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ARTG33K74

ARTG33K74
Date Joined: September 27, 2012
Last Online: April 9, 2024

Country: United States
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𝔾𝕠𝕠𝕕 π•₯𝕠 𝕓𝕖 π•“π•’π•”π•œ.

I have relocated from my hometown in Chicago and am now making Indiana weirder. They do not seem very appreciative of my efforts, so I will have to try harder. There are no good sushi places in town, either. (β€’`η›ŠΒ΄β€’)

Having a had time heal a lot of things, make major life changes, and welcome a new relationship has me in a way better place and have much more energy to be artistic. I have been doing pen and watercolor most often, along with mixed media and various paper arts. I love to try and come up with the perfect things to delight everyone that gets me in a swap. Art is a gift we share with one another.

My new PO Box is not within walking distance, pick up may be slow. Please be patient as I hope to get all swaps scooped at the same time since it is an hour round trip drive and not a ten minute walk anymore.

My portfolio for website code, UX UI, art stuff at shellielewis.net

Like nature? Print your own free copy of a painted art zine about sharks.

shark dancer gif

FUN! A kid-friendly free zine you can print on how to make zines, good for school teachers and librarians: How To Zine

Blizzard Dragon

β—™ The art I like is wildly eclectic. I tend to respond to people's style the most with a preference for fine art and the unique. If you have your own art style, that is my favorite! I want to see the work you create. β—™

LIKES: Favorite for ATCs. β™₯ I like inchies, twinchies, MOO card handmades, small drawings and paintings. I am trying to finish a book of 4x4 inch chunky book pages with images of people / portraits: I will punch for binding. β™₯ I do bookbinding.

Favorite things: Dragons & fantasy creatures, Plague Doctors, Basset Hounds, owls, parrots, birds, portraits and people, Basset Hounds, ice hockey, orchids, Goth & Romantic Goth, ocean life, Asian art, architecture, city skylines.

I collect and use paper ephemera including antique cigarette and ad cards; current, vintage and antique postcards. Small works on paper are stored in sports pocket pages in albums.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Loose prints, unmounted are preferred. Please no lamination. I collect tintypes, cartes de visite, cabinet cards and Polaroids and other instants.

DISLIKES: No tolerance for intolerance. β™₯ Love for all diverse people. β™₯ Increase the peace. β™₯ My partner is Trans and I am Autistic. β™₯ Hate is not a value system.

I am not so much into pastels, very feminine merchandise, or scrapbooking elements like die cuts.

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Autism Speaks & puzzle piece logos - The word "gyspy" is a racial slur tied to slavery - J.K. Rowling/Harry Potter too many problems to list them all - Racist Kitsch

Please do not use Sharpie markers for art, they degrade badly: Sharpie markers are not art supplies

seahorse

All episodes of Over the Garden Wall (2014)

Please Note: I retain all image rights, copyright and intellectual property rights on all creations.

ToTD art in progess

Favorite Crafts

Extremely into sealing wax right now because I have been blending it for impressions. I enjoy PVC custom art stickers. I do a wide range of fiber arts from knitting, sewing, loom weaving, and drop spindle spinning. Costume and cosplay, including over 30 years of Renaissance Faire nerd. Love tea and USA Forever postage stamps are appreciated.

Free Education & Resources

Over 576 free books, lectures, and articles from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC: digital downloads

How to Get Better at Drawing Decades of my experience in one article. Read online or download the article as a .pdf here

Basic Information on painting; maybe go to the oldest blog post and read in reverse order: Click here

Free Book: read Starting With Abstract Painting

Melted Crayon Wax Painting Or "encaustic for lazy people" - 43 second video to learn how to make your own.

10 Tips on Watercolour from personal experience. I also highly recommend this book Watercolour How To Book check your local library or available cheap on Amazon, as of May 2013 copies under $4.00.

1000+ free video tutorials on all art subjects with Jerry's Artarama catalog: Free video lessons

Royalty Free, High-Resolution Photography: morgueFile

Free digital downloads of textures & backgrounds for digital image design, collage, etc: Caleb Kimbrough's BITTBOX

Jay Hilgert's BittBox Free digital image sources & textures.

TanglePatterns.com Free resource for Zentangle drawing.

How To Paint Transfer Toner Images Transfer toner prints of photographs, magazine pages and photocopies of your own drawings, etc. using acrylic paint.

GOLDEN Gel Medium Image Transfer Good method for multi-media art and acrylic paints.

Collage Perspectives at Swarthmore College A 10 minute documentary video of a gallery exhibit.

David Carson on Design + Discovery TED video: A top designer lectures on visual culture.

Vik Muniz TED video: Creativity, culture, art. He is known for his portraits made of sugar.

Raghava KK: My 5 Lives as an Artist TED video: on making and breaking in his fine art career.

Sheikha al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global TED video: how art and culture create a country's identity.

7 Projects With Recycled Materials

Art Pillow Design With Fabric Scraps by Alice Berry Low sew, high impact!

Daring Fireball's Markdown Syntax Guide How to put images in Swap-bot and other commands.

USPS Small Airmail Labels No longer available, DIY print your own. Great for postcards.

Mail theft? United States Postal Inspectors Online Complaint Webpage

Zines: what they are and two easy zine patterns to use.

Easy Book Binding Saddle Stitch Video

A short description of Masterboard Process for collage artist trading cards.

ATC and collage recommended adhesives: YES! stickflat paste, glue stick, rubber cement [these three dry flat] Modge Podge, gesso and acrylic gel medium [these are wetter, needs to be pressed. Wax paper and a heavy weight help.] I highly enjoyed the Bernie Berlin ATC Workshop book.

Hubble pic

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Smithsonian Institution Flickr

NASA Hubble Heritage Flickr

The British Library Flickr

Old Book Art Illustrations for download

Pinterest for Les Vieux Jours Vintage collage resources: photos, etchings, drawings and more.

ShellieLewis.Wordpress Antique postcards, ephemera and photography: 300 dpi downloads for free.

USA Library of Congress Flickr

USA Library of Congress Photo Archive online portal

Reusable Art

Karen's Whimsy

Creative Commons Cultural Contributors for art and music

Troubleshooting something? Ask me anything.

Digital Scrapbook

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Clyde painting

2018 Cougars

Ratings

hibiscus rated for Last Day of March - Sender's Choice on Apr 13, 2024
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Comment: what a delightful card...love the seals basking in the sun...and the expression on the face of the central one is priceless...thank you so much for this really well rendered day at the beach...
meganimal rated for WIYM: ATC - DOG GONE IT! on Apr 11, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous art/atcs! I love them both so much and if I could rate more than one heart, I would! ;)
coleenfranks rated for A.I. Clusters - US on Apr 9, 2024
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Comment: Well, that was creative in the manner of our "Artistically Inclined" site. They're different and I very much like them. Thanks for joining my swap.
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet Spring chicks :-) -Gracias!
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Comment: Thank you so much! The dragon is beautiful.
Response: Glad it arrived safely & thank you for joining my swap! β™₯
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Comment: WOW! that was fast. I ADORE the dragon art print. AMAZING! Thank you so much
Response: It is an original drawing and painting, not a print. This one I did in pen and watercolor with a glitter pen that is my new favorite thing. β™₯ Thank you for joining my swap.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the swap, I really loved it. I apologize for the delayed rating - there was a tragedy in my family and I have been MIA while grieving. Happy New Year!
Response: No worry, my concept of time is not great. Many condolences on your loss and hopes that you take good care of yourself during this difficult time.
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Comment: Thank you so much! The drawing was amazing and there were so many little goodies.
Response: So glad you like it and always happy when I get to mail to you. ☺β™₯☺ Thank you for joining my swap!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the LOVELY package. It really brightened my day!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the items & thank you for joining ym swap! ☺β™₯
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Comment: Thank you for the decorated envelope and cards. I love the turtle painting. The colors are amazing and it was very pleasant unexpected surprise.
Response: So glad you liked the sea turtle. I think it came out very nicely. Thank you again for joining my swap!
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Comment: Such a beautiful swap! I love owls!
Response: So glad you liked the art. If we could just have pet owls at home, I would try to get a few! O
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Comment: Oh my gosh! Those paintings and ATCs are aaaaaaamazing! Thankyou so much, I love them!
Response: I am so glad you liked the swap and the art. Best to you and thank you for joining my swap. ☺
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Comment: Thanks for the card I like!! And I love your owl drawing as well :D It made my day!
Response: I enjoy drawing owls and this one falconry person in the UK on TikTok for The Hooty Collective has been a great source of owls to draw! 0<0
ladydy5 rated for AI Happy Mail Triple Combo #11 USA on Nov 15, 2023
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Comment: As usual, love your art and mostly to Hear from you. The owl will go in my bird collection especially and I love the fall leaf for my favorite season that I miss now that I am in Florida.
Response: So glad they got there safely & thanks for keeping the lights on in the AI group! β™₯
btbeth rated for WIYM Happy Mail Triple Combo #11 USA on Nov 14, 2023
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Comment: I never mind getting swaps from you because I KNOW im gonna be surprised and awed! Zapdos has continued to elude me as a wild catch, lol i could have tried raids, but i feel thats sort of cheating, lol. thank you again for another fun swap!
Response: Shiny Magikarp is still eluding me. ^^' At least you have a Zapdos at home now! ☺ Thank you for joining my swap.
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Comment: Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for the cards you sent to me, I can't wait to use them. Happy Thanksgiving.
Response: So glad they got to you safely & you like them! ☺ Have a happy Thanksgiving, too!
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Comment: Thank you i love it! β™₯
Response: β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯
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Comment: I love your painting! Thank you so much for including this painted raven under the moonlight. I will hang it up in my craft corner. Take care and thanks for hosting a fun swap!
Response: I am glad the raven flew to you safely. I did like how it came out for all the night colors. Thank you for the kind rating and thank you for joining my swap. β™₯
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Comment: OH MY GOODNESS what a fun swap to receive. I LOVED how you had it all wrapped up, it was a wonderful little gift. And the goodies were so fun. Thank you so much it really brightened my day!!
Response: Part of the adventure with wax paper is trying to keep things dry going through the mail. ^^' Thank you for the kind rating and thank you for joining my swap.
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Comment: Thank you so much for your card.

Rating Overview

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Comments

wolfeagle on Apr 13, 2024:

What a thoughtful and sweet package. This sea shell booklet is so sweet. I may even turn it in to a necklace. Thank you so very much.

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:

MC

AmookIslandCreations on Oct 22, 2023:

Hi Shellie, Just thinking about you on this beautiful fall Sunday! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

lou on Sep 24, 2022:

Happy 10th anniversary month, glad you’re here!

wolfeagle on Sep 7, 2022:

TY

Thank you so much for the awesome pink haired witch ATC.

AmookIslandCreations on Apr 18, 2020:

Hi Shellie! Just checking in to see how you are doing! Hope this note finds you safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

As an amazing artist and dino & marine animal lover I thought you might be interested in joining Scales 'n' Tails? We'd be honoured to have you!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

AmookIslandCreations on Nov 20, 2018:

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:


Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

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