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ArtHarpy

ArtHarpy
Date Joined: May 12, 2011
Last Online: April 12, 2012
Birthday: January 9
Country: United States
My Website
Photos: SPOILER ALERT!

ArtHarpy Update

My interests change often and I believe my profile should serve as a reflection. My hope is to inspire those who cross my path.

March 9th, 2012

It's been a while since I've updated my profile. I got off track for a bit as I'm recovering from 3 car accidents since June 2011....last year was tough, but I'm on the mend and keeping a positive outlook.

My goal is to only do one swap at a time as I am still dealing with a neck injury & unsure as to how I feel from day to day.

I signed up for a bunch of swaps while I was on painkillers (and didn't remember doing it!). I think I've taken care of everyone, but if you have not received goodies or a rating please let me know! I don't want to unintentionally flake on any of you fabulous Swappers!

Undefinable Me

I'm an undefinable artist constantly dabbling in different mediums. I am a constant Photographer, Writer, Actor... and I make art of all kinds (collage, painting, copper metal work and fiber art are among my favorite processes). I stumbled across Swap-bot when looking for ATC trades... I love trading art with people and can't wait to swap with you!

2 years ago I decided to make a go as a full-time artist. Prior to that I've had many interesting jobs such as: A radio personality, stage actress, film extra, circus ring-mistress, carnival barker, wedding planner, bartender, stand-up comic & cemetery plot sales...I've worked in art galleries, delivered singing telegrams, been a photographer for bands & musicians, written sketch comedy for TV, done catering & wrote commercials.

My life has been quite a trip so far!

Hooray for Handmade!

I deeply appreciate handmade items... effort & risk taking is always admired!

I particularly love.....

Altered Matchboxes

Altered Books & Journals

Squid & Octopus themed art

Drawings, Photos & and anything from the "Arts & Crafts" movement (late 1800's to 1920's)

Celtic knot work designs

ATC's

I especially appreciate getting handmade cards

Bottle cap charms

Handmade charms or beads of any kind

Interesting handmade, dyed or painted papers

Handmade Emphera

I would appreciate any Godess figurines, carved or created out of wood, cloth, etc.

Day of the Dead themed art

Natural Niceities

Out in nature is where I love to be regardless of the weather...I'm usually focused on mountains or the sea. I love the forest & the deep blue

You can often catch me dancing barefoot under a full moon

Or

Searching for Squids, Jellyfish, Octopus or Snails...they fascinate and delight me

I love the colors purple & copper as well as earth tones

The smell of the forest and the ocean...I'm blessed to live where those smells mingle together

Manufactured Marvels

Handmade is always best, but there are some things that delight me or help me create...

I can't get enough Glitter glue/Stickles for the $1 bin at Micheal's or Joann Fabric!

Catholic Saint Medals, Keys, Brass charms and Sparkly trims make me happy

I enjoy trying flavored black tea (no Lipton, Dollar Store or herbals please)

Candies are okay: favorites include ginger, raspberry & dark chocolate (Licorice, wintergreen & fake grape flavors make me nauseous)

Rhinestone jewelery that you not longer love. It can be broken or have some stones missing. I use it in mixed media art projects!

I can always use Embroidery floss to stitch up more Prayer Flags

I LOVE Vintage Halloween or Day of the Dead ANYTHING!

Vintage anything! (As long as it doesn't smell like basement... my husband has a terrible mold allergy)

Glass, sparkly beads, gemstone, or metal beads (no plastic please)

I also like stuff that's just plain weird or Pop Culture (Like Magic 8 Balls or anything found at archiemcphee.com)

Me at Home

I've been with my amazing man since 1993, whom I call Husbang (he is also an incredible artist)... He loves wine, cheese, cooking, drawing, Sci-Fi, all types of music/movies & Me :-)

We have 2 teens: One boy 17 who is an aspiring writer, photographer and world traveler. He loves D & D, Zombies, movies, video games and anything Greek mythology, Sci-Fi or Geeky.

One Girl who is 14. She is a Gemini and adores Star Trek, Dr. Who, Wonder Woman, anything that sparkles, bangle bracelets, Goddesses, The Beatles, designing her own fashions (sketch, planning & construction) and journals

Plus 3 delightful cats :-)

We live happily in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the USA.

Dislikes

Not a fan of most plastic stuff

Please no bath products other than Burt's Bees (I have very sensitive skin)

Licorice, wintergreen & fake grape flavors make me nauseous

Not into "cutsey" stuff (Disney, kittens or puppies send me running for the hills)

No religious items please (other than Catholic saint medals or Day of the Dead items)

Ratings

joyceann888 rated for Vintage Easter Pocket on Apr 8, 2012
5
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Comment: Thanks for the Easter pocket. I love it! A bat swap sometime would be fun!
ColorInFusion rated for Altered Domino #4: Brooch on Mar 9, 2012
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely lovely brooch, I love the row house you painted on it! Also thank you so much for the lovely ATC, it is just the style I love. I hope we swap again.
Response: Oh good! I had a lot of fun making it & learned a lot. I'm glad you like the ATC, it was one of my personal favorites & it needed a good home :-) Thank you for the kind words & <3
Lady rated for Beaded Wire ATC on Feb 2, 2012
5
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Comment: Beautiful
Response: Thank you for the kind word & the heart!
5
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Comment: Wee! I got my e something! And it was great ;) I will put it into practice... I have some candle colors in my shopping list already ;) thanks Rachel, Blessings to you and your family <3
Response: You are compassionate beyond words. I didn't expect you to give me a heart due to the delay...so Thank YOU and 3 fold blessings to you my friend! *hugs* <3 <3 <3
ArtTeachToBe rated for A Week of Wonder on Jan 28, 2012
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the swap! I cant wait to open all my goodies :) and i lovee the charka theme.
Response: YAY! I'm glad you got it & like the theme. Thank you for being patient with me. Enjoy ;-)
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Comment: Only three hours??? I dont think I could have done it in that time and its amazing! I did pointilism at school and it took us weeks to do - we called it pointlessism :-) thank you soo much and the postcard is stunning, bet that picture was amazing to see for real!
Response: Thanks! I wasn't sure if you'd like it or not... I may do some more like it, but with additional colors... if I have a week to blow ;-) I can relate to the "pointless-ism"!
CRaven rated for Pagan Theme Mug Rug on Oct 31, 2011
5
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Comment: I, too, love the spiral. And rarely get anything truly handmade. Thanks!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I enjoyed the mug rug for you.
ShoppinRobin rated for Altered Domino #1-Moulin Rouge on Oct 20, 2011
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great magnets & the extra beads too! (Sorry for the late rating)
Response: Glad you liked them, they were fun to create! Have a wonderful day!
5
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Comment: Rachel, what a lovely swap partner you are. I feel so blessed. The stars are so cute and I love the birdhouse, but that cute little owl bottle top really ices the cake. I just recently made my first bottle cap magnet. Fun to see yours. Blessings to you too, Coleen in Ukraine
Response: So glad it made it to you (and quickly too!!! WOW!) Thank you for your kind words & the heart :-) Sending my best to you on your mission!
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Comment: OMG., Rachel, what an awesome swap...I love the bracelet and earrings soooooo much..I love moonstones, and I am a pisces, too...the black stones have such a beautiful shimmer....! And the way you wrapped it as a surprise with all the stars and notes..awesome...love the CD and AFTRA sticker!...my daughter was in SAG years ago..thank you for lovely gifts..you are a gem!
Response: YAY! I had so much fun putting together your Lucky Parcel ;-) Have a very blessed Samhain!
MurphyPagan rated for Renewal Swap on Sep 29, 2011
5
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Comment: Holy Moly, what a WONDERFUL Renewal. This package is absolutely wonderful. Could not have been more and exactly what I needed to renew myself and hubby too. He shouted when he saw the Altoids. Thank you from the very depths of my heart and soul. You really know how to please and apease a partner. I have already opened the M & M's, ate one of the PB cups and now waiting for the kettle to pop so I can enjoy a wonderful cuppa. The necklace, what more can I say, but AWESOME!!! I am soooooooooooooooo pleased that you were my partner and yes I will be more than happy to do a PS with you anytime, just let me know. You deserve more than 1 tiny heart, so please think of this as a HUGE GOLDEN one. Thank you, thank, thank you. You have really made me feel special and like a queen.
Response: You make me smile! I'm so pleased you enjoyed my "love post" & it renewed your spirit :-) I thank you for the kind words & joyful energy, I can feel it on this side of the globe! <3
blazespirit rated for Naughty Words ATC on Aug 29, 2011
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Naughty word ATC, your illustration is VERY cute. (Also, thanks for the extras!)
Response: Thank YOU for the kind words & heart! I was taking care of my Nana in CA and I'd only brought along a few art supplies! But I was pretty happy with my "puppy" ;-)
karry rated for Vintage ATC Series #2 - The Gents on Aug 15, 2011
5
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Comment: THANK YOU! I LOVE THIS ATC! The beads are great, too. It's quite a coincidence, but next month I am running a table at a community fair where kids can make bracelets. It's a free activity, and I have been collecting as many plastic beads as I can! So thank you! One of my guys at work loves science fiction, comic books, old TV shows, etc. and would love to work out some kind of trade with you. He actually runs to his mailbox every day to see if he has received anything! Do you have any suggestions for a trade?
Response: Oh cool! I love it when the universe works stuff out like that! I would love to make your guy some ATC's if you think he would like that, or I'm happy to send some postcards. He is welcome to send whatever he likes in return :-) I'll PM you next week when I get home from CA.
pengrafyx rated for ArtMakers Minizine #4 (June 2011) on Jul 21, 2011
5
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Comment: Hey Rachel ~ Got your Adrinka symbols guide and the FABULOUS sewn flag (mucho bonus points!) - and just in time for my prayer flag birthday party, too. Thanks! - Pen
Response: YAY! I'm so glad you liked the book. As soon as I read that you were doing a Prayer Flag party for your birthday I started working on that little piece for you. Much Love back to ya!
Moose rated for ArtMakers Minizine #4 (June 2011) on Jul 21, 2011
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the nice zine and extra thingies !
Response: You are welcome ;-)
5
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Comment: I love it!! Thank you so much! :) And thanks for the extra goodies... I would love to do another swap in the future!
Response: So glad you liked it! I'll touch base once school starts to do another swap. This summer has gotten really busy in a good way ;-)
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Comment: Thank you Rachel for the wonderful minizine! Also for the prayer flag kit.β™₯ That is so generous of you!! Glad you are doing better. Thanks again! β™₯
Response: Glad you liked it! I hope you have had fun with the kit ;-)
mandymo rated for Vintage ATC Series #1 - The Ladies on Jul 14, 2011
5
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Comment: I LOVE her! I did something similar one time and was sad I had to send it off. Just shows you that what comes around goes around. Also thank you for the extras. It was a coincidence that you sent the Shakespeare quote from Merchant of Venice because I am memorizing that very monologue currently.
Response: YAY! I'm glad she found a loving home ;-) I was stoked when I read your profile & saw you were a Shakespeare fan. <3 to you as well!
5
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Comment: Thanks for your zines and teabags!=)
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart :-)
mle rated for Private Swap: Prayer Flags on Jul 13, 2011
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Comment: I cried when I saw the flags and I cried again when I read the letter. I am blessed beyond words. You deserve, like, a million hearts. Thank you for spoiling me and thank you for the beautiful flags.
Response: You are so welcome my friend! It makes my heart happy to know they are with you, blessing you everyday! <3 <3 <3

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Comments

RyeRye on Oct 21, 2012:

RachelB on Nov 6, 2011:

Noooo! There is a cat ATC swap on - Noooooo!

MurphyPagan on Sep 30, 2011:

This is just for you

oreon on Aug 8, 2011:

Welcome

Welcome to Crafty Witches. Due to your rating, you have unrestricted access to any of the Group swaps.

Thanks for joining!

runnerbean84 on Jul 6, 2011:

Congratulations on winning Best ATC in the Prehistoric Art ATC swap! I have your details from the swap so a profile suprise will be in the post early next week for you! x

TerryF on Jun 21, 2011:

…to the Nuts for Sewing Group!

Juliajae on May 29, 2011:

Welcome to the Altered Art Group!
-Julia-

runnerbean84 on May 19, 2011:

Hello! Welcome to your first group! Thanks for your intro message too, very nice to meet you. xxx

katelennon05 on May 18, 2011:

Awesome! I can't wait to receive it :)

Darkestlina on May 17, 2011:

Leave A Nice Comment," Swap Hi there, Nice to meet you and welcome to Swap-bot. Always nice to meet a Local :) I am from Seattle :) Also love your profile. Its kinda inspiring reading it reminds me of opening a trunk or fat envelope of goodies. I dont know why but I just get that image lol :) ITs nice:) Its also awesome your daughter is a huge Beatles fan. Me too. At 13 I claimed I was the biggest 13 year old Beatles fan in the world :) I still love them I mean my music taste has grown and changed but yeah :)

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