Date Joined: September 15, 2015
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Country: United States
My Flickr Swap photos are here...
Lately I'm in need of some artistic motivation (and buying a ton of craft supplies isn't doing the trick). I'm hoping the fall season will help with my funky mood too. Ever felt like things were just off kilter and you can't explain why, well, that's me right now.9/12/17
I have a love-hate relationship with Swap-bot. I really care about the swaps that I'm in and I read profiles and I put some time & thought into packages I send. As you can see, I've been here since 2015 and I've only participated in 34 swaps. I don't do a lot of swapping here because I just don't trust this site, but I'm always on the look out for an interesting swap.
I have a wall in my art room where I pin & hang up my favorite art swaps along with bits & pieces of inspiration (color combos, random pictures) If you send me a swap that can be hung up, you'll earn extra bonus points of happiness!
I absolutely love weird & odd swaps, I'm always looking for ghost, dark themes and mysterious ones. I grew up in a haunted house and have been connected to the paranormal world ever since. I don't ghost hunt any longer, but I do miss it.
I take a photo of almost everything I've ever sent out here at Swap-bot. If you're my swap partner and you want to see what I'm sending you take a look at my Flickr link. I post a photo pic right after I've gone to the post office & marked my swap as sent.
Altering objects: Matchboxes, altoid tins, tags, spoons, wine corks, book covers, keys, etc. l love fiber arts as well...lots of projects get put under my sewing machine needle.
I make jewelry and charms out of bits & bobs of found objects, old jewelry pieces, antique finds, yadda, yadda, and soldering things together is so much fun (something very satisfying about melting metal).
Paper: I like to make Twinchies, mini flipbooks, pocket books, sometimes ATC cards, but only if I love the theme or challenge.
Likes... Vintage, Antique stores & items, vintage Victorian gothic, marzipan, booze, vintage religious rosaries & medals, shabby chic, bling (rhinestones, swarovski crystals), sparkle, velvet, - German glass glitter & dresden – teal blue, burnt orange, vintage pink & gold, silver, opal, moonstone, oddities, beads, interesting and artsy buttons, unique feathers, Sari & Hanna silk ribbon, birds, cats, crows/ravens/magpie, owls, foxes (I love animals, sometimes more than people), French themes, Paris 1920's-early 30's (Henry Miller-Anaïs Nin), England, Jack the Ripper, Scotland, Celtic, Vikings, Steampunk, vintage Russian or French Ballerina images - Vintage or creepy sad clowns (I'm so tempted to send clown imagery to someone that's afraid of clowns), ghosts, 🌙🌙Moon & STARS⭐️🌟Gypsy/fortune telling - Alice in Wonderland, Day of the Dead, 💀skulls💀 Frida Kahlo - spray inks - stencils - washi tape -gothic cemetery images - vintage catholic images/prayer cards - St. Michael - craft supplies. 🎨 I collect vintage matchboxes - small boxes - small tins, metal number 3s, small cigar boxes and odd trinkets & charms. I also have a nice collection of old doll heads (my little friends).
I used to swap quite a bit on YouTube and other craft places, I'd always add some extras just because I thought it was kind of nice. When I started swapping here I just continued what I'd always done before. I always try to pop some extras in my package to my partners if there is room. I have a ton of stuff that I will never use and I love passing things on that you might be able to use in your next swap or that you might like. I love getting little surprises in the mail (you're brain dead if you don't) But yes, please rate me for the swap I sent you not for the extras.
Dislike... Swappers that spend little or no time on their partner's swap item, that hurts feelings. Themes I'm not crazy about...beach, summer, mermaids (unless they are drenched in rhinestones, then I guess they're ok.) Animals in cages or zoos, adult coloring books/pages, zentangle, plastic beads, tea bags (I drink loose-leaf tea only).
I like to rate🏆💌 If I haven't rated you, I haven't received anything from you. I rate the day I get my swap, if I can't that day then it's always the day after. ---->That's carved in stone.
P.s...I find a lot of iconic religious imagery very interesting and sometimes will use these images in my art work, especially the sacred heart images. I think I'm obsessed with them. I'm not trying to convert (I don't even go to church), I just find these images beautiful and sometimes tragically so.
These are some Paris charms I made for a YouTube swap. I'm showing these because it shows my "art style" (sort of), though lately I've been on a dark trend (7/6/17), but I really liked the way they turned out.
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