Friday, April 15, 2011

I am sad (and angry)

I am sad and angry!
In recent times there is too much trouble with people signing up for projects and then never show up again, so that others send something out and will never get anything back.
Although most of you are doing a very great job, these "black sheep" spoil everything.

And one of those has now ruined the collage box #2 project. She keeps the box since weeks, she is not sending it on and she does not answer to any e-mails. (But she is blogging!) She does not send out anything to her swap partner too.
And there is nothing I can do!

All for all this I do, I am called a liar! Me! I can't believe it, it really takes my breath away. I will not write an answer to that. And of course it's completely unfair, because I have to do all this in a foreign language.

It's much work and much time I spend with doing these swaps and round robins. I am doing it, because I believe in the magic of networks and communication. But something went wrong somewhere. And that makes me really sad.

For all those of you who are in Collage box #2 and will not receive it now, I will start a new one in fall 2011. I will inform you via e-mail, when it gets started.

Thanks to all of you who've sent me kind words via e-mail and who understand this.


  1. FM that's so sad...... I hope the person sends it on soon that you dont have to do another swap in the fall.

    Take care and we'll send out positive thoughts to get your Round Robin going again.

    Jacky xox

  2. I am very sorry for this unfortunate case. It happens to you after all the work you wholeheartedly put into organizing so many beatiful, inspiring swaps.
    Let mi send you (and I think other people would like to do the same) a few modest snippets as a beginning of foundation of a new collage box. Just give me, please, your postal adress.
    skrzat-ka at

  3. I'm sorry that happened! That is very sad. =( Maybe the woman will have a change of heart and decide to send it on anyway.

  4. I can imagine you feel sad and angry. I hope everything will turn out right in the end! Hang in there!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  5. oh my is so very sad when people do not hold up their end of a bargain and worse yet will not communicate what is going on

    so sorry you of all people are having this aggravation....
    you do SO much to connect mixed media artists all over the globe...
    you inspire us again and again !!!

    Sending you BIG warm hugs from Virginia!
    along with



    and Light Dear One!

  6. Sorry to hear you're having to deal with this x

  7. Oh, Lawendula, this must be so frustrating for you. After all the energy you put in these projects. And it's a pity for all of us, because these kinds of things are based on trust. But please, keep up the good work!

  8. How sad that a good thing can be ruined by your swaps, and so far have met the nicest people thru them!!!

  9. So sorry to hear this! It is not your fault that this person has not lived up to the bargain. It takes a lot of nerve to let everyone down like this; what goes around comes around. BTW, I mailed out the ephemera envy the day the names were posted. Can't wait to get an envelope from Tel Aviv!

  10. How frustrating LaWendula. I have been a part of your swaps and I know how much work and time you put into them, making them so special and unique. What has happened to you is one of the risks that come with group projects. This happened to me too. Do not let those people who didn't "play nice" get you down!

  11. I am so sad to hear this. :( I guess it's a risk one always takes with a collaborative project, one "bad" apple spoiling it for the bunch.

  12. Wow! I am so sorry to hear about this. What a shame that someone is holding the collage box hostage. I cannot imagine how anyone can blame you for this. You are only the one who came up with the idea and started it out by sending it along. Hopefully this person has a REALLY good reason and will get the box moving along again. She may be embarrassed. Who knows?. Hugs to you sweet lady!

  13. FM,
    I am so sorry. You create and organize wonderful swaps. I am ready for my third and fourth and have loved them! Do know how much we appreciate you. I have read all the letters and have seen all the wonderful and well-deserved support you are getting.
    A big hug from Minnesota,

  14. ... and I am really SAD too! as I put a gift in there to reach you dear FM to thank you for all your hard work in organising the swap and someone else did too. It was already there when I posted mine on. I do hope this gets resolved and that the person kindly sends the box back on its way. We have all worked hard on this project xx

  15. your swaps have brought so much JOY into my life, I hope you are not discouraged for too long by this BAD EGG. You are a wonder and I smile whenever I think of you and all you do for all of us :) *hugs*


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