Swap-bot Time: April 6, 2020 2:40 pm

Not Store-Bought Art Postcard #4

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Not Store-Bought Art Postcard #4
Swap Coordinator:9O96O (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:3
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.99
Last day to signup/drop:February 22, 2020
Date items must be sent by:March 9, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

A DIY postcard. Not a storebought postcard.


Find an artwork piece that you like, and share it with your partner.

You can recycle it from a magazine/book and cut-n-paste it onto cardstock; or print a good quality image of the art piece onto postcard thick cardstock.

On the back:

Tell your partner something about the art piece: who the artist is, the title the artist gave their piece, the year it was completed if you have that information, etc.

Tell your partner why you chose that work of art. For example: what you like about it, what it means to you, why it intrigues you.


Important administration stuff:


Rate quickly so it doesn't end up forgotten in a pile of postcards. I send out nudge 'please rate' messages around the 2-week mark after everyone has mailed their cards. Nudging makes my hosting job harder, so please rate soon after you receive your postcard.

If you haven't received a postcard around the one month mark, let me know.

Blank comments

When rating please comment on the card received. Let's make our partners feel like their postcard matters. So please, no blank comments. If you have a hard time thinking of something to say, describe what you received, here's an example...

Thank you for {describe the item}. It brightened my day...Thank you for the Van Gogh sunflower postcard. It brightened my day.


I check to see that everyone is rated and will add a "Finished" stamp to the Discussion section when all postcards are sent, received and rated.


greenwindow 02/20/2020 #

would we be able to recreate the art piece ourselves? if we use a reference picture as well? xx this is a lovely idea!

9O96O 03/20/2020 #

One rating to go.

9O96O 03/20/2020 #

@greenwindow I'm so sorry I didn't see your comment. I had never considered recreation. I would have said recreation is another option. Sorry about missing your comment.

9O96O 03/25/2020 #

Swap is complete All sent. All rated. Thanks everyone for a successful swap.

Swap Completed

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