Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2023 11:47 am


Date Joined: May 3, 2018
Last Online: March 22, 2023
Birthday: August 30
Country: United States

about me

i am a retired graphic illustrator and painter - i was introduced to atc's in the 1990's, but waited until 2017 to join the fun!

at once smitten, i am hooked now. i have always loved to try new mediums, but on a large scale it has always been difficult: before the internet, there was not enough help out there. hello youtube! i absolutely adore finding some new medium, and getting all the help you need on youtube... what a life-saver. i was an art student in the 80s and 90s, and have a pretty broad knowledge of the "classical" arts. the new methods, paints, and all are very exciting to try on a smaller scale!

i have a fair amount of time to devote to these fun projects, and i consider myself to be very conscientious when it comes to being counted on.

favorite books

i have always been a lover of art history books that feature my favorite artists from the renaissance period to the present.

vintage and antique children's illustrated books - 1930's, 40's, 50's, and i adore illustrations from the 1800's.

fiction that takes me to faraway places/ nonfiction that teaches me new techniques in art/ poetry from any time period/ english romantic novels/ a good mystery/

i am a lover of fine magazines on art and crafts

favorite crafts

i have painted in watercolor and acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, and inks.

i love to make and collect collage and mixed media and have kept a few journals over the years which have helped keep me going.

i keep drawing and/or painting in my journal, as often as i can.

i love all sorts of paper .. hand painted backgrounds are especially appreciated.

i collect assemblage jewelry, and love the combination of antique papers, and paints.

wish list

vintage or antique ephemera/
vintage b/w or sepia photo postcards/
marbled paper/gelli prints/
french/paris vintage paper anything
advertising from magazines or mail from other countries/
vintage illustrations/
vintage/antique architectural elements: doors, windows, corbels

happy to receive

handmade art
handmade tags

i prefer vertical artwork - any size

FAVORITE COLORS: burnt orange - ochre - gray
turquoise - lime green
dirty pink - fuschia - ltgreen . robin's egg blue


little girls




birds / birds' nests

bees / beehives


little houses


sea creatures


ZeTti style

vintage illustrations

b/w photos

seashore seaside

nick bantock style

vintage french/paris



postage stamp people


alice in wonderland

frida kahlo

vintage HALLOWEEN - love the colors, designs,
and the creative side of all things halloween

vintage christmas


museum cards, vintage people
botanical of any kind
black/white or sepia vintage photos
linen of any subject
colorful, fun, silly, modern
vintage holiday any time of the year!

favorite artists

henri matisse
van gogh
raoul dufy
kay nielsen
georgia o'keefe
frida kahlo
diego rivera
lisbeth zwerger

marc chagall
andy warhol
jean-michel basquait
peter max
wayne thiebaud
helen frankenthaler

one last thing:

please let me know if you haven't received my swap.

some of my mail art is on my instagram account: marlies.wilding


chimerix rated for VF: Flatmail Fairytale #3 USA on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Alice in Wonderland items. I love them and will be pitting them into my AIW journal. Aloha
Response: so glad you liked these! thank you for the hearty rating!
Lisapotterylady rated for Making Clusters on Mar 8, 2023
Comment: I'm really enjoying these cute clusters! Thank you for making them.
Response: so glad you liked these! thank you for the heart and rating!
Comment: What a fun journal! Not sure if I want to save it to journal in at Christmas or maybe Christmas in July?!? Thank you for brightening my day and for all your hard work on this project πŸ₯Ή
Response: thank you for your comments and rating! i so enjoyed stretching the season out longer, especially for you.
Comment: All the best of both holidays! Thank you!β€οΈπŸ‘»
Comment: Thank you for the fun Hallowtine. It reminds me of some of those weird vintage ones. πŸ–€
Comment: Thank you! These are adorable. πŸ₯°
Comment: Thank you for the Hallowtines card and stickers
Comment: Thanks for the fun card!
Comment: I love this, what a cutely creepy / creepily cute Hallowtine. Perfect!
Comment: Thanks for the vintage valentines
Comment: Thank you for the Valentines, cute to see vintage ones from Johnny & Claude too β€” a THREE-fer!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely signature Junk journal you sent. I love the papers you included and the color scheme throughout the journal. I like the touch of black in the journal. Take care and be safe!
Comment: Adorable thanks for a cute swap!β™₯
Comment: Thanks for the great Valentines!! They are great! I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day!! πŸ’œ
Comment: thank you
Comment: Marlies, thank you so very much for this awesome January junk journal…I absolutely love it! I love every single thing about it! Of course you know I love all the little bird images! I really love all your artwork especially the cover with the big black bow! So pretty! I am inspired to make future journals after seeing your journal you made for me! Yours will be in the front of the line of the rest of the monthly journals to come. Very nice swap! Happy New Year!
Response: yay! i am so glad you are happy with this journal. it was such a pleasure to make this for you, and i thank you so much for your sweet comments and rating.
Comment: Thank you. Love your envelope! These vintage card papers and tag are great.
EllenWilGraagPost rated for Zetti Snow Queen on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: What a lovely Zetti Snow Queen journal page, in my so beloved theme 'Alice in Wonderland' Thank you so very much!!!
tigermousecat rated for HMPC: Put Santa on it on Dec 15, 2022
Comment: A very Merry Christmas to you also! Love the Santa you chose and background houses. Some of the vintage Santa I have seen are almost creepy.
Comment: Marlies, thank you for the cute card & goodies. Sorry for the late rating; hubby & I were doing some cleaning & found your mail on our mantle of all places!!
Response: no worries! thank you!!

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OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:


debbiespoms on Sep 15, 2022:

Hi and welcome to the group Postcards Scavenger Hunt ! So happy to have you join and thank you and I hope you'll enjoy it.

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2021:

stephiedee on Dec 21, 2021:

Thank you for the great addition to my Halloween exquisite corpse deco, Marlies! It turned out AWESOME....I'll get a vid of it up on my IG later today. Happy Christmas!

joybells2426 on Dec 20, 2021:

Thank you so much for your work in my Just Because deco. I love it!!

Rabbitfreedom on Oct 31, 2021:

Thank you so much for the wonderful extra envelope of ephemera goodies! It made it in great time, with no issues, hmm. You just never know how the USPS is gonna handle your packages. Thanks again!

kiddomerriweather on Oct 26, 2021:

I'm up for swapping with you any time. =D

OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 11, 2021:

Thanks so much for the Halloween rak! Such a cute altered witchy postcard and cool skull napkin! πŸ’œπŸŽƒ

kiddomerriweather on Oct 11, 2021:

Thank you for the OMAE RAK. I love the Alice altered PC you sent. It was so sweet of you to think of me. I hope we keep in touch through the mail. I'd love to keep exchanging decos. =D

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