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sillyhoffmann

sillyhoffmann
Date Joined: June 22, 2009
Last Online: July 11, 2019
Birthday: December 12
Country: United States

About Me

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 I’d tell you to go to hell, but I work there and don’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 childrens’ 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 don’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. I’m not into gory, bloody and extremely scarey. Pastel colors, although they have their place. Gothic and depressing stuff. It also has it’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. :)

Ratings

Candyn29 rated for 3x5 ocean themed skinny card on Jun 8, 2019
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Comment: There is so much fabulous about this card!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Hahahaha! I am so glad you like your dapper man-atees.
elliecf rated for Inchies on May 29, 2019
5
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Comment: Oh goodness, such a lovely work of art, I loved your use of beads! It shall live on my bedroom windowsill <3 Thank you!!
Response: thank you!
waltsroo rated for Umbrella ATC - Newbie Friendly on May 12, 2019
5
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Comment: That ATC is so stinking cute ! Made me smile! Thanks!
Response: Mission accomplished.
UnicortopiaCreations rated for Black and white ATC on May 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for reading my profile and making me a hummingbird ATC, you are an amazing artist! So beautifully made! Happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome.
Emro rated for Cupcake Cat ATC Swap - International on May 9, 2019
5
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Comment: So cute! Thank you very much for your chocolate caramel cupcake cat! He looks very tasty. haha.
BLUR rated for Cupcake Cat ATC Swap - International on May 1, 2019
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Comment: Ha! Thanks for this illustration! Hehe! ♡ too funny.
ChristinaB rated for HD/P Funky Octopus ATC on Apr 10, 2019
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Comment: I absolutely love your gorgeous octopus! Thank you very much for it! It was sooo sweet of you that you used my favorite colours and items on it!! 😘
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Yay!
5
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Comment: OMG I LOVE THIS!!! I just hung it up! Thank you so much and billions of hearts. I will cherish this for years to come!
Response: Yay! I saw this swap, and was like "pleasepleaseplease let her say yes to the different format! I just had a vision!
arimails rated for 5x7 Sea Anemone Painting on Mar 27, 2019
5
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Comment: Beautiful! Thank you so much for this awesome painting and for sending it so safely. I am hanging it up on my wall ❤️❤️❤️
CrowDancer rated for Painting for me and for you on Mar 19, 2019
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Comment: The painting is so cute! the cats are adorable, and I love the color shift paint!
Karml rated for WHIMSICAL HOUSES ATC x3 on Mar 19, 2019
5
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Comment: This was fun! Thank you so very much for the great ATC
Tverne05 rated for WHIMSICAL HOUSES ATC x3 on Mar 18, 2019
5
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Comment: I like the style. Thanks a bunch!
blueseabliss rated for WHIMSICAL HOUSES ATC x3 on Mar 16, 2019
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Comment: OMG, this is so cool! Ten billion hearts and many, many thanks!
iowa05 rated for Illustration inside an outline on Mar 10, 2019
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Comment: This was SUCH a beautiful illustration - I am totally hanging it on my bedroom wall!!! I LOVE pointalism (I have a dotwork tattoo that is an outline with botanical things inside) and you even used my favorite color! ♥♥♥ Thank you SO much! :D
Response: Yay! You are so welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful art piece! I can’t believe you drew everything on here - it looks amazing! Thank you!
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Comment: I love this little shadow box so much! I love that you painted the mountains and carved the house out of a cork! The little top on the house is so cute...love, love, love this ornament! Thank you much!! xo
Response: You are very welcome!
TwistersMom rated for Winter Solstice ATC on Dec 12, 2015
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Comment: Sylvia, I have never seen such a beautiful piece of art on swap bot! I have gotten some very special art don't get me wrong, but this takes art to a new level for me! I will always cherish this gift and hope you get to recieve something that makes you feel this good! happy Holidays to you.. Marlene
Response: Wow! I am so very glad you like it so much! Yay!
jencats rated for "Owned by a Cat" ATC on Nov 10, 2015
5
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Comment: I love this ATC; I don't use acrylics so it is so good to see them used well. Corndog is such a great name too :-)
gramsbuttonbox rated for "Owned by a Cat" ATC on Nov 9, 2015
5
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Comment: What a cutie! And how wonderful that you get to see his sweetness!
winniethepooh rated for "Owned by a Cat" ATC on Nov 1, 2015
5
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Comment: Thankyou Sylvia for the sweet cat ATC, a cat brings so much love and are one of our family. Your dear cat Killy was a little treasure. Take care love Jennifer.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 189 20 23
Completed Fives Threes Ones
176 223 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 40 134 0
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Comments

doulakk on Sep 1, 2014:

Welcome to our group!
Please join one or two swaps!

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ladydy5 on Jul 30, 2013:

Great profile, great ratings. Welcome to Artistically Inclined group. Enjoy.

Dogluvr on Apr 8, 2013:

Hi there :)

Izafelidae on Feb 5, 2013:

Hi there, I'm going way back and tracking the origins and destinations of my swaps. Could I trouble you for your city and state? Thanks so much. We did an erotic ATC back in '11.

crescendo on Dec 25, 2012:

BBQ on May 4, 2012:

Your bumper sticker story reminds me of a bumper sticker I used to have: "I dont get lost, people always tell me where to go", Ive also seen, "I dont get bord, people always tell me what to do", or "Dont follow me, I'm lost too"! (That 1 fit my mom VERY well).

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

crescendo on Nov 26, 2011:

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edwardappleby on Aug 8, 2011:

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