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karategirl46

karategirl46
Date Joined: June 18, 2010
Last Online: May 26, 2018
Birthday: November 27
Country: United States
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My Etsy Store

About Me

3/20/18 I just opened up an etsy store to sell my assemblage art. I tried to put a link up above, but couldn't get it to work. So go to etsy and do a search for a shop named Raven Queen Art. Check it out if you get a chance and let me know what you think! Thank you!

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!

I am a jewelry and assemblege artist. My favorite medium is mixed media. I also love working with glass. Both stain glass and fused glass.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 my two Lancelot and Percival. I learned 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 has been my favorite color since childhood. These days, I seem to be leaning towards teal, salmon, coral 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! Wolves are a favorite.

-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.

-Assemblage art. I use broken and found items to create one of a kind pieces.

-ATCs And handmade postcards.

-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 on anyone.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: Totally delightful.๐Ÿ’“Love your style and the card that you made.๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“
polyk rated for Nekked Lady/Man Postcard Swap on May 18, 2018
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Comment: At least they didnโ€™t stick this one in an envelope to hide all the nekkedness glory like they did to the one I sent my partner! Lol. I especially liked the man buns on the correspondence side of the PC ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Response: I was a little worried ๐Ÿ˜‚ Glad you liked it! Thank you!
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Comment: Loved the happy cat card with golden oldie pcโ€™s! Thank you. The envie was to envy... great faces!!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating and the heart.
Whimsy1 rated for TSP: ~ Spring Air! on May 10, 2018
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Comment: This was a beautiful and generous swap! TY!!
Response: I'm so glad you got it! Thanks for the heart!
wolfeagle rated for USA: Here comes the Sun-May on May 8, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful sun. Thank you.
Response: You are welcome! I'm having fun with this sun series ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Comment: I love this page and the story behind it! The stamp you carved is super cool as well. Great job :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely journal page. I love the art and I totally appreciate the writing on the back too! Thanks so much for sending it to me as well as the little extras.
Response: I enjoyed making it for you! Thank you for the kind words and heart!
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Comment: Oh what wonderful things you sent! I can hardly wait to see what I can make from them! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Me too! I love the things you make so this will be fun! Thank you for the heart!
bigmamabird rated for MMA: ATC (Paint) on May 3, 2018
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Comment: What a wonderful ATC! I find myself loving the metallic watercolors too..! Your envelopes are so very fun to receive! That bird and the moon face....just lovely...
Response: I'm obsessed! Seems like every time I start to make something, I reach for the metallic paints! I'm glad you like my raven girl. Thank you for the love!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flat surprises! You were such a well-behaved girl... Nearly no capers! :D I so like the card that you made and the golden collage envelope is beautiful!!! I love all the items you sent, especially the papers with the foils and the vintage pieces! Thank you very much!!!
Response: I wouldn't say I was good ๐Ÿ˜Š, this list just didn't have many of my capers on it. I'm really glad you like the items I sent. Look forward to swapping with you again!
wolfeagle rated for Green and Pink Mail ART on Apr 30, 2018
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Comment: Simply Stunning artwork. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you! I like working with watercolors.
CurlyTea rated for USA: Here comes the Sun-Apr on Apr 20, 2018
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Comment: I LOVE this postcard! You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much!
Response: Yay! I was a little worried I had not used strong enough glue. I'm glad it made it safely. Thank you for the heart!
marymary914 rated for MMA: Abstract ATC X2 on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATCs! Love the color combos. :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
sunshinesuperman rated for MMA: ATC (Messy) on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for such a great card, I adore it. Love all your layering and color which brings such beauty to the card. The vintage extras are really special! Hugs, Mona
Response: She was fun to create. Hope I hit the mark on the messy theme. Thank you for the heart! Happy Spring!
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Comment: Heather, this postcard is amazing! So interesting and beautiful! I love it! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm really glad you like it. It was fun to make. Happy Spring!
gillman rated for MMA: Abstract ATC X2 on Apr 15, 2018
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Comment: Heather, thank you so very much! Both ATCs are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. Gave me a chance to try a new technique. So fun!
shinyserra rated for Butterfly MailArt on Apr 5, 2018
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Comment: I am in love with this artwork as well! The girl with the butterfly was so beautiful.
Response: So pleased you like her. Thank you for the heart!
shinyserra rated for Teal/Turquoise MailArt on Apr 5, 2018
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Comment: I LOVED the mail art and the beautiful artwork inside! Thank you so much
Response: I had a lot of fun painting her. Thank you for the kind rating and the heart!
doodlebugdezines rated for FCMA: The Catโ€™s Meow on Apr 3, 2018
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Comment: Fantastic Envie and kitty koolness inside!! Thank you very much!!
Response: I hope you are able to use the location items in some way. I'm glad you like the envi! Thank you for the heart!
wolfeagle rated for Outer Space PC on Apr 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful moon postcard. I love those shimmery paints also.
Response: I'm glad you like it! It was lots of fun to make! Thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Singske on May 22, 2018:

Hello Heather, I'm speechless...what a amazing piece of art you have send me for the your supplies swap. You're a real artist! Love the painting you made with the birdhouse. This will get a special place in my house for sure. I love everything you've made!!! I don't know how to thank you... It really touched me. Lots of love x Inge

AmookIslandCreations on May 22, 2018:

Hi Heather! Thanks for letting me know that you received your mini-zine! I hope you will receive many others! They are so fun to make! I usually make extras to send as tuck-ins for swaps. So glad you like it! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

AmookIslandCreations on May 16, 2018:

Hi Heather, I sent out the "Your Supplies Swap" item that I made, on Monday. I hope it arrives soon! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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.

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