Date Joined: September 11, 2011
Last Online: August 30, 2013
Birthday: August 14
Country: United Kingdom
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I'm Issy, from Henley on Thames, a pretty riverside town in the south of England. Henley is most famous for the Royal Regatta, I am very lucky to live in this quintessentially English town. I grew up climbing trees, listening to Britpop and drawing everything.
I love art, and have not enough time for big projects, as I'm mum to two beautiful kids, Dylan aged 4 and Alexa aged 2. I have got time, however to pack all my potential into something A4 or smaller!! I love all art that is done with feeling and colour. Especially paint, pastel and collage. I am inspired by many things. Nature mainly, I love bees, ladyutterflies, octopus', mushrooms, birds, deer, Owls, animals, as well as ballet, the circus, magic, buttons and fairytales. I also have a small fascination with the great British tea party!! I love teacups, the union jack and ditsy floral prints.
I have mountains of art and craft supplies, everything I need to make an amazing postcard/ATC/mail art swap happen!
Lastly, I must add that I nearly always used recycled materials. Expect used wrapping paper, magazine pictures, old envelopes etc, not expensive cardstock!!
I just want to put it out there that I am a vegetarian!! In case I join any recipe swaps, an in the highly unlikely event that something depicting hunting etc should be sent to me!! I am totally against any form of animal cruelty.
I spend most days with my young children, going for walks, going to the park, flying kites and having picnics. In my own time I love to read, make things and sleep!!
I do love all crafts! My favourites to look at would probably be fabric - based collages, applique and cross stitch. My favourites to create are paper collages, drawings, scrapbooking, painting and glass painting. I LOVE mail art, especially things with an interesting or quirky theme. I am a jack of all trades definitely!! My favourite images are owls, mushrooms, birds, teacups, dragonflies, ballet shoes, woodland animals, rainbows and clouds.
I love to make ATCs, particularly when not restricted by a theme. Please see my flickr photos for ATCs available for private swaps.
David Shrigley...NEAL MURREN, egon Schiele, Tomiaki Ryuh, Cindy Sherman, postsecret!! Mick Inkpen (Illustrator)
Woodland animals Kawaii Graffiti and tattoos Insects Butterflies Birds Owls Jellyfish/Octopus Ballet Vintage Paisley Roses Mushrooms Fairytales/Fairies
m not fussy. I can use most things in some way or another.
Stickers for my Kids!! We use sticker charts for good behaviour, so anything really, but ESPECIALLY KAWAII OR HELLO KITTY!!
Pretty or unusual papers
Used or unused stamps
Vintage images of people
Unusual, foreign or old coins. Foreign to me - so not pound sterling! Quarters/dimes/pennies welcome! My son Dylan is interested in coins :)
Letter writing paper/envelopes
Aged paper/Old letters. Old photos.
cutouts! - I only have a few paper punches, but would love to benefit from all of yours!!!
Stamped images, I have very few stamps, but my collection is growing slowly, as I enjoy making my own stamps
A short letter to my son Dylan. He loves receiving mail, and also loves trains, spiderman, angry birds, and cats.
My little boy Dylan would really like a pen pal. He gets a bit jealous of all my mail art, and would really like something to arrive in the post for him too! He's nearly 5, so writing at a basic level. If you have or know a child of a similar age who would like to write letters, please contact me and we'll swap addresses!
Welcome to the hand drawn\ painted ATC group. I hope you enjoy your time with us and find many enjoyable swaps.
Hi Issy, I was just looking through profiles for the owl ATC and noticed you are from Henley. My husband was born in Henley on Crisp rd and I used to work in Bagatelles Toy shop ( dont know if its still there. I live in the states now and havent been home in a long time.. Anyway just wanted to say hi and perhaps I will be your swap partner.