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ArtfulFig

ArtfulFig
Date Joined: February 22, 2009
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: August 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a transplanted Brit living in the US for more years than I can remember. Though I have been back and forth across the Atlantic a few times. I am 65 years old. I love art, music & nature. I have been creating since my childhood and have never stopped. I took care of my mother until she passed away last year at the grand old age of 98! I have three adult children & four grandchildren. I live with 2 catsโ€”Molly 10 years old she's a torbie and Bella 4 years old who is a tabby. They both love bouncy balls, crinkle toys, balls that have bells in them or make a noise. As for treats, they like fishy treats. I love being close to nature. It is soothing and calming in my often hectic life.

FAVORITE MUSIC

My favorite music is The Beatles, Enya, Secret Garden, Celtic, Phil Collins & movie soundtracks. My tastes in music are rather eclectic.

FAVORITE BOOKS

Some of my favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, the occasional Star Wars novel. I often enjoy non-fiction. The Hiding Place & Gift from the Sea are two of my favorites. I do not read romance novels.

FAVORITE MOVIES

There are so many movies that I have really enjoyed--Chariots of Fire, anything Pixar, Pride & Prejudice, Winged Migration. I enjoy Disney movies too.

TELEVISION SHOWS

I donโ€™t really watch many major network series. I have found that I really enjoy Korean and Chinese dramas & comedies on Netflix. My favorite K-drama is Crash Landing On You.

FAVORITE COLORS

I have loved colors since I was child. I remember loving the vivid colors of stained glass windows. I still love stained glass. My favorite colors are red, purple, blue, green. I don't like neon colors.

FAVORITE ARTISTS I do love Van Gogh. The first time I saw one of his paintings I was enchanted with his rich, vivid colors and thick brush strokes. I also love Monet's water lily paintings and his garden at Giverny. Leonardo. Da Vinci is another favorite. He was a genius. Japanese woodblock prints are absolutely beautiful.

THINGS I LOVE

In no particular order: nature related items, the Lake District of England, sea shells, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Switzerland, China, London, Venice, Paris. I would love to travel the world! I love to receive something that is unique to your country. I also love mountains, bullet journals, journaling, washi tape--please no neon colors, vintage airmail or postage, maps, red dragons, dragonflies, postcards, sea glass, sea pottery, glass beads, old things, vintage photographs, masks, things that are made of wood, foreign newspapers, vintage postcards, foreign postage stamps, favorite birds- sparrows, owls, penguins, puffins, European robins, favorite animals-hedgehogs, foxes, wolves, cats, tigers, pangolins, elephants, orcas (killer whales), photographs of stone statues, photographs of large old trees, ancient forests, handmade things, old travel posters. I love flowers and botanicals. I know that is a long list, but hopefully it will give you some ideas about me. Thank you.

THINGS I DON'T LIKE

Please don't send me any feathers-I'm allergic to them or strongly scented items-I'm sensitive to their aroma. I'm also really sensitive to cigarette smoke, no offense meant to the smokers out there. :0) I would prefer not to receive gothic, darkness, things that come in premade craft kits-it doesn't allow you to expand your own creativity, anything cutesy, celebrity related things, or liqueur filled chocolates.

Ratings

Jangonz rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #4 on Sep 23, 2021
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Comment: Hi Stella, I loved that little doggie card. Thanks for the quotes - I love Ray Bradbury as well. Hope your Halloween is full of fun.
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Comment: Love the card and the quotes! thank you!
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Comment: Hi Stella! I love the postcard. Please say hi to Molly and Bella for me! Happy swapping!
heidiblooms rated for Used Postage Stamps on a Card on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for the Cardinal and extras :)
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, i love how you decorated the back!
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Comment: Beautiful card--thank you! I also like the stamp. Susan (brooklynbunch)
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
Cellolady rated for Food packaging cardboard swap on May 31, 2021
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Comment: Love the decorating you did with this swap! It's given me some ideas! Thank you!
suepier rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #3 on May 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Emu postcard and sharing the interesting facts about them with me.
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love the quote you picked- flowers are everywhere! <3 AL
HelenG6 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #7 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Wowee, it's worth the wait! Canada Post placed plastic around the padded envelope, but generally intact. I love the tapes used and the vinyl storage case. I'm order online stickers now, and it would be great to use this case for it. Thank you for everything. The envelope was nicely decorated as well.
bettflow0017 rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Happy Mail #2 on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Thankyou so much for the awsome envie of happy mail:))) I SO VERY MUCH LOVE the things that you chose for me!!!! The "Forget Me Not" bookmark is absolutely awsome!!! I have never seen that picture of our saviour before. So beautiful and touching!!!
Response: I am so glad to hear that you like the happy mail I sent you. I love that painting on the bookmark-"Forget Me Not". It truly is a beautiful painting of our Saviour. I wanted to share that with you.
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Comment: Hey Stella today the postie knock on my door and asked for customs duties and i was like: ehmm i didnt order something :D for a second i thought not to pay these amount.. but than i ddnt want it to go back, so i did. As i opened your mail i was suprised about how much you send and how nicely put into the bag thanks a lot for my washis and also for the plastics they are so usefull and i also loved the quotes. i wish you all the best take care๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธHappy Swapping Rabia
Maddashin rated for Positive Postcard Swap #4 (PPS4) on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Washi tspe got you a heart ๐Ÿ’œ Thanks
BlueberryLady rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful Article and loved the pictures on the pages of the Very Interesting Article., Its a Keeper to put in my collection.. You will have to come to Ohio to see the Ashtabula County Covered Bridges and the Barn Quilt Trail... Festival is held in October. I live about 1 hour east of South Euclid.
Response: How wonderful! I'm glad that you enjoyed the article. I loved the pictures as much as the article itself. The Ashtabula County Covered Bridges and the Barn Quilt Trail festival sound great. I've got to come to Ohio!
SETSigningOFF rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #3 on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Hi there! Thank your for the beautiful cards! I loved all the facts about the birds. Fascinating! Thanks for sending my way and participating in the swap!
K8thecrafter rated for Send 10 Words on Mar 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card with extra goodies -- and bonus words, too. It was postmarked Feb 16 and was delivered today, 3/17. smh. Maybe next time we should each walk halfway and we'll meet up to hand it over in person. Does Nashville sound good? :)
AzEkologi rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #2 on Mar 11, 2021
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Comment: I love Orioles. There beautiful birds. I've only seen them in person once, when I was visiting the east coast. I often watch the Cornell Ornithology Lab's Sapsucker feeder on YouTube...they often visit there come spring/summer. Best, Rick
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Comment: Your card was amazing! I loved it and how the envelope dit the theme. Great job!!
HannahKaitlyn rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #2 on Mar 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the California Quail card!

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Comments

mummsie on Jul 29, 2021:

I've popped a new Food pkg. #4 PC in the mail today!!

mummsie on Jul 25, 2021:

Hello. If you have not received my food packaging PC Monday, please let me know and I will resend. It was a Lorna Doone cookie pc

mummsie on Jul 21, 2021:

I hope you receive my food packaging PC soon. Take care!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

Tynkerbelle on Dec 22, 2010:

Happy Holidays from The Sharp Shooters Group

HH

"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!" รขโ‚ฌยจ--Eskimo proverb

straycat911 on Oct 20, 2009:

Hi there! I'm just letting everyone who participated or was interested in the last Vintage Page (Etc.) Swap that I'm hosting another one -- check it out here if you're interested: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/47640 Happy swapping!

beckra on Jun 20, 2009:

Welcome to the Snap Happy group!

smokeandmirrors on May 2, 2009:

Come join us at the Souvenir Lovers Souvenir Round Robin! :-D

anaferraz on Apr 12, 2009:

I think it arrived some days ago, but I just got it at my mom's place yesterday. It was the address on my profile, but I've changed it now. It always take so long to mail reach here :/ Thank you!

1GruviScrapper on Apr 10, 2009:

Glad you could join us in the "Paper Art Doll" Swap! Welcome and have fun!

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