Hey everyone! Its getting into the holiday season again, so its time for this year's community-wide Holiday Art Swap!
Its an annual event held here on every year since 2006. has been a little quieter than usual, so we need your help to make the event bigger and better than ever! This year marks the first time the event has been fully hosted on its own page at HolidayArtSwap (it still needs a spiffy avatar - anyone up for it?).
How does it work? Its easy: Participants are paired up randomly and do a gift art trade with each other. The gifts don't have to be holiday themed, you can request anything your partner is comfortable with doing. So if that's something you would be interested in taking part in, then please feel free to sign up (see link at the bottom).
Who can join in? While the event is open to any kind of illustrator, it is also open to writers, handcraft artisans, photographers, 3D artists, and others (anyone creative). It can be tricky to fulfill some wishes, but it was really neat seeing artisans creating items like homemade scarves for their partners, photographers taking special shots for theirs, even writers creating short stories or poetry.
What is this event for? Its all in the spirit of giving to fellow artists, having fun and being sociable. Oftentimes its a great opportunity to make new friends and get to know random artists you might not have seen or spoken with before.
Now here's the thing: Signup is only open until November 30th, 2013 If you have any questions, the signup blog (linked below) is also a good place to leave them.
CLICK HERE FOR THE HOLIDAY ART SWAP SIGNUP & EVENT DETAILS!
If you do sign up, we recommend joining the group or adding it to your devwatch so that you don't miss out on any updates. The entire event will take place on HolidayArtSwap