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EspressoBrown

EspressoBrown
Original Member
Last Online: February 14, 2012
Birthday: April 15
Country: United States

About Me

I'm 50-something (going on 12 most days 80)). I'd love to be an eternal student, but instead spend my days working in marketing communications for a software company. I live in the country and love the outdoors -- hiking, sailing, beachcombing, cross country skiing, working in the garden -- and incorporating it into my art. Living in Oregon, there's lots or nature to work with! I also love animals -- mammals, birds and fish (but not so much reptiles and insects!).
I'm lucky to be part of a couple of women's artist groups, which is inspiring and affirming as I try out new ways of expression.

Favorite Music

Just about everything, but especially blues, bluegrass, electronic, classical, cajun, celtic, reggae, latin and worldbeat-afro. Artists... Johnny Clegg, Lorenna McKenna, REM, Counting Crows, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ian Tyson, Elvis Costello, Christine Lavin, Prince, Lyle Lovett, Bruce Springstein, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole... but I guess if I was on a desert island and had to choose only 3 CDs or downloads, it would probably be Bill Staines (First Million Miles), Kitaro (Silk Road) and a collection of gregorian chants.

Favorite Movies

Harold and Maud, Ran, Rivers and Tides, Microcosmos, Tales of Narnia, The Full Monty

Favorite Television

Not much time available for TV, but when I do, it would be Frontline, CSI (the original)... and I get a kick out of Alton Brown's show on the Food channel.

Favorite Crafts

Collage, book-making, papercraft, nature journals, watercolors, drawing. I love fibre arts, but have no experience working with them... yet. I tend to like abstract work, but images that appeal to me most include angels, spirals, mystical themes, asian motifs and sumi brush painting, rock formations, ocean creatures (fish, starfish, whales, mermaids..), Suns, leaves/plants, chickens, birds and... rhinos. I'm afraid I'm NOT a fan of cute cartoons, Disney characters, etc. I get inspiration from Andy Goldsworthy's work and like the challenge of working with found objects.

Ratings

spencersmom rated for Sea goddess Atc on Sep 6, 2010
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Comment: I absolutely love your goddess! She's so special-and the zentangled goddess also. I too love to tangle! Thanks much!
claudialala3 rated for Sea goddess Atc on Sep 5, 2010
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Comment: i recieved your beautiful card yesterday, i love it! and the goodies are fabulouse!!! the papers are beautiful, i cant wait to use them in my art. thank you so much! this was the most beautiful envolope i have ever seen
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Comment: TOTALLY AWESOME!! I wish I could give you a bunch of stars!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. I REALLY wanted to add a "Good Morning" themed piece to the back but... I'm such a procrastinator and ran out of time. BTW I looked at your Web sites & love your photos and art. Very free and full of energy. Great stuff!
owl rated for COFFEE, TEA ON AN ATC on May 10, 2009
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Comment: I'm late rating. Love to give you three stars, rather than just one. Your envelope was full of goodies.I'm must confess, all the goodies are eaten.
Artistic rated for Beside the Sea ATC on Feb 26, 2009
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Comment: Jan -- I can't thank you enough for the wonderful ATC package you sent.
kchristisen rated for Beside the Sea ATC on Feb 25, 2009
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Comment: I love the ATC! Great job, thanks so much!
FloraOFauna rated for Brown Paper Bag ATC on Feb 25, 2009
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Comment: Jan - I just LOVE the cute ATCs you made from the brown paper bags, PLUS all the other stuff you sent and recycled! You must be part-green too! I also love that sparkly ink! THANKS C.
Tona rated for Brown Paper Bag ATC on Feb 23, 2009
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Comment: I'd give you 2 stars if I could! Beautiful ATC's and extras, especially the Chocolate Hazelnut Teabag!
littlegrama rated for Celebrate Winter Solstice on Dec 15, 2008
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Comment: Jan, Thank you so much.The picture on your card was oh so pretty.The candle with the little moon and the sun wow and the stone awesome!!!!! I would love to do a privet swap or send you some money for 2 more of the stones you sent me I want to make a necklace and earrings with them.Thank you thank you thank you.I wish I could give you a 100 hearts. Yule blessings to you and yours.xooox Debbie aka littlegrama
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Comment: Another terrific package from you! thank you so much!
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Comment: Beautiful backgrounds, EspressoBrown! And thank you so much for the extras. I really loved the selection you sent to me, and know I'll put them to good use!
pjay rated for Oregon-made ATC Group-Backgrounds on Oct 8, 2008
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Comment: Hey - GREAT cards and so many extras too!! Woo Hoo !!!! Thanks for all of it!!!
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Comment: OMG!!!!! I cannot give you enough hearts for this swap. The hearts would be endless. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I LOVE everything. The ladybug is fantastic. I added it to my collection. Gosh I just LOVE it. Thanks also for the newspaper, magazine, and candy bar. I just can't thank you enough. You made my day much brighter. Have a blessed day.
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Comment: What a delightful package! I loved the answers to your questions as well as the pictures. You gave me a very good picture of your life style in both towns. Thanks so much for sending the info about the Eugene celebrations and the slug queen. And thanks for the wonderful notepad and the Euphoria chocolate! Not only was it delicious but it helped stop a very bad headache I had been having. Amazing that something so good can be good for you! And i almost forgot the beautiful notecard and postcard! Thanks again for the fantastic package!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the package. It was great! I loved both of the cookbooks!
JenPalmer4 rated for One Envelope Scavenger Swap #2 on Sep 15, 2008
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Comment: I LOVED all the goodies you sent! Thank you thank you thank you! I was obvious you put a LOT of thought into it and you did such a great job picking out stuff that I love!!
qbee rated for Mermaid ATC Swap on Sep 13, 2008
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Comment: Jan, You did an awesome job thank you. The cards are greattttttttttttt. Hearts to you . Debbie
shona rated for Breakfast Recipes! on Sep 8, 2008
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Comment: Thank you so much, Jan. I've been loaded with the cold today and your package was the perfect tonic. One heart is not enough for the thought and effort you put into this swap. I can't wait to try out the recipes you sent - the french toast looks deadly but delicious - that's definitely top of my list. The teas and hot chocs look fab too - can't wait to try. Thank you!
Response: Glad everything arrived OK. The Hotmomma chocolate should fix you right up! It occurred to me after I sent that perhaps the measurement conversions for the recipes might be problematic, but - hey, French Toast doesn't require much precision (grin). I hope you're feeling better soon. (PS -- while i never thought I was a fan of reptiles or amphibians in general, I visited your Flickr pages and have to say those are pretty appealing little critters you have!)
missvickieschips rated for Breakfast Recipes! on Sep 6, 2008
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Comment: I wish I could give you a thousand hearts!!! Thank you so much. I didnt expect such a great package to come to me. It made my day! <3
Response: Happy to hear the package reached you... sounds like you're busy and on the move so I was hoping you and the package would both end up in the same place at the same time. Hope you enjoy!
LaughingCrow rated for 080808 Postcard Swap on Sep 2, 2008
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Comment: Beautiful card!

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