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karategirl46

karategirl46
Date Joined: June 18, 2010
Last Online: February 16, 2018
Birthday: November 27
Country: United States
My Etsy Store
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About Me

Just a quick note. I put photos of my work on my Flickr page once I finish them. it helps me keep a record of what I have made. If you want to be surprised, you may not want to check out my Flickr photos just yet. Thanks!

Hi,

I am a jewelry artist. My favorite medium is mixed media, although I have dabbled in many different medium. I enjoy all forms of art. Sculpture being a favorite. I'm hoping by joining Swap-Bot I will find new challenges and inspiration.

I am also a mom. I have two kids. My daughter Nicole, is 32 and my son Brandon, is 23.

I dearly love animals. I have two cats and two dogs. I rescued my dogs after they had been dumped along a highway. In fact i rescued three dogs and gave one to my daughter. All three are boys. Nicole named her guy Arthur and i named mt two Lancelot and Percival. Only to learn later, that my daughter named her dog after Arthur Russell and not the king of the round table. Oh well, still works for me. I'm a big dog person. The bigger the better. I have never really connected with the little guys. Until now! Percy and Lance each weigh about 12 lbs. and i could not love them more. What little bunddles of joy they are!

I have been in the antique business for many years and appreciate vintage style. The arts and crafts era of the 1930's and 1940's is my favorite. Art nouveau and art deco are beautiful as well.

Heather

Things I Like

Here is a list of things I like:

-Purple is my favorite color. I also love turquoise, teal, and royal blue. I like most colors, but pastels are not my cup of tea.

-I love the statuary in cemetery's. The angels always have some natural wear and interesting patinas. I like the look of time.

-I love animals! I have four, two cats and two dogs.

-Vintage! I have an antique business And sell on etsy so i appreciate all things vintage.

-I really enjoy spending time outdoors. Camping, hiking and kayaking.

-I study the martial arts. Karate and a Filipino martial art known as Cabales Serrada Escrima.

-I have been drawing for most of my life and love to express myself that way.

-My favorite genre of book or movie is science fiction or fantasy. But I will read any book recommended to me by friends.

-Crows and or ravens. And the idea that they somehow travel a bridge from life to death and back.

-I hesitate to say that I like things to do with the supernatural because it's not so much the creepy factor that attracts me but the idea of a connection that transcends death, that I find so fascinating. As much as I would like to believe in ghosts, I'm not sure I do. But the idea draws me in every time.

-I love reading! And one of the types of books I really enjoy are graphic novels. Not only is it great reading but often wonderful art. The Sandman series is a favorite.

  • I admire those who can make art out of discarded or broken things. I try to do this whenever possible. But I enjoy seeing the creativity of others to take trash and make it treasure.

What I Make

Things I like to make or would like to try making.

-ATCs I have only made a few but really, really enjoyed it and can't wait to make more.

-Jewelry, jewelry, jewelry! I have used many different mediums. Silversmithing, fused and dichroic glass, broken china, stained glass and vintage assembly. I enjoy creating things with mixed mediums.

  • types of jewelry I have made include:

    Fused glass,

    Broken China Jewelry,

    Metal formed or hammered jewelry,

    Vintage assemblage,

    Button Jewelry

-Shrink plastic anything.

-Anything out of recycled materials.

-collage using vintage materials

-found object art

-Just about anything art related.

Not My Cup of Tea

-Disney anything.

-Stickers, I really have no use for them.

-Anything cutesy, it's just not for me.

-Bows

-Graphic as in gory.

Special Note

I will not flake out on anyone. I truly mean this. If for some reason you have not gotten your swap from me, let me know and I will make it right. That's a promise.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks so much for the glorious envelope, the wonderful ATC and the generous bundle of vintage valentines!!! Your thoughtful and kind gestures are appreciated, sweet lady.
RockyBeach rated for Aqua and Red Mail Art on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for your two worderful drawn/painted ATCs! Lovely! Oh that vintage postcards are a real treasure. Thank you again for a great swap!
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful postcard! I really enjoyed how you created the background and the drawing is fab!
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks so much for this gorgeous postcard! It brightened my day! I love the colors and the art deco inspiration on the reverse as well as on the front! You need to visit Alaska again! It is even more beautiful in winter! All of those mountains are highlighted by the snow and apenglow! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So glad you the the postcard. I had fun making it. I imagine Alaska is always beautiful!
Kaizla rated for LOP Forest ATC on Jan 24, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful job thank you and the easel is so cute!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
bjmonroe rated for Feelin' the Love Art Hearts on Jan 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful hearts. Like you, once I started I had enough fun to keep me going and going. Loved all the papers too. So glad I was your partner. The envelope is so darn cute
Response: I hope you are able to use the hearts in your art!
bblue rated for IU: Gift Swap on Jan 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I received not one gift, but an entire box of gifts wrapped in Christmas-coloured tissue papers with a polar bear card. The gifts are too pretty to open right away, but I'll message you when I do!
bombardiette rated for IU: Card Swap on Dec 22, 2017
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Comment: Oh my gosh what an incredible card and beautiful bookmark! And I love otters too, so this is just super special. I hope that you get everything you wish for this Christmas - and I have no doubt that your friend is going to love the painting. Thank you for such a lovely card. xoxo
Response: Thrilled that the otter spoke to you! Thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas!
Poohtat rated for IU: Card Swap on Dec 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your card and note. I think your friend is going to love your painting.
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: While I am super curious about these earrings!! I'm saving to open on Christmas morning! Thank you for making them--I'm sure they will be amazing! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!
Response: Have a very Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you so much Heather for the cheerful looking presents! I look forward to opening them Christmas morning. :o) I'll come back and comment again after I open them!
Response: I'm excited to hear what you think.
wolfeagle rated for Krampus on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: Great Krampus ATC. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: What a fun postcard! I like the look of that Santa. Whose puppet is he, though? :^)
Response: Thank you for the heart! It was fun making something new out of something old!
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Comment: I SO love what you created that I am crying! Itโ€™s a good cry, The David angel is on pointe. The colors you selected are eerily perfect. His fave color as a small boy was yellow. Later his fave color was green. Just b4 his tragic end, he told me his fave color is now blue. Thank you forever for the angels. ๐Ÿ˜˜ I will treasure them. I am addicted to making these dolls!! Soooo much fun!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I'm so glad you like the David Angel. He was a pleasure to make. I'm like you, I love making these dolls. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful swap!
wolfeagle rated for Sewing Post Card on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: I love this postcard. Thank you so much. The recycled bag ocean is awesome.
Response: So happy you like it! I love to hand stich things. Thank you for the heart!
SamiE rated for IS: Vintage girl swap INT on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Your card is too big. But, it's cute. Thank you for the replacement ATC. Very nice.
Response: I did not see a size restriction in the swap description. Is there a size I should adhere to? Thank you.
Kaizla rated for Silhouette atc on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: I really like both of them! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad they made it! Thank you for the heart!
Kaizla rated for LOP Underwater ATC on Nov 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much itโ€™s so cute and thank you for the extras as well as joining my swap!
Response: Fun swap! Thank you for hosting and the heart.
dancingDog rated for Scare crow ATC on Nov 22, 2017
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Comment: Wow! Love your card & your inventive use of a filet-o-fish box! So nicely drawn. And the extras are fantastic Love the paper, vintage ads and cool tags. My fav extras are the crochet flowers - reminds me of somethings my Mom and Grandma made! Thank you!
Response: Because my mom is recovering from a car accident, one of the few things she likes to eat is a McDonald's fillet of fish sandwich. It was nice to be able to use one of the boxes ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you for the kind rating!
edgetorn rated for MMA: Embossing element PC on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Got your awesome PC today! I love, love, love it! Love the raven and Poe quote. Love the embossing and the ribbon and the little bird you drew on the back. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad! Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed making it!

Rating Overview

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Comments

thriftymermaid on Dec 31, 2017:

Heather!! Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts that you sent for the MLU Christmas swaps! They are amazing--you are a super talented lady!! I LOVE the earrings and the necklace that you made--there is nothing like it! You need to be selling your crafts on Etsy. <3 And the Art Journal & bookmark--incredible!! I was very lucky to get you as a partner! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!! :o)

Bhindblueeyes on Dec 7, 2017:

Profile check for IU: Gift Swap. In reading your profile, I have ideas for a gift for you so this pro is approved - partners will be assigned tomorrow :)

CurlyTea on Nov 27, 2017:

thriftymermaid on Nov 16, 2017:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lover's Unite Group! Please head over and check out our current swaps. Please share your birthday with us in the Group Forum and enter the Giveaway going on there as well. :o)

susiescottsdale on Jan 3, 2016:

Happy New Year and wishing you many blessings in 2016! Susie

bjmonroe on Dec 24, 2014:

Saristotle on Aug 4, 2014:

Whenever you have time to come back to swap -bot you should check out The Sisters of Holy Crap group. Art made out of found things instead of new craft store things.

wolfeagle on Feb 14, 2014:

!HV

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

stephiedee on Jan 13, 2014:

Hi Heather - I wanted to let you know the second red+green card arrived today, right as rain. Thanks for sending again!

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