Sunday, March 11, 2012

melange of swaps

An early selection of swaps and gifted items from some of my internet friends, previously unknown swap partners and a couple of local fibre artist buddies. Included are Candy T., Teri W., Rachel M., Susan L., Kaite M., Donna F., Aynsley M., Janet R., Nellie D., Marcia G., & ibby245. Don't start counting, because the names won't add up to the number of swap items, as some of my friends are represented multiple times.

This piece represents a very small selection of my treasured swaps and a wonderful collection of techniques. I butted the edges together and zipped them together with an overcast stitch, using size 15 japanese seed beads. Yes, I am crazy!! It's great TV work though!

Fibre and mixed media postcards (4" X 6"), twinchies (2" X 2") and 4" X 4"'s.













I've made boxes out of twinchies (2" square) and plus sized inchies (1 1/2" square) and have also beaded together three house fronts, for a standing display. Other than that, I haven't done much else except fondle my swap collection every so often and then protect them from dust.

Bookmaking has been pulling at my brain for the last little while, so I'd like to make some type of book, with pockets, to display the ATC's (artist trading cards - 2 1/2" X 3 1/2") and some of the arches (sorry, I can't remember the measurements). I'm not sure when this is going to happen, but I assure you that it will!

Come on, show me your swaps!!! Especially if you've come up with a unique display idea that I could steal!!! LOL!

6 comments:

kaiteM said...

great idea to join them all like that, so eye catching. mine are pinned to a corkboard and as new ones arrive slowly so the older ones are removed and filed away - not yours tho, they are on permanent display.

Judy Ferguson said...

I did a swap with an artist a couple of years ago. Our theme was song titles. I need to get those out and look at them again. Your display looks great.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, Judy! The song title swap sounds interesting? I did a "bare naked" PC swap with some artists over at the Fibre Art Mixed Media Yahoo group. It took a while to get them all done, but a very worthwhile swap. Come to think of it, it's about time I did something with those PC's.

Beth said...

I like your display 'piece'. Isn't it fun to get things in the mail? Just about everything I want now comes in the mail!!! Fabric, food and some meds....

Penny Berens said...

Wow!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Beth and Penny, thanks! I love mail art and have been sadly missing involving myself in projects, because of my work schedule.

Beth, I'd have loved to participate in your SA, PC exchange, but it just wasn't going to happen.

Penny, is "Wow!" good, or "Wow" bad?? LOL!