Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2023 7:57 am

Make Good Art - Practice a Craft - USA

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Swap Coordinator:nigatsubebe (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:4
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 1, 2023
Date items must be sent by:March 31, 2023
Number of swap partners:1

Because this is a craft-related swap, postage will likely be over 2oz and either USPS small mail or heavier envelope rate will apply. It can get unexpectedly expensive to send overseas. Sorry! US only on this one!

Also, if your package is not flat or is too heavy for the paper used for the envelope, it may not be machineable or it may tear in transit. Please make sure it's mailed appropriately. <3

Make one item based on a craft or project from a Youtube video. You can make cards, paper dolls, junk journal items, whatever. The project must include handmade elements. No running off printables or something. Since the project might take thought, getting stuff together, have to be made between 'life stuff', etc. I have a whole month to mail out. It might be a good idea to message your partner when you send your mail. I don't think SB alerts people when the "sent" button is clicked.

Try your best! Send the item to your partner. Include your name, the Youtube creator's name/channel name, and what the project is- then I can find your video. Like Neil Gaiman said, "make good art." Any art that is made is good art.

When you get an item, remember that the other person probably also did their best. Their best may not be the same as your skill level. Please rate well. Remember that all responses should be on positive aspects of art received: did you like the colour palette used? Do you recognise a camera-related visual effect, like the 'rule of 3s'? Let the artist know!

The people on Youtube are good enough and well-practiced at what they show on camera, and that usually takes years to get that good. This swap assumes that you have not, in fact, been doing ANY of this stuff for years.

Have fun! Make mistakes! Get messy! And then mail the item out!

Because it's a project-based item, angel-ing is difficult for me. Unless you message me for exceptions, I'll be checking for history. Ratings must be 4.5+ with NO 1s in the past year. Please have completed at least 5x "level 3" swaps in 2022-2023.

Thank you!


thebragal 02/ 8/2023 #

The rating youve chosen is very low. Please check out this link. ratings math

nigatsubebe 03/ 2/2023 #

Hey! No one gets notifications for comments, so please message people directly. <3

I hope SB accepts donations one day so they can moderate, improve the site, and maybe put links to important forum discussions. Or make a FAQ with that math. I think it would help people make decisions.

The rating on this swap is low with limitations to invite people who recently had life issues and other things. I do read each profile and ratings, including 'skipping' to all 3s.

The secondary requirement is on how many of a type 3 swap someone has done since it isn't just 'throwing some stuff in an envelope.' This is also limited to the USA to keep costs down. For an Intl. swap, requirements will obviously be higher, even for 'minor' swaps.

Any swap I host is one I'm prepared to angel. Some are just more difficult than others, so they need a rating limit. If it's a newbie friendly swap, there won't be a rating and low to no requirements. I'll still check profiles just in case! Scammers and fake profiles sometimes out themselves.

Dropping someone from a swap does not mean they're a scammer, a bot, or even a generally bad swapper. It just means that I set certain requirements and they weren't met. No big deal, no emotional thing or anything. That person can always join other swaps!

Please consider joining a few of mine. Almost all users have gone very well in the past ... 10 years or so that I've been on here. Any late mail or mail that didn't arrive seems to be more indicative of our post office system breaking down. Mail that was definitely correctly addressed has been returned as 'address not existing' or 'undeliverable,' so I cut people some slack if they show that they are willing to correct something or resend. Other people automatically rate low before asking. I don't investigate too much, tbh. I just solve any issues from users in my swaps, like angeling and rating. Join us!

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