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CiCiHatter

CiCiHatter
Date Joined: September 13, 2018
Last Online: November 17, 2019
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....tha'ts 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...I ran across Dina Wakely who says if you will do a hundred faces...you will be successful...so I think I have done at least 30 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...stamps, stencils, acrylics, watercolor, pan pastels, inks, distress inks and oxides, markers, etc...I love the idea of making pocket letters but for now, I enjoy making 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 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"... I had started a Youtube channel a while back ("MadHatter 27"...with the bird pic)) in art journaling... it's just for fun....lots of editing....lol....but I wanted to challenge myself to just film it, don't worry so much about it and see how much I grow in my "arting'....or not...but it does take so much time so, I have put it aside for now...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....

odds and ins

We have 2 cats and 2 dogs....

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

I thought about selling my house and living in my car....once...ummm...update (2-19)...back to thinking about it again...a couple of more inspiring women on YT who have decked out different kinds of vans that look way cool!!....could I actually do it?...hmmmm....possibly the last part of life's journey spent living uniquely....?

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

fav birds owl and geese

fav outing anywhere in the world you can travel around on a scooter/motorbike checking out the city or town...

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!!

would love to see those huge trees in the Redwood Forest/National Park

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

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible" -Walt Disney

Ratings

InsanePenguins rated for Free Theme Inchie on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: I love doing that king of background. Where did you get the container they are in?
Response: thanks for the heart...the plastic sheets I cut from a coin album from Hobby Lobby ($4.99)...there are coin sheets out there that are 2x2 squares (about maybe 16 or 24 squares per sheet) you can get on amazon too...cheers!
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Comment: thank you for the cute card and clips.
Response: you're welcome....cheers!
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Comment: Thank you! Will open in December.
Response: you're welcome...
Allylu rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: What a beautiful package! Thank you so much. I am going to open these packages in December. Merry Christmas!
Response: you're welcome...
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Comment: Thank you! going to try and save this batch to open :))))
Response: good luck! 😜
Amandlyn22 rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. I’m excited for next month!
Response: you're welcome...
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Comment: Thank you so much
Response: you're welcome....cheers!
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Comment: Thank you so much, I love the festive envelope 🎄
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: What a great envelope! I can't wait to open it up in December. I'm going to be so busy that first day. This is so much fun!
Response: yes...its hard to wait!!🙄😩😬☺️
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Comment: I’m looking forward to opening it next month!
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Comment: Thank you! Will open in December :)
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Comment: Thanks for the envie! Saving to open in Dec :)
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Comment: Thank u! Will open it in December!
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Comment: Thank you for the October Zine. I love it. I love the book background paper, what a great idea. The riddle made me laugh.
Response: thanks for the heart....glad you liked it...only 2 more to finish 2019 zines...cheers!
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Comment: Another children's literature inspired zine! How wonderful! I feel like I hit the jackpot to receive this adorable zine from you. I love it! I noticed you used the Hero Arts Bookcase stamp as your background. I have that stamp on my wishlist!
Response: these are fun to put together to find the books that would fit...I saw the stamp at hobby lobby and was surprised I hadn't seen it before....its the perfect fit to the size of these zines...thanks for the heart....2 more to go...time flies!!!
AbeRex rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - October on Oct 24, 2019
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Comment: Great idea for this zine swap! Also you have such fun stamps!
Response: thanks...these and sticker zines are my fav....I wish I could draw like you but putting things together seems to be my thing for now...cheers!
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Comment: Love how this looks with the black and white library and colorful books! Thanks so much for your very creative zine.
Response: thank you for the comment and heart...cheers!....2 to go...wow....time flies...
Dinkyde rated for SITU - Open Theme Flip Book on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: This flip book is amazing. I love the kitty theme and all the little extras. You did a great job. Thanks!!
Response: thank you...Im glad you liked it...thanks for the heart...cheers!
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Comment: Oh my goodness! This flip book is amazing and beautiful! You have given me so many new ideas for my next one. Thank you so much!!! 💙
Response: you are so welcome...I'm glad you liked it...it was so fun to put together!...thanks for the nice comments and the heart!....cheers!!

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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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