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mdrogge

mdrogge
Date Joined: June 1, 2013
Last Online: November 29, 2021
Birthday: October 29, 1991
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Michelle. I am 28 years old, and live in Des Moines, WA with my husband and two cats.

I am an architect at a building remediation and architecture firm. I studied architecture and environmental studies in college, and I am really interested in the structures around us, both man-made and natural.

In my free time, I enjoy creating things in many different medias: drawing, painting, collaging, knitting, sewing, jewelry design, digital design, cooking and baking. I am an artist at heart, but definitely need some development.

I also like spending time in nature. On weekends, we go for hikes in different parks, to see all wonderful things that Washington State has to offer. I also have adopted 30+ houseplants that keeps the outdoors around me in my home at all times.

I never intend on flaking, so if something does not arrive, please let me know before rating me poorly! I am more than willing to resend if necessary!

Don't be a stranger :)

Things I Like

  • Cats
  • Architecture
  • Photography
  • Exercise and Yoga
  • Long Walks
  • Elephants
  • Flowers
  • Warm Colors
  • Sweet Things
  • Sunsets
  • Narwhals
  • Salvador Dali
  • Willow Trees
  • Early Mornings
  • Green Tea
  • Bananas
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Lilac Bushes
  • Loud Music
  • Baby Animals
  • Autumn
  • Overgrown Gardens
  • Graffiti Art
  • Thunderstorms
  • Horror Films
  • Traveling
  • Abandoned Buildings
  • Urban Exploration

Favorite Crafts

I've been really into ATCs lately. I love restricting yourself to such a small canvas to make a work of art, and I love looking back on ATCs that I've received and the different techniques used.

I gravitate towards mixed media art and collaging. I also enjoy drawing, mostly with ink and marker, and painting.

I used to be big on knitting and jewelry design, but haven't had the time to pick that up.

I want to start doing rock painting. I've seen photos of people's inspirational rock gardens, with quotes for people to take, and it seems like such a wonderful and positive idea. I want to create a bunch and make my own inspiration rock garden in my neighborhood.

Favorite Books

I have recently started reading a lot more than I used to. There are a lot of books on my "To Read" list that I have not gotten around to reading. I really enjoy futuristic books, especially those depicting dystopian futures. I also enjoy self-improvement books, classic works and poetry.

Favorite Television

I don't watch a lot of television. But I tend to migrate towards comedy and dramas. My favorite show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer (on my 4th time watching the series now). Coming in a close second is "Tim and Eric Awesome Show," mostly because the offbeat humor makes it so great.

Some other shows I love:

  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show
  • Portlandia
  • Survivor
  • The Office
  • Arrested Development
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Tom Goes to the Mayor
  • Breaking Bad
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Futurama
  • King of the Hill
  • Friends

Favorite Movies

I like a little bit of every genre of music. I grew up listening to 60's and 70's oldies, country and classic rock. In addition to that, I frequently listen to modern rock, postmodern hardcore, metal, hip hop and rap, acoustic, folk, pop and instrumental. I am always broadening my horizons in music that I listen to.

Some favorites:

  • Silverstein
  • Say Anything
  • Janis Joplin
  • Hotel Books
  • Being as an Ocean
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Paramore
  • Poppy
  • The Killers
  • Matchbook Romance
  • Eminem
  • Aesop Rock
  • Metallica
  • Rise Against
  • Foo Fighters
  • Bayside
  • Muse
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Mika
  • Sigur Ros
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Iron and Wine

Favorite Music

I like a little bit of every genre of music. I grew up listening to 60's and 70's oldies, country and classic rock. In addition to that, I frequently listen to modern rock, postmodern hardcore, metal, hip hop and rap, acoustic, folk, pop and instrumental. I am always broadening my horizons in music that I listen to.

Some favorites:

  • Silverstein
  • Say Anything
  • Janis Joplin
  • Hotel Books
  • Being as an Ocean
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Paramore
  • Poppy
  • The Killers
  • Matchbook Romance
  • Eminem
  • Aesop Rock
  • Metallica
  • Rise Against
  • Foo Fighters
  • Bayside
  • Muse
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Mika
  • Sigur Ros
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Iron and Wine

Collections

I collect the following things:

  • Elephant figures
  • Ugly cat figures
  • Foreign Money and specialty coins
  • Sheila's Houses

Things I'd Enjoy Receiving

  • Miscellaneous papers (textured, printed, colored, plain, for drawing or collaging)
  • Maps
  • Ribbons & Fabric Scraps
  • Miscellaneous playing cards
  • Board game pieces
  • Old calendars
  • Anything vintage
  • Cute notecards
  • Ephemera
  • Embellishments
  • Buttons
  • Book pages
  • Stamps (used and new)
  • Photographs and Polaroids
  • Vintage Photographs
  • Foreign currency
  • Stickers
  • ATC Supplies
  • Anything Horror
  • Toys for my cats

Please Don't Send

Rewards stickers, kids items (no kids in my house), food, scented items, beauty products, religious items, political items, disney

Ratings

Meliknives rated for CPG HandDrawn ATC - Global on Sep 30, 2021
5
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Comment: So cute :)
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Comment: I absolutely adore my ATC. You did a great job creating something based on my profile. Thank you!
theprairiemailbox rated for Mixed Media ATC No.6: Lace on Sep 16, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC!
Conni59 rated for Map ATC on Sep 16, 2021
5
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Comment: I love everything about this ATC. Thank you so much!
5
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Comment: Hi Michelle, you found a great use for the goldfish paper. The atc is so nice, and all of the colors go well together. I also love the professional back side of your atc where you filled in the name of the swap and the date.
user3370 rated for USATC: Mixed Media ATC on Sep 13, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cool and unusual ATC! I love it!
middleearthtraveller rated for USATC: Inside a Jar ATC on Sep 11, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC ; love the various elements! -k
sillysusie rated for USATC: Aug. Free Theme ATC on Sep 5, 2021
5
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Comment: I love the card. The little boy is charming. Thank you so much
5
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Comment: Your cards are so feminine and beautiful! Thank you!
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Comment: 2 really nice ATCs. The sweet 'Smiles' ATC made by Lihi, and your very cool 'Special Delivery' ATC.I especially love the decoupaged background, it goes well with the vintage look. Thanks MM!
blazespirit rated for Make a found image your own on Aug 29, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC, I LOVE the view in the background!
9O96O rated for CPG Cityscape ATC - Global on Aug 29, 2021
5
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Comment: I love your cityscape. And the Tim Holtz paper doll adds an element of surprise. Great title, 'Little City'. Thank you so much for making it for me MM!..... P.S. I also really like the eyeglasses notecard.
DollyDotBoo rated for AO: August Theme Swap - Flowers on Aug 26, 2021
5
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Comment: I ❤ LOVE ❤ the ATC you sent me. I love the basket work you did for the background. I've been experimenting with making plaid patterns with washi tape. Now you've given me some new ideas
5
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Comment: Oooh! Love the cards and I can't wait to work on them. I already have ideas! Thank you for signing up for my swap. :)
RealRhinoMan rated for Mixed Media ATC #2: Crown on Aug 24, 2021
5
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Comment: What a wonderfully unique card, thank you so much I love it.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pair of ATCs!
arimails rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #1-US on Aug 15, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the adorable items!
circularlogic rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #1-US on Aug 9, 2021
5
rating
 
grannysimpson rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #1-US on Aug 9, 2021
5
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paperlover rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #1-US on Aug 8, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the fabulous stuff! I can't wait to use it.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 169 0 0
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Comments

CurlyTea on Oct 29, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

jacianne on Apr 14, 2018:

Hello my dear, I am sooo sorry for not leaving your comment...this was an absolute slip on my part as i am the host...you are an angel for letting me know my error! I did indeed read through your profile and i found that we have a few things in common and now i read it again and i feel like we would have been great buddies if we ever met! i am a lover of nature as well and i wish i could hike more. i just do not have the opportunity right now with my three little ones! i thank you for your kindness and i wish you an amazing night!

Kgoeldner92 on Apr 12, 2018:

Hello, I read that you love buddy, I am coincidentally watching it for the 3rd time as well haha, currently on season 6. Looking forward to getting to know you :)

thebragal on Apr 10, 2018:

Hi

Great to ready your profile! I love cats too. I have a big old tabby cat named Jesse. He’s my snuggle bunny. I love seeing beautiful old architecture so I can appreciate your desire to be an architect. Shame it takes so long. I also love the Princess Bride but I haven’t seen it in a while.

Rebecca Getting to know you

Jeanb217 on Apr 2, 2018:

Hi, I enjoyed reading your profile. My uncle used to live in Kent, so I sort of know your area. Wonderful place. Your hiking must take you to lovely spots up there. I live in Colorado, so I've hiked a lot. Take care and happy crafting. Jean Blender [email protected]

DRMOM on Apr 1, 2018:

Hello!

I enjoyed reading your profile, blog, and Instagram page. The photos are beautiful. Your blog is very cool. You seem to be an accomplished photographer. Looking forward to seeing you in swaps.

Swap: Getting to know you DRMOM

CurlyTea on Oct 30, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 7, 2016:

CONGRATS on being the 700th member of Inspiration Station! Post cards coming!

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RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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