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Etoile

Etoile
Date Joined: April 24, 2010
Last Online: August 20, 2017

Country: United States
My Website

About Me

I'm an artist specializing in drawing, acrylics, watercolor, and oil. I love color, color, color and vibrancy. The more colors I can squeeze in a single composition, the better.

I'm a public school art teacher (glorified babysitter/lion tamer). I'm moving towards becoming a full-time artist, so that I can spend my days creating art and exploring questions.

I've been bitten by the ATC/swapping bug, and I love to trade. If you want to do a private swap, feel free to send a PM.

I Like . . .

Handmade or decorative paper, Japanese paper, African themes, Asian themes, Faces, Paper or fabric with prints, African-American themes, Hand-drawn or hand-painted ATC's, Sticker sheets, Sheet music, Pages from books with text, Birds/Nature themes, Lavender and/or purple, Maps, Collages, Photo transfers

I Dislike . . .

Too many stickers with not enough art, collages just from newspaper or magazines

I Can Offer . . .

Handmade paper, Japanese paper, Decorative Paper, Handmade books, African American themes, used stamps, stickers, scrapbook accessories, ephemera, art with paint or markers or pens etc., bottle caps

If you're interested in any of this stuff, PM me and we'll set up a trade!

Favorite Artists

Alphonse Mucha, Henri Matisee, Margaret Bowland, Brenda Joysmith, James Van der Zee, Iona Rozeal Brown, Monica Cook, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Lorna Simpson, Renee Cox, Mequitta Ahuja, Nandipha Mntambo, Arthur de Pins, Sylvia Walker

Favorite Television

The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Project Runway, Work of Art, America's Next Top Model, Sell This House, Chopped, Bizarre Foods, Mythbusters

Favorite Movies

Gladiator. I heart Russell Crowe. I heart Russell Crowe in Roman gear.

The Incredibles. Incredible story, animation, humor.

Up in the Air. I heart George Clooney, a good supporting cast and a good script. I read the book too. I liked the movie better because the character was more developed. Clooney was good in Michael Clayton, too

Burn After Reading & Fargo. Dark Cohen brothers humor.

Coming to America. The funniest movie ever made. Soul Glo commercial, falling down the steps, and endless sight gags.

The Woodsman. Perfect thematic execution. It's about a man re-entering society after serving time for a shameful crime. It doesn't have a neat ending, but the movie was brave for telling his story.

Favorite Books

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi. This book is a narrative of an entire German town during WWII. Beautifully written. The main story is about a misfit dwarf growing up the town.

Out by Natsuo Kirino. It's a contemporary suspense novel about a group of Japanese women who become involved in a brutal murder of a husband and then an elaborate cover up. It was a nail biter about people we normally don't associate with murder.

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. This is a classic fable that explains the identity crisis of a black child in a hostile world. When I first read the book, I thought the story was simple. Each time I read it, I find a new nuance or symbol.

Ratings

KatlynAva rated for Ephemera Envelope: July -USA- on Aug 12, 2017
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Comment: Please make sure you write the swap name inside the envelope, along with your swap-bot user name so you can be rated easier.
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Wildchild rated for ATC Butterfly Theme on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC
dardarbinx rated for Unicorn atc on Jul 11, 2017
5
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Comment: I LOVE the unicorn ATC thank you
Magenta3 rated for Atc with a heart on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Really liked the anatomical heart! Also, thanks for the extra papers.
debbee2014 rated for March Paper Swap on Mar 19, 2015
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Comment: You sent some nice papers. I like all the gold and silver highlights on them. Thank you
hiimtm rated for January Paper Swap on Feb 22, 2015
5
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Comment: I did not realize I didn't rate! Thank you for the awesome selection!
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Comment: Hello Brina, I appreciate you allowing me to get my rating done. Thank you so much for the excellent piece of art you created. It will be a great addition to my Alphabet Artist Series. Barb sleepingrover2010
stevado rated for Black and white ATC on Dec 31, 2014
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Comment: I like your ATC's, thank you!
tigermousecat rated for Bike ATC on Dec 19, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you! Interesting take on it.
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Comment: Thank you so much for your Stella ATC and all those extras!
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Comment: I don't watch mad men but this is a really nice representation of a Rothko..i especially like the subtlety that he also achieved in his work at times...I have grown to like and appreciate his work and I think you for this and the extra papers
ARTG33K74 rated for Famous Artist - Matisse on Nov 21, 2014
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Comment: This is an amazing painted ATC. ♥_♥ Thank you, Star!
phylvo rated for HUGE ATC SWAP #15 USA Only on Nov 20, 2014
5
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Comment: What a great swap! The ATC's are really unique and varied. I like the dictionary page. Happy Swapping!
SamiE rated for Postage Stamp ATC Series #1: Flowers on Oct 31, 2014
5
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Comment: Thanks for the delightful ATC and for all the cute extras.
Hoosfoos rated for Fantasy ATC on Aug 15, 2014
5
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Comment: Hooray, I received your envelope today! Thank you for the resend. The ATC's will be great in my collection and The extra's were lovely. :D
normanna56 rated for Coffee Cup Themed ATC on Apr 22, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for my lovely hand drawn and coloured atc
d7edwards rated for Watercolor ATC on Apr 10, 2014
5
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Comment: Loved your ATC and the extras. Thank you so much!
ina rated for Mega ATC Swap on Mar 31, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for your lovel ATC's and extras.
milla444 rated for My Little Pony ATC swap #1 on Mar 30, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you^^

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 89 3 3
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Comments

ARTG33K74 on Nov 7, 2014:

Hi Star, Let me know if you want to do a private ATC swap. I also can throw in a laser cut acrylic ATC tracing tool I made. They are really helpful.

NicHahn on Jul 3, 2011:

I just invited you to be a member of Classroom ATC. Have you ever thought it would be fun to have you kids trade art with other students from around the world. I'm an art teacher from Minnesota, USA and I want to do a ATC trade with other art teachers so we can have a professional conversation to see if Swap-bot might assist in Classroom ATC Trades. Join our swap and group if you want to learn more.

Nic Hahn Minimatisse.blogspot.com

raven on Jun 15, 2010:

Welocme and click to visit group..

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akmoose68 on Jun 4, 2010:

Brina - I just wanted to let you know the little squirrel you drew is my favorite ATC I've received and I will take very good care of him and show him off to everyone because I know they will love him too! Thanks again. ♥

OlDonut on May 18, 2010:

HeyHey Friend I'm so glad to see you here, now your mailbox will be like Christmas!

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