I'm Stephanie/Steph. Late 30s. Married. Mother to one. Introvert. Shy. Social misfit. Anxiety warden. Reformed class clown. 51% Darth Vader; 49% SpongeBob SquarePants. Nerd. Dork. Homebody. Humanist. Color lover. Paper connoisseur. Excellent cook. Less excellent housekeeper. Horrible gardener (sorry, plants!). ISTJ, Scorpio & Earth Goat...for whatever that's worth. Native Floridian. Tallahassee resident for the last 10 years.
Making things is my outlet, my therapy, my connection. I try and create something everyday. Sometimes it's just an ATC; sometimes it's a whole book or a tacky wall ornament. Mostly I like to create in a pop art, modern style, but I can do the pretty, vintage style, too. Mixing it up keeps things interesting.
My favorite medium is collage. I'm a big fan of multi-layered creative collage, full of depth and details, but I also like simple, well done paper arrangements, color studies, abstracts, visual poetry and things more on the graphic design side. I prefer using mostly upcycled, reclaimed & second-hand materials (books, magazines, office & school supplies---though I do have an acute weakness for patterned scrapbook papers). I have a dedicated craft room (the "craft cave") filled with enough supplies to last me a good 10 years, at least. I enjoy making ATCs, postcards, glue books, little arty books, zines, assemblages, shadowboxes, wall art and repainted figurines.
I'm cutting way back on my activity here (it's bringing more stress than happiness these days) and am limiting my involvement to my tagging group. If you'd like to keep in touch, that would be great. I'm still happily exchanging lots of mail art with my mail pals and with new connections elsewhere. If you're on IUOMA, you can look me up there, too. ♥
I am downsizing my substantial ATC collection to just my absolute favorites. I have 50+ perfectly good ATCs to pass along - mostly collage/mixed media. If you'd like some, PM me. Nothing is needed in return.
nature • science • history • colors • textures • animals • Florida • emojis • pop culture • graphic design • geometric patterns • 60s-70s-80s • flowers • astronomy • occult • anthropomorphism • fantasy • world cultures • travel • curiosities • oddities • kitsch • whimsy • anime • symbology • modern art • boho • snark • memes • sci-fi • Spring • Summer • beach life • city life • cosmic • tattoo flash • illustration • Halloween
I like a lot of things and have magpie tendencies which leads me to collect a lot of things. Nowadays I do my best (with the help of family) to mostly focus on only collecting:
★ classic Star Wars stuff; especially Darth Vader
★ clowns (yep, I'm one of those weirdos)
★ Buddha (original); Budai (the fat one)
★ Maneki Neko (lucky cats)
★ skulls, calaveras, Grim Reapers
Images, postcards or any other items featuring SHARKS. I have a phobia (seriously).
Religious materials, scriptures, angels, Christian iconography, etc. I'm atheist and have no interest in these things - even ironically. TBH I don't have a lot of interest in atheist things either. 🤷 Believe what you wanna believe and move on with your life.
Edibles, scented things, tea bags, drink mixes, makeup, face masks, etc. I'm a life-long allergy sufferer and have uber sensitive skin. I don't randomly try new things unless I want to break out in hives and/or die. 🙄