HELLO to all my SB friends! I am Darcilena Deanne but many know me by Arty Darss on Flickr!! I have been here 11 years come August! Wow, how time flew by! I really enjoy meeting new people and swapping things all over the world!
I'm very eager to swap with those Swappers that put "time" and "effort" in their work. Effort and care in ones "ART" is really key. I like to create Art that inspires others to "Think Outside the Box!" If you feel I have not sent a "Fab Swap" then please e-mail me and I will make it right. I always try to earn a Heart and do my absolute BEST work, sometimes life just gets in the way or I am under the weather bc of fatigue and ptsd from my previous jobs and it just isn't the "Best Art week" so just let me know b/c I have no problems re-sending.
I especially "LOVE" setting up and doing Private swaps and have many swappy pals on Swap bot now and ADORE them all!. Lately, I find myself going back to my old loves and one would surely be Collage Art and Distressing! My constant loves are Paris/Vintage, Shabby Chic, Steampunk and Somerset Style! Tim Holtz has surely sparked a "New Desire" in me the last couple years to create outside the Box! (and I love that) and all his new product lines!
I started doing hand~made cards years ago and have taught tons of various paper art classes over the last 10 years to adults,children and teens. The past 10 years have taken up my time with Scrapbooking and some ATC's. However, I have given up on the scrapbooking (since Dec/10) since finding SBot. There are just not enough hours in a day to do ALL the paper crafts I love! LOL!
I now spend "Hours" creating & trading my ATC's, Altered ART, Journals and Tags! I work hard to give you my A+ work ~ Always. ATC's amaze me as do altered art pieces. I also find old jewelery and love to make NEW creations!
I am a mom of 2 almost adults now. Both just graduated. Wahoo! Sadly I have been on leave from my job as A crisis worker (for a few years now). I would def be doing much more Art if fatigue, Ptsd & back issues etc didn't take up most of my hours. I look forward to any & all trades in the future. Covid has also stopped me from lots of US trades BC mail has been so hit & miss this year. Stay safe out there & healthy my arty peeps.💕
I guess I should say what I like where "SWAPPING" is concerned.
I like to SWAP: * Vintage themed Atc's, altered Art * Tim Holtz inspired art * Collage art * Somerset inspired art * Marie inspired Art * Hand~made Post Cards * Shabby Chic & Altered items * journal paged
Anyhoo... LOVE hand made paper, dry embossed, stamped and Glossy accents! My any techniques with foil! I love these themes: Nature, Cherry blossoms, Spring, Vintage, Asian, Paris. Butterflies & Dragonflies! My new love fairies! 💕 Collecting Lavinia stamps now!!
I guess I'm a "Bling Girl" all the way but done in "good" taste. Not Stickles globbed all over or Mondo rhinestones! LOL! I love the old Vintage PC's, Clocks & anything whimsical. Also love mushrooms and vines. I love Vintage portraits like Ophelia etc. and I guess I love Rosetti, too!!
I love papers such as cork, flocked, stitched, embossed etc. animal textures. I love Flourished or flocked designs!
COLORS: I love Jewel colors, basically RICH colors like garnet, amethyst, copper. I love neutral/earthy colors, white and burnt orange. I love so, so many colors just not primary ones. And esp colors of the Ocean, underwater wonders and beach, shells etc esp more since we lived on Van Island for 8 years.
Things "I DO NOT LIKE": "CLOWNS/Gnomes" of any kind! religious themed (tho I like uplifting scriptures), Don't Do DARK themes or dark fairies! Anything eerie or creepy, like insects, scorpions. No kidsy cartoon characters, NO KWAI or Reward stickers. Don't care for bright colors like (Kelly Green), pastels or NEONS! Don't like Primary colors so much. Exceptions would be red on Asian art work. Hope that helps a little in your choices. I look so forward to Swapping with you ALL!
Take Care & Craft ON! If you have any questions at all please send me a message!! I love mail!
Love:Paris, Italy, Rome, France, Greece and Costa Rica.
Asian ladies, trees and Apple blossoms, Chinese lanterns dragonflies & whimsical butterflies
"Stamped" paper flowers with words
Sadly I can't "ALWAYS" send out my swaps on time, as my fatigue has a mind if its own but I try my best. Also since Covid some mail to the US is taking up to 5 weeks or more to arrive.
I ALWAYS "Rate" my swaps (IF I know who sent them...some have no return addie or details) so if I somehow didn't rate you please PM me and I'll do it asap! (If your item has arrived!
I haven't GIVEN a 3 yet but have "felt" I should have a few times. 😢 when I first joined I sadly did get many cards that were just sticker slapped, flimsy and cut all crooked. Yikes! It really made me sad. So Please put some time and effort in your art & I'll be thrilled! I esp love Art Deco envelopes too. Sooo pretty!💕
Oh and if not 100% satisfied , I will gladly re-send your swap. I don't mind being critiqued, it only makes me a more creative crafter! I can't wait to send you a Rockin FAB swap!!! Until then...Take Care of YOU and Yours!
Thanx for your Time and reading my profile! Happy Crafting...
Always Arty ~ Darcilena Deanne (swap-bot) aka: Arty Darss (Flickr)
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