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goosey

goosey
Date Joined: May 3, 2018
Last Online: February 19, 2020
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.

vintage and antique childrens illustrated books - 1930's and 1940's especially

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 keep drawing and/or painting in my journal, as often as i can.

i love all sorts of paper .. backgrounds are always appreciated.

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

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

valentines

fairies

birds / birds' nests

bees / beehives

botanical/flowers

mermaids

sea creatures

seashells

zetti style

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
lisbeth zwerger

picasso
marc chagall
andy warhol
peter max
wayne thiebaud
helen frankenthaler

Ratings

chimerix rated for ATC Cleanout #35 (USA) on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the selection of ATCs (and for adding an extra one). Aloha
Response: thank you for the rating and heart!
SunTradeToo rated for USA: Face Time-January on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ for the cool Postcard!
Response: thank you for the heart and rating!
nancybarlow rated for VC: Paper Scrap Heart on Feb 8, 2020
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Comment: I love my scrap heart! Great bird image paired with music scrap. The blue rafia wrap was an interesting touch and the sewn tag. Thank you! Red paper heart enclosed looks like handmade Japanese or maybe Indian paper! I already have a use for it.
Response: so glad you liike these hearts! thank you for the rating and heart!!
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Feb 4, 2020
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suepier rated for Christmas Postcards~USA on Feb 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
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carrotkate rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the card. Love the quote - “There is something very comfortable in having plenty of stationery!”
savannahsmiles4u rated for PH: Variety Package #4 on Jan 26, 2020
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Comment: What a great selection! You may have gotten me hooked on stamps now! Thank you! Loved everything!
Response: it was fun combining these two swaps! collecting stamps is so much fun! glad they are great! thank you for the rating.
5
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Comment: Oh my! Such a beautiful selection of postcards and just love the stamps! Thank you so much!
Response: yeah! so glad they work for you! many thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the pc.
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 15, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cool card!
jogreene00 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 14, 2020
5
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Comment: Very pretty! Thank you!
Amandlyn22 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
STUFFellaneous rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Love the quote and card!
myancey rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Marlies thanks so. I h for the cool animals pc. I love the quote u chose to. Happy swapping.
Suzyanner rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard with the great Marimekko design! Happy New Year!
ToujoursMoi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard. I loved the quote a lot.
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matt319 rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #2 - USA on Dec 27, 2019
5
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travellinCat rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #5 on Dec 27, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you

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Comments

stephiedee on Jan 26, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful affirmation tag! Love the colors and that owl. 💖

bigmamabird on Jan 17, 2020:

Loved your OMAE postcard plus! The riddle is great! Many thanks!!

djcamp04 on Jan 17, 2020:

Thank you so much for the awesome paper bomb 💣!!! Lots & lots of great paper goodies! It’s been forever since I’ve seen green stamp booklets! Brought back great memories of shopping and receiving green stamps when my girls were little (about 43 yrs ago) and then shopping for something special with my full books. ❤️

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:


From the USA Happy Mail group

goosey on Dec 26, 2019:

HippieChick on Dec 18, 2019:

Thank you for the adorable Christmas card. It was very sweet of you to send it to me. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season,

Heynowokay on Nov 29, 2019:

What a lovely assortment of goodies you sent for the OMAE Nov RAK Attack. I particularly enjoy the text/fabric mash up. Lots of good things in there. Thank you! :)

stephiedee on Nov 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for the sweet birthday card, Marlies! This weekend is going to be all about making things (I got a gel plate finally) and that always makes for a great birthday...or any occasion, really. 🤗

joybells2426 on Oct 28, 2019:

I received the unmounted stamps this weekend. They’re all really unique! I should be able to make some cool crafty projects with these. Thank you so much for sharing with me!

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!

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