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Date Joined: December 30, 2012
Last Online: May 22, 2021
Birthday: July 8
Country: Australia
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About Me



Hi, living in Outback Australia means that I have to live with slow postage... sorry... If I tell you something has been sent, then I have sent it, Please be patient, thank you!

I am 62 years old this year (2021) and proud of it, my husband Kyle and I are 'empty-nesters' now - I have 4 adult children and five AMAZING Grandchildren!

We live 15 kilometres away from Tara, a tiny little Queensland town that holds Camel Races every second year - its claim to fame I think LOL We moved here in February 2018 - in the middle of a bad heat wave, when it was 47 degrees - and we had no water, no electricity - but we were lucky to have 35 acres and a 25 foot caravan to sleep in... there wasn't much sleep in the first few weeks! We now have a nice shed/home, its ok, could be better of course! We love it out here, I have integrated into the community and have a good social life with artist friends as well as crafters.

If you want to know anything, please ask :)

Favorite Music

My tastes in music are quite eclectic... I have loved the Beatles more than the Rolling Stones all my life, but now that I am older and can choose for myself what I want to listen to (as opposed to what others want to hear around me), I lean towards heavy metal, classical, eastern (and combinations of all of them). Favourite music includes the artists:

. Trans Siberian Orchestra

. Penguin Cafe Orchestra

. The Tea Party

. Jimmy Barnes

. Pantera

. P!nk

. Matchbox Twenty

. Santana

. Eagles

I am not at all a fan of country music except for a very select few (Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines, Linda Ronstadt)

I am also not a fan of rap and hip hop music, and the 'new' music that is around in the top 40, it just leaves me cold.

Favorite Crafts

YAY!! I am now into needle felting and basically anything to do with felting and sewing in general.

A good friend gave me her stash of felting things, and I was hooked!

I have only needled my finger once so far, so I think thats good going :)

Favorite Movies

My husband and I don't watch television, so the internet and movies are what we 'do'.

I do like a good sappy, tear jerking movie.. but I also like action and horror! Eclectic again :p

My favourite movie has to be Red Dog I think... there are many good movies, but this one caught my complete attention the whole way though and made me want to visit the area... second favourite is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel... GREAT acting and brilliant locale - again making me want to visit!

In the horror category... The Descent has to be the scariest I have seen... I don't like movies that centre around the occult that is a different category again.

The rest!

So that is about it.

I am a pretty ordinary person really.... just being happy and living day to day in an unmaterialistic way...

I AM an artist, not a 'crafts-person' - so I skipped the craft section and also, as I said before, I don't watch television...

Also, I am NOT a religious person... I lean towards Buddhism if 'any' religion is where I must lean... but prefer Secular Humanism and I believe firmly in keeping good values, doing the right thing, being honest and humble.

I do think that Karma is real as well.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about me... good luck with your swaps!!


. religious items or themes in works

. childrens items

. 'adult' content (unless it is necessary, I am no prude, but erotic art and that kind of genre must be done well - I hope you understand)

. food or sweets

. anything to do with SNAKES or FROGS (hate them)

. I HATE GLITTER AND SEQUINS so please.. please dont use them on your artworks.. thank you so much.

Favourite Things :)

I have been asked to put in a couple of my favourite things.. so here goes...

. I love the colour BLUE and Eucalyptus Green!

. I thoroughly enjoy collecting ART and ATC's

. I am passionate about SPIDERS - yes.. I know most people arent.. but I am... they are the ultimate symbol of femininity

. EARRINGS... I have a nice little collection growing and am seriously thinking of starting a swap for them :)


mizlilyroo rated for ATC easy on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Exquisite work as usual. Another ATC to treasure.
Response: You're most welcome, thank you <3
AmirainOz rated for A4 Art Journal Page 1-2-3 on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for being my swap partner <3
Response: Thank you for the hearted five <3
suzanne33 rated for ART TAG CHALLENGE on May 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you Colleen for my lovely package. I especially like that I got 2 Art Tags. I'm going to put them side by side on an art journal page.
Response: Thank you for the 5 and heart Suzanne, I am so happy that you like my work so much, it was out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to send you the best I could do. Cheers xx
jennylee60 rated for WORLD Turtle Day INT on Apr 7, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and the most gorgeous stationary ever!!!
Response: You are most welcome C:
Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing detailed ATCs, especialy the Q. Loved the injection of colour. Glad you were my partner. Will make some ATC envies with the lovely papers. Cheers M
Response: I am delighted that you think so highly of them, I am the kind of swapper who puts out her very best work, if it isnt something I would like to receive, it doesnt go! :) Have a terrific day :)
Comment: Love it!
Response: So happy you love it, the wolf howling at the moon - after I read your profile - was a must be in thing :)
Comment: Colleen I wish I could give you more than one heart! I LOVE my ATC and the lace bits are wonderful, thank you so very much!
Response: You are most welcome, Being appreciated is a wonderful feeling xo
owlsinathens rated for Oranges & Lemons Day ATC on Mar 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you very much for this beautiful ATC, Colleen! I like it very much :) And thanks, too, for the beautiful papers! Here in Vienna it's slooooowly starting to look like spring!^^
Response: You are most welcome, Being appreciated is a wonderful feeling xo Hope its warm for you soon :)
Comment: Thank you soooo much for this amazing ATC. I really appreciate all the time and effort you have put into in especially during Marcia. Hoping your loved ones are OK. Best Wishes Helen
Response: You are most welcome, Being appreciated is a wonderful feeling xo
Comment: Thank you very much .... hearts + for the physical and emotional effort that's gone into this swap ...:)
suzanne33 rated for Fingerprint Art ATC on Oct 7, 2014
Comment: Love the footy final fingerprint ATC. Thanks Catherine for angelling. Now to put faces on- winners or losers? We enjoyed the NRL finals. Thanks for the lace and the fringe stays! I will use it as is. Thanks so much. And hope you are much better Colleen
Response: Thank you for your comment here Suzanne. Yes, I am much better this year, and starting to swap again :) Catherine is a darling isnt she :)
cafras rated for I haven't a CLUE Art Journal Pages #4 on Aug 28, 2014
Comment: ha ha .... a very unique view !? Thank you very much
Response: C: Did you get my 'white' pages yet hun?
Comment: Lovely flower ATC! Thank you for sending. Sorry you are going through a hard time right now.
Response: I am so relieved one of them has finally arrived! Thank you for the hearted rating xo
Comment: Very pretty..thank you..an again I'm sorry for your loss
Response: Thank you for the condolences, we are ok, thank you. Glad your ATC arrived and that you like it. xo
Comment: intriguing :)
RiittaR rated for Zentangle ATC - Patterns Names - A on Jul 3, 2014
Comment: Hi Colleen, many thanks for your ATC! Love your drawing line and the 3-D effect is awesome.
semga rated for Tangled "Z" ATCs on Jun 30, 2014
Comment: I LOVE my zentangle Z. Thank you so much for sending a second one after the first one got lost in the mail. I'm so sorry this series is over. It was so much fun!
LunaMoody rated for Zentangle ATC - Patterns Names - A on Jun 28, 2014
Comment: Very nice Tangled ATC....thank you : )
trula rated for Zazzed-up Zangle ATC's. G on Jun 27, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful ATC! I love the tangles that you used, and the thick board that its on makes it seem so professional! This will be a great addition to my collection :).
lorzabatty rated for JOURNAL - Round 5 on Jun 23, 2014
Comment: I think you are very creative and I loved your page. =D

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