Date Joined: August 15, 2013
Last Online: November 18, 2017
Birthday: June 16
Country: United States
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8/9/17 - back to swapping on a limited basis after a few months off. Glad to be back.
I am 43-year-old woman who works full time as a copywriter and enjoys a diverse range of interests in my leisure time.
I'm creating an intentional and purposeful life after many years of just bouncing around like a pinball. I long to experience new things, have adventures, and learn about interesting aspects of the world we live in.
I recently came across the phrase intellectual magpie and I think that describes me well. I enjoy learning a little bit about everything and collecting new experiences. My favorite phrase lately is, "Sure, I've never tried that before!"
For those that have seen my profile before, I've updated it and tried to simplify, but I'm still me. :)
I enjoy mixed media collage, crochet, and French beaded flowers. I also just do random craft projects that appeal to me.
On swap-bot, I try a little of everything. I love writing, ATCs, PCs, unique or different swaps, I just discovered zines and am eager to try more, and I love miscellaneous Type 3 swaps that involve creating something or doing something and reporting on it. I don't always find time to make mail art but I try and I ALWAYS make a good effort if the swap calls for it.
I consider exploring Seattle a hobby and am active in my church. I also do a lot of outreach with the homeless.
I also spend a lot of time journaling and just generally puttering around on paper. I don't really do pen pals but I have one that is special to me that I met here and I am actually pen pals with my aunt which has been amazing. I am always on the lookout for the right connection though.
Finally, I am just focusing on me right now and doing things that I think a lot of people do in their 20s like figuring out who I am and realizing that I deserve good things.
Here are some of my favorites:
Music: Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Glee, Musicals
Song: Sounds of Silence by Disturbed
Poem: Starlings in Winter by Mary Oliver
Fandoms: Sherlock BBC, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Twilight, Firefly
Collections: Fiesta Ware, Nativity Scenes, Postcards, ATCs
Color: Red and Dark Turquoise, but I really love anything bright. The combination of lime green, baby blue, and gold. Right now I'm also especially into warm colors - oranges, reds, deep yellows, deep purples, and dark greens.
Book: The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Movies: Butter, Lars and the Real Girl, The Princess Bride
Anything you see on my Pinterest (which is pretty extensive if you like Pinterest).
Local Tales/Legends of Colorful People and Places
All things vintage. My favorite period is the mid 20th century (1940s-1960s) - especially stuff around domestic life. I'm branching out and starting to become interested in the 1920s/1930s/1970s.
Architecture - especially its History and stories around places, not really 'modern' or 'post-modern'
Books/Movies about Dystopian societies
Doors, Pathways, Stairways
Castles and Places with Romantic Charm
World Religions and Beliefs
Nativity scenes and Madonna and child images.
Anything holiday related - any holiday/observation - especially unusual ones - any religion is welcome also.
Magic and Fantasy
History - mostly esoteric items that give a glimpse into every day life
Vintage Ephemera - especially vintage advertising
Old Pictures - especially portraits and candids of people
Vintage or Vintage Looking Travel Postcards - especially international
Religious Images (any religion - especially if there is an explanation attached regarding the significance of the image)
Children's art - both made by children and for children (like book illustrations) - not really Disney though please
Handmade items - even just doodles - but anything that has the personal touch.
Anything in other languages. (other than book pages)
Things that are bizarre or off-color or even offensive (offensive in the cuss word/nudity way, obviously not the racist or otherwise prejudiced way) - the exception to this is things that are excessively violent or gory or scary.
Not that I wouldn't appreciate these, but right now I really have plenty of book pages, scrapbook paper and other backgrounds. Of course, please feel free to send if it applies to swap requirements.
I'm really pretty happy with anything I receive. I just think it's cool to have someone give thought to what they are sending me. But, if you're stuck for an idea here are some things I would enjoy:
ATCs, Inchies, Rolos, etc.
Anything handmade, even if it's small or simple.
Souvenirs - especially from other countries - I love magnets in particular
Dolls - mostly handmade, like stuffed dolls. I also love Russian nesting dolls.
Creative writing pieces.
Anything with a story behind it.
I've recently started switching from coffee to herbal teas. I would love any different or unique teas you'd like to share.
Finally, I love it when I receive items that are wrapped. I just enjoy the extra fun of opening a present.
I really prefer no "extras" in my envelopes. I have pretty limited storage and I usually just end up passing on 80% anyway. I appreciate the sentiment and am always grateful for a thoughtful and personal "extra" addition, but it's completely not necessary.
I know some people worry they won't get a heart if there are no extras. Please note that I don't base my ratings on extras anyway. I am actually pretty generous with hearts if thoughtfulness and effort is obvious in the core swap product.
I generally only do those PC swaps that designate naked and stamped postcards. But if there is an option I prefer naked and stamped to in an envelope.
Also, I especially love bizarre/tacky cards and tourist cards. And I don't mind Free/Ad cards if they're unique. And I love well-done homemade cards.
Finally, I would love to do private touristy PC swaps - both internationally and in the US. Just drop me a line. I'm pretty non-picky except for it being obvious in some way where the PC is from.
I would be very interested in more private swaps, especially for unique or larger items. You can see my list of skills above.
I'm not concerned that a swap be this for that...I'm willing to do an amigurumi figure in exchange for a well-done dotee doll. Or I'll trade an ATC for a handmade PC. Basically, I just want the effort and approximate value to be agreed upon.
I'd especially love to do PC swaps for bizarre cards, international tourist PCs (although to be honest, I mostly have Seattle to swap), and I'd love to swap art cards.
I'd also love to swap creative writing based on a mutually agreed prompt.
Throw out other ideas! I'm game for most anything - and I'm not easily offended.
I would not rate down if I received any of these, but they wouldn't really be useful to me:
-makeup, nail polish, and accessories -bracelets (but I love necklaces and earrings) -green tea
Pastels are not really my favorite. And I'm not a big glitter person.
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