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ArtExpress

ArtExpress
Date Joined: December 21, 2017
Last Online: May 12, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

I love making things and swapping crafts! Interests include paper arts, stickers, mail art, jewelry-making, altars & shrines, tarot, Magic, art journaling, and sewing.

I have three grown children, and two small grandkids. Right now they live in a different city as me, and I'm trying to snail mail them letters and interesting things to maintain a sweet connection.

I was in education for 20 years, but taking time off to regroup and discover what's next for me in the world of work. Right now I’m getting back into hand-dying clothing and will soon be listing a few pieces on Etsy! (Love crafting as a healing activity!)

I'll take great care when making or preparing swaps- and I'll try my best to send you something you'll enjoy. I appreciate the opportunity to meet new friends and send "happy mail" via Swap bot!

If anyone is interested in a one-on-one swap for something handmade, I would be totally into that...just PM me.

It's such a bummer that postage cost so much these days. I try to challenge myself to send interesting things for the least amount of postage. And I appreciate others who do the same. Send me something thoughtful & creative, for one or two stamps-- I am impressed with those packages the most!

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music, especially music that involves storytelling

Favorite Books

Instead of specific books, I'm going for authors and genres: I like Sherman Alexie, science fiction (American Gods and anything by Octavia Butler are favorites), Rumi

As I think of more will add

Favorite Colors

I love earth tones (Browns, mauves, rust orange, desert greens, etc.) and jewel tones (rich purple, cerulean blue, deep fuschia, emerald green, etc.)

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are related to paper. This includes painting papers, collage, art journaling, ATC's, rubber stamping, etc.

I also enjoy making medicine bags and tiny wire sculptures (these I usually leave around town, for others to find as "found art".)

I have been crafting for at least ten years. Making and sharing my art is therapy for me!

Things I really love

Hand painted papers, pretty papers, rubber stamping, anything related to print arts, vintage things, old book pages, vintage/ antique ephemera, thrift store shopping, mail art, awesome dollar store finds, tiny things (stickers, kawaii, buttons, beads, etc.) swapping craft materials

I LOVE Washi tape! Believe it or not i just discovered it...Thought it was a fad...Now I see why its so popular! Love solid colors and artistic/ unique patterns the best. Like paper rather than plastic. All colors welcome.

Things I am likely to send & would love to receive:

+Carefully curated paper scrap packs

+Well-constructed hand made envelopes

+Hand painted papers (tags & envelopes too)

+Sticker bombs (a package of interesting single stickers)

+Themed paper pockets

+Vintage ephemera (1970's and earlier)

+Vintage book pages

+Smash journal prompts

+Handi-craft share

+Hand crafted labels (with inspirational quotes or a tiny poem)

+Art Postcards (I'm not a collector, but I love to pass on)

Favorite Television

Forged in fire, law and order, nypd blue, criminal minds, flea market flip, pawn stars, storage wars

Dislikes

*neon colors

*prefer handmade, over popular commercial items

*Disney, unless vintage

*Papers/ images that are that are Americana, country, or too cutesy themed

*Newer ephemera (from the 80's to present. including pieces from newer games, playing cards, sports trading cards, free advertisement, contemporary bookmarks, etc.)

*Random or abused scraps of paper. (If you didn't know what to do with it, probably I won't either, lol!) I have amassed quite a few of these via swaps! :-(

*Seasonal things out of season

Ratings

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Comment: What a marvelous package! I immediately used some of the handmade paper and I’m looking forward to learning the new project. How thoughtful of you to send such great instructions. Your note on how everything was affecting you, your stash, and your crafting goals made me wish we lived closer. I am experiencing all of those things myself. Have a wonderful day.
Candace rated for MEGA Handmade Envelope Swap on May 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! My favorite one is the map!
simplyfunmom rated for MEGA Handmade Envelope Swap on May 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Envelopes! Love them! ❣️
PerArduaAdAlta rated for MEGA Handmade Envelope Swap on May 8, 2020
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Comment: Hands DOWN, theeeeeee best homemade envelopes I have received thus far on swap bot! I LOVE them ALL! But even better, when I get paired with someone like you who is INTENSELY creative, I feel so inspired to improve my own quality of work! And that scrap pack was full of magic! I love all your hand dyed papers! Thank you so much, for all of it!
SoCarla rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 2, 2020
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pynart2 rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 1, 2020
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Comment: Good luck.
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jan 5, 2019
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Comment: Ty! ☺️ Sorry for the late rating!
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Comment: Hello! WOW your envelope is probably one of the most decorated envelopes I have ever received! Thank you so much for all the cute stickers and you have definitely inspired me to go all out when decorating my next mail art :)
Artistic rated for 50 Sticker Swap- USA on Sep 20, 2018
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Comment: Enjoyed your note and the creative/reusable presentation of the stickers. Thanks much.
Susang7 rated for 50 Sticker Swap- USA on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers!
Susang7 rated for Mailbox Happiness #1 on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies!
Sashaanne rated for Mailbox Happiness #1 on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute stuff you sent!!! :D
sweetgypsy rated for CUCrew: One Shape - Triangle on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Love your design with the metalic wrapping paper. Your sticker collaged envy was so fun to find in my mailbox! Thank you :)
KarenLaneWV rated for CPG ~ Random Envie of Dots on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Wow, what a lot of fun things you found for me!! Thank you!! Loved the envelope you sent it in, too!
bjansen rated for 50 Sticker Swap- USA on Sep 17, 2018
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Queensmiley2530 rated for 50 Sticker Swap- USA on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute stickers and nope it's never to early for Christmas lol. My name is also made up of 2 every important people in my family :)
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Comment: Thanks for a nice swap!♥♥♥
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
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Comment: thankyou! really enjoyed it

Rating Overview

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Comments

TrishaLouise on May 13, 2020:

Thank you for the fantastic QuaracraftTini goodies! I loved them and am beyond impressed. I too am cleaning and organizing my craft hoard as well. Lol

GirlMomToTwo on Sep 11, 2019:

Received your RAK today! Thank you so very much! I loved EVERYTHING you included, even the envelope you sent everything in! I'm so excited to add these to my stash and start crafting with them.

GirlMomToTwo on Sep 11, 2019:

Received your RAK today! Thank you so very much! I loved EVERYTHING you included, even the envelope you sent everything in! I'm so excited to add these to my stash and start crafting with them.

JuneRosebud on Sep 11, 2019:

Hi! Got your RAK Of Favorite animals items. Everything ingfun. I appreciated getting this mail; thank u=)

bluerose3 on Sep 10, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful envelope o f colorful items from the small RAKs. I have found many crafty inspirations.

pinklilly on Sep 9, 2019:

Just received your really cute and really fun envelope full of little things in it, lots of embellishment items to use and stamps, etc, can't mention everything, it would take too much space!!! This was a RAK from Swapbot forum an envelope full of goodies. I really appreciate it!! Thank you so much!! Love the happy face sticker:)

Mimi7 on Sep 6, 2019:

Hi Keisha , WE are a family of educators too. I was an aide and then a preschool aide. Son teaches PE and taught one yr in Arizona but now he is back in his home state teaching. Daughter has a degree to teach k-5 and now substitutes. Loved the decorated RAK envelope!! And loved everything in the envelope!! Thanks so much. Am going to a craft retreat soon so all the things you sent will help me create. Have a great weekend.

sherba31 on Sep 5, 2019:

Thank you very much for the RAK of junk journal goodies. Such a fun mix for a new journal I assembled while awaiting Hurricane Dorian. I do appreciate your kindness.

Poohtat on Sep 4, 2019:

Thank you for the awesome RAK envelope. You sent me my favorite colors and lots of inspiration.

LilysMama on Sep 3, 2019:

Thank you for the Small RAK you sent, you sent things I didn't even know I needed lol. I will now be able to finish a couple pages in my JJ and put the rest to use. Lovely little envelope you sent :)

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