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LauraKate

LauraKate
Date Joined: August 27, 2012
Last Online: January 27, 2015
Birthday: August 7, 1975
Country: United States

About Me

Aloha! I am a new Mom that is settling into a "stay at home" lifestyle after working in the ecology field studying primarily pollination and invasive species. Most recently I cared for my grandfather full time so he could remain at home. It was a humbling~beautiful honor. A few weeks after his passing, my husband got a job offer on the island of Kauai and 6 months later we learned we were expecting our long awaited first child. I plan on returning to Grad School in 2015 to become an Occupational Therapist, specializing in dementia. I'm also very interested in using art and nature therapy in my practice.

Favorite Crafts

I am obsessed with every kind of paper art, and crochet. I'm famous among my family and friends for my homemade cards.

What I Like

I love color! That said, sometimes nothing compliments beautiful color more than black and white. I am very inspired by nature and organic shapes. I'm a sucker for stencils and print making. Up-cycling is the best thing ever. I'm environmentally minded in general. I don't mind imperfect lines, being able to tell a person made something instead of a machine is always beautiful! I love using hand thrown pottery, although I've never been able to make it myself. I LOVE collecting images. Scissors and a magazine is like meditating for me. I also love the aesthetic of mixed media. Antiqued to futuristic... I'll love to receive anything someone took the time to make!

Dislikes

PLEASE do not send glitter or confetti, or anything that might get all over. Even glued down glitter... it always seems to come off. I have a very active little baby at home, and don't want him eating it off the carpet ;)

I'm not a big sports fan, don't get into Hello Kitty or overly cutesy, kitten on a doily, goose with a bow around it's neck kind of stuff. Don't care for military themes, or being grossed out. However, darker themes are just fine!

But truly, any handmade creation will be appreciated!

Special Requests

IF you happen to have a few extra protective sleeves for ATC's... I'd be so grateful to have them! There is no place on island to get them, and shipping costs literally 10 times the amount of the sleeves themselves if I were to order them online. Also, interesting paper scraps are always welcome for my collages! Many thanks!

Ratings

cabernetcontessa rated for All White ATC Swap on Nov 19, 2012
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ladylouie rated for Zentangle Pattern Series: N on Nov 2, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the great zentanlge N atc. So sorry for the late rating.
angdrumm rated for Zentangle Pattern Series: N on Oct 29, 2012
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Cesaria rated for ATC Flower Series #21: Crocus on Oct 20, 2012
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Comment: The ATC you made me was beautiful and I really liked the extras you sent along. Thank you very much!
Wenturner71 rated for ATC Flower Series #21: Crocus on Oct 18, 2012
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Comment: Beautiful work! Thank you so much! I hope we can be partners again soon.
shellee627 rated for Zendala Dare B - #1 on Oct 10, 2012
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Comment: Beautiful!
limonka rated for Book page & a stamp ATC swap on Oct 8, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for wonderful ATC, I love it! Extras are great, too. :)
qbee rated for ATC Flower Series #20: Water Lily on Sep 30, 2012
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Comment: Thank you it's beautiful. Debbie
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Comment: Beautiful! Thank you so much for the lovely ATC and letter!
rosedzi rated for Zentangle "I" ATC on Sep 28, 2012
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate! Amazing I and amazing background! Awesome work!!! Thanks so very much!!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC. What I especially like is how you put words describing libra-person. And thank you for the book-pages - gonna use them for some ATCs. So far I just had books in german, but now I can actually use the text in the piece.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the rating and I am glad you can use the book pages... I'm sure they will become something wonderful!
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Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely zentangle.
Response: You're very welcome! Glad it made it half way across the world so quickly! Thank you for the nice rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the very pretty zentangle ATC. I love doing them as well, no two are ever alike!
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you like it and thank you for the nice rating!
milkiss rated for Tell about a time when (email swap) on Sep 24, 2012
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Comment: thanks! i enjoyed reading! :-)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating :)
lsmahutchin rated for Zentangled Alphabet Letter "J" on Sep 24, 2012
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Comment: Yes - great name! And an AWESOME tangle! I think it's my favorite yet! Much more worthwhile than cleaning the kitchen! LOL! Thanks!
Response: Yea!!! I'm a new "tangler", so your compliment means a lot to me... Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and give such a nice rating. :)
LindaTemple rated for Speedy Trade ATC (7) - USA on Sep 24, 2012
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Comment: LOVE love LOVE your ATC. Very Hawaain too. Also love how you decorated the outside of the envelope.
Response: What a nice response! So glad you love it :) Thank you so much for the nice rating and heart!
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Response: Thank you for the rating!
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Comment: I appreciate reading your stories.
Response: Thank you for the rating!
sostenson rated for Twinchies senders choice on Sep 19, 2012
5
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Comment: Beautiful! Thank you!
Response: Glad you like them, and thank you for the nice rating! :)
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Response: Thank you for the rating!

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Comments

deecraft on Sep 10, 2012:

The Hawaii ATC that you sent was gorgeous !!! This is the second one, and I loved the first one. Thanks so much again and hope to swap with you again in the future !!!

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