June 3 2017 ~*~ ITS SO GOOD TO BE BACK! Ive been away for 9 months and I SURE HAVE MISSED SWAPPING WITH ALL MY TALENTED S.B. FRIENDS!
I enjoy reading my partners profiles, (both to AND from! Even when its not required)..Its important to me to know who I'm swapping with, I want to be able to accommodate my swap partners as best as possible. I also find it insightful and entertaining... theres a lot of really great funny profiles out there! Also, you all have given me some important tips and things worth mentioning in my own profile! :)
I found Swap-Bot when I went searching on Google for a place to swap ATCs with other talented artists. I have had an interest in ATCs since around 2004. I moved to Colorado in 2007 for a few years and taught classes at the art community center in the town I lived. I also taught at a women's retreat on making/trading ATCs.
And I love, love, love "altered" things & up-cycling! I work in so many mediums at any given time, that's when I realized I truly am a mixed media artist.
Various mediums I enjoy working with: printmaking, bookmaking, paper making, painting, drawing, photography, ATCs, collage, ceramics, found object art, jewelry making, art journals, scrapbook/junk journals...
A detailed list: *Paint: Watercolor, Acrylic, Oils (no craft paint) *Pastels: soft and hard *ink: Alcohol inks, printing inks, etc. *Color Pencil: Prisma Color *Wood: like drift wood & roots *Paper: 100% rag, decorative, handmade, *Metals, including iron *Photographs: mine and ones I swap *Magazines: collage *Clay: Ceramics & tiles for mosaics *Broken pieces of ceramics: Tiles, Dishes, etc *Beads: Glass, ceramic, wood, metal *Glass: I make glass beads *Precious metals and gems *Leather: Book making and jewelry *Books/Journals *Ephemera *Gesso *Paint *Paper *Cloth & Fibers *Stencils *Stamps *Ink *Color pencils *Pastels *Neo Color II crayons *Clay *Shiny things, bling *Embellishments: fun stuff for crafting *Yarn: Crochet & Knitting *Hemp: for jewelry and accessories *Up-Cycled clothing & accessories *Junk: stuff people usually throw away *Broken pieces of jewelry: Chains, Pendants *Found objects: anything, anywhere! ***Anything I can alter!*** :)
I've been hoarding all kinds of weird stuff (well that's what my kids call it, i disagree!) Such as, broken toys, metal and iron from farms and railroad tracks...I love to pick up anything i think is interesting off the ground, and take them home and put in baskets. Animal skulls and bones and teeth I picked up in Co and Az while camping, and rocks, drift wood, etc (list goes on and on) My intention is to make found object sculptures. I've already used some of this material for Dream catchers and small wind chimes, etc. I also get a kick out of making small sculptures on site,with misc. things lying around and then photographing it and then leaving it there for someone to stumble across and find one day. I want to make a coffee table book of these photos one day.... I have A LOT of ideas that I want to do, but as they say,"Carpe Diem!"
Follow me on Pinterest: Susiescottsdale@gmail.com I have some of my art work on a board plus a huge assortment of things that interest me! :)
Thank you everyone for making me smile when I open my mailbox! It means so much to me! :D
*Favorite Types of Food: Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Greek, Indian, American & "Fusion" type foods.
*Favorite Fast Food Restaurants: Buffalo Wild Wings, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, Olive Garden & Sonic
*Favorite cookies: white chocolate & macadamia nut, oatmeal & raisin, chocolate chip & walnut, peanut butter
*Favorite candy: Almond Joy, Heath Bars & Twix
*Favorite scent: Vanilla, Gardenia & Lavender
*Favorite Arts & Crafts:
*Painting & Mixed media *ATCs *photography *Pocket Letters *Junk Journals *Art Journals *scrap booking *jewelry making *ceramics *mosaics *sewing *up-cycling & altering found objects
*Favorite Styles and Genres: *Folk Art *Shabby Chic *Whimsical *Steampunk
*Favorite colors: I Love the color BLUE and all shades and hues, from purples to blue-violet to cobalt blue to turquoise! One of my favorite shades of blue is Periwinkle! love love love! I also love Cobalt blue color glass.
*Favorite things to collect: salt & pepper shakers (unusual and/or antique) tea cups & saucers and tea pots, antique and vintage advertisements, jewelry pieces, children's books and small toys bits of broken ceramic and china and glass , jewelry beads, etc for using in my mosaics, .
*Favorite books: science fiction, fantasy, self-help, spiritual, art books & DIY... 1st edition, antique/vintage children's books. (See my "favorite books" below for a longer list)
*Favorite music: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Aerosmith.. (classic rock & roll) (See my "favorite music" below for a longer list)
*Favorite Sports Teams: The Denver Broncos, The Phoenix Suns and The Chicago Cubs
*Favorite animals: cats (domestic and wild) giraffes, monkeys, horses, elephants & birds
*Favorite time of year: Spring
*Favorite time of day: morning
*Favorite Stores: Pier 1 Imports, Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel, Michaels, Hobby Lobby & Joanne's
Tea or Coffee? BOTH!
Shirt size? Medium
Grandchildren: Yes! I have a darling sweet little grandson. His name is Jaxon and he is just three and a half years old :)
Anything else my swap partner should know: thoughtfulness is key. When someone takes the time to make me smile and goes above and beyond... It's what I strive for and it's nice to receive the same from my partners
Merry Christmas and happy swapping! 😊
Hmmmmm.... heres a general idea... ;0} paper crafting supplies, paper packs, rubber stamps, ink pads, die cuts you make, embellishments, stationery and note cards, washi tape, ribbon, pens, jewelry making supplies, broken pieces of pottery or tiles etc for mosaics, gift cards... (additional ideas below in profile) salt & pepper shakers (unusual and/or antique) tea cups & saucers and tea pots, antique and vintage advertisements, jewelry pieces, children's books and small toys, bits of broken ceramic and china and glass for mosaics, jewelry beads, etc for using in my jewelry making.
*** toys & clothes for my 3&1/2 yr old grandson, Jaxon. He's wearing between 4T & 5T... He's a BIG boy! :D He is obsessed with Paw Patrol & Thomas and Friends (trains)
Also, candles, childrens books, vintage ephemera/advertisements, vintage fabrics, vintage wallpaper,
Things that are created to look like something that is copyrighted: (Disney example: an attempted drawing of Mickey Mouse)
Things I don't care for: scrap stuff in bad condition, Kawaii, overly lacy frilly foofoo stuff.
I love Rock and Roll the best, but I enjoy many genres of music.
Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles & John Lennon, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Eagles, Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Styx, Heart, Madonna, Smashing Pumpkins, Guns n Roses, Candlebox, Pearl Jam Garth Brooks, Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morissette, Melissa Etheridge, Enigma Journey, U2 Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Queen, The Police, Foreigner, Moody Blues, Simon & Garfunkel, America, Chicago, Tom Petty, Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Carol King,
This is just a short list, and impossible to number in order of my favorites:
*J.R.R. Tolkein~The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings *Mark Twain~The Adventures of HuckleberryFinn *C.S. Lewis~Alice in Wonderland *Richard Bach~Jonathan Livingston Seagull *James Redfield~The Celestine Prophecy *Wayne W.Dyer~The Power of Intention *Julia Cameron~The Artists Way *Dr. Helen Schucman~A Course in Miracles *Carlos Castaneda~Journey to Ixtlan *Kahlil Gibran~The Prophet *Bill W.~Alcoholics Anonymous *Laura Ingalls Wilder~Little House on the Prairie *J.K. Rowling~Harry Potter *Dr.Seuss
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