Sunday, May 27, 2012

New home for art swaps

Hello Flutterbye friends!
You made it!
I'm so glad you're here.
Just because Flutterbye as we knew and loved it has closed, it doesn't mean we have to stop having fun.
Amy is keeping all the fabulous free Flutterbye content alive at the Flutterbye Facebook Page and on her blog.
And I'll be running the swap party over here.

These swaps are open to everyone. No membership is required.  Anyone can join any open swap at any time.  Tell all your friends to come.

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner.  It doesn't matter if you think your style isn't like other people's.  It doesn't matter if you don't think you're good enough.


Here is an overview of how swaps will work:
  • The tabs at the top of the page will show you which swaps are open for new participants. Click the tab that says "open swaps" to see what is currently being offered and to read details of the swap.
  • If you want to join an open swap, send me an email to let me know you'll be participating, and then start creating your artwork.  You will send your art directly to me with enough money to cover return postage.  Each swap will have a "must be postmarked by" date.  Send your package to me by that date.  Once I've received them all, I will magically swap all the goodies and send someone else's art back to you.  Doing the swap this way guarantees you will get something in return.  No more worries about your partner flaking out on you.  
  • Once the deadline has passed I will move the swap description to the "archives" page so that we are able to go back and refer to swap details (and so that a certain blog hostess will not have to rely on her aging memory when dreaming up new and exciting swaps.)
  • I will photograph the art you send me and post it all here on the blog for everyone to enjoy, giving you full credit for your work.  If you want your work linked to your blog or flickr account or other on-line presence, just make sure you include the url in the package you send me.
  • If you don't want to (or forget to) stick a little cash in the envelope, or if you live outside of the US, you can send me the return postage via paypal.  

Ready to swap?
Click the tab at the top of the page that says "open swaps"

I'm so glad you're here!


  1. Holy moly you crazy woman! How do you find the time? However, I love that you're so willing to take on the job of coordinating all this. If/when yo find it becoming a chore or impossible to keep up with - let's talk and see if we can split the duties and co-host. Meanwhile - keep sane!

  2. YOU are fabulous, amazing, sick-in-the-head (I mean that lovingly). You are a hummingbird, yes? If you have any extra energy will ya send it over here please?
    I'm so excited to hopefully give some of these a try & get me outta my element!
    Mille grazie~

    1. hummingbird...that's ONE way to put it :)
      it's actually a nice way to put it.
      spastic energy winging it's way to SF

  3. How cool of you to take on this Swap Project! I look forward to engaging in some swaps when I get back!