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Quarterly ARt Dolls-September 2010

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Swap Coordinator:wolfeagle (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Handmade  Dolls 
Number of people in swap:20
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 31, 2010
Date items must be sent by:September 30, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

In this swap, we will each create 1 art doll to send to 1 partner.

Any style, any medium. Must be a doll, at least three inches. Dolls can have hangers -but no dotees, please. Sorry, No paper dolls for this swap.

Please refer to your partners Profile for clues on what colors, styles, etc. they enjoy. I love monsters and creepy dolls, but I realize not everyone does. Please try to make something your partner will enjoy.

Open to everyone in good standing with filled out profiles. No recent 1's or 3's. Newbies with 10 completed swaps welcomed.

Let's do Art Dolls quarterly in 2010. Art Dolls in March, June, September, and December.

And if you are interested, please join us at the Fantastic Art Dolls group. Here Our first swap will be for an Icicle Doll in August 2010.

Discussion

Spelldra 06/17/2010 #

Hello, this swap sounds like fun, i've just joined in (wish I was around for the earlier swaps!)

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SherriB 06/17/2010 #

So paper dolls are ok? I know you said any medium--just checking!

wolfeagle 06/17/2010 #

For this swap, no paper dolls. Thanks for asking.

I love this swap also,and love all art dolls and have just started an ARt Doll group. Please use the link above to come and check it out: Fantastic ARt Dolls.We will have a paper doll swap in the group. {Smiles}

CatLinn9 08/ 2/2010 #

Howdy Wolfeagle, Will we have a theme for the September art doll swap? And can you give us a "guesstimate" on when partners will be assigned? I LOVE doing these dolls and like to get working on them as early as possible after I read my partner's profile. I've got a few other dolls in the works right now, and need to stay on top of my "schedule." THANK YOU! CatLinn9

wolfeagle 08/ 3/2010 #

I totally get that which is why I post things so far in advance. I also usually assign partners the day after the last day to sign-up. If its a weekend it may take me 2 days to assign partners. We do have a September doll up......its the Halloween theme Monsters, Witches, etc...make it in SEptemebr so your partner can enjoy it in October. I will be posting the October theme soon. Thanks.

specgirl 08/23/2010 #

What is the difference between a dotee doll and an "art doll"?

Sewfe 08/24/2010 #

wolfeagle i am now completely confused. does this quarterly doll swap have a halloween theme? or is that the fantastic art doll swap? thanks

wolfeagle 08/24/2010 #

Nope, the Quarterly art doll swaps are independent of the Fantastic art doll group. In the Fantastic Art Doll Group there is a Halloween theme doll swap up, but for this swap you can choose any theme that you would like.

wolfeagle 08/24/2010 #

The biggestest difference between Art Dolls and other dolls is that Art Dolls are considered Art. They are 3D dolls that have structure and are not intended to be played with. They are not for children. They can be created by a wide variety of materials, including metals and other hard objects. Art dolls are called art dolls because of the art aspect not because of the doll aspect...in fact, many wonderful art dolls do not look like traditional dolls in any way. As far as dotee dolls specifically, most dotee dolls would be considered a craft and not art and most dotee dolls that are swapped do not follow true dotee "guidelines or rules" and are more of a hybrid doll. While some dotees can be beautiful, in general, the art dolls take more skill, time, and effort to create and include better quality of materials. While I am a fan of many dotee dolls, they are just not what this swap is about.

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