Date Joined: May 3, 2018
Last Online: December 1, 2023
Birthday: August 30
Country: United States
i am a retired graphic illustrator and painter - i was introduced to mail-art in the 1990's, but waited until 2017 to join the fun!
at once smitten, i am hooked now. i have always loved to try new mediums, but on a large scale it has always been difficult: before the internet, there was not enough help out there. hello youtube! i absolutely adore finding some new medium, and getting all the help you need on youtube... what a life-saver. i was an art student in the 80s and 90s, and have a pretty broad knowledge of the "classical" arts. the new methods, paints, and all are very exciting to try on a smaller scale!
i have a fair amount of time to devote to these fun projects, and i consider myself to be very conscientious when it comes to being counted on.
i have always been a lover of art history books that feature my favorite artists from the renaissance period to the present.
vintage and antique children's illustrated books - 1930's, 40's, 50's, and i adore illustrations from the 1800's.
fiction that takes me to faraway places/ nonfiction that teaches me new techniques in art/ poetry from any time period/ english romantic novels/ a good mystery/
i am a lover of fine magazines on art and crafts
i have painted in watercolor and acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, and inks.
i love to make and collect collage and mixed media and have kept a few journals over the years which have helped keep me going.
i keep drawing and/or painting in my journal, as often as i can.
i love all sorts of paper .. hand painted backgrounds are especially appreciated.
i collect assemblage jewelry, and love the combination of antique papers, and paints.
vintage or antique ephemera/
vintage b/w or sepia photo postcards/
marbled paper/gelli prints/
french/paris vintage paper anything
advertising from magazines or mail from other countries/
vintage/antique architectural elements: doors, windows, corbels
i prefer vertical artwork - any size
FAVORITE COLORS: burnt orange - ochre - gray
turquoise - lime green
dirty pink - fuschia - ltgreen . robin's egg blue
birds / birds' nests
bees / beehives
nick bantock style
postage stamp people
alice in wonderland
vintage HALLOWEEN - love the colors, designs,
and the creative side of all things halloween
edward gorey fan
museum cards, vintage people
botanical of any kind
black/white or sepia vintage photos
linen of any subject
colorful, fun, silly, modern
vintage holiday any time of the year!
please let me know if you haven't received my swap.
some of my mail art is on my instagram account: marlies.wilding
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