Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2019 6:26 pm


Date Joined: April 28, 2014
Last Online: September 22, 2019
Birthday: October 5, 1949
Country: United States
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About Me

under construction . . . .

I started doing mail-art and swaps in 2008, mainly black pen and color marker ATCs until I joined Swap-bot 3 1/2 years ago and ventured into other forms of mail-art (postcards, zines) and other sorts of image types, like multi-media, rubber stamping, and collage. Here is a list of some of the kinds of art I make:

DRAWING - black pens like Micron, black brush pen, color markers, colored pencils

ABSTRACT - most of my work is abstract. Wikipedia says "Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world." I love geometric abstract most of all.

CONSTRUCTIONS - (cardstock or thin cardboard) of geometric solids, boxes, small chests-of-drawers, etc.

STAMP CARVING - I love making my own stamps. I started doing it because I can't afford to buy them, and I now have a very large collection which grows every month. I need to seriously think about stamp storage other than tossing them in a plastic bin.

PAPER COLLAGE - I love paper collage! I collect and use images, words and phrases, textures, color, and all kinds of bits from junk mail, magazines and books.

ZINES/SMALL BOOKS - I don't do as much of this as I would like, but I could get serious about it and do more.

QUILLING (paper rolling) - Sometimes . . . .

PAINTING - acrylic, watercolor, gouache . . . not as much as I'd like to do

DIGITAL/COMPUTER - some digital collage, computer art, page design, etc.

LIKES - - - -

  • Sacred Geometry - geometric designs - shapes and Euclidean solids, Exploring hyper dimensional geometry of space time
  • Balance and Harmony in all expressions
  • Imagination and Creativity
  • Gratitude, Kindness, Love, Tolerance, Cheerfulness, Sincerity, Responsibility, etc. (good character)
  • LIFE - People/humanity/cultures, animals, plants, earth, rocks/minerals, sky, sun, moon, planets, history, math and sciences - physics, chemistry, biology, geology, geography, astronomy, cosmos/cosmic, inner life and exploration
  • ALL COLOR - bold colors - pale colors - muted colors - ANY AND ALL colors in the right time and place. My favorites include deep cobalt blue, shades of teal and turquois, and deep rich purple.
  • Abstract art, Watercolors, Retro Space and Sci-Fi, Retro/Vintage mid-century-modern graphic design, fabric, decor, especially Atomic, Space, Googie, Kitsch
  • Quiet and being alone - just me and the sounds of life in the house and neighborhood.
  • Study of awareness, consciousness, existence, mindfulness, dreaming, lucid dreaming, day dreaming, mystical, mythical, esoteric, Spirit
  • Internet surfing, image collecting, YouTube, curious minds want to know, information junkie
  • Current music, TV, etc. - Sigur Ros/Jonsi, Imogen Heap, Dave Brubeck, Autoheart, LP (Laura Pergolizzi, documentaries, design reality shows, Sherlock, Elementary, The Good Place, The Good Doctor, Grace & Frankie, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Sense8, Bodyguard, Travelers, Queer Eye, Sex Education, Dancing Queen, Atypical

Dislikes - - - -

ALL that is mean, horrifying, misogynistic, insensitive, thoughtless, narrow minded, bigoted, maliciously deceptive, and grotesque (notwithstanding Equisite Corpse).



KarenLaneWV rated for USATC: 4 Elements ATC Challenge on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful ATC...I love the enclosures and the envelope you put everything in.
geekgirl1001000 rated for ATCO: Stamps and Stencils on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Great ATCs. Like your stencils! Thank you
Comment: This is one of the coolest postcards I hav eever received! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome Stephanie :-) I'm super glad that you liked it! One of my pastimes is going through junk mail, flyers, etc., and clipping the areas that have two colors adjacent to each other, then cutting circles out of those. Then I make art with those. Fun!
Lazydaisy0104 rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC #2 on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: This card is so neat!!! I love it, thank you!
Response: You're welcome Laura :-) I'm happy you have enjoyed it. I was pretty happy about finding that the ribbon was 2.5" wide :-)
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Sender's Choice July 2019 on Jul 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely collage, Grace. You didn't mention what swap it was for but I did some sleuthing & it must be this one. I love the address side of your card as much - maybe more - with all your wonderful artistamps against the black background. Stunning graphically & laudable sentiments. Such a treat to find in my mailbox.
Response: Hi Linda :-) . . . Wow! I'm amazed I forgot to put the swap info on the back of the postcard. It's the first time I've not done that, but likely won't be the last time. I'm very glad you enjoyed this collage, I honestly had a great time making it for this swap. All of the elements that I used had been in my collage clippings stash for years and years, and I'm delighted when I use them. And thank you so much for enjoying my many artistamps which I love to use when I've made a postcard on black paper.
camelsamba rated for CC: Animal with wings postcard on Jul 19, 2019
Comment: Some other animals from that litter are flitting around my echinacea right now, as i sit on the porch and type. They don't have the mammalian body parts though :^) Thanks for the clever postcard - I also like all the violets in the background
Response: Hi Tricia :-) . . . Thanks for enjoying my postcard. I was so stoked to find that cat image with those big expressive eyes, looking so startled. And then to find two butterflies that looked just the same but one large and one small, the rest just fell into place. The violets background came from a Saver's find. It's an old Sunset book on growing African Violets that I bought just for the inside cover.
Poeprincess rated for TIMs: Anything Goes on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Fantastic Inchies! I, too, love geometric shapes. Love your colors, too. I can always tell when your swap arrives by the great stickers & artwork on the envie. The inner card is super & inspirational. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome Di :-) . . . I am really really glad you liked the inchies I made for the swap!! I loved and enjoyed every minute of their creation, and even made several more for my collection. Thank you also for enjoying my envelopes. I love to share my art with everyone.
Winegeek rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: What a wonderful swap. Starting with your envelope, that is a work of art all by itself. I love both Atc's and your card is beautiful. Thanks so much!
Comment: Wow, what an amazing collection of stickers - you spoil me with riches!! I especially like the fish but everything is wonderful. Can't wait to use them (and yes, i'll add color to a few - thanks for options :^)
bigmamabird rated for MA: Paint this cat on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Love your cat! He's so colorful... I had a really hard time getting into this swap as well..? I eventually got it started and then left it half done forever... So funny how we do that to ourselves sometimes! Thank you for making this lovely ATC for me!
supersquirrel rated for OATC: Number series No. #3 on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: LOVE your art. Thank you for the unique and eye catching ATC.
Comment: Hi Grace, The envelope was so beautiful, covered with your various artistamps and rubber stamp designs, that I almost didn't want to open it! When I did, however, I was delighted with the ATC (and stamps) and your reason for making it for me. Thank you so much.
bigmamabird rated for BMG:ATC challenge - triangles on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Your mail art continues to be so pleasing to receive! The ATCs are both very handsome it their muted colors, sparkles and gold... You must tell me why you wanted to send me the 'G' card. I love all your stamps and artistamps on the envelope and that card, you did that in colored pencil?!? Wow! That's so much work... I hope you are feeling better and Summer is being good to you.
sharmison33 rated for EJ: Ephemera ATC on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the neat ephemera ATC. Your artwork on the card and envelope is beautiful! 😊
Nehalennia rated for 📬🎨 Arty Envelope on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope
9O96O rated for DAD: Minizine Swap - Free Themed on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Beautiful. The poetry is moving. I especially liked this line "cried for a love that's made me richer". Thank you for sharing yourself through your creative work.
GinaVisione rated for CC: Monochrome 10 on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: I LOVE all the sunflowers and flowers and a tad bit o’ Star Trek too Grace! THank you~
iowa05 rated for DAD: Minizine Swap - Free Themed on Jun 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks! :)
onthesnap22 rated for GREETING CARD ATC on May 23, 2019
Comment: OMG I absolutely loved getting this envelope and ATC cards. Thanks so much for the time you took to make them :)
DaisyNY rated for Twinchiesx3 on May 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Grace, for the lovely set of twinchies. I love the way you packaged and presented them so beautifully.

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Singske on Jun 13, 2019:

Hello there, I think I received your pc for the OMAE May RAK Attack. I had to check your Instagram page and I saw the same stamp passing.So it can only be yours... 😉many thanks for the colourful pc, love the stamp you made. Hugs ⭐️⭐️⭐️

StagKing on May 8, 2019:

I just got the washi samples and your envelope art is as divine as always! Your samples will be coming your way as soon as the watercolors dry.

Also, I love the art you sent! I can't wait to find a little space to hang it up with all of my other tiny pieces of art!

LahDeeDah on May 8, 2019:

I've been examining this piece you sent for the OMAE Handmade Postcard tag and am thinking you drew this with a Micron pen? If so, it's unbelievable! I absolutely love it, no matter how you managed to create it! Thank you SO much!

Hell0Z0mbie on Apr 29, 2019:

Thanks so much for the ATCs! Love it!

bigmamabird on Apr 26, 2019:

Thanks for the awesome abstract ATC duo (OMAE PIF ATC Tag), they are so pleasing to the eyes, your tiny and precise work impresses me... The card is very dear, I may add her to my journal...The squiggles on your note card make happies inside!

stephiedee on Jan 7, 2019:

Thanks for the comment on my profile, Grace. Having a "good" profile here is one of those things that has always weighed on my brain. Being someone who isn't typically user friendly (ha), it means a lot when people can find something agreeable or positive in it. ✌

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Oct 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

PrairieKittin on May 17, 2018:

Tangle and Pass
Thank you for adding to my Tangle and Pass postcard!

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