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Every Day Matters: Sketch/Draw Postcard Swap

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Swap Coordinator:artediem (contact)
Swap categories: Art 
Number of people in swap:9
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:October 18, 2013
Date items must be sent by:October 25, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

I love this artist: www.dannygregory.com/category/journals . Every Day Matters is an illustrated journal he began after his wife suffered a terrible injury resulting in paralysis. They were young, had a baby and life pivoted. He began to sketch. First he drew everything he could see within the confines of the hospital room, then they were able to return home and he drew many things within; his son's favorite stuffed animal, medicine bottles, etc. It was a release and a bit of a meditation for him. Eventually, life led them back outside to the streets and views of NYC. His journal is full of beautiful, engaging drawings and traces the healing that took place over those many, many months.

When I teach art, I often have students refer to this site for homework-- just draw something every day. Don't think about an audience, or listen to that nasty critic that lives inside us all. Just pick something, start somewhere, and draw it. Add ink, add color if you want. Go ahead, add words if you want.

This is an international original art postcard swap- a minimum 4X6 inch size work of original art, hand drawn. Medium may be ink, graphite,colored pencils, pastels, paint-- I think you get the picture.

If you are unable to fulfill your obligation or do not receive a card within a reasonable amount of time, please communicate with your swap partner first. I am unable to angel if you flake.


Pouffia 09/28/2013 #

Danny Gregory's journal is beautiful and so honest. Excellent example and definitely an inspiration.

walkthoreau 10/ 6/2013 #

I ♥ Danny Gregory & have many of his books! I'm excited about this swap....too bad the option for PC size isn't open! Can't wait to get started though!

fawnscrafts 10/16/2013 #

So we just draw what we feel like drawing? Not need to be the wall we are facing correct?

dreamweaver 10/18/2013 #

Wow-Danny is amazing! I would love to join but I am no where near his quality of work. I hope everyone has fun with this swap!

ScooterSissy 10/18/2013 #

May we add fabric and fibers to the mixed media?

MrsSunshine 10/18/2013 #

What a neat idea for a swap. I would love to join in, but I know my skills are not all that great. Do you plan on doing another swap like this in the future? Thanks.

artediem 10/20/2013 #

Hi everybody, Thanks for joining this swap. To answer your questions: fawnscrafts- you can draw anything in your day, large and small- doesn't need to be the wall you look at, you could choose an object, enjoy the process! ScooterSissy, try it- just follow the theme. Mrs. Sunshine, I hope you do join us sometime as I would like to do it again.

Danny Gregory is great. Have fun, people, I am glad you all joined!

vedalovelo 10/20/2013 #

I'm really embarrassed by my one :(

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