Date Joined: September 27, 2009
Last Online: February 17, 2016
Birthday: July 16
Country: United States
WARNING: I seldom use glitter on my cards but I often send the cards in note cards that have glitter on them from the manufacturer-my cards are known for the use of rhinestones - if you are glitter sensetive-some people have physical issues-put that prominantly in your profile-I always read profiles before sending cards! I can also send the card in a non-sparkly card...
I am a professional artist/designer now semi retired and loving doing ATCs and altered art as well as digital art/cards and anything creative-I also write a blog that covers a wide range of topics but is mostly aimed at self esteem issues and information for other artists and creative types-as well as my various musings on things artistic
BE AWARE-I make my cards when I sign up for swaps unless its a partner profile based theme-my cards go out as soon as I have assigned partner(s)
I rate the day I recv the cards from swaps. I do MANY swaps here and elsewhere-I usually give people the benefit of the doubt but if I message you about not having recvd a card please respond-otherwise I mark the swap as a one and will reverse it only when I finally recv the ATC-right now I am owed over 25 cards from various swaps...the mail excuse only goes so far,,,
PLEASE sign and date your cards---mark what swap the card is for in at least two places since if you write it on the envelope it can be covered up by the USPS-and don't expect a heart because you stuff some random paper scraps in with your card. I almost always send extra cards and I still don't always get hearts-I don't owe you a heart - you get it because I think you went above and beyond what the swap required.
IMPORTANT: if you "dis" me on a rating I expect a clear explanation as to why---I hate drama and I hate HIT AND RUN artists-I'm a nice person and I strive to give some constructive comment even when I get total manure from swappers. You can always message me if you have an issue with what you recvd-I WILL respond!
OH-I have no nudity issues either-I like erotica and think tasteful nudes are pretty especially derived from art-if you are a prude also post that on your profile.
Finally don't rate on personal taste or perceptions-My digitally based cards take many hours to complete-I sign and number them and hand embellish EVERY card I send out-I use swarovski quality stones-one of my ATCs will often have a couple dollars in supplies invested in it (top quality papers, substrates etc.
ATCs, APCs, Altered art in general-good digital art---vintage photos, ephemera...pen and ink drawings, Prismacolour-gouache.magazine collage I am always looking for magazine in foreign languages/
I USE LOTS OF RHINESTONES!!!
I never send out anything that I haven't embellished or collaged-I think its insulting to recv a piece of paper glued to a card--I may give you a good rating but I also may comment and that annoys some folks...it has nothing to do with the quality of your work-I DO DIGITAL but I add to it sometimes a little sometimes a lot---sticking a piece of photo paper in an envelope doesnt take much thought-making it a properly presented piece of art requires some extra work...
Love mermaids, old time hollywood, PARIS, follies, Ziegfeld, glitz, vintage Halloween and Christmas, musicals, opera, rhinestones and feathers, pin ups male and female, erotica and dark, gungy themes-tasteful but edgy-Carnivale
allergic to anything that swims, lives in or around the water-seafood, shellfish etc
I am at peace with the universe and am spiritual-I respect others rights to their beliefs please respect mine-no preaching...
My world is inclusive and accepts ethnicity, age and sexuality of all kinds-I don't believe in RACE we are all humans...bigotry, mesoginism and other narrow minded BS don't make it around me, if that's your thing) please keep it to yourself-Thanks
BE RESPECTFUL-and read the swap rules...send something YOU would want to recv-a lot of swappers just send out junk to get better stuff back and put what swap the card is for somewhere on the envelope---PLEASE??????
Also give your swap partner a chance to do something for you-put a return addy on your envelope!
Steel Magnolias, The Matirix, The Women (the original MGM version not the remakes), Alice in Wonderland (any of them), Jean Cocteaus Beauty and the Beast, The Hangjng Garden, Big Eden, BRAZIL, The great Ziegfeld and Ziegfeld Girl (they could almost be one movie), Citizen Kane, BORAT, The Maltese Falcon, Now Voyager and Mommie Dearest (how can you resist? Its the greatest parody ever made)I just discovered WATCHMEN visually stunning---what a range of design styles Loved Prometheus, MIB3, Avengers, Salt, RED
Monet, Bougereau, Pre Raphaelites, Waterhouse, Beardsley, The great portraitists Gainsbourough, Lawrence, Warhol, Miro, Gaudhi, Impressionists, POP art, hyperrealists Lyendecker, Petty, Kay nielson, Parrish
Lots of people put a list here of those who have flaked on them-I would rather put a list of people who I really like to swap with
I'm sure there are MANY others in many countries around the world these are the ones that I pulled out of my head-I will be adding to this list-I have only ever blocked one crazy person from contacting me but trust me there have been other rude folks who tempted my patience-thats why these nice swapbot friends are so precious!