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mandymo

mandymo
Date Joined: April 25, 2011
Last Online: November 17, 2018
Birthday: December 24
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mother of two beautiful little beings and I am also an English teacher at a local high school. I appreciate artistic expression of all kinds, whether it be a play of William Shakespeare or a painting by Mark Ryden, the crayon drawing of a child or a plastic bag blowing in the wind (just kidding about the bag). But that reminds me of the beauty of film and the lyricism of poetry. . . i could go on and on and on. I definitely look for the sparkles on the edges of life (however cliche that sounds) and sometimes I find the dark and sinister aspects of art and life the sparkliest of all. I LOVE the mixture of beauty and darkness and the seedy underbelly of society.The mere suggestion of something ominous lurking just beneath the surface enthralls me. I also love travel and collecting things as well as experiences. Recently, I have become enchanted by the ATCs and I am passing excited to get swapping.

Big-eyed

I absolutely LOVE big eyed art/pop surrealism. . . think Mark Ryden. I think it goes back to the picture by Margaret Keane that hung in my grandmother's house. There is just something so innocent and thought provoking about the images. I am NOT into the anime style of big art. My favorite artists in this genre are Mark Ryden and the incredible Mab Graves. If you haven't checked out Mab's work, you should. It is amazing. This obsession has carried over into the world of dolls. I have nine darling Blythe dolls and several ball jointed dolls. They all get along rather well. :)

Big-eyed

I absolutely LOVE big eyed art/pop surrealism. . . think Mark Ryden. I think it goes back to the picture by Margaret Keane that hung in my grandmother's house. There is just something so innocent and thought provoking about the images. I am NOT into the anime style of big art. My favorite artists in this genre are Mark Ryden and the incredible Mab Graves. If you haven't checked out Mab's work, you should. It is amazing. This obsession has carried over into the world of dolls. I have nine darling Blythe dolls and several ball jointed dolls. They all get along rather well. :)

Favorite Books

I love books. I traffic in books. I am part of all that I have read. I love their pages and their mysteries. I interpret much of my life through the filter of great literature. I dig the classics all the way through the contemporary. The power and beauty of language is almost more than I can bear. If I think about how intricate and complex language is for too long it totally blows my mind. My list of faves is extensive so I am just going to list a few: The works of Master William ShakespeareThe Poems of Emily Dickinson (I wish we could have hung out.) *Leaves of Grass *1984 *Stones from the River *Brave New World *Cold Mountain *Slaughterhouse Five *Breakfast of Champions *The Things They Carried *Lord of the Flies *Of Mice and Men *One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest *As I Lay Dying *A Good Man is Hard to Find *The Great Gatsby *A Clockwork Orange *The Road *Middlesex *No Country For Old Men *Haunted *East of Eden *Choke

Favorite Books

I love books. I traffic in books. I am part of all that I have read. I love their pages and their mysteries. I interpret much of my life through the filter of great literature. I dig the classics all the way through the contemporary. The power and beauty of language is almost more than I can bear. If I think about how intricate and complex language is for too long it totally blows my mind. My list of faves is extensive so I am just going to list a few: The works of Master William ShakespeareThe Poems of Emily Dickinson (I wish we could have hung out.) *Leaves of Grass *1984 *Stones from the River *Brave New World *Cold Mountain *Slaughterhouse Five *Breakfast of Champions *The Things They Carried *Lord of the Flies *Of Mice and Men *One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest *As I Lay Dying *A Good Man is Hard to Find *The Great Gatsby *A Clockwork Orange *The Road *Middlesex *No Country For Old Men *Haunted *East of Eden *Choke

Favorite Movies

One of the best ways to enter a story is through great film. Again, too many to acknowledge so some I can watch over and over include: What is Eating Gilbert Grape *The Color Purple *Cold Mountain *The Last of the Mohicans *The Crucible *Pulp Fiction *Shakespeare in Love *Scotland, PA *Bram Stoker's Dracula *Raising Arizona *Little Miss Sunshine *Napolean Dynamite *All of the Alien Movies *PandorumYoung Adult I also love TV shows: The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, The Leftovers, Outlander, The Knick, American Horror Story

Favorite Movies

One of the best ways to enter a story is through great film. Again, too many to acknowledge so some I can watch over and over include: What is Eating Gilbert Grape *The Color Purple *Cold Mountain *The Last of the Mohicans *The Crucible *Pulp Fiction *Shakespeare in Love *Scotland, PA *Bram Stoker's Dracula *Raising Arizona *Little Miss Sunshine *Napolean Dynamite *All of the Alien Movies *PandorumYoung Adult I also love TV shows: The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, The Leftovers, Outlander, The Knick, American Horror Story

Dislikes

I do not care for Disney characters. I also don't care for art that is too scrap booky. I am pretty easy to please. :-)

Dislikes

I do not care for Disney characters. I also don't care for art that is too scrap booky. I am pretty easy to please. :-)

Ratings

supersquirrel rated for SUSA - Frankenstein ATC on Nov 17, 2018
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE your pieces of art. I now have 2 of your ATCs that adorn my desk. Thank you so much!
user2148 rated for YTPC Painted papers on Nov 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful papers and the library card pouch filled with goodies! Such a fun swap!
geekgirl1001000 rated for YTPC Painted papers on Nov 12, 2018
5
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Comment: awesome papers! thanks for the extras.
Jenicat rated for YTPC Painted papers on Nov 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful papers and extras. Everything is so nice 💜
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Comment: WOW mandymo - what an amazing package! Thank you so much for all the wonderful ephemera and the ATC - a beautiful ATC to die for - a fantastic ATC to learn from. Thank you!!
choke rated for TIMs: Halloween Twinchies on Oct 31, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the fun twinchies! I wish the back was signed, but other than that they are very cool!
Kimmi50 rated for GAA: Beautiful Geisha ATC on Oct 31, 2018
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Comment: I love this gorgeous Atc!!!! The image you used is so beautiful with the touches of blue and gold. The black border and the bling is the perfect touch to this stunning piece. Thank you so much Mandy for this masterpiece and the extra special adorable extras. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
jannieb rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 29, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome Swap. Happy Halloween! Take care!!
Mustluvdoggies rated for VJP: Creative Collage #9 on Oct 29, 2018
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Comment: Love this VJP. That image is beautiful. Love all the pretty roses and colors! Another great swap from you, thank you! And thank you for the amazing extras!
Mustluvdoggies rated for GAA: Vintage Burlesque on Oct 29, 2018
5
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Comment: Beautiful ATC! Love the colors and the gold details! Thank you for being a great swap partner!
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Comment: Perfectly done Halloween matchbox!! Love the black cats and the inside is so neat with the moon and bat!! I love it!! Thank you for the great extras! As always your a awesome swap partner!
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Comment: Mandy, you are creative! Trick or treat!!🎎🧙🏻‍♀️
iamred rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 20, 2018
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Comment: super cute card and stickers! thank you so much! =) Happy Halloween! ♥
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Comment: Absolutely love the matchbox. I can tell you created with care. I adore the bits inside, and the extra goodies. Those beads are outstanding. Thank you so much for making this an awesome swap. Halloween Hugs, Sandy
Response: You are so very welcome! I am glad you like it!
Artstamper rated for MFF: ATCoins with Birds on Oct 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Your coins are so pretty, Thank you so much.
Laurie517 rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Love the card!!!
Spice rated for TheDen: Spooky Shrine on Oct 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Love, love, love the shrine!. Thank you very much.
Response: I am so glad! Happy Halloween.
krspellman rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 15, 2018
5
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Comment: thank you!! <3
shiloh102 rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 15, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Happy Halloween.
Rabbitfreedom rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 14, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great card!

Rating Overview

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Comments

kfaye on Apr 11, 2018:

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!

Poeprincess on Jan 26, 2018:

Welcome to TIMs, Mandy! Looking forward to your contributions & input to our mini-art group.

CurlyTea on Dec 27, 2017:

CurlyTea on Dec 27, 2017:


Happy Belated Birthday!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

Hoosfoos on Oct 11, 2016:

Welcome to the Small Suprises group. I hope you will have fun swapping with us! Lisa

jukejan on Sep 25, 2016:

Hiya inviting you to join Somerset Fall Flavor Swap!

jukejan on Sep 25, 2016:

Hiya inviting you to join Somerset Fall Flavor Swap!

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

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