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Title: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Erica McPhee on September 28, 2014, 11:58:41 AM
Hello Flourishing Friends!

I thought it would be fair to do a poll to see our most popular choices for exchanges for next year. There are several that I feel are "givens" and will be automatically on the list (see below). But there is room for more! Once the survey is complete, I will post a calendar with all of the scheduled exchanges for 2015 and will then post sign up announcements when the time arrives. There will be a total of 8 on the list (which is about every 6 weeks). This should allow room for other exchanges should anyone desire to create one.

Already selected for 2015:
1. Valentine's Day
2. Holiday
3. Halloween/Day of the Dead


Advanced Exchanges Scheduled for 2015 (these will be scheduled in between/in addition to the other exchanges with a longer deadline):

1. Offhand Flourishing
2. Mimic a Master - Reproduce a piece/word from an old master of your choice such as Madarasz, Courtney, Bloser, Lupfer, etc.
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Faeleia on September 29, 2014, 12:17:12 AM
I chose handletter, zentangle and 5 things!



Ohhhhhhhh I can't do offhand flourishing yet! Darn. Can people send to me and I'll send back 'OMG THAT IS FANTASTIC, GOOD JOB YOU' cards instead?


Mimicking masters sound fun... but I probably can't reproduce so many fakes to send to people. Oh! I need more practice!
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Moya on September 29, 2014, 12:27:07 AM
The decorative letter sounds AMAZING - me and my varying types of shiny gold will get all up in your illuminations!
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Erica McPhee on September 29, 2014, 12:40:44 AM
Can people send to me and I'll send back 'OMG THAT IS FANTASTIC, GOOD JOB YOU' cards instead?

LOLOLOLOL!  ;D That is really funny!
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: DanielGomez on September 29, 2014, 12:42:56 AM

Ohhhhhhhh I can't do offhand flourishing yet! Darn. Can people send to me and I'll send back 'OMG THAT IS FANTASTIC, GOOD JOB YOU' cards instead?


Very funny
I'm going to do the same LOL
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: tintenfuchs on September 29, 2014, 01:55:49 AM

Ohhhhhhhh I can't do offhand flourishing yet! Darn. Can people send to me and I'll send back 'OMG THAT IS FANTASTIC, GOOD JOB YOU' cards instead?


Very funny
I'm going to do the same LOL
Haha, count me in! On the "OMG THAT IS FANTASTIC" note, that is!  ;D

I voted for animal, landmark, inspirational quote and the colors :)
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: lyndsaywrightdesign on September 30, 2014, 12:36:04 PM
Can people send to me and I'll send back 'OMG THAT IS FANTASTIC, GOOD JOB YOU' cards instead?

LOLOLOLOL!  ;D That is really funny!

I am seriously cracking up, Felicia!!!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Starlee on September 30, 2014, 12:49:20 PM
Felicia, that is funny! But I've seen your work. You are good! I bet you would surprise yourself if you gave it a try. It's very liberating. :)
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Roseann on September 30, 2014, 11:38:42 PM
Erica!
I'm so excited about the two Advanced Exchanges coming up!  And I'm glad they have a longer deadline. 
Thank you so much for all you do!
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Lisa on October 01, 2014, 10:42:18 AM
As I was having a blast with the broadpen exchange I'd like one for next year as well. =)
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: AnasaziWrites on October 02, 2014, 01:39:44 PM
Hi Erica,

Regards the Hand Letter option (which I voted for , among others), why not let the writer choose his/her own letter? That would give a wider variety of responses. Everyone could do their favorite letter.

Love the Mimic a Master one. Good practice and requires a little bravery to put your work next to something superb.
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: AnasaziWrites on October 06, 2014, 05:01:30 PM
Here's another Idea:

Perhaps for the advanced exchanges, or not--how about an ornamental signature exchange--each person writes the name of everyone on the list in whatever script or style they like-pointed pen, broad pen. paint brush, any tool or medium. Easier than a whole card. The envelope would enclose the nameplate.
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: AndyT on October 06, 2014, 06:03:24 PM
... how about an ornamental signature exchange ...

That is a good idea.  About as advanced as it gets, mind you.
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Joel on October 07, 2014, 09:23:59 AM

Ohhhhhhhh I can't do offhand flourishing yet! Darn. Can people send to me and I'll send back 'OMG THAT IS FANTASTIC, GOOD JOB YOU' cards instead?


Nice one Faeleia... hahaha... LOL  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: inkcatcher on October 07, 2014, 10:23:55 AM
The voting thing is fun!! Can't wait for all the crazy exchanges next year! Woohoo! Flourish power!
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: schin on October 07, 2014, 04:40:43 PM
Great suggestion Mike, would love to see our names written in each others styles.
Great results so far.. no matter what we choose, I'll join em all!  :-*
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: chiarag on December 12, 2014, 12:34:25 PM
Now that Winter exchange deadline IS over, which IS THE next one for S.Valentine? Can't wait to start ... ;)
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Erica McPhee on December 12, 2014, 05:32:56 PM
I will be announcing the new exchange calendar very soon!  :D
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: prasad on December 13, 2014, 05:10:53 AM
HI everyone,
Been reading about the sharing stuff a lot.  I had a really dumb question....
Just wanted to know if this is how it works...

 I send my mailing address to Erica.  Based on the total number of people, groups are made. (can have upto 10 people a group)

I get a list of people in my group with their addresses and I write (send) card to each one in my group.

Is this correct?
 :)
Thanks
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: JanisTX on December 13, 2014, 09:58:07 AM
Hi, Prasad!

Yes, you email Erica with your name & address.  She collects all of the names & addresses.  Once she gets to the deadline, she sorts names into groups.  Usually, groups are made up of about 8 people (you + 7 others).  She then sends them out as "Group A", "Group B", etc., etc.  You'll get your list of 8 names & you'll make 7 cards/envelopes to mail to the other 7 in your group.  Some (crazy) people ask Erica for the name of EVERYONE who wants to participate & they send to all of the ones on every list.  I have a couple of "favorites" that I send to, even if they're not on my list.  (I do that because #1, I like them and #2, I'm hoping they will reciprocate & I love their penmanship & artistry SO much!!)  I hope that this explanation makes sense!!

Janis
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: prasad on December 13, 2014, 10:54:39 AM
Hi, Prasad!
I do that because #1, I like them and #2, I'm hoping they will reciprocate & I love their penmanship & artistry SO much!!)
!)  I hope that this explanation makes sense!!

Janis
Thanks Janis
Makes total sense :)

In my case it would include just about every one of you (loving the penmanship part)
-Prasad
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: cherlotuspixel on December 16, 2014, 06:36:22 AM
Decorative letter and Five things for me! :) Wow I'm getting excited for the exchanges next year! :)
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: federart on December 16, 2014, 07:38:51 AM
Hi,

can I still go in to this exchange?
Or is the application already over?

thx, Jenny
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: artcyva on December 16, 2014, 09:33:17 AM
I would love to join, too; tho I'm still a noob.  :)
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Kat McLeod on December 16, 2014, 11:47:02 AM
I would love to join, as well! Still trying to get used to the forum and meet everyone.  :)
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Milonguera on December 16, 2014, 01:34:19 PM
Hi, Prasad!
I do that because #1, I like them and #2, I'm hoping they will reciprocate & I love their penmanship & artistry SO much!!)
!)  I hope that this explanation makes sense!!

Janis
Thanks Janis
Makes total sense :)

In my case it would include just about every one of you (loving the penmanship part)
-Prasad

You got it perfectly right, Prasad and I couldn't agree more with Janis.  I ended up sending about 40 cards for the Holiday exchange and my list only had 8 names on it!  If there was time, there'd be at least a dozen more I'd like to send. 
Title: Re: NEW POLL - Sharing & Caring Exchanges for 2015
Post by: Erica McPhee on December 16, 2014, 10:02:40 PM
Hi Everyone!

Yes - these exchanges have not started yet. I will be posting an exchange calendar in the next couple of weeks and will open the sign ups for the first exchange of the year!  :)