Date Joined: March 22, 2009
Last Online: June 6, 2020
Birthday: September 20, 1981
Country: United States
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I'm an artist/ educator, I have been teaching visual art s to middle schoolers for 15 years.
I am getting back into swapping after taking a break. Life has settled back down and I miss this hobby. I love art and good design. I'm a quiet person, but I'm up for most adventures.
My husband and I enjoy watching soccer and our weekly shows together. We have a furkid Louie, who is spoiled rotten and insists on sitting between us. He an old little yorkie poo (14).
I grew up an army brat and lived in Alabama, Korea ,Missouri, Texas, and now live in Georgia. Even though I am very patriotic I really love things that are from other countries and cultures.
I never go anywhere without my headphones. I will turn around for them. I love new music and stay on the search for something new to listen to. I'm also an information junkie so I have to have my podcasts. Something new for me may be whats old but hey its new to me.
Current busy Pandora stations: Alabama Shakes, Leon Bridges, Sea and Cake, Sylvan Esso, and Violent Femmes (for working out)
Top podcast: Death Sex and Money, Sporkful, History Chicks
My personal work is currently a lot of strange animals, happy dogs, cranky birds, and gangsta geese. In the past my work explored a lot of natural organic forms and the figure. They still creep in from time to time. I like to work in layers to build up textures and colors.
I am a painter. I used to be faithful to acrylics, but I fell in love with watercolors last year. I would say I'm more of a multi media artist now.
I get the itch to work on my quilts very often. Sewing is my meditation. Quilting gives my the opportunity to play with the colors and patterns of fabric. It's super satisfying.
Every summer I try to learn something new. This summer it's metal jewelry.
ATC's are my creative force and they have inspired some of my larger works. Yay!! Its hard not being in the art world sometimes. I like receiving ATC's that are clever and well made. Its like Christmas everytime I open my mailbox. I hate receiveing ATC's that look like nobody loved on them a little before sending it out. Thanks so much in advance those of you who spend time on each ATC you make. Check out my Flickr to see ATC's that I've sent out.
I don't have a favorite color, b/c I think every color has a purpose. Yet if I have to choose the color of a thing, I choose oranges, purples, and grays.
I'm not so much a fan of things that are overly pink though.
My work mainly is an exploration of forms and shapes, I like human forms, animals, textures, stitches, blended colors, and emotions.
Patterns are awesome! So there will probably be some patterns on the work you get from me.
Overall, I can't say I'm too hard to please, little things make me happy. I'd like to receive what ever you think is a special gift from you. I love, like, or get tickled by: textures contrasting colors patterns silver hand drawn stuff well composed collages stars fish orange different papers layers
I would love to receive: water colored papers colored pencils punched out circles punched out stars papers stamped with your best stamps music sheets pages from books that are not in English gel pens of various colors
Things that are holiday themed especially all the overly cute and cheery ATC's that show up around Valentines and Christmas. I don't mean to be such a scrooge about it but I really just don't enjoy receiveing those ATC's, I want ART!!! I don't sign up for those swaps because I dont want holiday themed ATC's.
Overly pastely pink things, Unloved on ATC's (just a sticker on a piece of paper), people who flake out on a swap.
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