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Geisha Girl ATC's

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Swap Coordinator:user8885 (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Art  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:18
Last day to signup/drop:July 6, 2007
Date items must be sent by:July 20, 2007
Number of swap partners:2


I love the look of Geisha's. Porcelain skin, highly contrasting makeup, with an alluring history.

You will each have 2 partners for whom you will make 1 original ATC each (for a total of 2 ATC's) which creatively display ANY aspect of the Geisha that you find striking, powerful, or enchanting.

You are encouraged to use multiple textures & colours to really accent what you find most alluring about them. Geisha are as visually complex as their personalities were trained to be, so it would be extremely unfair to limit these ATC's to 1 dimensional, flat cards lacking adornments.

Feel free to use kanji, rice papers, or any other authentic items/symbolism if you wish, but please do not merely print out and cut an image to size for your partner. This swap is for detailed work, not that which rivals a digital ATC with no depth or effort.

Use the standard ATC size (you can email me for a pdf template if you need it).

Please aim for hearts in your creativity and desire to show others a new perspective that only you see!

These were remarkable, highly skilled women who (to some are viewed as prostitutes, improperly) command a lot of respect and admiration. For some of you, their history is unexplored and you might think this swap may not be for you - Hogwash! It would be a great service to yourself to spend a little time in doing so.

Here's a jumpstart to help you learn a little that might make you want to dive head first into this thought provoking, creative swap...

Geisha, My Story

Geisha History

Geisha, Japanese Culture

You can also go to google and use the search terms "Geisha", "Geisha History" etc.

I'd love to see a lot of participants and the many perspectives that could come out of this.

(Please remember to photograph your work before mailing, that may be the last time you see it and will surely want to share it with others at some point! I know I would love to see them all!)

Noobs welcome if you have a 4.8 rating by sign up deadline, and zero no-sends.

If you have any no-sends, you may not join.


scubated 06/19/2007 #

i read meomoirs of a geisha and learned soo much from it!!!

ElizabethObviously 06/19/2007 #

okay here is to having your husband signed in and not knowing it..lol...feel free to delte that comment from TED...that is actually me...:D But i DID learn alot about geighas from the book :D

user8885 06/20/2007 #

lol ted must now make geisha ATC's (and i want them!) haha.

HHC 06/26/2007 #

I love working with collage, and am wondering if the collage layers is the same as adornment. I do not add a lot of "doo-dads" to my art as a rule, creating depth and texture with layers of collage. Will that fit your guidelines?

user8885 06/28/2007 #

i received a large number of requests to extend the sign up date and am considering extending it - anyone opposed?

alleycat 06/28/2007 #

It's o.k. with me either way, I have changed my mind about what I'm going to do about 19 times already...so I can use the time to narrow down my thoughts. I think layers of collage are fine, I don't often use doo-dads myself, but I will probably use some seed beads on this one, unless I change my mind again!lol

user8885 06/28/2007 #

no doo-dads is fine with me, what you've both described sounds fantastic - as told HHC, I just didn't want people printing a photo of something Geisha related, cutting it to 2.5x3.5 and mailing it without any creative effort.

user9255 07/17/2007 #

My cards are on the way!

user7269 07/25/2007 #

Hello all!! I am so very sorry that I have not yet got my atc's out I had a family emergancy which took me out of the state and when I got back I haad to got to work for a few days then I really badly hurt my wrist and arm So it has been a month and some of hell. So please forgive me But I WILL BE SENDING OUT YOUR ATC"S AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!! Thanks you!!! Your fellow swapper Robin Ascher P.S. I am very very sorry I really had no way of getting aholdd of anyone and I had no matterails I love swapping and I was very upset that I could not get them out that is why I am working on all my swaps very hard and will have them out in the next week or so. Please do not think bad of me, as I am truely sorry.

user8885 07/29/2007 #

Mine are out finally!!

I got the dang flu and all heck broke loose at work - but i finally got them out in tomorrows outgoing mail.

sorry everyone, but thank you for your patience & thank you for participating :) please post photo's of those you received or sent so we can all see them :)

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