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Do More Art PROJECT ~(^.^~) *November*

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Do More Art PROJECT ~(^.^~) *November*
Swap Homepage:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1580705518810888/
Swap Coordinator:Sakubik (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Art  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:9
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 31, 2015
Date items must be sent by:November 30, 2015
Number of swap partners:1

I have these ideas in my head. And I end up not doing them because of ... to little time .. too little motivation ... putting things off ... you know what I mean.

Let's motivate each other!!

1st step

Each participant will write in the comment section 1 art project (big or small) s/he would like to do, always wanted to try. Maybe some want to try the same thing and can help each other out, share some inspiration. If you cannot decide on one, then either make up your mind before sign up deadline or ask around. I will drop users who have not set their art goal prior to assigning partners

2nd step

You will finish this art project and then take pictures of it. Either scan it (if possible) or take a good picture with your camera. But please pay attention that you can see it well, maybe take two or three with detail shots?

This is about your art and your motivation so obviously you can do whatever you like.

3rd step

Then, after finishing, send your partner a picture via email. (This is then for rating)

I encourage all participants to comment and criticise, as this is never meant to be personal, but to give us another point of view on our art. It is so easy to get lost in detail and forget the overall picture.

We now have a facebook group. You need to be approved, but all of you can join :) Even if you skip a month or two, come join and see all the others work.

I encourage everybody to do this. Even if you might not be completely happy with the outcome, maybe others can give you useful tipps on how to improve!


For those who don't use facebook but still would like to share their work with the rest of the group I will gladly add them for them. But this is always optional of course :)

Since this includes no sending/receiving physical mail, I will allow all users, but yet reserve the right to ban if you seem to bail on this project.

I had the idea for this swap, because I find it easier to motivate myself to do more of what I always put up till another time if others join me in a "deadline".

Examples of projects:

  • Make a picture in a particular style (maybe a new one??)

  • Let's say you like to draw and always wanted a to start/finish a series, then you could say: "I will draw 3 pictures in this style to add to this series"

  • Design a set of ... ATCs, Greeting Cards, playing cards, a calendar, etc.

  • Learn a new technique and in this case show us your examples, steps and improvement

  • You could say "I want to sketch something every day" and then show us all your amazing artwork

  • Maybe your crafts are a little bigger, like a new piece of furniture?

  • Sculpt, sew, paint .... ANYTHING you have always wanted to do and never did ;)

I hope you now know what I mean.

Hope some will join, and please, ANY craft is welcome.

Rating guideline It has happened that some send late (I did too once) or some sent something other than what they initially named to be their project....how to rate then? Here are some tipps I hope that help:

If your partner sends late

  • Everyone should notify the other person if they send late! It can happen and can be tolerated for a time.

  • If your partner sends late (with prior notice) and you feel like it was in an acceptable – or communicated – timeline, please rate a 5.

  • If your partner does not notify you, be so kind to send a reminder. If there is no reply after the two weeks of swap-bot regulations, feel free to rate a 1.

If your partner send a different project

This is really tough, as they sent something ...

  • You may rate a 3. That is your absolute right, as projects are mandatory to be assigned prior to assigning partners. But then please be so kind to explain a bit in the comment of the rating.

  • If you feel the alternative project is comparable in work amount and effort, you can decide whether you rather rate a 5. Here you can also mention, that this was another project but you felt it at the same level as the other one in the comment section of the rating.

I really hope this helps clarifying. If there are questions remaining, please message me or add a comment.


Angenita 10/22/2015 #

I will alter a metal thing. Not sure what yet, could be a spoon or a cd or something else.

Alisha98119 10/22/2015 #

Photo transfer coasters

coleenfranks 10/23/2015 #

Still thinking about this project, but for those interested, lots of project inspiration here: www.pinterest.com/coleenfranks Enjoy....

Goodmorningfelicity 10/23/2015 #

I've been meaning to create some new patterns for slushies in my etsy shop. I want to complete at least one for this challenge. Looking forward to seeing someone's project! Wonderful swap idea.

Goodmorningfelicity 10/23/2015 #

Plushies lol I can't make a slushie!

Sakubik 10/25/2015 #

I will craft this month! I want to make my brother an "Adventkalender"

It is a german calender that counts down to Christmas. It goes from Dec 1 to Dec 24. Each day has a wrapped surprise in it. You can buy many in shopy containing chocolate or all kinds of things, but I want to make him one that suits him. I already bought two bigger gifts for it and still need to figure out the other 22 doors and also a way to present it.

ariesstar 10/26/2015 #

I would like to work in my art journal everyday or at least try to and use up embellishments that I have lying around.

cmdunderground 10/29/2015 #

I would like to make at least one functional zippered fabric pouch. functional -Meaning it actually opens/closes without getting caught on the fabric!

Sharkysaur 10/30/2015 #

Hi, I'm a newbie to swap-bot (but not to swapping), and this will be my first project on here.

I just set myself a goal to make a Halloween Mini album/visual story from scrapbook paper. Its not for holding photos. Instead I'm going to turn the album into a monster theater. The cover is going to be the front of the theater and the back cover is going to be the haunted house in the movie they are watching. The pages in between will be the inside of the theater, and scenes from "inside" the movie.

I wasn't planning to finish the whole thing in one month, since I can only do it on Saturdays and I want to make it super detailed, but I will try. Wish me luck!

dodothefairy 10/30/2015 #

I will embellish my journal (the month of november) with some doodling and collages.

helo 10/31/2015 #

I have just made an experimental fabrics album. i will make some pages for it to try out techniques using fabric

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