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blueseabliss

blueseabliss
Date Joined: May 4, 2017
Last Online: November 18, 2019
Birthday: June 13
Country: United States
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Hello!

Gifts and words of affirmation are my love languages.

It's difficult to write that first letter, I know. If you are writing me to, relax. Tell me anything, I am not here to judge. I revel in the diversity of people and cultures. Religion is not my thing, but it's ok if it's yours. Be WHO you ARE and be real. I will be. If all that is too much, tell me what you are passionate about or jot some thoughts on the things I have listed as likes. Just have fun writing, that it the point. I'll listen. Coffee and conversation is one of my favorite pastimes. Since we can't meet for coffee, pretend--and order what you will. :)

I love deciphering people's handwriting--your handwriting is as unique as your fingerprint--so do hand write if you are willing. Doodle, draw, decorate...it's all good. Know that I will find joy in receiving a letter whether it's a "get to know you", a "brain dump", a rant or an artistic expression. Just write.

Clarification: by "deciphering" I mean that I can usually read the most abominable handwriting and would prefer that to something typed out.

About me

"I believe that creativity is a force of enchantment--not entirely human in its origins." --Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic

I am an artist. My mediums of choice are watercolor, and acrylic and pottery.

I think sharing art is the greatest way to pass time--aside from making it.

I am also an author. I have published 4 books of poetry. I'm not into the sappy yucky love stuff, just the guts and grit of life, bearing witness to nature and finding words where others might not have any. My favorite poets are Mary Oliver, Adrienne Rich and William Stafford.

I love Nature! I grew up on a small farm with a huge garden so I think I'm somewhat old fashioned in a way. I love ferns, lichens, moss, the deep greens of trees and plants. I love being at the edge of a stream (or anywhere near water) watching birds or bugs or whatever comes by. I freeze and can my food from the garden, I cook and bake. I recycle like crazy.

I got my M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences with a focus on Ecocriticism. If you know what that is, message me and let's write immediately.

MUSIC is the fluidity we need between languages. I love to listen to my Valley of the Clouds CD while I paint. Instrumentals soothe me.

I began piano at a young age and love all things jazz, classic or chorale. I also adore: P!NK, Adele, Pentatonix, Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran. I'm also an 80's girl, so punk and butt-rock still find their way into my sound waves. Sometimes, I do play a song on repeat, OR dork out while "driver's seat dancing."

I love READING! I do not limit my interests in reading as I have found something to love in every genre (though I have not tried a graphic novel yet). Subject-wise, I have also loved novels about art, book shops, writing, readers, and even witches.

Great Artists to Check Out

Lisa Ferrante

Lori Preusch
Carrie Draber
Teesha Moore
Judith Gebhard Smith
Simon Bull
Beki Killorin
Melissa Cole
Derek DeYoung
Yellena James
Alex Clark
Corey Barksdale
Trey Surtees
Tommy Kane

Things I love

zetti art, urban sketches, whimsical art, vibrant art
watercolors
words,
books, bookshops, poetry, reading
tiki's
crows/ravens
chickens, farm life, old barns, goats, cows
sunflowers, orchids, magnolias, poppies
Frida Kahlo
Buddha
Calvin & Hobbes, Snoopy
Sealing wax and unusual seals
Yuppo paper, vellum
snowflakes and snowmen
the Sea
Nature walks, Ginko and Oak leaves
coffee and unique coffee shops
Skippy John Jones (Children's Book Series)
art galleries
masquerade balls
dragons
Asian culture and cuisine
gardening
calligraphy, wild fonts
ancient manuscripts
Botanical drawings
instrumental music
theater and opera
the moon
lanterns
white string lights
Merlot
botany, alchemy, architecture
Farmer's Markets
purple, turquoise, orange, magenta, sage, salmon pink, periwinkle...
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...
crushed ice
postage stamps
wind chimes
my cats (Lily & Piper)
my Chihuahua (Luna)
midnight swimming
rain
Da Vinci
lavender
funky frames for art

ICK! / NO Thank you

PLEASE DO NOT send me anything with snakes, gore, kiddie stickers, teacher/reward themed items, loose confetti or glitter, dish towels, make up, sticky notes or memo/list pads, flowery fragrances, perfumed lotions or soaps -- I am allergic --, key chains, food, tea, or paper ripped from a spiral notebook--that drives me nuts.

Also NO political or religious propaganda, discriminatory language or oppressive images.

Much obliged!

Ratings

Luvslife3 rated for MEGA ATC SWAP #1 (USA) on Oct 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and the painted coins!! I love the quote!!
christy102194 rated for MEGA ATC SWAP #1 (USA) on Oct 14, 2019
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Comment: thanks for the cool art! :D
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Comment: I loved how you decorated this envie! :D Thanks for all the fun goodies, love it all :)
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Comment: I was SO psyched to get this swap!!!😍😍😍 idek what my fave thing was I loved it all SO much! The monoprint! The bookmark!! The ATC!!! The postcard!!!! I'm SO thrilled with ALL of it honestly! Thank you thank you thank you!!!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
Response: You are so very welcome! As you know, I loved mine from you too! Just enjoy!
Onaki rated for MEGA ATC SWAP #1 (USA) on Oct 4, 2019
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Comment: Lovely ATC, thank you.
arimails rated for MEGA ATC SWAP #1 (USA) on Oct 1, 2019
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Comment: Such a lovely ATC, thanks so much ❤️
luv2kraft rated for MEGA ATC SWAP #1 (USA) on Oct 1, 2019
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Comment: This ATC is soooo beautiful i could eat it with a spoon.Thanks.
shinyserra rated for MEGA ATC SWAP #1 (USA) on Sep 29, 2019
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Comment: Love it!
Cgscdy rated for MEGA ATC SWAP #1 (USA) on Sep 28, 2019
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Comment: Ty for the lovely atc
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Comment: Thank you for the great variety of things!
Angeljewele rated for MEGA ATC SWAP #1 (USA) on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: I love the ATC. Beautiful quote beautiful colors.Thanks so very much.
taledo rated for Alcohol Ink Greeting Cards on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: thank you for the lovely cards. I LOVE the Maya Angelou quote.
MrsAlderman rated for MEGA ATC SWAP #1 (USA) on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the quote and beautiful paper!
ktk8 rated for CC: gel press collage artwork 5 x7 USA on Sep 26, 2019
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Comment: WoW fabulous swap that I received today! Love that the envelope is gelli printed.... woo hoo!!! and the print itself is just stunning..... thank you so much.... I love it and thanks for the extras also.....GREAT SWAP......
supersquirrel rated for MEGA ATC SWAP #1 (USA) on Sep 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your beautiful art piece. Such a true quote. Thanks also for the great bits and pieces - especially your background circles!!
saturatedinink rated for URBAN SKETCH of Cafe Interior on Sep 23, 2019
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Comment: I am soo sorry in the delay in rating you! Your art is awesome, the colors were soo good and I really felt like I was looking at a really cute cafe. Thank you so much for sharing your art with me!
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Comment: Many thanks, got re-send - wonder if original swap will ever surface? I’ll update if/when if does!
Response: Im sure it will show up eventually! Enjoy!
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Comment: Love love love!! I will be framing your artwork for sure. Thanks so much!
lemooon rated for Free Themed URBAN SKETCHING on Sep 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for hosting swap! I like your sketch style! Thank you for extra stickers too. Have a great week!
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Comment: Love Love Love your cherry blossom Gelli print! Delicious!Thank you!!

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Comments

Onaki on Sep 22, 2019:

Canariangal78 on Sep 8, 2019:

The first book I read on the issue - about 3 years ago- was "Race and Nature from Transcendentalism to the Harlem Renaissance" and I totally loved it. If you have any book recommendations for a newbie on these matters who wish to learn more feel free to shoot me a line. That would be much appreciated :-)

splendorpursuit on Jan 18, 2019:

I’ve been cruising through your gallery and that swan is GORGEOUS. Would you ever consider producing prints of it?

RiverTopanga on Oct 4, 2018:

HI! Welcome to the Artisan ATCs group. I am so happy you would like to join us in our creative journey! I adore the quote you have on your profile, "I believe that creativity is a force of enchantment--not entirely human in its origins." --Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic. It's so true! Look forward to swapping with you. If you would like to become an officer of the group and host some swaps, let me know :-) Leslie

hibiscus on Sep 6, 2018:

hi! I had this really lovely autumn picture to put here to thank you for the wonderful fall card you sent...but for some reason my new computer will not let me leave a picture...so I will just have to say...happy autumn to you...love this time of year...! and thanks for sharing your talent

Xira on Mar 8, 2018:

Thank you so much for your surprise mail: the happy envelope, the cute stickers and everything else (I do not know the English words for :) A very happy mailday here! Best wishes! Barbara

kfaye on Dec 14, 2017:

You are a spreader of love and happiness. people like you are few and far between. I believe this is what we are all here for and you are a shining example to others. Thank you for being you <3

PrairieKittin on Dec 1, 2017:

Thank you for the kind thoughts. Thank you for being "you". It's appreciated more than you know.

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2017:

Love love love my ATC you made me!! Thank you! CPG Make me an ATC Swap

njstauter on Oct 13, 2017:

I am so amazed by what you sent. And I feel honored that you thought of me with such care. The Raven is by far the most beautiful example of quilling I have ever seend. The journal, coffee and bar of soap will go to good use. I was just getting down in my supplies of all three. Again, Thank you.

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