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Draw This Word - Handmade PC/Card #7

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Draw This Word - Handmade PC/Card #7
Swap Homepage:http://blog.dinadwyer.com/?cat=11
Swap Coordinator:IsadoraWing (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Handbags  Art 
Number of people in swap:15
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:January 17, 2013
Date items must be sent by:January 24, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

The object of this postcard game is simple: I will give an obscure, strange word from the more unused parts of the English language and you will draw an illustration of what you think it means on a blank postcard or blank greeting card without looking it up.

For example, if the word was "Kenspeckle", what would you draw? I might doodle a freckled Ken doll or perhaps a man named Ken speckling a canvas with paint.
Or let's say the word was "Smellfungus". You could go with the immediate vision of a mushroom with stink waves coming off it or perhaps a person very happily sniffing his feet. Mm-mm!

The previous words have been: venustation, cataglottism, nubivagant, thalassophilous, apanthropinization, and snickersnee. To see what others have drawn for those, click here.

There's no wrong way to portray the word because you'll be illustrating it without looking it up first. On the back of the card, explain your thought process and how you came to the drawing that you did. As long as you receive a card with an image that was handmade and its corresponding explanation, you should rate a 5. You do not have to be a good artist; just a sense of humor and fun is required!

After you've made your card, you can look up what it means and have a laugh. It will be fun to see what your partner comes up with - maybe you will have had the same idea!

After sign-ups are complete, I will email out and post below the word that you will draw. You can use any kind of method to portray this word as long as the result is handmade, so collage and mixed-media are fine and dandy.

To protect those who enjoy these swaps, all participants must have been rated a 5 for at least 15 type 2 or 3 swaps.

Finally! If you participated in the previous swaps, please send me a scan or photo of the card you sent and/or received so that I may put them on a blog for everyone to enjoy. If you are not receiving my emails, please check your spam folder.

Please message me or post below any questions.


IsadoraWing 01/10/2013 #

Image courtesy of @wittmert

IsadoraWing 01/18/2013 #

And this round's word to draw is:


Good luck! Don't look it up before finishing your drawing! Re-read the directions above carefully. Remember to give your partner a five if the card is on time, hand-made, and provides a rationale for how the sender came up with the drawing idea. Also please email me a scan or photo of your drawing at isadorazeldawing@gmail.com

user6937 02/ 7/2013 #

@IsadoraWing where or where art thou?? We're waiting for Word #8!

I found this on Urban Dictionary:


To criticize beyond sphere of one’s knowledge.

In a Roman story, a cobbler criticised the sandals in a painting by the painter Apelles, and then complained about further parts of the work, to which Apelles is said to have replied, "Ne sutor ultra crepidam", or, roughly, "The cobbler must not go beyond the sandal". As true today as it was then.

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