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What is Artcrossing?

Much like Bookcrossing and Postcrossing that have gone before, Artcrossing is a way of receiving something from a random stranger somewhere in the world - in this case, art!

Sign up and you will be given the address of a random stranger to make and mail a gift to. When we have been notified that your gift has arrived, a (different!) random stranger will be assigned your address and you should receive something lovely in the mail. For every gift you send, you can receive another gift!

How it works:
  1. Request an address and an Art ID
  2. Make a lovely gift and mail it to that address
  3. Receive a gift from another member!
  4. Register the ID on the art you have received
  5. Go back to the start to receive more art gifts!

(please read - blank application forms are no good!)





Doing our best to get updated with things over here :) Here are the April-May winners from last year. Amie should be announcing the next contest very shortly (if I've managed to set it up right so that she can add journals) which will be June-July-August and then we'll have a Sept-Dec one (since there weren't many submissions at the end of the year).

Most popular gift
The very swanky Gentleman Tuxedo Cat by Chelliusbee comes in first with 13 votes. Check him out! :D
ArtCrossing Gift #2! Gentleman Tuxedo Cat! by Chelliusbee

Chelliusbee, you have won

Second most popular gift
fungostine's Typography Poster in second with 10 votes. I love both quotes and calligraphy so this gift really made me smile :)
Art Crossing Gift: Typography Poster by fungostine

fungostine, you have won

Joint third most popular gift
Joint third, with nine votes apiece, we have this fantastic pyrography, Artcrossing Wolves, by LilPKCreations, and this stunning traditional piece, Kurogane's Kudan, by Aki-the-wolf.
ArtCrossing Wolves by LilPKCreationsKurogane's Kudan by Aki-the-wolf

LilPKCreations and Aki-the-wolf, you have each won
These points have been donated in advance and will come from Itti.

Art prizes
As well as the points and features mentioned above, the following prizes will be divided amongst the winners, with first place picking first, second place picking second, etc*. If there are more prizes than winners, everyone gets to pick once before starting again from the top.
:bulletpurple: Soft candies (your choice of chocolate, white chocolate, mint, peanut butter, peanut butter/chocolate, or vanilla) from amour-interdit
:bulletpurple: Crochet prize from Vivacia18 (either amigurumi or small clothing/accessory)
:bulletpurple: Beaded bracelet or polymer clay charm from jazzyjazz666
:bulletpurple: OC inked drawing from Lucky101212
:bulletpurple: Small clay dragon of your choice from Kaninano
:bulletpurple: Hand-knit pair of socks, a scarf, or a hat in your choice of colours (and size, for socks) from Zchanning
:bulletpurple: Little charm like this from Margie22 - your choice of letter(s)/shape and colours.

*If you win a prize but take more than 10 days to get back to my note asking which prize you would like, you may be skipped over and the next person gets to pick before you.

Big thank you
A big thank you to all prize donors
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey guys, thought I'd put this comment here so you can all see it. You may have noticed even I've been quiet. Unfortuantelywith my business getting more busiess and my wedding I had to pull back from Artcrossing. I have let Itti know, but I'm not sure when she will be back on sorry. :(
Kaninano Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I know this group's been having a bit of trouble lately, but if anyone wants to organize an art trade with me I'd still be up for it! It's not the same as the secrecy of ArtCrossing but I miss doing these trades :)

Just send me a note if you're interested! I've been around this group for a while now so hopefully I can be trusted :)
Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Just a thought here, please let me know if I'm being ridiculous:

It seems like there's still a lot of trouble here in transferring everything over from Itti to art-of-amie, which is sad, since everyone here loves ArtCrossing so much. But maybe until things are sorted out, art-of-amie could found a new substitute group (Artcrossing 2, or Second ArtCrossing or something), post a notice or featured comment here, and all the current members could migrate over? I'm not sure what's all involved in the founding of a group, especially one like this, but maybe it'll be easier than waiting for the red tape to clear here?
art-of-amie Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It sounds like a good idea. Now the wedding is over I'll consider it. I have actually written to Itti and let her know I need to withdraw from Artcrossing as my business is taking off, and being married means I have responsiblities and such, but if there is enough people willing to run it I'll help you guys set it up.
Vivacia18 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I'm so glad to hear that your business is going well love!:la: I'll be sad to see you go from the group, but it sounds like your life is pretty darn awesome at the moment, and I wish you all the best! Hopefully enough of us will be able to work something out to revive ArtCrossing; it's way too much fun not to have around! We'll see though, since we all know life often has other plans ^^;
Minogirl01 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Hello everyone!
I was just wondering about the current status of the group. Last I remember Itti was switching it over to art-of-amie and I was wondering how that was going or went.
Most importantly, are gift trades still being assigned?
Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am wondering about that too!!
Ridingthelight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope this group can be active again soon.. Missing the art crossings!
art-of-amie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're not the only one :)
psto1464 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I notice there hasn't been much activity here. Is the group been shut down? I would hope not.
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