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I've been creating art since I can remember and actually had a painting of mine hang in the deYoung Museum in San Francisco for 3 years when I was 5 years old, thanks to my kindergarten teacher.
I'm an avid traveler and have been to all 7 continents (Antarctica was the last in Jan. 2023), and 41 of the 50 USA states...still working on the final 9, then I can check that item off my Bucket List.
I absolutely love when people push themselves and explore outside their comfort zones! I'm always up for a challenge and seek out new artistic endeavors, so I look for those types of swaps and I try to host swaps that may be different or challenging for some but very rewarding once completed.
If you are in the USA and passionate about ATCs, come check out my group USA ATC SWAPS.
This is a photo of my craft room in our previous home in Oregon, cleaned up for house sale photo shoot. Now we're back in sunny California and I've set it up all over again (phew).... but I doubt it will ever look this tidy again!
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I've been painting abstracts and geometric art for many years with acrylics on canvas or wood. I started painting with watercolors a couple of years ago and absolutely adore it! I am very fond of using metallic paints in either acrylic or watercolor. My most recent exploration is using alcohol inks! 🎨
Creating ATCs is a favorite of mine and I create HD/HP, 3D mixed media, collage, embossed, or interactive ATCs mostly and spend a lot of time and energy on my creations and appreciate the same in return. I'm usually not a big fan of people ATCs (think: vintage people and kids w/ butterfly wings) unless super quirky! Please visit my ATCs folder if you'd like to see some of my ATCs (may be spoilers). I'm also getting into ink box cards! 🖌️
Paper-crafting is another favorite. I prefer modern & colorful, but you do you! I have a "Spellbinders" die cutting machine and am still collecting dies. Each year I create my own holiday cards and send a homemade ornament or painting with each of the dozens of cards I send out. ✂️
Deco books are super fun and I love seeing creations from all over the world! Please visit My Deco Books website if you are interested in seeing some of these books. It took exactly 365 days for my first "homer" deco to be returned to me...it can take years from creation to coming home (if it ever does). I dislike bulky, heavy decos w/ big baubles. Please keep decos flat as possible when decorating/making as it keeps postage costs down. I rarely keep other's decos more than a month - I move decos pretty quickly. NO EXTRA DECOS, PLEASE. 📚
I've just started making/trading collaborative art postcards (i.e. pass and paste). I do NOT collect any store-bought postcards.
Homemade Christmas ornaments are a must-do each year. Please visit My Christmas Ornaments if you'd like to see a small sample of my 2023 creations.
Smoke-free and pet-hair-free household (although I adore dogs). 🐕 🐾🐕🦺
Art was always my favorite subject in school. 😍
I will NEVER flake on a swap unless something serious happens to me. Please message me or send an email if you haven't received something from me in a timely manner.
I rate every swap. I give hearts for items that show maybe you read my profile or put a lot of thought, creative energy, and/or time into its creation, but not for extras. I really don't need any extras, so no need to include.
Thanks for swapping with me! ✌️