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mdrogge

mdrogge
Date Joined: June 1, 2013
Last Online: March 22, 2021
Birthday: October 29, 1991
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Michelle. I am 28 years old, and live in Des Moines, WA with my husband and two cats.

I am an architect at a building remediation and architecture firm. I studied architecture and environmental studies in college, and I am really interested in the structures around us, both man-made and natural.

In my free time, I enjoy creating things in many different medias: drawing, painting, collaging, knitting, sewing, jewelry design, digital design, cooking and baking. I am an artist at heart, but definitely need some development.

I also like spending time in nature. On weekends, we go for hikes in different parks, to see all wonderful things that Washington State has to offer. I also have adopted 30+ houseplants that keeps the outdoors around me in my home at all times.

I never intend on flaking, so if something does not arrive, please let me know before rating me poorly! I am more than willing to resend if necessary!

Don't be a stranger :)

Things I Like

  • Cats
  • Architecture
  • Photography
  • Exercise and Yoga
  • Long Walks
  • Elephants
  • Flowers
  • Warm Colors
  • Sweet Things
  • Sunsets
  • Narwhals
  • Salvador Dali
  • Willow Trees
  • Early Mornings
  • Green Tea
  • Bananas
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Lilac Bushes
  • Loud Music
  • Baby Animals
  • Autumn
  • Overgrown Gardens
  • Graffiti Art
  • Thunderstorms
  • Horror Films
  • Traveling
  • Abandoned Buildings
  • Urban Exploration

Favorite Crafts

I've been really into ATCs lately. I love restricting yourself to such a small canvas to make a work of art, and I love looking back on ATCs that I've received and the different techniques used.

I gravitate towards mixed media art and collaging. I also enjoy drawing, mostly with ink and marker, and painting.

I used to be big on knitting and jewelry design, but haven't had the time to pick that up.

I want to start doing rock painting. I've seen photos of people's inspirational rock gardens, with quotes for people to take, and it seems like such a wonderful and positive idea. I want to create a bunch and make my own inspiration rock garden in my neighborhood.

Favorite Books

I have recently started reading a lot more than I used to. There are a lot of books on my "To Read" list that I have not gotten around to reading. I really enjoy futuristic books, especially those depicting dystopian futures. I also enjoy self-improvement books, classic works and poetry.

Favorite Television

I don't watch a lot of television. But I tend to migrate towards comedy and dramas. My favorite show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer (on my 4th time watching the series now). Coming in a close second is "Tim and Eric Awesome Show," mostly because the offbeat humor makes it so great.

Some other shows I love:

  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show
  • Portlandia
  • Survivor
  • The Office
  • Arrested Development
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Tom Goes to the Mayor
  • Breaking Bad
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Futurama
  • King of the Hill
  • Friends

Favorite Movies

I like a little bit of every genre of music. I grew up listening to 60's and 70's oldies, country and classic rock. In addition to that, I frequently listen to modern rock, postmodern hardcore, metal, hip hop and rap, acoustic, folk, pop and instrumental. I am always broadening my horizons in music that I listen to.

Some favorites:

  • Silverstein
  • Say Anything
  • Janis Joplin
  • Hotel Books
  • Being as an Ocean
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Paramore
  • Poppy
  • The Killers
  • Matchbook Romance
  • Eminem
  • Aesop Rock
  • Metallica
  • Rise Against
  • Foo Fighters
  • Bayside
  • Muse
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Mika
  • Sigur Ros
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Iron and Wine

Favorite Music

I like a little bit of every genre of music. I grew up listening to 60's and 70's oldies, country and classic rock. In addition to that, I frequently listen to modern rock, postmodern hardcore, metal, hip hop and rap, acoustic, folk, pop and instrumental. I am always broadening my horizons in music that I listen to.

Some favorites:

  • Silverstein
  • Say Anything
  • Janis Joplin
  • Hotel Books
  • Being as an Ocean
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Paramore
  • Poppy
  • The Killers
  • Matchbook Romance
  • Eminem
  • Aesop Rock
  • Metallica
  • Rise Against
  • Foo Fighters
  • Bayside
  • Muse
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Mika
  • Sigur Ros
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Iron and Wine

Collections

I collect the following things:

  • Elephant figures
  • Ugly cat figures
  • Foreign Money and specialty coins
  • Sheila's Houses

Things I'd Enjoy Receiving

  • Miscellaneous papers (textured, printed, colored, plain, for drawing or collaging)
  • Maps
  • Ribbons & Fabric Scraps
  • Miscellaneous playing cards
  • Board game pieces
  • Old calendars
  • Anything vintage
  • Cute notecards
  • Ephemera
  • Embellishments
  • Buttons
  • Book pages
  • Stamps (used and new)
  • Photographs and Polaroids
  • Vintage Photographs
  • Foreign currency
  • Stickers
  • ATC Supplies
  • Anything Horror
  • Toys for my cats

Please Don't Send

Rewards stickers, kids items (no kids in my house), food, scented items, beauty products, religious items, political items, disney

Ratings

PrincessLeia rated for Alphabet ATC - G on Mar 3, 2021
5
rating
Comment: THANKYOU for the lovely “girl in the garden” ATC. I love it!
Shiraz rated for AAA: Seasons on Feb 26, 2021
5
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Comment: Just received your lovely seasons ATCs.I really lliked them - very creative! But how long did it take you to do all that punching? LOL Thank you very much -
CluckRN rated for ATC +1 int #12 - 2020 on Feb 19, 2021
5
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Comment: I absolutely loved your gorgeous ATCs, thank you so much! I will cherish them. I also have been growing plants more lately 😄
Inesrv rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #1 on Feb 17, 2021
5
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Comment: Dear Michelle, what a wonderful ATCs you sent me! Thank you so much! I love them! Love, Inês
Virginie rated for ATC SWAP 3 FOR 3: Hearts on Feb 14, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you very much Michelle for the 3 hearts ATC They are beautiful I just begin to make ATC for this swap and I love what I receive. Thanks a lot and I have an extra stamp in the enveloppe to add to my box of mini images to use in my art journal ❤️
thebragal rated for AAA: Fox on Feb 12, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Lovely. Thank you
turnsoleluna rated for Alphabet ATC - F on Feb 5, 2021
5
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Comment: Guess what arrived today? Your beautiful fairy and flower card :D. Thank you so much for your diligence and lovely interpretation of the letter “F”. I hope we may swap again.
Response: So happy to hear!
9O96O rated for AAA: 1960s on Feb 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Great image of Janis Joplin. You've captured the 60s vibe in this ATC. I also like the ATC label you use for the back of the card. Thank you so much for making it for me MM. :)
BigSockTramp rated for ATC +1 int #12 - 2020 on Feb 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the ATCs! I love the quote. It fits 2020 as well, I think.
mcorbus rated for SUSA - Mixed Media Valentine ATC on Feb 2, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you cute atc
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome card💕
5
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Comment: I love your ATC!! I love the different techniques you used. Aloha
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the gingerbread man ATC. Gingerbread men are one of my favorite holiday themes to decorate with.
bluerose3 rated for LSRUS-Trading ATC'S (USA) on Jan 22, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. Lovely ATCs. I like how you sent them too...wish I had thought of that :)
5
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Comment: Dear Michelle, thank you SO MUCH for the cards and the extra ones!!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much I really like the ATC. The bird and turtle images are really cool.
turnsoleluna rated for AAA: Stamp on Jan 2, 2021
5
rating
Comment: LOVE the ATC. Thank you very much.
5
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Comment: What a fun little guy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for swapping! It came today :)
silvermoonsnake rated for Alphabet ATC - E on Dec 22, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card <3
vick302000 rated for USA: Holiday Card and an ATC on Dec 15, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Love this card and atc. Winter screens and cats, just my things.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 147 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
138 181 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 25 110 0
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Comments

CurlyTea on Oct 29, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

jacianne on Apr 14, 2018:

Hello my dear, I am sooo sorry for not leaving your comment...this was an absolute slip on my part as i am the host...you are an angel for letting me know my error! I did indeed read through your profile and i found that we have a few things in common and now i read it again and i feel like we would have been great buddies if we ever met! i am a lover of nature as well and i wish i could hike more. i just do not have the opportunity right now with my three little ones! i thank you for your kindness and i wish you an amazing night!

Kgoeldner92 on Apr 12, 2018:

Hello, I read that you love buddy, I am coincidentally watching it for the 3rd time as well haha, currently on season 6. Looking forward to getting to know you :)

thebragal on Apr 10, 2018:

Hi

Great to ready your profile! I love cats too. I have a big old tabby cat named Jesse. He’s my snuggle bunny. I love seeing beautiful old architecture so I can appreciate your desire to be an architect. Shame it takes so long. I also love the Princess Bride but I haven’t seen it in a while.

Rebecca Getting to know you

Jeanb217 on Apr 2, 2018:

Hi, I enjoyed reading your profile. My uncle used to live in Kent, so I sort of know your area. Wonderful place. Your hiking must take you to lovely spots up there. I live in Colorado, so I've hiked a lot. Take care and happy crafting. Jean Blender [email protected]

DRMOM on Apr 1, 2018:

Hello!

I enjoyed reading your profile, blog, and Instagram page. The photos are beautiful. Your blog is very cool. You seem to be an accomplished photographer. Looking forward to seeing you in swaps.

Swap: Getting to know you DRMOM

CurlyTea on Oct 30, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 7, 2016:

CONGRATS on being the 700th member of Inspiration Station! Post cards coming!

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RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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