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CARROLL

CARROLL
Date Joined: August 3, 2007
Last Online: January 11, 2019
Birthday: January 24
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an artist/engineer/mom/gardener/recycler/ dumpsterdiver. I make most of my mailart, and collages from dumpster treasures we find around this area. The whole family is seriously into resource rescue, and creative re-use. I love collage, painting, drawing, all colors, architecture, archeology, Asian art and design, nature, animals of all sorts, photography, mailart, book arts, paper arts, printmaking, eraser carving, etc. Check out my garbage art swapbot, postcrossing, and mailart cards on flickr.

Please don't buy anything to send me in a swap...I would prefer to get something you made or found. My artwork is 99% Garbage. I use dumpster treasures ( books, magazines, calendars, etc. ) to make my collages, and to make things I will be sending out. There is a wonderful feeling from saving an old book from the trash, and turning it into an artwork. The path to simple living on this planet...Reduce...Re-use..Recycle.

I would love it, if you made something out of recycled goods too, or send me something you found or made or recycled.

Our Motto #1: The Dumpster will Provide.

Our Motto #2: All things come to those who dive.

Ratings

Poeprincess rated for HMPC: Put a "Book Page" on it on Jul 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, Carroll, for the great PC! I have loved Grimm's fairy tales since I was young. I like the fact it is printed in German. Makes it more mysterious.
marissa477 rated for SMA: Make it like Mandy! on Feb 11, 2017
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Comment: Carroll, I love your postcard. Sending lots of love your way!
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Comment: Such a great swap and wonderful artwork. It was a privilege to be part of it.
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Comment: Love her anemonous body! Thank You!
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Comment: Carroll, I put lobster legs on Mandy's sea creature. This was such a fun collaboration, I will host another one soon, after WAAR???
wittmert rated for SMA: Sender's Choice on Aug 10, 2016
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Comment: Thanks! See you soon.
Angie rated for HCS&I: Swim, Swim, Swim! on Jul 22, 2016
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Comment: Hi Carroll! Thanks for the cool card! It helps put me in the mood for the olympics! I'm impressed you can carve that small. Thanks again!
Eclectonote rated for HCS&I: Swim, Swim, Swim! on Jul 21, 2016
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Comment: I consider myself lucky that you were my swap partner! Thank you for the awesome and serene swimmers making their way along their lanes. Nice carvings on the back along with the undersea postage, too!
MissThundercat rated for SMA: Bike Love(r)! on Jul 20, 2016
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Comment: The resend made it! What a lovely card :) Have fun on your bike trip too
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Comment: Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card in my post box last night! Loved the stamps too!! You ROCKED it, girl! Thank you very much for the hi-lite of my day!! Yes....hot weather on the horizon today!!
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard on Jun 27, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for your nice road trip card! The cancelling machine did the postmark on the wrong site (on the picture site). It fitted so well, I noticed it only on the second look that this wasn't part of the original design. That's real art trough mail. :) Have fun with your vacation trip!
bigmamabird rated for SMA - Transparency Layers on Jun 15, 2016
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Comment: Your lovely card arrived yesterday as the stormy weather finally left and we all spent our time outside! i remember those full page illustration stamps of the different environments, loved them! So sad to give up your garden...xeriscaping may be in your future.
Response: The veggie beds are empty but the pots are full of succulents. Something I can successfully grow!
marissa477 rated for Bike Love! on May 26, 2016
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Comment: Love the postcard, thank you! Did you carve the bike?
Response: All the bike stamps are commercial one. I just can't make those tiny spokes look right!
GinaVisione rated for Bike Love! on May 26, 2016
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Comment: OMG, C, SO Cool! Luscious colors, looks like it was fun. Fabric pens?! I need to get out more :D
Response: Freshly bought silk paints, and dumpster-found Marvy fabric markers. A partial set with brush tip, or chisel tip. It helped my sloppy resist drawing skills! Glad you liked the silk bike PC.
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Comment: Wow, this swap deserves 5 stars! I love all the different papers and stamps that you used for this one! Believe it or not, there was not one postage stamp on the reverse of this card!! I can see where the stamps were, but there wasn't one on the card. Weird huh? The stamps that you made of your daughter and yourself with your kitties are fantastic! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
FarStarr rated for SMA: Monkey Mail on Feb 6, 2016
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Comment: You always amaze me! Your monkey is awesome. Did you ever see the piece about these monkeys teaching themselves how to dive underwater?...and I love that water flea.. :P Thank you!
luluvision rated for Year of the Monkey on Feb 4, 2016
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Comment: Carroll, LOVE LOVE LOVE your mail art! It's absolutely stunning! I've never attempted a 2 plate carving before. So all the black ink is part of 1 plate? It's beautiful!! (Ok, just came back to say that I checked your Flickr so now have an answer to my question!)
Response: Glad you liked my monkey relief print. Black and blue makes him look less happy, tho....
marissa477 rated for SMA: Monkey Mail on Feb 4, 2016
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Comment: Carroll, your designs always blow me away!
wittmert rated for SMA Blind PC Swap on Jan 22, 2016
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Comment: Good thing you protected the counter!
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Comment: Hey Carroll, Thanks so much for this beauty of a PC! Where did you ever find Alaska Statehood Stamps??? I love that you used a "failed" piece to make this lovely one! We have been having warm temps, with high winds and seas. Not a good time to be out one the ocean! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad you liked the postcard. For any vintage USPS stamps, check out Ebay!

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Comments

carmen on Apr 15, 2016:

Carroll, so good to see you here. Hoping all is well.

jukejan on Feb 25, 2016:

Everybody's got something to hide, 'cept me an my monkey! Just put him front & center on the fridge. Sorry my comment is so late. j

bjmonroe on Feb 20, 2015:

Good morning

IdlersDesign on Feb 5, 2015:

Yay, I received your really pretty card today; thank you!

carmen on Jan 24, 2013:

Hey Carroll! How are things? I was just thinking about you and your lovely family. Hugs!

FarStarr on Jan 24, 2013:

Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! Check your mailbox, Dear Carroll.... Happy Birthday to you!

misscorbeau on Oct 30, 2012:

I LOVE your mottos!

Bedazzle on Feb 21, 2012:

Hi Carroll,

I received a lovely unexpected mail art postcard from you today.

Thank you so much, I really love it and appreciate your kind thoughts.

Angie on Nov 19, 2011:

Love your motto!

Bedazzle on Oct 25, 2011:

Hi, Just wanted to let you know there is a new group called "Mail Art" that I thought you might like to join

http://www.swap-bot.com/group/4b3f652c6ef5eeea0aaabfa403ee29e0/about

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