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TalksWithColours

TalksWithColours
Date Joined: January 9, 2014
Last Online: May 24, 2014
Birthday: May 25
Country: United States

About Me

Hello!

I'm an artist by trade and have been for 28 years. I love colour and I tend to use it to excess. I'm currently doing art for local rock bands for CD and album covers as well as their concert posters.

I collect vintage papers and mail art. I love the smell and feel of old books and I don't mind getting my hands dirty rummaging through old boxes and drawers...there is always a good treasure to be found!

I just recently returned from a six week backpack trip across Europe, where my friend and I collected vintage tidbits and fancies to add to my multi-media art. My favorite place was Barcelona.

I am currently one of the last legitimate Blotter Artist in Orange County, California, USA.

I have a grumpy 15 year old Scottish terrier named Douglas (I'm so sad to say that since I've joined Swap-bot Douglas has passed away) and a cute little pound puppy named Monkey that I adore. I also have a rather serious husband named Bob that sometimes I have to think about how we ended up with each other.

The mediums I work in are: acrylics, guauche, encaustics and watercolours. I enjoy assemblages and collage work.

I have been involved with swapping but never an organized swap. So I guess that would count as a Mail Art pen pal!

Favorite Music

I've been collecting Rock posters from Fillmore West for sometime now. I love everything that has to do with Queen, Freddie Mercury, Gorillaz, Animal Collective, Radiohead and Spiritualized.

I share my art studio with several bands including Gazoota, Dahga Bloom, HOTT MT and Lovely Bad Things.

I have the odd ability to hear colour and see music so to me the two are the same thing.

Things that make me happy...

I'm a very simple person. I like to admire the things people create and feel privilaged to receive these creations. I love art supplies, fibers and papers from other countries especially from the Netherlands and Japan.
I belong to a number of Mail Art groups and try to create a piece of mail art everyday. I love anything that someone has put their heart and thought into sending.

In other words....you can't send me something that I won't like. It's just not possible. :0)

My fundemental beliefs...

I respect everyone's opinion about the things they are passionate about, however I expect the same in return.

I am a member of Pride and other LGBT groups but will never focus on this in my swaps. I believe in Karma and firmly believe that you will at some time in your life reap the rewards or concequences of your actions. So always be kind. Life is too short to waste on people that suck the happiness from you.

Peace.

Ratings

kankalin rated for Street art postcards on Apr 30, 2014
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Comment: thank you for the fun graffiti PC. Did you take the photo?
violetkim rated for Street art postcards on Apr 30, 2014
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: I love the atc and blotter art. I truly wish you had contacted me to tell me you would be late. You would have received a heart, though I understand the problem you had. The blotter art is going in a frame asap. Thank you so much.
lexi83 rated for Make My Mailbox Smile on Apr 28, 2014
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Comment: Everything made me smile. I lvoed everything. The ribbons and embellishments. The notecards are cute. Thank you so much!
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Comment: Almost a month later and this still hasn't been sent. This user **has** been in contact with me a few times about personal issues that have kept her from sending which I completely understand. I will be very happy to upgrade this rating when I get this swap. All the best! <3
Response: To VivaLaDiane- I apologize for the tardiness of this swap. I've been keeping in contact with the four people I owe things to. If you notice I haven't signed up for additional swaps because of the tragic situation I'm currently in. I've let you know about the accident my father was in. He was just released to come home from the hospital two days ago after 3 weeks. I now have him home and can feel more comfortable about doing my art. He has half a face, part of an ear and only one eye left. You are very fortunate to have only art swaps to worry about. Regards Debbie
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Comment: Beautiful Pin up girl ATC. Love it, well worth the wait. Love the Blotter Art you do. Also thanks for the extras. Take care, Carol
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Comment: 04/16/14 Hi Debbie, I know you are going through some tough times right now and I will be happy to re-rate you once you send. UPDATE: 04/22/14 Thanks so much Debbie for sending an amazing Pin Up Girl ATC!! It is the prettiest one that I ever received and I love how you incorporated the Paris theme!! Thank you for following up on the swap in spite of the tragedy that you are dealing with right now. Take Care -Vanne
erinbit rated for Make pretty mail- USA #3 on Apr 20, 2014
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Comment: Love the envelope and the stamps! Thanks for the sweet extras too!
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard, I hope you enjoyed your time in Europe. I've been to Berlin twice myself but only for a nighter so I haven't really seen the city, would love to go with time! You talked about a tap on the card but I think it must have gotten lost during transit >_> however, it's a really awesome card so thanks :D and thanks for using HP stamps!!
AnnieMaxine rated for Street art postcards on Apr 14, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Make sure that you put your screenname on the postcard next time - I was able to figure it out because you did sign your full name. :) Anyway! LOVED it! Thank you!!
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Comment: thank you! I love this disneyland PC! it's really funny! thank you!
sarahbeck rated for Let's Make Mail Art #1 on Apr 1, 2014
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Comment: This was AMAZING! Thank you!!!! I'm obsessed with the envelope! How long did it take you?! SO GOOD! Thanks!
Hallvi rated for week of tea #2 on Mar 31, 2014
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Comment: Hello Debbie! Thank you so much for this piece of mail, I loved everything about it! The envelope and the cards are amazing! I like your colourful art style! And I look forward to trying all these teas, but am especially curious about the Lavender Earl Grey. And be sure, the washi tape and book labels have come to a very loving home! :) Best wishes, Sofie
xraznskinnerx rated for Vintage ATC: Edgar Allan Poe on Mar 26, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for such an amazing atc!
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Comment: Thank you for everything :)
Newberlin rated for Anything Disney Postcard Swap on Mar 15, 2014
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Comment: Thank you soooo much for the awesome 3D Disney postcard and the great Disney stamps! :) I love it all :)
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Comment: Thanks for the fun & unexpected packaging.
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Comment: Thanks - I love the wide tapes especially! I don't know where to find them.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the washi! I didn't have almost all if them.
Response: I'm glad you like them. I was your swap partner in washi tape #1 as well, have you received those yet? Please let me know. deb
d7edwards rated for Washi tape fanatics anonymous on Mar 5, 2014
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Comment: Debbie baby! Love the Washi you sent - am diggin' the turquoise and orange theme. Thanks! Dawn

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