Swap-bot Time: June 26, 2019 3:13 pm


Date Joined: May 3, 2018
Last Online: June 26, 2019
Birthday: August 30
Country: United States

About Me

i am a retired graphic illustrator and painter - i was introduced to atc's in the 1990's, but waited until 2017 to dive into the game!

at once smitten, i am hooked now. i have always loved to try new mediums, but on a large scale it has always been difficult: before the internet, there was not enough help out there. hello youtube! i absolutely adore finding some new medium, and getting all the help you need on youtube... what a life-saver. i was an art student in the 80s and 90s, and have a pretty broad knowledge of the "classical" arts. the new methods, paints, and all are very exciting to try on a smaller scale!

i have a fair amount of time to devote to this fun hobby, and i consider myself to be very conscientious when it comes to being counted on.

Favorite Books

i have always been a lover of art history books that feature my favorite artists from the renaissance period to the present.

childrens illustrated books

fiction that takes me to faraway places/ nonfiction that teaches me new techniques in art/ poetry from any time period/ english romantic novels/ a good mystery/

i am a lover of fine magazines on art and crafts

Favorite Crafts

i have painted in watercolor and acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, and am trying gouache for the first time.

i love to make and collect collage and mixed media and have kept a few journals over the years which have helped keep me going.

i truly love fine papers : marbled, and watercolor, mostly.

i collect assemblage jewelry, and love the combination of antique papers, and paints.


stamps from around the world, used or new/ vintage or antique ephemera/ marbled paper/ advertising from magazines or mail from other countries/ VINTAGE ILLUSTRATIONS vintage/antique architectural elements: doors, windows, corbels


handmade art in most mediums

i prefer vertical artwork - any size

FAVORITE COLORS: orange - ochre - gray
turquoise - lime green
dirty pink - fuschia - ltgreen . robin's egg blue


little girls


hearts / valentines


birds / birds' nests

bees / beehives



sea creatures


vintage illustrations

b/w photos

seashore seaside

nick bantock style

vintage french/paris



postage stamp people


alice in wonderland

frida kahlo

vintage halloween

vintage christmas


henri matisse
van gogh
raoul dufy
kay nielsen
georgia o'keefe
frida kahlo
diego rivera

marc chagall
andy warhol
peter max
wayne thiebaud
helen frankenthaler


Comment: That stuff was so cute!!! That’s cool we share the same initial!!! I like everything !!! Little did you know I want to make a mermaid journal AND I LOVE masquerade masks!!! Thank you for everything!
Angeljewele rated for Rubber stamped ATC on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: I love the stamp. Thanks so very much for the fun extras
Response: glad you like this! thank you for the hearty rating!!
luv2kraft rated for ATC Cleanout #25 (USA) on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great selection. Def. some keepers. I appreciate the extras.
Response: goodie gumdrops.
Comment: I love this vintage ad image of the sweet peas and morning glories. I missed out on growing sweet peas this year, but my morning glories are twining up their trellis! Nice vintage postage, too.
Response: glad you like it! i love morning glories too!! thank you for the hearty rating!
Comment: thanks, great card!
Response: glad you like it! thank you for the hearty rating!
Comment: Lovely postcard! Thank you <3
Response: glad you liked it! thank you for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you
Response: thank you for the rating!
supersquirrel rated for USATC: ATC with Wings on May 31, 2019
Comment: Love your honeybee ATC - such a beautiful card. Thank you for the rub ons too. Interesting info about rub ons and the desert. 😮
Response: glad you were happy! good luck with the rub ons!! thank you for the hearty rating.
Comment: Thank you so much Marlies for reading my profile. You are so sweet. I love the pc's and the extras. Happy swapping.
Response: i am glad you made the request in your profile! thank you for the heart rating!
Tuutis rated for ATCE&T: Add a crown on May 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you, so adorable!
Response: i am glad you like her - thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Great cards, thanks so much
Response: you are welcome! thank you for the rating and the heart!
KarenLaneWV rated for A.I. Make a tag on May 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: thank you for the rating and the heart!
ericabella rated for PH: Variety Package #3 on May 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
Response: thank you for the rating and the heart!
ladydy5 rated for A.I. Make a tag on May 2, 2019
Comment: Nicely done. thank you
Response: thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: The legs match so well with the first card from my other swapper. That said, I love your style. Thank you so much!
Response: so glad this works for you! many thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: What a lovely second part of this swap. Can’t wait to complete the series. Thank you!
Response: i think i send you the legs and feet too! many thanks for the heart and rating! marlies
Margothecat rated for EP Random Postcards in an Envie on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice assortment of postcards!
Response: thank you for the heartfelt rating!
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse, Part 1 on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Apologies for taking so long to rate! Love your creation so much-- colors and flowers for the win! Am looking forward to putting all the pieces together.
Response: thank you for the rating! i am so glad you like it!! i agree that the end "person" will be so fun!
Comment: Marlies, I'm so glad you got me for your partner! What wonderful works of art on all 4 pages -- I love it!! Thank you so much and I look forward to reciprocating soon!
Response: colleen, thank you so much for the rating and the kind comments! it will be great to have you as my partner!!

Rating Overview

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Artstamper on Jun 22, 2019:

Thanks so much for this lovely tag for the OMAE MMH tag tag. Loved the quote and sparkly stars. And the die cut on the back. Definitely made me happy.

Singske on May 21, 2019:

Received your Happy Mail today for the OMAE May RAK Attack. I♥️ the Japanese Daily Sun ⛩🉐⛩ Also thanks for the lovely pc ⭐️⭐️⭐️

bigmamabird on May 2, 2019:

What a majestic bird you chose for my MMH ATC OMAE tag ! Wow, I went online to check him out...Loving the monkey card it came in as well.... Many thanks Marlies.

Hell0Z0mbie on May 1, 2019:

Thanks so much for all the ephemera from the April OMAE RAK! Love it!

stephiedee on Apr 13, 2019:

Thank you for the MMH ATC for the OMAE tag! ⛵⚓🌟

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

stephiedee on Dec 20, 2018:

★彡 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓀 𝓎𝑜𝓊 彡★ for the wonderful postcard! I think it was a good call sending it protected - another piece of mail art that came today was soggy and ripped.

Thank you also for the book cover to repurpose! I've never gotten around to reusing an intact book cover to make a new journal, though I've saved some...half-baked ideas are a specialty of mine, too. 😉

goosey on Dec 5, 2018:

stephiedee on Dec 5, 2018:

.•♫•♬• 𝓢𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓸𝓷'𝓼 𝓖𝓻𝓮𝓮𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰𝓼 •♬•♫•.

goosey on Nov 9, 2018:

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