SPOILER ALERT: If you click on my links above, you will see my current and past creations. I couldn't get my Flickr links to work above, but try this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elvesintheattic/ (or you can try searching for steedjj or ElvesInTheAttic under People). Why do I have two Flickr accounts? I couldn't access one of them and created a new one in frustration. Then, somehow I was able to access the first one again, but not the second one. Then I lost access again. And so it goes...I just keep bouncing back and forth between these two accounts.
RATING & HEARTS: I love to receive your works of art! Please don't feel you need to include anything other than that (I have LOTS of stuff already) for a heart. If you can't bear to send the swap item alone, I would love a hand-written note telling me a little about yourself.
RESWAPPING: Each person has artsy preferences and if my creations don't fit in your collection please feel free to send them on their way to a new home. I won't be offended.
I'm addicted to ATCs. I love the small format and that, for the most part, I can get them finished in one sitting while The Muse whispers in my ear.
My pronouns are she/her and I'm married with adult kids. We have an active lifestyle: hockey (my husband), soccer (me), snowboarding/skiing, kayaking, hiking and travel for the whole family. We recently bought a 1970 vintage camping trailer and LOVE going out in that after years of tent camping; we're getting soft. 😉 I am a big fan of the Seattle Sounders (MLS soccer).
My sister told me a while ago that she and her husband were talking about couples they knew and when they came to my husband and me he said, "They're in the sandbox. They'll always be in the sandbox." That describes me (us) perfectly. I'm very in touch with my inner child.
I'm a hoarder of craft supplies (don't tell my husband I confessed to that) because I 'know' I'll be able to find a way to use them on a project. My family also thinks I'm over the top with recycling. It really pisses me off when they don't put recyclable stuff in the recycle bin and trash in the trashcan. I've been known to snatch something out of there if I think I can use it in my art.
I joke that I have crafting ADD - I'm always trying some new thing and then diving into the next new thing. I used to be a scrapbooker but haven't done much of that in a long time.
My favorite holiday, hands down, is Halloween. I prefer creepy Halloween over cute Halloween.
Nightmare Before Christmas (and pretty much anything else Tim Burton-y)
Pirates of the Carribean series
When Harry Met Sally
Monty Python movies
I know there's more...
I like quirky (think Tim Burton), but can go more traditional as well. (You too? Check out The Octopode Factory and Dilly Beans Stamps - good stuff.)
Texture, color, mixed media and recycled/repurposed creations catch my eye.
Soccer (Seattle Sounders is my team!)
Outdoors - camping, hiking, beach, mountains
Snarky, tongue-in-cheek humor
Fave Holiday: Halloween
Favorite colors: Can't choose. They all need their moment to shine.
Folk Art like this: https://www.etsy.com/shop/indigotwin
Overly saccharine cutesy stuff - Hello Kitty, Precious Moments...
I'm not religious so please no bible verses, etc.
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