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marissa477

marissa477
Date Joined: January 22, 2016
Last Online: July 20, 2017
Birthday: April 9
Country: United States
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About Me

I have been a collage artist for over 10 years. Recently a friend got me hooked on mailart. Collaging and making mailart has become a huge part of my life. Even my kids have fun making mailart with me.

I stay home with my kids. I used to teach precious metal clay, chainmaille and wire weaving jewelry classes all over New England. I still have my jewelry studio but I have not tinkered in it for years. Right now my passion is playing with paint, collaging and making gelli prints.

I love postage. Since I started sending mailart in January, I have started collecting vintage postage collections from eBay. I am also spoiled to have a antique store less than a mile from our house that understands my joy of paper ephemera and anything vintage including: scrapbooks, typewriters, game boards, ledgers, letters, books, photographs, magazines and postcards. I love old paper!

In my free time, I enjoy binding books, tearing up old books and painting in them, mixed media, gelli printing, painting, and most of all collaging. I can spend hours meticulously cutting images out of new and vintage magazines. I have spent many hours organizing my growing stash of collage images.

I have the best husband. He likes to surprise me with date nights in Boston which include a visit to the Blick art store and a ride on the Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel.

My family and I are super excited to foster some puppies from Aruba. To see pictures of the puppies check out my Instagram page.

I have an amazing friend that inspires me to work outside my comfort zone while I'm painting. I'm having a blast. I have a growing stash of mail art that I am ready to send out and share.

Some of my favorite interests are: cooking, healthy living, organic gardening, non-gmo's (yeah I'm the crunchy mom), reading, swimming, gardening, animals (love our chihuahua and cat), yoga, meditation, QiGong, reiki, beach, vacations in Florida and Cape Cod, movies (I love Romantic Comedies).

I'm happy to participate in pretty much any swap, they just need to be remotely clean since my kids get the mail from our mail box :)

More about me:

Actors/Actresses: Melissa McCarthy, Robert DeNiro, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Mathew McConaughey, Robin Williams, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Harrison Ford, Adam Sandler, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Jennifer Garner, Drew Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Fonda

Television: Shameless!!!!!!, UnReal, Greys Anatomy, Masters of Sex, My Crazy Ex-Girldfriend, East Los High, Casual, Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara, Silicon Valley, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Togetherness, Six Feet Under, Cedar Cove, Friends, 90210. We love Netflix :)

Movies: The Hundred-Foot Journey, Me Before You, The Notebook, Pretty Woman, Failure to Launch, Wedding Planner, Boys on the Side, 27 Dresses, P.S. I Love You, No Reservations, He’s Just Not That Into You, Couples Retreat, Sweet Home Alabama, Shawshank Redemption, The Sound of Music. I love Indie Films!

Comedians: Kevin Hart, George Carlin, Amy Schumer, Ellen Degeneres, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Margaret Cho, and Rosie O’Donnell

Favorite Music: Rock, Pop, 80s, 90s, Classical Piano and Violin. Elton John, Billy Joel, Adele, Moody Blues, Alanis Morissette, The Allman Brothers, Andrea Bocelli, Arthur Rubenstein, The Bangles, Bare Naked Ladies, The Beatles, Beyonce, Billie Holiday, The Black Eyed Peas, Bob Marley, Boston Pops, The Bryds, Capercaillie, Carbon Leaf, The Cranberries, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Matthews Band, and many many more. I also LOVE Christmas music and Frog Trouble by Sandra Boynton :)

Postcards: I love them all, but most of all handmade collaged postcards are my favorite. I love to receive postcards from your hometown/state. Tell me a bit about yourself. Where is your favorite vacation spot? Top 5 items on your bucket list. Favorite books? How was your weekend? I love to write and I'm happy to respond to your postcards.

MailArt: I love all forms of handmade art. Collage is my absolute favorite! Bonus points for vintage postage :)

Animals: dogs, cats, penguins, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, chickens, flamingos, bunnies, frogs, turtles - pretty much any animal at the zoo but I am terrified of snakes!

Colors: my wardrobe consists of mostly black, navy blue, white and red. I tend to paint with magenta, turquoise, titan buff, and yellow.

Things I wouldn't mind receiving in swaps: I love used/thrift store finds more than new stuff even!! Vintage rubber stamps, used postage, ephemera, and images cutout from magazines.

Love any images of London, Paris, Europe, small towns, villages, etc.

Buddha/Buddhist/Hindu, Mindfulness, QiQong, Meditation, Crystals

I like NAKED postcards with vintage postage.

Ratings

goinjenny rated for WPS - Animal Postcard #31 on Mar 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. Hope your knee is still ok. Good luck with PT
camelsamba rated for HCSI: 2017 New Year exchange on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: Love your rooster stamp - so much feathery goodness in that tail! Nice composition in the postcard. Thanks!
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roosje rated for Feb: AMA Sender's Choice on Feb 26, 2017
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Comment: Hi Marissa, thank you so much for your great postcard! Love what you made for me! In the Netherlands, we use our bike for a lot of things, going to school, work, sports, hobbies etc.
nc27614 rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - Feb on Feb 17, 2017
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Comment: Apparently this was how you felt with the "kids" home from school. I remember those days so well. Send them out into the snow and only let them in for supper and bed! Oh! I know that won't work. As for my pc...the "eyes" have it! Thanks great addition to the growing number of pcs. See ya at the mail box.
iamrushmore rated for SMA: Make it like Mandy! on Feb 3, 2017
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Comment: Great card Marissa - you nailed it!
midteacher rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - Jan on Jan 26, 2017
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Comment: What a fun PC! Appreciate all the layers, colors and work you put into this. Thank you.
FiWebster rated for AMA Sender's Choice-JAn on Jan 26, 2017
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Comment: Great postcard! I really like its innovative style!
BTim rated for CC: Collage Only PC Collaboration on Jan 21, 2017
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Comment: I can't wait to add to this!
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dvmac rated for HCSI: Repeated image stamped postcard on Jan 18, 2017
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Comment: Really nice, Marissa. I've been trying to carve roosters, too. Seeing yours I'm on the fence between inspiration and total despair. But thanks! :-)
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Comment: This card is too much fun! Love it!!! I'm going to tuck him away with my holiday mantel decorations and use him next year when I decorate. Thanks also for hosting these swaps. I have so much fun with the "exquisite corpses"!
robelwilson rated for BIG SWAP #4 on Jan 7, 2017
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EllenWilGraagPost rated for HMPC: Put a "Map" on it on Dec 28, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the funny PC, Marissa! I love it! I want to wish you a super 2017 with lots of nice and creative swaps! <3 Ellen
meeltje57 rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-Dec on Dec 24, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for this creative recycled Christmas card. Have a very merry Christmas, my friend, and a splendid 2017 🎄 🎅 ☃ ❄☆♫
GinaVisione rated for AMA Sender's Choice-December on Dec 23, 2016
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Comment: So Cool! What is / how do you do the transparent layover? Fun!!! Happy Holidays :D
wolfeagle rated for TPS: Mail Art - November 2016 on Dec 22, 2016
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Comment: Thank your a great postcard. Love the orange color piece. I love Gelli prints and master boards also. Happy Holidays.
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Great card & thanks for the inspiration - I've been meaning to do cut ups of past holiday cards for years, and signed up for a swap to do just that! XO & Happy Holidays!
bigmamabird rated for CC: Put a Monkey on it on Dec 21, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the funky monkey card! I love it...

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:

HNYE

Angie on Dec 28, 2016:

Hi Marissa! Thank you for the scrappy, happy postcard! It's gorgeous! Happy New Year to you! XOXO

Angie on Oct 18, 2016:

Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

BeckyG56 on Oct 15, 2016:

Thanks for the flower you added to my hd/hp, it's lovely!

meeltje57 on Oct 1, 2016:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration PC. Turned out so great!

wolfeagle on Sep 13, 2016:

hi

Thank you for working on my pass and paste. The bird is a nice addition.

paperfilia on Aug 25, 2016:

Thank you for the cool mail art you made for From You and Me. It was fun to see what you put together from the things I sent; it was such a fun surprise! I liked the stitched details. Thanks also for the extra vintage postcards and B&W lady photos, I will use them! It was very sweet of you to resend since the first one got lost. I really appreciate the extra time and work you put into it. Thanks again, so much!

ladydy5 on Aug 11, 2016:

Welcome to Thriftstore Fibd group Come join a swap now Also check out my other groups Great swappers in them

MissPaula on Aug 9, 2016:

Thank you for the beautiful piece of mail art! Right back atcha Reversible PC, I LOVE the orange and pink background, the writing looks embossed, would love to know the technique, gorgeous! I love the fuchsia color. Great vintage piece! Thanks! Happy Happy Mail Day to me!

RyeRye on Jul 29, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

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