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nightswimmer

nightswimmer
Original Member
Last Online: August 29, 2018
Birthday: November 4
Country: Canada
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About Me

I love paper. Japanese papers make my heart go pitter-patter, and my ultimate paper adoration goes to chiyogami (aka yuzen). Hand-decorated paper is another weakness of mine, especially marbled or paste papers.

And what do I do with all that paper? Bind books. Create ATCs and collages. Carve and print linocuts. Design greeting cards. Sculpt and sew and otherwise manipulate paper into shapes it couldn't even dream of becoming until it met me.

But to be honest, I find it hard to be monogamous to my paper collection. I love fabric and yarn and embroidery floss too much to let it all linger in my craft closet. So some days I abandon the paper and knit, or sew, or crochet, or embroider instead. And then once in a while, when I'm feeling especially artsy, I'll pull out my watercolours and charcoal and pens and sketch and draw and paint. It's OK, my paper knows I'll come back to it eventually. After all, it is my real and true love.

Some of my other favourite things: silk fabric, fresh flowers, wool felt, handmade books, zentangle, letterpress stationery, homemade cookies, fine art, botanical prints, music, teal and lime green and plum and raspberry and charcoal, Flow magazine, hand lettering, art journals, caramel, coffee, linocuts and etchings, a day in the kitchen, a hot cup of tea, gardening, beads and buttons, ribbons.

I prefer sweet to cutesy, linocut to rubber stamped, natural to synthetic, modern to retro, secular to religious, richly-coloured to pastel, real to mythical.

Favorite Music

These days, Bon Iver, Sampha, Moses Sumney, Jamila Woods, Ray Lamontagne, Bruce Springsteen, Fleet Foxes, Iron and Wine, The Barr Brothers, Patrick Watson, Rose Cousins, Beyoncé, Laura Marling, Lord Huron, Evening Hymns, Donovan Woods, Half Moon Run. And, well, music in general. I play piano, ukulele, and guitar (badly). I love singing harmonies (not too badly).

Inspiration

Everything around me -- patterns, colours, textures; architecture, art, graffiti. People. Posters. And light. I love light. Bright, dimmed, glowing, disappearing, shining, glaring, warm, cool, illuminating.

Learning

I love to try new things, take classes, discover new ways of expressing myself. I love to be inspired by new techniques and materials.

I Love:

  • Paper! Any kind, especially in rich colours and unusual textures.
  • Craft supplies of all kinds. Fabric, thread, wool felt, ribbon, beads, decorative papers, embroidery floss, pens, inks, washi tape, punchies, die cuts, enamel dots, embellishments, ephemera
  • Mail art: ATCs, handmade postcards, zines, and hand-carved stamps
  • Correspondence supplies: notecards, letter paper, stickers, address labels
  • Dark chocolate, especially when it includes unusual ingredients (two of my favourites: pink peppercorns and earl grey tea)
  • Drawings and illustrations, small paintings and collages
  • Teas of all kinds, hot chocolate, and dark-roast coffee (although I'm not really into flavoured coffees)
  • Kits and samplers. Craft kits, spice kits, tea samplers, bath product samplers, I love them all. I'd rather have an assortment of tiny things than one big thing.

I Don't Love:

  • Dirty, broken, or junky things
  • Kawaii and cutesy stuff
  • "Country" or "primitive" styles
  • Artificial cherry- and grape-flavoured things
  • Religious items
  • Animal Prints

One More Thing

Please do not send me any items that smell of cigarette or cigar smoke.

Profile updated January 5, 2017

Ratings

suepier rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Aug 2018) on Sep 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from the prairies in Canada.
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Comment: Oh my goodness, this flipbook is so cute!! I love the way you worked some of the flips and flaps in and it inspired me to try a few things for next time. Lovely <3
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Comment: OH MY!!! What a wonderful selection of snail mail supplies you sent me. I absolutely LOVE it all !!!! Thank you !!!!
Hugsie86 rated for Happy Valentine Pocket letter on Feb 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous pocket letter! :-)
Mareree10 rated for ISS: Scrappy Background ATC on Feb 2, 2018
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Comment: LOVE your atc! The way all the colours go together is awesome. TY for the extra goodies too, they will get used!
evanselli rated for 3 / 12 on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap!!
pinkrenegade rated for Colour Crazy ~ White and Blue on Jan 24, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful array of goodies in the envelope!! Thank you so much Chantale ♥ You must have made the bookmark. I love it.Thank you for everything ~ a complete delight!
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Comment: Oh my gosh. I live in a project where we all have units, I live in 1767 G. I got a knock on my door from someone who lives in 1761 G and they gave me your card! They have had it for a bit but forgot about it until they came across it while cleaning!!!
Response: Haha, figures! I just dropped your resend in the mail today. More fun mail for you! I'm happy to know that it did make it to you finally.
bstrong rated for Send 10 - Jan on Jan 22, 2018
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Comment: ❤️💚💜💙💛🧡 WOW, absolutely amazing. I don’t even know where to start. The time and effort that must’ve taken to put this together, I can’t even imagine. It is an absolutely wonderful Package and it literally took my breath away opening it. Thank you so much for this been having kind of a bad week and you just brightened it right up. I appreciate the time and effort you took to do and the personal touch you added like the photos. I could seriously go on and on, and amazing doesn’t seem to cover it, but when I first opened it and was going through everything WOW and amazing were the words that kept coming out of my mouth so that’s why I’m using it. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I had such a fun time making it, I kept adding and adding to it! Glad it made you smile.
shellyc rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - watercolor on Jan 18, 2018
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Comment: I've received your flipbook, and I love the little paperpiecings you layered throughout the book, as well as the watercolour background of the pages! I was thinking of contacting you next week about it when it arrived! Thanks again for creating this pretty watercolour flipbook for me!
Response: I'm so glad you got it, I was starting to get worried!
winkipinki rated for Snail Mail Goodies on Jan 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely things you chose! I love the cards.
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Comment: What a great Christmas card, Chantale! Love the graphic quality and the touches of red. I love the Christmas lights, too! One of my favorite holiday eye treats! Have a beautiful Christmas!
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Comment: Best wishes for the season holidays and all the best for 2018
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Comment: Thank You for the nice card. When I was a little girl, growing up in a small town, my parents would take my brother and I for a drive to look at all the decorated houses. One of my fond childhood memories. Have a lovely holiday and may your tree lights twinkle just right. :D
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Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
shellyc rated for NH: Pocket Letters for Beginners on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: What a great first attempt! Your pocket letter is really pretty with the colour scheme and collaging/drawings, thank you for making it for me! :D
sabbysteg rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #5 on Nov 19, 2017
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Comment: Very neat postcards. :) Thanks!
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Comment: Oh -- wow! This is such a fun envie. Love all the envies and NC! Great stamps too! Thanks so much!
EllieBeth8 rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Nov 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great swap! Have a nice day! Shelley
Cariboocarol rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for everythIng! Not a single duplication and I will be able to use everything...lovely choices!!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Artstamper on Mar 16, 2018:

Hi Chantale, I was wondering if you received the WIYM flipbook Love/hearts? I mailed it on March 5th and haven't been rated yet.I sent you a message that hasn't been answered and I noticed you aren't in any swaps so was wondering if you were just away. I don't mind resending if it didn't get to you. Please let me know.

Lonestarchild on May 22, 2017:

GREAT envie full of fun stuff! Love all the fancy/textile papers! Thank you so much! ISS: Surprise Flat Envie Tag

aprettyfailure on Nov 16, 2012:

that's correct! i have lived on every continent except Antarctica!

pianoheart on May 17, 2010:

Thank you for the nice handmade book :)

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