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Bucket

Bucket
Date Joined: August 19, 2008
Last Online: August 10, 2022
Birthday: March 13, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

I work in marketing at a university hospital system and have a wonderful partner and sweet baby son. We have a big friendly mutt in our household too.

I am an avid reader and writer. I love literary fiction, memoir, fascinating history/social science, and the classics.

I enjoy hiking, backpacking, camping, and mountaineering with my family. We love the outdoor opportunities here in the Pacific Northwest!

Maxwell Butte

Favorite Crafts

I'm a paper crafter, and dabble in painting and drawing.

Things I like to make and also like to receive:

*Handmade notecards/postcards

*Zentangles

*Zines

*Journals

*Mail art

*Naked mail

*ATCs, inchies, twinchies

*Mandalas

*Paper flowers

*Origami

Non-crafts I like to swap:

*Postcards (see section below)

*Books, reading, etc (see section below)

*Letters/notes

*Notecards

*Paper crafting supplies

*Journals

*Stationery (not for computer)

*Googly eyes, brads, non-flat stickers

*Tea

I do a lot of zentangles and love to swap them. I'm not particular about using the official trademarked Zentangle method or patterns. Below are some samples of what I've created!

Mandala zentangle

Twinchies

Handprint

Colors

My favorite color is yellow, closely followed by pink/red. I love yellow and pink together! I also like green and really like multi-colored items.

As far as shades, I tend to prefer bright, vibrant shades and jewel tones. I like pastels - especially yellow and pink. I'm not too excited by earth tones or darker shades.

Postcard preferences

MAPS! - especially unusual maps (like a historical map, a map of a small town, or some sort of themed map).

Typical tourist cards - scenic/city views, cards from a tourist destination/landmark, etc.

I prefer NAKED postcards, with a message and a stamp.

I also enjoy USED vintage postcards - the older the better, with old stamps and interesting old messages.

Favorite Books

I prefer literary fiction, short stories, biography, memoir and well-researched, well-written history and social science. I am interested in book reviews and recommendations. I don't like most genre fiction (like romance, mystery, thriller, etc...) and I don't usually like series fiction.

Favorite novels: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Solace of Leaving Early, A Tale of Two Cities, Midnight's Children, The Once and Future King, Joseph Andrews, Cat's Cradle, A Prayer for Owen Meany, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Gilead, Ada, Tinkers, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Grapes of Wrath, Sacred Hunger, Waterland, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon, Sometimes a Great Notion, All the Light We Cannot See, Americanah, Salvage the Bones, Love Medicine

Favorite short story authors: Anthony Doerr, Alice Munro, Raymond Carver, Carson McCullers, George Saunders, Junot Diaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucia Berlin

Poetry: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Langston Hughes, ee cummings

Check out my Goodreads (link above)

Things I love

animals, bright colors, nature/the outdoors, stationery, map postcards, notecards, journals, word puzzles and games, logic puzzles, the number 4, Girl Scouts, hiking and camping, books and reading, The Beatles, German beer coasters, papers for card making, extremely fine line pens (005) in all colors, tea, handmade envelopes, naked mail, zentangles, short stories, challenges, biking

Looking for a good theme for a profile-based swap to send me? Some ideas I would enjoy, in no particular order:

*Yellow and pink

*Outdoorsy/natural

*Adventure/mountain/active outdoors

*Ducks

*All things German

*Writing/journaling

*Books/reading

*Zentangle

Tea

I like black and green teas - flavors always welcome! I enjoy flavors like vanilla, chocolate, caramel, any sort of nutty flavors, and I love coconut. Fruit flavors are hit and miss - sometimes great, sometimes not.

I don't care for herbal teas or earl grey.

Dislikes

*Hello Kitty, kawaii, Disney, Diddl, any other trademarked characters

*Vintage (unless it's used postcards), Victorian, ephemera, steampunk, etc...

*Gothic, dark, horror

*dollar store, kitsch, trinkets

Ratings

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mysmashbooklife rated for R&W: July 2022 TBR progress on Aug 9, 2022
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Comment: Wow! It was really great to read you read some from your list in 2009-2010.
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: July 2022 TBR progress on Aug 7, 2022
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Comment: Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!
colleenbUSA rated for R&W:June 2022 TBR progress on Jul 4, 2022
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Comment: Great job! Thanks for sharing!
KSENiA rated for R&W:June 2022 TBR progress on Jul 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
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Comment: Thank you! Passing the card along!
lostinavalon rated for R&W: May 2022 TBR progress on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sending---your books look really interesting!
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: May 2022 TBR progress on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!
KSENiA rated for R&W: May 2022 TBR progress on Jun 6, 2022
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KSENiA rated for R&W: April 2022 TBR progress on May 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
lostinavalon rated for R&W: April 2022 TBR progress on May 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for sending your list. I've noted several of these to look for myself!
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: April 2022 TBR progress on May 2, 2022
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Comment: Awesome job! Congrats on shortening your list by 100 books!
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Comment: Sorry for this late rating. It arrived 4 days ago, I was offline a couple of days. I will send it forward.
KSENiA rated for R&W: March 2022 TBR progress on Apr 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
lostinavalon rated for R&W: March 2022 TBR progress on Apr 12, 2022
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colleenbUSA rated for R&W: March 2022 TBR progress on Apr 7, 2022
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Comment: Great job! Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all your postcards. I am so sorry about your dog but admire your positive attitude and your ability to find the good in each day
Response: Thank you! At first I thought it was a terrible week to do the swap for me, but it really turned into a blessing. Glad all the cards arrived safe!
KSENiA rated for R&W: February 2022 TBR progress on Mar 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
theirmimi rated for Naked Map PCs to 3 Partners #6 on Mar 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice note and postcard.
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Comment: Sorry about the late rate, husband put my mail in with his and came across it last night.
Response: No worries, glad it arrived safe!

Rating Overview

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Comments

DaisyNY on Jul 4, 2022:

Hi Kara! Thank you for working on this card so many years ago - it finally made its way home this week. I like the work you did on it.

wolfeagle on May 6, 2022:

Thank you for working on my mermaid waves Collaboration postcard. I love it.

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:

hny

Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

marianne81 on May 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for your addition on my collaboration card, I love the clock you made. you can see the finished peace here https://flic.kr/p/2fE6aFS I still haven't figured how to add a foto in my messages so you have to copy the link to see the picture.

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

Artistic on Sep 24, 2018:

Welcome back!!

TereDiane1954 on Jun 8, 2018:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn!!?? I love that book♥ Welcome back :)

latentsmile on Nov 19, 2013:

Here's hoping all is going well with you in life. Feel free to apply back to the Mandalas group if you return to swap-bot. I am just cleaning house of inactives. <3

anrtist on Aug 21, 2012:

HEY, I SENT U an invite to the new LLL, Location group, I think you will enjoy it ;-)

LizzyJo on Aug 1, 2012:

I'm glad you like the little German book. I love the font, but agree that it would be really difficult to read.

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