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pat5036

pat5036
Date Joined: February 22, 2013
Last Online: October 19, 2020
Birthday: May 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Oops! Now I'm a 75 year old retired elementary teacher living in Salem, Oregon, USA. I taught for nearly 40 years in all grades kindergarten thru 6th grade. Also taught for the local humane society and went into schools in 2 counties encouraging humane care of animals. I am married (55 years) and have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

I enjoy making cards with paper, ink and glitter, making artist trading cards with all sorts of stuff, making postcards with paper or fabric, inchies and twinchies. I've been making 5 inch jointed paper dolls that fit on an ATC and larger sized paper dolls too.. I'm just starting to experiment with alcohol inks. You can see some of the ATCs I've made on my flicker site. I love gathering lots of new ideas! I love taking classes to learn a new technique and share ideas with others. Recently branching out into zines and other writing too. Fun to learn new things!

Favorite books-- Science Fiction and some Fantasy, Mystery, Historical Fiction (recently hooked on mysteries in ancient Rome by Lindsay Davis), Children's books. My favorite children's book is still The Secret Garden. Loved it since I was a kid.

Favorite TV-- PBS series like Downton Abbey and Masterpiece Mysteries, Nova, Frontline. I don't like programs that have shoot-em-ups and violence.

Favorite movies--Butterfly Effect, Sliding Doors, Midnight in Paris, Musicals old and new, Old Film Noir. I go to a local theater with friends sometimes to see the old movies (like Casablanca) on the big screen.

Don't care for: cartoonish stuff

Colors: I like most colors, but not fond of muddy mixes. I'm very drawn to greens and blues and "beachy" color combinations.

Styles: I like art deco and art nouveau, impressionist and other vintage art.

Wish List--Vintage pictures, postcards, letters and ephemera, interesting bits, unusual ribbon and trims, and whatever!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade card, wonderful paper doll ATC and fun spiders and kitty extras! :D
Response: I'm very glad you liked them! I really enjoy making the little ATC dolls (and all the other crafty things too!).
StardustForThePoet rated for Haiku. Can you? on Sep 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely ATC Haiku! I want to go to the beach too! And thank you for the doll. I haven't made one before, but it sounds like fun! :)
Response: I'm glad you liked the haiku. Yep, the beach sounds pretty good right now. Sadly, we are stuck at home what with the virus and now the fires in our area. Rough year.Hope you enjoy making the doll!
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Comment: Love this art! Thank you
Response: I'm very glad you like the elf. I love making little paperdoll ATCs. Thanks for doing the private swap with me.
fighterangel rated for Fairies ATC Swap on Jun 18, 2020
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Comment: Hi Pat! Thank you so, SO MUCH for the beautiful ATC and the template for the paper doll! It's absolutely adorable and you can feel and see the love and care you put into it. The card you sent is also beautiful, I really love it. Thank you for the sweet words about mom and I, it means a lot. These times are tough but this too shall pass!!! Take care and stay safe!! <3
Response: Thank you, Katie. I love making those little ATC dolls. Yes, these times aren't easy. Hopefully things will get better sooner.
ChristineMartinez rated for Silhouette ATC on Jun 6, 2020
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Comment: gorgeous!
Response: I'm very glad you like it. I used one of my favorite die cuts.
Shuttlebug rated for USATC: MAY Monthly ATC Swap on May 30, 2020
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Comment: What a cool idea - I love the little mermaid! Thank you for the extras, too!
Response: I'm so glad you like it!
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Comment: love the cards i think i like the crab the best but they are both great thankyou
Response: I'm very glad you like the ATCs. Yep, I liked the crab a lot too! Thanks for the rating.
chimerix rated for Woodland Series #3 - RABBIT ATC on Apr 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovey ATC. I really like how you chose to make it. And thank you for the extra ATC doll you drew to craft with. Aloha
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the rating. I have drawn lots of those little paper dolls and enjoy using them on cards and ATCs.
AmookIslandCreations rated for ZMACS: Haiku Zine on Apr 10, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful note, zine and extra pretty paper! Hope you are staying safe and healthy. I hope the mail continues as well, though our main airlines have shut down operations to one flight a day and no travel in or out of the villages. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank, Sherry. I am glad you enjoyed the swap! And thank you for the good wishes. Hope all is well with you.
dvmac rated for ZMACS: Haiku Zine on Apr 6, 2020
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Comment: Hi Pat. Thanks for the zine. I have a sister and daughter who are both nurses, so we pray for them (and your family, too) every day. I do believe it is bringing out the best n people. Stay well!
Response: Thanks for the rating, David. Yes, we appreciate all the people doing the best they can right now. Hopefully we will all have learned something positive during this time.
MamaMangrove rated for ZMACS: Haiku Zine on Mar 30, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the timely zine, Pat. I started to do a corona-virus themed zine myself, but after writing the 1st couple of haiku I decided, nah, I want to think about something else for a change! Your sunny cover & flowing blue waves are a nice counterbalance to such a scary topic. Thanks too for the extra tissue papers. I'll put 'em to good use!
Response: I know what you mean. It seems to be all we think about lately. I am trying to do some positive stuff every day to balance things out. Thanks for the rating. Hope all is well with you.
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Comment: Thank you. These are both great!
Response: Very glad you like them.
orneryswife rated for EASU: Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Beautiful ATC and card!
Response: Glad you liked both of them. Enjoyable to make!
DreZee rated for Cat ATC (H/D, H/P) on Jan 25, 2020
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Comment: Your ATC was so cute and creative! Thank you and thanks for the postcard!
Response: I'm very glad you liked it!
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Comment: Love the ATC, and thank you for the detailed instructions, and the extra background. What a cool technique.
Response: Yep, I enjoy trying something new every so often...Glad you liked it!
hibiscus rated for 2:2 Artistic Drawing ATCs for You on Nov 29, 2019
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Comment: Love the “kiss a frog!” And the dog in the window brought a big smile! Thank you for sharing your talent with me...those papers were the sort I love to use .. thank you for a wonderful swap!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the ATCs and the paper! I love drawing little pictures like that.
supersquirrel rated for ATC Fall trees and leaves on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: AMAZING piece of art. I don't know how you did it but it is as though I'm looking up through the branches - beautiful. I purchased a gelli plate a couple months back but have not opened it yet. I think I'm a bit intimidated by it. Thank you for all the thoughtful goodies too. That bark is crazy cool :)
Response: Thanks! I love the gelli plate for backgrounds. I took a class at one of our local craft/stamping stores. It's really easy and stamping backgrounds on it or stenciling it looks neat.
orneryswife rated for P&A: Fall themed Card and Poem on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Great poem, lovely card. Thank you!
Response: Thanks! I'm very glad you liked it.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Haiku Zine on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for this "Love"ly Zine! It was fun to read all of your writings. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. I'm glad you enjoyed the zine!
Gwillisinc rated for EASU: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sparkling spiders,
Response: You are welcome. We have quite a few spiders with webs in our flowers right now. A bit creepy, but interesting too.

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Comments

CurlyTea on May 23, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on May 23, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

TereDiane1954 on May 13, 2017:

Hello, my friend! You popped into my mind today, and I wondered how you are doing. Is it summer there yet? (sigh) not here either. . . .

hibiscus on Oct 21, 2014:

I just had to tell you how talented I think you are...loved the Halloween art doll...and that really nice card...so lucky to have you as a swap partner!

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