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Draw This Word PC #2

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Group:Amazing Mail ART
Swap Coordinator:wolfeagle (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 19, 2014
Date items must be sent by:October 1, 2014
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

IsadoraWing has graciously agreed to let me continue on with her swap idea.

From IsadoraWing's original swap...."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: Pentagmist, 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."

Have fun with this swap. Also, if anyone has a good word for this swap or wants to host the next round...just message me.

Discussion

camelsamba 09/19/2014 #

btw, the "click here" to see previous drawings is not active. Curious minds want to see! :^)

wolfeagle 09/20/2014 #

The word is....... Sockdolager. After you draw it, you can look it up, but not before. :)

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