Date Joined: January 22, 2010
Last Online: January 17, 2020
Birthday: July 7
Country: United States
I LOVE HEARTS! I put my best effort into every swap and ALWAYS read my partners profile for inspiration. I'm here to send things that will make people HAPPY!
Themes I enjoy:
-Astrology, crystals and galaxy
-Succulents, cactus and flowers
-Vintage lace, floral and tea time
-Gothic, spooky and Halloween
-Travel, Asian art and maps
-Books, hand lettering and letters
-Dessert, foodie and sweets
-Paris, Marie Antoinette and frippery
I really enjoy Swap-bot for inspiration, connecting with pen pals and trading art. Art Journaling and mixed media are my favorites right now for swapping.
Some of my hobbies are letter writing, reading (sci fi and the classics), crocheting, travel, dancing, shopping and stamp carving.
I look like a party on the outside- but I've always kind of been a little old lady on the INSIDE - things even out more each decade : )
I'm currently living in the San Francisco area and there are MANY MANY opportunities to take classes and join groups for any kind of hobby or interest. Since moving here I've taken lots of amazing mixed media workshops, joined great groups of crafters that meet up monthly and have access to lovely shops and artist markets!
Some Favorite Artists I've learned from in person:
I am in LOVE with the TCM channel, old movies from the 1920's-1950's make me so happy. The clothes, the style, the refinement, the actors and actresses, the singing and dancing, the magical sets they created - all of it adds up to a world of glamour that this world lacks in the current day.
Anything with Bettie Davis, Marlene Deitrich, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Rosalind Russel, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, Marilyn Monroe or any other glorious gentleman and ladies that graced the screen!
Goth, Industrial, Synthpop, New Wave, Rockabilly and Psychobilly. Some favorites in no particular order - Orange Sector- Leaether Strip- Funger Vogt- Faderhead- Lana Del Rey- She Past Away- Die Krupps- Doris Day- Fink- The Andrews Sisters- I AM X- The Faint- Panzer AG- Prince- Madonna- Red Flag- She Wants Revenge- Radiohead- Wolfsheim- Covenant- oh i could go on and on and on...
Science Fiction/ Fantasy and the great literary classics are my two favorite genres.
If you have suggestions for authors similar to the following favorites - I'd love to hear about them!
I love to find new penpals from all over the map. I'm a wordy penpal, so I appreciate people who have a lot to say.
I love doing long term journal swaps, message me if you're interested. When I do these, it's really about the writing part of journaling and less about the art part.
I really enjoy seeing handmade creations. I love ATCs and art journals because each person makes one of a kind art when they sit down and create. Handmade postcards are awesome.
I'm interested in the following types of swaps: Mixed media art, ATCs, Handmade Journals, Art Journaling, penpal and I'm thinking of starting a swap series for advanced/experienced card maker pen pals. I'd really enjoy seeing what some other card makers are doing and it's only fair to exchange something that takes that much time and effort to create for an equal effort.
If you want to send along vintage ephemera it's my new obsession! I will put it to good use!
Ideas for flat items I'd enjoy: ATCs, Stamped Images, Ephemera, Washi tape in my favorite themes, used postage stamps, gelli printed papers, postcards, handmade cards or postcards, vintage book pages.
-#1- please don't send ANIMAL anything - dogs, cats, goats, horses - no thank you. I am afraid of animals and i have nightmares about them, and am also allergic. (of course i am not allergic to hello kitty!)
-Don't send things smelling of SMOKE - allergic to this too
-NO Country Cutesey, rustic, Mary Englebright
-NO Outdoorsey sportsman type things
-NO Sports things
-NO Patriotic, Americana, Armed Forces etc.
-NO Religious Themes
-While i AM indeed GOTH - i am NOT into yucky bloody gory realistic horror stuff - I don't want to know about serial killers.
[added extra "NO"s for skim readers, I swear I've gotten envies filled with just my dislikes - lol]
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