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Date Joined: July 15, 2012
Last Online: October 29, 2015
Birthday: July 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an artist. I love to paint and draw. My favorite subjects are my children. If you are my swap partner for an ATC or postcard you can expect to receive something hand drawn and sometimes painted. Ive only sent out one purchased postcard... We hit the sign- up deadline before I got an answer on if I could do a handmade. But I prefer to make my cards. There is so much satisfaction for me in that. I spend hours on each card. I hope to bring smiles when they are received.

I am a member of the WetCanvas community and my favorite place to hang out there is the critique center.

I am a cancer... A moon child. I love the sea and the creatures in it. Im interested in the zodiac and in dreams. I write down my best dreams. Sometimes they come true ( not always good ones)

I wont flake because i love the giving part. I will always rate because I appreciate the time and effort artists put into their work.

I love to pull weeds in my garden. I love to make canned tomatoes and jam. I love to camp. I love being outdoors.

I love ice skating and making snow sculptures.

Favorite Music

I love alternative rock. I'm not sure why they call it alternative. It sounds good to me. I like Sia, Angus and Julie Stone, Amanda Palmer...


I married my best friend. He is very handsome! We have five children.

Favorite Crafts

I don't really have a favorite craft. In fact... I dont do craft. If its a craft im doing i'll bust my butt to bring it to the level of art. I am all about art. It is my passion.

I have dabbled in special effects make up and that was really cool... making the alginate mask, plaster cast and finally the rubber mask. Cool stuff!

I like to make movies too... with special effects. Oh! And animation!

I love photography, papier mache, and twirlled paper.

Favorite Books

I love illustrated books. The edge chronicals... Gorey... Alice in wonderland, the stinkey cheese man and i adore beautifully illustrated children's booms. I keep my eye out for Caldecot winners.

Harry potter series is a favorite, of course... And I love reference books. I have books on art, photography, plants, cooking, hand writing analysis, human anatomy, and chinese characters, to name a few.

I love the artwork of: chris riddell, brian froud, bernie wrightson, tim burton, and theresa janisse.

About Me

I general dont send extras. I dont have scrap-bookey stuff to begin with... And really I hope you will find the effort I've put into my art is worth a heart. I do become rather attached to some of the pieces I mail out and want to keep them. I hope you like them even half as much as I do.

Profile based swaps

If you have to do a profile based swap for me and need some ideas here are some things i like:

Sock monkeys, snowmen, sea turtles, pigs, flowers and plants, mechanical things with lots of parts, trees, waterfalls, sheet music, foreign languages, secret codes, buried treasure, dark themes, spooky stuff, old fashioned houses with big porches...


bytekel rated for Private Swap - Journal Round 2 on Mar 30, 2013
Comment: love it! can't wait to get started again :) Thank you for the note, it means a lot.
LunaMoody rated for Zentangle Journal # 17 on Mar 2, 2013
Comment: thank you : )
helen4102010 rated for Zentangle Journal # 16 on Feb 4, 2013
Comment: Beautiful work!!! We loved the pop up, that was definitely unexpected. At first I thought I had this journal before, but it's the same as another one that is floating around out there. Jasmine loved the chameleon/iguana too
Response: Thanks Helen. Im so glad. And thanks for the heart!!
bytekel rated for Private swap - artist's journal #1 on Jan 22, 2013
Comment: Got your journal today! I love your sketching :)
Response: Thanks. Wish i had gotten more done. And tks for the heart!
poonwugget rated for jacked up teeth for monsters on Jan 18, 2013
Comment: Yay Theresa, I got your stuff today and the card is PERFECT! And the bonus art...what can I say. I love love love all of it. Thanks so much.
Response: Yay right back at you!! You know, you are a tough one sometimes. Your creative genius astounds me.
nanabarb57 rated for Decorate an envelope for WINTER! on Jan 6, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envie. Its one of my favorites and I loveeee the ATC inside and the other goodies. Thank you so much and happy swapping.
Response: Thank you so much!! Im really glad you liked the package. It was a pleasure to make. Thanks for the heart!! Much appreciated!!
jammum3 rated for Zentangle ATC on Dec 18, 2012
Comment: What a gorgeous turtle tangle-I love love love it!! Thank you so much!! I love that you tangled the envelope too! Oh and thanks for the extras! Have a wonderful holiday!!
Response: It was my absolute pleasure!!!
briwil100 rated for Zentangle Journal # 15 on Dec 14, 2012
Comment: Once again amazing work
Response: Thank you! And thanks for the heart!!! Much appreciated
Comment: Beautifully done, I love it! I do a lot of copying of other works to practice as well. As long as you don't sell it or claim it's original, I see no issues. Most of the ones I do are from sources so old I don't think anyone would complain anyway though-haha. Thanks again! I'd love to swap again any time you like ^_^
Response: Thanks!!! And thanks for the heart!!
bytekel rated for Awesome hand drawn/painted PC swap on Dec 8, 2012
Comment: amazing!! I knew who it was right away! I LOVE it! I am so glad you like to swap with me,a lot of other "art" makers just disappoint me :)
Response: Okay... I am smiling really big!!
camelsamba rated for Going artphabety --C-- on Dec 7, 2012
Comment: awesome postcard! my husband was also captivated by the cat. Did you plan out that design ahead of time, or did it just emerge when you added the paint? Very cool!
Response: Thanks for such a lovely comment! Actually i penciled in the cat and the C first, then i painted, then i drew all the inked lines. Im so glad you like it! And thanks loads for the heart! It can be scarey shooting for those with post cards.
cynaemon rated for The Lost Art of Handwriting on Dec 5, 2012
Comment: Hi, Tbaby, Thanks for the great letter. I love the way you wrote on the pretty paper. Best Wishes
Response: Thanks for rating and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great card! I love how you made it! Thanks for the note too - I can't imagine my kids doing their own dinner. They're only 5,5, and 3, so it will be a while yet, but definitely something to look forward to!
juliedro rated for Nightmare Before Christmas - Zero on Nov 30, 2012
Comment: thank you very much for the artsy atc! this time it arrived! yay! so no more worries. i got it today but it arrived on monday. i didn't get to check my p.o. box since last saturday... lovely :) many thanks!
Response: Yay!! Im so glad you like it. And thanks for the heart!!
Comment: Beautiful hand drawn and water coloured ATC thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you very kindly!
Comment: I love your card, thank you so much! I agree with what you've said in your note, too. I'd be happy to do a private swap with you any time you like.
Response: Excellent! Lets do it!
Bloodykissesgirl rated for Dia de los Muertos ATC on Nov 18, 2012
Comment: I am so very sorry that the first card never arrived but the second one more than made up for it. Thank you for that and the lovely vintage photo. I really enjoyed the doodle on the envelope as well. Thank you again.
Response: Thanks! You'll have to let me know if the first one ever turns up.
Comment: I love the ATC you sent me, it was great to get one from you again... it has been a while!! So sorry I didn't rate you sooner, I thought I already did! Hope to swap with you again soon, I've been pretty disappointed with a lot of the swaps lately. :)
Response: Thanks baby!!! Yeah, i know what you mean. Uh... Hmmmm... Yeah.
nightrainboww rated for Chinese Symbol ATC on Nov 9, 2012
Comment: Thank you! The ATC was very well thought, and it's nice you included an instruction writing the character. I also want to thank you for the little extras you sent me. :)
Response: Thanks I really wanted that to be a cool atc. Glad you like it and thanks for the heart!
HoneyBadger rated for N & FT: Tarot: 1-The Magician on Nov 8, 2012
Comment: Lovely card! You did an amazing job with the ink and watercolors. I know what you mean about the "traditional" aspect of the cards vs. something more modern. I made my Magician a Panther! Makes me think that a deck with all animal characters would be fun. Thanks for the card... I do love it, and the tangling you did on the back of the card and on the envelope is stellar!
Response: Thank you so much! Your comments mean a lot to me! And thanks for the heart!!

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rachelcdoyle on Sep 11, 2013:

tengu2 on Aug 28, 2012:

Welcome to the hand drawn/painted ATC group. I hope you find many enjoyable swaps with the group. I personaly look forward to getting to swap with you. If you have any concerns please privet message me.

kayler00 on Aug 23, 2012:

i know =) i was just saying you did a good job capturing me with seeing just one photo! better than what i could have done & i am.. me =P

bytekel on Aug 4, 2012:

You are an amazing artist! I hope to be that great some day!! :) <3 <3

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