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suzanne33

suzanne33
Date Joined: June 17, 2011
Last Online: November 16, 2017
Birthday: April 2
Country: Australia
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About Me

Hello, I am a mixed media artist and lover of all sorts of junk- especially stuff I can incorporate into a painting or a collage. I live in NSW, Australia in a small village by the Clarence River. Now that I have retired from my other life, I am a full-time artist who works everyday in my studio that overlooks gum trees and the river.

Between us, my husband and I have 4 grown up sons and 5 grandchildren- 2 boys and 3 girls. We also have a chocolate coloured miniature poodle who is now more latte than chocolate!

We love to travel both in Australia and overseas.

Please remember that Australia has very strict quarantine laws and will check parcels. To find out more go to http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/mail/cant-mail

When I am not working I could be:
* Travelling- I love Japan having lived there for a year in 2006-7, France, or other European cities.

  • At the beach-My favourite thing in life is to dive through the surf with my eyes wide open. I love shells, the lacy designs the waves leave when they recede and the amazing art work that sand crabs create when they dig their holes;
  • In an art store hunting for new materials- love paper and paint.

  • In charity shops with my eye on something interesting-a book, lace, old papers;

  • Meeting with friends;

  • Volunteering at our Art & Craft Association's Gallery; Volunteering with my Quota International of Lower Clarence friends raising funds to support disadvantaged women and children and those with hearing or speech problems. Did you notice I didn't mention housework or cooking? I do both but not with enjoyment-luckily my husband is a good cook.

In my studio you will find:
Me
Sometimes a friend or two
Paper-I love paper. All kinds, all colours, all textures
Paints-I work mostly in acrylics and any other water based medium
Painting and collage tools and equipment-I was saving these for 20 years!
My easel-a gift from my school when I retired.(they knew my passion!)
Reference books
Art school notebooks from when I did courses
Old books, knitting patterns, dress patterns
Printmaking needs- paper, inks, brayer, baren, lino blocks, woods blocks AND my press.
My junk-the herbs and spices of my paintings
Part finished paintings
Printing experiments & finished works
Postcards and flyers for exhibitions
Handmade cards
And much more

Favorite Crafts

I am more into painting, collage and printmaking but I like to make my own cards using these techniques.
I love printmaking- etching,lino, woodcut, monoprint and have my own 2nd hand press!
I joined Swap-Bot for the ATCs so I have to say I love making them. I usually include painting or printing techniques in the ATCs that I make.
My favourite subjects to paint are trees, flowers, sea creatures and other aspects of nature. I love strong colours (rather than neutrals), texture and enjoy playing around with all sorts of techniques. I have taken a liking to art journals and tip in pages and am endeavouring to use these techniques in my collages. Recently I have been doing a bit of watercolour as well.

Favorite Books

Scandanavian crime novels are my favourite, followed by British then other crime novels.
I like historical crime as well.
I also like children's books. My favourites are Corduroy, Are You My Mother?, The Story About Ping, Harry the Dirty Dog, books by Mem Fox, Janet & Allen Ahlberg and A A Milne (especially poetry)
OLD, broken, sad books that can come to life in one of my art works would be reloved by me.

Things I don't like

Cigarette smoke
Perfumed items
Cats
Tea or Coffee
Not interested in Halloween
Not interested in Christmas or Easter
Glitter - it ends up in the ocean and eventually in us when we eat fish.
Feathers
Balloons- they end up in the ocean and are ingested by turtles and other sea creatures.

Swapping

As I live in Australia it may take 10 days or more to receive my swaps.

Things I'd like to receive

Thank you to everyone who has ever sent me lovely commercial papers for ATCs and collage. I now have more than enough.
However I would love to receive...
ATCs
Handmade paper
Textured paper
Old maps
Pages from old books

Angels I have met...

@mappy for Wattle ATC
@bug for Zentangle # 1
@piratecaptainmo for Zentangle #2
@cafras for Fingerprint ATC

Ratings

Star7Lily rated for Collage papers Journal Page on Nov 8, 2017
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Comment: Dear Suz, I am so happy to receive this very page as seen on the swap idea. The colours really pop, don't they! Thank you for the cards, I have just the person for the christmas bells. I have loved doing these A4 pages. blessings xxx
Response: So glad you like it and the cards as well. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
cafras rated for Journal Prompt #5 on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Again another of your lovely pieces of art. Such a soothing colour you have used. And ... another great card to add to my collestion.
Response: Thank you so much. And thanks for the heart as well.
cafras rated for Journal Prompt #4 on Sep 26, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you ... if only I had received it before I sent mine...a real challenge. love the colours you used, Thanks also for the lovely card,
Response: Like a challenge.... thinking up these swaps is often a challenge. Glad you like it and thanks for the heart.
cafras rated for A4 Journal Prompt #3 on Aug 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you once again for a lovely piece of work ... at the moment I wish I felt like the image girl ... and the extras I will try and use and not save :)
Response: Something different this time. Glad you like her energy.
Star7Lily rated for Collage and Paint A4 page on Jul 14, 2017
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Comment: Dear Suzanne, I enjoyed your interpretation of the theme. Thank you for the extras too. I hope Japan was really inspiring for you...seems to be extending to the group! Love it. xx
Response: Glad you like it. Japan was great!
cafras rated for Rainbow zig zag 8 - Black and white on May 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Suz thank you for your interpretation of this swap and the lovely card. Catch up in June :)
helo rated for Rainbow Zig Zag 7 - Violet (purple) on May 10, 2017
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Comment: A lovely page - great texture.....To make a zig-zag book to mount them I just cut a long piece of paper about 24 incles by 6 inches , fold in half long ways and half again longways, open it out and you have 8 sections one for each page. x
Response: Thank you and for the rating and the heart
Star7Lily rated for A4 Journal Page prompts #2 on Mar 24, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you Suzanne, I enjoyed receiving your postings, Lovely page to add to my book. I did like the off-cut print, nice textures, best of luck with the exhibition. lots hearts
Response: So happy you liked it.
Star7Lily rated for Tea Bag Art #1 on Mar 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Suzanne, I really like your interpretation of the tea bags bookmarks. Well done! It is good for us to be out of our depth. It stretches our minds. Cheers!
Response: Sure does. Thanks for the rating and the heart
helo rated for Rainbow zig zag 6 - Indigo on Feb 14, 2017
5
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Comment: Great symbolism and I was wondering if anyone would use indigo dying. Thanks. x
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart.
cafras rated for A4 Journal Page Prompts #1 on Feb 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you. I love the colours and the way you integrated the lollipops.
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Enjoyed this swap
cafras rated for Valentine ATC and a Heart on Feb 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you ... I really like your interpretation and beautiful chosen colour. A different style to what is usually done.
Response: Always looking to try new things.
5
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Comment: Lovely as usual :)
Response: Thank You
5
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Comment: What an unusual and pretty page! Thanks.
Response: Thank You
cafras rated for Bookmark - Gumnut babies on Oct 14, 2016
5
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Comment: Oh thank you so much for not one but 2 beautiful bookmarks and another lovely card for my collection x
Response: Thank you.
5
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Comment: Thank you Suzanne..love this xxA
Response: Thank You
cafras rated for A4 Journal Page- Water Color Blooms on Sep 2, 2016
5
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Comment: This is beautiful , love the colours
Response: Thank you
mizlilyroo rated for Layered Stencil Tag on Aug 19, 2016
5
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Comment: Fabulous tag. The cicada wings are special, I love their singing in summer. Your card was special too.
Response: Thank you
cafras rated for ATC - Monochromatic on Aug 9, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you again for your artwork on this ATC. Always a pleasure to receive from you.
Response: Thank you... and for the heart
5
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Comment: More hearts to your credit. Loved it and bird's definitely belong in the bush.
Response: Thank you... and for the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 243 53 53
Completed Fives Threes Ones
239 259 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 21 217 0
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Comments

neca84 on Dec 24, 2015:

Merry Christmas, thanks for being a part of the best group on Swap-bot, Active Aussie SWAPaholics :)

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cafras on Mar 5, 2014:

Your zine ... that is one great big WOW !.. beautiful and colourful ... thanks for participating

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

cafras on Jan 30, 2014:

whoops .. messed up ! try again ...................... 7 days of creation zine ... a fantastic job ! . but what else could one expect from you ? well done. Thanks for sharing

cafras on Jan 30, 2014:
LaviniaRiverina on Nov 17, 2013:

Thankyou so much for the birthday wish. Yes,I had a good day.

mappy on Aug 4, 2013:

Thankyou Suzanne for the beautiful work you did in my "golden book" a comedy of errors right from the start it seems. I am very apprecative that you, Catherine, Col and Carol made me something so special because I didnt receive the finished product last time. Much love xoxox

Dansari on Apr 10, 2013:

Lol! Thank you for the almost win bingo surprise! Very naughty of you but I love it! The little reindeer on the tags is so cute, so is the robot! Lol I even love your stamp - my post office only has boring music ones currently :/

neca84 on Apr 1, 2013:

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FreddFudd on Nov 28, 2012:

Thank You, Thank You for the gorgeous papers. You are such a Sweetie to remember little 'ole me while you were away. You are so kind! These are delicious and I am looking forward to checking out the mo.. momi ...momiga .... momigami. There got it ...LOL. I love anything from the asian countries. {Hugs}, FreddFudd {=D)

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