Hi! I am a self-representing artist, who lives in Michigan (USA), in a "burb" just south of Detroit.
I was very excited and surprised to have several of my altered tins selected by Altoid's for their ad campaign "Tinnovations" which you can view on Facebook.
My artwork and bio can be found on the Discovery Channel affiliate HowStuffWorks - and is also featured in their blog (see URL's).
ATC's, assemblage/altered art, collage and mixed media are my favorite artistic formats. I recently tried my hand at simple jewelry making and am beginning to work with polymer clay.
Since I participate mostly in craft/ATC supply swaps, I thought it would be a good idea to include this list in my profile.
LIKE/WANT/NEED - Any vintage or retro ephemera or photo's (reproductions or copies), corks from bottles (any size/kind), collage sheets/pics, transparency sheets/pics, small found objects, charms, old road maps, lampwork or colorful glass beads, negative strips from film, encyclopedia pages, foreign text, board books, skeleton leaves, small swatches of lace or fabric, sheet music, rusty hearts or stars, vintage style or "gaudy" unusual buttons, seed beads, and any jewely (old & broken are fine).
DON'T LIKE/WANT/NEED - kawaii, anime or Sario stuff, kiddy craft things, stickers, paper, regular buttons, fibers, postage stamps, embroidery floss, ribbon, playing cards of any shape or size, Scrabble tiles, Monopoly stuff, game pieces, poker chips, dominoes, formica sample chips, paint sample chips, brads, eyelets, rhinestones, or oriental themed items.