Friday, June 30, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

All Sewn Up - Part 4

Four from Beau:






Four from Jan H:






Three from Patti C:





Four from Sarah C:






Two from Sherry:



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fractured Stripes Swap - Send by July 31st

For this POST CARD SWAP,
here's your chance to be a real "cut-up!"  
You can draw sections of stripes 
at different angles, 
or take striped paper and cut it up,
arranging sections at odds with each other. 
Note:  The focus is on "stripes," not just "strips."

One requirement:  
Some or all of the sections of stripes
should touch.



THEME:  Fractured Stripes
MEDIA:  Open
TECHNIQUE:  Sections of stripes drawn/painted/collaged at angles to each other
SIZE PARAMETERS:  6" x 4+1/2"
CHECKLIST:
  • RETURN ADDRESS LABELS FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN 
  • SUFFICIENT POSTAGE FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
  • RETURN ADDRESS ON EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
  • WAXED PAPER BETWEEN PIECES YOU SEND IN

*****ANYTHING LARGER THAN POST CARD SIZE LIMITS WILL REQUIRE AT LEAST 49-CENTS LETTER RATE POSTAGE.*****

*****ANYTHING THICKER THAN SEVERAL LAYERS OF INDEX CARD, ANYTHING TOO STIFF TO BEND EASILY, DESIGNS WITH ART EXTENDING OVER THE EDGES, POST CARDS ENCASED IN CELLOPHANE SLEEVES, WILL REQUIRE 70-cents  "NON-MACHINABLE" POSTAGE***** 

Put your card(s) in an envelope and send by July 31st

TO:
Honi Chassin
PO Box 142
Freedom, NY  14065

Questions:  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com

SWAP DETAILS:
  • You may submit as many as four cards.  (You will get back the same number you send, each from a different artist)
  • Your cards will be mailed to your host in an envelope, and your host will mail them "naked" to other swappers.  International swappers may request to have them all mailed together in one envelope.
  • If you're sending more than one, please make sure you insert waxed paper or parchment in between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope.  Things are very likely to get stuck together in the envelope if you use glue, paint or sealant
  • Write “MMSA - Fractured" on the back of each card to remind your recipient why they are receiving this wonderful work of art in the mail.
  • Please write your return address on the back of the postcard (in case of postal delivery problems) and consider including your email address so the recipient can thank you.  A short friendly note or good wishes on the message side are always appreciated. 
  • Leave the right side of the postcard blank (the part where the address goes)
  • Include a mailing label with your name and address for each card you create
    (Your host will attach them to the cards she mails back to you)

  •  Please include the proper postage in the envelope or adhere stamps to your postcards (see below for postal guidelines)
  • Postcards made from thicker cardboard (therefore stiff/not easily bendable)  will need non-machineable postage.  Thank you.
Postage and Card Size
  • In order to use the postcard rate ($.34) your card cannot be bigger than 6"
     x  4+1/4", and it must be thin and flexible.  A card that is larger, thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, will require more postage. 
  • If your card is an unusual shape (square, round) or is flexible but has some lumpy embellishments it will probably cost you the "non-machinable" rate of $.70
  • If your card doesn't bend at all, the post office may consider it a package and you should go get it weighed and measured to figure out the proper postage.
INTERNATIONAL SWAPPERS - contact the swap host regarding using PayPal to cover return mailing postage, or make other arrangements.

You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here:  http://postcalc.usps.gov




Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Citrus Blast - Part 4

Four from Estella:







Four from Esther:






Four from Lynn Mc:






Four from Rosa:






Four from Rose: