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Date Joined: April 15, 2010
Last Online: August 12, 2012
Birthday: November 26, 1977
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

I am a mother to two stunning children and am madly in love with my partner who is my anchor in life.

I live in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, where we are paying our mortgage and getting on with life. I am part Māori and live well with depression, I am naturally the eternal optimist with rose-tinted glasses.

I study buddhism, and try to practice yoga and meditate everyday (Try been the operative word!).

I have university degrees and a natural predilection towards social justice and indigenous issues, neither of which I am currently using gainfully. :)

I have recently refound art and creativity and how important art and the creative process is to me. I love making ATCs and extending my skills.

My cards are mainly hand drawn or painted with a mixed media bent. Usually this will include a mix of some of the following: * Graphite * Clear Gesso * Prismacolor colored pencils * Fluid Acrylics * Acrylic Mediums * Gold leaf * Wax * Mica Powders * Watercolours * Neocolor II's * Ink * Collage ephemera, papers, materials, lace etc

As much as a few paragraphs of text can describe someone, I guess this is me.

Things I like...

I like so many things....

  • Frida Kahlo
  • Picasso
  • Painting/creating
  • Texture stamps
  • Paper tape/Patterned tape
  • Ephemera
  • Stamps
  • Buttons/Ribbons/Thread/lace etc
  • Cake Decorating
  • Baking
  • New recipes
  • Cooking
  • Mixed Media
  • "Shabby Chic"/Vintage images/themes
  • Doilies
  • Glitter/Sparkles/Shiny
  • Cultural themes
  • Politics
  • Social Justice
  • Environmental issues
  • Paper
  • Postcards
  • Maps
  • Angels/wings/Butterflies/fairies
  • Mermaids (not Disney-cartoony cute)
  • Bugs/Insects/Spiders
  • Snakes
  • Sagittarius themes
  • Buddhist images
  • Stationery
  • Aromatherapy
  • Pens/Art supplies
  • Tote bags/bags/pouches
  • Aprons
  • Knitting socks (Oh gosh who knew that could be so fun!!!! :))

I give this list as a guide to who I am not as a shopping list....rather than just say I am a crafty arty farty greenie hippyish type who loves to discuss politics and religion because though I have my own strongish opinions I respect others to have theirs and am genuinely interested in what people think, and I love art supplies, baking, cooking, sewing and knitting socks...LOL (which I have just done! :))

Things I don't like

There is not really much that I truly don't like...

Only birds that I can think of, I am terrified of sparrows.


Comment: Yipppeee - the mail came through - thanks so much for the beautiful ATCS! They rock even more in person than the photos! Will pm you as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Yay, last of the outstanding ones!! :) Pleased you got them and liked them.
scrappnswapr rated for Altered Playing Card on Sep 6, 2011
Comment: Thank you for resending. I love it!
Response: Glad it finally got there. :)
Comment: Thank you for the card. You certainly like the darker colors in your art.
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful ATCs!
Comment: Another fabulous ATC from you, thanks!!! Also, I love your writing paper! x
Comment: Thanks so much, the card does look old :)
Comment: Great job thankyou! x
aseknc rated for Handdrawn Person ATC on Jun 2, 2011
Comment: Thank you! ...and yes, I am in Adriana's Doll Dreams workshop too! =o) ♥
julmc81 rated for Mixed Media ATC on May 31, 2011
Comment: This is the most awesome ATC ever!!! I love the honey smell :) your art work is wonderful. I am going to keep this one out in a special place in my studio. Yes, you are correct Briggs RD THANK YOU!
Comment: I love your ATC's. I wish I could draw like you do. Very nice work.
anbai rated for Swan ATC on Feb 25, 2011
goodmonkeymail rated for Peacock ATC on Feb 3, 2011
Comment: Thank you. Your peacock drawing was gorgeous ! Have a lovely day ! It is a wonderful addition to my collection ! Thanks.
dobie256 rated for Swan ATC on Feb 1, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous swan ATC. This is the first "painted text page" I have received and I really like it! Thanks also for using those beautiful New Zealand postage stamps on your envie!
mirabean rated for Nude not Crude ATC on Feb 1, 2011
Comment: Thankyou again, love your ATCs <3
morwesong rated for Beatles Lyrics ATC #1 on Jan 22, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATC! You are incredibly artistic!
Carolinev237 rated for MEGA ATC swap (International) on Jan 21, 2011
Comment: Many thanks for the lovely ATC x
swiftbrooks rated for Raven or Crow ATC on Jan 10, 2011
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for the beautifully hand painted ATC!! I love the newsprint in the background!
BelleSouth rated for Make it with collage! ATC on Jan 6, 2011
Comment: This is so cute - thank you!
Comment: THank you for my beautiful humming bird--they are one of my faves! I hope you get to see one; they are amazing!
Comment: Thankyou! xxx

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dolcxvita on Jan 17, 2011:

Hi! would you be interested in joining my swap? Its called Show Me Your Country

I am trying to get as many countries as possible! Click to take a look:

click to go to swap page

sign up if you'd like to get a themed envelope/package stuffed with goodies from other countries! :) It will be so wonderful to receive something from new zealand too!

This is a great cultural exchange swap! last day to sign up: 21 Jan..!

RyeRye on Dec 23, 2010:

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from the 'Crafting Queens' group!


circularlogic on Oct 5, 2010:

hey doll! the atc is a wonderful one to add to my collection! seeing a sunbather in that outfit is definately bizarre & strange! thanks for capturing her in ATC and sending it my way!

thanks again,

denimblu14 on Aug 18, 2010:

Hello Natasha, just wanted to let you know that I have posted your 'Circus ATC' off today.

inkedwithelegance on Aug 6, 2010:

Hey Natasha.. I mailed your "P" ATC on Jul 16th.. I had not heard from you so I thought maybe you forgot about me.. I just recieved your swap back in the mail with a stamp on it that says RETURN TO SENDER Remove from mailing list.. Did you reject my mail or did you move?! Please let me know..

HoneyBadger on Aug 2, 2010:

Thank you for the Mermaid ATC for the Winner Takes All in the Swap Your Art group! She is very sweet with her little piece of beach glass :-) Nice job you did for me! I appreciate it.

HoneyBadger on Jun 7, 2010:

I was just looking at all of your art on your blog. Very nice! Hope we get to swap sometime.

onelovelygurl05 on May 12, 2010:

Hello. I wanted to thank you for joining Random Bits of Lovely. If you have any ideas about swaps themes, please post them in the group forum or comment on the main page. Hope you get some time to participate in the swaps and visit the group blog.

raven on Apr 19, 2010:

Our Goal is a Flaker free group.... Click image....


.....Welcome and enjoy.......

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