Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2021 2:20 pm


Date Joined: May 3, 2018
Last Online: July 23, 2021
Birthday: August 30
Country: United States

about me

i am a retired graphic illustrator and painter - i was introduced to atc's in the 1990's, but waited until 2017 to join the fun!

at once smitten, i am hooked now. i have always loved to try new mediums, but on a large scale it has always been difficult: before the internet, there was not enough help out there. hello youtube! i absolutely adore finding some new medium, and getting all the help you need on youtube... what a life-saver. i was an art student in the 80s and 90s, and have a pretty broad knowledge of the "classical" arts. the new methods, paints, and all are very exciting to try on a smaller scale!

i have a fair amount of time to devote to these fun projects, and i consider myself to be very conscientious when it comes to being counted on.

favorite books

i have always been a lover of art history books that feature my favorite artists from the renaissance period to the present.

vintage and antique children's illustrated books - 1930's, 40's, 50's, and i adore illustrations from the 1890's.

fiction that takes me to faraway places/ nonfiction that teaches me new techniques in art/ poetry from any time period/ english romantic novels/ a good mystery/

i am a lover of fine magazines on art and crafts

favorite crafts

i have painted in watercolor and acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, and am trying gouache for the first time.

i love to make and collect collage and mixed media and have kept a few journals over the years which have helped keep me going.

i keep drawing and/or painting in my journal, as often as i can.

i love all sorts of paper .. hand painted backgrounds are especially appreciated.

i collect assemblage jewelry, and love the combination of antique papers, and paints.

wish list

vintage or antique ephemera/ marbled paper/gelli prints/ french/paris vintage paper anything advertising from magazines or mail from other countries/ vintage illustrations/ vintage/antique architectural elements: doors, windows, corbels

happy to receive

handmade art

i prefer vertical artwork - any size

FAVORITE COLORS: burnt orange - ochre - gray
turquoise - lime green
dirty pink - fuschia - ltgreen . robin's egg blue


little girls




birds / birds' nests

bees / beehives



sea creatures


ZeTti style

vintage illustrations

b/w photos

seashore seaside

nick bantock style

vintage french/paris



postage stamp people


alice in wonderland

frida kahlo

vintage HALLOWEEN - love the colors, designs,
and the creative side of all things halloween

vintage christmas

favorite artists

henri matisse
van gogh
raoul dufy
kay nielsen
georgia o'keefe
frida kahlo
diego rivera
lisbeth zwerger

marc chagall
andy warhol
jean-michel basquait
peter max
wayne thiebaud
helen frankenthaler

one last thing:

please let me know if you haven't received my swap.


bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse ATC 2 on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Many thanks for the body ATC Marlies! I haven't put it with the head ATC yet, but they will be living together... I love what you've done, especially the nice icecream! Happy Summer to you as well!
Response: thank you too, carroll! i wanted to remember summer of 2021 with this hang-up!!
stephiedee rated for FJPP: Collab Art Book 01 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this great start to our collab art book project, Marlies! Love all the layers and mixture of ephemera. I ordered some colorful book rings to bind this so I can't wait for more pages.
Response: thank you, steph! your fun swaps are keeping me sane!!
Comment: Thank you for sending the journal. The envelope is so nice for swaps like this too - very protective! :)
SatisHuman rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ 6/21~ USA on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Epic swap! I'm so impressed with your creativity. And of course, with your amazing name!
sweetgypsy rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse ATC 1 on Jun 17, 2021
Comment: Marlies! Thank you so much.. not only for your beautiful ATC but also all the stencils! You really spoiled me with this swap. It was such a wonderful surprise. Love it all. Thank you :)
Response: you are welcome - i took a chance with the stencils .. i love to read profiles!! thank you too, tanya!
kiddomerriweather rated for OMAE: Funky Shack (USA) on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Alice house! I love the colors you used as well as the dimensional elements you added. Thanks for a wonderful swap.
Response: i love making houses! this one was especially fun to make! thanks to your profile.
Comment: Hello! Great swap, I love the collage house you made. I really do love seeing the different art & themes other swappers use. Thank you for the beautiful collage and the art calendar pages - they are a perfect size! The flower paper from your note is super cool too! Take care. ♥️
Response: thank you too!! i do love making these smaller houses!
Aeon rated for OMAE: watercolor + doodles BIRD swap on May 17, 2021
Comment: Thanks for hosting a fun swap and sending me these fun birdies!
Response: thank you for joining my swap! i hope to do another, more complicated one, next time..
Comment: Journal arrived safe & sound! That's a NICE envelope for sending a journal, too! Sometimes I worry that the journal will arrive bent. :( Thank you for the playing cards as well. :)
ChrisAnne rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ 5/21~ USA on May 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you again for keeping me in the loop on what went on for you. Happy swapping!
Response: thank you so much for everything!
Comment: Got it! And thanks for the yummy extras. Take care.
Response: looking forward to the next swap - thank you too!
Comment: So many beautiful goodies! I like them all. And I know know just where to use the piece of fabric! Thank you.
Response: you are welcome! the fabric is hand dyed and from france. thank you for the heart!
beachchicken rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ USA 4/2021 on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard and extra goodies! I will get to work on this and send it out on the next round. Happy Day!
Response: these are so much fun! thank you for the wishes and the heart!
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Mini Glue Book (USA) on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the sweet little glue book, Marlies, I love the colors and themes! I had so much fun doing mine that I've started several more to play in! Spring is slowly bringing us green and flowers, forsythias are blooming here now!
Response: i dig into my purple stash when i send art your way! so glad you like this ...
ChinaCat rated for Halfway to Halloween Boo Box! on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: I had a great time opening each of the beautifully wrapped items in my box. The painted broach - love it! It will look perfect pinned on a witch hat. All the vintagey paper goods are wonderful I put the Wicked Witch of the West in my living room curio cabinet where she will stay. Hey, I love Halloween! I have a ouija board hanging in my dining room. =) Thank you so much for all the beautiful goodies!!! A very special box too.
Response: this was so much fun to put together for you! thank you for your wonderful comments and heart!
BelfryBat rated for OMAE: Sender's Choice ATC - MARCH on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful owl ATC - is the owl a stamp (I love it!)? I also like how you used the tea bag. And thank you so much for the bat goodies - they will definitely go in my collection. (Hubby keeps asking when the collection stops, but let’s be real - never!)
Response: so glad you liked this! the owl is a rubber stamp ... they work great on tea bags. thank you for the heart!
lylanni rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page: Green! on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful glue book page and the extras!
Response: so glad you liked this! thank you for the heart!
teejlc rated for Artistic Decos - 3/2021 on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful deco! I can’t wait to add to it!
Response: thank you, too, for the heart!
Comment: Received and will be sending home to OG. Spring is in the air!
Christopherpines rated for ATC Ephemera Destash on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for a fun selection! I love destash swaps...makes my collection so varied!
Response: thank you, too, for the heart!

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goosey on Jul 11, 2021:

stephiedee on Jun 4, 2021:

Thank you for working in my Mona Lisa a&p, Marlies! Love the little cockatoo.

orneryswife on May 10, 2021:

Thank you for all the cool stuff in the paper bomb! I will have fun with it! OMAE

LahDeeDah on May 8, 2021:

Oh my gosh! How did that get to you so fast?!? I'm very happy the bomb contained some things you like! I think my SIL found the rabbit in her mother's collection of ancient things. The postage cancellations were from my BFF's stash. Her mom had been saving postage since the 1930s. I had fun rifling through my supplies looking for things you might be able to use. Thanks for letting me know it arrived. :-) Have fun and happy swapping!

bigmamabird on Apr 27, 2021:

Love your romantic/classical take on the Manly Mahup Zine... plus, a sun face always wins in my book! Thanks, Marlies!

ChrisAnne on Apr 26, 2021:

I got the hmpcs. I would agree with your assessment. Hope you enjoy the ones I sent your way.

Hell0Z0mbie on Apr 2, 2021:

Thank you so much for the awesome collage card... I love it! All my favorite themes! Thanks so much. :)

stephiedee on Apr 2, 2021:

Thank you for working on my Animal Heads deco sheet, Marlies! That owl head fit in perfectly...I'd take an Owl Nite tour. :D

bigmamabird on Mar 12, 2021:

Thanks for the cool old photos and the petty paper you sent me along with the OMAE deco! we had two warmer days today, wht a wonderful thing... tonight it's snowing again.

Poftoffel on Mar 8, 2021:

I mailed out the OMAE HD/HP art tag today but in a plain envelope.. I’m so sorry :-( if you would like a resend or something to make up for it please let me know! I won’t do it again!

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