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midteacher

midteacher
Date Joined: June 2, 2013
Last Online: March 17, 2019
Birthday: February 15
Country: United States
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About Me

2019
My focus this year is my art and photography, minimizing what I have so I am surrounded by only those things I love and need, creating a home which I love to be in.

I am a high school science teacher working in an violent, unstable environment where guns and gangs are the norm. Constant changes in the administration, inept leadership, fear mongering and a "consistently inconsistent" regime makes for an HIGHLY stressful environment. A lot of my time is filled with lesson planning, grading papers, and completing government mandated annoyances. I struggle daily, sometimes hourly, with the constant barrage of disrespect from students and administrators. Creating, painting, working in my art journals keeps me sane. .

I can not live in a house without cats! Our 3 cats (all of which help me create) and my dog help to keep my life in balance.

I Took the Pledge: IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A SWAP FROM ME, CONTACT ME ASAP! I always send. Please do not give me a poor rating prior to contacting me first (I had someone "not like" the ATC they received so they gave me a 3 without messaging me first).

While I truly appreciate the thoughtfulness, please,
do not include extras unless it is something I am seeking, collecting, or for a project I am working on. I'm having a difficult time managing my own overflowing stash!

Please, no ATC's or pocket letters, or washi tape.

Favorites

COLORS
I love bright, sunny colors. I use a lot of purples, greens, blues, and oranges in my work.

Favorite Crafts

Mixed Media
handmade PCs
photography
art journaling
altered books

I no longer create/collect ATC's so I prefer not to receive them.
Pocket letters just aren't my thing either.

Other things I do 2 waste time

Pinterest (I'm a junkie)
reading oracle cards
reading books & magazines
collecting quotes
gardening

Things I collect/want

ASKING FOR:
scraps of material -especially with texture
old Polaroids
B&W photos (photos of people are good)
collage football (especially U of M)
any rusty small objects
pressed flowers
gelli plate prints
mulberry paper
sea glass
feathers
die cuts (especially flourishes & birds)
ladies hankies
old letters,old ledgers, old envelopes addressed
tea/coffee dyed papers

photos
B & W
flowers
abandoned buildings
old barns
cemeteries,
tombstones
funny/odd signs
painted murals on buildings
cool/colorful graffiti (nothing gang related)
sunrises/ sunsets

I am creating (and still working on) an altered book for my oldest son, Thayer. Because his name is so unusual he could never buy any of those trinkets with his name on it found in souvenir shops.
I am asking folks to search their town's directory for a street sign or a business with his name in it, snap a photo and send it to me (either snail mail or email).

* If you know how to get the coordinates via the GPS on your phone that would be great, otherwise just the name of the town & state.

post cards

Naked
I prefer PC"s to be sent naked as I use them in my art journals.

I like photos of hot tourists spots that people buy to remember the place.
LOVE cards that make me laugh!
Postcard books

In Envies
B&W
flowers
birds
cats
holiday
college logos
angels
trees
sunrise/sunsets
odd shaped
rocks & minerals
antique/vintage
Disney (the place,not cartoons)
Germany
books
cemeteries
tombstones
funny/odd signs

Vintage/used
Like these especially if they include the sender's handwriting and cancelled stamp (but not necessary).

Hand crafted
I really enjoy getting water colors, painted or sketched PC's if allowed because I'm not really good at any of these.

DO NOT LIKE
Political, cartoon, religious, art (museum pieces, abstract), African American Heritage, Kawaii, celebrities, civil war

Attractions & Dislikes

THINGS I am ATTRACTED to:
Spiritual
Mystical
Angels
B & W photos/ pictures/sketches
bright & sunny scenes
trees
crystals
winter/summer solstice
Tiffany glass
flowers/roses
sunrises/sunsets
cats
Maxine
collage football
science stuff (I teach Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Science)

DISLIKES:
ATC's
pocket letters
washi tape
stickers (teacher & Dollar store types)
anything crochet or knit
Kawaii
the Beatles
tea
anything religious or political
anything African American History (I'm a school teacher; I get inundated w/it Jan & Feb)

ESPECIALLY DISLIKE
foam stickers
felt flowers
anything cartoon
loose glitter
loose sequins
junk that is obviously not a treasure

Projects I'm working on

CURRENT PROJECTS:
Rituals: a year long painting course
My One Little Word for 2019: Conscious

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Photos

  • I prefer them loose so I can put them in my art journals.
  • If you can, add your watermark to the front.
  • Put you name and where taken on the back so I can give you credit in my art journals.

Notes to myself

@thequilterslink NOT a nice swap partner. Creates drama where there should be none!!!!

@Sharune for Recycle Christmas card as postcard #6 - cat (2014) rated her a 3 for sending very late. 11/2017 she sends several harassing messages to change the rating.

@squince send minimum
@spicemom do not participate in any swaps with her in it

Ratings

MissPaula rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #5 on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the warm thoughts. Spring is coming!
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Comment: Hi Diane... I love the PC you sent! I sent one from one our recent storms as well. We had 14-15 inches of snow in less than 2 weeks. The ice is always pretty to look at! THANKS!
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Nnyla rated for Monthly Monochrome Mayhem: January on Feb 24, 2019
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Comment: Lovely icy photos! I'm still trying to figure out how to blog a few other swaps you've sent, and you keep adding new material! LOL! I'm going to have to dedicate a week to your beautiful photo swaps.
5
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SeleneW rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #4 on Feb 21, 2019
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Comment: I have to agree, this is a odd piece of art. Thank you though for the PC! :)
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Comment: Thank you, the postcard came out really cool! :)
BasketWorks15 rated for Coffee Sleeve Swap on Feb 15, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the added work of art! Love it!
Nnyla rated for Favorite Photos of 2018 on Feb 11, 2019
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Comment: I don't even have the words to describe how beautiful this package is. I am still trying to process. I love everything about it and am currently trying to figure out a way to blog the album that does not diminish how stunning and thoughtful it is. Thank you so much for showering me with such goodness.
soccer8s rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #3 on Feb 11, 2019
5
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Comment: I love this card!!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the card!
carol rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #2 on Jan 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks! I actually like this card!
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Comment: Oooops! Sorry, forgot! Thanks for the re-send on this swap. I just love the photo post card that you made. It is really cool looking=)
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Comment: Thank you for the New Years card and the New Moon reading.
Nnyla rated for Take a Walk Series - December on Jan 22, 2019
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Comment: Can you hear my squeals all the way in Michigan?! I love, love, love, love, love, love, love my snow mail! I've been walking around with it because it was too pretty to open and I didn't have a moment to take shots of it. Thank you for such beautiful mail. I wish my December was as pretty. But once again, I feel ashamed about the measley photos I stuffed into an envelope and sent your way. I'm still trying to get a handle on 2019, but once I have a little sanity, I'm going to try some of your methods. I might have to recruit a couple of friends and have a crafting party to make it really happen. Thank you, once again, for an amazing swap and for your consistency with hosting last year. Hugs and hearts!!!
michelemb12 rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #1 on Jan 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard, the picture on the post card is the only image I saw when I googled him. I was a little creeped out when I pulled it out of the mailbox. I am going to start the crown tonight.
Response: Thanks to your profile I am binge watching Cable Girls, Absolutely adore it. Hope you like The Crown! Thank you for joining in on this swap!
bigmamabird rated for HMPC: Happy New Year! on Jan 8, 2019
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Comment: Diane, wow, this card is big and flamboyant and traveled through the system without a dent... thanks for the good wishes, love the little poem! Happy new year to you as well!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great Santa postcard.
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Comment: I do believe this has to be one of the prettiest, postcard turned card I've ever seen! Cascade? Isnt that a soothing word. P.s I love that red/white/ & blue stamp! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hyshu rated for WIYM: Happy New Year's Card Swap~~USA on Dec 27, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great card and the paper on the Moon cycles

Rating Overview

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Comments

CurlyTea on Feb 15, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

Mugsie on Dec 11, 2018:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas card, that was so sweet of you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Kelly

TC on Dec 8, 2018:

Thank you so much for the kind Christmas PC RAK. The vintage Santa is cool, and the North Pole postmark - what a treat! You were so nice to think of me, and to write the sweet message on the back.

Merry Christmas, my SB friend.

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:


Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

user6937 on Jun 13, 2018:

Hi, Diane - I've received the quotes I tagged you for in the HMPC group, thanks! I'll be sure to find them handy :)

CurlyTea on Feb 15, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Feb 4, 2018:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH from WIYM GROUP!

phillaine on Feb 3, 2018:

Thank you for the fun variety of surprises you sent me in your destash RAK! Lots I'm keeping for projects, some I'm giving tofriends, and the rest I'll add to an upcoming giveaway. Thanks again! รขโ„ขยฅ

bbsporty on Feb 2, 2018:

Thank you for the Year of the Dog postcard!

camelsamba on Jan 22, 2018:

Thank you for the Year of the Dog postcard! I appreciate your random act of kind mail art :^)

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