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CiCiHatter

CiCiHatter
Date Joined: September 13, 2018
Last Online: January 18, 2020
Birthday: January 14
Country: United States

About Me

I ran across a girl, Suzi blu, on Youtube who introduced my daughter and I to Art Journaling about 9 or 10 years ago. My first journal is hysterical but I have improved...a little...Early on, my daughter found out she didn't enjoy that hobby so she left me to learn on my own...I dabbled a little over the years, but really got steady with it in 2017...I do most of my learning by watching other truly amazing artistic people on YouTube....that's where I spend most of my time. My interests vary in different kinds of things one might put in a journal, trying my hand at all sorts of ideas...like one thing I started was learning how to draw faces, whimsical faces...I ran across Dina Wakely who says if you will do a hundred faces...you will be successful...so I have done many faces so far....some of those I like....and she's right...I feel comfortable with it but still need the practice....I like Art Marks....just random marks on a page or two using mixed media together...stamps, stencils, acrylics, watercolor, pan pastels, inks, distress inks and oxides, markers, etc...I also love making pocket letters and single ATC cards....My neighbor works in oils...tried that but found out I don't like oils...so I don't work with that media....I love collage and started getting ephemera kits from Etsy and collaging, along with my own scraps and leftovers, in a very large 12 x 14 book....that's an occasional journal, not every day....I just love Art....I am not a natural artist....I do have to work hard at it....I usually call myself the copycat artist but hopefully one day I will find my style....My kiddos are grown and off on their own adventures, so I have plenty of time for "arting"...papercrafting is my new time consumer as of late....like I mentioned before....ATCs,flipbooks, pocket letters and zines....so much fun to put together....

***One of my favorite things and one of the reasons I joined SB is because I SO ENJOY😃 seeing other people's art and what YOU come up with....I taught 1st grade before marriage/kids and art was my fav time with the kiddos and I still have several of the kids' pieces from my time in the classroom and I cherish them....so I can continue this hobby here and join the FUN!!😂🤣👏🤪! I have two art "boards" that display all the ATCs, pocket letters, zines, etc that I have received over this last year and love looking at it everyday...so proud of everyone's uniqueness and that I have a copy of someone's imagination!....love SB!

odds and ins

We have 2 cats and 2 dogs....

I love to read....not any one genre...just depends on my mood and the book except no gore/horror...

my two favorite books on my coffee table: "the life-changing magic of tidying up" by marie kondo and "the joy of leaving your sh*t all over the place" by jennifer mccartney...hmmmm...dilemma😳

I would love to sell all my stuff and be a minimalist...

I thought about selling my house and living in a van (van life)....once...

I would like to live in Europe for a spell...maybe in a van there...🤪

I was born and raised in Texas and I hate being hot but my favorite time of the year is summer because of how long the sun stays out....plus I love the lake and water skiing....

I lived in Holland for 3 years when I was 10-12 yrs old.... got to look around western Europe just a little bit while we were there....I liked Paris because of the crepe carts....oh so yummy!....But my favorite place was the south side of France.....I remember it seemed so pretty and peaceful than any of the other places we visited.....I have always wanted to go back and experience it again.... one day maybe....but I also want to go back and see our home there in Voorschoten...I have seen it on that google earth site once....still standing...

I have lived in Colorado for 4 years, my university days (CSU) and also in Kentucky, for 4 years as well....both places are beautiful and unique in their own ways....

Interests

fav color blue

fav combination of colors:

..............pink and brown

................blues

..........pink yellow orange

...........red orange yellow

would love to be a pen and ink wash drawing artist

fav holiday style vintage Christmas

fav birds owl and geese and love having bird feeders in my backyard and watch locals swing by for a bite...

LOVE looking at the moon, especially full moons when they look so massive as they rise....sooo cool!!

fav buildings windmills and lighthouses

love a good book by the fire eating fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies and drinking milk from a glass that has been stored in the freezer for a while...ahhhh...heaven to me!!

Great Quotes

"Creativity takes courage" -Henry Matisse

"We don't make mistakes just happy little accidents"-Bob Ross

"Happiness is an inside job! Don't assign anyone else that much power over your life"

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today"-Will Rogers

"Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold"-Josephine Daskam Bacon

"Art is the thoughts you can see"-Niamh Baly

Ratings

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Comment: This zine was great! Thanks so much, and thanks for sticking with the swap all year!
vontakk rated for GREETING CARD - CHRISTMAS on Jan 11, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much!!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the zine! I though marching cookie recipes with books was a great idea!
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Comment: Loved your card and envelope as well as the zine. You managed to get in lots of holidays too thanks so much! If you didn't get mine let me know. I sent mine early and still need 3 ratings.
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Comment: Thank you for the December Zine. Love the recipes. Hope you had a great Christmas.
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Comment: Thank you for the cute zine with recipes 💜
Response: you're welcome...Happy New Year!🎊
kssunlover1947 rated for Happy Holiday Cards USA #1 on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute cactus card, candy cane sticker and the 3 crown paperclips.
Response: you're so welcome...cheers!🎄
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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas! loved those crown-shaped paper clips! :D
Response: you're welcome...glad you liked them...cheers!🎄
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Comment: Thank you for the card and tags. Merry Christmas!
TreeAnn629 rated for Happy Holiday Cards USA #1 on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much love the card and the paper clips. Merry Christmas
Response: you're welcome....cheers!🎄
soccer8s rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #6 on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: Hello SUPERSTAR! Wow Mary Alice! I love all of the birds! What a beautiful card and glitter goodies, and most of all thank you for sending the bird ATC and inchies. I will cherish those for sure. I see you're not far from me, and so you're enjoying this beautiful weather?! I hope you have a wonderful holiday, Merry Christmas! --RJ
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Response: thanks for the heart...cheers!
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Comment: It's always nice to meet another Mary! Thanks for the owl stickers and the sweet bird card! Happy holidays!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute cards. All the cards I've received from swaps this year are so nice. Thanks again.
Response: you're welcome...glad you liked them!...love these swaps of Christmas cards!🎄...cheers!
2Hearts rated for Christmas Greeting Card - USA only on Dec 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I loved the horse stickers!
Response: you're welcome...cheers!🎄
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Comment: Merry Christmas. Thanks for the pretty card. Love the glittery candy cane!!!
Response: you're welcome....glad you liked it....merry Christmas🎄...cheers!
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Comment: Always fabulous!
Response: thanks....cheers!
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet card and note Mary Alice! Merry Christmas 🎄

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Comments

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

vontakk on Feb 26, 2019:

I have you for a swap and wanted to see if you could send me your favorite zoo animals in a PM as I'l be at our zoo on Thursday of this week! I was looking at your profile and we have a ton in common. I love British/Irish TV and movies and period pieces better than anything and just staryed The Durrells with my Mom. I am actually in the process of selling all my stuff right now and I'm converting my grandfather's camper into a tiny house. I live in Texas and absolitely love it. I've also lived in KY. I am taking the tiny house to Denver for the summers!

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