Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2021 6:59 pm


Date Joined: May 3, 2018
Last Online: January 16, 2021
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 join the fun!

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 these fun projects, 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.

vintage and antique children's illustrated books - 1930's, 40's, 50's, and i adore illustrations from the 1890's.

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 keep drawing and/or painting in my journal, as often as i can.

i love all sorts of paper .. backgrounds are always appreciated.

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

wish list

vintage or antique ephemera/ marbled paper/gelli prints/ french/paris vintage paper anything advertising from magazines or mail from other countries/ vintage illustrations/ vintage/antique architectural elements: doors, windows, corbels

happy to receive

handmade art

i prefer vertical artwork - any size

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


little girls




birds / birds' nests

bees / beehives



sea creatures


ZeTti style

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

favorite artists

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

marc chagall
andy warhol
jean-michel basquait
peter max
wayne thiebaud
helen frankenthaler

one last thing:

please let me know if you haven't received my swap.


Comment: Hello fellow Las Vegan! ^_^ Thank you for the vintage Valentine's card, cute sticker and I have yet to find out what my secret message is! ^_^ Happy Valentine's! <3
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine's card and the little school valentine. My message said I'm over the moon for you. So cute!
Comment: Thank you for my Valentine :)
Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to work on this :D
JBuchner rated for WIYM: (USA) Simply Send Something! on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: I love what you sent!!!! Thanks so much.
Response: i am so glad it arrived! i was worried it had been lost ... happy rest of the year and beyond!
Tverne05 rated for USAPC: House Tag on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute tag. I love your house with the gingerbread men in the windows. Thanks so much! Merry Christmas.
Response: happy rest of the year and beyond!
tcornell rated for Journal Circles - DAJ page - #1 on Dec 6, 2020
Comment: I LOVE this! Thank you very much!!!
Response: i am so glad! happy rest of the year and beyond!!
Comment: Thank you. I'm keeping all of my cards and opening them on Christmas. I can't wait!!
Comment: Thank you. I'm keeping all of my cards and opening them on Christmas. I can't wait!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the package! I am waiting to open it, I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Response: i hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your goodies!!
BusyB rated for MJS: Magpie Journal 2020 #3 - US Only on Nov 29, 2020
Comment: Such a beautiful journal! I love everything about what you did with this journal and can tell you put in some of my favorites. I like the way you left plenty of room for me to add my own handwritten journaling, add to what you created and plenty of extra pages. And the extra hidden treasures. I did very similar in the one I'm sending. Thank you for your amazing gift and a thoughtful swap! Happy Holidays!
Response: i am so very glad you love this! i really appreciated your profile - it was filled with great ideas!! happy holidays to you, and many thanks for the comments and rating!
Disneydezi rated for HEUSA- Quick Halloween Cards on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: Goosey thank you so much for the sweet card and stickers, loved the stamp you used!
Response: i'm so glad this one found you! thank you for the hearty rating!!
Comment: I LOVED the Paris tag!! Thank you so much
Response: i'm glad you love the tag! thank you for the hearty rating!
Lilyhax rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #10 on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card.
Response: thank you for the hearty rating!
Comment: What a cute card with an ornament in it - Merry Christmas!
Response: thank you for the hearty rating!
Chechel2 rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #9 on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card and cute goodies! I love the Nutcracker sticker! 😊 Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Response: thank you for the hearty rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card, and the things inside. Loved it all. Happy Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas.
Response: thank you, too, for the hearty rating!
hg08 rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #7 on Nov 17, 2020
Response: thank you for the hearty rating!
Jjean rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #7 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you and I am saving until Dec. to open.
Response: thank you for the rating!

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bigmamabird on Nov 17, 2020:

Hey Marlies! Thanks for the holiday mashup RAK, it's all so sweet and lovely and eases me gently into thinking about the December holiday...The skulls are of course my favorite bits, but the little German angel scrap is quite nostalgic of my childhood with a German mom! The card is so cute too! We are having such a slow start with the winter season, there's still no snow on the ground! But it's all sure to come... Hope you are well, Carroll

warheart on Nov 2, 2020:

Thanks for the fun OMAE paper bomb envelope!! Everything is loved!

bigmamabird on Oct 14, 2020:

Hey Goosey! Yes they are end papers from some very old -rescued from the dump- books I have on my fodder shelves..! really enjoyed pulling this paper bomb together, it was satisfying to be able to fulfill some of your likes! Hugs, bigmamabird

stephiedee on Oct 9, 2020:

Thanks for the Halloween themed page in my STICKERS deco! It's so cute....I love how the whole thing turned out.

Hell0Z0mbie on Oct 1, 2020:

Got the stickers deco today! Thanks so much!

stephiedee on Sep 27, 2020:

Thank you for the great interactive Buddha ATC tag combo...what a cool way to double the art on such a small surface. My Halloween mail should be making its way to you...I sent it off a few days ago.

goosey on Sep 23, 2020:

stephiedee on Sep 1, 2020:

Well, your paper bomb must've sensed us talking about it because it was in the mailbox after dinner today. Yay! Nothing got lost. :D Thank you for the cool paper goodies!

sweetgypsy on Aug 26, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful fish tag-OMAE RAK! I love the colors you used! It was a nice surprise to receive after having a tooth pulled this week. ;)

MamaD on Aug 19, 2020:

Happy Happy Birthday!!! Have a great birthday week!!!

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