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Blanche

Blanche
Date Joined: March 1, 2015
Last Online: February 19, 2017
Birthday: March 7
Country: Canada
My sewing blog (in french, no recent update)
My ATCs (don't peek if I'm sending you something!)

About Me

I live in Quebec, Canada with my husband and our two daughters. I'm a family doctor who loves her job and patients. When I'm not working or spending time with my family, you'll find me in my craft room.

I used to work as an illustrator and character designer for animation and video game studios before going back to school several years ago. I still love drawing cartoon, anime and video game characters.

I'm interested mainly in ATC swaps and tea swaps. Most of my ATCs are hand drawn or painted.

Favorite crafts and hobbies

I enjoy drawing and painting (traditional and digital), sewing, knitting and crocheting, cross stitching, paper crafting, art journaling, sculpting, cooking.

I love writing, reading novels, biographies, manga and comic books, watching anime and playing video games.

I'm interested in learning new languages (I speak French and some English and wish to learn Spanish and Japanese), and in learning about other cultures.

Games, manga/anime and comics

The Zelda, Final Fantasy and Mario series; old console RPGs (like Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Lufia, Paladin's Quest, Illusion of Gaia, etc); Minecraft.

We play classic tabletop RPGs with friends whenever we get a chance. My husband is also a board game fan. His growing board game collection is slowly overtaking the living room.

Anime and TV series: Anything Studio Ghibli, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Attack on Titan, Lain, Pokemon, Bakuman, Naruto, Vampire Princess Miyu, Dirty Pair, Slayers, Sailor Moon, Full Metal Alchemist, Death Note, Bubblegum Crisis, Puella magi madoka magica, One Piece, Daria, Game of Thrones, True Blood. Some funny youtube series like Doraleous & associates.

Comics/Manga: Fables, The Books of Magic, The Sandman, Hellblazer, Avengers, Elektra (Sienkiewicz's), Frank Miller (love the art), Kick Ass, Akira.

Franco-Belgian comics: Donjon, Yoko Tsuno, Thorgal, Blacksad, Freak's Squeele, Sambre, Aya, Le Vagabond des limbes, Sky Doll, Les Passagers du Vent, Les Compagnons du Crépuscule, Le Cycle de Cyann, La Quête de l'oiseau du temps.

ATC wishlist

ATC CHARACTER/THEME WISHLIST (updated July 16 2016):

From Bleach: Ichigo, Aizen, Gin, Ulquiorra, Nnoitra, Tesla, Szayel, Nell, Zaraki, Biakuya, Orihime, Rukia, Rangiku, Toshiro, Unohana, Shinji, Sui Feng

From Naruto: Gaara, Naruto, Sakura, Temari, Kankuro, Kakashi, Sasuke, Itachi, Hidan, Deidara, Sasori, Sakura, Hinata, Neji

From One Piece: Zoro, Robin, Ace, Sanji, Luffy, Nami, Shanks, Rob Lucci, Paulie, Brook, Franky, Trafalgar Law

From Attack on Titan: Levi, Eren, Mikasa, Armin

From Madoka Magica: any of the girls or witches

From Cowboy Bebop: Spike, Faye, Edward

From Fullmetal Alchemist: Edward, Alphonse, Roy, Winri, any of the Homunculi

From Death Note: Light, L, Misa, Near, Mello

From Hotarubi no mori e: Hotaru, Gin

Any Studio Ghibli character

From Fables: Boy Blue, Snow White, Frau Totenkinder, Bigby wolf

From Avengers: Loki, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow

From Hellblazer: John Constantine

From Sandman: any of the Eternals

From The Books of Magic: Tim, Molly, Zatanna, John Constantine, Titania, Auberon, Tamlin, Leah, Lucifer

From Nine Princes in Amber (a novel series by Roger Zelazny): any main character

Others: witches (except for the cartoony/halloween ornament type), siamese cats, pirates, the sea

Zelda - Hyrule Warriors: Link, Zelda, Volga, Sheik, Ghirahim, Cya, adult Midna

The Final Fantasy series: Kain, Cecil, Rydia, Terra, Celes, Locke, Edgar, Sephiroth, Tifa, Edea, Squall, Rinoa, Selphie, Seifer, Lulu, Penelo, Balthier, anything from the first Final Fantasy Tactics (especially Delita)

Themes I'm interested in

The Japanese language, food and culture including but not limited to manga/anime.

Environmental issues, nature and wildlife. All sea life. I don't really have a favorite animal but I like siamese cats, birds, fish, snakes, turtles, iguanas, big cats, foxes and wolves among others.

Health, medicine, life and death, youth and old age, physical and emotional pain and the ways to ease it, hope. There is a huge place in my heart for the elderly, I love learning about their life stories and I think they deserve more respect than they often get in our north american society.

Fairy tales, especially when featuring witches. Mythology (any).

Pirates

Humor, especially the politically incorrect kind. I'm not easily offended.

I wouldn't describe myself as a religious person but I do have a spiritual side. I'm also respectful of other people's beliefs and it's not my style to judge or criticize.

Favorite colors

I like blue and green the most. Neutrals such as black, grey, white or ivory as well as metallics are other favorites. Glitter is good, but I'm not a big fan of neon colors.

Favorite drinks and snacks

I love tea (black, green and herbal), mate tea, coffee, hot chocolate, instant drinks (especially if foreign or unusual). I'm madly in love with Japanese milk tea.

I like chocolate, caramel and other sweet treats, and I enjoy trying specialties from other countries (sweet, salty, spicy, anything as long as it's edible.)

No food allergies nor specific dislikes.

Other things I like

Interesting stamps from your country: I use them for art journaling

Washi tape

Paper, cardstock, envelopes, stationery

Ephemera, used stamps, vintage items

Anything Japanese

Stencils

Rubber or cling stamps

Kawaii stickers and items

Tea, flavored coffee, hot cocoa, instant drinks (I'm addicted to Japanese royal milk tea)...

Things my daughters like

Nature, wildlife

Cats and dogs (we have two cats, a siamese and a tabby)

Pokemon (they're huge fans)

Sailor Moon

One Piece

Zelfs

How to train your dragon

Monster High, Ever After High

Stickers

Kid's craft supplies

They don't speak English yet but they're learning (we speak French at home).

About my swaps

I always try my best to send quality art and items, and I appreciate every ATC and item I get. The thoughts and effort you put into your art are much more important to me than your level of artistic proficiency.

If you haven't received a swap from me or if you don't like what you received, please contact me before rating down. My swap partners matter to me and I'll be happy to send again.

Keep in mind I'm sending from Canada and mail may take more than two weeks to reach your country. Also, there may be a difference between my sent date and the postmark. That's because Canada Post only picks up the mail on weekdays, early in the morning.

When I receive a swap, I usually rate within a day or two. Please don't forget to rate me too. :)

Happy swapping!

Angeled:

@Poftoffel: Avengers ATC series, Hawkeye; (received)

@PortFireFlirt: One Piece ATC and Sailor Moon ATC (received)

Received angels from:

@Urocyonfox: HD/HP OC ATC swap

@Sakubik: HD/HP Planet ATC Venus

Ratings

Metaparadox rated for Dragon Type Pokemon ATC on Aug 26, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Once again I am blown away by your work! Incredible!!!
Metaparadox rated for ABC's of Pokemon: F on Aug 20, 2016
5
rating
Comment: I am in awe of the Flareon you painted! It is stunning!
Poftoffel rated for Private Swap Poftoffel and Blanche on Aug 18, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Oh my.....I am absolutely speechless by the beauty of these cards. The details are endless! If I had to draw Loki's clothes like that, or Dr Dooms tunic, I would have thrown all my drawing stuff in the trash in frustration after five minutes LOL. They're so lifelike....they almost jump of the cards! And you gave my sweetie Gyarados a buddy!! I think the Magikarp is my favorite, if I had to choose, because he is absolutely perfect. I'll put him next to my Magikarp plushie :D And the card you sent the atc's in...I love it so much! Thank you for this wonderful swap!! And I'm very happy if I can bring you a smile during hard times - thank you also for being a friend. All the hearts! <33333333333
Response: Thank you! The Magikarp is my favorite too. It was the most fun to draw for some reason. Maybe because it looks so clueless and funny?
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the Flannery ATC! It was so nice of you to offer to draw one of my favorite characters! She turned out perfect! I love her!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATCs! I love all of them and it was a lovely surprise to find two C ATCs :) It's always a pleasure to swap with you.
wynterflower rated for Anime/Manga Character ATC - D on Jul 5, 2016
5
rating
Comment: lols I recieved it along with the other 2 amazing ATCs! I absolutely love it~ Thanks a millions :D
wynterflower rated for Anime alphabet ACT- M&N on Jun 27, 2016
5
rating
Comment: HOLY COW!!! I LOVEEEEEE GSNK and Mushishi <3 WOW you are so talented!!!!! Thank you soooooooooooooooo much!!!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating! It's my 100th five with heart, and I'm offering an ATC RAK in the forums to celebrate. You're welcome to join if you like my ATCs. :) ETA: By the way, did you receive the Anime character alphabet ATC - letter D swap too? I hope I didn't forget to put it in the envelope!
mags142 rated for HDoP - profile-based ATC #4 - INT on Jun 22, 2016
5
rating
Comment: OH I am so sorry for taking so long to rate :[ Life is so crazy busy, but I am so happy with the ATC you sent me, it is so beautiful! I wish I could give you more hearts! You are so talented thank you for such a beauty!
Response: Thanks for the rating, and don't worry about the delay. I've been very busy too, I understand what it's like.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC - Love it! :)
Sakubik rated for HD/HP Planet ATC *Saturn* on Apr 17, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Not sure why you didn'T like it, I sure do! Thanks so much!!
purpleriho rated for Anime alphabet ACT- K&L on Apr 8, 2016
5
rating
Comment: As per the usual, You are amazing. I'm making my friends super jelly. When I saw your envelope in my mail I instantly got giddy. And you know, I only got giddier when I saw your ATCs. Your are the Leslie Knope of ATCs.
Cabootique rated for RCAS ~ Anime ~ HD/HP on Apr 8, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Wow, this ATC was amazing, you are very talented! I love my Kyubey ATC. Thanks so much! :)
Sakubik rated for VU: I'm a game character! on Mar 31, 2016
5
rating
Comment: As always your postcard is stunning *.* I might hang it up in my room! Thank you so much
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATCs! I really really love them, it's so great to swap with you (⌒▽⌒) Nice to hear you watched Another and liked it, I liked it so much that one of my cats is called Misaki Mei ( ^ω^ )
Nevermore rated for RCAS ~ Video Games ~ HD/HP on Mar 11, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Oh my goodness! This is such an insanely beautiful ATC I'm so lucky! Thank you so much-- it's lovely.
Arhel rated for HDoP - profile-based ATC #3 - INT on Mar 8, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Blanche, thank you SO much for this wonderful Fluorite ATC! It's so nice of you to paint a mineral for me - you made my day! :)
5
rating
Comment: OMG ok. Like... I don't even. THANK YOU. You are SO AWESOME! I really appreciate all the work you put into this swap. I am so honored. Everything is so beautiful. My goodness I am not worthy. Thank you. I'm sending you more atc's in thanks. I can't even. How do you get such delicate lineart?
Response: Hey, the pleasure is all mine! By the way, I was SO glad I sent two cards when I received yours. If you're making me more ATCs, be prepared to receive more too. :D The lineart is done with Col Erase pencils. I couldn't work without them!
5
rating
Comment: Ooooooh these cards are LOVELY! Thank you so much!!! I love the facial expressions, they're absolutely spot on! I'm going to display them on my desk ^_^ Thank you for swapping with me! <3
Response: Thanks! I'm so glad you like them. :)
5
rating
Comment: This is, without competition, the BEST ATC I have EVER received. You are wicked achieved with your watercolour. I love your "frame" style, I love the BabaYaga silhouette in the background (though I did not know that the mortar&pestle will be vertical suchlike :P), I love the skull torch, I totally admire the look in Vasilisa's eyes (I enjoyed the ATC so much more, because I grew upo with my Mom reading to me from an old Hindi copy of "Russian Folk Tales" that she owned, & the setting has a special place in my heart) ... I am amazed at how neat your whole work is! Please teach me your technique! You made my day ... no, my week :)
Response: Thank you so much for the nice comment. I'm glad you like the card, and it's nice that you love Russian tales too! About Baba Yaga's design, I used the classic illustrations by Ivan Bilibin as a model. He depicted Baba Yaga crouching on a very tall and thin mortar. I think his drawings are amazing.
pikkukiinalainen rated for Anime alphabet ACT I + J on Feb 13, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you again for amazing ATCs! I'd love to do a private swap with you, I will send you a message :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 106 7 10
Completed Fives Threes Ones
104 106 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 11 91 0
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Comments

Babsmomof5 on Aug 29, 2016:

Wow! Thank you so much for angeling the HD/HP Fairytale swap for me. Your work is absolutely amazing, definitely one of my favorites, and the best HD/HP ATC I've ever received! Seriously...I just keep staring at it! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

wolfeagle on Jul 25, 2016:

hi

Thank you so much! And Lio too. Very amazing artwork, from both of you.

Poftoffel on Jul 5, 2016:

Poftoffel on Jun 9, 2016:

Hi Blanche! Just checking in to say hello :-) I hope you and your family are doing great and are preparing for summer fun <3

purpleriho on Apr 25, 2016:

muahahaha! Expect more!

urocyonfox on Feb 7, 2016:

I'm glad the atc made it!! I turned it in at the post office where I work (I work at a college) so I always get a little nervous that if the postal monster don't eat it the college postal workers might!

Hit me up any time you want to do a private swap!

sebastian122 on Jan 1, 2016:

Poftoffel on Jan 1, 2016:

Hi Blanche, I read in the FOPS forum that you were having sad holidays...I'm so sorry to hear that. I just wanted to give you my best wishes and I hope this new year will be good to you and your family. Take care!

Poftoffel on Sep 23, 2015:

Hi Blanche! Just wanted to let you know that I have your pocket letter ready...I just need to write the letter. But I've been sick this last week and don't really feel capable of writing something that makes sense so it might be a few days before I send the swap out...but it's 90% ready :-)

fishsteak on Sep 4, 2015:

Just wanted to say that your ATCs are amazing! I've been following you on Flickr and I love seeing the ATCs you create.

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