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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: May 27, 2020
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

About Me

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 and the reboot of Charmed.

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.

  • 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

  • Ink pens (preferably blue ink; 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!

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Comment: This has been a great Monday mailer! It was fun to wait for each weak to roll around and having a very special package each week! It made a nice break in my week of staying home! Thank you so very much for each week, the Mother’s Day extra and your cards of thankfulness! I especially loved the one about you and your Mother getting to visit on the internet, so sweet she got all done up just for you ❤️ She sounds very special! I’m excited to really just set done and really enjoy each package! Thank you many many hearts ♥️ and God bless you and your Momma!
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Comment: I had a new "wow" moment when I read your answers because I didn't notice the skylights on the third floor and had to go back and look. Those are cool! That led me to examine all of the ceilings. Gorgeous wood details! Thanks for pointing out the cost of the house compared to modern real estate prices. Very interesting! I'm sorry you didn't visit the house while you were in the area. Maybe you'll get another opportunity? Thank you so much for joining this swap. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your answers!
smadronia rated for TWW: Pinterest Swap on May 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I found a quote on your board that I pinned on mine, and I followed you :) I try not to fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole too often
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Comment: I had no ides that was a gas line going to the lamp from the ceiling. lol classy! Agree on the woodwork of the home. Just incredible!
Response: Click on the bedside lamp to get the detail on the line he ran. :)
Nserviam rated for TWW: Pinterest Swap on May 22, 2020
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Comment: I love the boards!
bringitb rated for 1,000 Hearts! on May 19, 2020
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Comment: Great insight into your username! Keep on creating! =)
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Comment: I love the Lighthouse art and the scripture verse from Acts. Thanks for joining this swap and I hope you join the next time too.
meowingtrish1 rated for Letters inside HAPPY MAIL on May 13, 2020
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Comment: Loved the flipbook! Showed it off to my family and everyone was impressed! It was fun to find all the little treasures- thank you for taking the time to make it- I love beach/crabs/lighthouse/vintage so you decorated it perfectly for me!
24Donna rated for Card Making Kit on May 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this kit! Will be using soon! Very nice! God bless you stay safe and healthy!
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Comment: Well I like that you are Ruth!! I love Ruth and Aspire to be Ruth
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! We are alike I also got Ruth! Have a blessed day!
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Comment: There were several that turned out to be Ruth's! So glad you're one that helps others and keeps focused on what's important.
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Comment: I so agree with number 4, it seems a chore just to get ready to leave the house that I just put it off now
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Comment: I agree. Getting back to routine will be great. I miss crafting with my friends as well.
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Comment: I miss being able to grab and go as well...and oooh the concerts ...sad days, I just had another one cancel for September...starting to wonder if this is ever going to end and if it does will we ever be the same? Ugh but missing the little things will make everyone appreciate life much more in the end...have a fantastical day and stay safe 🙂
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Comment: I miss church so much as well. Online is just not the same. My church is doing a thing online where one day someone posts to the FB group something on their heart and then nominates someone else to do one the next day. I still miss them so much.
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Comment: I also miss each one of those things. I hope you’re still able to keep in touch with friends.
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Comment: I agree! so much more to remember now! And I really do miss going to the theater to see a play or movie. I love that so many are putting stuff up online for free--Did you see Phantom of the Opera? Fabulous! Sondheim is putting a new one up every week on YouTube. Tonight, I'll be watching Frankenstein with Benedict Cumerbatch. Stay safe!
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Comment: Hi Felicia and thank you for the fun Altered playing card journal spots. Weren't these fun to do? I've done altered playing cards before but never to be used as journal spots. So I have finally made 2 junk journals of my own and these will have a home there. And the dragon playing card is very cool!! Thanks for a fun swap!

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CariahCreates on May 23, 2020:

Thank you for the envie seals from my AWG May wishlist

24Donna on May 9, 2020:

Happy Birthday a day late! Hope You Had a great day! And a wonderful birthday month🎈 God bless you❤️ You share my nieces birthday!

LadyJo on May 4, 2020:

Thank you for the April AWG kit you sent my way! I love kits like this! I hope you got my May Swap package today, if not it should reach you soon!

yvonne401 on May 2, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the kit (AWG April)! Thanks for thinking of me!

Blessings,

Yvonne

ChrisAnne on May 1, 2020:

Thanks for the fun craft kit for April Happy Mail for A Wish Granted!

CariahCreates on May 1, 2020:

Thank you for the little crafty kit from my AWG Happy Mail list!

lady41701 on Apr 30, 2020:

Thank you for the creative kit for my AWG April happy mail. I love getting new paper crafting supplies and having coordinating supplies all in one little kit is easy stress free fun! It will be put to use right away!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Apr 30, 2020:

thank

Thank you for the AWG April Happy Mail. The little kit is such a great idea! I love things like this because they are so non-overwhelming! Looking forward to making some things with it...the pink and black looks so nice together :)

tcornell on Apr 30, 2020:

Thank you for the fun kit you sent me for April AWG! Can't wait to create something with it :)

Tricia22 on Apr 28, 2020:

AWG April- Thank you for the Birthday wishes!!💜

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