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Thread: The Silent Era Swap, Mixed Media Collage, Due Feb. 4th, 2021

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    The Silent Era Swap, Mixed Media Collage, Due Feb. 4th, 2021

    Swap Due Date – Thursday, February 4th, 2021
    Signup/withdraw Date – None; please just communicate
    Number of Cards - 3 for 3
    Number of Participants – Unlimited
    Media – Mixed Media Collage
    Theme – The Silent Era

    Years ago, I conducted a work-related research project on the films that had been created in and around my town of Yuma, AZ. My research led me to a book titled, “Dark Lady of the Silents,” which was a biography of silent film star Miriam Cooper. Her book was a fascinating look at the early silent film industry and I was hooked! For this swap, we will celebrate the silent film era by creating cards that feature silent film stars or their films. Each card must include either a still from a silent film or an image of a silent film star.

    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.

    Here's a card I created for a '20s swap, but which would fit for this one as well. Hope it inspires you!
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    Who would like to play?
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    11. Betsyg - Received! You Rock!
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    Intriguing theme! So since all the Silent films were in black and white, I’m assuming our color comes in with a background, border edging, or lettering, right? For now I’m lurking.
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    I am totally in. I do not even need to think about it!I was a huge fan of silent black and white in a period of my life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiCiCreates View Post
    Intriguing theme! So since all the Silent films were in black and white, I’m assuming our color comes in with a background, border edging, or lettering, right? For now I’m lurking.
    Absolutely, CiCi! Color could come from backgrounds, accoutrements, or even from gently colorized black and white images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroy28 View Post
    I am totally in. I do not even need to think about it!I was a huge fan of silent black and white in a period of my life!
    Wonderful! Welcome to the swap, Monroy28!

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    I'm with Cici on this, very intriguing. Hope you get lots of takers! I'll go into the lurk column. I've got a couple of ideas.

    I'll have to think about where to find images. I take it the only requirement is that it has to be a silent film. Is it okay if a film isn't from Hollywood?
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    Lurking! One of my favorite settings for historical fiction! If you are in the market for a fun horror/fantasy/historical novel set in Hollywood on the 1920s, I recommend Barbara Hambly’s Bride of the Rat God.
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    I'm in sound like fun. Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pancake machine View Post
    I'm with Cici on this, very intriguing. Hope you get lots of takers! I'll go into the lurk column. I've got a couple of ideas.

    I'll have to think about where to find images. I take it the only requirement is that it has to be a silent film. Is it okay if a film isn't Hollywood of hollywood?
    Welcome to the lurkers' couch, pancake machine! It does not have to be a film from Hollywood. It could also be a foreign silent film. Is that what you meant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betsyg View Post
    Lurking! One of my favorite settings for historical fiction! If you are in the market for a fun horror/fantasy/historical novel set in Hollywood on the 1920s, I recommend Barbara Hambly’s Bride of the Rat God.
    Welcome to the lurkers' couch, Betsyg! I'll have to look up that book. I think the last novel that I read that took place in this era/setting was The Chaperone. I really enjoyed it. I saw that they made it into a film, but I have never watched it. I was annoyed that they didn't even keep the main character's name the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsign49 View Post
    I'm in sound like fun. Great idea.
    Welcome to the fun, dsign49! I'll add you now!

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    Lurking for now while I collect images. This sounds like a fun swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dithespy View Post
    Lurking for now while I collect images. This sounds like a fun swap.
    Welcome to the lurkers' couch, dithespy! I hope to see you join!

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    Lurking for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanvan View Post
    Lurking for now.
    Welcome to the lurkers' couch, nanvan! It's always good to see you!

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    I am so in! Please include me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocJ29 View Post
    I am so in! Please include me!
    Welcome DocJ29--both to A4A and to the swap!

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    I love silent films. That said, let me see what I can come up with before joining. Great theme!

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    I would love to join but am watching International mailing times so put me down as a lurker at the moment.

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    My cards are ready for mailing

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