I am a mixed media artist, living in Minnesota, who enjoys using unconventional materials to create something beautiful. You can see more of what I create at www.treasuresofavalon.etsy.com I'm also a consultant for my family's game store, called Geek World(look them up on facebook, the store is in Tyler, TX). Meaning I recommend games they should carry, and when my mom can't remember how to play a game she calls me on the phone and has me walk her through it while she's teaching it to someone, lol. As a result I get a lot of geek related ephemera in the way of packaging, ad cards, free comic book day stuff, etc. Pretty awesome.
I have three kitties (Cadburry, Jack, and Meeple) and 5 tarantulas.
I am a substitute teacher on the side, but my main passion is art. I travel all over the place during the summer to various art and craft shows. I specialize in using recycled materials to create my products. I also do Henna Tattoos at some of the craft shows.
I have very ecclectic taste in music but some of my favorites are Fur Elise by Beethoven and anything by Cyndi Lauper. I also love Ani DiFranco and David Bowie. And I recently rediscovered my love for Gypsy Foot
Several years ago I saw Dehli 2 Dublin perform at Faerie Worlds and they were amazing. You should definitely check them out!
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Upanishads, Calvin and Hobbes, But No Elephants, The Three Sisters trilogy, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Alchemist
I also collect books of Fairy Tales and enjoy reading entries out of the dictionary.
Labyrinth, anything Tim Burton, Pirates of the Carribean, Legend, Lord of the Rings, Lars and the Real Girl, Lillies of the Fields, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Arsenic and Old Lace, Goonies, Amelie, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
Bones, Law and Order SVU, Old Christine, Raising Hope, Dharma and Greg, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Dr. Who, Better off Ted, Big Bang Theory, Project Runway, RuPaul's Drag Race, Bad Judge, Face Off, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Young Turks
jewelry, book making, altered art shrines, fused glass, felting, collaging, ATC's, zentangles, guerilla sewing, art journals
A – anatomical hearts, at nouveau, apples, address labels, autumn
B – beads, belly dance, burlesque, bumble bees, book plate stickers, board games
C – crystals and stones, cats, chocolate (white, dark, milk, any kind really), coffee, Celtic knots, celestial themes, cirque, cemeteries, crows, chickens, cupcakes
D – drag queens, die cuts, dandelions, death positive, Day of the Dead
E – Egyptian themes, ephemera, embroidered patches, eucalyptus trees
F – ferns, fairies (but not so much Disney types), fat quarters with interesting designs, forests
G – goddess themes, gypsies, gothic/dark Victorian themes, green, gnomes, Gemini
H – handmade soap, honey bees, Halloween
I – insects, international treats and candies, icecycles
J – jokes
K – King Arthur, kitsch
L – lucky cat, leaves, lobsters (I just think they’re pretty)
M – moons, mehndi, memo pad sheets (just a few is great), mermaids, mythical creatures
N – nature, neckties (the uglier or more unusual the better), notecards that are blank inside
O – owls
P – postcards of the non-tourist variety, peppermint peeps, purple, paisley, pirates, prayer flags, picture back playing cards, puns, pin ups, Pagan themes, peacocks
R – rib cages, rainbows, ribbon and trims, ravens, recipe cards, roses, rain storms
S – steam punk, skulls, skeletons, stars, spirals, swirls, stamped images, spiders, stickers (except reward or foam), Samhain, science, squirrels, super heros, statuettes of female Saints, snake skin designs
T – tarot, trees, tea, tattoos, tarantulas, turkeys, thistles
U – unicorns, upcycling, Urban Decay photography
V – Vikings, vintage brooches, vegetables
W – witches (especially pretty or friendly looking ones), wild flowers, waterfalls, whales, the woods
X – x-ray images
Z – zombies
confetti and glitter (love it on stuff just don't need them as supplies), valentine themes (but I do like hearts, just not cutesy), tiny little bits of paper, computer print outs, modern and minimalistic art, jewelry findings, corks, feathers, christmas ornaments, teacher reward stickers, kawaii poop, plastic canvas, cartoon themed items, centipedes, craft kits, plastic beads, hunting, religious themes, blood and gore, twilight related stuff, justin beiber, miley cyrus/hannah montana, precious moments, foam sheets and stickers, beauty samples (with the exception of lotion), glitter glue on ATCs (It's not an ATC if all you do is print a picture and add glitter glue!)
hand carved stamps or stamped images from handcarved stamps
non tourist PCs
vintage photographs (preferably black and white)
unused greeting cards that are not holiday (with the exception of Halloween which is always welcome)
This is my fur baby. Check out his facebook page Polydactyl Jack
I totally understand that things happen. Just communicate and if it's for a good reason I will still consider rating a five. If you send your swap late without communicating with me ahead of the due date, I will rate you a three, regardless of how many extras you include. Sending on time is part of the swap requirement.
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