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mishe

mishe
Date Joined: July 27, 2014
Last Online: April 8, 2017
Birthday: June 7, 1971
Country: Canada

About Me

I am 43 years old and living in Ontario with my spouse and three cats (Worf, Dax and Daisey). I am recently married to my wonderful partner, Ellen, who treats me like a princess.

I grew up in Nova Scotia and still consider myself a maritimer, though I have not lived there for 22 years.

I am a teacher in a suburb of Toronto. I am lucky to work in a small school with an incredible team of caring and committed teachers.

I am currently looking for Grade One teachers who are interested in a classroom letter writing swap. Please email me if you are interested.

A Little More Detail

It wasn't until I was in my early 30's that I realized I had a passion and a smidgen of talent for creating.

Now, I enjoy exploring a variety of techniques and mediums when I express my creativity. I have participated in swaps and jams online. I enjoy creating cards and especially love zentangles. I am interested in trying a variety of other art forms as well.

As Imentioned before, I am 43 and recently married to my wonderful partner Ellen

Ellen and I met about 6 years ago and a party. We dated casually for a few months. Ellen is Deaf, and it was not until I started learning American Sign Language, that we really started dating with a future together in mind.

We had a small city hall ceremony with family, and a party with all our cherished family and friends afterwards. We currently live in Ontario, though that could change after Ellen finishes her phD.

I am a teacher (Grade One) and have been teaching for 10 years. I have worked at a few schools in my board, but feel that I have found a school where I would like to settle for a few years. Great kids, families and communities.

Owning My Artist Self

Growing up, I was not encouraged to be creative or explore art. My parents generally felt that if you couldn't make a living out of it, it was not worth pursuing.

When I became a teacher, I took a job as an art teacher, in order to get my contract. I discovered then, not only a passion, but also some talent for creating and expressing.

I began exploring and learning more about different mediums in art and really enjoyed working with water colour.

A few years ago, a friend introduced me to ATC's (swaps and jams) and I fell in love. Since then, I have found joy in Zentangles and card making as well as jams and swaps.

I do see myself as an artist now, with lots to learn as well as lots to share.

Favourite Mediums

ATC's * Zentangles * Paint and Water Colour * Paper Mache * Collage * Card making

Favorite Books

Harry Potter (all of them) * Science Fiction / Fantasy * David Eddings (all of them) * This Perfect Day (Ira Levin) * The Red Tent

Children's Books (Mo Willems, Eric Carl, Barbara Reid, Lois Elhert....just to name a few)

Other Interests

ASL - I started learning American Sign Language about 5 - 6 years ago after meeting my partner, Ellen. I have learned a great deal, not only about ASL, but about the Deaf community as well.

Pets - I adore my cats (Worf, Dax and Daisey)

Favourite Colours - Pink, Black, Brown, Red

Things related to LGBT - I have been OUT and proud of it for over 20 years.

Harry Potter - I was hooked since the very first book.

Garden Gnomes - I can't explain.... I just love 'em and their gentle creepiness.

Ratings

Karmi53 rated for Homemade Calender 2016 on Nov 5, 2015
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Comment: Thank you what a great looking calendar l love all the buddy pictures you used and how up put it together and thanks also for the extras have great weekend
Karmi53 rated for Paper Swap on Aug 19, 2015
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Comment: Wow thank you for the very pretty paper and big sheets too you rock. Have a good weekend take care
grstamping rated for Change purse on Aug 18, 2015
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Comment: The cat change purse is too cute!!! I love it! Thank you ;)
dardarbinx rated for Its 5:00 Somewhere ATC on Aug 13, 2015
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Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE the ATC you made me for this in fact love it so much I am not worried about the recipe!
Response: Recipe is on its way... Its a good one too!!! I had it ready and just forgot to put it in. But thank you for the very trusting rating.
kdj42160 rated for "pink" Dotee Doll on Feb 23, 2015
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Comment: Love her! Thanks!!
Mareree10 rated for Paper Swap on Jan 22, 2015
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Comment: LOVE the assortment that you sent me. I like how you matched the colours up.
2bneat rated for Flat Advent Calendar 3/4 on Nov 14, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for this beautiful set of envelopes. I love how you made them and how classy they will look hanging through Advent in my living room.
Mareree10 rated for Flat Advent Calendar 4/4 on Nov 12, 2014
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Comment: Can't wait to open all of these cute little envies! Will add more when opened. Loved all the little goodies!
2bneat rated for Flat Advent Calendar 2/4 on Oct 31, 2014
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Comment: I love your little envelopes they are a gift in themself and I am going to save them for next year. I wait to open them. Thank you very much.
Karmi53 rated for Dotee Doll on Oct 20, 2014
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Comment: Wow l just love your doll it is my first one it is so pretty thank you so much.
iLeela rated for Flat Advent Calendar 1/4 on Oct 17, 2014
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Comment: What fun looking envies, so festive. I cannot wait to start opening these. Thanks so much for participating in my first hosted swap.
BermudaGranny rated for NH: handmade envelopes #3 on Oct 16, 2014
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Comment: Love Love Love my envelopes. Well made, Really pretty papers and lots of extras. You really do enjoy making envies. Great Job!!!!
Karmi53 rated for Happy Halloween ATC on Oct 14, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the cute halloween card l hope you have fun dressing up. Thanks for the extras
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Comment: What an awesome package of goodies! Thanks so much! What a great idea for matching Halloween costumes! I'm going as Frida Kahlo or Dia de Los Muertos - haven't decided yet and it may depend on my eyebrows! haha Happy Halloween and thanks again!
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Comment: What a colourful and pretty envelope, Mishe! Thank you as well for the scanned photos - they will make lovely little swap cards. This is my favourite season too - I wish it could be fall all year. Thx for joining this swap. (";)
Wanda rated for Hauntingly Halloween Flat Envie Swap on Sep 24, 2014
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Comment: WOW, Mishe!!!! I didn't know if it was Halloween or Christmas when I got that HUGE package of Halloween goodness!!!! Thank you so much! Needless to say, I love everything in it and can't wait to use it. Happy, happy, HAUNTINGLY happy!!! ;)
rguldy rated for 1000 5's Celebration! on Sep 18, 2014
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Comment: Thank You for sharing.
Muurahainen rated for Chewing Gum Swap on Sep 7, 2014
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Comment: I really liked the chewing gum, thank you mishe :)
Dmhubert rated for NH: Handmade envelopes #2 on Sep 4, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for all the envelopes! I love all of the papers you chose, so bright and colorful! Thank you also for the extra atc sized envies, they will come in handy :)
splashofjoy rated for 1000 5's Celebration! on Aug 31, 2014
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Comment: Mahalo!

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Comments

dardarbinx on Apr 5, 2015:

Happy Easter to you and Ellen...hope its awesome

dardarbinx on Jul 29, 2014:

Hope you enjoy SB as much as I do!

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