Been gone since 2013, but I'm back :) Little has changed by way of tastes ....
Love to do all sorts of arts and crafts: paint, collage, crochet, cross stitch, polymer clay, writing, ATCs...whatever! I am also big time into reading with spirituality, creativity and science fiction being my top three topics. I live with my mate, daughter and 2 kitties and a little dog.
I haven't been active here for over a year now; family losses, lots of moving and drastic life changes are hard on inspiration and enthusiasm. I am back though, and ready to give it a go :)
Favorites: Love teas- especially medicinal or their medicinal uses Favorite Animals- anything with feathers and fur...I'm working on scales and skin next Fav Colors- mostly bright and happy Love Crystals and crystal lore
Dislikes: Horror/Gore Abuse Proselytizing material (preachy stuff)
Likes and dislikes are so personal that it can be hard to hit the mark every time, so please don't stress it!
I'm grateful to share and be shared with!!
If you have been on swap bot for a while you know this site can be very unwelcoming at times, even with the general terms stating otherwise (â€œYou must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Swap-bot users.â€ http://www.swap-bot.com/terms.php )
To that end...
To hosts who want to have fun:
My account speaks for itself. :) I am an original member, meaning I was here since before SB switched websites. I'm a straight up 5 and I have only ever had one account. Please review my ratings and the comments from the recipients of my creative endeavors before deciding whether or not you'd like me to participate in your swap.
Look forward to swapping with you and feel free to skip the rest of this writing.
To the Swap-bot Gestapo:
While I appreciate hosts going over participant profiles and weeding out â€œundesirablesâ€, going Nazi is a little overboard. Keeping databases of names and addresses for years, to cross reference, flag and harass them is just... sad.
If you are one of these hosts, please remove me from any swap of yours. I don't need the BS. I'm not here to play stupid recess games or join cliques. I'm not interested in bullying, gossiping or any other malicious behavior; it doesn't really encourage creativity or the desire to be friendly.
To each his own, however all swap-bot members are over 18yo and are well aware of the inherent risks of joining a snail-mail swap. Making up conditions over and above the site requirements only show you as needing to control- no matter how many sycophants applaud your actions....
"... those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.â€ â€• C.S. Lewis
Interpol, 60's, 70's & 80's, David Bowie, Queen, Shakira in both Spanish and English, Cake (the whiny biotches!), Alanis Morissette, The Cure, AC/DC, the Beatles, Sarah Vaughan, Oldies and anything I sing along or shake my booty to!
The Fifth Element, Harry Potter, the Dune series, Dogma, Clerks, Whale Rider, Powow Highway, The Edge of America, Smoke Signals, Star Wars, Fight Club, Firefly/ Serenity, Howl's Moving Castle, My neighbor Totoro, Gattica, Great Expectations, Mirrormask, Ever After, Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Neverending story, Constantine, Mushi-shi...
Don't have cable... haven't had it years, but there is always Netflix, Hulu and Youtube :)
My favorite channels are: Showtime, The Learning Channel, Sci Fi Channel, Discovery, History and Do It Yourself channel. :)
Supernatural, Firefly, Ancient Aliens...
Crochet, cross- stitch, hand sewing, embroidery, painting - watercolors & acrylics, collage, writing and journaling, zentangles, ATCs and anything that sounds like fun at the moment.
Just started experimenting with paper mache. It takes forever to dry but it is so satisfying!!
â€œBe not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.â€ â€• Thomas Ã Kempis
â€œThere are those whose primary ability is to spin wheels of manipulation. It is their second skin and without these spinning wheels, they simply do not know how to function. They are like toys on wheels of manipulation and control. If you remove one of the wheels, they'll never be able to feel secure, be whole.â€ â€• C. JoyBell C.
â€œAnd pity--people who inspire it in you are actually very powerful people. To get someone else to take care of you, to feel sorry for you--that takes a lot of strength, smarts, manipulation. Very powerful people.â€ â€• Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming
â€œIf you are an approval addict, your behaviour is as easy to control as that of any other junkie. All a manipulator need do is a simple two-step process: Give you what you crave, and then threaten to take it away. Every drug dealer in the world plays this game.â€ â€• Harriet B. Braiker, Who's Pulling Your Strings? How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life
â€œSo, in the interests of survival, they trained themselves to be agreeing machines instead of thinking machines. All their minds had to do was to discover what other people were thinking, and then they thought that, too.â€ â€• Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
â€œPeople demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.â€ â€• SÃ¸ren Kierkegaard
â€œFreedom is what we do with what is done to us.â€ â€• Jean-Paul Sartre
â€œFor to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.â€ â€• Nelson Mandela
â€œThe first duty of a man is to think for himselfâ€ â€• JosÃ© MartÃ
â€œLife is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.â€ â€• C. JoyBell C.
Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well. - Jim Rohn
Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension. -Joshua L. Liebman
I guess real maturity, which most of us never achieve, is when you realize that you're not the center of the universe. -Katherine Paterson
Maturity implies otherness... The art of living is the art of living with. -Julius Gordon
â€œDon't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.â€ â€• Rumi, Essential Rumi
Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty. Bryant H. McGill
When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued. -Julia Margaret Cameron
Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn't mean only artistic creativity, although that's part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people. -Matt Groening