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Date Joined: June 28, 2011
Last Online: February 25, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

I came across this wicked cool site while researching altered books and making recycled paper. I love to see what other people create, it just fascinates me, kind of looking at photo albums of people you dont know. You learn alot about what makes people tick.

Ever since I was really small, I used to love to draw and doodle, even though i still am not very good at it. I have been doing "Zentangles" even before I knew what one was. Have you ever been in a conversation on the phone and when you hang up the phone you look at the paper you were doodling on? and you say...."When did I draw this?" Drawing just puts you in that zone.

I love to digitally alter photos into funny pics...It got to the point where nobody wants me to photograph them because they are afraid of what I will do with their pic. :)

My interest in Art and Crafts is probably genetic... my mother loves to press flowers, make wedding invitations, paint,etc...

one of my earliest memories of my mother's crafts, she would collect Mrs. Butterworh bottles, soak them pull labels off, and make fabric aprons for them and make little wide brimmed straw hats with tiny flowers on them and then she would paint their faces. She made some look African-American, some white complexion, some would even be painted to look asian. Then she would give them as gifts.

I think there is art in EVERYTHING, we just need to pull it out and serve it up!

Favorite Music

I grew up listening to Metalica, Pearl Jam, the Beatles, I even listened to my folks Hank Williams tapes... My taste in music varies. But until I was about 25 years old, you generally could not get me to listen to country music...Til I was on a construction crew in NYC, and that's ALL they would listen to...after a while i noticed i was singin' along with them while working. Fast forward 15 years later to today, and I would say that about 85% of what I listen to regularly is country. I was converted way back when Garth and Shania were the super-stars.

I really don't have any dislikes in music...I even enjoy loud Latino music once in a while. If I had to say i didn't like something, I would say I don't like rap that is vulgar.

I love Live Music,...concerts are great, but I prefer going into Boston and seeing live bands in a club or bar...I just like the atmosphere of smaller venues. Landsdowne Street is AWESOME!!!

Favorite Television

My wife and I love to watch "The Next Food Network Star", just about every show on the Food Network, thanks to Tivo

I have seen just about every episode of "Law and Order" (Every flavor: SVU, Criminal Intent etc)

I also love True TV...forensic files and shows like that. recently we have been watching: Unforgettable, Covert Affairs, and Body of Proof.

Favorite Crafts

I took some courses in lampwork bead making...pretty fun, but you need space for a studio for this type of hobby, and special permits to have propane inside for torches etc...so I never really went further than a couple of multi day courses.

I enjoy making jewelry, but before I can give any away, my wife usually claims them. Haven't made any in a while...usually just repairing jewelry for people lately.

I really like making hand bound books from scratch...that is why i am starting to make my own paper. So far, my paper is more like card stock than sheets of paper. hopefully I will be able to learn to make sheets thin and strong eneough to bind.

Another craft that i LOVE (which many here probably do not consider a craft,) is home brewing...have not done that in a few years, ....boiling the wort makes the house smell like a jar of wheat germ for days.

And I like to do woodworking, I just don't have a shop anymore since i moved about 5 years ago and sold off all my tools and equipment.

some other things about me...

I do not care for knitting, sewing, floral arranging, etc. ( to clarify, I don't care to "Do" these types of things...I do not mind receiving these items, I know alot of work and detail goes into these types of crafts and i can appreciate the time it takes to do something you like)

Things I am not interested in receiving are Religious items or anything to do with the occult.

I really like to alter items and make them interesting. I think altered Barbies is very interesting, there are some really strange ones out there. I think when i finally decide to host a swap, i think i will do an altered Barbie swap.


I have been doing alot of surfing on the subject of upcycling... there are so many options...too many cool things to do. I am in the crafty recyclers group so i was looking online for ideas, and usually just loose track of time because there are SO MANY sites on the subject of upcycling.

Also, I like to receive any little things to make atc's with, also,springs, small gears, sprockets,resistors, capacitors, LEDs etc thinks to make little sculptures and robots with. steampunk is another interesting thing i like to play around with


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Rita rated for Thrifting for....a bird on May 15, 2012
Comment: Really nice! Thanks! I need to send mine soon, lol
Response: thanks for the heart, enjoy -B
CoffeePotPeople rated for Zentangle N ATC on Jan 16, 2012
Comment: Just realized I hadn't rated you, after all this time! That's really lame of me, since I fell in love with the Bubble pattern you used, and have been using it ever since. Thanks for another great Zentangle!
Response: im glad you like it, thanks for the heart
mrsdutton rated for December Chunky House on Dec 20, 2011
Comment: I loved your house Brian. Simply and elegant! Thank you!
Response: thanks
Chic rated for 100,000! on Dec 6, 2011
Comment: Hehe, thanks for the funny cards
Response: i'm glad you liked them, take care
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! ^^ It is quite cold these days so I want to go where you said~
Response: thankyou for the rating...keep warm!
Jillgill rated for Zentangle M ATC on Nov 22, 2011
Comment: Great Job and zentangle!! Thanks jIll
Response: thanks!
Miander rated for Zentangled H ATC on Sep 30, 2011
Comment: I love how my 'H' fills the whole frame. The fence, web and brick patterns are new to me and I really like how you used them. Also, the purple wash is divine. Thanks so much!
Response: I'm really happy you like it...it was fun to make. Thanks for the rating and the heart. Take care
Elaine47 rated for Zentangled G ATC on Sep 22, 2011
Comment: Bynnie, I loved my G zentangle...thank you so much...was a delight to open the envelope tonight.
Response: you're welcome I am happy you liked it. Thanks for the heart too
annieroonie rated for Zentangled F ATC on Sep 17, 2011
Comment: Thanks Brian for the beautiful tangled F! Well done! Lovely painted art paper. Cool slipcover - wherever did you find that?
Response: i am glad you like the zentangle, and thankyou for the rating with the heart.
st8ceyw8 rated for Zentangled Alphabet ATC-Make Up on Sep 7, 2011
Response: Thankyou for the rating and the heart!
carterj rated for QUICK ATC swap #35 on Aug 30, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the "Green and Yellow Garden" ATC. I love the paper you did it on and I have never sceen a cover like that. I really liked it!
Response: You're welcome...I'm glad you like it.thanks for the heart and rating.
babynavyblue rated for Zentangle E ATC on Aug 29, 2011
Comment: Great card!! Thank you so much!
Response: you're welcome
Mareree10 rated for Mail Art Surprise series #1 on Aug 23, 2011
Comment: Thank you, what lovely papers. Nice surprise.
Response: I am happy you like them,...This is the type of paper I use in some of my book binding :) Thanyou for the heart
Cosima rated for QUICK ATC swap #33 on Aug 22, 2011
Comment: what a lovely idea and beautiful outcome. thanks a lot for this atc. It is one of my favorites! I see if I can find photos of my house and garden. But you will be disappointed ...
Response: Thanks very much for the rating, and the heart...I am happy you like it...one of your favorites?...really...wow thanks,that is a compliment, because the ones I see on your website are really great. Thanks!
LindaD rated for Zentangle D ATC on Aug 20, 2011
Comment: Beautifully drawn D - thank you.
Response: thanks for the heart...glad you like it.
magnyette rated for 2011 Postcard swap #8 - August on Aug 16, 2011
Comment: Thanks for this postcard, i like it, and for the little boy you drew. Is it your face ;)
Response: I am happy you like it...I sometimes put "my face" with my signature...so yes it is supposed to be me....been doing that for many years, since I was in elementary school. :) and thankyou for the heart
jhayton2011 rated for QUICK ATC swap #32 on Aug 16, 2011
Comment: thanks for a great ATC. It made me smile!!
Response: you're welcome
imneverbored rated for Zentangled C ATC on Aug 13, 2011
Comment: What a beautiful C! I was so pleased to receive it. Thanks!
Response: glad you like it, and thanks for the heart.
evieroz rated for ~Senders Choice Postcard Swap~ on Aug 7, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the postcard Brian. You do know that you can use a 29 cent stamp on U.S. pcards, don't you?
Response: thanks for the rating
Laynie rated for ~Senders Choice Postcard Swap~ on Aug 5, 2011
Comment: Ha! That's the only kind of Opera I'd go and see. One where I could just change the channel:-) Thank's for the PC! Happy Swapping!!!
Response: thanks for rating

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