A few years ago (3 or 4?) I participated in a swap in the Altered Art Obsession Yahoo group. It was a "True Colors 4x4 Swap" . You had to make 9 4x4s, each in a colour that each participant wanted. My colour was chartreuse. The hostess then drilled holes in the corners of each 4x4 and strung them together to make a wall hanging for each participant. I loved the idea, but it never hung properly. Last week I bought a 16x16 canvas and painted it green, then stuck the 4x4s on it. I love it! Each square has holes in the corners, but I don't mind it at all. I made the square in the top left corner. I don't work in this style at all any more, in fact it kind of makes me cringe, but it seems to work in the overall piece.
It's hung in my kitchen now. Yay! I'm FINALLY hanging some art! This is the kind of swap that I like. One that I can somehow join everyone's piece and make a cohesive whole. A collaboration.
Speaking of collaborations -- I've been published in Belle Armoire Jewellery! There are some pieces from Ruth and Kelly's book A Charming Exchange in it and 2 of my charms are on them.
Head on over to the Charming Exchange blog for a great giveaway and a fun how to video with Kristen Robinson and Ruth Rae. In October there will be an auction of many of the pieces of jewelry in the book with the proceeds going to Breat Cancer Research. For more information on the auction, go to the Charming Exchange blog. I'll remind everyone again when the date gets closer!