Carla Cryptic
  • Richmond, CA
  • United States

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  • Kathy Orrell
  • Kennedy Paizs
  • Paul M. Hansbury
  • Krisia Marila
  • dee harris
  • Barbra Koenig
  • sharon oppenheimer
  • Nelson Failing
  • Jackie J.J.
  • Tirtha Sankar Bharadwaj

Carla Cryptic's Discussions

Mail Art

Started this discussion. Last reply by joanna stanton Jun 6, 2013. 13 Replies

Just wondering if anyone at the Art Colony is a mail artist like I am.  I've been involved in mail art for over 30 years now though I can't believe it's been that long.  It has been part of my life…READ MORE


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Cryptic Mail Art

I am an artist and a musician and finally in a position to focus on those things full time.  I've lived in several countries, speak a few languages, and survived a fairy tale childhood to become the person I am now.  These first few images I've put up to show the kind of art I make are the tip of a very large iceberg made up of all kinds of artistic explorations and directions.  I started making art when I was old enough to hold a pencil but I've only seen myself as an artist in the past 10 years.  I identified more with my music-making than art-making and there were two other accomplished visual artists in the family (my mother and one of my three brothers).

Now, though, I allow myself to do whatever I do, make whatever I make, without having to judge where it should fit into the art continuum.  I just know that I'm a maker of things - whether it's visual art, music, poetry and fiction, clothing, etcetera, I feel compelled to make things with my own mind and hands.  

That's enough for me. :D

Carla Cryptic/Mail Artist

(Carla J. Patterson/Musician and Composer) 

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The 18th Annual Box Show at Gallery Route One in Pt. Reyes, CA

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 11:23pm 0 Comments

Silent Rave by Carla J Patterson (Box #140)

It's that time of year again and my 4th year participating in this annual fundraiser for Gallery Route One.  The reasons I love it so much are several. Pt. Reyes is one of my…


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At 10:30pm on November 27, 2016, sharon oppenheimer said…

Hi Carla, Loved looking through your art and music again. I especially love your mandalas and am happy you are my partner for the red and green swap.I'll be sending her off to you later this week. x

At 3:37pm on November 3, 2016, Marguerite Valdez said…

Hi Carla, just watched your slide show. I like your artwork very much. I can see you have fun with it! :-)

At 9:27am on February 17, 2014, Nelson Failing said…

Aloha Carla....thank you for the friend will be a pleasure getting to know you and seeing more of your beautiful artworks...have a great time on TAC...see ya back in the gallery...Aloha

At 3:22am on January 27, 2013, dee harris said…

you're welcome...toodles

At 3:39pm on December 5, 2012, Thaneeya McArdle said…

Welcome to the Art Colony, Carla!  If you have any art-related questions, please feel free to post in the forums or groups, where your fellow artists will be happy to help you out. When you get the chance, it would be fun to see some of your art.  Above all, enjoy the site! 
Thaneeya (Moderator)

At 2:47am on December 5, 2012, Suzanne Vadnais Monson said…

Hi Carla, and welcome to the Art Colony!  I hope you enjoy the site - there's a lot to explore here, so have a look around and make yourself at home. You'll find plenty of art and inspiration!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do feel free to contact any of the moderators.

Be sure to read through the Member Guidelines, which explains things like what type of art you can post and what you can't - for instance, nudes and photography are not permitted.

We've also put together a handy Guide to Getting Started, which may help answer any questions you may have, such as how to create a bio for your page.

Most of all have fun and join in the forums and groups!  Can't wait to see your art. :)

Best Wishes, Su (Moderator)



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