Date Joined: October 24, 2019
Last Online: August 2, 2021
Birthday: April 16, 1968
Country: United States
Hello! My name is Carmen but when I started "art-ing" the only user name I could get to go through here (along with several other sites!) is "Carly". Since I happen to like that name MUCH more than Carmen, I'm going with Carly. So there. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it, people. 😂
I got involved in art after spending my entire life telling everyone I wasn't artistic in the least. I found that with practice, I could do anything I wanted to do!
Except adopt my kids out. Apparently, there's no interest in the adoption of hormone infested teenagers. I even offered up a decent set of two teen boys with the option to purchase a young adult male who wouldn't leave my house. Not. One. Offer.
Anyway, back to art. Art is my passion and my release. I love trading with other artists and swap-bot has been a truly great experience for me, as well as my group-Vintage Imagery ATC's (aka VIA and we do SO much more than just ATC's!!)-we'd love to have you join!
I love horses! Carousel animals and, above all, THE CIRCUS! I'm also completely crazy about Asian items: ephemera, stamps, memorabilia...all are welcome. I adore Art Deco and Victorian themes as well. I love glamour! Sequins, glitter and sparkle!!
Not a fan of "cutsie" stamps or Kawaii. I know, I know...how can I NOT like those cute little things? All I know is that when I see tiny flakes of smiling kittens or or grinning cinnamon buns, I want to crush the life out of them.
I don't like ATC's that aren't on a really firm or hard backboard. I don't like things that are thrown together at the last minute. Believe me...it shows. I'd rather you let me know you'll be late and send me a quality piece...I'll still give you a top rating! I've been late before-it happens-but I let my partner know and gotten 5's with a heart...and have NO problem doing that with anyone else. Just communicate! :)
II love to make messes. I enjoy working on small things: Tags, ATC's, miniatures, etc. My craft room contains materials to stamp, make jewelry (and I'm talking about sterling silver wire and butane torches, my friend-makes the Marital Unit (aka the husband) REALLY nervous, at times) I love to make paper flowers and have every punch McGill has ever made. I can't say I'm proud of all the things my OCD has forced me to buy over the years, but I can at least say I TRY to make myself use it all. Even the butane torches. Except when I'm mad at the Marital Unit. That's best for everyone. 😂
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