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briedah

briedah
Date Joined: March 30, 2010
Last Online: April 26, 2014

Country: United States
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About Me

Mixed media collage artist working with vintage paper, ink, watercolor, oil pastel, acrylics, found objects, recycled materials. passionate about Victorian & Edwardian graphics/lithos/images featuring portraits, fashion and advertising. Any vintage ephemera lovers out there willing to trade one on one or whatever please contact me- Newbie since March 2010 on swap-bot but have met some members thru flickr.com. luv old skool cut & paste but also do digital artwork. some background in sewing/quilting/knitting/jewelry. looking forward to sharing my overstock in exchange for new fun stuff! ATC & ACEO preferred but open to all swaps with a 'vintage' theme. I am a creative, outgoing, funny, LEO (fire monkey) that has an uncanny ability to analyze the situation quickly and give a rant or rave using the correct grammar or interpretation. Not a wallflower but have slowed down a bit after surviving the 70s and 80's! born and bred in Brooklyn NewYork but have made the westward immigration in the 70's to the west coast and currently call Portland Oregon home. Summers here are terrific but the rain during the winter sucks-hence using art as therapy to fend off SAD...

Favorite Music

Nada Surf, Vampire Weekend, Electric President, Coconut Records, Matt Pond PA, Maritime, The Foxymorons, Built To Spill, Okkervil River, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Silverspun Pickups, Yo La Tengo, Arcade Fire, The Replacements, Republic Tigers, Sufjan Stevens, English Beat, Of Montreal, Starflyer 59, Band of Horses, Wilco, New Order, Army Navy, Say Hi To Your Mom, Camera Obscura, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cure, Ben Kweller, Weezer, Voxtrot, Thao Nguyen, The Sea and Cake, Louis, Great Lake Swimmers, The Decemberists, Travis, Albert Hammond Jr, Xymox, Pedro the Lion, Hot Panda, The Stills, Slushco, English Beat, The Ramones, Wolfsheim, Dandy Warhols, Unwed Sailor and Sparklehorse

Favorite Movies

Jackie Brown, The Professional, True Romance, 2 Days In The Valley, Laurel Canyon, Goodfellas, Crash, Inglorious Bastards, Pulp Fiction, Casino, No Country For Old Men, Iron Man, Gran Torino, The Wrestler, Notes On A Scandal, Brick, Juno, You Kill Me, The Queen, Hard Candy, Blades of Glory, Testament, Remains of the Day, Citizen Ruth, Bridges of Madison County, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Return To Me, Arlington Road, Napolean Dynamite, Walk Hard, Donnie Darko, Kalifornia, Natural Born Killers, Blackadder, Seven, Dead Man, Traffic, Memento, Flirting With Disaster, Dodgeball, Eulogy, Zoolander, Galaxy Quest, Happy Gilmore, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, Mini's First Time, Office Space, Joe Dirt, Undercover Brother, I Heart Huckabees, Royal Tenenbaums, Darjeeling Limited, Love Actually, Sense & Sensibility, Ghost World, American Beauty, Ed Wood, Something's Gotta Give, Polyester, Cry Baby, Amelie, Heavenly Creatures, Silkwood, The Devil Wears Prada, Life As A House, Mortal Thoughts, Julie & Julia, Waitress, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Atonement, Garden State, The Pianist, Born Into Brothels, Pow Wow Highway, Paper Moon, Sid & Nancy, Secretary and anything with George Clooney in it!

Favorite Television

Bored To Death, Madmen, Big Love, How To Make It In America, My Life As Liz, The Office, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Breaking Bad, Forensic Files, Snapped, X Files, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sopranos, The Soup, Divine Design, Mad TV, SNL, House, In Living Color, Spongebob Squarepants, Parenthood, Last Comic Standing

Favorite Crafts

mixed media & altered art collage, handmade cards, ATCs, ACEO, altered assemblage, altered books, 3D paper crafts, fabric crafts, rubberstamps, pen & ink...have worked in many mediums over the years currently using colored pencil, watercolor pencil and oil pastels. Oil painting is too expensive right now for me so I have switched to acrylics. Also enjoy doing digital artwork on the computer-when the mood strikes. However i would much rather get my hands dirty with paint, glue, and glitter!!

Likes

likes:old magazines, vintage advertising, Victorian portraits and photography, Victorian/Edwardian clothing especially foundation garments illustrations and Butterick dress patterns.I can not get enough of 19th century amusement park images like Coney Island Luna Park etc.I am totally into the Harajuku scene-gothic lollies rock! I collect designer paper and prefer K&Co or Basic Grey 12X12 sheets; vintage floral, newsprint or ephemera graphics are my faves; retro 50s 60's graphics also appreciated. I COLLECT:old postcards, letters, postage, and other ephemera: ticket stubs, purchase orders, ledgers, business correspondence, timetables, brochures, banking statements or checks, paper money, newspaper articles, seed catalogues, scientific journals, sears&roebuck catalogues, photos, small metal pieces like keys, plates, hardware, sewing notions, charms, or metal findings and old toy or games pieces. I am a big fan of: rubberstamps that feature victorian images of faces, objects, birds, cats, animals, travel, landmarks, nature, 19th century alphabets carnival and western typeface, vintage paper dolls, childrens magazines like Jack & Jill, old cookbook pamphlets, old aprons, hankies, ladies gloves, embroidered linens, lace and fabric pre 1965. and most importantly, I LOVE KITTENS!!!

i can not live without

friends, family, punkin, good memories, hawaiian vacations, warm climates, my pool, dreams, and food like french roast coffee, ice cream, cheese, raspberries, yogurt or KEFIR, bagels, peanut butter, black beans and rice, bottle water, odwalla berries go mega bars, deb's chicken alfredo pizza, terrys shrimp curry, swaagaat tandoori chicken, the dairy bar, white chocolate LINDOR truffle balls, thanksgiving dinner is good all year round IMHO, green pea soup, mashed potatoes, pasta with marinara, schmizza extreme veggie or combo classico, and once every few years a bbqed filet mignon medium rare with jeffs potato salad! if i am ill with the crud i prefer lemon ginger or chamomile tea, wheat toast and 7up. i crave on a weekly basis: chocolate, PEPSI, kefir, starbucks smoothies, and pizza... i carry in my purse at all times: dark red lipstick, iPod, mint waxed dental floss, listerine pocket pack strips, wallet, advil liqui-gels, coupon for Michaels 40% off item, calendar, button coin purse, ink pen, sharpie, comb or brush, compact mirror, tweezer and brow pencil. i must have all the newest art supllies by my favorite suppliers when not doing art-i must have a movie night or a dvd or on demand presentation (at least the newest popular movie)

i can live without

a cellphone, a GPS device, american made auto, creepy people, a cheater boyfriend, cigarettes, alcohol, organized religion, soap operas, oprah, spam (meat or other), rhubarb, skanky meth people, pests, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, car accidents, jury duty, pointless arguments, losing money, being taken advantage of, fear, panic or recurring nightmares about tidal waves and alien invasions... i can also get by without a SO, kids, or nosy neighbor'.s..i dread dealing with pathological liars and deadbeat exes....i can live without winter storms, taxes and bill collectors, telemarketers and credit card offers using computer voice activated phone messages! (how dare they? I am UNLISTED!)

Ratings

SamiE rated for Book page ATC on Mar 13, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. I, too, have been depressed for years. I guess some of us are just that way. Some good days, some bad ones. Hang in there, things will get better.....
gillman rated for BC- Mail Art Envie on Mar 3, 2012
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Comment: AMAZING envie! Thank you so much! Also, thanks for the wonderful collage items. I will put them to good use. Thanks for swapping!!
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad you liked it; have fun creating! xxoo
joytotheblog rated for Sad Zetti ATC on Aug 20, 2011
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Comment: What a jewel of an ATC! I love it! & thank you for the generous & wonderful ephemera. I will very happily use it all! xoxoxoxo
Response: joy u r so very welcome! have fun! mary
joytotheblog rated for ZS- Family Portrait Skinny on Apr 14, 2011
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Comment: Thank you, Mary, for the awesome skinny and the extras! xoxoxoxo
Response: you are so welcome! glad u like! ~M
user6937 rated for VS - Vintage Postcard on Jan 23, 2011
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Comment: I can't rate a 1 for this sender because she DID send me a postcard that was in her collection. She sent a note saying that she'd send me one she made herself. I recently emailed her, when I was reminded that I hadn't rated her (because I was waiting), but it looks like she isn't interested in SB anymore. Really a great artist (see her website).
jannieb rated for BC- Bright and Colorful ATC on Nov 27, 2010
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Comment: Love the ATC's! Thanks!!
paperfarm rated for VS - Marie-Antoinette Skinny on Sep 21, 2010
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Comment: What can I say about your package? IT IS AMAZING!!! Wow you blew me out of the water with the most fabulous envelope I have EVER received and your Marie Antoinette is beautiful! I love how the wings are mobile and all the cute embellishments you added to it. You are a true master in collage artist! Thank you so much!
Response: how very kind of you to say such wonderful things!!! it was fun making it! I hope we can swap in the future!
gunk rated for Owl ATC on Aug 26, 2010
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Comment: thanks for all the goodies!
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Comment: This card was fabulous, and the little girl with the butterfly 'bow' o her head was artsy genius!
Response: i am happy you like you PC-thanks for the kind comments!xxxoo
gillman rated for ZS- Zetti "Hairdo" Skinny on Aug 9, 2010
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Comment: WOW!! Thank you so much. Your skinny is absolutely amazing. I love the color combination and the way you designed her "Zetti-do"! I also love the handmade envelope you enclosed your skinny in. I plan to use it as a page in my journal. Thanks again!!
Response: i am so glad you luv her! she was hard to part with-but i think i could do a series of zetti doo rags! LOL-it was a fun swap! thanks! xxxooo
pthalostars rated for Collage Fodder Ephemera Swap on Jul 3, 2010
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Comment: thank you so much for resending, lovely items, thanks! :)
Response: I am glad you like the kit of ephemera! Have a great holiday~*~4th of July ~*~
douceplume rated for VS - Bookmark/Tag swap on Jun 18, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmarks and what a lovely envelop! I'll do my best to send you what you are asking for, just have to put a hand on the (I know I have some issues). And of course, I'd be happy to be your new friend in France :)
Response: Merci, mon ami! Je suis heureux d'obtenir ces photos de mode d'Elle ou de mode. Vous ĂȘtes le MEILLEUR !
fuzi rated for Moon ATC on Jun 16, 2010
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Comment: One of the best swaps I have ever gotten! <3 I love the ATC as well as all the extras. Thank you so very much.
Response: I am glad you liked your pin up package and the treasures inside! have fun playing!
StupidEyed rated for Dennis Hopper ATC Swap on Jun 15, 2010
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janfu rated for Funny Ransom Note on Jun 8, 2010
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Comment: NOOOOOO, do not put me on the lillian vernon mailing list! You can have your 50, 000 butter fingers! LOL. Thanks that was great! :) Jeanette
susiqz rated for ZS - Zetti Postcard - Senders Choice on Jun 2, 2010
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Comment: OMG! Fabulous! Love it! Thanks!!!!!!
Response: hello again-the respond button has magically appeared LOL you are so welcome and do enjoy it!
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Comment: I adore the owl. Thank you very much
Response: i was listening to 'owl-ternative' music while i made him : ) can you tell he is from 'owl-a-bama'? anytime you need an owl, let me know: I'll be 'owl' over it! :) have a great weekend
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Comment: Awesome letter Mary!! Thanks! Enjoy the trees!!!! =D
Response: thanks for the sweet 'heart' enjoy your weekend!
sunflowerpast rated for Collage Fodder Ephemera Swap on Apr 12, 2010
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Comment: Mary--Thank you so very much for all the items!!! What a wonderful package for a newbie to send out!! Many wishes to you and have fun on Swap*Bot!!!
Response: I am loving swap-bot...thanks for rating so high! I need some street cred around here and you are sweet to heart me...thank you!

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Comments

deLux on Oct 4, 2011:

Great collages! Would love to have you in the Rolodex Junkies group if you are interested!!!

watchmespinning on Jun 3, 2010:

Yes! I'd love to trade for your zine! I haven't made any yet, but I'll send you some handmade postcards or something of the sort :)

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