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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: December 18, 2018
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

Favorite Music

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.

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

  • 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!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so, so much! I've got them tucked away to open at Christmas :)
auralily rated for Margo's PB Stocking Stuffer USA on Dec 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! I'm going to try to avoid temptation and wait until Christmas to open it :)
candybeads rated for 50 Sticker Swap- USA on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the resend.
ariestess rated for TGIO NaNo 2018 on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: Bahahaha! Thank you so much! I love the trophy. It's sitting on my monitor stand as we speak. And the novel in a test tube? I nearly choked from laughing so hard over that one. I love it!
thriftymermaid rated for Annual Christmas Swap! on Dec 13, 2018
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Comment: WOW!!! I picked up 2 big boxes from you today!! It’s taking some will power but I’m putting them under my Nana’s tree without opening them!! So exciting!! I’ll be back to add more after the big day!! Thanks for keeping our tradition!! Merry, Merry Christmas my friend.
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Comment: I'm absolutely gonna make these cookies this year! I usually bake 6-10 different kinds to take around to neighbors and friends, so thank you!!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! Merry Christmas! And for the recipe!
tonat80 rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer -- November on Dec 9, 2018
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Comment: What a wonderful swap this was! It was really exciting - it was as close to being at the actual quilt show as possible! I also enjoyed the newspaper clippings you sent and all of the many goodies as well. It was extra special that you wrapped them! Thank you!
USAFwife rated for Happy Holidays card swap on Dec 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card. :) Happy holidays :) :)
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Comment: thanks so much i will open on xmas
ariestess rated for Quick recipes for NaNo on Nov 21, 2018
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Comment: Oooooers! Thank you! I love all of the options. Well, I'm not a huge pumpkin fan, but my other half and the housemate are, so I can make that for them!
knuffelbeerandy rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie Postcard on Nov 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for you card. I wil draw the next one en sent hem too the next. love Andrea
LadyJo rated for TCHH. Week of happy envies November on Nov 20, 2018
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Comment: What a delight, to see all the fun I am going to have! What a neat idea with the Christmas cards! I will enjoy doing that, believe me! I look forward to my surprises! Thank you so much!
AddictWithAPen rated for Cyber Write-in 2018 on Nov 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for running this swap ! It was such a nice evening, I had a lots of fun and you're a really sweet person :)
JosJane rated for November Loot Bag #1 on Nov 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much! I loved my goodies! Can't wait to wear my new socks!
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Comment: Thanks for all the lovely Christmas goodies!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Eulegirl rated for Mystery Microfiction 11 on Nov 15, 2018
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Comment: What a fun vegetable story! Thank you!
ariestess rated for NaNo Prep: 31 Day Free Workshop on Nov 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! And thank you for the snail mail you sent along! I have a feeling it will come in handy somewhere along the line.
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Comment: Felicia!! Always wonderful to get a Christmas swap from you!! Thank you so much for the sweet note and the presents, I look forward to opening them on the Big Day! Let me know if you'd like to do a private Christmas swap. Hope all is well in your world. Hugs!
Response: Indeed! Let's do our annual swap!
MilliePenpals rated for Write a Novel in 30 Days! on Nov 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely note. Good luck with the rest of NaNoWriMo :)

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Comments

yvonne401 on Dec 8, 2018:

Thank you for the encouraging message. Yes I'm starting to feel better. I can now type with two hands finally. I'm continuing to take things slow so I don't relapse.

Blessings,

Yvonne

AddictWithAPen on Dec 3, 2018:

I received the gifts from the Cyber Writing today, thank you so much ! I’ll start reading the book tonight

ariestess on Nov 25, 2018:

Thank you for the stickers gift from the Cyber Write-in! Just got them in the mail yesterday and forgot to come over to thank you then. I love them and can't wait to start using them!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!

gviing

yvonne401 on Nov 20, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG November wish of butterfly stickers!

Blessings,

Yvonne

bluehairedmary on Nov 19, 2018:

Thanks for the owl stickers and owl stamp! So much owl love! November AWG

Lonestarchild on Nov 17, 2018:

OOH! Thanks so much for fun diecuts for Nov AWG. Always love these -- so much to do with them! Thank you.

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:


Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

MSturgill87 on Nov 13, 2018:

So happy you like the 5,000 word reward! :) And way to go on reaching that goal! Keep going!

Sherry71 on Nov 2, 2018:

For The November Loot Bag swap and thanks for joining :)

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