Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2019 11:25 am

DMAP Do More Art Project February 2018

Launch gallery slideshow

Swap Homepage:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1580705518810888/
Swap Coordinator:midnightsurf (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Art  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Rating requirement:0.00 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:February 5, 2018
Date items must be sent by:February 28, 2018
Number of swap partners:20

This is copy and paste due to the timing for this month and wanting to get started. I will work on making it more ours as time goes on.

Due to request, you will have the maximum amount of swap partners. E.g. if there are 5 people in the swap, you will have 4 partners. This will be adjusted just before assigning.

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(s) a picture via email. (This is then for rating)

I encourage all participants to comment and critique, 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 tips 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.

[The original owner] had the idea for this swap, because [she found] it easier to motivate [her]self to do more of what [she] always put up till another time if others join [her] 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 tips 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 sends 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 to clarify. If there are questions remaining, please message me or add a comment.


midnightsurf 01/27/2018 #

Gifted to me by Alisa Sakkaravej, the original creator. I will do my best to do a good job. I am still learning, so please be patient with me.

midnightsurf 01/27/2018 #

I have gotten the book Mark Kistler's "Draw Squad" out of the library a few times but never really gotten into it. I want to do that this month in some way(s).

ericabella 01/27/2018 #

I've been meaning to crochet a toadstool (mushroom) stuffie for my mom. I'll use this swap as motivation to get on it.

ittybittykitty 01/31/2018 #

Im interested in drawing a picture of coral in watercolor pencil. It’s the kind of thing that I make for other people but never make for myself! I’m going to use this challenge to make something for myself :)

littlemissme84 02/ 4/2018 #

I wanna start making painted rocks to hide and spread love (kindness rocks). I’m in a fb group called ‘Love on the Rocks UK), but I’ve not been brave enough to actually paint/decorate my own yet so this feels like a great time to give it a go. I’ve already ordered my supplies so just waiting for them to arrive and will get cracking with them.

dvmac 02/ 7/2018 #

I will commit to making one drawing per week.

midnightsurf 03/ 6/2018 #

Please do remember to rate if possible especially if you received something! If you have problems receiving, rating, or sending, please let the partner(s) or me know so I can help. Thanks!

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