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Sketch Art Journal Swap 1

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Swap Homepage:http://junieandj.blogspot.com/
Swap Coordinator:junieandj (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Letters & Writing  Journals 
Number of people in swap:16
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 8, 2010
Date items must be sent by:May 8, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

Their are a quite a few journals out there, but I thought it would be really cool for it to be more of a sketching journal. This swap borrows ideas from other journal swaps.

Requirements: A journal that is at least 5x7, bigger of course okay. Can be handmade or store bought, but please have it be something that you wold like to receive. Cover should be decorated.

Art ability not required, but try to do a nice job on entries. Entries should be hand drawn in any medium, but can include pictures too. Entries can include writing.

Should be at lest 30 entries, to represent about a month, but does not have to be every day- will be about 2 month for swap.Can do more than one entry per day. Can start when you join, because it is not profile specific.

Loosely based on Every Day Matters by Danny Greggory, where you sketch your life.

Must include an entry with writing that introduces you. Just a brief bio, who you are, what you do, where your from, share what you want to share. could include pictures of you and where you are from, etc.

Following promts are suggestions, should do at least 15 of these throughout journal, you pick the ones you want to do.

  1. Draw your breakfast. Talk about morning routine.
  2. Draw your lunch. talk about who you eat lunch with.
  3. Draw your dinner. Talk about your family.
  4. Draw something you can't make it through a day without. Tell us why.
  5. Draw something from your childhood. What memories do you have with it.
  6. Draw what you are doing right now. Tell us about it.
  7. Draw your favorite place you've been. Talk about why you enjoy it.
  8. Draw a place you've never been but would love to go. Tell us what you would do there.
  9. Draw a dessert. Share the recipe
  10. Draw your foot. Talk about where they walk.
  11. Draw your house, front door or in side you decide- Talk about home
  12. Draw your favorite hobby- Why do you enjoy it.
  13. Draw your purse, wallet and things inside- what do you carry.
  14. Draw something related to your swap partners profile- write a letter to them.
  15. Go somewhere new and draw there- What do you see.
  16. Draw your favorite smell- Talk about it.
  17. Draw five things you can touch from where you are- make a list of 15 things you can see, hear, taste, touch from where you are.
  18. Draw a favorite fruit or vegetable. How do you like to eat them.
  19. Draw something from a favorite movie- Why did you like the movie.
  20. Draw a friend or family member or something that reminds you of them. Write about a memory with them
  21. Do a page of doodles or zentangle.
  22. What inspires you?
  23. Draw a sound
  24. Draw something related to a holiday. Write about why you like the holiday, what special traditions do you have.
  25. Draw something related to Valentine's Day.
  26. What can you see on your tv? What do you like to watch
  27. What does the view look like outside of your window?
  28. Draw your favorite outfit or piece of an outfit. When do you like to wear it?
  29. Draw an animal stuffed or real.
  30. Draw something that made you smile today. Why?
  31. Draw something you have made.
  32. Draw a project you are working on. Share how to make it.
  33. Draw something you look forward to.
  34. Draw something hot.
  35. Draw something cold.
  36. Draw why you get up in the morning. --- pick 15 of these, but the rest can be from the list or just your own choices.

Please make a swap that others would love to receive.

Please no recent no sends, or unexplained low ratings. Newbies please private mail before joining. This swap as a large commitment and will not be able to angel, please do not join if you are not willing to complete the swap.


lois 01/17/2010 #

Sounds great...cant quite commit to it now...but love "Everyday Matters" and journaling. I have a hard time parting with mine :)

junieandj 01/18/2010 #

Lois, I understand, it's hard for me too. I plan to make a digital copy of my favorite entries. But I am looking forward to seeing someone else's work. I would be willing to decrease entries if that would be preferred. Do you post your Everday matters, I'd love to see them? Hope you decide to join.

gothbarbie 01/22/2010 #

i am so new, and so excited about this one, but i can't find anywhere in help or FAQ how to send a private mail! HELP!

gothbarbie 01/23/2010 #

had to logout and login again after verifying my email, messaging is working for me now - thanks!

CollageCafe04 01/26/2010 #

this swap sounds very interesting... question for clarity as I've never done this kind of swap before... are we also leaving blank pages for someone to do their own artwork or is the whole point to simply share our art journaling? thanks...

junieandj 01/27/2010 #

CollageCafe04- This swap is to share our art and jounarls with others. I think you could leave blank pages if you wanted, but that is not a requirment. You want to have about 30 entries, but if your book had more pages then that you could certianly leave them blank.

PrettyPoetStacy 02/ 7/2010 #

i have one question. usually people consider a sketch just pencil and paper. however...i like color. lol. so is it okay if i use color pencils to color my sketches??

junieandj 02/ 8/2010 #

For this, swap I really mean a sketch that is not a finished drawing, but still has some details of what the item looks like.It doesn't have to be a finished piece of art perfectly polished, but should be fun and artful.You can use any medium you like, so color is certianlly okay. I have a website linked to this swap, and my profile with some examples of my work and my husbands work. Your drawings don't have to look like this, but just to give you an idea. Eveyone has a unique drawing style. It's meant to just share some things from your life, your art, and get to look at someone else's art too. Have fun.

MissAnneThropy 02/ 8/2010 #

I just joined this site, and could not figure out how to contact you privately, but this would be my first swap. I make books quite frequently and this swap is right up my alley! I am also an avid sender of packages. If you want to private message me you can shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] Please let me know if you would take a chance on me and let me join this swap! I would really appreciate it! Thank you!

SunArtist 02/12/2010 #

OMG! I just looked at you drawings on your blog and they are fantastic!! You do beautiful work! WOW!

tesscalhoun 02/19/2010 #

I went out and bought 3 books by Danny Gregory. They are great. Thanks for introducing me to this Author.


junieandj 02/19/2010 #

Tesscalhoun: I am so glad you like it. I Love his books. My fav is The Creative Liscense. SunArtist: Thank you.

You might like this web-site http://edmsuperblog.wordpress.com/ this is a site where a lot of people post their art, and take on the everyday matters concept.

secretterrabite 04/ 8/2010 #

I love the drawings on your blog junieandj. Please let me know if you run this swap again, I would love to take part.

junieandj 04/28/2010 #

I have had request to push the date for sending back. I am gonna move the date back to May 8th to give folks a chance to send out. I'm sorry for any incovience this may cause you. I know I'm really excited to recive this swap, as I am sure that you are as well. If you have any issues or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I wanted to do a group e-mail, but couldn't figure out how to do that. I hope you have enjoyed the swap.

Wildchild 04/28/2010 #

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I've been suffering from a real annoying artists block. Hopefully the extra week will give me a chance to get the last 10 done

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