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midteacher

midteacher
Date Joined: June 2, 2013
Last Online: November 15, 2019
Birthday: February 15
Country: United States
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About Me

2019
My focus this year is my art and photography, minimizing what I have so I am surrounded by only those things I love and need, creating a home which I love to be in.

I am a high school science teacher working in an violent, unstable environment where guns and gangs are the norm. Constant changes in the administration, inept leadership, fear mongering and a "consistently inconsistent" regime makes for an HIGHLY stressful environment. A lot of my time is filled with lesson planning, grading papers, and completing government mandated annoyances. I struggle daily, sometimes hourly, with the constant barrage of disrespect from students and administrators. Creating, painting, working in my art journals keeps me sane. .

I can not live in a house without cats! Our 3 cats (all of which help me create) and my dog help to keep my life in balance.

I Took the Pledge: IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A SWAP FROM ME, CONTACT ME ASAP! I always send. Please do not give me a poor rating prior to contacting me first (I had someone "not like" the ATC they received so they gave me a 3 without messaging me first).

While I truly appreciate the thoughtfulness, please,
do not include extras unless it is something I am seeking, collecting, or for a project I am working on. I'm having a difficult time managing my own overflowing stash!

Please, no ATC's or pocket letters, or washi tape.

Favorites

COLORS
I love bright, sunny colors. I use a lot of purples, greens, blues, and oranges in my work.

Favorite Crafts

Mixed Media
handmade PCs
photography
art journaling
altered books

I no longer create/collect ATC's so I prefer not to receive them.
Pocket letters just aren't my thing either.

Other things I do 2 waste time

Pinterest (I'm a junkie)
reading oracle cards
reading books & magazines
collecting quotes
gardening

Things I collect/want

ASKING FOR:
scraps of material -especially with texture
old Polaroids
B&W photos (photos of people are good)
college football (especially U of M)
any rusty small objects
pressed flowers
gelli plate prints
mulberry paper
sea glass
feathers
die cuts (especially flourishes & birds)
ladies hankies
old letters,old ledgers, old envelopes addressed
tea/coffee dyed papers

photos
B & W
flowers
abandoned buildings
old barns
cemeteries,
tombstones
funny/odd signs
painted murals on buildings
cool/colorful graffiti (nothing gang related)
sunrises/ sunsets

I am creating (and still working on) an altered book for my oldest son, Thayer. Because his name is so unusual he could never buy any of those trinkets with his name on it found in souvenir shops.
I am asking folks to search their town's directory for a street sign or a business with his name in it, snap a photo and send it to me (either snail mail or email).

* If you know how to get the coordinates via the GPS on your phone that would be great, otherwise just the name of the town & state.

post cards

Naked
I prefer PC"s to be sent naked as I use them in my art journals.

I like photos of hot tourists spots that people buy to remember the place.
LOVE cards that make me laugh!
Postcard books

In Envies
B&W
flowers
birds
cats
holiday
college logos
angels
trees
sunrise/sunsets
odd shaped
rocks & minerals
antique/vintage
Disney (the place,not cartoons)
Germany
books
cemeteries
tombstones
funny/odd signs

Vintage/used
Like these especially if they include the sender's handwriting and cancelled stamp (but not necessary).

Hand crafted
I really enjoy getting water colors, painted or sketched PC's if allowed because I'm not really good at any of these.

DO NOT LIKE
Political, cartoon, religious, art (museum pieces, abstract), African American Heritage, Kawaii, celebrities, civil war

Attractions & Dislikes

THINGS I am ATTRACTED to:
Spiritual
Mystical
Angels
B & W photos/ pictures/sketches
bright & sunny scenes
trees
crystals
winter/summer solstice
Tiffany glass
flowers/roses
sunrises/sunsets
cats
Maxine
collage football
science stuff (I teach Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Science)

DISLIKES:
ATC's
pocket letters
washi tape
stickers (teacher & Dollar store types)
anything crochet or knit
Kawaii
the Beatles
tea
anything religious or political
anything African American History (I'm a school teacher; I get inundated w/it Jan & Feb)

ESPECIALLY DISLIKE
foam stickers
felt flowers
anything cartoon
loose glitter
loose sequins
junk that is obviously not a treasure

Projects I'm working on

CURRENT PROJECTS:
Rituals: a year long painting course
My One Little Word for 2019: Conscious

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Photos

  • I prefer them loose so I can put them in my art journals.
  • If you can, add your watermark to the front.
  • Put you name and where taken on the back so I can give you credit in my art journals.

Notes to myself

@thequilterslink NOT a nice swap partner. Creates drama where there should be none!!!!

@Sharune for Recycle Christmas card as postcard #6 - cat (2014) rated her a 3 for sending very late. 11/2017 she sends several harassing messages to change the rating.

@squince send minimum
@spicemom do not participate in any swaps with her in it

Ratings

BeHappyToday rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #21 on Nov 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the Bob Marley PC.
sassafrass rated for SIS: Coffee Dyed Paper Goods on Nov 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: This was such an amazing package of papers! I am speechless really. There's so many beautiful paper goodies and unique ones too. I'm so excited and look forward to using these. Thank you so much for this generous, lovely swap!
Conni59 rated for SS ~ Fall picture! on Nov 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely fall Images!
5
rating
Comment: Hi Diane! I love your cloud photos and presentation! What lovely Happy Mail! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Nnyla rated for Brilliant Beginnings (2) on Nov 1, 2019
5
rating
Comment: You always, always amaze me with your creations. And of course, Edgar Allan Poe. Perfect for the occasion! Thank you! Hugs!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card You are so talented , and for the time you spent on the card ,there aren’t enough hearts ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
hollycm6 rated for Brilliant Beginnings (2) on Oct 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, what a special card (and Brilliant Beginning!)
banjobraids rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #20 on Oct 28, 2019
5
rating
Comment: This card/quote combo made me laugh. Very nice, thanks! :):):)
JaneInSD rated for HMPC: Halloween Theme on Oct 27, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable Halloween shaker card. You are so creative!! Fantastic job on your first one. Great swap. :-)
5
rating
Comment: Very Nice PC - thanks!! Lovely colors and textures.
CaseyErin rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #19 on Oct 7, 2019
5
rating
 
xninolax rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #17 on Sep 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the rather freaky postcard of The Disenchantment of Bottom, from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Act IV Scene I - Daniel Maclise. Loved the Oscar Wilde quote "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken" you've used on the backside better LOL ;) Thanks!
SeleneW rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #18 on Sep 26, 2019
5
rating
Comment: The painting isn't so bad but I think it likely looks better in person. Thank you for sharing with me. :)
mamarochat rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #16 on Aug 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the postcard.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I like to use pretty paper napkins in my creations, too. ❤
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
carol rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #15 on Aug 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I actually kind of like this! Thanks!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks
Jafferty rated for Postcard Purge USA # 1 on Aug 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the PC!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1154 94 102
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1064 1363 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 483 577 0
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Comments

LunaCass on Jun 8, 2019:

I received the RAK PC you sent to me! Thank you so much, very much appreciated. :) Have a wonderful day!

RockyBeach on Apr 2, 2019:

Thanks for your cheerful replacement card for the HMPC March! I like it a lot.

CurlyTea on Feb 15, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

Mugsie on Dec 11, 2018:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas card, that was so sweet of you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Kelly

TC on Dec 8, 2018:

Thank you so much for the kind Christmas PC RAK. The vintage Santa is cool, and the North Pole postmark - what a treat! You were so nice to think of me, and to write the sweet message on the back.

Merry Christmas, my SB friend.

user6937 on Jun 13, 2018:

Hi, Diane - I've received the quotes I tagged you for in the HMPC group, thanks! I'll be sure to find them handy :)

phillaine on Feb 3, 2018:

Thank you for the fun variety of surprises you sent me in your destash RAK! Lots I'm keeping for projects, some I'm giving tofriends, and the rest I'll add to an upcoming giveaway. Thanks again! ♥

bbsporty on Feb 2, 2018:

Thank you for the Year of the Dog postcard!

camelsamba on Jan 22, 2018:

Thank you for the Year of the Dog postcard! I appreciate your random act of kind mail art :^)

TC on Jan 13, 2018:

Thank you for the RAK Year of the Dog postcard! Pretty cool, and it was so kind of you to think of me. :)

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