I am a 30 year old artist, zinester, and serial entrepreneur. My heart is in NYC, but my life is mainly in Nashville now since I moved here last year.
I'm queer, fat, strong, and silly. I dream big and I play hard. Feel free to unload the obscene and obscure on me, there is a big place in my heart for the misfits of our world. I am inspired by the beautiful decay of street art, and the acidic optimism of pop art.
Most days I am outside painting nashpop items, thrifting, hanging out with my pup Charlie, and anxiously waiting for my girlfriend to be in town again. We have been together for 8 years, but have spent the last year doing the long distance thing. Someday there will be children with her impossible eyes and my impossible attitude.
Creative businesses are my passion. My girlfriend jokes that I am an Etsy mogul. I don't know about that, but I do run a bunch of Etsy shops including nashpop for upcycled home decor, evey in orbit for my art and zines, and thriftonica for vintage finds. Plus, I have an antique mall booth space (see below). There are a lot of balls to juggle keeping me on my toes, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I love to make atc's; it is kind of my thing. Would love to do some one on one atc trades. Check my flickr for what is available. I also draw, paint, collage, create mixed media pieces, alter books, make zines and keep an art journal.
Paper crafts/art are my first love, but I also love to knit, sew, stuff stuffies, and book bind.
There is nothing more beautiful or freeing in this world to me, than a huge desk filled with ephemera, paints, inks and piles of magazines. Some people look at the world and see junk in the randomness; I see possibility. I am dedicated to beautiful decay, inspired by street art, and addicted to cut + paste.
gimme... cute owls . birds . geometric shapes . robots . cameras . toy cameras. martha stewart crafting tools . the alphabet . typewriters . polka dots . rainbow stripes . street art . handmade post cards . anatomical images . zines . long handwritten letters . fabric . apples .
I collect... alphabet magnets + wooden or metal numbers + t shirts (xl) + mini buddha statues + polaroids + large rubber stamps + postcards that advertise movies.
colors... green is my favorite, especially citrus and avocado shades. I also love yellow, coral, and teal.
I am very into... indie culture and music, spend a lot of time at thrift stores and record stores, find street art truly inspiring, and always have a few diy projects going on around my apartment.
themes... typography . baking . cupcakes . retro patterns . 50's + 60's vibes . geometric . post modern art . minimalism . eames era . anthropologie . beat culture .
supplies I love to receive... deco tape . cool stencils . large sewing buttons . brads . craft/art magazines + books . glue sticks . fabric . blank atc's . ink pads . paper punches . mailing labels . ephemera . rubber stamps .
postcards... artistically handmade . black and white . ad cards . skyscrapers . city views . bizarre or obscene cards . movie ad cards .
I really try to respect my partner's likes and dislikes, even if the swap is sender's choice. Please try and do the same for me.
icky... disney . teddybears . kitty cats . hello kitty . kawaii . purple . lace . stamped images . bookmarks . glitter . confetti . flowers . pencils. erasers. butterflies . tea . candles . bath/lotion products . jewelry . socks . cosmetics . religious items . dogma .
I do not collect inchies or dotee dolls. I also do not keep scrapbooks or make things in that style so stamped images and those little packaged embellishments are quite lost on me. I also strongly prefer not to receive food in the mail unless I join a swap specifically for such items. In those cases, I do not eat raisins or coconut.
I know official mix cd swaps are not allowed, but message me if you want to do a private music trade. I am a huge vinyl fan and would love to receive records.
miike snow . michael franti and spearhead . intergalactic lovers . amanda palmer . the drums . yeah yeah yeahs . the magic numbers . the kills . thao nguyen . the decemberists . m.i.a. modest mouse . atmosphere . rodrigo y gabriela . belle and sebastian . metric . la roux . cold war kids . iron and wine . florence + the machine . tegan and sara . van morrison . hot chip . massive attack . her space holiday . otis redding . weezer . bitch and animal . electrelane . the national . pomplamoose . aesop rock . arcade fire . crookers . john mayer . the ting tings . arctic monkeys . paul simon . the blow . rolling stones . death cab for cutie . lady gaga .
the goodbye girl . fantastic mr fox . annie hall . ghost world . paper moon . harry potter . lost in america . high art . the squid and the whale . code 46 . garden state . closer . barefoot in the park . lords of dogtown . high fidelity . up . don't tell mom the babysitters dead . amelie . little miss sunshine . love actually . reds . you've got mail . mermaids . into the wild . broadcast news . animal house . the candidate .
I basically love every woody allen film, wes anderson film, john hughes film, tim burton film and many assorted cheesy 80's flicks.
glee . californication . bored to death . mr. bean . weeds . homeland . girls . in treatment . the west wing . la femme nikita . gilmore girls . true blood . huge . freaks and geeks . six feet under . dead like me . damages . shameless . storage wars .
pablo neruda . william s burroughs . keri smith . junot diaz . sarah vowell . david sedaris . carol ann duffy . thich nhat hanh . anne lamott . alice sebold . tom wolfe . ee cummings .
I LOVE magazines about art, crafts, graphic design, architecture, tattoo culture, street art, cooking, and photography. my faves include juxtapoz, ready made, interview, curve, beautiful decay, and paper.
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