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ArtfulFig

ArtfulFig
Date Joined: February 22, 2009
Last Online: July 15, 2024
Birthday: August 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm so glad to be back on swap-bot. I have several health conditions that I have been struggling with for several months. It's taken some time for me to get back on my feet. But I'm here now. Thank you for understanding.

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 cats—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 don’t really watch many major network series. I have found that I really enjoy Korean dramas & comedies on Netflix. My favorite K-dramas are Crash Landing On You, Crazy Love, Hospital Playlist and Vincenzo.

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: Tea: peach, raspberry & hibiscus, lemon; 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

KSENiA rated for Booklines by email no. 3 on Jul 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. And thank you so much for your kind words. It is important to hear them for me. The book you're reading sounds interesting,
Response: I'm glad that I could offer some kind words and encouragement to you. I only know one other person from your country. I wish I could do more.
Meangelgal77 rated for Bible Study on Church Life on Jul 13, 2024
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ultracinematik rated for Summer Collage on Jul 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the great note, collage, stickers, PCs, and bookmark. The tabby cat PC you sent reminds me of my Bubs - I'll have to hold on to that one.
Lisserz rated for Transportation Questions on Jun 22, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your answers. I really enjoyed reading about your adventures. The map/washi tape is cute. I received a Jeju Island postcard from a girl in South Korea. I love the horse lighthouses on Iho Tewoo Beach. Love Land also looks quite interesting. You are correct about Channel Tunnel and hovercrafts no longer in operation. That and the fact they are noisy, cost more than a boat or ship to maintain, and are fairly tricky to pilot.
Response: You're absolutely right about piloting a hovercraft. It was quite marvelous to see them in the distance and then come up the concrete ramp and deflate. I know that's a long sentence! Yes, they were noisy. But what a ride! I really enjoyed this swap too. Thank you for the heart. :^)
UKrebel85 rated for Encourage Me on Jun 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter. You will have a lot of fun doing the rebel badge club. There is also a Facebook group to join with additional monthly challenges :) I loved reading about all your things you are grateful for and all the positive things you see day to day.
Response: I'm so glad that you received my letter. This was a really enjoyable swap. Thank you for the additional information about the rebel badge club. It looks like so much fun! Thank you for the heart. :^)
Egga22 rated for Blooming Flowers Card Swap on Jun 18, 2024
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Comment: Loved the note card & thanks so much for sharing a bit of your childhood. sounds like an amazing one filled with colors! Happy Swappin!
LindaW rated for Animal Card Making on Jun 14, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sending me the handmade cat card made with calendar pictures. It’s very cute. Thank you for the nice letter, stickers, and tuck in items.
SkaGirl rated for Self Care Notecard on May 25, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful self care tips! :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! :^)
SatisHuman rated for Encourage Me on May 24, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter, it was so inspiring!
Response: I'm glad that you received it and that you found it encouraging. Have a happy day!
LittleFlower rated for Encourage Me on May 24, 2024
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Comment: Wow, we have a lot in common...my friend gave me a copy of Gift from the Sea a number of years ago. Thanks for sharing...also enjoyed "the vegetable patch".
Response: I'm so glad that you have read Gift from the Sea. It really is one of the best books. Thank you for the heart.
MonkeyMom23 rated for Thankful Swap on May 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sharing what you are thankful for.
Response: This was a great swap. I've enjoyed hearing about things people are thankful for. There is so much to be thankful for. Swap bot is definitely one of them! Have a lovely day.
LadyJo rated for Tea & Scriptures on Apr 24, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, really liked how you typed the scriptures out, the fun girl stickers and the tea!
LindaW rated for “This is Your Life” Swap on Apr 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sharing about your life and for the tucked in items.
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Cindymt rated for Color My World - Spring on Mar 22, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! Also, I liked the envelope!
jay9 rated for Spring Mail Art on Mar 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank You ArtfulFig, Your envelope is colorful and cheery, the extras are fun and will be used. The most exciting part of this whole happy -happy mail is your letter, it is so friendly and charming. 🐕🐕‍🦺
denisedecker58 rated for St. Patrick’s Day Card Swap on Mar 17, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the stickers! And yes, I've got my green on! Lol!
Response: I just wanted to make sure you didn't get pinched! Lol!
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Beepycat rated for Happy mail for hospice patient on Feb 27, 2024
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Comment: Hi Stella! Thanks for the lovely letter, cards, and stickers (I got both)! I really love the poem you sent and your view of death like passing from one room into another. I will keep both of those with me 🧡 Beepy is sitting on my lap right now, she says hi to Bella and Molly! Best wishes!
Response: Hi Rachel! I'm so glad that you received the letter and cards. I love that poem too. It's one of my favorites. I'm grateful that you found it helpful. Molly is sitting with me at my computer right now. Molly and Bella say hi back! Kindest Regards!
tcornell rated for Mail Art Envelope on Feb 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you- and best of luck with your downsizing project!

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Comments

LindaW on Sep 1, 2022:

Thank you for the nice message. I am at the park waiting for a friend. Enjoy your day!

LindaW

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!" 
--Eskimo proverb

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!

crescendo on Mar 21, 2009:

Welcome to swap-bot!! Happy swapping to you!

doublesided on Mar 3, 2009:

Welcome to the Inchie project swap!! There will be more rounds to come, so keep your eyes peeled!!

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