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Allegrae

Allegrae
Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: June 25, 2022
Birthday: December 26
Country: United States

About Me

I've been making mixed-media ATCs for several years. They're a great creative outlet! I've recently started making postcards and am finding them quite addictive.

My hobbies are varied. I sew and knit. I collect buttons and have my late grandmother's original button jar and sewing baskets, which I treasure.

On weekends, my boyfriend and I sometimes go fishing, with hit-and-miss results. My grandfather was an avid fisherman, and I have fond memories of him getting up early on a Sunday morning and leaving to catch dinner. He'd clean and gut the fish in the backyard, which seemed seriously gross at the time, but my grandmother turned his catch into the most divine dishes. He'd then plant the fish heads in the garden, as they make incredible (albeit stinky) natural fertilizer.

I love being on the water, be it sailing or enjoying brunch at a waterfront seafood restaurant. Give me a New England lobster roll or a seat at a summer clambake, and I'm a happy girl.

I recently started boxing at the gym, which is a great stress reliever. I'm not Muhammad Ali, by any means, but I'm learning to hold my own. I recommend it as a way to feel really empowered!

As you can probably tell, I'm not a girly girl. My art is seldom frilly--more modern, eclectic and occasionally weird. I like pushing the envelope. I prefer dapper gents to Victorian ladies. I'm more film noir than Disney.

I have fantasies of moving to Maine or Scotland, and I'm a little obsessed with finding the Loch Ness monster.

We live about 30 minutes away from a cool whaling museum, where I always take out-of-town visitors. It has a 19th-century whaleboat with all the original gear, and it's pretty amazing. One of the exhibits focuses on women who left their homes to join their husbands at sea. Most regretted that decision! There's also really cool nautical folk art on display, which I'd love to have on my walls.

Favorite Music

Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Allen Stone, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Valerie June, Petra Haden

Currently Reading:

"Velvet Was the Night" (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

Favorite Television

British mysteries (BBC, BritBox and Acorn TV)
Now bingeing "House of Cards" on Netflix (had never seen it)
Murder, She Wrote reruns (Maine + Angela Lansbury = retro, campy fun)
Law & Order franchise

Favorite ATC Themes

  • Sewing themes (particularly buttons).
  • Nancy Drew
  • Nautical (ships & sailing)
  • Seafood
  • Breakfast foods
  • Eggnog year-round
  • Oceans, fish & marine life
  • Fave faces: Idris Elba, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong'o, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren

ATC Dislikes

  • Religious themes.
  • Christmas, Halloween & other holidays (maxed out on these themes)
  • Kawaii, Disney & other cutesy themes
  • Sticker slapping
  • Pink and other pastels
  • Puffy stickers

Supplies I Love to Receive

  • Washi tape samples
  • Buttons
  • ATC blanks (sturdy)
  • Poker-size playing cards
  • Die cuts
  • Anything nautical
  • Sewing-themed ephemera
  • Used international postage stamps
  • Ticket stubs
  • Sticky notes
  • Vintage book pages (not smelly/moldy)
  • Vintage recipe pamphlets

Ratings

DeboraCreates rated for Art Collab PC #102 (USA) on Jun 12, 2022
5
rating
Comment: These cards will be fun to work on. Thanks for them, and for coordinating these swaps. This is my favorite swap!
questionauthority13 rated for ATC Bag #4 International on May 29, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
lrm1980 rated for ATC Bag #108 (USA) on May 26, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC bag and goodies! I found a couple of keepers. :)
uiltje rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #108 on May 24, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for this PC, especially for the notecard it was put in. Hungarian soldiers waiting to depart for Ukraine. The situation at this moment feels like it happens in my backyard. Because of my volunteer work I met some Ukrainian women and children. My heart broke. I was born after WW2 and hope I can keep it that way.......
mchesser12 rated for Art Collab PC #101 (USA) on May 24, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sending these my way. First time I participated in this swap - LOVE IT!!! Thanks for the papers.
bethe rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #7- INT on May 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
ReginaDrago rated for ATC Bag #106 (USA) on May 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
AlisonKingWriter rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #6- INT on May 13, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much! Will pass along :) <3 Al
ReginaDrago rated for ATC Bag #107 (USA) on May 10, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Getting prepped and ready to get moved along!
Artteacherjen rated for Nautical ATC Swap - US Only on May 2, 2022
5
rating
Comment: wow so beautiful!
tatntole rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #107 on Apr 30, 2022
5
rating
Comment: This will be fun to work on, I'll have to think about it for a few days.
Vickyen rated for Art Collab PC #100 (USA) on Apr 21, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Hi Allegrea! The pcs made it safely and I will sent the one home this round! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Pupullona rated for LSRUS: 3 bags to 2 partners on Apr 13, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much :)
chimerix rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #106 on Apr 12, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the pc to work on. Aloha
JenniferJo rated for LSRUS: 3 bags to 2 partners on Apr 12, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Vickyen rated for Art Collab PC #99 (USA) on Mar 31, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Hi Allegrae! The pcs got here safely and I am looking forward to adding to them! These are such fun swaps! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
9O96O rated for AAA: ATC Trading #329037 on Mar 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Oh my goodness, they are all a delight. Nice to see the work of ATC artists I haven't swapped with. Thank you Allegrae.
Selewis91 rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #5- INT on Mar 22, 2022
5
rating
 
9O96O rated for AAA: ATC Trading #328587 on Mar 14, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks Allegrae. A nice assortment of ATCs. My favourite is the tree. I hope you enjoyed swapping. :)
RiverTopanga rated for Art Collab PC #98 (USA) on Mar 13, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Got the pcs. Thanks! Will be interesting to see what I can come up with to add to them!! I have washi paper similar to the paper on the "Egg" card. Thanks for sending!

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Comments

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

JuneRosebud on Sep 29, 2021:

Hi Allegrae,Thanks for working on my Art Coll PC. It finally made it home after "wandering" for two years; go figure!!

hibiscus on Sep 8, 2021:

Loved the yacht! Thanks for a really nice swap!

cmalaina on Jul 4, 2021:

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY !!

MamaD on May 25, 2021:

Received the set of jams! Will work on them this week! Thanks so much!

colleenbUSA on Mar 5, 2021:

Thank you for the New York bookmark RAK! YAY for bichons and bichon mixes! I love your dogs name!

cmalaina on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

cmalaina on Dec 25, 2020:

I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

momto8cats on Dec 24, 2020:

Happy birthday, Allegrae!

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