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Date Joined: August 14, 2007
Last Online: May 21, 2022
Birthday: June 16, 1974
Country: United States
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Please forgive me if I'm a little slow in rating as I do my best to sit at the PC when I can and am able.

I take no offense to anyone nudging me for feedback. Please if I've missed giving you feedback, just bop me on the head :)

My Swapping Life

I'm once again having issues with my post reaching it's destination. Please let me know if you don't receive something! I tend not to hound people for ratings. I know how easily life gets in the way of rating, and don't want to bother someone if they're dealing with more important things.

Please know I hold all my swaps very high in priority and never "NO SEND" anything. That's just not my way. If I'm going to be late, I'll do my best to let you know ahead of the due date. However my life randomly likes to take the wheel and steer me right into a brick wall.

If you feel I've missed something or you didn't receive something from me, please pleeeease PLEASE let me know before rating me a 1. Thanks.

Thanks to those of you who I have swapped with who put their heart and soul into things! It's much appreciated! I love all the swaps I receive that have been made with attention, love and care. I swap for the joy of swapping, not to rate someone on their artistic skills. I love seeing what others do and make. It makes me HAPPY!

The Postal Demons

This is an older image I am however having problems with my mail reaching it's destination lately! Please please let me know of your swap from me doesn't arrive so I can make it RIGHT! I take my art swapping very seriously. Thanks to those who have been so kind in letting me make things right. We have had a very horrible postal sub and have complained numerous times. THE SWAP THAT ALMOST DIDN'T MAKE IT!

this swap almost didn"t make it to me. my husband found it on the front lawn in this state

Some of my favorite past artwo

Sharpie Postcard

Totoro Atc

Blended Sharpie Postcard

About Me

I'm a mom, wife, daughter,sister, friend, and avid pack rat artist. I love finding fun things to use in art and have too many "junk" boxes to even use it all. I've actually started to pare down a bit by letting my artist friends pick over my stashes.

My "real" job is working as a designer for a local family owned metal company. We do metal art silhouettes, signs, and home decor, as well as copper items such as range hoods, fence post caps, pot racks, and mailboxes. I love it, as it's just varied enough to keep my Gemini wanderlust in check. I haven't become bored in this job as much or as quickly as I had in other jobs.

I also sell my miniature fairy doll ornaments on Etsy, as well as a lot of my original artwork. That's more a hobby than a "job". I'd love to eventually get it to the working job point somewhere along the line. (end 2012) I've slowed my swapping quite a bit this year. I miss it terribly, but my other priorities have to take a front seat. I'm hoping in 2013 to swap a bit more regularly. If not I might explode!

(2012) Settling into mommyhood...slightly. I LOVE every minute of watching my little Val grow, but find the crunch time for my creativity a little bit of a bummer. I use my art as an outlet for my stress, depression, or boredom (though boredom hardly ever rears it's ugly head right now) ...without it I get cranky, and a bit uptight.. Ok, I'll say it.. I get BITCHY. So I've been trying to stick a little bit here and there in. Stuff I can do in the wee hours of night, silently so as not to wake the two sleepers. It's taking it's toll though so I will most likely have to slow down. It's barely possible for me to hold down my "real" job, my etsy shop, and mom duties, let alone create.....

This is a year of great ups for us(2011): My husband and I celelbrated our 15th wedding anniversary in October and welcomed our first child in July of this year. He's our special little miracle boy and we're just smitten.

This year couldn't have come at a better time. We had a year of downs last year, losing my mother-in-law to Lung cancer in November last year after dealing with a year of her being "ill" and not knowing what it was.

.I've been a mailart hound since 1997..maybe even earlier, but I got really serious in 1999.

My name is Chelsae, though most of my friends just call me Chel, or Chels. I'm very nearly 38 and addicted to art.

Favorite Crafts

..I'm a SHARPIE ADDICT! I'm a dabbler..I'll try anything once....and get easily addicted to new things. Knit,crochet, altered arts,sewing, making jewerly, making miniature fairy dolls, plushies, broches, felt creatures and wearable art, ATCS,

I need to do creative things to keep myself sane. I love swap-bot because it's introduced me to so many fun ideas and new things, as well as meeting some pretty darn amazing people along the way! :)

Favorite Music

I'm totally addicted to music. My music love ranges from classical,jazz, and the like to alternative and more. I totally love music.

My favorites currently are Gotye, The Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Iron and Wine, Tina Dico, Feist, Maroon5, Rufus Wainwright, Marvin Gaye, Norah Jones, Cake, Radiohead, Emogen Heap, Charlotte Martin, Jet, Steely Dan, Crosby Stills and Nash(and sometimes Young) Ben Harper, Regina Spektor, Charlotte Martin, and on and on and on.

Favorite Animals and colors

I'm totally enamored with Pangolins right now. EEEE so cute! manta/stingrays, aligators,bats,horses, bears, elephants, mice, rats, dolphins, otters, owls, capybara, the purple frog (not just frogs that are purple, dumbo squid, vampire squid, axoloti,

umm...LOTS of animals! there are very few I don't like! :)

Greens, Blues, Purples in various combination. I like most colors really though I'm not a huge fan of oranges. However oranges sometimes work and are needed. Favorite combos, Aqua or Turquoise and Brown, Pinks and Browns, Hot Pinks and Black, Grey and Aqua, Greens and Blues, Reds and Black

Favorite Television

I love televison. I don't get to watch like I used to as I'm making healthier life choices (well sometimes) and tend to not sit in front of the "boobtube" anymore.

Favorites from the past: Firefly, Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Young Ones, Monty Python

Favorites currently: The Walking Dead, @Midnight Hannibal,Modern Family (talk about a show that makes you laugh out loud! ) ugh I could go on and on...let's just say my dvr isn't large enough to house all my obsessions.

I'm a discovery channel addict I get the additional channels of discovery, the history channel and those sorts of things and I'm constantly dvr'ing something to watch. I love anything on Egypt, or ancient history

Do not want or need

paper scraps. While I love seeing things from other people's collections, mine has taken on a life of it's own. Most of the time, those things will be tossed or recycled (not in art) I just don't have the space to keep shreds and bits of papers. I might change this once my little V gets skill in wielding a glue stick, but for now I appreciate the though, but don't need it.

please no label bags, friendship books, decos or the like unless I specifically sign up for a swap of such things. I have no outlets for stuff like that and would hate to be the end point for someone's hopes and dreams!

I'm not a fan of sweet treats unless I've signed up for a swap for candy and treats. I do so infrequently.


renmagpie rated for Watercolor ATC -- Sun on Oct 26, 2015
Comment: I absolutely love the sun - and the abstract extra ATC as well. Even the envelope is great! Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap. I always look forward to swapping with you. :D xoxo
Response: Hugs and many thanks! See you in the rounds again soon! :)
CraftyCari rated for Zen Doodle ATC - Sun on Oct 2, 2015
Comment: Nice ATC. However, there was very little Zen Tangling on it, which was disappointing. Update: The second one had a lot more Tangling on it! Thanks, your really didn't need to send a second one.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Of course I had to send a second! :) I wanted you to be happy with our swap, not disappointed. I look forward to swapping with you in the future. Have a wonderful rest of October. **HI Cari, thanks for the five. I wish you would have written to let me know you were disappointed in it.
ladydy5 rated for A.I. Flower of Month - September on Sep 26, 2015
Comment: did the same thing. thanks good job
Response: Thanks for the fun challenges :)
debbiespoms rated for Mythical Creatures stuffy on Sep 11, 2015
Comment: Hey Chel! Hope this finds ya doing good! Thank you very much, for the wild looking mermaid! I love her! So thoughtful of you, to take part of your wedding dress of sequins, to put your mermaid together! How sweet! And, I'll keep her name Gianna. It's an awesome name!
Response: So glad you loved her :) Thanks for the heart.
Primera rated for HD/HP Masterpiece #2 Dali on Sep 6, 2015
Comment: thank you i loved it
Response: Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. Dali was a challenge for me!
purple24 rated for Watercolor + Salt Bookmark on Sep 4, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmarks. I absolutely love them. :)
Response: Thanks for the fun swap! I'm thrilled you liked them.
Comment: So gorgeous! Thanks
Response: thanks for the heart! :) glad you loved it.
carterj rated for HD/HP Atc Themed: Mouse on Aug 11, 2015
Comment: I love my mouse thank you!
Response: Yay! glad you loved him. :) Thanks for the heart!
CalyD rated for HD/HP Masterpiece Series -KLIMT on Aug 11, 2015
Comment: WOW and double WOW! that is an amazing piece of art work! I did not even realize that Klimt did landscapes, and this one is so dreamy and pretty! I am framing this one for sure! Thank You!
Response: His landscapes were crazy amazing. Awwwww Thanks so much!!! Check them out if you get a chance. The dreamlike quality of them is astounding. Thanks for the heart and the kind compliment. I appreciate it and the heart! Hope to see you in more rounds!
Comment: Great Job! Thank you Now on to the next month.
Response: Thanks! I'm enjoying these very much! Thanks for the heart.
dandabear rated for HD/HP Atc Sender's Choice aug 8 on Aug 10, 2015
Comment: Your fairy is cute! Thank you! Thanks again for hosting fun swaps!
Response: thanks! I'm glad you liked her. I'm going to be posting a bunch this weekend! Stay tuned :)
Comment: I love your ATCs too. You somehow always put the colors in my head into pictures that I adore.
Response: awwwww! that is such a sweet compliment. You made my day. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for your kind patience and the heart!
tinnuwen rated for HD/HP Atc Sender's Choice July 25 on Aug 4, 2015
Comment: And thank you once again - the swaps arrived at the same time! LOL Beautiful colours and artwork!!! :)
Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you loved them. Thanks for the heart as well! :)
tinnuwen rated for HD/HP Atc Sender's Choice June 6 on Aug 4, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC (and the resend!!!). Love the artwork and love the message! :)
Response: third time is the charm :) Thanks for your incredibly patience! I truly appreciate it. Thanks for the heart.
dandabear rated for HD/HP Atc Sender's Choice July 11 on Jul 21, 2015
Comment: Fun ATC! And I just love poppies. Thank you!!
Response: yay! Glad you liked it :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully hand colored PC. It will make a bright addition to my PC carousel. I truly appreciate the time you obviously took to create this.
Response: So glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: It's an adorable mermaid, thank you so much!
Response: so glad you loved her! Thanks for the heart.
ladydy5 rated for Flower of The Month - July on Jul 17, 2015
Comment: Lovely, really lovely! Thank u!.
Response: So glad you loved it! Thanks for the heart. :)
Comment: Very lovely handmade PC. Loved it. Thank you and happy swapping.
Response: Thank you. I'm glad you loved it and thanks for the heart :)
ARTG33K74 rated for Studio Ghibli ATCs! on Jun 21, 2015
Comment: These are awesome! Thank you so much and thank you for hosting a great swap! ♥ ♥ ♥
Response: YAY! Glad you loved them. I'm hoping to do a few more Ghibli throughout the year. Thanks for the heart.

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CurlyTea on Jun 18, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

lou on Mar 5, 2017:

Hello! Where've you been, everything okay I hope!? - Lou from WIYM group

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

susiescottsdale on Jan 3, 2016:

Happy New Year and wishing you many blessings in 2016! Susie

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

StarMouse on Feb 8, 2014:

May your Valentine's Day be filled with love and joy!

Aumonae on Dec 25, 2013:

StarMouse on Dec 6, 2013:

"I will keep Christmas in my heart all the year!"

Ebenezer Scrooge

SemioticLetter on Aug 23, 2013:

Dying for new Sharpie group swaps :D

tigermousecat on Jul 24, 2013:

As a now 6 year ovarian cancer survivor I salute your endeavors! It is much appreciated. Lets hope we can give this demon of a disease a quick and lasting end. Too many woman have lost the battle already!

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