Date Joined: June 22, 2009
Last Online: January 16, 2020
Birthday: December 12
Country: United States
Hi! My name is Sylvia; Silly for short. I love my friends and my family. They are the best people in the world! Like many people, I commute to the big city for my job (at Michaels Arts and Crafts). I enjoy the challenge of solving crafting dilemmas for people and I am looking forward to expanding my crafty solutions in the swap bot world!
I hate doing this, but it is being missed because it is down at the end of my profile.
PLEASE!!! NO EXTRAS I have discovered that most of what I get I have no use for.
I live with my parents as a caretaker. I love to swap with people who love and see beauty and humor in almost everything around them. I am a person powered by the sun, so I love sunny days and light blue skies. The greens of summer and the fiery colors of fall make up my favorite color palette. I love the summer sunshine, and a sunrise that tints the clouds white, gold, and red. I love to make people laugh. I really enjoy a good insult, if given in the right spirit, and love humor that is quirky, strange and silly. I also love cats. Crazy about them, actually. I was able to foster for MEOW Cat Rescue in Kirkland, Washington for 4 years. I worked with cats with anxiety/anger issues and depression. It was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. Since then, I have taken care of many strays and feral cats, and currently have 3, one that is 21 years old this year! Yay!
A few of my favorite things: Colors: I love jewel tones and rich, bright colors. My favorite color is blue, and summer greens. Fall is my favorite seasonal palette, with it's fiery red, orange-yellow, sky blue and sap green.
Copious spare time activities: I am starting a decluttering business, and that has been occupying my time. My activities change with the seasons, and we are now getting into the warmer weather, so I am outside cleaning up the yard from winter. I will be starting my garden soon, and some hiking.
Traveling: I have done a lot of traveling in the USA, and a little in Europe. Mostly Switzerland, since my mother is from there and I have gone back to visit family. My dad and I used to do road trips to desert country. My favorite places have been the grand Canyon and Zion National Park. I could spend an entire summer hiking, taking pictures, and eating campfire food! I just spent 5 years in Upstate New York, and that was quite an adventure! I was able to visit Manhattan a few times. I did not think I would like it, but wow! It is an amazing place. A couple other cool places I visited while living there where; The Museum of Jello, The Kazoo Museum, and the only place you can actually drive under the Erie Canal
Postcards I love pictures of cultural festivals and traditions, towns, landscape. I really like when a person can explain why is going on in the picture and maybe why they picked it. I also like silly postcards and funny ones. I have started a 'calming' wall by my bed, and want ot hang pictures of quiet things there. Rain, ocean, beach, feilds and sky. that sort of thing. Cutesie (baby, dresses up kittens, etc) are not my thing. Creative artwork is always welcome. Really, anything other than cutesie, and it is good!
Favorite craft: I paint murals for children. I have become addicted to ATC cards, and find that the inspiration from making them has seeped into my other art areas. I also enjoy the meditative quality of needle felting. It's good anger management! I am now playing with palette knife painting, and acrylic pouring.
Things I like: Cats. Hiking. I love being out in the sun, seeing how light plays off the water, the grass, the clouds. I can spend quite a while watching birds, and often imagine the little conversations they are having in my head. I also tend to imagine sound effects when watching animals, making me laugh. I love to people watch almost as much as I love to nature watch. I enjoy getting my hands in the dirt and do a little gardening. I loooove yard work. It is such a different form of labor than I do the rest of the week and I love the sense of accomplishment it give me. I love watching chickens. They have the silliest run! The art I love is usually bright with a limited palette, silly funny, humorous or smile evoking in some way. I really love bookmarks, since I read a ton. I never seem to have enough of them, and improvise with whatever is handy. Funny garage sale finds are always a hit. I recently picked up a childs bed tray with the most hilarious collage of cats and dogs dressed in paper cut out clothes. I looooove flannel.
Great bumper stickers I have seen Iâ€™d tell you to go to hell, but I work there and donâ€™t want to see you every day. Make Mac n Cheese, not war. What Would Buffy Do? Talk to me Goose! I am right 97% of the time, the other 4% I do not care about.
List-o-likes I love the smell of lemon and of sage leaves crushed between my fingers (which smells very different than the sage scent things in stores have in them). Flowers, frogs, gardening, laughing, family, hotdogs, a good night sleep, mac n cheese, vanilla ice cream, card games, things made of glass, hotdogs,embellishments I can put on cards and paintings, candles, citrus smells (not the sweet ones but the real tangy ones), magnets, mac n cheese, painting murals in childrensâ€™ rooms, making people laugh, the sun, sandy beaches, Christmas lights, pinwheels, the zoo, rocks, hotdogs, paisley, hand written letters, fun napkins, bird and frog song, the beach, shells, finding pennies on the street, labeling and organizing, mac n cheese, colorful store displays, wandering a new town with aimless abandon, thrift stores, garage sales, and postcards.
What I donâ€™t like: Extras. Please, don't send me extras in my envelope. I have discovered that most of what I get I have no use for. Licorice. The smell of lavander, sandelwood, or sage. Iâ€™m not into gory, bloody and extremely scarey. Pastel colors, although they have their place. Gothic and depressing stuff. It also has itâ€™s place, but I need all the joy I can get in my life at the moment. Profiles that start off with what that person will do to you if you don't follow their rules of craft making, mailing, and extra gifting exactly. I have noticed more and more profiles with this right at the begining, and it is a scarey and creativity-killing way to have to start a swap with some one. Not into hard core vintage. The colors tend to feel dirty to me and the images are to soft and lacy for my taste. I am not a girly girl, so lace and romance and things romantic-squishy are not my thing. If something makes me laugh, it is all good!
I have no allergies, unless you call a low tolerance for screaming babies and rude customers an allergy. :)