Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2021 6:33 am


Date Joined: May 3, 2018
Last Online: October 27, 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 1800'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/
vintage b/w or sepia photo postcards/
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
handmade tags

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


little houses


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.


Comment: Thank you for the card and stickers. I will definitely have fun using them.
Comment: Thanks for the great stickers! =) Really loved the jack-o-lantern card, too. So cute. Thanks again, and happy Halloween!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Private: J and M on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh - after a month of this swap traveling all over the country, and hanging out in NJ waay too long, the USPS finally delivered and it was totally worth the wait! Thank you so much for a gorgeous junk journal - it is awesome and I can't wait to start working on it!
Response: joyce, this delivery to you was the best news .. i am tickled that you like it!!
Lisapotterylady rated for CH - Scrap Attack! #3 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: It's good to from you again. Thank you for sending another good swap envie! Fall is getting to be quite spectacular here now and am really enjoying it.
toni rated for CH - Scrap Attack! #3 on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: thank you for the great variety of paper scraps!
Lisapotterylady rated for Halloween JJ Goodies on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: These junk journal goodies are really fun ~ Thank you! We're having a wet fall but its a relief from the hot dry summer we had. The trees are getting to be very spectacular!
Comment: Thank you for the oh so cute card and the amazing extras! I love all the die it’s you sent! Everything is just fabulous! Thank you for your generosity! Hugs, Jill β™₯️
Response: yay! i just happened to get organized for a day or two, and had extras for you!! thank you too, jill, for the cheers and rating.
Comment: Thank you for the cute card.
Comment: Thank you very much, for the cute Halloween card with nice note and stickers. All enjoyed & loved! Oh yes, we are very much enjoying our Fall weather & how! Love it!
Comment: Nice to 'meet' you again in this swap :) Love your card, it looked handmade. :) Hope you have a fun Halloween. :)
Response: it's fun bumping into you, too! thank you for the halloween cheer!
Comment: Hello Marlies, today your swap arrived me and thank you soo very much for this wonderful notecard and the goodies! ^.^ The book sounds very interessting, too, and I will for sure put it on my "to read"-list. Have a great week, Maxi
Aew324 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #8 on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I love the "delicate" ballerina and fun extras. It is always so nice to receive such a thoughtful swap. Gee, I never thought about what Halloween night could be like in Las Vegas, oh my! Happy Fall, changing leaves or not!
aprilivy rated for HEUSA - Super Halloween Card Swap! on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much :) I love the card!
Comment: Love the kitty Halloween card, thank you so much!
Comment: I LOVED the Halloween card! So cute! Thank you also for the extra goodies! :)
Eulegirl rated for HEUSA - Super Halloween Card Swap! on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the witch card and the goodies!
Rabbitfreedom rated for HEUSA - Trick or Treat! on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and stickers!
Response: i couldn't resist the card!! thank you, joyce, for hosting such fun swaps!!
Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween card, broomstick recipe and napkin!πŸŽƒπŸ§‘πŸ‚
bethe rated for FJPP: Collab Art Book Page 3 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: I love your work and I just love looking at this. I appreciate the Halloween ephemera too. Thank you!
Response: i am so happy that you like this! i love looking at profiles, and trying to match your "likes" ... i really do love going abstract. thank you for the rating too!
tristitia rated for CH - Scrap Attack! #1 on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: I love it! So much fun to receive a pile of "scraps" and then challenge myself to make something from them - thank you, you provided some excellent inspiration!
Response: it is so much fun to send out small scraps .. bits and pieces that will work for you! thank you too!!

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kiddomerriweather on Oct 26, 2021:

I'm up for swapping with you any time. =D

OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 11, 2021:

Thanks so much for the Halloween rak! Such a cute altered witchy postcard and cool skull napkin! πŸ’œπŸŽƒ

kiddomerriweather on Oct 11, 2021:

Thank you for the OMAE RAK. I love the Alice altered PC you sent. It was so sweet of you to think of me. I hope we keep in touch through the mail. I'd love to keep exchanging decos. =D

joybells2426 on Oct 10, 2021:

Thank you so much for the spooky skeleton card! I love it! Such a fun surprise to get mail I was not expecting.

bigmamabird on Oct 9, 2021:

Hey Marlies! Many thanks for the fun Halloween postcard! A great way to mark the ending of OMAE.. I should send some RAKs as well...

Hell0Z0mbie on Oct 9, 2021:

Thanks so much for the altered PC RAK! Love it!!

Artstamper on Oct 9, 2021:

Thank you for the neat Halloween pc. I was in the mood for silly and fun. Thanks for thinking about me! Always good to.get an unexpected RAK.

Aeon on Oct 8, 2021:

Thank you for the fun Halloween OMAE RAK!

orneryswife on Aug 23, 2021:

My homes deco arrived home today, and it is so wonderful! Thank you for adding your art to it!

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