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Monday, October 19, 2009

Art Box Exchange

Mim and I did this once on my blog-and it was a blast.

It's simple-go to your personal stash and pull out a few items you'd like to send to someone else.  It doesn't have to be a kit or even make sense.  "Found objects" are great-maybe you saved something but never found a place for it in your art.  Maybe you have a stash of favorite pens.  Some cloth.  Whatever.  We ALL have our artist's's ok if it's unopened, but please don't go buy stuff-the point is to use what you already have.

My suggestion is you fill up one of those postal service boxes that ship for one price.  For those of you not in the US, they are about the size of a cigar box.  But, any size box will do.

To participate-post a comment here and send me your mailing address to
Don't post your mailing address here-it wouldn't be safe.

I will match up people and send your address to somebody on the list.  If you have a post office box for such things, that is fine.  I won't give your address to more than one person and I will delete the list when  the project is done.

Deadlines (ick)  Yes, we have to have them to be fair to everyone.  Deadline for getting your address to me is Sunday Oct. 25th.  You can get your box ready at that time too.

I will send out addresses via the e-mail from Blogland.lane sbc etc. on Oct. 26th.  (You will get one address only, not a group e-mail).  Please ship your box no later than October 31.

I've been involved in these group projects before, and it's no fun to be the one who waits and waits and waits.

On Saturday, December 5th-I will post a thread and we will reveal what we have created with our new stash of goodies.  You don't have to use the entire stash, and you are free to add your own stuff-but please use something FROM the stash.

My hope is this is a way to share bits of ourselves and then see how others take that bit and move forward with it.


  1. Count me in. I love this. It will feel like giving and getting a holiday present


  2. OH! Me too! I already know what to send.


  3. You KNOW I'll play!!!!



  4. This is going to be such fun. I'm going nutso trying to figure out what to send-and what will possibly come of it.

    AND it's fun to think about what you will get and what you might do with it.....AND what the other person was thinking. I know. I live in my head an awful lot.

  5. I wrote with my address yesterday for the swap and this is the automatically generated message I just received. Google says it will keep on trying for two more days.

    Message will be retried for 2 more day(s)

    Technical details of temporary failure:
    The recipient server did not accept our requests to connect. Learn more at
    [ (1): Connection refused]

  6. Annie,

    I think the email address has the "l and g" transposed.
    It didn't bounce back to me. Hope it arrived.


  7. Yep yep-going to edit it now

  8. I'm baffled. I'm writing to and the thing bounced again. I have sent it again for the third time. If all else fails Debra, will you please write me at


  9. Not getting through Deb. Please right me at and I will reply with my address. Hopefully, it will then go through.

  10. Oh I missed it...dang...Next time...