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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mermaid Art Swap!!

Hello my pretties!

I can't express how happy I am to write this post!  You see, earlier this year my good friend, Micki at The Secret Hermit did a mail art swap....it was fantastic....her art is awesome...and I knew it was an idea I would steal, er...I mean borrow for my own little swappy poo!!

The difference is that this will be a swap of Mermaid Art!
Now, I'm not talking monumental masterpieces here...unless, of course, that's what you love to make and want to send...
But, as far as I'm concerned, if you created it, it made you happy to do so and it has a mermaid on it....please send it!  Can be any medium. :)

As for what I'm offering, I took a huge piece of currogated cardboard and cut it into rectangles approximately 5 x 7 inches in size.  Some are larger, some are smaller.
I simply sketched right on them with pencil and started painting them, coloring with colored pencils and detailing with black ink...

Here's what I've made to swap so far...


This swap will be active from Monday, August 27th to Friday, September 21st 2012.

Here's how it will work (again, thanks to Micki for figuring all this out and letting me mooch the parameters off her....heehee) :

If you would like to participate in this swap, please email me and let me know.  Send me a link to your blog (I want to share what I get from everyone and have a linky for you) and include your address, please....  I am so bad at reading return addresses on mail.
My email address is : paintmyselfpretty(at)yahoo(dot)com

I will confirm your email and send you my address, too....and we can virtually hold hands and jump up and down with anticipation of doing such a fun swap together :D


Then, just send in your mermaid art within the designated dates.  Postmarks must be between those dates.  I'm giving everyone 2 1/2 weeks to prepare and 4 whole weeks to get their art here.  Don't worry my International Friends, as long as your art is postmarked by Sept. 21st, it can take as long as it wants to get here.  I will mail your art out to you after yours is received :)

I will be prepackaging these sirens up ahead of time, so I won't know who will be getting what...adds an element of surprise to the whole thing!!


Did I cover everything?
If I have left out any details, please feel free to ask away!


Hope to "sea" your name in my inbox....corny, yes....but I'm just so excited...heehee!!

Splash,
Cameron

22 comments:

Incipient Wings said...

Hello.... I'm in:)

Manon said...

Aaaah they are lovely hmmm this is now making me want to draw a mermaid popje. The only thing is I will be away on a break soon. I will have to think about it. Manon x

The Secret Hermit said...

*yay* I thought you'd gone an forgotten about doing a swap, you made me a happy lady today ;o)

Carmen said...

I wont sign up 'cos I am still making your mermaid I promised you but I cannot wait to see what everyone else does. These ladies you've made are gorgeous - the dolphin looks full of mischief!

Heidi M said...

Excited to be part of this swap :)

NatashaMay said...

I love this idea and I'm right in thee middle of a merfolk atc swap so I might just as well do a bigger piece. :) I'll be e-mailing you. Oh, and fantastic mermaid!

Kristin said...

Beautiful!! I love it! Hmmmm. . . . got me thinking. . . . leaving for vacation this week but I will make something if I can ;)
I LOVE what you have done by the way, and the dolphin is so sweet!
xoxo!

Magic Love Crow said...

Cameron, I love this idea. I have to think about it! Please give me a couple of days to decide! I am getting ready for my birthday giveaway. If I get things caught up, I will e-mail you! Hugs ;o)

Treehugger_31 said...

Super cute mermaids! The dolphin makes me happy. :)

Fallingladies said...

I only have a minute but wanted to say... Count me in! I'll come back later and read the rules better....

Rosa Lily said...

I took part in Micki's swap, and I thoroughly enjoyed that, also getting beautiful artwork back is a huge bonus! So please count me in xxxx

Rachel said...

Oooo I've never taken part in an art swap before. This sounds like fun.

Karen Isaacson said...

count me in! and I'll link to it on my list of "other swaps" on Mail Me Some Art.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Congratulations in advance to all the lucky ones who will be blessed with your colors ;-)

Prudence Puddleduck said...

I seen this swell idea over at Rosa Lily's and I would love to join in...I love cardboard art and of course Mermaids...thank you for this fun swap Cameron..♥Debi

Heather said...

oh this is such a great idea. I have a few mermaids that i completed for my latest collection.
yours are very beautiful!

fairyrocks said...

Oh, your maidens are delightful!!
I love their expressive faces. Thanks for popping by.
Thanks for popping in you will not be surprised to know the note goes unacknowedged....by nobody....
Keep smiling and creating

Daniele Valois said...

these are fab!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your mermaids are so pretty! I can't wait to see what the others do, too! You are all so artistic!

WrightStuff said...

So, I'm a day or two early posting, but the post office is closed on Monday (public holiday) and it will take at least a week to fly over the sea... plus I had to go to the post office today anyway...

My mermie is on her way!

amy said...

oh cam,
how tempted i am.
and you are hosting - that makes it even better.

i may be emailing you and joining in soon.

xxa

Cindy D. said...

Ended up here via NatashaMay. I would love to join but omigosh I have joined too many swaps and I have to do some secret santas as well. Eek! Your mermaids are so pretty, I love the vibrant color and their friends/accessories.

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