Date Joined: September 15, 2015
Last Online: January 15, 2018
Country: United States
My Flickr Swap photos are here...
Happy New Year.
I have a love-hate relationship with Swap-bot. I really care about the swaps that I'm in and I read profiles and I put some time & thought into packages I send. As you can see, I've been here since 2015 and I've only participated in 36 swaps. I don't do a lot of swapping here but I'm always on the look out for an interesting swap (always).
I have a wall in my art room where I pin & hang up my favorite art swaps along with bits & pieces of inspiration (color combos, random pictures) If you send me a swap that can be hung up, you'll earn extra bonus points of happiness!
I absolutely love weird & odd swaps, I'm always looking for ghost, dark themes and mysterious ones. I grew up in a haunted house and have been connected to the paranormal world ever since. I don't ghost hunt any longer, but I do miss it. UPDATE (12/1/17): I just returned from doing some paranormal research in Savannah GA, and Charleston SC. Savannah was just beautiful & I got a great ghost photo at the Tybee Island Lighthouse.
I take a photo of almost everything I've ever sent out here at Swap-bot. If you're my swap partner and you want to see what I'm sending you take a look at my Flickr link. I post a photo pic right after I've gone to the post office & marked my swap as sent.
Altering objects: Matchboxes, altoid tins, tags, spoons, wine corks, book covers, keys, etc. l love fiber arts as well...lots of projects get put under my sewing machine needle.
I make jewelry and charms out of bits & bobs of found objects, old jewelry pieces, antique finds, yadda, yadda, and soldering things together is so much fun (something very satisfying about melting metal).
Paper: I like to make Twinchies, Moos, mini flipbooks, pocket books, sometimes ATC cards, but only if I love the theme or challenge.
Likes... Vintage, Antique stores & items, vintage Victorian gothic, vampires, marzipan, booze, vintage religious rosaries & medals, shabby chic, bling (rhinestones, swarovski crystals), sparkle, velvet, - German glass glitter & dresden – teal blue, burnt orange, vintage pink & gold, silver, opal, moonstone, oddities, beads, interesting and artsy buttons, unique feathers, Sari & Hanna silk ribbon, birds, cats, crows/ravens/magpie, owls, foxes (I love animals, sometimes more than people), French themes, Paris 1920's-early 30's (Henry Miller-Anaïs Nin), England, Jack the Ripper, Scotland, Celtic, Vikings, Steampunk, vintage Russian or French Ballerina images - Vintage or creepy sad clowns (I'm so tempted to send clown imagery to someone that's afraid of them), ghosts, 🌙🌙Moon & STARS⭐️🌟Gypsy/fortune telling - Alice in Wonderland, Day of the Dead, 💀skulls💀 Frida Kahlo - spray inks - stencils - washi tape -gothic cemetery images - vintage catholic images/prayer cards - St. Michael - craft supplies. 🎨
I collect vintage matchboxes - small boxes - small tins, metal number 3s, small cigar boxes and odd trinkets & charms. I also have a nice collection of old doll heads (my little friends).
I used to swap quite a bit on YouTube and other craft places, I'd always add some extras just because I thought it was kind of nice. When I started swapping here I just continued what I'd always done before. I always try to pop some extras in my package to my partners if there is room. I have a ton of stuff that I will never use and I love passing things on that you might be able to use in your next swap or that you might like. I love getting little surprises in the mail (you're brain dead if you don't) But yes, please rate me for the swap I sent you not for the extras.
Dislike... Swappers that spend little or no time on their partner's swap item. Themes I'm not crazy about: Valentine's day, beach, summer, mermaids (unless they are drenched in rhinestones, then I guess they're ok.) Animals in cages or zoos, adult coloring books/pages, zentangle, the dollar store, plastic beads, tea bags (I drink loose-leaf tea only).
I like to rate🏆💌 If I haven't rated you, I haven't received anything from you. I rate the day I get my swap, if I can't that day then it's always the day after. ---->That's carved in stone. The only times (2 times), I haven't given a heart was when I received something that was on my dislike list.
P.s...I find a lot of iconic religious imagery very interesting and sometimes will use these images in my art work, especially the sacred heart images. I think I'm obsessed with them. I'm not trying to convert, I just find these images beautiful and sometimes tragically so.
These are some Paris charms I made for a YouTube swap. I'm showing these because it shows my "art style" (sort of), though lately I've been on a dark trend (7/6/17), but I really liked the way they turned out.
The moon is hidden behind a cloud... On the leaves is a sound of falling rain... No other sounds than these I hear; The hour of midnight must be near... So many ghosts, and forms of fright, have started from their graves to-night, They have driven sleep from mine eyes away; I will go down to the chapel and pray.
--HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
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