I am looking back on more than a year paper swaping all around the world! It all started in fall 2009, when I wanted to make a project, that was both simple and thrilling. And I thought, it must be nice to exchange papers with people from other countries, because something most artists have in common is that they need paper, the basic for all kind of creativity.
And it worked out fine, people were (are!) generous, made contact, exchanged in huge amounts, some have won friends for a lifetime, some have come out of the closet, some have been in it only once, some became real paper swap addicts. And they all did a very good job!
So here we are with our paper swap #14 to come!
And this is a look back on the past swaps.
Paper Swap in October 2009
Tags in November 2009
Cards in January 2010
Crazy Swap in February 2010
ABC and numbers in March
Mini Books in April
Colors in May
Art failures in June
Then we had a summer break
Vintage in September
Embellishment in October
Mail and postage in November
Wrapping and boxes in December
Fresh start in January 2011
And the next will be Magazines and newspapers in February
Scavenger hunt (a very special one) on March, 7 2011
Scripts & Scribbles: doodles, scribbles, lettering, handwriting on April, 4 2011
Paper back swap (another special one) in May 2011
Culture and events (flyers, (event-)postcards, brochures, guides, invitations etc.) in June 2011
Juli/August: Paper Swap holiday (no swaps during that time)
In September 2011: Wild at art (express yourself on paper without censoring)
In October 2011: Every day papers (collect your every day stuff: grocery lists, bills, receits)
In November 2011: Circles, spots and dots
And December 2011: Signs, pictogramms, symbols
(Changes may be likely)
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