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Noel

Noel
Date Joined: June 21, 2013
Last Online: October 13, 2020
Birthday: March 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, this is Noel and it's finally time to edit my profile. I'm now three years post divorce and doing much better! I live in a sweet cottage with my cute little black cat, Fuerta. I'm recently retired and spend time traveling in my camper, kayaking, gardening and enjoying friends, family and home.

Day to Day

I retired as project manager for a fresh water marsh.. water in the desert is very special. My team and I worked to enhance and restore this beautiful place called Las Lagunas de Anza which is home to more than 200 species of nesting and migrating birds. Local school children come often to learn about wildlife, birds and history... as this wetland is also the first campsite in the US of the Anza Trail. When time permits, I enjoy being at my art desk surrounded by papers, pastels, paints, old books and vintage music.. so inspiring. I especially enjoy working with mixed media and encaustic and have recently joined some local art centers so that I can learn more and be involved.

Favorite Music

As i grew up in high school in the mid 70's I'm still a rocker girl.. I love southern rock, classic rock, and blues. Also partial to classical, some country, gospel ( although I'm not black, I grew up in an all black church in the inner city and sang for years in a group called the Shalom Singers), and ballads and I adore Spanish guitar!

What's Important?

you are. each of us.. unique and wonderful. I am a believer that no matter our race, color, choice of whom we choose to love, religion... or not.. that each of us is deserving of kindness, love, equality in every way.

I love an afternoon rain, morning coffee, hearing the ocean, an occasional glass of pino grigio, Mexican mole, Indian curry, Vietnamese spring rolls...most ethnic foods. I'm not so fond of cutsey things although I can appreciate anothers enjoyment of them.. I prefer natural and earthy with a splash of fun and sunshine.

I like...

dreamy colors.. like blues and sunsets, silvers and golds... sometimes sparkly and misty. I think art with layers and textures ... mixed media is wonderful. playful and fun bring a smile too. not so fond of cartooney, goth, somber, or skulls, etc. Vintage is high on my list and I love love love words, literature, poetry, song lyrics.. anything written especially if it has notes of wisdom, love, gratefulness, inclusiveness...

Years ago I had the good fortune to take classes from a master paper maker and have loved making and aquiring handmade paper ever since.. incorporating it into handmade books, cards, encaustic work, envelopes etc. Its hard as you know to find time but its so so so satisfying!

now that I have been on here for awhile, I realize that sometimes its helpful to be more specific.. so... I love cats, dogs, and bunnies. and really all animals. I'm in love with the beach, the sea and all things ocean/seaside related. I love nature, wild animals, flowers, ferns, leaves, trees. I garden both flowers and vegies and enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.

my crafty loves include washi tape, old books that I can use for collage, ribbons and ephemera, charms, nice stickers, brads, buttons, textiles, antiques papers, vintage postcards, handmade paper, note cards, handmade envies, .... everything is so much fun to discover and try.

But... all that said... I love to experience the fresh ideas of others!! so please share what is you. Looking forward to "getting to know you"!

mailing & rating

I will never flake..just couldn't do that...if you don't receive my swap..please PM me so that I can make it right for you. This experience is such a gift and I am grateful to be here and meet you in this artistic and cultural way.

I love to give hearts.. after a busy day with your job, your children/family and all that is going on and you still make time to send something special to another.. such kindness is rare and it's fun for me to recognize that.

Regarding "extras" I think I'm with so many others when I say that I send them for fun.. a little gift.. I enjoy reading your profiles and if I have something on hand I think you might enjoy... I'll toss it in.

Ratings

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Comment: TYVM
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Comment: Love the subtlety of the background colors on this PC. The stamp enhances it nicely. Thank you! Super that we both have so much in common.
wyrdfae rated for Art with Triangles on Oct 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Looks great
RockyBeach rated for WIYM: Match-a-Stamp Mail Art #9 on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your cat postage art! I like the idea to continue the picture of the stamp.
ktk8 rated for HMPC: Circle love - August on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: Hi Noel....wOw what a pretty pretty postcard..... you have given me inspiration for the next swap.....love it!!! many many hearts to you....
beachchicken rated for PA: Gone Fishing on Sep 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade fish postcard! I love the technique you used.
Poeprincess rated for Art with Squares on Aug 17, 2020
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Comment: Great interpretation--bet you had fun making this PC. I enjoyed receiving it. Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard (too bad the postal system scraped it in several places) and the matching theme postage stamps! Fun to receive. :)
MsBellaDonna rated for Expand my Vocab PC USA #31 on Jul 25, 2020
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Comment: Love the postcard and the words, all new to me! Stay safe and be well!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for your card. We are still staying home because of this crazy virus. Our county is ranked #3 in the state so we don't feel safe going out. Hope you are healthy and staying safe also.
Malfunction1313 rated for Expand my Vocab PC USA #31 on Jul 13, 2020
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Comment: Really lovely, thank you so much.
Response: Thank you so much!
mariewilliams810 rated for A Note For You # 54 on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your art and the Degas postcard.
Response: You are very welcome..thank you.
Tara rated for AMA: February Sender's Choice on Mar 1, 2020
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Comment: You’re postcard is very cool. I’ve been wanting to try encaustic, but so many art techniques, so little time. Am I right?
Response: Yes you are right! :) thank you!
WoodlandBanshee rated for AMA Sender's Choice-October on Jan 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
rarjones rated for USAPC- Tickled PINK on Nov 6, 2018
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Comment: received your card today. Beautiful card - thank you Have a great week!
MichelleKemper rated for WIYM: PINK POSTCARD #2 on Nov 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you :)
YooperHill rated for HMPC: Put a "Bird" on it on Oct 29, 2018
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Comment: LOVE YOUR ART! Thank you.
Chaosfay rated for (PCG) S is for... on Apr 4, 2018
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Comment: I live in nowhere, oregon and it's disheartening seeing that the only "art museum" is the arts and crafts fair displays. Thank you for the card.
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Comment: Beautiful PC! Thank you so very much! ❤️

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Comments

CurlyTea on Mar 25, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Mar 26, 2018:


Happy Belated Birthday!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

rngstgstll on Sep 15, 2016:

stamp

Welcome to ZMACS!

RyeRye on Sep 4, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Trader1244 on Mar 24, 2016:

Sorry I am a day behind but still wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday

Ann

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2015:

mc

MissPaula on Dec 22, 2015:

Just a Thanks again for the beautiful Snowy encaustic! ♥ I love the texture, really lovely piece of Art! Happy Holidays! = )

ContraryHousewife on Oct 26, 2015:

Happy Halloween

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