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pat5036

pat5036
Date Joined: February 22, 2013
Last Online: August 17, 2018
Birthday: May 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Oops! Now I'm a 74 year old retired elementary teacher living in Salem, Oregon, USA. I taught for nearly 40 years in all grades kindergarten thru 6th grade. Also taught for the local humane society and went into schools in 2 counties encouraging humane care of animals. I am married (54 years) and have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

I enjoy making cards with paper, ink and glitter, making artist trading cards with all sorts of stuff, making postcards with paper or fabric, inchies and twinchies. I've been making 5 inch jointed paper dolls that fit on an ATC and larger sized paper dolls too.. I'm just starting to experiment with alcohol inks. You can see some of the ATCs I've made on my flicker site. I love gathering lots of new ideas! I love taking classes to learn a new technique and share ideas with others. Recently branching out into zines and other writing too. Fun to learn new things!

Favorite books--Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Science Fiction and some Fantasy, Historical Fiction (recently hooked on mysteries in ancient Rome by Lindsay Davis), Children's books. My favorite children's book is still The Secret Garden. Loved it since I was a kid.

Favorite TV--Big Bang Theory, PBS series like Downton Abbey and Masterpiece Mysteries, Nova, Frontline. I don't like programs that have shoot-em-ups and violence.

Favorite movies--Butterfly Effect, Sliding Doors, Midnight in Paris, Musicals old and new, Old Film Noir. I go to a local theater with friends sometimes to see the old movies (like Casablanca) on the big screen.

Don't care for: cartoonish stuff

Colors: I like most colors, but not fond of muddy mixes. I'm very drawn to greens and blues and "beachy" color combinations.

Styles: I like art deco and art nouveau, impressionist and other vintage art.

Wish List--Vintage pictures, postcards, letters and ephemera, interesting bits, unusual ribbon and trims, and whatever!

Ratings

Lantana149 rated for New-Artist Trading Coin on Aug 3, 2018
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Comment: Wow, excellent job on the coins, love, love the fish!!! Thank you and thank you for the bookmark and butterfly!
Response: Thank you so much! I am happy that you like the silly fishes and the little extras.
makestuff rated for EASU: Modeling Paste ATC on Jul 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute spider ATC! I love the witch idea. Thanks for including that.
Response: I'm glad you liked them!
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Response: Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks you for the book page! Is it German?
Response: Maybe, I don't remember for sure!
luv2kraft rated for Backgrounds only for ATCs swap. on Jul 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the extras.I really like the branch stamp.I have recieved another swap that is the same instructions but very different outcome.
georgiafae rated for CC: Sender's Choice ATC #4 on Jul 21, 2018
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Comment: Oh-This is my kind of collages-Love the illustration(they just don't make illustrations like that anymore)-I too have a lot of old children's books I love to use the illustrations in my art! Very sweet combination of the two pictures! AND thanks so much for the pretty fancy yarn. My cat finds it interested so better put away soon! Thanks for sharing!
Response: I'm very glad you liked the collage ATC. I love old children's book illustrations too!
LauraElizabeth rated for 3 cat twinchies on Jul 21, 2018
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Comment: Hi Pat I love your little cat twinchies!!! I love their little names on them and each one has a different personality. And I love copic markers also! Thank you also for the pages - the font of those book pages is simply amazing. I've never seen it before. Thank you so much!!!
Bridgette rated for Backgrounds only for ATCs swap. on Jul 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the backgrounds, this was a very interesting experience! :)
Response: You're welcome. Yes, it was interesting to see how different each set turned out even using the same directions!
breethefrog rated for Summer Haiku + Free Haiku on Jul 2, 2018
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your haiku poems. I also illustrated mine. I guess the brevity of words naturally lends itself to illustrations, which speak loudly. Thanks for the quote.
Response: Thanks! I like Haiku poems because they seem to express a moment of feeling.
graciepie49 rated for HCSI: Summer Stamping PC on Jun 30, 2018
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Comment: Oh WOW Pat, what an utterly gorgeous postcard !!! Each of the stamp designs is great and they all work together to make floral beauty. This postcard is going to be hanging out where I can see it for a good long while. . . . . The color inks you use are gorg too. What brand inks are they please?
Response: Thanks so much for your very nice comments! I'm so glad you liked it! I used Ranger Distress Inks in a variety of colors. I find I use them a lot lately.
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Comment: I love the frog prince! Thanks for the great ATC.
Response: I'm so glad you like it!
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Comment: Great ATC!! Thanks for the background too!
Response: Thanks! I love the frogs by our pond.
butterflystampede rated for TRIPLETS ANYONE? on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: Love the bears...they are so sweet... and thanks for the beautiful butterflies too :)
Response: Great! I'm glad you liked them. Thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Hi Pat! The ATC you drew is so cute...I love it. Thank you for the nice compliments on my ATC's.... it fills my heart with happiness to hear that. The background papers you made are great too! Thanks for always being a great swap partner!
Response: I'm very glad you like the froggy ATC. Your swaps are always great.
HisChild rated for ATC Paper Doll on Jun 8, 2018
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Comment: So cute. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. I've had my eye on a jelly plate for some time now. May just have to get one.
Response: Thanks! Yes, a gelli plate is pretty neat. Lots of good ideas online for using it.
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Comment: LOVE this and thank you for your note!!!!
Response: Thanks for your comment and rating! I love all the little creatures around our pond right now.
DeAnnaVarela rated for Mermaid ATC inside and out on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Hi Pat I love the mermaid ATC. Your work the envelope and the extras were amazing. I showed it off to my Facebook group in a jam.
Response: Thanks! I am so glad you liked it! I love making ATC dolls and am constantly working on my drawing skills. Never heard of a FB jam....
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Comment: Sobeautiful. Thank you 📬 ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤!
Response: Glad you liked my egg shaped ATC! And thanks for the rating!
pennypuppy rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 8, 2018
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Comment: Cute atc and idea! Thanks!
Response: Thanks!
Candyn29 rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating!

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Comments

CurlyTea on May 23, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

TereDiane1954 on May 13, 2017:

Hello, my friend! You popped into my mind today, and I wondered how you are doing. Is it summer there yet? (sigh) not here either. . . .

njstauter on Apr 9, 2017:

I took your reading log with me on the train and enjoyed every word. Such a great selection. I am actually keeping it and will see if I can find them in audio versions. Thank you so very much for all of them.

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

IsadoraWing on Aug 11, 2015:

Thank you so much for angelling the Put a Bird on It stamp swap! I love it!

hibiscus on Oct 21, 2014:

I just had to tell you how talented I think you are...loved the Halloween art doll...and that really nice card...so lucky to have you as a swap partner!

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