Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2022 9:39 am


Date Joined: April 24, 2010
Last Online: June 26, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm an artist specializing in pen & ink, acrylics, watercolor. I love color, color, color and vibrancy. The more colors I can squeeze in a single composition, the better.

I'm a public school art teacher (glorified babysitter/lion tamer). I'm moving towards becoming a full-time artist, so that I can spend my days creating art and exploring questions about the work.

I've been bitten by the ATC/swapping bug, and I love to trade. If you want to do a private swap, feel free to send a PM.

I Like . . .

Handmade or decorative paper, Japanese paper, African themes, Asian themes, Faces, Paper or fabric with prints, African-American themes, Hand-drawn or hand-painted ATC's, Sticker sheets, Sheet music, Pages from books with text, Birds/Nature themes, Lavender and/or purple, Maps, Collages

I like tea, especially green, chai, vanilla, and citrus.

I Dislike . . .

stickers-only ATC’s, reward stickers

I’m not a fan of rooibos tea, it tastes like cigarettes (Forrest Gump voice) or any berry flavored teas

I Can Offer . . .

Handmade paper, Japanese paper, Decorative Paper, Handmade books, African American themes, used stamps, stickers, scrapbook accessories, ephemera, art with paint or markers or pens, hand-drawn/painted art/ATC’s

If you're interested in any of this stuff, PM me and we'll set up a trade!

Favorite Artists

Alphonse Mucha, Henri Matisse, Margaret Bowland, Brenda Joysmith, James Van der Zee, Iona Rozeal Brown, Monica Cook, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Lorna Simpson, Renee Cox, Mequitta Ahuja, Nandipha Mntambo, Arthur de Pins, Sylvia Walker, Joshua Mays

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Project Runway, Westworld, Mad Men, Sex and the City, Chopped, Judge Judy, Anthony Bourdain, Walking Dead

Favorite Movies

Black Panther. Wakanda Foreva!

Bridesmaids, Hangover

Gladiator. I heart Russell Crowe. I heart Russell Crowe in Roman gear.

The Incredibles. Incredible story, animation, humor.

Up in the Air. I heart George Clooney, a good supporting cast and a good script. I read the book too. I liked the movie better because the character was more developed. Clooney was good in Michael Clayton, too

Burn After Reading & Fargo. Dark Cohen brothers humor.

Coming to America. The funniest movie ever made. Soul Glo commercial, falling down the steps, and endless sight gags.

Favorite Books

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi. This book is a narrative of an entire German town during WWII. Beautifully written. The main story is about a misfit dwarf growing up the town.

Out by Natsuo Kirino. It's a contemporary suspense novel about a group of Japanese women who become involved in a brutal murder of a husband and then an elaborate cover up. It was a nail biter about people we normally don't associate with murder.

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. This is a classic fable that explains the identity crisis of a black child in a hostile world. When I first read the book, I thought the story was simple. Each time I read it, I find a new nuance or symbol.


dorcii rated for Tea For Thee # 97 on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely teas, I'm very excited to try them! :)
evanselli rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #9 on May 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely swap. Have a great day 😊❤️
kathas28 rated for SPILL THE TEA 🍵 on Sep 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Brina! :) Thank you so much for your tea and the lovely postcard! It made me so lucky receiving it! <3 Best wishes for you! Katharina
Fuchsi rated for SPILL THE TEA 🍵 on Sep 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the tea! ^.^ I will try it as soon as possible; all three of them sound lovely.
meganimal rated for ATC Cleanout #43 (USA only) on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the ATCs...my favorite is the postage stamp one. :)
Eulegirl rated for Tea For Thee # 53 on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Never tried either of these, so it will be fun to try new things! Love the washi tape, too!
lilsiyh rated for ☆ TEA TIME #16 ☆ on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the teas!
Starforest rated for Black Lives Matter ATC Swap on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the ATC and stickers!
porpie5 rated for Tea and Inspiration Swap- June (USA) on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the tea and the quote! I am excited to try these teas! PS: FYI - I know it was an oversight - there was no name of the swap anywhere.
Response: Thanks for the reminder. Glad you enjoyed the teas 🌱☕️!
Comment: Thanks for the tea and quote. Please include the swap name and your ID with further swaps.
gagirl828 rated for Your Heritage Swap on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: I really liked the package. The bird is so sweet and the fabric is beautiful. I love black eyed peas with rice. I didn't know Cowrie shells were used as currency. Learn something new everyday. Thank you!
HelenG6 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiest Unite! #4 on Jun 17, 2020
Comment: Hello. It took 2 months for your swap to get here to Canada, but glad it's here! Thank you for the colourful tapes and memo sheets.
klover rated for Washi Tape Enthusiest Unite! #4 on May 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome variety of washi samples and papers! Stay safe and happy swapping! (sorry I'm a little late rating, I have been out of state caring for my mom post stroke)
ToujoursMoi rated for SF~ Randomness #2- April on Apr 26, 2020
Comment: What a great selection. Thank you so very much
sweetgypsy rated for Toliet Paper on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the toilet paper atc :)
nanadiana rated for Mailbox Blues #1 on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and message. Love the mountain drawings! Yes, our mountains are kinda big. The view of Mt. Rainier is spectacular when it is out. I love flying into Seattle, you can see Mt. Hood, Mt. St Helens and Mt. Rainier. They're usually peaking through clouds, but it's cool to see them all. Stay safe!
Carollee922 rated for Mailbox Blues #1 on Apr 17, 2020
Comment: Hopefully you can come visit CA again soon!
MelissaLB rated for Mailbox Blues #1 on Apr 16, 2020
Comment: I love the Florida postcard! I’ve always wanted to visit The Hemingway Museum. I’m so looking forward to traveling again. Stay safe!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and blank postcards. Teachers are doing such a great job switching to online learning. Thank you for your work! We are doing fine in Brooklyn, but feel sad for our city. We miss the city life! Stay well!
Comment: Hi Brina, Wow! What a beautiful piece of Jackson Pollack Art you created for this sample so I can use it to trigger a lesson to teach others or just remind me and that I could use in a next ATC. Thank you for sharing and showing. it is a piece of beauty.i hope we get a chance to swap again . Barb sleepingrover2010

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ARTG33K74 on Nov 7, 2014:

Hi Star, Let me know if you want to do a private ATC swap. I also can throw in a laser cut acrylic ATC tracing tool I made. They are really helpful.

NicHahn on Jul 3, 2011:

I just invited you to be a member of Classroom ATC. Have you ever thought it would be fun to have you kids trade art with other students from around the world. I'm an art teacher from Minnesota, USA and I want to do a ATC trade with other art teachers so we can have a professional conversation to see if Swap-bot might assist in Classroom ATC Trades. Join our swap and group if you want to learn more.

Nic Hahn Minimatisse.blogspot.com

raven on Jun 15, 2010:

Welocme and click to visit group..


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akmoose68 on Jun 4, 2010:

Brina - I just wanted to let you know the little squirrel you drew is my favorite ATC I've received and I will take very good care of him and show him off to everyone because I know they will love him too! Thanks again. ♥

OlDonut on May 18, 2010:

HeyHey Friend I'm so glad to see you here, now your mailbox will be like Christmas!

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