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Noel

Noel
Date Joined: June 21, 2013
Last Online: August 30, 2017
Birthday: March 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, this is Noel and I have just gone through a painful divorce which is why I have not been able to be active this year till now. I have moved into my own little home sweet home with my black cat ;Fuerta. Looking forward to sharing art and life with all of you.

Day to Day

I retired as project manager for a fresh water marsh.. water in the desert is very special. My team and I worked to enhance and restore this beautiful place called Las Lagunas de Anza which is home to more than 200 species of nesting and migrating birds. Local school children come often to learn about wildlife, birds and history... as this wetland is also the first campsite in the US of the Anza Trail. When time permits, I enjoy being at my art desk surrounded by papers, pastels, paints, old books and vintage music.. so inspiring. I especially enjoy working with mixed media and encaustic and have recently joined some local art centers so that I can learn more and be involved.

Favorite Music

As i grew up in high school in the mid 70's I'm still a rocker girl.. I love southern rock, classic rock, and blues. Also partial to classical, some country, gospel ( although I'm not black, I grew up in an all black church in the inner city and sang for years in a group called the Shalom Singers), and ballads and I adore Spanish guitar!

What's Important?

you are. each of us.. unique and wonderful. I am a believer that no matter our race, color, choice of whom we choose to love, religion... or not.. that each of us is deserving of kindness, love, equality in every way.

I love an afternoon rain, morning coffee, hearing the ocean, an occasional glass of pino grigio, Mexican mole, Indian curry, Vietnamese spring rolls...most ethnic foods. I'm not so fond of cutsey things although I can appreciate anothers enjoyment of them.. I prefer natural and earthy with a splash of fun and sunshine.

I like...

dreamy colors.. like blues and sunsets, silvers and golds... sometimes sparkly and misty. I think art with layers and textures ... mixed media is wonderful. playful and fun bring a smile too. not so fond of cartooney, goth, somber, or skulls, etc. Vintage is high on my list and I love love love words, literature, poetry, song lyrics.. anything written especially if it has notes of wisdom, love, gratefulness, inclusiveness...

Years ago I had the good fortune to take classes from a master paper maker and have loved making and aquiring handmade paper ever since.. incorporating it into handmade books, cards, encaustic work, envelopes etc. Its hard as you know to find time but its so so so satisfying!

now that I have been on here for awhile, I realize that sometimes its helpful to be more specific.. so... I love cats, dogs, and bunnies. and really all animals. I'm in love with the beach, the sea and all things ocean/seaside related. I love nature, wild animals, flowers, ferns, leaves, trees. I garden both flowers and vegies and enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.

my crafty loves include washi tape, old books that I can use for collage, ribbons and ephemera, charms, nice stickers, brads, buttons, textiles, antiques papers, vintage postcards, handmade paper, note cards, handmade envies, .... everything is so much fun to discover and try.

But... all that said... I love to experience the fresh ideas of others!! so please share what is you. Looking forward to "getting to know you"!

mailing & rating

I will never flake..just couldn't do that...if you don't receive my swap..please PM me so that I can make it right for you. This experience is such a gift and I am grateful to be here and meet you in this artistic and cultural way.

I love to give hearts.. after a busy day with your job, your children/family and all that is going on and you still make time to send something special to another.. such kindness is rare and it's fun for me to recognize that.

Regarding "extras" I think I'm with so many others when I say that I send them for fun.. a little gift.. I enjoy reading your profiles and if I have something on hand I think you might enjoy... I'll toss it in.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you very much for the tea and the little letter that you sent me, I sincerely wish you good luck in your new way ... life can always be better with a view to the sea and with a cat at your side ... greetings from Chile!
DaisyNY rated for HMPC: Put a "Napkin" on it on Sep 4, 2017
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Comment: I love both the napkin and the card that you made with it.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful yellow encaustic PC.
Lila84 rated for Stenciled on Aug 30, 2017
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Comment: Very uniquely done; thank you!
GinaVisione rated for HMPC: Put a "Cat" on it on Aug 28, 2017
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Comment: What a gorgeous collection of worldly stamps! And love the color-coordinated grid too. Thanks for wonderful HappyMail!
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: Mail Art - July 2017 on Aug 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard! I love how the colors blend and I love the softness. The postage stamps are awesome, too!
marymary914 rated for HMPC: Put a "Book Page" on it on Jul 30, 2017
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Comment: Lovely postcard!! thanks so much!!
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Comment: Thank you! Van Gogh is one of my big loves so this will go into my art journal :-)
Candace rated for WIYM: ART POSTCARD - JULY 2017 on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for using owl stamps!!
sunshinesuperman rated for USA-Hearts PC-July on Jul 14, 2017
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Comment: This is such an awesome piece of art work, I love it. Thank you for such a special piece. Hugs, Mona
RockyBeach rated for White and Blue Mail Art on Nov 9, 2016
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Comment: Great card, thank you! I love to look at it. Was that nautilus printed or did you do that?
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Comment: Thank you! What an interesting card.
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: Mail Art - October 2016 on Nov 2, 2016
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Comment: Thanks so much for the blue postcard! :)
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Comment: Very cool PC! Love the colors too. I would really like to try encaustics. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you Noel for the Buddha postcard. Yip - you have indeed written to me before! A long time ago ... we were partners lots ... Have a great day.
cynaemon rated for ABES: Altered Minibook on Oct 14, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the cute little book.
Response: Thanks, it was a lot of work.
bbsporty rated for Put a "Cat" on it on Oct 6, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard! I love the background on it!
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Comment: Thanks! I love encaustics.
keyasa rated for Find the PostCard - Cat(s) on Oct 4, 2016
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Comment: thank you for this wonderful postcard <3

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Comments

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

rngstgstll on Sep 15, 2016:

stamp

Welcome to ZMACS!

RyeRye on Sep 4, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Trader1244 on Mar 24, 2016:

Sorry I am a day behind but still wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday

Ann

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2015:

mc

MissPaula on Dec 22, 2015:

Just a Thanks again for the beautiful Snowy encaustic! ♥ I love the texture, really lovely piece of Art! Happy Holidays! = )

ContraryHousewife on Oct 26, 2015:

Happy Halloween

AmookIslandCreations on Sep 16, 2015:

Hi Noel, I'm just checking in to see how you are doing with your move to Florida. Hopefully all went well with traveling with your animals! Happy settling into your new environment! Hugs from Alaska. Sherry

Darida on Jul 23, 2015:

HI Noel please let me know if it is ok to send cc handmade postcard for my swap in envelope rather then naked.... thanks

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