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Gorey Alphabet ATC -Letter A

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Gorey Alphabet ATC -Letter A
Swap Homepage:http://www.flickr.com/photos/56131440@N05/
Swap Coordinator:stampmaz2000 (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Art  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:34
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 20, 2010
Date items must be sent by:December 10, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

This will be run as a series of atc swaps every few weeks in order to collect an entire alphabet of atc's. The theme is based on Edward Gorey's Alphabet from his book "The Gashlycrumb Tinies”. It is a morbid little book about dead children. You can see the entire alphabet here: http://www.fuddytv.com/blog/books/edward-gorey-and-his-alphabet/

This swap is the first in the series and is based on A: A is for Amy who fell down the stairs

You should have the words of the poem on your atc so that when our collections are finished they can be read as a set. So for this one you will have the words: A is for Amy who fell down the stairs.

Please do not print Edward Goreys illustrations out and stick them on card. This is your own interpretation on the words of the poem and it does not have to follow the aesthetic of Goreys illustrations. Hand drawing, Collage, You can use any medium but make it really special. Also the atc must not have just the words of the poem on a background, it must have some kind of image depicting the event. So the words can be tiny because the artwork is the most important part.

1 Atc for 1 partner. If you want to collect the entire alphabet you need to sign up to each individual swap, which I will list as the swap progresses.

I will ban anyone who has a bad rating and you must have completed at least 5 atc swaps prior to this. It is just too disappointing to not receive a swap. If anyone has any questions please let me know:) Have fun!


ChelseaLake 10/20/2010 #

Oh my goodness! This is so awesome! I have never heard of this book, but I am going to order it now. Totally up my alley. Thanks for this!

ghostlysun 10/20/2010 #

Watching now, but I plan on joining!

ghostlysun 10/20/2010 #

Watching now, but I plan on joining!

ChelseaLake 10/20/2010 #

Okay. I totally just ordered the book. I'm joining too, I just gotta clear some stuff off my DB.

karli 10/20/2010 #

Thank you! Finally someone thought of having swaps with Edward Gorey's themes!

missxpistol 10/21/2010 #

my 6 year old walks around reciting this book. :) we went to the Orlando Museum of Art for the Gorey exhibit... she was SOOOOOO excited.

stampmaz2000 11/ 1/2010 #

You are welcome to start making the other cards in the series ahead of time if you want, I will be hosting A-Z

mandkmercer 11/ 2/2010 #

I would love to do this, but I am new to Swap-Bot. I'll be joining in time for B or C, I hope!

HisTechnoAngel 11/ 9/2010 #

very cool swap idea! I love Gorey's stuff :).

bionicrobyn 11/20/2010 #

wellll apparently i'm not the only one that's new to gorey's stuff but absolUTEly intrigued...yep, i joined the group and did a lovely little amazon run:)... thanks for hosting this btw...frankly the vision of missxpistol's 6 year old reciting this has me in stitches!...

weeviljing 11/20/2010 #

I love Gorey's work. Is there any chance I could join in? I'm two swap short. sigh Like mandkmercer, I hope I get to join for the next alphabet swap.

cloverelle 11/20/2010 #

I'm in for the next swap too! 3 swaps short. Completed means sent and rated, right? mandkmercer and weeviljing, Its okay, we can do the A for ourselves first and jump in later, hopefully. :)

Goldfoxxe 11/26/2010 #

Yay! I just finished mine, and am putting it in the mail tomorrow! I think I will be staying on the train for the rest of them, good luck everyone!

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