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, HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
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