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goosey

goosey
Date Joined: May 3, 2018
Last Online: October 21, 2019
Birthday: August 30
Country: United States

About Me

i am a retired graphic illustrator and painter - i was introduced to atc's in the 1990's, but waited until 2017 to dive into the game!

at once smitten, i am hooked now. i have always loved to try new mediums, but on a large scale it has always been difficult: before the internet, there was not enough help out there. hello youtube! i absolutely adore finding some new medium, and getting all the help you need on youtube... what a life-saver. i was an art student in the 80s and 90s, and have a pretty broad knowledge of the "classical" arts. the new methods, paints, and all are very exciting to try on a smaller scale!

i have a fair amount of time to devote to this fun hobby, and i consider myself to be very conscientious when it comes to being counted on.

Favorite Books

i have always been a lover of art history books that feature my favorite artists from the renaissance period to the present.

childrens illustrated books

fiction that takes me to faraway places/ nonfiction that teaches me new techniques in art/ poetry from any time period/ english romantic novels/ a good mystery/

i am a lover of fine magazines on art and crafts

Favorite Crafts

i have painted in watercolor and acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, and am trying gouache for the first time.

i love to make and collect collage and mixed media and have kept a few journals over the years which have helped keep me going.

i truly love fine papers : marbled, and watercolor, mostly.

i collect assemblage jewelry, and love the combination of antique papers, and paints.

WISH LIST

stamps from around the world, used or new/ vintage or antique ephemera/ marbled paper/ advertising from magazines or mail from other countries/ VINTAGE ILLUSTRATIONS vintage/antique architectural elements: doors, windows, corbels

HAPPY TO RECEIVE

handmade art in most mediums

i prefer vertical artwork - any size

FAVORITE COLORS: orange - ochre - gray
turquoise - lime green
dirty pink - fuschia - ltgreen . robin's egg blue

MY FAVORITE THEMES:

little girls

women

hearts / valentines

fairies

birds / birds' nests

bees / beehives

botanical/flowers

mermaids

sea creatures

seashells

vintage illustrations

b/w photos

seashore seaside

nick bantock style

vintage french/paris

clouds

angels

postage stamp people

steampunk

alice in wonderland

frida kahlo

vintage halloween

vintage christmas

FAVORITE ARTISTS

henri matisse
van gogh
klimt
raoul dufy
kay nielsen
georgia o'keefe
frida kahlo
diego rivera

picasso
marc chagall
andy warhol
peter max
wayne thiebaud
helen frankenthaler

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the cute card and the recipe!
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Comment: Hi Marlies - oh wow!! Your tag is gorgeous!! I am in awe of your fussy-cutting skills! That ravenn is so striking and I love the stickers you included!! Thank you so much for the cool tag!!! Happy Halloween!!
Response: i am so glad you like this! thank you for the hearty rating!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the CUTE card and the stickers!! <3
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Comment: Love the tag - thank you for the super creative swap!! :o)
Response: thank you! tag #5 is headed your way tuesday .. i tried to switch it up! thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
Lazydaisy0104 rated for ATC Cleanout #29 (USA) on Oct 8, 2019
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Comment: Oh my goodness! What a beautiful selection of ATC!! Most will go into my collection. I love the napkin to. Thank you!! ๐Ÿ’—
Response: thank you for the hearty rating! i'm happy some of these are keepers!!
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Comment: Thank you! Happy 150 years of Postcards!
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Comment: Thank you! Happy Halloween! :)
cmalaina rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card swap #3 on Sep 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers I haven't been able to find any Halloween ones anywhere
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lmacdavis93 rated for VTHS: Send 2 #2 on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: Dear Marlies, What a fun package I got from you! I love everything you included - great Halloween die cuts, ribbons, vintage library card, TH ephemera, and I really love the little stamped words you then stitched around - what a great idea and I can't wait to make some of my own. Thank you so much for a terrific swap!!
Response: thank you for your comments! i am so glad you were happy with this assortment! thank you for the hearty rating!
isabellasnow rated for GAA: Witch ATC on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: Hi Marlies! What a special ATC! I love the witch you used as your focal point--she looks like she might be a children's illustration (which I love), the coordinating papers, and the amazing way you used the web at the top of the piece--really clever! Also crazy for that orage glittery star at the top. She's bewitching!
Response: so glad you enjoyed the 1950's witch! i appreciate your comments - thank you for your hearty rating!
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Comment: Thank you for the creative tag and extras :). This tag will look great in my flip book.
Response: you are welcome, and thank you for the hearty rating!
vontakk rated for Halloween Card swap #1 on Sep 22, 2019
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Comment: I thought I rated this two weeks ago! Eee! Thank you, taking it to Ireland to open in October!
Tara rated for USAPC: Garden Fairy ATC on Sep 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Halloween card. And I loved the caramel apple nachos recipe inside. I am definitely going to make those this year! Happy Halloween, Jill ๐ŸŽƒ
Jenicat rated for Halloween Card swap #1 on Sep 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ
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Comment: Absolutely LOVE this card! I'm actually going to frame it and hang it on my Halloween tree! Thanks so much for the card and recipe!
Response: you are very welcome! your profile was like a roadmap to this card! thank you for the hearty rating!
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Comment: Wow thank you for such a beautiful postcard. I love love love marimekko designs (but I'm too poor to afford them sadly lol). Thank you for giving me a little piece of marimekko <3
Response: i sent you one of my faves! so glad you like marimekko too. thank you for the rating and heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the glimpse of the sheep raising. And now have a sunny afternoon.

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Comments

Heynowokay on Oct 7, 2019:

I love love love the stamps you sent. Especially the ones that seem to almost be passport/travel type ones. Thank you so much for offering in the swap meet tag!

djcamp04 on Oct 7, 2019:

๐Ÿ’œ What a beautiful surprise! Starting with the packaging, fun wrapping paper and beautiful ribbon. As I opened the paper to reveal the beautiful journal inside it literally gave me goosebumps & tears in my eyes! Ever so gently opening it and finding your tag tucked in front page. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. And I appreciate it so very much. As Iโ€™ve been going through things that mom had tucked in drawers here and there & kept tucking things in a folder to keep for myself. I now know this journal will be perfect for those tidbits and jot down little memories of her I have day to day. ๐Ÿ’œ Thank you, youโ€™ve made my day, oh goodness youโ€™ve made my year!!! I wish I could give you a hug!!!๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ’œ

stephiedee on Sep 25, 2019:

The rubber stamps you sent me from the swap meet are the stamps of my dreams, Marlies! Thank you so much for the great gift. I can't wait to get them mounted - I know they'll get lots of use!

stephiedee on Sep 9, 2019:

Hi Marlies! Thank you so much for the wonderful affirmative altered tag...I love that it's Halloween themed!

goosey on Sep 9, 2019:

goosey on Aug 2, 2019:

Artstamper on Jul 16, 2019:

Just want to thank you for the lovely and generous envelope of Gelli prints you sent for the OMAE Handmade supplies. I love making gelli prints but also enjoy receiving other people's as every one seems to have there own style. Thanks so much.

Artstamper on Jul 16, 2019:

Just want to thank you for the lovely and generous envelope of Gelli prints you sent for the OMAE Handmade supplies. I love making gelli prints but also enjoy receiving other people's as every one seems to have there own style. Thanks so much.

stephiedee on Jul 15, 2019:

It just clicked that the priority envelope I got from you the other day was for the OMAE Paper Bomb tag...? hah, I thanked you elsewhere, but here's a "proper" acknowledgement. Thank'ye again! The stuff is much appreciated. โ™ฅ๏ธ

Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi, I see from your ratings you're a great artist and crafter, and your profile says you like sea creatures, so I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining my Scales 'n' Tails group? We currently have a turtle ATC swap which sounds perfect for you!

turtle-atc

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