Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2019 5:16 am


Date Joined: April 28, 2014
Last Online: March 19, 2019
Birthday: October 5, 1949
Country: United States
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About Me

under construction . . . .

I started doing mail-art and swaps in 2008, mainly black pen and color marker ATCs until I joined Swap-bot 3 1/2 years ago and ventured into other forms of mail-art (postcards, zines) and other sorts of image types, like multi-media, rubber stamping, and collage. Here is a list of some of the kinds of art I make:

DRAWING - black pens like Micron, black brush pen, color markers, colored pencils

ABSTRACT - most of my work is abstract. Wikipedia says "Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world." I love geometric abstract most of all.

CONSTRUCTIONS - (cardstock or thin cardboard) of geometric solids, boxes, small chests-of-drawers, etc.

STAMP CARVING - I love making my own stamps. I started doing it because I can't afford to buy them, and I now have a very large collection which grows every month. I need to seriously think about stamp storage other than tossing them in a plastic bin.

PAPER COLLAGE - I love paper collage! I collect and use images, words and phrases, textures, color, and all kinds of bits from junk mail, magazines and books.

ZINES/SMALL BOOKS - I don't do as much of this as I would like, but I could get serious about it and do more.

QUILLING (paper rolling) - Sometimes . . . .

PAINTING - acrylic, watercolor, gouache . . . not as much as I'd like to do

DIGITAL/COMPUTER - some digital collage, computer art, page design, etc.

LIKES - - - -

  • Sacred Geometry - geometric designs - shapes and Euclidean solids, Exploring hyper dimensional geometry of space time
  • Balance and Harmony in all expressions
  • Imagination and Creativity
  • Gratitude, Kindness, Love, Tolerance, Cheerfulness, Sincerity, Responsibility, etc. (good character)
  • LIFE - People/humanity/cultures, animals, plants, earth, rocks/minerals, sky, sun, moon, planets, history, math and sciences - physics, chemistry, biology, geology, geography, astronomy, cosmos/cosmic, inner life and exploration
  • ALL COLOR - bold colors - pale colors - muted colors - ANY AND ALL colors in the right time and place. My favorites include deep cobalt blue, shades of teal and turquois, and deep rich purple.
  • Abstract art, Watercolors, Retro Space and Sci-Fi, Retro/Vintage mid-century-modern graphic design, fabric, decor, especially Atomic, Space, Googie, Kitsch
  • Quiet and being alone - just me and the sounds of life in the house and neighborhood.
  • Study of awareness, consciousness, existence, mindfulness, dreaming, lucid dreaming, day dreaming, mystical, mythical, esoteric, Spirit
  • Internet surfing, image collecting, YouTube, curious minds want to know, information junkie
  • Current music, TV, etc. - Sigur Ros/Jonsi, Imogen Heap, Dave Brubeck, Autoheart, LP (Laura Pergolizzi, documentaries, design reality shows, Sherlock, Elementary, The Good Place, The Good Doctor, Grace & Frankie, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Sense8, Bodyguard, Travelers, Queer Eye, Sex Education, Dancing Queen, Atypical

Dislikes - - - -

ALL that is mean, horrifying, misogynistic, insensitive, thoughtless, narrow minded, bigoted, maliciously deceptive, and grotesque (notwithstanding Equisite Corpse).



Comment: Thank you for sending Millicent, I love her! And your card and envie look so cool! Nice work, really beautiful.
mjhaertling rated for CC: In a bottle ... on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: LAUGH OUT LOUD! What a fun postcard. What more can I say except I love it!!
Comment: Thank you for the epic collage pc, Grace! I love all the different elements and textures.
user2148 rated for HCSI: Year of the Pig on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: LOVE the stamps you did! You have amazing talent! The envelope, card, and ATC are all splendid -Thanks so much!
Mimi7 rated for MAS: 1 for All - mystery supply! on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: Hi Grace, I love the colorful card made by you and also the the wonderful ATC!! Yes this one was a challenge wasn't it?? Loved your envelope also especially the waving kitty!! Thanks for a wonderful swap!! :)
ariestess rated for ZZ ~ USA Zine Go Round R7 on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending the zine along! I love what you did with your page in the zine, and I totally get what you're saying about how to work with the swirlies on the page. A definite challenge!
YooperHill rated for CUCrew: Surreal Silhouette on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
nancybarlow rated for CC: 'A' Collage Postcard on Feb 9, 2019
Comment: Grace, I received your card today and haven't stopped looking at it front and back! Awed by your fussy-cutting and the great design...Ariel and Alice and aliens! What an imagination and talent you have. \Thank you so much, and I'm sorry for the previous mistake. NB
LizzyJo rated for OMAE: Arty Envelope (USA) on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cheery envie. It brightened up my mailbox.
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: New Year, New Artistamps on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Gosh Grace, your stamps are amazeballs gorgeous! The envelope art as well, you created some very fascinating shapes with the lines! I'm going to play with them too... Thanks for an awesome swap!
Heynowokay rated for OMAE: New Year, New Artistamps on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Your stamps are so lovely! I’m terrible with digital imaging stuff, so I love when I receive that kind of thing. :)
AncientPlanter rated for CUCrew: Collage Images on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: What a wonderful collection of images! Thank you so much -- I look forward to creating and having fun with them!
SwissChallet rated for Partner's Image Challenge on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Grace, you are truly amazing as always! Your maneki neko is so cute: I love the letter writing set you made with it. Thanks a miilion for this great swap! Hugs and a very creative new year to you ;-)
SunTradeToo rated for AI: Watercolor ATC on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Love, love, love the card, and the envelope, and the note. I kept everything! Thank you 📬 ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
Response: Wow, thank you Maria! I'm supper happy you enjoyed my art. I'm smiling really big! :-D
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Mail Art Brochure on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely brochure, Grace! What a lot of work is represented here and all original... I sent a photo copy of mine... My favorite part of yours is the 'page' with the rainbow half circles on the black and white background, stunning!
Response: Hi Carroll :-) . . .My apologies for this late response to your rating. You're welcome! As the British say, I'm chuffed you enjoyed my art. I really enjoyed making the entire piece knowing it was going to you. I admire your art a lot. The page you mentioned to be your favorite is my favorite too. and my daughter's. I just may have to make another one of those. It will come out samely different.
stephiedee rated for CUCrew: One Subject on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Interesting subject for your art piece, Grace! I like how it all came together - makes me imagine a wall of TVs displaying test patterns. Thank you for the extras. 😊
Response: Hi Steph :-) . . .My apologies for this late response to your rating . . . You're welcome! I'm hoping the colorfulness of the Chinese paper cut-outs will spark your abundant creativity in some way and we all will get to see the results. Or if not, then it's perfectly OK to pass them on. . . . . I'm glad you enjoyed the color register collage. I've always been interested in those kinds of things - colorful and geometric. I've made several of these collages and they all come out looking samely different.
Comment: Thanks for the super cute dog.
Comment: Thanks! I will tangle the last page and send it home. Your tangles are so lovely and intricate! She's going to love this! I love the card that you sent. I have a sheet with almost the exact background, in black, that I did in the 70s, when I was in high school and they were just "doodles" then. LOL Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
sherba31 rated for OMAE: Daily Detritus on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the terrific collage pc! I agree that those Goldtoe feet are a real treasure! Love all the stamped details on the front and back too. Cheers!
jeka396 rated for Triangles Are Great on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Ah Grace, I absolutely loved your triangle matchbook. Your designs were just spectacular!! Your decorated envie and fish stamps just put this over the top!! Thanks so much!
Response: Hi Jessica . . . My apologies for this late response to your rating. . . . You're welcome! Even re-reading your comment now makes me so happy that you enjoyed my art :-) This is the fun of swapping!

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stephiedee on Jan 7, 2019:

Thanks for the comment on my profile, Grace. Having a "good" profile here is one of those things that has always weighed on my brain. Being someone who isn't typically user friendly (ha), it means a lot when people can find something agreeable or positive in it. ✌

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Oct 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

PrairieKittin on May 17, 2018:

Tangle and Pass
Thank you for adding to my Tangle and Pass postcard!

Poeprincess on Jan 26, 2018:

Welcome to the TIMs group, Grace! We welcome your mini-art creations & look forward to swapping with you.

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

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Lady on Sep 16, 2017:

thanks for letting me know! appreciate your consideration.

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