Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: May 9, 2017
Birthday: November 19
Country: United States
I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, and a paper artist. I love art journaling, collage, bookmaking, zines, and letter writing. I enjoy altering books and searching thrift stores and flea markets for cool paper ephemera to use in my projects. Creating art postcards, splattering paint, and crafting with my kids are my between art time fillers. Our family homeschools, and we LOVE it!
Books on journaling, art journaling, zines made by you, journals made by you, altered books made by you.
These days, I don't get a lot of opportunity to read simply for pleasure, but, when I do, I enjoy well-told ghost, booger, or apocalyptic tales.
Some all time favorite reads, the ones I can and do go back to again and again...
The Stand, Stephen King
The Life of Pi, Yann Martel
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
Dr. Dolittle, Hugh Lofting
I also have enjoyed some graphic novels, such as
Y: The Last Man, Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
Anya's Ghost, Vera Brosgol
Revolver, Matt Kindt
Page by Paige, Laura Lee Gulledge
The close pairing of story and illustration in graphic novels appeals to me!
One of my main personal goals is organizing my craft room. I love to hear about other folks unique, clever, and thrifty strategies for organizing their tools and supplies. I really enjoy giving new life to furniture pieces and odds and ends that I already have or that I can acquire inexpensively at thrift stores or yard sales.
For stickers, artwork, rubber stamps, stamped images, postage stamps, collage images....anything I can use in my paper art, the following themes or motifs I am always collecting.
* domestic ladies of the 1950's
* cutsey flowers * doodled/zentangled shapes
* vintage themes
* anatomical drawings/illustrations
* vintage cameras
* snail mail theme
* nesting dolls/Matryoshka doll
* cutesy houses
* quirky sayings: I currently have a few rubber stamps that I use all the time... "Unfit for Human Consumption" "Guilt-Free Mail...No reply expected" "Psychic Dominance" "Don't try this at home" "Evidence of Art"
Charley Harper - Love his style, colors, and how he creates his subjects using the simplest of shapes without you feeling you have lost any detail.
Beth Krommes - This woman creates magic with scratch board. If you haven't visited her website, you creative world will get a whole lot bigger when you do.
Vera Brosgol - Love her illustration and tale in Anya's Ghost.
Marissa Falco, aka Miss Sequential - Her zines are ALWAYS a delight!
I would very much enjoy doing a private swap. I would like to swap one of my handmade items for one of yours...preferrably a different genre. Things I could make for you would be handmade cards, art postcards, zine, journal, altered book, or a collage.
I'd gladly do a swap for a fellow paper lover....some stash for stash.
Zines? What are we waiting for?! :)
I have a special inspirational project brewing for a friend of mine. I would love for YOU to help me complete it.
I have an old cigar box that I am filling with old odds and ends that one might discover in just such an old cigar box buried in the back of a forgotten trunk.
So far, I have a little note I wrote 25 years ago to a new friend. There is an old domino and a marble.
The purpose of this project is to inspire a story. My friend is an excellent writer and has already agreed to do this project, even though he has no idea what it is! :)
So, please help me fill the box with old momentos that seem heavy with a story. Think an old postcard, an old army tin man, old letter, pressed flower, hankie, old ticket stub...use your imagination!
If you send me something for this project, you are welcome to include a portion of the story...real or from your imagination...about the reason what you sent is so important.
Your help, and subsequent inspiration, is greatly appreciated!
I swap because I enjoy making special packages for someone. To brighten someone's day gives me alot of pleasure. If you do not recieve a swap from me, contact me as soon as you think there is a problem.
Also, as a courtesy to your fellow swappers, please rate your received swaps. If you don't rate me, it will leave me confused and fretting...worried that you didn't receive your special mail. :) Swapping is friendly! Swapping is fun! So, let's share the joy!
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