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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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Eyes-Turned-Skyward Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I will go try over there!
Minogirl01 Jul 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey there! Sorry to bother but if I remember correctly somebody posted a picture Links hat from Zelda from a trade sometime last year, correct? Does anyone by any chance remember who made it or have a link to the picture? Also, I know that Itti's busy but any clue if and when the folder(s) from 2012 will be put up?

Anjet Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hm, was it knitted? I got a knitted Link hat as a gift some time ago :) (tried to find it but couldn't either)
Minogirl01 Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, gotcha c: Thanks! Glad that you saw this post :)
Anjet Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
found the giftee, but the user doesn't have that spesific gift in her gallery anymore.
art-of-amie Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The folders of sent gifts from 2012 are up, if you go to the gallery section, on the left side is all the folders. Head to the bottom and you will find a folder called 2012, within those folders you wil find all the previous submissions from that year.

As for the link hat, it sounds familiar but I have no clue who made it sorry :(
Minogirl01 Jul 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh crap! I thought that the folders were empty. Sorry ^^' I'll keep looking for it though. Thanks!
Itti Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's a flaw within the dA folder system if you ask me. 2012/2011 folders look empty because there are no deviations in those folders themselves, but there are deviations in other folders which are contained within the 2012/2011 folders. It's frustrating.

I had a look for the Link hat, but I can't find it. There are a couple of deviations in storage from July 2011 (I think) though. Hopefully it's not one of those.
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art-of-amie Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
they look empty at first because they are still seperated by month within each folder :D
rainismysunshine Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey, when are new profiles being assigned? :)
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