Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2019 6:28 am


Date Joined: April 24, 2010
Last Online: December 22, 2018

Country: United States
My Website

About Me

I'm an artist specializing in pen & ink, acrylics, watercolor. 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 about the work.

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 Matisse, 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, Joshua Mays

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Project Runway, Westworld, Mad Men, Sex and the City, Chopped, Judge Judy, Anthony Bourdain

Favorite Movies

Black Panther. Wakanda Foreva!

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.

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.


Comment: Thanks for the awesome paper goodies!!!
dejay26 rated for Polka dot ATC! on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for taking the time to paint this ATC for me - Purples - yum. Love the extras too.
RiverTopanga rated for ATC Fabric Scraps on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: HI Brina! Thank you for fabric ATC. Nice use of your black and white fabric scraps :-) Thank you also for the extra fabric scraps :-)
CraftyChristina rated for ATC Fabric Scraps on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Beautiful fabric ATC! Thank you for the pretty fabric scraps too
chimerix rated for ATC Cleanout #12 (USA) on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much. It was so great to get several hand painted cards that you made and the techniques I may be able to try soon! And the other cards and the extras! JFYI - Was slightly light on postage, not a big deal for me, but just so you know and extra stamp for this thick of envelope. Aloha, chimerix.
Response: Thanks! I took it to the post office to mail, I’ll just add an extra stamp next time
Martha rated for Scrap Fabric Exchange #2 on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the fabric !!! And the extras !!! This was a fun swap !!!
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies you sent! You made my day! :)
GinaCV rated for ATC Backgrounds only #3 on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: I love the way your backgrounds turned out! This was a fun technique-thank you for the extras!
snailmailnaomi rated for Quick- blind- tea & goodies on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: thank you for the tea, i loved it! And the goodies were cute too!
supersquirrel rated for ATC Backgrounds only #3 on Sep 23, 2018
Comment: What fantastic backgrounds. Love all the textured papers you used. Thank you!
splendorpursuit rated for ATC Backgrounds only #3 on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: OMG, did you STITCH your background?! That’s amazing and not a detail I would have thought of to use as a background. Thank you — I’ll put these to good use, and hopefully soon. :)
Response: I bought the stitched paper that way, wish I did stitch it . . . thanks!
debbee2014 rated for ATC Backgrounds only #3 on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Love the way you attached all the cards. They are really pretty, You used so many different colors and textures. Thank you.
Kenzie2806 rated for Quick- blind- tea & goodies on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for my tea bags and lovely items! They’re great!
cmmaldonado rated for Stuff the Box Ephemera Swap 📦 on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Full of great useful things! Thanks a bunch!
madidactle rated for Washi Swap - Newbie Friendly on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Awwww, thank you so much, Brina! The washi is beautiful and thank you for that stationary goodies!
heatherknits rated for Paper Swap on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the paper and goodies!! Really fun selections!
swamplover rated for ATC Cleanout #5 (USA) on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for a great bunch of ATCs. I can't believe it a month to get from Georgia to Tennessee!!!! Just WOW!
catlingmex rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! March. on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: An envelope of miscellaneous bounty. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for your creation!
Cinnamingirl rated for Washi Sample Swap on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute papers and washi!

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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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