Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2023 10:10 am


Date Joined: March 20, 2016
Last Online: September 25, 2023
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! I’m a mixed-media and lettering artist based in Atlanta. I used to be a professional calligrapher, and letterforms often still appear in my mixed-media work. I’m mostly active in the Mixed-Media Artists group here on Swap-bot. Periodically I'll go on swap benders though!

Favorite Crafts

I love making books and art journals, and have several types that I’m working on. If interested you can check these out on my Insta (link above). Lately I've been interested in bookbinding, and have been getting interested in collaborative zines and passing around little journals for art buddies to work in...

The gelli plate is a favorite...I seem to have amassed infinite bottles/tubes of paint as a result, and countless stencils and printing accoutrements. Help!

I also have a vast rubber stamp collection and tend to forget what I own. :/ Love all things stamped, especially mail art!

I have a Vagabond die-cutting machine (had a swap partner interested to know this, because she likes to send "extra" dies to her partners! Wow--so generous!).

Periodically I get into Zentangle. You can see lots of photos of my tangling on my Insta or on the Zentangle app.

Things I Like

Some labels for things I tend to like, art stylewise:

Lynne Perrella

Vintage/historical (not twee, more elegant/quirky)

Tim Holtz style

Michelle Ward

On Swap-bot, I primarily make journally stuff and ATCs, especially with mixed media, stamping, collage, and hand-drawn or -lettered elements. I love doing jams with fellow artists on here and being stretched artistically in different directions as a result!

I love the layers and patterns of mixed-media work—there can be so much to look at, even on a little ATC.

History and historical themes are really appealing to me. So is vintage lettering/calligraphy.

The quirky and the weird are more intriguing to me than the straight-up pretty..., especially pieces that seem to say something or have a hidden meaning.

Things I'm Not Crazy About

I'm not really huge on cute/adorable things or cartoons. Nothing religious, thanks (though I do like historical references to religion, e.g. Renaissance paintings, church architecture). I don't tend to go for really saccharine-sweet vintage stuff.

I fear clowns (AAAAAAaaahhhh!) and dislike circus themes as a result. :( Apologies if you’re a Big Top fan!

Don't need any planner stuff since I use a digital planner. Thanks, though!


JanHardt rated for Mini Art Journal Go-Round #12 on Aug 11, 2023
Comment: Great addition to this Mini Art Journal. I’ll be sending it home. Thank you.
lawchick rated for Zine-Go-Round #26 on Aug 5, 2023
Comment: Yes! I looooove your addition to this great little zine! Can’t wait to see the whole mix tape!
thevmatt rated for 3 Painty Papers Swap on Aug 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much!!!
Comment: Sorry I forgot to rate! Your page is wonderful (as usual 🙂)
AmookIslandCreations rated for Zine-Go-Round #25 on Jun 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for this pretty envie and super page. I sent you a pm. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: I got your June zine. Can’t wait to work on it 😃
Response: Great, thanks, Heather! Please make sure you sign up for the July round by tonight <3 ...partners are being assigned tomorrow!
Comment: Got the zine after a very slow trip across the country; I wish the pages would fill themselves with the story of "why in the world did it take so long to arrive". Beautiful work, Paula. I will be adding to this very soon!
Response: Thanks Jan! Sorry for the short turnaround time till next round :(
artjournalingheidi rated for Zine-Go-Round #24 on Jun 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you Paula for helping me understand how this works and sending me a cool zine to add to. :)
dvmac rated for Zine-Go-Round #23 on May 17, 2023
Comment: Hi Paula. I'm so glad you're part of the group. A really nice beginning to your zine. I'm looking forward to contributing to it. Thanks!
Response: Yay! Thanks, me too. Looking forward to seeing who my partners are in the next round.
dustbunny11 rated for Index Card Collage #15 on May 11, 2023
Comment: Dear Paula -- thank you for the Amazing postcard! The rich colors, splashes of gold, and quirkiness of the characters are all part of your artistic style that I love! And the buttons and seal add a beautiful element of texture to your composition. TY, TY, TY!!!! I 💗 it!
Mistyinltown rated for AMA: Human Anatomy MA on May 5, 2023
Comment: So sorry for the late rating! I loved it, I have actually framed it and it's on my desk! I do love the red/blue illustrations, and I can't wait to use the extras you sent! Thank you for being so creative. Also you have beautiful handwriting!
Poeprincess rated for VC: ATCoins with Spring Flowers on Apr 28, 2023
Comment: These floral coins are lovely! I like the extras, too. Thank you so much for a very nice swap!
9O96O rated for AMA: Mini Art Journal Go Round #10 on Apr 27, 2023
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous. Not just the beautiful poppy MAJ but also the notecard and envelope. I love your sense of colour and design. I'll do my best to make a worthy page. :)
Response: Such kind words! Many thanks, Rome. I can’t wait to see what you do…whee, this is such a fun project! Enjoy your page and I’ll look forward to seeing it in a few months. :)
lukeyduke rated for EPUSA: ATC-size Mini Art Journal on Apr 25, 2023
Comment: Paula, What a beautiful little journal!! I love it! What did you use for your book cover? Kathie
Response: Yay, it’s finally there! I wonder what took it so long…was the envelope damaged or anything? I’m happy you like it, Kathie. It’s just playing cards for the cover, with gesso and embossing, like in the swap tutorial. <3
LDeWitt rated for Index Card Collage #14 on Apr 24, 2023
Comment: Wow, what a showstopper! I love this Index card, it is so beautifully done. The background is amazing and the sweet images of the gal and cat play well. Thank you so much for the extras too. It is always nice to swap with you. Stay well.
FiveAcres rated for ETHP: Stamped Image Exchange on Apr 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment of Tim Holtz stamped images. I agree with you that it can be frustrating sometimes in getting a clearly stamped impression since so many of his images are distressed. I loved the way you made some of the images into mandalas: I think I used this technique in the dim past and will have to revisit it. Thank you for the additional ephemera and tissue paper. I carefully peeled off the washi tape and will use it in a junk journal or smash book spread. Altogether, this was a wonderful package to receive in the mail.
Comment: Hi Paula, your swap arrived today and it’s just great. Thanks so much. Boy you have such beautiful writing I’m so jealous. Thank you as well for all the lovely extras you have included, I really appreciate your time and effort 🩷🦋
Cindiva rated for ETHP: Scrap Clusters on Apr 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the simply amazing Tim Holtz scrap clusters. They are absolutely beautiful. PS your handwriting is the prettiestI think I’ve ever seen.
Response: Wow, they got there fast! (Good going, USPS!) I’m so happy you liked the scrap clusters, and thanks so much for your kind words. It makes me happy to know you liked what I sent! Thanks for being a sweet swap partner ❤️
lmacdavis93 rated for Veridian Green Ink Box Card on Apr 17, 2023
Comment: Hi Paula and thanks so much for this gorgeous Veridian Green ink box card. Any time is a good time for steam punk - right!! There is so much fabulous detail on this little piece of art - your background and the guy with the party hat, the clock, and the embossing - it's another Paula masterpiece! I love this format so glad you signed up for this one. And thank you for the extra goodies - I actually have a "steampunk" folder which these will go into for future use, and don't be surprised if you see that gorgeous green painted index card reappear at some future date!! Love to have you swapping again with this group. Hugs!
Brightpinkpig rated for AMA: Forest Animal Art - Fox on Apr 13, 2023
Comment: Paula I wish I could give a 10 your swap was awesome I loved the card I actually thought about buying that stamp from Lavinia stamps especially as they are in the uk. I think next payday I’ll be going that way. Your card is beautiful I’m keeping it for my fox journal for definite. Thank you for the extra foxes too 10 points and lots of hearts
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you like it, and very glad to hear you're keeping the card for your fox journal. Thanks so much for your kind words--very cheering! Take care Julia <3

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ittybittykitty on Mar 8, 2022:

Thank you for joining Weirder Every Day!

bigmamabird on Jan 28, 2022:

Hi Paula! Received an MMA Traveling ATC homer today! many thanks. Its lovely! All is well here, winter plods along... A little bit of art is keeping me going. I hope you and the family are doing well. Cheers for now, hugs, Carroll

MuggleMom on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely Ephemera Folder. You went the extra mile to make it so special and I truly appreciate it!


CurlyTea on Apr 8, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

judgedbyabookscover on Feb 13, 2017:

Hey Paula, thanks so much for the jammy mail!! I really needed a fun pick me up this week and your envie was spot on! I love your stamps!! I'll get these jams moving soon.

flowerchild on Dec 7, 2016:

Thank you for sending my ATC Jam home to me - the envelope was beautiful. I will be getting yours moving after the first of the year, don't want to stress the Post Office anymore than I have to ;) Have a Merry Christmas and may we swap again in 2017

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