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CollageCafe04

CollageCafe04
Date Joined: December 2, 2009
Last Online: May 7, 2012
Birthday: January 4
Country: United States
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About Me

SPECIAL NOTE: thank you thank you thank you for thinking of me and being so kind and generous in wanting to send extras... however, I ask that you please not send me anything additional in the swaps... I live in a very small space and have so many supplies of my own that I will in no way ever use them all.... I appreciate the generosity of everyone on Swap-Bot... but please, save yourself the extra postage and rest assured that a swap created and sent thoughtfully and timely is more than enough for me... I don't have to receive extras in order to give you a heart. I have removed my likes/dislikes list to help you with this... grin.

The EXCEPTION would be if you have any cool blogs or websites you really love and would like to share the address ; )

So for now here's me: I'm mom to Baxter, my fur baby shihtzu/poodle/??? mix. Love to travel, have lived abroad and have had the opportunity to visit some wonderful places although there are many many more I want to see.

I have a career I love, which is amazing (I work as a consultant --- the people side of change mgt is my area of expertise) and am lucky that I get to engage the creative side of my brain at work regularly!

Leading a healthy life is important to me... love to cook (I'm vegetarian and it's great introducing my friends to different dishes that are easy, delicious, and nutritious! I actually eat a mostly Vegan diet which means no animal products but I do eat honey! AND I have a huge love of wool so I struggle with the choices at times...) and I lead an active life-style... cycling and walking are passions.

I also try to lead a 'green' lifestyle and continue to try and understand the impact of my choices...and I sometimes struggle with my love of paper products (seriously, I don't think there is such a thing as too much paper) and what it means in terms of harming the environment.... I am trying to make smarter, better choices...

Favorite Books

To give you an idea of what I'm reading at any given time...: I love all kinds of books: crafting books... books to ignite creativity... books to help me explore my life .... help me maintain my health and books that also allow me to escape, especially humorist lit or satirical memoirs.... I also love me some Jane Austen... grin & I read quite a bit for my work, and love those, too! I have not developed an appreciation for poetry.

And am now on the hunt for old books to turn into works of art as well as use in my art/collages

Favorite Crafts

To give you an idea of what I'm currently interested in: Well, as my name might suggest, I love a bit of everything... my life is a collage and the artistic side of me is constantly trying my hand at something... whatever catches my interest... at the moment I've revisited the art of knitting... and now felting... love love love PAPERS... all kinds, textures, making cards, (although I don't do scrapbooking, I think a lot of the same techniques are used to make cards...) and made a very cool journal for my mother for christmas... I love textiles... colors & textures... love hand-crafted items and am working towards building up an Etsy Shop....

Have recently discovered the art of zentangles...am intrigued and want to do and learn more!!!! Oh and ATC swapping.... oh. my. god.............................. lol.... seriously, I AM that ExCitEd!

repurposing/recycling/reusing/ - love-love-love!

Colors & Style

What would you notice if you visited me? I love Green......................... all shades but especially lime green (not neon)........... love blues, especially ice/silver bl ue............... Mmm and chocolate brown.................. and I love a punch of orange as well.... love monochromatic looks (varying shades in the same color palette (sp)... especially white/cream/mocha/caramel as well as stunning contrasts.... have a more abstract and primitive or funky bent versus realism.... have a very eclectic aesthetic and currently the designers are coining the phrase 'transitional' which seems to actually fit me to a 't'.... I don't like 'matchy-matchy' or 'cutesy' or 'country'.... my style is much more contemporary mixed with vintage for a place that feels like home.... On my blog I have pics of my space as I continue to transform it....

Ratings

Annet rated for Zentangled Alphabet R on Dec 7, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Your zentangled R is great, thanks. And I like your handmade card & envelope.
jj9jj rated for Zentangle Q ATC on Nov 5, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the Q and the extras. I especially like the J coin.
Tommie rated for Zentangle Quote on Oct 29, 2010
5
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Comment: got your zen today! thank you! i wonder what happened to the 1st one! the mailman thought it was so beautiful and took it maybe?!?!
Response: So glad the 2nd one made it through no problems...! Thanks for the heart : )
jj9jj rated for Zentangle P ATC on Oct 25, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cool Zen P. I love your fills. Can't wait to try some of them myself!
Response: j- you're one of my fave swap partners... thanks for the love... i think you're getting a 'Q' from me, too.... ; )
iLoveMail rated for Zentangle Round Robin x4 on Oct 7, 2010
5
rating
 
sherartcee rated for Zentangle Round Robin x4 on Sep 24, 2010
5
rating
 
tesscalhoun rated for Zentangle Round Robin x4 on Sep 22, 2010
5
rating
 
Annet rated for Zentangled O ATC on Sep 18, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the zentangled O, I like it. But you made me very happy with the zentangled fabric, it's gorgeous!
livngood rated for Zentangle Quad, 4 ATC's in One on Sep 13, 2010
5
rating
Comment: absolutely gorgeous - thanks so much
Response: I'm glad you liked it... I thought it was challenging... probably one of the more larger tangles I've done ; )
iLoveMail rated for Curves and Lines on Sep 8, 2010
5
rating
Comment: WOW! I really LOVED what you sent!! Thanks so much for the amazing zentangles, and especially all the extras :)) So happy to have you for a partner!
Response: I'm happy you like them... it was fun to send off to you; I'm taking part in one of your swaps (zentangle quote)... can't wait! Thanks for the love.
LauraAust rated for Zentangled N ATC on Sep 7, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks a lot for the zentangle "N"! The zentangle is really great. And, thanks for the inchies for my canvas! It's ok that you didn't make them - I really appreciate them anyway! Thanks again!
Response: thanks for the lovely comments and the heart!
jj9jj rated for Zentangled M ATC on Aug 9, 2010
5
rating
Comment: I love getting your ATCs. They are always beautiful!
jj9jj rated for Zentangled Alphabet - "L" on Jul 19, 2010
5
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Comment: Cool Zen ATC! BTW - I am going to use the quote from your return address label on some ATC sometime. I love it!!!
Response: glad you like the tangle... that quote is one of my faves, too!
EQNex rated for YOGI TEA TAG ATC on Jul 5, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Yay! Your resend ATC finally arrived. Thank you so much for taking the effort to resend. Really appreciate it!
Response: 1st, thanks for letting me know the 1st one didn't find its way to you and allowing me to resend... and 2nd, glad you received the resend and thank you for the heart! ; )
jj9jj rated for Zentangled Alphabet - "K" on Jul 2, 2010
5
rating
Comment: I love your/my Zentangled 'K'. I can't wait to try making one like that - with all the different bubble-like sections. I always think very angular with Zentangles. It will challenge me to do one like this!
Response: I know what you mean... that's why I love swapping zentangles... always intriguing to see everyone's interpretations! thanks for the love.
Manurnakey rated for Zentangle Sampler Round 2 on Jun 30, 2010
5
rating
Comment: I'm sorry I'm rating so late. Thank you so much for the beautiful zentangle patterns.
SamitySam rated for Weathered Art on Jun 16, 2010
5
rating
 
sininjenny rated for Zentangled J ATC on May 29, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks! Love the envelope!
papercaper rated for Salvaged Goods Bookmark on May 27, 2010
5
rating
Comment: I absolutely love the bookmark you made - especially the flattened, stretched wire spring. Junkyard genius. Thanks so much! PS: Thank you so much for the shopping list too. It's so neatly written it looks like a printed font. ;)
Response: I'm thrilled you liked the bookmark... I had a great time pulling together the bits and pieces for it... and loved being able to pass one of my lists along... I am a list maker at heart. ; ) Thanks for the heart.
Tynkerbelle rated for Weathered Art on May 25, 2010
5
rating
Comment: I love abstract art and very cool colors...Framing my new art now yea thanks♥
Response: yay! thank you... thanks for the love...!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 137 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
91 157 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 37 51 0
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Comments

Bucket on May 3, 2010:

Got your zentangle mandala from the zentangle group WTA - thanks!

MichelleZ on Apr 9, 2010:

The swap partners have been assigned for the Creative Journaling Kit. I'm so glad that you've joined. Enjoy putting your kit together & happy swapping! ~MichelleZ

Miditron on Mar 4, 2010:

I created a US version of the Comment a Book swap! Glad to see others were interested, and I hope to see you there !

snifferooski on Feb 3, 2010:

thanks for joining my vegan postcard swap!

Jaelle on Jan 22, 2010:

Hey, thanks for checking out my profile! I like yours too, if you ever want to jazz it up let me know and I'll show you how!

raven on Jan 22, 2010:

Our Goal is a Flaker free group.... Click image....

welcome

.....Welcome and enjoy.......

zilliah on Jan 15, 2010:

Thank you! I had fun too, I'll definitely host another one in a little while! Cheers :)

Schuyler22 on Jan 11, 2010:

Lindy - you are the best! Thanks for getting me involved in this swap...in just a few days I'll be sending off my first one. I'm nervous and excited! YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION! I love love love you! Had to proclaim it here as well! :)

Rubyfreckles on Jan 8, 2010:

thanks so much :) welcome to Swapbot! Actually, a lot of the pics are blurry, and I have been meaning to fix it, but its really time consuming. ...

scalpelplease05 on Dec 14, 2009:

Welcome to Swap-bot!! :)

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