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SLembke

SLembke
Date Joined: February 22, 2016
Last Online: May 20, 2019

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a writer and artist. I've been fascinated with ATC's for years. Unfortunately I have few opportunities to do in-person ATC swaps. Thank goodness for the Internet! I've joined Swap-bot to provide me with opportunities to do some ATC swaps and other art related swaps via mail.

I'm writing mystery novels. My first series features two amateur sleuths that are both mixed media artists. The first book in the series, Dying for Business, is available on Amazon.

Arts and Crafts I Create

I create mixed-media canvases, ATCs, and keep art journals.I have a hard time just sitting and watching TV or movies. So, I'm up for trying many crafty sorts of projects such as embroidering kitchen towels, crocheting afghans, and making rugs using old sheets and a technique called naal-binding or toothbrush crochet.

I consider crafts to be art with a purpose as compared to simply being beautiful to look at -- both art and craft provide me with pleasure. My current obsession is zentangle-style doodles.

Other Interests and Activities

When not writing or creating arts or crafts, I'm usually working in the tasting room of our local winery, reading a book, or outside enjoying the mountains. My husband and and I camp, fish, and golf together when we can. The best vacations are when we can combine fishing, hiking, golf, and wine tasting. Luckily, western Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and California all have locations where combining these activities over the span of a few days is possible.

Favorite Music

Overall my tastes in music are pretty eclectic. I love discovering new bands. I enjoy attending live music in small venues and have a particular soft-spot for the blues. Besides the big names in the blues -- BB King, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Van Morrison -- I love Mike Zito, Samantha Fish, Devon Allman, Tinsley Ellis, JJ Grey, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Alternative or indie groups I enjoy are Old 97s, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Young Dubliners, The Revivalists, JD McPherson, and The Record Company.

Likes

Chocolate, music, coffee, up-cycled art, handmade books, flowers, birds, leaves, craft beer, wine, Gelli prints, handmade stamps, mystery novels, anything Irish

Dislikes

Cutesy themes, anything overly fussy or ornate. Please, don't send candy or snacks. Also, no need to send extras. I do appreciate the extras I've received so far, but I'm doing swaps for the project ideas, inspiration from others, and the opportunity to share my creations.

Ratings

vanneparis rated for SUSA - Send 3 Exotic Bird ATCs on May 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks Shannon!
stonekeepers rated for ATCO: Song Title ATC on May 4, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely ATC. I hope you have had the last snow of the year!
georgiafae rated for OATC: Number 1 on Apr 27, 2019
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Comment: Great ATC-wish I could zentangle better. Guess it just takes practice. You are right we had so much snow this winter that the tiles /ceiling in my craft room fell down! finally getting someone to fix it-a lot of people had house problems. We need our roof fixed too but the soonest we can get that done is sept-hopefully it won't be snowing again!
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Send 3 Butterfly ATCs on Apr 25, 2019
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Comment: Hi Shannon - Boy, these ATCs are gorgeous!! I always love a black background and never think to do it, lol. I love the white accents and all the pretty details. I hope you had fun with the theme. Take Care -Vanne
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely clusters! I know Ephemera Vintage Garden well having spent a bit there.. Have you seen Tsunami Rose on Facebook and also her site on Etsy. Check her out!
sassafrass rated for ATCO: ATC Coins - Open Theme on Apr 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful coins! I love the amazing gelli print background and all the little details. Congrats on your novel, and the new one in the works! I will definitely check them out.
Response: Thank you!
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Comment: I loved reading your card with your swap, way more than just 'hi here is your ATC' thank you very much for taking the moment to write it and to create your ATC, it is simple but lovely.
Response: Glad you like it!
roosje rated for TPS: Mail Art - March 2019 on Mar 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful swap. You made me my first atc coins and I love them! Those Gelli printed journals sound amazing, so does the workshop! I love how you used the gelli prints in the background, great work!
Response: Glad you like them. Thank you for the heart! The Gelli journals have become my go to for art-on-the-go.
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Comment: Cool concept. Thank you for joining my swap!
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Comment: Hi Shannon and thank you for the beautiful journal page - I love the embellishment cluster that you made and it works so well with the journal page you created to go with it. The colors you used are some of my favorites! Thanks for a fun swap!
Beckster rated for AI: Watercolor ATC on Jan 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! Very lovely
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Comment: Thank you for the collage, it is very nice.
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Comment: Lovely!
MelbourneGirl rated for Book Themed POSTCARD on Jan 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful postcard - we loved that you shared your book with us :) :)
nancybarlow rated for VJP: Vintage Photo with a Quote on Dec 27, 2018
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Comment: Thanks, Shannon! What a great idea to use your family photos in your art! And I do love the gelli background. Thanks much! Where on earth did you find that terrific brown, thin, lined notebook paper??
Kalalinga rated for AI - print a 5x7 on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the really interesting print. It's a great landscape; I really like it.
Kalalinga rated for Things happen in THREE's (ATCs) on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC's. I really like the monkeys and the meanings you gave. I will also check out your book as it sounds like the kind I like to read. Merry Christmas, Carolyn
Response: Thank you, Carolyn. Message or email me if you would like to be an advanced reader for Book 2 of the series.
thebragal rated for SnOwMaN Artist Trading Coin on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: Cute. Thank you
Lucine rated for ****PBP DEC~ …*Nutcracker**…** on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice art journal page and your sweet note:))
colodad rated for AAA - Postage Stamp on Oct 31, 2018
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Comment: thanks for a great ATC. I appreciate the variety of papers you used. Congratulations on your new book! Look forward to swapping with you again.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 156 0 0
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Comments

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

ladydy5 on Aug 2, 2016:

Glad to have you as a member of our group. Artistically inclined: we have a safe and fun group.

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

renmagpie on Jun 24, 2016:

Welcome to The Writer's Well!

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-Bot~

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