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CiCiHatter

CiCiHatter
Date Joined: September 13, 2018
Last Online: April 1, 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 ENJOYπŸ˜ƒ 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!!πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ€ͺ! 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...

would love to be a pen and ink wash drawing artist

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...πŸ€ͺ

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 found it on that Life360 app, so I can go and look at it whenever I want...pretty cool!!

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....

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

"the view's always better from the high road"

Ratings

christy102194 rated for ATC - Free Themed #1 (HD/HP) on Mar 31, 2020
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Comment: Loved your UNICORN atcs :D thanks!!
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #5 (HD/HP) on Mar 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC's! The teeth one are adorable and so is the Sally card! <3
ellie rated for AAA: Sender's Choice on Mar 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the work you did in making my ATC, Loved it.
Response: you're so welcome!...glad you liked it!...cheersπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨
jannieb rated for USATC: Feb. Free Theme ATC Swap on Mar 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. You made Grayson so happy with your surprise as well. It was great swapping with you. You are so sweet :)
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Comment: Love my owl card! Thanks so much!
Response: you're welcome!....cheersπŸ¦‰
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Comment: I LOVE the sunflower card you made!! It's really cool how you printed the grass and sky and then used the bubble wrap in the the sunflower.
lyzz rated for Hot Air Balloon ATCs - Newbie Friendly on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: You're hot air balloon atc is amazing love the watercolor effect and that you drew the hot air balloons love it thank you very much!
Response: you're welcome!.....glad you liked it...fun to do!...cheers!😊
paperlover rated for AAA: Coins February on Feb 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the coins. The owl is my favorite but I like them all very much.
Response: you're welcome!....that owl coin was fun to make. ..I tried to match your fav colors on a gelli plate with a new plate/stencil...I got lucky to get all three meshed together...glad you like them...cheers!πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨
derakisu rated for ATC - Free Themed #2 (HD/HP) on Feb 28, 2020
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Comment: The ATC you sent me is so cute ! Thank you for this lovely cat. Your choice of quote made me smile. Cats do have a knack to comfort you in hard times. The stickers are adorable. Thank you ! πŸ’–
Response: you're welcome!...that's my fav cat ephemera...close to the color of my real kooky cat!...glad you liked it...cheers!!🐱
Wanda rated for ATC - Free Themed #10 (USA) on Feb 26, 2020
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Comment: I just received your FABULOUS ATC today, CiCi! You made a special β€œ5” card for me!!! It is beautiful! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love it! Thanks also for the extras, the decorated envelope, and for using special postage stamps. πŸ’–5οΈβƒ£πŸ’–
Response: you're so welcome!...I am so glad you liked it!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ƒ...I like doing number collage so when I saw that I was like alright...and the postage stamp was a nice find for it...happy swapping!!.. and maybe I see u in another one...cheers!πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨
CheyanneB rated for AAA: Quick Coin #1 on Feb 25, 2020
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Comment: What a wonderful coin! And thank you for the extras too! I always get so inspired by the different things people send - I even plan on using the Tucan card in an art journal spread :) thanks again!
Response: you're so welcome!...glad you got it and glad you liked itπŸ˜ƒ...me too, I love when people do al their own thing instead of going off profiles sometimes because its all their own and I love to see other's art from the heart!...almost out of the Toucan card...so festive...sad to see it go but excited you can use re-purpose it...happy swapping!!....cheers!πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨
haagmm rated for AAA: ATC Techniques - #1 Tissue Paper on Feb 17, 2020
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Comment: I LOVE the tissue paper ATC that you made for me. It is beautiful. I certainly appreciate the music notes in the background.
Response: I so glad you liked it...it's my first doing silhouettes which I am starting to fancy... the musical notes are tissue too...this was a fun challenge!....cheers!πŸ˜ƒ
orneryswife rated for USATC: Hearts & Flowers ATC on Feb 14, 2020
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Comment: Very unique!
Response: thank you...
christy102194 rated for ATC - Free Themed #4 (USA) on Feb 9, 2020
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Comment: thanks for this cool card :D
Response: you're welcome...cheers!😁
otty80 rated for Butterflies ATC on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the spectacular atc...
Response: you're welcome!..I'm glad you liked it...cheers!!πŸ¦‹
Rainydancer rated for Penguin ATC on Feb 3, 2020
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Comment: thanks! I loved the stamped images too!
Response: you're welcome!...glad you liked it all...cheers!🐧
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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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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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