work on these very soon.
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