Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2020 11:49 pm

FS: Data Selfie ATC

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FS:  Data Selfie ATC
Group:FOPS Swaps
Swap Coordinator:piratecaptainmo (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:6
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 30, 2018
Date items must be sent by:September 30, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

@bug came across this really cool idea for a classroom project, but I think it would also be neat as an ATC, so we're gonna do it! For this swap you will be creating an ATC and writing a brief letter.

You'll be translating some data about yourself into shapes and symbols that will create your piece of art. click this link and follow all the directions, but be sure to do this in an ATC size rather than the size called for at the website. You may use any medium you like, do not feel limited to pen and pencil. Once you have finished the directions there you will be adding a couple more things that I will outline below.

  1. Draw a square under your pencil/pen squiggle. If you are a renter leave it blank inside. If you are a homeowner fill it in with your choice of color.

  2. Attached to a corner of the square draw a circle. If you have a green thumb fill it in with green. If you are more of a fake plant person fill it in with brown. If it's a bit of both then put a bit of both.

  3. In the top right corner of the ATC draw an arrow pointing either left if you are left handed or right if you are right handed. Edit 8/21: I meant to say top left corner, so let's just say choose either the right or left corner.

  4. Under the arrow draw a small circle for each child you have, if you have no children draw a single X. If you drew circles then fill each one in. Green for boys or orange for girls or purple for non-binary.

  5. If you think of other data you'd like to include then create a symbol for it and slap it on there!

  6. Write a brief note or a long letter, your choice, explaining all of the symbols in your data selfie, including both the ones from the link and any you created yourself. Be sure to add your username and the swap name, don't forget the group it's in as I will be running this in more than one group.

Please don't hesitate to PM me or post below if you have any questions.


Solstice3 08/13/2018 #

I haven't had my coffee yet so I might be wrong but I can't seem to find the link to click to the website.

piratecaptainmo 08/13/2018 #

I think I have it fixed now, thanks!

ChrisAnne 08/15/2018 #

May I steal this for a PC swap in another group? It looks like fun but ATC's are just too small for me.

piratecaptainmo 08/18/2018 #


ChrisAnne 08/18/2018 #

Thank you!

TC 08/20/2018 #

haha, some of us older swappers might have a hard time getting all our data on a 3.5" x 2.5" card!

Hell0Z0mbie 08/21/2018 #

I made one of these for your other version of the swap, but switching to this one since FS rocks. :)

piratecaptainmo 08/21/2018 #


@hellozombie you should do both!

Hell0Z0mbie 08/22/2018 #

I might if I have time to make another. :)

mermaidery 09/ 5/2018 #

I added symbols for : how many tattoos, do I live near water or just a bunch of land, favorite color, and ethnicity. This was so fun and interesting that my Mister wanted to do one too!

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