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radmama

radmama
Date Joined: July 29, 2013
Last Online: September 17, 2018
Birthday: September 21
Country: United States
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About Me

HELLOOOO! It has certainly been quite a long time since I have participated in any swaps...but I miss it and I miss all the fun things showing up in my mailbox and more importantly, I miss making and writing and sending.

I am a sassy lady in my 30s with a husband of almost 10 years and a 6 year old daughter. We have two cats that are fat fuzzballs and a "neglected" beta fish. I have an art therapy BA and am starting grad school (again) this fall. I love sending and receiving mail. I love mail art. I've been creating and crafting and using my imagination for as long as I can recall. I helped start an art gallery collective that was open for over two years. And now, in addition to my part time job and adulting, I have my own arty business, art studio and actively sell at a variety of art and craft fairs.

Favorite Crafts

My original crafting love is for paper and many different paper crafts: card making, postcard making, collage, making journals... I also love making earrings and I wear them everyday!

I think I want to start making zines again.

I love painting with watercolors. Much of my painting focuses on body positivity and representing larger bodies not often seen in modern fine art.

I Love to collect papers and I LOVE vintage magazines for use in collage. I have a neat collection of National Geographic Magazines from the early 1930s and the entire 1986 collection of Playboy Magazine... hehe!

Along with paper crafts I'm a sucker for all sorts of embellishments: WASHI TAPE, brads/fasteners, some stickers, die-cuts, acetate cut outs...

I LOVE sakura micron pens and liquitex inks!

I have been experimenting with working in altered books and have been journaling and art journaling for years.

I have also had some experience with enameling on copper base metals but I don't currently have my set up in my studio. I also enjoy photography along with my husband. We have all the equipment for a darkroom but not enough room in the studio...

Favorite Music

I like a pretty wide variety of music, but this is some of what I've been listening to lately:

Milky Chance, Grade, At-the-Drive-in, Mirah, Interpol, Rilo Kiley, Maggie Rodgers, Alkaline Trio, Jets to Brazil, Jawbreaker, Regina Spektor, Cat Power, Santigold.....

Favorite Books

Anything by

Richard Brautigan,

Chuck Palaniuk,

John Fante...

Also just got into very specifically styled ##GRAPHIC NOVELS by

"Blankets" and "Habibi" by Craig Thompson

Everything done by Marjane Satrapi

"Ghost World" by Daniel Clowes

"Encyclopedia of Early Earth: A Novel" by Isabel Greenberg

FOREVER FAVORITES

The Hawkline Monster by Richard Brautigan,

Salad Days & Pariah by Charles Romalotti,

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett,

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

Furociously Happy by Jenny Lawson.

Likes & Wishlist & Dislikes

Likes:

Paper.

Funky and large earrings.

Outer space & astronauts.

Seahorses (lifelike, not cartoony).

Fine Art "Plus Size" figure model inspiration.

Written thoughts on personal opinions.

Stationary.

Mendhi inspired art & designs.

Unused U.S. stamps (vintages ones are especially neat).

Random facts.

Sakura/micron Pens.

Watercolors and acrylic inks.

Handmade cards & postcards.

Old black and white photos (I've been picking these up at antique stores since I was a kid...instant ancestors! Haha!).

Vintage magazines.

Spirituality (eastern spiritual ideas like Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, etc, "new age" spiritualism, pagan, earth based beliefs, ancient spiritual info/beliefs).

Thoughtful quotes.

Art & writing that positively explores sensuality, body image, childbirth, sexuality & the human form.

Ephemera (vintage).

Classic Artists: Gustave Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Edouard Manet.

Journals.

The moon.

Figure drawing.

Art nouveau.

Rustic looking stuff.

Purple & teal & copper.

Typewritten stuff.

"Alternative" lifestyles.

Collages and art.

Ghosts (creepy not cartoony).

Tea (black tea, white tea, roobios and mint tea are my faves) & coffee.

Wishlist

Your art!

Stationary with matching envelopes.

Handmade earrings.

Postcards (some touristy are ok as I can alter them).

Vintage magazines.

Handmade items.

Weird/Strange/Odd images, stories, photos.

Foreign language book pages & magazines (any language that is not English).

Washi tape.

Old photographs.

Dislikes:

Cartoons (Hello Kitty & Disney-like stuff).

Green tea, chai and ginger flavors.

Bubbly, girly stuff.

Religious themed stuff.

Most candy & Chocolate. (however I LOVE Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles)

Favorite Movies

Magnolia

Everything is Illuminated

The Dark Crystal

The Life Aquatic

Fried Green Tomatoes

Ratings

pyneapplequeen rated for Insta Tarot (Round 2) on Jul 9, 2018
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motherpanda rated for Insta Tarot (Round 2) on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for my reading!, 💖
Newlybird17 rated for Instax photo - spring <3 on Jun 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for your picture and sweet note! My daughter and I both loved the fun extras, the mini postcards and especially the cleverly wrapped art note from your friend. It was delightful, thanks again!
Gaucha rated for Craft your partner on Jun 1, 2018
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Comment: I loooove my new journal, thank you sooooo much! Definitely worth a heart! Hope to swap with you again ;-)
Autumn5 rated for Talk About Your Day Notecard #51 USA on May 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the note - What a day for both of you!! Sending love :)
Response: ❤️
blueseabliss rated for HP WATERCOLOR PC in an Envie #1 on May 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
shtrqueen rated for Craft your partner on May 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely journal. The colours and pattern are totally my style. I can't wait to use it! Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great card! I LOVE the carnival photo on it. The books sounds excellent and right up my alley, so I've added it to my library list. Thanks again!
nsciambi rated for Five Things that Make me Happy #25 on May 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
MSturgill87 rated for FF: Handmade Journal Swap on May 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for an excellent handmade journal! I can't wait to start filling it up.
Zefaniya rated for Five Things that Make me Happy #25 on May 22, 2018
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Comment: A lot of these are on my list too! And it's awesome when you love where you live too :)
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Comment: Thank you, Tasha!
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Comment: Extremely happy with what you sent. So beautiful! TYSM for the wonderful package!
BennysMumma rated for SS ~ A Week in Photos on Mar 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your week with me. I love the way you presented your photos, very beautiful! :)
smartin85 rated for Happy Little Notecards #21 on Mar 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. I love them.
redyellownow rated for Happy Little Notecards #21 on Mar 4, 2017
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Comment: Ah yes, cats are fabulous creatures, aren't they? I miss my kitties... Thanks for the cute card and goodies!
SGriffin rated for 3 New postcards in an Envelope on Mar 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
dawnakaulen rated for 3 New postcards in an Envelope on Mar 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Natalka rated for Song Lyrics Postcard on Mar 2, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Lyrics of the song, that you chose is amazing ;D I am listening this now. Greetings from Poland ;)

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Comments

CurlyTea on Sep 26, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ittybittykitty on Jun 11, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

hamsterfarm on May 23, 2018:

Thank you for joining instax - spring <3

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CurlyTea on Sep 21, 2017:

njstauter on Feb 26, 2017:

Be ALW

LadyBathory on Jan 5, 2014:

Welcome Welcome to Crafty Witches. Please familiarize yourself with our New Member requirements. Thanks for joining us!

Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

kerrydwynn on Oct 28, 2013:

Big fat welcome to COLD HANDS WARM HEARTS !! You'll have fun as we have wonderful swappers amongst us!

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