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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

About Me

February 2021

Thank you Swap-bot Family for the care and prayers sent toward Texas during the crippling winter storm. Feb. 14-20 was a week like no other here. The Gulf Coast knows hurricanes, but not winter. As of Feb. 21, we are still under a boil water order. City authorities said it will remain at least through Monday. If you're a praying person, send some to those who are struggling. If you want to help, donations to the Houston Food Bank, Star of Hope Mission or Red Cross would be appreciated.


Updated August 2018

I'm artistic and I now live in Texas after calling Virginia home for 30+ years. I've been swapping since 2004, and found out about this site on 2.22.07 and have been swapping here since then.

My first name is Felicia.

Please: Nothing edible in swap packages (exceptions being specific to a swap). I'm on a very restrictive diet.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I'm a master naturalist), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags. Bible art journaling and Zentangle are new obsessions.

Every November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. So I'm usually scarce around the site, except in the NaNoWriMo Swapping group.

I'm a voracious reader and love things related to books and tea (i.e. notecards, teapots, stickers, etc.)

I collect letter openers and blue & white porcelain.

My crafting style is eclectic and artsy simply because I'm willing to try almost anything at least once.

I love to read, travel and listen to music, and I enjoy puzzles (all kinds from crosswords and word searches to mystery and thriller novels), game shows, board games ... and swapping!

Favorite Music

mellow jazz, blues, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies (preferably in black and white for those)

Favorite Television

I like 'em dead, laughing, cooking or playing games/challenges. :) So that would translate to: NCIS (love Gibbs!), Meet the Press, various cable news stations, Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef, Fixer Upper, Pose on FX, game shows and late-night TV monologues. Also enjoy Madame Secretary, the reboot of Charmed and Snowpiercer.

FAVORITE RADIO: "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" on NPR.

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, dotee dolls, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs and Zentangle.

Because writing is a craft, I'll list it again here. :)

I enjoy receiving ATC, card and/or dotee kits or creating them for people.

I love making, buying and receiving bookmarks. (I usually have about four books going at a time -- a thriller or mystery, a romance, a self-help and an inspirational or faith-based work.)

Wish List/Flat Mail Wishlist

Big Ticket wish list:

  • worldwide eradication of zika and ebola, and a vaccine for coronavirus COVID-19. WOOT! on that last wish!!!

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

Basic wish list:

  • U.S.presidential campaign buttons! ANY party, any year. (Every four years on the second Tuesday in November, I put on a vest and then ALL of my campaign buttons.) Would love any from this election cycle.

  • books about creative writing or writing

  • for Christmas swaps: I like the blue/white Christmas color theme; would LOVE for some items to be for my Mom (see below)

  • gorgeous stationery (for letters, not note cards)

  • Gift cards (noted below in Flat wish list area)

  • Screw or clip-on earrings

  • Wrapped and labeled surprises for my Mom (see below)

  • Pin back buttons about writing, tea, humor, political campaigns (any party/any year)

  • NaNoWriMo swag

  • Profile surprises!

  • Scarves

  • ballpoint Ink pens (preferably blue ink, fine point; hearts for Zebra, Tul, or Cross brands)

  • A copy of the newspaper from your town/city

  • Did I mention profile surprises?!

Flat mail wishlist items for specific swaps:

COUPONS: Dove products (soaps, body wash, etc); Ivory Snow soap; EAS Advantage protein (shakes, bars); Atkins proteins; Premier Proteins.

FLATS: I enjoy bookmarks, articles/essays about fiction writing and the creative process, maps, postcards from/about where you live, inspirational or sassy quotes and stickers (especially stickers related to writing, books, reading or tea -- but no actual tea, please -- UNLESS IT'S SPECIFIC TO A SWAP OR FOR TEA IS LOVE GROUP swap/activity).

TEAS: See note above about the Tea is Love Group.

GIFT CARDS/GIFT CERTIFICATES: These make me happy -- Panera, Google Play, Starbucks, Barnes&Noble, Target, Amazon, Teavana, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Club Scrap, Keepsake Quilting.

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense. See note above about puzzles. :)

Among some of my favorite authors: Jo Nesbo, Robert B. Parker, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Lowell/Ann Maxwell, James Baldwin, Kay Hooper, Langston Hughes, Jayne Ann Krentz, Paulo Coelho, Ha Jin, Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman, Daniel Silva, Martha Grimes, Jeffrey Deaver.

My mom likes...

Sometimes I join swaps where gifts/items are for my mom.

She like blues and yellows, lace-edged handkerchiefs, Jesus, C-SPAN, politics, activism, non-fiction books about religion, and information or books about natural foods/eating/wellness. Her flower garden in the summer is spectacular and she's an ace at Sudoku puzzles and Boggle-type word games. She collects angels, Nativity sets and loves surprises.

Any items for her should be addressed to or labeled for Miss Bernice. Thanks!

Autumn/Halloween

This section is for Fall and Halloween swaps:

Likes: fall Autumn themes, foliage, leaves on the ground, apples and cider and old trucks or bikes, mazes, labyrinths, pumpkins, pumpkin spice, sweaters, mystery novels and puzzles, walks in the cooler temperatures, murder/mystery events like dinner theater, participant parties

Dislikes: scary, horrific, kiddie/cartoonish designs, i.e. Casper.

Crafts or hobbies: traveler's notebook inserts, scrapbooking, altered Rolodex cards (a.k.a MemoryDex), papercrating of all types, journaling, ATCs, reading

Favorite color(s): fall themed reds, oranges, golds, browns, etc.

Anything else that might help your partner: Regarding scary/horrific, my speed is MJ's "Thriller" or "RHPS", but not so much for "Get Out" or "Blair Witch Project." To illustrate my contradictions: IMO "Bram Stoker's Dracula" was, at the core, a love story.

Ratings

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Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for these nicely wrapped gifts. I cannot wait to open them. Special thanks for the birthday gift, wasn’t expecting that. ♥️
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Comment: Thanks so much, friend!
CrystalZ rated for CPG Paper Clusters - Global on Oct 5, 2021
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Comment: I love the clusters you made for this swap and great idea to sign them! The edge inking was a fun touch too :) Thank you for the handmade envelopes...they will come in handy for sure!
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Comment: Thank you! :)
dakotadee rated for TCHH ~ Mail Art ~ Fall Fun on Oct 1, 2021
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Comment: I love what you did with the envie. Plus the matching card. Thank you so much for the daily bread booklet and the extras.
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Comment: Thank you for joining my first ever decorated envie swap. Loved the envie, stamps, and adorable goodies. Happy Halloween. Hope you join more "Missy's Mailbox" in the future. :)
lnguyen124 rated for 3 Sticker Sheets on Sep 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the sticker sheets and extras! My faves were the botanical washi stamps :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for all you did this month. The package you sent is very thoughtful. Layla and I will put good use to the journal we're going to add our prayers for month to it. I plan to start reading the book this week. Layla and I have to study hard this week for our testing next Friday. God bless you always I added you to my prayer lists for the month. I cannot wait to get our prayer space back up .With Home schooling I barely have time to cook dinner. Be safe and healthy
ariestess rated for School ...Writer Supplies on Sep 26, 2021
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Comment: OMFG! Thank you SO much for all the lovely goodies! I can't wait to use them! And that extra narrow rule paper? I've never see lines THAT narrow before! Woohoo! Can't wait to play with that! Sorry for this rating be late. I thought it saved when I did it last week, but the wifi hiccup must not have saved it.
ariestess rated for Stock Up for NaNo! on Sep 26, 2021
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Comment: OMFG! Thank you SO much for all the lovely goodies and that awesome tablet pouch! I'm SO going to be using that a lot! Sorry for this rating be late. I thought it saved when I did it last week, but the wifi hiccup must not have saved it.
JaneInSD rated for YTPC: Autumn Stacked Clusters on Sep 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the clusters and the extra autumn leaves. :-)
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Comment: Thank you !!!! I love my card and little jokes!!!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the card and jokes!!! Loved them!!!
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Comment: I love this paper and the matching envelope! I'm also obsessed with writing instruments. My go-tos are PaperMate InkJoy Gel Pens 0.7, but I usually write on postcards with a 0.5 pen!
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE the insert you made for me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! The colors the theme everything,..so FUN!!! I cannot wait until October to start filling this beauty up with Fall/Halloween GOODNESS!! Thank you so so so so so SO MUCH!! xx Gabi
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I won the roller coaster punch at a crop, took one look at it and said, this is Halloween! :)
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Comment: Hi! I received your mail today. Thank you so much for sending so many quotes! Can't wait to read them all :)
CANNEKCUL rated for Stocking Surprises-August on Sep 7, 2021
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Comment: Hi there! My gift arrived today; very cutely decorated. Placing it with my other gifts to be opened on Christmas Eve. Thank you. 🎄
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Comment: Thank you, Langston!! =)
Response: I've loved his work for a very long time! I have a signed (2nd ed) copy of one of his books.
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Comment: Thanks for the handmade bookmarks and sharing your thoughts on the book! This is my first book club swap where we all read the same book, and I really appreciate hearing others' thoughts on it. I also agree with you about how the plot can take a more interesting direction :)
kizzlets rated for LSRUS: Junk Journaling with Gabi #5 on Aug 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your bits and pieces with me. Actually, these would be great to use for ATCs

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 13, 2021:

Hi I got 2 envelopes from you today for the faith sister swap september they were dated for mis september thank you so much

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Sep 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Daily Bread book. I love reading it daily. The ATC is on my desk where I can see it every time I log into social media, the the book mark will come in handy as i am reading my book, it will remind me to pray

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Sep 14, 2021:

Thank you so much for the cards, and the stickers, and inspiration. I just received both today, 9-11-01 is a day i will never forget. Also my dad's birthday it would have been his 76th birthday. He passed away on December 28,2019 of cancer. It's a rough day 9-11 every year. I was with my dad on that day, when the planes hit the towers. We spent the day together watching the news, He didnt even want a birthday cake that year. I was planning on having a birthday cake for him this year in honor of his memory but time got the best of me. Thanks so much for thinking of me.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Sep 7, 2021:

I got your mailing today thank you for the very nice stickers i am going to put them into my faith journal

rarjones on Aug 23, 2021:

As the month draws to a close I am remembering your concerns and lifting them up:)

Rose

G.I.F.T. Faith Sister - August

chimerix on Aug 11, 2021:

Thank you so much for the wonderful box of rubber and cling stamps! What a wonderful surprise. Thank you for being so generous. I will put them to good use. Aloha

AWG July

LaughingVixen on Aug 10, 2021:

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Thanks for the birthday wishes!!!

rarjones on Aug 9, 2021:

Thinking of you - praying Gods best in your life:)

Rose

G.I.F.T. Faith Sister - August

ChrisAnne on Aug 4, 2021:

Thank you for the beautiful birthday card and sloth ribbon. It's amazing!

rarjones on Aug 1, 2021:

Hello!

I am your Faith Sister for the month of August 2021.

I will be lifting you in prayer for God's guidance, protection & provision over all that concerns you.

May the Lord keep you as the apple of His eye; and hide you in the shadow of His wings. Psalm 17:8 NIV

Rose

G.I.F.T. Faith Sister - August

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