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graciepie49

graciepie49
Date Joined: April 28, 2014
Last Online: December 11, 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).

Namaste.

Ratings

Tuutis rated for HMPC: Christmas on Dec 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, very lovely card!
toni rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #18 on Dec 10, 2019
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Comment: thank you! lovely atc!
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Comment: Awe-mazing Art! Love this postcard, Grace! Thank you for sharing a piece of your talent with me. You made my day!
Response: Aw, thanks very much. I'm really glad you are enjoying my postcard, and I certainly enjoyed making it for you. I like your name, Harmony Joy, as I'm a 1968 - 2019 hippy myself. 1968 was the year I graduated from high school. Do you have a shorter nickname that people call you?
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Comment: Beautiful! Love them both! Thank you.
Response: Yay!! I'm really glad you enjoyed them! I really love drawing geometric designs. :-)
GinaVisione rated for CC: Sender's choice October 2019 on Oct 26, 2019
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Comment: Oh Grace, another amazing beauty from you! You blow me away with your designs - thank you. That number background paper is fun too :D. Happy swappin’
Response: Thanks Gina :-) I'm happy you enjoyed the postcard. I love geometric designs so much. They are like playing with many different shaped blocks to see what you can build. The number paper is actually the lining of a security envelope a swapper used to send a swap from Australia. It's way cool!
djcamp04 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #12 on Oct 2, 2019
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Comment: Great ATC! The owls are so cute. ❤️
Response: Thank you! I'm happy you enjoyed the ATC :-)
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Comment: Thank you. It's a great card.
Response: You're Welcome and Thank you as well!
GinaVisione rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Postcards on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: Always a pleasure to receive from you, G! We just had another 3 day heat wave in the Bay Area, but know it’s nothing like yours. I hope you are not gettin g of the crazy ClimateChangeSeptemberSNOW!!!
Response: Thank you G :-) I'm happy you enjoyed it. Did you catch the "special" piece I added? LOL . . . . . Well we are having a Very unusual COOL Spring and this weekend we are going to have winter temps. It's CRAZY! There's no telling, we might get snow. A month ago we had temps in the 100's!
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Comment: Thank you so much, you did a great version of this album that I thought was so much fun! I love all the tuck ins, I will use the stickers for my happy planner! :-)
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Comment: Thank you!
KarenLaneWV rated for USATC: 4 Elements ATC Challenge on Sep 11, 2019
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Comment: What a beautiful ATC...I love the enclosures and the envelope you put everything in.
geekgirl1001000 rated for ATCO: Stamps and Stencils on Aug 12, 2019
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Comment: Great ATCs. Like your stencils! Thank you
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Comment: This is one of the coolest postcards I hav eever received! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome Stephanie :-) I'm super glad that you liked it! One of my pastimes is going through junk mail, flyers, etc., and clipping the areas that have two colors adjacent to each other, then cutting circles out of those. Then I make art with those. Fun!
Lazydaisy0104 rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC #2 on Jul 25, 2019
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Comment: This card is so neat!!! I love it, thank you!
Response: You're welcome Laura :-) I'm happy you have enjoyed it. I was pretty happy about finding that the ribbon was 2.5" wide :-)
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Sender's Choice July 2019 on Jul 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely collage, Grace. You didn't mention what swap it was for but I did some sleuthing & it must be this one. I love the address side of your card as much - maybe more - with all your wonderful artistamps against the black background. Stunning graphically & laudable sentiments. Such a treat to find in my mailbox.
Response: Hi Linda :-) . . . Wow! I'm amazed I forgot to put the swap info on the back of the postcard. It's the first time I've not done that, but likely won't be the last time. I'm very glad you enjoyed this collage, I honestly had a great time making it for this swap. All of the elements that I used had been in my collage clippings stash for years and years, and I'm delighted when I use them. And thank you so much for enjoying my many artistamps which I love to use when I've made a postcard on black paper.
camelsamba rated for CC: Animal with wings postcard on Jul 19, 2019
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Comment: Some other animals from that litter are flitting around my echinacea right now, as i sit on the porch and type. They don't have the mammalian body parts though :^) Thanks for the clever postcard - I also like all the violets in the background
Response: Hi Tricia :-) . . . Thanks for enjoying my postcard. I was so stoked to find that cat image with those big expressive eyes, looking so startled. And then to find two butterflies that looked just the same but one large and one small, the rest just fell into place. The violets background came from a Saver's find. It's an old Sunset book on growing African Violets that I bought just for the inside cover.
Poeprincess rated for TIMs: Anything Goes on Jul 16, 2019
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Comment: Fantastic Inchies! I, too, love geometric shapes. Love your colors, too. I can always tell when your swap arrives by the great stickers & artwork on the envie. The inner card is super & inspirational. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome Di :-) . . . I am really really glad you liked the inchies I made for the swap!! I loved and enjoyed every minute of their creation, and even made several more for my collection. Thank you also for enjoying my envelopes. I love to share my art with everyone.
Winegeek rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC on Jul 14, 2019
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Comment: What a wonderful swap. Starting with your envelope, that is a work of art all by itself. I love both Atc's and your card is beautiful. Thanks so much!
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Comment: Wow, what an amazing collection of stickers - you spoil me with riches!! I especially like the fish but everything is wonderful. Can't wait to use them (and yes, i'll add color to a few - thanks for options :^)
bigmamabird rated for MA: Paint this cat on Jun 30, 2019
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Comment: Love your cat! He's so colorful... I had a really hard time getting into this swap as well..? I eventually got it started and then left it half done forever... So funny how we do that to ourselves sometimes! Thank you for making this lovely ATC for me!

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Comments

Singske on Jun 13, 2019:

Hello there, I think I received your pc for the OMAE May RAK Attack. I had to check your Instagram page and I saw the same stamp passing.So it can only be yours... 😉many thanks for the colourful pc, love the stamp you made. Hugs ⭐️⭐️⭐️

StagKing on May 8, 2019:

I just got the washi samples and your envelope art is as divine as always! Your samples will be coming your way as soon as the watercolors dry.

Also, I love the art you sent! I can't wait to find a little space to hang it up with all of my other tiny pieces of art!

LahDeeDah on May 8, 2019:

I've been examining this piece you sent for the OMAE Handmade Postcard tag and am thinking you drew this with a Micron pen? If so, it's unbelievable! I absolutely love it, no matter how you managed to create it! Thank you SO much!

Hell0Z0mbie on Apr 29, 2019:

Thanks so much for the ATCs! Love it!

bigmamabird on Apr 26, 2019:

Thanks for the awesome abstract ATC duo (OMAE PIF ATC Tag), they are so pleasing to the eyes, your tiny and precise work impresses me... The card is very dear, I may add her to my journal...The squiggles on your note card make happies inside!

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!

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