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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: September 24, 2020
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

About Me

August 2020 Note

Thank you to the awesome person who sent me the #mailingloveout envelope! What a delightful surprise!


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.

  • 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

MarySue rated for 🌌 Space Stuff Swap 🌌 on Sep 24, 2020
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Comment: Oh my gosh, what an amazing package! And you made it all yourself?!?! Thank you so much!
ChrisD rated for Christmas tag with tea pocket on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Oh my goodness, what a lovely tag! You did such a beautiful job on this. I truly love everything about it.
geekgirl1001000 rated for YTPC: Fold-Out Booklet on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: love t he fold out booklet and all the goodies!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful parcel! I love everything, and you went above and beyond the swap requirements, so thank you so much for your generosity. I have never tried anything like this before, so this will be really nice. Thank you also for the beautiful letter. I stayed with my cousin who lived in Houston years ago, it was a lot of fun to visit there. Thank you for joining my swap, I hope we swap again, and I would love to hear more about your writing. If you are interested I would share some of mine, it's always good to get feedback. Have a wonderful evening!
neea1989 rated for Stickers and a Sketch - August on Sep 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cool drawing and the super cute stickers! 💕💜💕💜💕
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Comment: Thank you package just arrived! Love the flowers on each bag! Opened week #1! Thank you love it! I agree this pandemic is like never ending, but great swap! Stay safe and God bless!
LaetiArts rated for WIYM: Writing-themed happy mail on Sep 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the mail! ♥
Nserviam rated for Thinking about NaNo 2020 on Sep 7, 2020
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Comment: They all sound like great ideas!
Stachel rated for Thinking about NaNo 2020 on Sep 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing 🤗 Would like to read that 'mainstream' idea of yours 👍🏻
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Tiny Tags on Aug 28, 2020
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Comment: Ooh - I love them - so many embellishments on such tiny things - Thank you!
bexthelibrarian rated for Handmade jewellery swap #1 on Aug 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I love the keychain and the pendant!
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Comment: Thank you for all the cool stuff!
SunflowerRose rated for First & Last Lines no. 23 on Aug 11, 2020
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Comment: Love the pc you sent. I really want to check this book out!!
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Comment: What a great pc - I love how your bubble wrap print came out! Thank you!
24Donna rated for TCHH: Celebrate Lighthouse Day on Aug 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the perfect card and the charm! Stay safe and God bless you!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Book Lover's Day on Aug 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the books! These are new too me, so I look forward to reading them! Love the bookmarks, too!
Nevi2018 rated for Faithdex # 3-Road Trip on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: AMAZING!! You did BEAUTIFUL Work!!
Response: So glad you liked them!
LadyJo rated for PW ~ CHRISTmas in July on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun gift! Always can use this type of thing! I hope your doing well these days! Thinking of you many times!
DreZee rated for Steampunk ATC on Jul 26, 2020
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Comment: Your ATC is absolutely beautiful! I will definitely cherish it and I'm honored to add it to my collection. Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for a delightful swap. I enjoyed reading your letter, and I look forward to playing with the pretty vellum stickers. Have a lovely day!

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Comments

LadyJo on Sep 23, 2020:

Thank you for my September AWG wish of sunflowers. I love the stickers!

ChrisD on Sep 22, 2020:

The papers you chose are brilliant!

pinklilly on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you for granting me for Sept wishes, the fall leaves!

ChrisAnne on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for the AWG wish. I have used Daily Bread's daily devotionals, but I have never seen the series before. Thank you for sharing this encouragement!

Autist on Sep 17, 2020:

Thank you for the AWG Anniversary Card with so many Inexpensive Date Ideas! My husband was very happy to get get happy mail addressed to him! Thanks!!

tcornell on Sep 17, 2020:

Thank you so much for the blank labels that you sent for Sept. AWG, they are exactly what I needed!

Spicynacho on Sep 14, 2020:

Hopefully my handmade jewellery swap #2 will be up at the end of the month so keep an eye out! I'm glad you enjoyed it x ❤️🌼

kaypendragon on Sep 11, 2020:

Thanks for the lovely AWG birthday wishes!

LadyJo on Sep 4, 2020:

Thank you for the Lighthouse wishes! This is for AWG August wishes! Look for some wishes from me soon! I sent you something today with arrival of Tuesday. Enjoy!

LadyJo on Sep 4, 2020:

Thank you for the Lighthouse wishes! This is for AWG August wishes! Look for some wishes from me soon! I sent you something today with arrival of Tuesday. Enjoy!

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