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graciepie49

graciepie49
Date Joined: April 28, 2014
Last Online: April 20, 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).

Namaste.

Ratings

Poeprincess rated for TIMs: Sender’s Choice; April on Apr 20, 2019
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Comment: Grace, these Inchies are terrific! Love you artwork, colors & the black/whites. Inchies can be so stunning. You are very gifted & I appreciate you gifting me with these!
colodad rated for ATCO: ATC Shape Series: Chevrons on Apr 16, 2019
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Comment: What an a amazing ATC. Loved the tracing paper guide. It was like having a mini unveiling of your ATC. And what great designs on the envelope. How do you create your rubber stamps. Hand carved?
georgiafae rated for CC: Put a Star on it on Apr 16, 2019
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Comment: Yes indeed this does have stars on it! I like your Use of the colored stars on a black background! Wonderful-Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Hi and OH what a fun swap and I love your legs and feet with some belly too..... thanks for sending the example of what all you drew it's AMAZING.....many hearts to you and hope to see you in the mailbox again soon.....
bigmamabird rated for MA: Sticker Shock March 2019 on Apr 12, 2019
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Comment: Your card was a joy to receive, Grace! Loved the variety..!
Response: Thank you Carroll 😊
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Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC with Millicent's torso. It goes well with her other parts, especially the legs. Your swaps are like receiving a treasure trove of artwork. Also love the 2 cats note card and envelope. It made my day!
Response: Thank you Joan 😊
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Comment: I received your card a couple days ago. It's awesome! I still have a big old Joy Of Cooking...It has dried leaves and some old photos of my oldest as a toddler in its pages as bookmarks. Thanks for the great card, I love it!
Response: Thank you Carroll 😊
keahirada rated for YTPC-Spring Match Book Notepad-USA on Mar 22, 2019
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Comment: Love this! You are talented cutting out paper! If I tried this technique it would be a mess. So bright and springy :)
Response: Thank you Rebecca 😊
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Comment: Thank you for sending Millicent, I love her! And your card and envie look so cool! Nice work, really beautiful.
Response: Thank you Leah 😊
mjhaertling rated for CC: In a bottle ... on Mar 12, 2019
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Comment: LAUGH OUT LOUD! What a fun postcard. What more can I say except I love it!!
Response: Thank you Martha 😊
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Comment: Thank you for the epic collage pc, Grace! I love all the different elements and textures.
Response: Thank you Steph 😊
user2148 rated for HCSI: Year of the Pig on Feb 25, 2019
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Comment: LOVE the stamps you did! You have amazing talent! The envelope, card, and ATC are all splendid -Thanks so much!
Mimi7 rated for MAS: 1 for All - mystery supply! on Feb 23, 2019
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Comment: Hi Grace, I love the colorful card made by you and also the the wonderful ATC!! Yes this one was a challenge wasn't it?? Loved your envelope also especially the waving kitty!! Thanks for a wonderful swap!! :)
ariestess rated for ZZ ~ USA Zine Go Round R7 on Feb 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sending the zine along! I love what you did with your page in the zine, and I totally get what you're saying about how to work with the swirlies on the page. A definite challenge!
YooperHill rated for CUCrew: Surreal Silhouette on Feb 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
nancybarlow rated for CC: 'A' Collage Postcard on Feb 9, 2019
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Comment: Grace, I received your card today and haven't stopped looking at it front and back! Awed by your fussy-cutting and the great design...Ariel and Alice and aliens! What an imagination and talent you have. \Thank you so much, and I'm sorry for the previous mistake. NB
LizzyJo rated for OMAE: Arty Envelope (USA) on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cheery envie. It brightened up my mailbox.
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: New Year, New Artistamps on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Gosh Grace, your stamps are amazeballs gorgeous! The envelope art as well, you created some very fascinating shapes with the lines! I'm going to play with them too... Thanks for an awesome swap!
Heynowokay rated for OMAE: New Year, New Artistamps on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Your stamps are so lovely! I’m terrible with digital imaging stuff, so I love when I receive that kind of thing. :)
AncientPlanter rated for CUCrew: Collage Images on Feb 3, 2019
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Comment: What a wonderful collection of images! Thank you so much -- I look forward to creating and having fun with them!

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Comments

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!

Poeprincess on Jan 26, 2018:

Welcome to the TIMs group, Grace! We welcome your mini-art creations & look forward to swapping with you.

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

Lady on Sep 16, 2017:

thanks for letting me know! appreciate your consideration.

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