Swap-bot Time: July 15, 2020 12:31 am


Date Joined: March 22, 2009
Last Online: June 6, 2020
Birthday: September 20, 1981
Country: United States
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Me Myself and I

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.

Making Noise

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

Making Art

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.

Making Stuff

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.

Things I Like

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 I don't Like

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.


luv2kraft rated for ATC....ODD BIRDS on Jul 22, 2019
Comment: thank you for the outstanding hand painted puffin. appreciate the extras
PolkaDotty rated for March mini zine on Mar 30, 2015
Comment: I love your zine. Here's my wish for you: find a kindred spirit to spend a snow day with you. Paint each other's toes, chain watch movies (a combo of romance and disaster) and eat pie.
midwestkiwi rated for March mini zine on Mar 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the new perspective on snow--I love your shopping list.
picupurcross rated for March mini zine on Mar 23, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for the "snow day scenario" zine and cute stickers! Hopefully the worst of the winter chill is over! I'm ready for summer already! 😄
user4532 rated for March mini zine on Mar 19, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the extra pretty papers! I loved reading your ATC, it was a fun, great and funny! We are burning up here in CA 🔥🔥🔥are you an art teacher? I was for awhile, then we moved....
Response: You are so welcome, I'm glad you like the zine. Yes I am an art teacher and this year we had 4 wet "snow" days.
eveyinorbit rated for ATC - Tree on a Bookpage on Feb 11, 2015
Comment: Super glad you came back to swapbot, and that we were partnered. I love both tree atcs... the red for the fiery color, and the figure drawing for the concept. I would invite you over as well. Hope to see you again!
crunchyfrog rated for Partially Hand-drawn ATC on Dec 1, 2012
Comment: Very original and funky ATC - thanks so much!
PariahPoet rated for Partially Hand-drawn ATC on Nov 21, 2012
Comment: Such a cute little guy! Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Thank you, enjoy!
KatarinaNavane rated for Mixed Media ATC on Nov 5, 2012
Comment: Lovely work, thank you!
KristinaLynn rated for Mixed Media ATC on Nov 5, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC!
LuciansMommy rated for Zentangle Number Series #9 on May 24, 2012
LunaMoody rated for Zentangle #8 Make up on May 15, 2012
Comment: thanks
LunaMoody rated for Zentangle Number Series #7 on Apr 20, 2012
Comment: Awesome thanks
Comment: Awesome, thank you!
Amuterasu rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch! on Mar 31, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC! I love it! Especially the background! I'm sorry I'm rating you so late. I just got back from my break and am just getting all my mail. :]
Camiliann rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch! on Mar 24, 2012
Comment: thanks pretty
Bug rated for Zentangle Number Series #6 on Mar 23, 2012
Comment: I love it, thank you
AmphibianQueen rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch! on Mar 20, 2012
Comment: Loved the color variations, the creativity and the texture. Thank you
Response: You are so very welcome thank you
MarleyJayne18 rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch! on Mar 19, 2012
Comment: Loved this ATC love the picture of the little girl thanks
Marryth rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch! on Mar 19, 2012
Comment: Gorgeous ATC - thank you! :)

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Izafelidae on Feb 6, 2013:

I am going back and tracking the origins and destinations of my swaps. WE did a Magazine ATC swap back in '10. If you don't mind, could you share your city/state? Thanks so much.

RyeRye on Sep 8, 2012:

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

NicHahn on Sep 3, 2011:

WELCOME to Classroom ATC!! I would recommend that you join the Art Teacher ATC swap right away so you can do a trade with another art teacher before your class participates. Also, sign up right for your ATC Classroom swap. I have two swaps for Students right now. Again, welcome!

Nic Hahn

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 23, 2011:

Welcome to District 13! So glad you've joined us...please stop by the forum and introduce yourself + chat when you get the chance.


minnie12 on Jan 4, 2010:

came across your profile and love your yarn atc's on your flickr!! really creative!!

groundhoggirl on Nov 28, 2009:

Loved your little personal note with the swap....We could be great friends, I think...let's keep in touch, no pressure, just touch base when we can!...Best to you, and enjoy these last episodes of Dexter...omg, I can't wait till tomorrow night!

Candyn29 on Oct 15, 2009:

Hi, recieved the class set cards today. I will send them off to the class tomorrow. I love how you decorated the envelope you recycled. A+

T on Sep 4, 2009:

Hey, OlDonut, thank you for joining the Unique Backgrounds swap!

:) trisha

n03mi63 on Jun 11, 2009:

Hi Ondrian, I got an atc like a month ago from you. I was your partner for "Free Theme #9". Back then I didn't give you a heart and you deserved it. Your card is wonderful. I'm sorry =(. I fixed it though. I gave you your heart. Like I said before, better late than never. My apologies again. ~Noemi~

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