I am interested in having more pen pals so please let me know if you'd like to exchange letters. I'm also interested in swapping hand-drawn art/ATCs, stuffies and dotee dolls.
I work as a database programmer in the Phoenix area and I have a wonderful son and a granddaughter that is 10 years old. We have a pug named Toots, an african grey parrot named Barkley and my son has a cat named Moco.
My join date is in 2010 but I have ratings from before that - I joined as tere1998 back in 2008 or so, but I needed a break, so I deleted my account after all my swaps were completed. I had all "5" ratings. When I came back a couple of years later, I was not able to log in with my old name, so I chose a new one. I was able to get the 2 accounts combined.
I love nerdy crafts, sewing, hand/machine embroidery, quilting, making bags/purses, watercolors and sometimes ATCs. I have made quilts, dresses and all kinds of clothes.
Dotee dolls are super fun, and I always look for new ideas to make them unique. I also love making stuffed dolls and animals, and mixed media art.
Photography is also something I started in 2018. I have a Nikon DSLR and a growing collection of lenses. Candid portraits are my favorite type of photos. I love capturing subtle expressions and great moments.
Here are some things I love in no particular order:
Ok, so some things I don't like:
If you do not receive a rating from me, please let me know. I rate everything when I get it, unless I don't know which swap the package was for.
Also, if you do not receive a swap from me, please let me know so I can resend it. I'm not a flaker!
The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me. Oscar Wilde, "De Profundis"
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. - Ray Bradbury
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. John Green, Looking for Alaska
By William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
I much prefer postcards sent "naked" and I love pretty much all kinds of postcards except religious ones. Don't worry about offending me, either! I love risque, dark, creepy, and strange cards! Touristy cards are fine, too. There aren't many postcards I don't like :)
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