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Last Online: October 25, 2016

Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 10/26/2016

I'm taking a break from swapping due to some health issues. Hope to be back sooner than later. Do not invite me to groups or swaps

I'm a collage artist using vintage images to tell silly stories, examples are at my Etsy shop. I'm also involved with mail art and run crafts workshops for the elderly and disabled (https://www.gofundme.com/centralfallscrafts). Though it may seem like I have a lot on my plate (and maybe a lot of swaps lol), I'm very organized and I prepare swaps within a day or two after i sign up unless it's a profile based swap.

What I'm really interested in these days: collage art, music, British drama, sherlock, mail art, modern art, ideas, organized chaos, history, social psych, vintage style work

What I don't like: nasty people, porn, foul language, prejudice, narrow minds, inspirational sayings (including scripure, sorry), cutesy stuff

DEFINITE NO NO's: tea bags, coffee, food of any kind, cosmetics, scented items, jewelry (I'm allergic to a number of things--better not to take chances; I once had to throw a whole package away because the odor from a peppermint scrub product was so powerful it permeated EVERYTHING).

Favorite colors: blues, purples, reds, pinks (deep tones, not fond of pastel)

Not so much: black, dingy colors (hard to describe, I'm sorry)

Owned by cats, blue stater, quirky, geeky, and just plain weird

Though I can't have a garden where I live, I love flowers. My favorites are many and include azaleas, white and pink roses, tea roses, carnations, bleeding hearts, tulips, white lilac, violets, and the list goes on.


Some preferences: If sending me postcards in a postcard swap, please send me viewcards or art cards. Or handmade cards that are ART.

Very important: because of allergies I have, please DO NOT SEND the following items in surprise/mystery/item swaps: jewelry (yes, you can be allergic to materials used in making jewelry), FOOD, cosmetics, and any and all scented items (perfume, candles, bath stuff, potpourri, etc).

Dislikes in surprise/mystery/item swaps: child-oriented stuff, household items of any kind, and religious items (my religion is best kept to myself and I don't need to be converted to anything), clothing of any kind

Things I'd love to get in item swaps: Interesting ethnic music (storebought or burned CD), art supplies (markers, funky interesting papers, fibers, buttons, unusual beads, origami papers, handmade paper, ephemera from where you live, vintage papers, maps, sheet music, ribbon and lace), stationery items (especially note cards and pens-especially pens with a company logo or name or pens with colored ink), baseball cards, & coloring pages

Favorite Music

jazz standards, 1920-1930s jazz, swing/big band, classic rock, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, depeche mode, david bowie, dead can dance, 70's, 80's music, classical. I really really really love Mozart's clarinet concerto, Tchaikovsky's 4th and 6th symphonies, and baroque classical. And I love disco

Favorite Movies

Don't do a lot of movies anymore but I watch a lot of documentaries and concerts via Amazon Prime. I am really interested in seeing "Dr. Strange" due out late this year. I watch most of my movies on Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and worship Gene Kelly. I finally watched "The Imitation Game" recently and was astounded to find that two Downton Abbey actors were in it, products of the great British repertory tradition.

Favorite Television

PBS, especially Sherlock, Antiques Roadshow, WGBH's Create channel, Science Channel, certain things on Travel or food network, and VH1 Classic. Sports, especially baseball and football. I'm excited that Shetland's latest season starts in April, even more excited that Inspector Lewis comes back in the summer (but bummed it's the final season), really wish that Moffatt and Gatiss would get their Sherlock act together to produce a 4th season sooner rather than later, and wish I could get into Game of Thrones

Favorite Crafts

collage/mixed media. You can see some of my style at my etsy store. I do mail art also.

I love vintage style work but I'm also into abstract expressionism. Fave artists--kandinsky, kollwitz, Matisse, Rothko, arbus, modersohn-becker, and mondrian


AshbyDanielle rated for QTA: ATC with a Postage Stamp on May 9, 2016
Comment: I really enjoyed your atc... and someone has seriously needs to tell me the secret to getting stamps off without the paper... THANKS YOU FOR THE USED STAMPS <3 I see these coming in handy ad being alot of fun
Response: I haven't tried to soak off the modern self adhesives. But if you have older stamps, say pre 1990, warm to hot water is fine. Separate those on white paper from manila or colored paper, and keep an eye on the ones on colored, watch for bleeding. You can swish them around. It's best to wait til they're off the paper but it's ok to carefully help them along. Try to get all the glue off the back or they'll stick to the blotter. I used either watercolor paper or paper towels and weighed them down with something heavy. Hope this helps and thx for the heart
blueackerson rated for May 7 QTA on May 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much
Fry rated for Speedy Found Image ATCs! #13 on Apr 27, 2016
Comment: I love these ATC! Thanks for the extras too! Thanks for joining and happy swapping!!
Response: Thanks fry
rjdolphin rated for ATCs with Color # 7 White on Apr 25, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the very cool ATC
Response: I'm really glad you like it and thanks for the heart
tristitia rated for QTA: Sender's Choice ATC on Apr 22, 2016
Comment: Love the dancing queen :)
Response: So glad you like it and thanks for the heart
KYCrafter rated for ATCs with Color # 6 Pink on Apr 19, 2016
Comment: I received your ATC today. It's gorgeous! I love the woven texture. And the handmade/imported paper is very cool! Thanks Lin Collette (rhodyart) for the extra little surprise you sent. How very thoughtful. This is only the 2nd swap I've received in swap-bot, and I never thought about something like this. I will have to start trying something similar.
Response: The woven texture is something I started trying out last year for another project that didn't go well. Recently I decided to try doing it on a smaller scale and it's easier. You really have to watch for evenness on the ends. I'm glad you liked it and the goodies and thanks for the heart
oetje72 rated for April Free Theme on Apr 19, 2016
Comment: Love the ATC. Thanx for the stamps.
Response: You're welcome! Thx for the heart
dogwood rated for Quick Fun Fact Postcard Swap on Apr 18, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and interesting fact :)
georgiafae rated for QTA: ATC Covered in Stamps on Apr 18, 2016
Comment: Great ATC-love the use of US and foreign stamps. Thanks also for the extra stamps-I do collect them and love them-good to get some foreign ones!
Response: Very glad that you liked the ATC and can use the stamps. I collected stamps for years - now don't have much time for it so I'm glad to pass them on to those who like them. Thanks also for the heart
boriquaz rated for ASA Free Theme Swap on Apr 15, 2016
Comment: Great ATC thanks so much. Happy spring!
Response: Glad you liked it and happy spring to you too
SamiE rated for ASA Free Theme Swap on Apr 15, 2016
Comment: Great ACT. Thanks so much and thanks for the many extras.
Response: you're welcome, and thanks for the heart!
LizFinn rated for ASA Free Theme Swap on Apr 14, 2016
Comment: Ty.
Response: Thx for the heart!
Response: Lol thx for the heart
goldfinchmeadowlark rated for Speedy SC PC #5 on Apr 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the great Pennsylvania map card! I, too, love maps and navigating :) I haven't officially started a state map collection, but I just might! Happy Tuesday!
Response: So glad I picked the right card. Thx for the heart
kpfree rated for Speedy SC PC #5 on Apr 11, 2016
Comment: Thanks Collette for the Virginia State postcard!
Pupkitmomof4 rated for Speedy Found Image ATCs! #12 on Apr 11, 2016
Comment: I love the images! And there were 3!!!!! I never thought about using an image from a notecard. Thank you so much for the ATCs that you sent.
Response: It finally hit me that notecard are images too, so i figure if it's a decent image why not send it? Thx for the nice rating
thequilterslink rated for Atypical Spring Color ATCs on Apr 11, 2016
Comment: thanks for the great ATC
Response: Glad you liked it and thanks for the heart
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Quick Fun Fact Postcard Swap on Apr 8, 2016
Comment: Wow ! Cool fun fact! That is ONE HUGE Meteorite!!! Thanks for the lovely post card of the masted ship ad Golden Light Penzance :) Have a lovely weekend!!
Response: I would hate to have been in the way when that thing fell down. Thx for the heart
MrsVonOtto rated for Speedy SC PC! #3 on Apr 8, 2016
wynterflower rated for Quick Fun Fact Postcard Swap on Apr 8, 2016
Comment: That's interesting! Cool postcard! Thanks!
Response: I'm surprised you got it so quickly. Thx for the heart

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raven on Feb 29, 2016:

doulakk on Jan 20, 2016:

Welcome to our group!
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user5311 on Feb 25, 2010:

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for angeling me on the Big Fat Stuffed Envelope Swap. It truly was a fat stuffed envelope stuffed with goodies. Definitely one of the best packages I've received.

wolfeagle on Feb 20, 2010:

Thank you so much for angeling an envelope in my Big Fat Stuffed Envelope Swap. Awesome does not even begin to describe your generosity.

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