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Any Arts & Crafters Here? November 14, 2006 11:23 AM

C'mon You guys and gals. I'm always seeing arts & crafters on profile pages. Don't sit on those beautiful creations. Get them out there for people to appreciate.

Put just one of your creative projects or works of art here for exchange. The more artisans who put some up the more we'll be able to exchange with each other.

Hoarding is not healthy. Appreciation of each others creations is.

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 November 14, 2006 12:50 PM

Artsy/craftsy person here, but stuff I've done so far has gone to a private collection of a benefactor and aren't available.

But if somebody wants something short of, say, a bronze statue, I'll see what I can do to come up with something.  Wood, paper, junk art is more my speed, ha.
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 November 14, 2006 12:56 PM

The more creative and imaginative the better, I say.  [ send green star]
 November 14, 2006 2:22 PM

I sew a lot.  I have 5 kids and sew for them mostly.  I also crochete.  All my things are made for children.    [ send green star]
 November 14, 2006 2:33 PM

I spend time doing arts and crafts. My favorite is making rattles and drums. I also want to start making beaded pipe bags and flute bags. I like making pottery when The supplies are habdy. I also knitt, crochet and do counted cross-stitch. My ultimate craft goal is to be able to design and make leather garmets.   [ send green star]
 November 14, 2006 2:39 PM

OK! So which of your lovely creations would you like to put on here for exchange?

Any pretty pictures?

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 November 14, 2006 2:46 PM

I don't have any pictures right now.  I will try to get some taken. I will soon have some rattles made that I could put up here.

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Treasure November 14, 2006 2:48 PM

I can't wait to see them!  [ send green star]
 November 14, 2006 2:48 PM

   I am a crafter!!!   [ send green star]
We said crafter, not crafty November 14, 2006 2:51 PM

just joshing.

What types of crafts. I used to hold free classes for kids in the summer who put colorful paper mache on all shapes ans sizes of bottles. They were cool.

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 November 14, 2006 3:05 PM

You all will be able to tell that I am a crafter/craftster by my I love craftster icon. I like to stencil, collage, make ATC's, marble magnets, or magnets with beer caps, altered Altoin tins. i've done one screen printed shirt and I want to do more.

i want to learn how to sew. i got a knitting kit from a swap, bit i'm terrible at understaing how to knit. i want to become a really good drawer/painter.

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Gimmie November 14, 2006 4:51 PM

Welcome, got anything to exchange now? Need anything?  [ send green star]
Wendy November 14, 2006 4:52 PM

I was just kidding earlier. What sorts of crafts do you do?  [ send green star]
anonymous this is one of my latest but i have over 100 designs November 15, 2006 2:59 AM

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 November 15, 2006 8:35 AM

Sherrie......   I know you were!     I wasn't able to get back to post until just now.  

I dabble in all sorts....quilting, beading, scrapbooking, crocheting, mosaics, cross-stitch, jewelry making.....I love to learn new things and a new craft is often what I end up learning.     

So I've accumulated quite the stash of crafting items..... 

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If you guys & gals........... November 15, 2006 10:18 AM

all just put up a couple things each for exchange here we would be off to such a great start.

Personally I much prefer crafted items filled with love and creativity to the commercially made. 

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anonymous This is one I did today November 15, 2006 10:38 AM

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 November 15, 2006 10:40 AM

FRED - oooo   really nice - i like it.

I'm not so good w/art-crafts things. I do however sew quilts "when i have the time that is"  Very relaxing for me  & i'm a rodeo "part time" photographer-does that count??

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Fred November 15, 2006 10:46 AM

No problem here with exhibiting but wouldn't you like to find something you can put up for exchange so then you can watch for something you might like to trade for that which you yourself need?  [ send green star]
Leannn November 15, 2006 10:48 AM

What would you like to put up here for exchange?

A quilt or photo or both?

We'd love to see it.

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 November 15, 2006 10:52 AM

WildOne- (by the way-like the name)

Hmm, if u could stomach a photo- i'd go for that. My quilts (not being selfish/greedy) is done more for my peace of mind kinda thing. BUT MY PHOTOS - i do not just for $$ but i just happen to have a good eye for sports photog especially rodeo  .  Hmm, bragging??  NOT - but yeah- i'll put up photo for trade- let me see if i can dig a decent one up thats not contracted ok.

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anonymous both pictures are for exchange November 15, 2006 11:08 AM

have done it in past so no problem there  [report anonymous abuse]
anonymous 1 picture was exchanged for a sculpture November 15, 2006 11:29 AM

One for a fleece jacket the elephant one is wrth $20  the birds $50 tht incliudes posting and packing from uk to any where  [report anonymous abuse]
 November 15, 2006 3:07 PM

If someone wants to exchange some ATC's, send me a message.  [ send green star]
Fred November 15, 2006 8:01 PM

Your work is intriguing, what medium did you use?  [ send green star]
anonymous it is glass art November 16, 2006 7:53 AM

the frame is wooden the picture painted on acrylic sheet and then put togther.
take a drawing and outline it onto the acrylic then paint in color and wait to dry.
the magpies took 2 hours from start to finish see the next screens and I will show you how I did my lion portrait
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anonymous ok this is easier than the lion November 16, 2006 7:56 AM

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Those are great Fred! November 16, 2006 10:44 AM

Go ahead and put the two you want to exchange on the WHATCHA GOT? thread so members can see them and then figure out what they want to exchange to get some great art from you.

Oh, I know, what are the dimensions? Include that so peeps will know.

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 November 22, 2006 6:42 PM

Hey Fred, have you showed any of your work on Craftster? People would love to more male crafters, and beautiful art like this.

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 November 25, 2006 4:31 PM

Dody can you sew something for a victorian dollhouse? Clara L could you try and do a mini shoji screen? arts and crafts for trade sewing some painting a little do not have paint there is clay here quilting no machine hand quilt learning  [ send green star]
 November 25, 2006 4:40 PM

How mini is "mini"?    [ send green star]
 November 25, 2006 4:52 PM

I just got this wild idea of converging traditional shoji design with Frank Lloyd Wright's style windows.

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Earth Smart Arts November 27, 2006 10:38 AM

Blue Tea Lite Mask        Blue Tea Lite Mask Back

Here's one of my faves. I've made three of them so far and as always each one is unique.  It's a rock for the base and a twisted clothes hangar with a paper-mache sculpted mask that has a nice design cut into it and a tin can top attached to the back where a tealight candle or a cone incense can be placed. the light/smoke flows from the cutout design and they are so beautiful. I'd probably sell'em for about $80.00 but please use your own trash and make one that you'll enjoy for years. I've got projects for all kinds of trash and a group for them all here on care2.

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 November 27, 2006 10:41 AM

Oh, and just so you guys know I do collect little boxes and mini perfume bottles. I also have a thing for old junk jewlrey. It doesn't need to be wearable, I add it to my art. So bits and pieces are ok.  [ send green star]
 November 27, 2006 12:43 PM

I now have a rough sketch of what could be miniturized.  I could maybe call this

Shoji Meets Frank Lloyd Wright.

Dang, I think I'm on a roll, ha.

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YEP ! LOVE CRAFTS... November 30, 2006 2:48 PM

I am always busy with my hands.....MOST time on these keys...LOL !

ANyway I do many crafts...

Poetry is my best to me... MY best GOD given Talent ! I will be published one day! Till then check out my Poems and stuff.... I do mostly Praise to GOD ! BUT I do about life... and things I have gone thru in life... I do not mind you passing along to church or so.... as longs my name stays with it... IT is a way to Praise GOd... and it gets my name known so when I get published people will know my name I HOPE..





Paint rarely.... Folk style child like really....

OH that reminds me  I got to get my boyfriend to put some stuff up here.... IF I can  HE is great artist.... HE can take a PIC of you and do with pencils and such...  I will try to get stuff posted on pics..

I have made dolly clothes and blue jean bags in the past...

Will be real busy with holidays..I will have to start good after Christmas.... SORRY !

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I love to do all srts of crafting!! I think I have tried a litle of everything.( sorta like Wendy ) I am now thinking about selling Handcrafted cards. Let me know what you think of the idea. I have done cards for the family and I love to do them but I guess I need some different input Thanks!!  [ send green star]
 November 30, 2006 10:59 PM

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Alright you Arts & Crafters now.......... December 01, 2006 4:31 AM

Which of your lovingly created Arts & Crafts do you want to put up for exchange here?  [ send green star]
 December 01, 2006 9:39 AM

What's keeping me from making the shojis are measurements.  I need to know how small or how large/long/how many folds to make 'em.  [ send green star]
Hi everyone December 02, 2006 3:53 PM

I'm new to this group (thanks for the invite Sherrie!)
I'd like to tell you all about a few groups I co-host.

For the jewelry makers: Custom Jewelry

For all the crafters (Hi Fred!): The Craft Connection
We have swaps in this group. However, sometimes items go "missing" in the mail. So for our next swap, I'd like to do ATC. This will save us money in shipping costs, and since it will fit into a regular envelope, there is less chance of things getting stolen (I'm guessing that thieves see packages and think "goodies")
Any help in this area would be apreciated as I've never done ATC before (I've only seen them and thought "what a cool idea"), or anyone wishing to participate (Gimme B!) is more than welcome.

The last group is one I've started fairly recently.
It's called: The Polymer Clay Group
Curious? Come check it out.
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Jana December 02, 2006 5:52 PM

Hi! What exactly is ATC? It sounds intriguing....  [ send green star]
 December 02, 2006 6:40 PM

Jana explained it in The Craft Connection (which I just joined to see if I could find an answer to that question.  She says:

November 02, 2006 8:57 PM
I have an idea for a new swap and would like some feedback, so let me know what you think and if anyone's interested.
Artist Trading Cards
This would work like any other swap, except instead of sending crafted items thru the mail, we'd send each participant a piece of cardstock that we decorate.
All cards would be the same size, maybe 4 inches x 5 inches.
The only rule is that we have to use materials we already have.
By doing a swap with cards instead of items, the postage will be much cheaper, and the possibility of our crafts getting "lost" in the mail would be greatly reduced.
So what does everyone think of that idea?"
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Love It December 04, 2006 1:15 PM

I love the idea of doing the crafters' trading cards in the mail. Fred & Clara, I love your crfts you posted. paula  [ send green star]
Royce, I love yours too. December 04, 2006 1:16 PM

Royce, I love the picture of your creation on the thread, too. paula  [ send green star]
Thanks December 24, 2006 5:54 PM

I actually have several cards already made. I was going to turn them into blank cards for several little shops from here to Salem. Once again S!@!! happened and everything came to a halt.

I haven't even looked into this group for about two and a half weeks. If anyone got my network message a while back you would know that my oldest son was in an auto accident and almost died. He was in a coma for two weeks and just recently came out of it. I've spent several nights at the hospital dosing off holding his hand.

I'd love to get my work circulating around the globe "again" I had a great start several years ago. I'm supposed to have one of my smaller masks in a palace somewhere in Africa. I donated it to a group that was retracing the rout of the slave trade. Anyway, a friend sent me a link for a project that was getting a tour started for artists who work with trash. I'll share it here as soon as I find it. I have several pages of email to sift through.

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 December 25, 2006 4:04 PM

I want to do an ATC swap!  [ send green star]
 December 25, 2006 4:11 PM

What is an ATC? (Artist Trading Card)

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 December 25, 2006 5:07 PM

I want to do an ATC swap too. Let's start up a sign up list. Being as it is the hollidays, we should allow enough time for people to get back from their vacations. How about the deadline for signing up is January 10th?  [ send green star]
Clara L December 25, 2006 5:29 PM

do not know believe around 5 inches? the picture you have here is great! want to try and trade  [ send green star]
What's an ATC again? December 25, 2006 6:06 PM

Still not getting it. Any pictures?  [ send green star]
 December 25, 2006 6:27 PM

ATC Gallery - Post your ATC pictures & scans here.  [ send green star]
One of my Art Cards December 31, 2006 9:53 PM

 I did this doodle several years ago on a bar napkin. I saved it and turned it into a nice card. My son likes it so much He's actually claimed it as his own What a compliment hey! He also put it up as the Earth Smart Art myspace pic  [ send green star]
 November 19, 2007 6:27 AM

Hey Guys & Gals, Wassup?  [ send green star]
Christmas Crafting November 20, 2007 6:04 AM

This is an excellent time of year to recycle old artificial Christmas trees, and assorted decorations into wreaths. Millions and millions of artificial trees and decorations get thrown away contributing to the landfill mess all year long when people clean out attics and garages.

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 November 20, 2007 6:14 AM

SANTA CHRISTMAS WREATH  [ send green star]
Cross Stitch November 16, 2011 9:26 AM

Linda and I are cleaning out her collection of cross stitch patterns and she has a million of them!

No problem sending this across the line if anyone is interested in taking some of it.  Let me know and I will start a list of what she has.

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 November 18, 2011 3:43 PM

Sounds great Cam!

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Any UK Crafters here? November 18, 2011 5:28 PM

that's what I'm wondering as sending overseas takes awhile and can be costly :/

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