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4/11/13 9:32 A

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hi,
my name is lori. i live in Massachusetts. i love art, but am just learning how to do it, and be confident about it. i used to often see something that looked like fun, buy all the stuff, and then be too intimidated to continue. i have tons of supplies of all sorts. scrapbooking stuff, jewelry making stuff, photography stuff, painting supplies (acrylic, watercolor, oil) etc. i hardly ever use any of it.
i have been taking photos daily since mid october, and publish them in an album on Facebook called The Daily Shot. i decided to try it and see what came about. mostly it's been fun, but sometimes stressful, as it might be midnight and i havent taken a photo yet... but, overall it's been an interesting experience.
recently i started taking an art class. it's been a pleasant surprise that i actually like some of the things i have done.

i'd like to do more art! hopefully i can figure out how to navigate this site and be a contributing member of the group!



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1/25/13 8:26 P

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Hi my name is Chrys and I was thrilled when I found this site and checked out some of the messages. I hope to be an active member here.
I am 63, I live in Wyoming and my daughter lives in SoCal and has a 1-month old little girl.
I work in collage and do ATC & Art Journaling. Have been doing art as long as I can remember.
I have trouble walking these days even tho I only weigh 217, so I also belong to a chair exercise team. Hoping to relieve some of the pain by being thinner :o)

Chrys
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An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. Edwin Land

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. Charles Mingus


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1/25/13 7:13 P

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Hi...my name is Marti...i am an artist and look forward to being a part of this team...

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1/25/13 6:22 P

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Hello! Folks call me T. I'm an avid letter-writer and recently started trying my hand at mail art. I joined SparkPeople to help me lose a bunch of weight. I was happy to see this type of group here.

I'm a California girl (Southern, to be more precise) who enjoys being barefoot, studying Buddhism, writing letters (and receiving them!), cooking, photography, blogging and generally fooling around on social media. I'm a homebody by nature and my favourite place to be is at home.

It's nice to meet all of you.

t

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1/11/13 1:32 A

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Hey y'all,

I am a 53 yr old grandmother of 3 in Western NC. Pops and I have been together 23 yr or so. We are raising our oldest Grandson. He is 11,we have had him since he was 14 mos. old.

I recently had heart surgery. I have a lot of life style and diet habits to change. I need to reduce stress.
I love to craft and sew. I have never tried this before,it looks like something I could find enjoyable and calming.

It may take me a bit to join in,I will probably just hang around a bit at first,watch and soak in everything I can. Lol.

My mind is open,please fill it with inspiration. Lol.



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12/7/12 1:13 A

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emoticon Tathy! We are glad you joined us. :)

Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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12/5/12 10:21 P

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Hello Tathy emoticon

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12/5/12 1:37 P

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Hi , every one... My name is Tathy

I starting a journey , I want to find myself ,find my courage , find the person , I know I am and I was meant to be , I want to walk everyday free of pain and shame and I want to feel good without this extra skin , this folds of skin that sweat like crazy , I want to smile more and set small goals and reach them , it is time to stop been afraid of falling about my weight , I know I can do it and I know I will do it by next year I will be a smaller version of me today .


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11/16/12 2:00 P

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Thank you!

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11/16/12 12:19 A

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11/15/12 11:33 A

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Hi, this team is just what I've been looking for. I make cards and ATC's; since I've moved I no longer have a group to swap with as the in person/mailing group contains my ex.

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10/2/12 12:37 A

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Hi Heather/Lou! I love the name Lou--that was my mom's nickname. :)

Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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9/26/12 6:32 P

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Hi Heather - Welcome to the team.
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Hi! I'm Heather or Lou (whichever! My middle name is Louise).

I do cards, scrapbooks, beading, quilling, etc. I'm a secretary by trade, a sister/aunt/all around pitch hitter by night. I'm also mommy to two female feline fur babies. I saw the team link on Donna's page although I think I also saw it before on Becca's.

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9/26/12 12:39 A

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Thanks Becca - Thanks for the tips and instructions. The links on the team page are great. I do scrapbooking and card making, so I have lots of things to experiment with. I am really looking forward to this. I did look up on You Tube to see what info was there and that was helpful. I like the idea of sharing our creations under the photos section of the team.
This is going to be fun!
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9/26/12 12:20 A

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Also, if you don't have heavy cardstock, you can use on old playing card or cut out the dimensions from an old cereal box. Then you can paste the background paper on top of that.

The fun part is it doesn't have to cost a lot of money to do it!

Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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Hi Jin! An Artist Trading Card is heavy card stock measuring about 2.5 x 3.5 inches. You can basically do whatever type of art you like. I started out with collages, as I love doing them, and this month, I tried my hand at rubber stamping, with a little background color, and an embellishment or a little "bling." I make jewelry, too, so it is easy for me to find a flat bead, or a finding of sorts to glue on the card.

This month the theme is Autumn, so you can do an ATC with whatever Autumn means to you. Crisp fresh apples? Halloween? Walks among fall trees?

There are some links on the right side of the page regarding ATCs and art media.

Here is another link I found that gave me good ideas, and basically tells you how to do an ATC:

www.wikihow.com/Make-Artist-Trading-
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Anyway, there will be a thread at the end of the month where you sign in to say you've done your ATC. One of the leaders will coordinate the drawing to see who mails their original ATC to whom. I always keep a copy of my work to keep track of what I've done before mailing the ATC.

Also, you sign the back of the ATC, and put info on it: 1. the title you gave your ATC, 2. the group (Spark Mail Art), 3. the month & year the ATC was done, 4. the theme (Autumn theme), and 5. your name &/or spark people screen name. You then sign your art on the back to show it is an original.

I thought it would be nice also to upload our ATCs to the Spark Mail Art team under photos, or on our Spark pages. It is not a requirement to do that, but it would be fun to see all the different types of ATCs.

Let me know if you have any questions! I am so glad you are here. :)

Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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9/25/12 11:21 P

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Hi - My name is Jineane and I found this team through a spark friend (Becca). I am not sure exactly what ATC are or how this works, but I do love being creative and getting in touch with my inner child. Being creative is therapeutic and healing.

Jineane

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9/20/12 10:12 P

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That is really sweet, Lisa! That is so great that he is into doing the ATCs, too.

You spread the spark!

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Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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9/20/12 9:04 P

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Hello my name is Lisa. I like doing various crafts although been a while since I have really sat down to do much of any, other then coloring in books that is. I used to like to do woodburning, counted cross-stitch, dreamcatchers, some beaded jewelry. Thanks to Becca for sending me an invite to join this team. I told my son (he is 13) about ATC's tonight as he was wondering why I was cutting up the piece of paperboard and I told him about them from what I had seen on this group and some sites online that I had seen some, even showed him some online. Well next thing I know he is asking if he can try to make one, well I think he is a bit hooked now as he has already made me three of them tonight, I had to tell him to stop for tonight cause I didn't want him to use up all the paperboard that I had cut up earlier as that was all I had. I told my son that the first one I attempt to make will be for him. He also thinks it is cool that I already have a notebook with the card sleeves in it and the first 3 in there are ones that he made me tonight. He is my little artist, he wants to do a couple of things when he gets older, he wants to write and illustrate his own books and create computer games, so yeah he has a bit of an artist in him, which I encourage. He never liked coloring books, he always liked freehand drawing better, but does both now.

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9/20/12 5:52 P

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Thanks Becca you are the best!


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein

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There is no such thing as untalented!

I used to draw but haven't done so in ages, so I do collages for now. You can do whatever you like. Just enjoy your creativity!

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If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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emoticon Hi all my name is Elvira and I live in Texas. I am creative that I love to write and sing. As far as art I like to be creative....ok I am just winging it. I always admired my friends that are artistic. So I want to give it a try. Wish me luck. I apologize ahead of time if I really am untalented.


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. -Jim Ryan

In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself. -Anonymous

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4/21/12 9:12 A

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A warm welcome to Becca and Donna emoticon I hope you have fun and look forward to seeing your artwork emoticon

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Hi, my name is Becca from California. It has been a while since I've done art or been creative, and I am looking forward to accessing that part of myself again!

I guess I have been creative as I enjoy making and designing jewelry. I just haven't done any drawing or painting in a long time.

I found out about this team through Paula, and I am glad to be here!

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Hi..I'm Donna from Saskatchewan, Canada..I live on a cattle ranch with my cowboy hubby. We have 3 grown children and 2 granddaughters.

I love crafts of all types and am a jack of all crafts..can't think of many I haven't tried. Lately my hobby has just been collecting supplies so I'm hoping this will be the inspiration I need to get back to crafting...best to start small :)

Looking forward to getting to know you all and make some beautiful stuff emoticon

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4/14/12 8:37 A

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Oh boy Mail Art brilliant I love making ATC's we could even make bookmarks I have loads of ideas that would be great to swap.

I have made ATC's before along with bookmarks and recipe cards.

Count me in this is a great idea I live in the UK so it will take a little to get someething from me but if we are making one card to swap it will not be costly emoticon

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3/10/12 2:51 P

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Thanks for joining Pearl-Lady. If you love drawing / painting and enjoy working on a small scale I´m really sure you´ll enjoy making ATCs. emoticon

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3/10/12 2:25 P

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Hi there I was born in the UK, spent 29 years in South Africa where I met and married my husband of 37years, we have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.We have now relocated back to the UK.
Love all things creative, last thing I did was a short course on stained glass, have in the past done pottery, sugarcraft, painting, sewing...will give anything a go just love to go into a world of my own!

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Hi, my name´s Leigh. South African born, I'm now happily nurturing my creative spirit and love of colour on the Costa Brava, Catalonia (Spain)

Edited by: INFINITELEIGH at: 3/10/2012 (14:52)
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