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ROCKIE

ROCKIE
Date Joined: February 21, 2010
Last Online: March 17, 2014
Birthday: July 18
Country: United States

About Me

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Artist * Art Teacher * Mother of 2 * Grandma of 1- son's dog * Lover of the Natural Outdoors

*I create everyday for self, others and for profit. I don't seperate art from my everyday existence because the two coinicide & coexit.

*A 'farm girl' at heart I would love to own a few alpaca, bees, a goat and a few chickens along with larger gardens (food and floral) but.. sigh... I live in a apt with little space so I make due and live as self sufficient as possible in my small country town that is kinda city. "Bloom where you are planted!"

  • I am observant of nature for the eye candy, thankful prayers for needs met, recycling/up-cycling anything imaginable and ever weaving ArT into my life... therefore I am... content.

*A mother of two grown children; a grandma of my son's 3 yr old bulldog/pug mix.

*I am proud of both my children (daughter 33 & son 22) for persuing their lives & careers with college, work, and FUN ...= daughter tends to entertaining in her home and tending to her huge flower gardens in her yard, and my son still plays hockey (since 5) and on a traveling team and entertains his dog with loads of play-dates.

*My cockatiel JERRY sits on my shoulder and keeps me company throughout the day in my studio. I try to keep all creative processes in there but things seems to creep into other areas of my home and it looks like a arty/craft bomb went off! YIKES!

*I spend a great deal of time in my studio and feel most comfortable in it. *Virginia Woolf didn't need to persuade me of.... 'A Room of 'My' Own'. BUT I do venture out of it to do my daily walks with the dog and observe the nature all around in the local parks/neighborhood.

*CONTACT: Please let me know if something ever seems to have gotten lost in postal-land out there so I can re-send. I create for excellence and strive to work hard to keep my 5 rating.

ART Colors/Styles/Rendering

COLORS- I like all color(s) and/ or combos that are well put together.

*When I look around my home I see nuetrals and muted colors, distressed furniture, and a combination of calmess that is a necessity. *When I look in my clothes closet I see cream, peach, salmon, rust, green, brown and paynes gray. Of course my denim jeans are a given.

STYLES- Eclectic- I like the combination of Farmhouse, Romantic Prairie, Vintage, Shabby Chic, even a little industral.

MY ART STYLES-RENDITONS- Mixed Media, altered art, collage, ALTERED JOURNALS. *Representational and non in drawing and painting, Illustration,

*Grpahite, ink-b/w & color,Painting any medium-watercolor in pencil, crayon, paint.

Favorite Books

*Books are my grand passion, my best friends, my lovers of life; they entice me, stir my imagination, & nourish my soul. They are cherished for their physical appearances, inspiration, their format-layout, print, and art/illustrations. I have a love affair with the written word incased in book form.

  • I have just received a wonderful book of an author who I totally connected with-being a kindred spirit, her name is Linda Anderson...the name of this particular book (she has many) DOGS & THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM. Her and her husband have a special connection with dogs or cats, & other animals and share it with the world. If you are of this sort then this or any of their other books and website are a MUST read/look -see.

*I have noticed the media is creating MAGAZINES to mimic books with book price tags. Don't know how I feel about that, but try to appreciate them, the photography is stunning and they are thinner to store easier...so I'll bite the bullet and purchase them and add to my collection but of course they will never replace books to me.

A few of my romance favs are: any Emily Bronte or Jane Austen. 'A Gift from the Sea' by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 'The Wolf and the Dove' by Kathleen Woodiwiss, 'I Capture the Castle' by Dodie Smith. *Any Art, Crochet, Organic, Vegetarian/vegan cooking, Green & up-cycling, Decorating, Gardening, and the llike.

*ILLUSTRATED- -any picture, children's, youth or adult. *Favs- B/W or color; woodcut/printmaking, fabric/collage, *Worded and non, pop-up in
any format.

*CHILDEREN'S- Tasha Tudor, Any fairytales but esp. Hans Christian Anderson, Beatrix Potter.

*TEEN- Some new ones I have taken out of the library are: Kate Banks,-"The Magicians Apprentice", Scott William Carter-"Wonder Bones", Kenneth Oppel-"Such Wicked Intent"

OBJECTS I ADMIRE

NATURE- *FLORA any old/Medieval botanical prints of flowers- insects-plants, groupings of florals, wildflower anything. Gnomes, rock gardens, bird and butterfly houses.

*FAUNA = any creature of the ground, air or water: alpacha, bees, beetles, BIRDS, butterflies, CATS, chipmunks, crabs, crows, damselle/dragonflies, deer, dogs- ENGLISH BULLDOG, ELEPHANTS, ferrets, fish, frogs, horses, ladybugs, octopus, rabbits, sea turtles, other turtles, sheep, toads etc.

*SCRIPTany language; ALPHABET LETTERS NUMBERS any denomination; MUSIC scores.

ARTISTS I ADMIRE

*My Mother, *Pre-Raphaelites- (John Waterhouse, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris), *Andrew Wyeth, *Cezanne, *Kathee Kollwitz, *Mary Cassatt, *Alice Neel, *Mark Dion, *Sally Mann, *John Bauer, *Rachel Isadora. *Newer mixed media artists, (ie.)- Tim Holtz.

FAVE QUOTES

"I don't like to say I have given my life to ArT. I prefer to say ArT has given me my life."
David Salle

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how does one remain an artist once he grows up." Picasso

"I am unable to make any distinction between the feeling I get from life and the way I translate that feeling into painting." Matisse

"I eventually realized that I would have to paint. I was scared to, because it requires honesty, a loss of control to some degree, and no doubt criticism from within and without." Caroline Mageri

"Being an ArTisT is not a place that you reach; It is an everyday process of creating ArT and presenting that ArT to the world. Enjoy the process and congratulate yourself on having the wisdom and courage to spend your life doing what you love."

"That's one of the nice things about being an artist, you can sort of play God and make the world look the way you want it to." Tasha Tudor

"Every waking moment from life around me spark the gestalt moments that swirl and gather 'round to allow my artful representation to unfold upon the world." Roxanne

"For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness." Audrey Hepburn

A REQUEST...

*I would like to mention the great care and time I put into creating the swaps I send out. I would hope to receive the same in return BUT...sometimes I don't.

*I do often receive very lovely & beatiful quality work and am grateful for it, (you know who you are...so you are not who I am addressing).

*I am addressing what 'NON' quality work is: sloppy and hurried, ATCs not measuring the 2.5 x 3.5 requirement, glue spots and smudges all over it, papers not meeting the edges, sloppy or jagged cutting, and just plain messy!

*Please don't misunderstand me- I am NOT addressing "skill level", it doesn't matter what the skill level is, but the sincere care taken in creating artwork.

*Being an art teacher my job is to not only teach a student technique & style with their creative expression BUT also to be neat and care taken in their art making, which makes it 'quality'. The careful process is half of what creates a finished quality artpiece/artwork.

*So my request is... TAKE PRIDE, CREATE & SEND QUALITY WORK!!

Ratings

Johkup rated for Happy New Year 2013 on Jan 24, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! You have made a wonderful card! Have a great year!
Response: You're welcome, so glad you liked it! Yes, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
5
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Comment: I love the look of this notecard and the sweet story inside! Thank you!
Response: Thank you, I was hoping you'd enjoy it.
lynnerfb rated for Gnome with a Tree ATC on Dec 10, 2012
5
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Response: Thanks for the rate! Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Moominbrooke rated for Gnome with a Tree ATC on Dec 3, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the gnome atcs and extra bits! :0)
Response: You are welcome, thanks for the rate!
BusyB rated for Ever Tried a Zentangle? - on Nov 20, 2012
5
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Comment: Beautiful work! I received my swap last week when I was sick. Now playing catch up. I don't have many zentangle ATCS and yours is a nice addition to my collection. Thank you so much! You have inspired me.
Response: Awh..thank you for the nice comment. I am so glad you liked it and am proud to be the first of your collection.
CbFlynn rated for Gnome with a Pumpkin-ATC on Nov 15, 2012
5
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Comment: Thanks! Fun Swap!!
Response: Yes it was a fun swap. Thanks for the rate!
5
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Comment: Loved it, thank you! Loved the skull, the doodling, it is beautiful! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome, sol glad you liked the swap. Thanks for the rate!
lynnerfb rated for Gnome with a Pumpkin-ATC on Nov 10, 2012
5
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Response: Thanks for the rate and heart.
amdewitt rated for Doodle an ATC - color in on Nov 6, 2012
5
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Comment: Awesome! Really, really nice!
Response: So glad you liked it. I love to doodle and will doodle till the day I die...teeheee Thanks for the rate!
pennypuppy rated for Gnome with a Pumpkin-ATC on Nov 5, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice hand drawn atc :-) You did a great job!
Response: Awh..thank you! I am so glad you appreciated my style.
izibella rated for ATCs and letter on Nov 4, 2012
5
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Comment: Thankyou so much for the wonderful ATC's and letter :) It would be great to do another swap sometime soon! I really enjoyed reading your letter :) iz x
Response: You're welcome, sure we can do another swap soon. Glad you liked the ATCs & letter. Thanks for the rate!
5
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Comment: Thanks for everything! Your ATC is great; you used really interesting background applications and the purple skull is fun! Your hand-drawn greeting card drawing is exceptional! Both are great additions to my artwork (and the autumn extras will be used with delight!) Thanks for joining my swap and sending me such a wonderful package! <3<3<3
Response: Awh...thank you, and your welcome. I was hoping you would like it. I tried to mimic an authentic {day of the dead} art project. You're welcome on the swap join..always a treat....
Syn1226 rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 23, 2012
5
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Comment: Well, you managed to "OH WOW" yourself again! I LOVE everything. Thanks for the lovely note and extra trinkets. You are so darn talented, woman!
Response: Awh...thank you sweetie, I aim to please!! So glad you liked everything.
5
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Comment: Thank you for everything! Very nice work! I think the needles and the chair with the knitting basket were my favorites of the bunch. Plus it's always fun to interact with a local artist! :o)
Response: So glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for letting me know which ones were your fav cause I had 7 choices to decide upon and tried to match to your profile. Thanks for the rate/heart. Yes 'local' is nice...
Mar1l1ze rated for A&B: 3 Techniques ATC - RAVEN on Sep 27, 2012
5
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Comment: Holy Moly Roxanne! You totally blew this one out the water! You are a mixed media rockstar ;) I love the totally creepy, yet happy-glitter feel of the ATC. The faded stamping (almost like suggestions, not facts) gives it a total different feel - love the crown on Raven :) More hearts! ♥ ♥ ♥
Response: Awh...thank you so glad you like it, I had such fun with it. Tim Holtz's distressed embossing powder is by next best friend-LOL Thanks for the rate.
fawnscrafts rated for I'm writing this postcard... on Sep 26, 2012
5
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Comment: Did you eat all of the chocolate yet? thank you
Response: Oh yes did before the PC was written out...LOL Thanks for the rate.
Futters rated for Private: Book page and stamp ATC on Sep 22, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Wowwwwza! Thank you so much for the lovely ATCs.
Response: Thank you so much for the kind comment and rate, & you're welcome.
helen21 rated for xmas card on Sep 20, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card.
Response: You're welcome, and thank you for the rate!
cafras rated for Miniature Art - Van Gogh on Sep 20, 2012
5
rating
Comment: well done ! thank you very much and for the post card
Response: You're welcome, and thanks for the rate.
dobie256 rated for A&B: 3 Techniques ATC - RAVEN on Sep 17, 2012
5
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Comment: Oh My Goodness! What an incredible ATC. Love everything about it -- the colors, the layering, the subtlety, the delicate bling. And the handmade paper is breathtaking! I am just starting to teach myself papermaking but mine looks nothing like that. Definitely something to aspire to. Thanks for joining my swap. I was lucky to be your partner! <3<3<3<3<3
Response: OMGoodness...thank you!And you're SO welcome, it was such a fun swap wasn't it? You will LUV making paper. The seeds I added bled into the pulp to help make the color. I taught a class on it ... that is how I got my experience..and that is all one needs is practice and experience. Good luck with that sweetie, you'll do great.

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Comments

RyeRye on Dec 18, 2013:

17Papergoddess on Jan 15, 2013:

I have the Gnome Numbers book for you whenever you're ready to swap ;-)

RyeRye on Dec 24, 2012:

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!~

pennypuppy on Dec 7, 2012:

Hi Roxanne! Thank you so much for the Christmas card and the zentangle tree atc! What a pleasant surprise RAK! Merry Christmas to you too!

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

tengu2 on Nov 15, 2012:

Welcome to the hand drawn/painted ATC group. I look forward to getting the chance to see your ATCs. Happy swapping

RyeRye on Oct 30, 2012:

Syn1226 on Oct 23, 2012:

AWESOME, LOVELY, BEAUTIFUL, PIECES OF (ART)WORK! THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE PLEASURE OF RECEIVING SUCH WONDERFUL HANDIWORK. HUGS GAL PAL!

RyeRye on Oct 19, 2012:

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