Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Art Swap : Continued


I added some extra juice to the swap. Currently I am short of 3 people to join, but I think I will send out my package real soon because I don't want sweet Anthea wait too long.

So, these are illustrated plastic seal bag, drawn by me, using only black, red, and blue because those are my only color stock for permanent markers (mental note : go buy more colors). I love plastic seal bags, they're keeping things tidy, especially useful when you're carrying small things when you travel, really practical, clean, and you can use it over and over again.

I know! I drew too many, I can't stop! I can think of a zillion ways to decorate them! So if you're making crafty silly stuffs like these, please join the swap. Contact me and leave an email address. Happy Tuesday!

Note: Correction, ladies and gentlemen, if on my previous post I said Spoonfulzine initiated the event, I was wrong, Anthea the writer of Spoonfulzine is also invited by Anna, (she's the one who lets me know all about this), I'm so sorry for my mistake, I got it from my host, Evita. Go blame her. Tee-hee, just kidding, but do go soft on the kid. :) I'm still clueless on who initiated this event. Anyone knows?

Another note (due to popular question): A swap is when you trade all kind of things, particularly in this swap, handmade, art, and craft creation. It can be only 1 item or it can be many like mine, it's up to you. You are not require to buy or sell anything , or include any money in your swap package because your package will travel by standard post service therefore please do not include something very valuable in the package. Thanks!

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  1. You did an awesome job! I had never thought of decorating plain old plastic seal bags, but that is seriously a great idea. It would encourage people to reuse their seal bags instead of throwing them away too :)

    Haha, I wish I knew how the whole art swap thing started too!

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  2. WOW!!! BRILLIANT!!!
    i was invited to the art swap by Evita too.
    your swap pack makes me jealous!
    beautiful! :")

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  3. You know, you really are talented!
    I'm amazed by the beautiful drawings. It's so unique and really made me smile for a while.

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  4. ah it's the nicest comment an illustrator can get! It made you smile! Thank you, Shusha!

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  5. i'm currently making a craft to be sent to evita now..
    but i don't find any people that interested to join this craft swap. i'm so confused :(

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  6. Youre' welcome,babalisme!

    Veren Lee, are you familiar with http://www.swap-bot.com/ ?

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  7. Love them! How cute! That's a great idea to make your boring sandwich bag sparkle.

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  8. ok, now i regret not joining on the third swap! -_-

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  9. Geee everyone seems to have joined in this swap several times!

    Does anyone know how it started?

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  10. that's too cute!

    i don't really understand this art-swap thingy.
    what should we do to join?
    to whom do we give the things?

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  11. kristie... if you want to know, please let me know your email add and I'll ditch in the details for you..

    No, it's not a trap!!

    Everyone please convince Kristie I'm a good person!

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  12. O, but I love those three colours! Sometimes limitation is a real boost for your creativity as I can see by the wonderful job you did here :D How smart of you to illustrate those plain plastic bags

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  13. Omg omg.. I LOVE THESE!! You always make me go 'WOW' with your creativity with words, drawings and now with these. WOW!

    Have a fun week~
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  14. I still have 5 more! hahahaha at this point...I'm giving up.... :)...gila gambar2 lo bagus2 banget deh ning!! such brilliant ideas :)

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  15. I've never thought before that plain plastic bag could be so CUTE!!

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  16. You know what ? those plastic sealbag are awesome, what is it called ? I do really adore the way you did turning an ordinary thing become an extraordinary art-thing.

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  17. what a gorgeous idea I love them!!! definitely encouraging me to join the swap :o)

    ~ Samone

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  18. I so love these and had to blog about them. You're fabulous.

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  19. These are awesome!! Great idea. <3

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  20. so sweet I just looooove your little bags !!

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  21. How do I join the swap? I've never done this before.
    Jana

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  22. Too cute! And I love that you kept with a simple color palette.

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  23. Oh these are super duper cute! Love! I wanna swap :)

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  24. Super cute! You should sell these. I would buy them. I can't draw at all.

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  25. Sooo nice :)) Great talent ! I would love to be part of this swap

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  26. Simply beautiful! I think you need to mass-produce these and sell them on Etsy! :-)

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  27. These are so cute...and funny that I saw them first on another blog before yours. You need to sell these!

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  28. Hi, thanks everyone for liking these! Unfortunately the idea of selling the bags, even how tempting it is, can't be done at the moment. The shipping cost may cost you about another 50 plastic bags.

    But, thank you, I'll think about setting up on Etsy.

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  29. Oh I would LOVE to be in a craft swap! If you need an extra crafter, please consider adding me to the mix!

    Cheers!
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  30. i agree with muchlove. because there's a "human touch" added, the ordinary plastic bag becomes special. and you would not want to throw anything that is special and sentimental, right? great, great idea!

    i would like to know more about the art swap too!

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  31. Suzy : Of course you can join in, but unfortunately your blog link is not working, so please do leave me a way to contact you. Thanks!

    Ardel : Ditto, Please leave a way to contact you, by email perhaps? Thanks!

    I hope you're both reading this.

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  32. You are a genius! I found you via Dream Lily Blog and I am just in awe at your idea. Thank you very much!

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  33. such cute little bags, would do perfect for giving gifts etc. I would so use them for every thing!

    Lovely idea the art swap, but how does it work?

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  34. It' s great idea, and a greeeaaaaat blog too!!!
    i'd love to join the swap.....but as the precedent comment, how does it works? i never do that before...!

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  35. luv that !!!
    i'm now collecting reusing/repurposing idea, i'll feature that on my next friday morning post
    and i'll follow you too :)

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  36. Oh gosh these are sooo neat. Love the idea, and your drawing! :)

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  37. Are you still looking for somebody to join the swap? I'd totally love in on this if there is still room and time for me to join. If not...I'll patiently wait for the next one. dawdler101(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Elvina : if you want to know more please let me know a way to contact you, preferably your email address. thanks!

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  39. These are so cute! I've been wanting something to keep my hands busy while watching TV lately at night but haven't felt like knitting or embroidering, this is perfect!

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  40. Wow! What a great idea, they're so pretty! :) Cheers from Buenos Aires!

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  41. So adorable! I love this idea! Thank you for sharing this! xo

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  42. Hey AWESOME YOU!

    You are simply awesome to turn an ordinary bags to extraordinary bags! Can u send me more details regarding the art swap at ganaifang@gmail.com You may visit my tumblr at
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    HAVE AN AWESOME DAY! :)

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  43. Gosh, I love those bags, how wonderful!

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  44. Fab + awesome = even im gonaa draw!!!

    Totally irresistible!!!
    :)

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  45. ooh, those baggies are so cute!! I'm going to bring out my permanent markers and draw on a few.

    people throw out these baggies way too easily - with the environment as it is now, we really should reuse, reuse and reuse (and then recycle). If by decorating the plastic baggie would make people think twice about throwing them out, I would be all for it!

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  46. regarding the art swap, please share me the details via mydesignfolder@yahoo.com. thanks! :)

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  47. So cute! May i feature you on my blog? This is such a fab idea, everybody should be in on it! It would be great for kids to decorate their own baggies they bring to school, in the hopes they won't throw it away so it can be re used!
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  48. ho i wish i can do free hand as you can...but i don't have a talent on that..anyway..i love the sewing stuff that you dew... nice project indeed

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  49. Thank you everyone!! Couldn't agree more to saving our planets and reusing cute bags again and again!

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  50. Hi babalisme,
    These bags are cute and lovely. Good inspiration for us.

    I don't get the idea of what is a swap.
    Can yoy give all the complete information to join the swap?
    How do I get an invitation from Evita?
    thanks for your bags.

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  51. So beautiful! I love fun craftyness like this! It makes something that's so ordinary and turns it into something special, lovely, and unique. I'll be doing this to my bags too, but they won't look anywhere near as awesome as yours.

    Maybe you could send me one just for kicks?????? :)

    xoxo

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  52. How cute! I will try and make some of these. my drawing ability is huummn shall we say awful.

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  53. A sweet and accessible project. Who knew plastic baggies could be given so much personality??

    I shared it with my readers today (www.thegiftedblog.com)!

    Thanks!
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  54. these are so AWESOME. thank you for sharing, i definitely want to try! this would be adorable on those disposable plastic to-go boxes too!

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  55. how cute! love the idea of making plastic seal bag as art media. This makes me want to join art swap too :D
    i've make a post bout this on my blog. thank you for sharing this idea, Babalisme. all thumbs up!

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    I would really love to include this DIY idea in a roundup for ivillage.com. I sent you an email asking permission, but I haven't heard back. Can you get back to me asap?

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  57. I just saw this on Going Home To Roost and I had to see where it originally came from.. wow, I mean, it's such a good idea! Thank you! I do think it will be a great inspiration for cleaning and reusing the bags as well. I always want to but even I get lazy and sometimes throw them away... so bad!!!

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  58. Throwing my hat into the ring of fabulous commments! I love it so, who needs to buy character ones now?

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  59. Love idea! Thanks for sharing! :-))

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  60. This is the prettiest thing I've seen in a long time! So well done!!

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  61. Extraordinary! You took a simple item and made incredibly beautiful and meaningful.
    And you may have only used three colors but they came out wonderfully.

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  62. These are amazingly done and so original! I'm gonna be your number 616 follower~

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  65. Oh MY. This is one of those (many) times I really wish I could draw! So lovely. :)

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  68. Cool bags. If I tried that I'd have ink all over my hands and arms, and clothes! I'll look for the permanent markers and see what I come up with! Happy Friday!
    ~Heidi

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    I really love this sort of thing. I only wish I had a creative bone in my body.

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  74. Very talented. I too lack the 'creative' bone. lol. I should let my sister know about this idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

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