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 think my time here is winding to a close...once and for all. If you want to keep in touch, you know where to find me. ♥
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
I like a lot of things and have magpie tendencies which leads me to collect a lot of things. Nowadays I do my best to mostly focus on 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. TBH I don't have a lot of interest in atheist things either. 🤷
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. 🙄