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    Favorite Things ATART athon Dec 2- 6

    This is the official thread for the Favorite Things ATART athon from Dec. 2- 6, 2021

    Note that I checked with Sniisk first since she has started athons at this time in the past and she said it sounds good, and that she would be happy to join in

    The prompts/suggestions will be based on the song My Favorite Things (raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, etc. ) plus some holiday and non-holiday favorites.


    Start time is when it's Thursday morning, Dec. 2, 2021 in New Zealand and end time when itīs midnight, Mon. Dec. 6, 2021 in Finland


    Over the weekend we will:
    1) Create art of any type to show and tell: ATC’s, APCs, chunky pages, 4x4’s, 4x6’s, inchies, twinchies, bookmarks, charms, jewelry, art dolls, skinny pages, journal pages, tags, rolos, gothic arches, post cards, altered tins – or whatever type of art your heart calls you to create.
    And we'll be collaging, sewing, painting, drawing, zentangles, digital altering, photographs, metal work, beading, sculpting, using postage stamps, creating Found Poetry, tea bag folding, transparencies... you name it!
    2) Show what lovely creations you've made
    3) Trade art - if you wish.
    4) Chat (if you can only stop in to admire the art and chat sometimes, that’s absolutely okay!)
    5) Feel free to ask questions in the thread
    6) HAVE FUN

    Prompts/suggestions:

    Day 1 (Dec 2) Wed/Thurs
    Raindrops on roses
    Whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles
    Warm woolen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings
    Plus
    Favorite holiday/seasonal sights
    White Christmas
    Green Christmas

    Day 2 (Dec 3) Thurs/Fri
    Cream-colored ponies
    Crisp apple strudels
    Doorbells
    Sleigh bells
    Schnitzel with noodles
    Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
    Plus
    Favorite holiday/seasonal food and treats
    Blue Christmas
    Red Christmas

    Day 3 (Dec 4) Fri/Sat
    Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
    Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
    Silver-white winters that melt into springs
    Plus
    Favorite holiday/seasonal traditions and/or activities
    Silver Christmas
    Gold Christmas
    Brown Christmas

    Day 4 (Dec 5) Sat/Sun
    Your favorite anything: e.g. color, theme, letter, time of day, art style, movie, book, tv show…
    Pink Christmas
    Purple Christmas
    Traditional Christmas

    Of course, you can work on anything at any time. These are just ideas.
    : )
    Last edited by somnia; Yesterday at 12:18 PM. Reason: added prompts

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    Sounds good!

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    Sounds like fun!
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    I am interested in trading for cancelled US international stamps - specifically the succulent, globe and the new flower stamp - please pm me.

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    bookmarking: one of my favorite things - athons!
    "If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and the voice will be silenced" Van Gogh

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    bookmarking, too!
    Autumn Time - woohoo!!!

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    I’ve only participated in a few of these, and it’s been really fun. This one mentions so many different types of art to trade, I am very interested! I would probably do a few ATCs, but might want to concentrate on some 3D things too (small clay sculptures, little art dolls, etc.) Do these Mail Art items usually trade ok on these Athons?
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    CiCi - Any type of art you are willing to trade can be offered for trade during an ATART. I have found that some times people are hesitant to trade for dimensional art because they think what they have to offer isn't good enough in comparison. I think if you stress that you are willing to trade and repeat it often that you are willing to trade for paper art people will be less hesitant. Also when you ask for a trade you can remind the person that you are willing to trade your dimensional art. I would love to trade for dimensional art if you seen any of my paper art that strikes your fancy.
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    Thanks so much for your comments! I did plan to offer for say 3 ATCs for a dimensional piece, etc. I would want to be as “inclusive” as possible. This could really be fun!
    Now Hosting: "It's Teatime" ATC Swap

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    Bookmarking. Very interested in seeing how this thing works.

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    Welcome, fundygirl! I'll be posting prompts and ideas, but you can make whatever you want and post pictures here and in the ATHON gallery. To me, that's the fun part - seeing what everyone is making and trading. It's as if we all got together for the weekend to work on projects at the same time.

    The official start is 00:01 am New Zealand time NZDT on Thursday Dec 2, which is 6 am Eastern time Wednesday Dec 1.

    I hoped to start prepping backgrounds in advance, but I think a better plan for me is to have my crafting space cleaned up and organized before the start.

    Looking forward to it!
    Last edited by somnia; 11-26-2021 at 01:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fundygirl View Post
    Bookmarking. Very interested in seeing how this thing works.
    Athons are a blast. Feel free to ask questions as you may have them. We have all asked the same questions the first time through.

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    I am so excited! I am going to go check the lyrics of My Favorite Things so I can prepare a "favorite things" stash of Supplies! Yayyy!!!!

    Thank you!

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    FAVORITE THINGS (lyrics): yes, I had to look the words up! lol just wanted to share them:

    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings
    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels;
    Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles;
    Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings;
    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
    Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
    Silver-white winters that melt into springs
    These are a few of my favorite things.

    When the dog bites,
    When the bee stings,
    When I'm feeling sad,
    I simply remember my favorite things,
    And then I don't feel so bad.
    Autumn Time - woohoo!!!

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    We are ready except I need to work extra long days on Thursday and Friday. I can't post pics until on Saturday. But we'll make more cards than usually .
    My chunky page list and APC list

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    I'm afraid we are going to be in a holiday mood and make Christmas cards only . And hopefully we can set up a tree!
    My chunky page list and APC list

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    Thank you for hosting. I probably won't be able to trade, but I hope to art along with everyone.

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    Thank you for posting the lyrics, Kimmie! Hello sniisk! Welcome chaosatlanta!

    We're starting soon!

    The official start is 00:01 am New Zealand time NZDT on Thursday Dec 2, which is 6 am Eastern time Wednesday Dec 1.

    Here are the day 1 prompts/suggestions:

    Raindrops on roses
    Whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles
    Warm woolen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings
    Plus
    Favorite holiday/seasonal sights
    White Christmas
    Green Christmas

    Of course you are welcome to work on anything at any time. These are just ideas.

    If you do one of your own favorites, please share some backstory when you post the picture. There's more chatting in an ATART athon than in a swap or other trade thread.

    I'll add all the prompts to the first post so they're easy to find.



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