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ArtfulFig

ArtfulFig
Date Joined: February 22, 2009
Last Online: April 14, 2021
Birthday: August 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a transplanted Brit living in the US for more years than I can remember. Though I have been back and forth across the Atlantic a few times. I am 65 years old. I love art, music & nature. I have been creating since my childhood and have never stopped. I took care of my mother until she passed away last year at the grand old age of 98! I have three adult children & four grandchildren. I live with 2 cats—Molly 10 years old she's a torbie and Bella 4 years old who is a tabby. They both love bouncy balls, crinkle toys, balls that have bells in them or make a noise. As for treats, they like fishy treats. I love being close to nature. It is soothing and calming in my often hectic life.

Regarding the two 1 ratings from 2011: I had to take care of my mother. She had been living with my sister and my sister's daughter. It was not a good situation and was causing my mother considerable distress. My mother came to live with me. She was 88 years old at that time and already becoming frail and unable to live on her own. I had to make a lot of adjustments in my home to accommodate her. I took care of her for over 10 years. She became even more feeble--both physically and mentally--as time went on. It was a lot of work. But I was so glad that I could take care of her. My sister for many reasons was not capable of giving her the care she needed. I have no other siblings or extended family that could help me. At the time she passed away (last year) she was on hospice care. Mom lived until she was 98 years old. In the middle of all of those changes I simply forgot about the swaps I was involved in. I did not deliberately flake on those partners I had in the two swaps. This was a major and unexpected life change. I'm very human. I have been in other swaps this year--2020. I have completed every single one. I wanted to rectify my mistakes with these two swaps. The first partner has not been on Swapbot since August 27th, 2020. The second partner has not been on Swapbot since November 22nd, 2020. I messaged her December 27th, 2020 before I saw that she had not been on Swapbot for a month. I do not have either of their addresses. I do not know what to do to rectify these 1 ratings. I will gladly send out the items for these swaps when I can contact these partners.

FAVORITE MUSIC

My favorite music is The Beatles, Enya, Secret Garden, Celtic, Phil Collins & movie soundtracks. My tastes in music are rather eclectic.

FAVORITE BOOKS

Some of my favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, the occasional Star Wars novel. I often enjoy non-fiction. The Hiding Place & Gift from the Sea are two of my favorites. I do not read romance novels.

FAVORITE MOVIES

There are so many movies that I have really enjoyed--Chariots of Fire, anything Pixar, Pride & Prejudice, Winged Migration. I enjoy Disney movies too.

TELEVISION SHOWS

I don’t really watch many major network series. I have found that I really enjoy Korean and Chinese dramas & comedies on Netflix. My favorite K-drama is Crash Landing On You.

FAVORITE COLORS

I have loved colors since I was child. I remember loving the vivid colors of stained glass windows. I still love stained glass. My favorite colors are red, purple, blue, green. I don't like neon colors.

FAVORITE ARTISTS I do love Van Gogh. The first time I saw one of his paintings I was enchanted with his rich, vivid colors and thick brush strokes. I also love Monet's water lily paintings and his garden at Giverny. Leonardo. Da Vinci is another favorite. He was a genius. Japanese woodblock prints are absolutely beautiful.

THINGS I LOVE

In no particular order: nature related items, the Lake District of England, sea shells, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Switzerland, China, London, Venice, Paris. I would love to travel the world! I love to receive something that is unique to your country. I also love mountains, bullet journals, journaling, washi tape--please no neon colors, vintage airmail or postage, maps, red dragons, dragonflies, postcards, sea glass, sea pottery, glass beads, old things, vintage photographs, masks, things that are made of wood, foreign newspapers, vintage postcards, foreign postage stamps, favorite birds- sparrows, owls, penguins, puffins, European robins, favorite animals-hedgehogs, foxes, wolves, cats, tigers, pangolins, elephants, orcas (killer whales), photographs of stone statues, photographs of large old trees, ancient forests, handmade things, old travel posters. I love flowers and botanicals. I know that is a long list, but hopefully it will give you some ideas about me. Thank you.

THINGS I DON'T LIKE

Please don't send me any feathers-I'm allergic to them or strongly scented items-I'm sensitive to their aroma. I'm also really sensitive to cigarette smoke, no offense meant to the smokers out there. :0) I would prefer not to receive gothic, darkness, things that come in premade craft kits-it doesn't allow you to expand your own creativity, anything cutesy, celebrity related things, or liqueur filled chocolates.

Ratings

SETSigningOFF rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #3 on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Hi there! Thank your for the beautiful cards! I loved all the facts about the birds. Fascinating! Thanks for sending my way and participating in the swap!
K8thecrafter rated for Send 10 Words on Mar 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card with extra goodies -- and bonus words, too. It was postmarked Feb 16 and was delivered today, 3/17. smh. Maybe next time we should each walk halfway and we'll meet up to hand it over in person. Does Nashville sound good? :)
AzEkologi rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #2 on Mar 11, 2021
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Comment: I love Orioles. There beautiful birds. I've only seen them in person once, when I was visiting the east coast. I often watch the Cornell Ornithology Lab's Sapsucker feeder on YouTube...they often visit there come spring/summer. Best, Rick
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Comment: Your card was amazing! I loved it and how the envelope dit the theme. Great job!!
HannahKaitlyn rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #2 on Mar 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the California Quail card!
heidiblooms rated for Scripture Writing Swap ~ Psalms on Feb 27, 2021
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Comment: Stella, thank you so much for all the thoughtful verses and beautiful notecard! Also a new stamp to add to my collection (global 2016 moon stamp), never even seen this one before! God bless.
Response: Heidi, I'm glad that you liked the verses and the global moon stamp. I used the moon stamp because I wanted to make sure you received this swap! God bless you too.
Nnd482 rated for Scripture Writing Swap on James on Feb 21, 2021
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Comment: Ty!
swapwithjessica rated for Valentine’s Swap on Feb 9, 2021
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Maddashin rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap on Feb 7, 2021
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Comment: I used to feed birds all the time. Thanks for great card!
HannahKaitlyn rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap on Feb 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the red-headed woodpecker cards! I used to love watching the woodpeckers around my house growing up!
squince rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap on Feb 4, 2021
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Comment: What a cute bird!
isandie rated for Valentine’s Swap on Feb 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Valentine Day card! I completely agree with you about Valentine's day, in that I also associate it with ALL kinds of love, not just romantic! Thank you for your kind words! XOXO
monsmonologue rated for Valentine’s Swap on Feb 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card Stella! Beautiful message. Enjoy the season.
Fritosmom rated for Christmas Book Swap on Jan 21, 2021
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Comment: Extra Hearts & a Hug. Thank you for Christmas Miscellany. I love it. I type write everything these days. Beautiful letter.
LindaW rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the article on self-care. I thought it was uplifting.
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minajapan rated for Christmas Cards with a Cat - INTL on Dec 27, 2020
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Comment: Hello, Thank you for the Christmas card and Goodie. I wish you a wonderful New Year. -Mina :)
Response: Arigato Mina! I wish you a wonderful New Year too.May 2021 be a healthy and happy year for you.
Eulegirl rated for Christmas Cat Swap - US Only on Dec 21, 2020
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Comment: Since it's only my kitty and I for Christmas, I'm saving the opening of individual items for the actual day. I did gift Aspect one of those super fun orange pipe cleaners, and we played chase in the hall before bed. I also put a crinkle paper down in front of tree, and she's loving crinkling on it! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad that the presents arrived safely. I'm also very happy to hear that Aspect received one of the orange pipe cleaners. I thought she would enjoy them. I'm saving my presents from this swap until Christmas too. I hope you and Aspect have a very Merry Christmas!
Rachelm5 rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap-USA Only on Dec 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank so much! The card is beautiful! And I love all the goodies you sent me.
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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

Nnyla on Jun 9, 2011:

Hi there, just checking in to see if you received the "Prayer Devotions" swap. If you haven't, let me know. I'd like to resend it tomorrow (Friday). Thanks a bunch! Have a happy day!

Tynkerbelle on Dec 22, 2010:

Happy Holidays from The Sharp Shooters Group

HH

"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!" 
--Eskimo proverb

straycat911 on Oct 20, 2009:

Hi there! I'm just letting everyone who participated or was interested in the last Vintage Page (Etc.) Swap that I'm hosting another one -- check it out here if you're interested: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/47640 Happy swapping!

beckra on Jun 20, 2009:

Welcome to the Snap Happy group!

smokeandmirrors on May 2, 2009:

Come join us at the Souvenir Lovers Souvenir Round Robin! :-D

anaferraz on Apr 12, 2009:

I think it arrived some days ago, but I just got it at my mom's place yesterday. It was the address on my profile, but I've changed it now. It always take so long to mail reach here :/ Thank you!

1GruviScrapper on Apr 10, 2009:

Glad you could join us in the "Paper Art Doll" Swap! Welcome and have fun!

crescendo on Mar 21, 2009:

Welcome to swap-bot!! Happy swapping to you!

doublesided on Mar 3, 2009:

Welcome to the Inchie project swap!! There will be more rounds to come, so keep your eyes peeled!!

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