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sillysusie

sillysusie
Date Joined: February 10, 2013
Last Online: July 29, 2021
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States

About Me

Finally it's 2021 so let's have fun!

2020 was horrible and unexpected for most of us. Who would of thought a world wide pandemic. I'm so very sorry for those who have lost someone or have suffered.

Well everyone has a story and here is mine. In December 2019 they discovered a femoral hernia and that I needed emergency surgery. While performing presurgical testing I kept having abnormal EKGs. After extensive testing they determined I had a major heart attack when my emotional support dog/companion died. After extensive testing they discovered the bottom third of my heart was not working. So 2020 began and ended with me being hospitalized. First the angioplasty, then given 3 stents, then femoral hernia surgery, then a spinal proceedure and ended with me having surgery to implant a defibrillator /pacemaker device all during the pandemic. Wow life is different, so very very different. It has taken me awhile to adjust bit I think I got this. Sometimes however I have bad days hopefully they won't interfere with swaps. The bottom line is I am still silly, I think more than ever. I have a new appreciation for life. Most days I chase a muse, I love to play, have fun and just be happy. I pray daily and love God

My hobbies include reading, crafting, gardening, nature and searching for treasure. I love everything old and I LOVE TO COLLECT: art, books, boxes, perfume bottles, ephemera, tins, antique textiles and so much crap as my husband calls it, that I am often referred to as a pack rat.

My interest are metaphysics, the paranormal, comparative religion, reincarnation and alternative medicine. I'm a rockhound, but I'm always picking up something pieces of wood, pennies whatever catches my eye. I love playing in the dirt. My nails are always breaking and have dirt under them, no manicures on these hands.

I use arts and crafts as a form of personal therapy and my pets are my therapist. They are also my best friends. In the future, one day, I would love to have an animal rescue. I also dream of a greenhouse.

I am very much a recluse, who prefers the company of animals to most adults. This is because I have been disappointed by to many people in life. I know what I like and I am not interested in what others think or do as long as they don't effect me.

synopsis

I believe life should be enjoyed. All the little things are special if we allow them to be.

I seem to have a Peter Pan complex, as I refuse to grow up.

I love bright colors (actually all colors), loud music, animals, nature, crafting/ making things, games and having fun.

I'm also a bit of a brat and a rebel. I am me and make no excuses for what / who I am.

Favorite Music

I love music, all music. My favorite group/band is Hot Tuna, but the 1970s California bands( Grateful Dead, NRPS, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Janis Joplin, etc all) are awesome. I also love the blues Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, James Cotton, Buddy Guy to name a few. Then I enjoy jazz John Coltrane/ Thelonious Monk type jazz, especially on Sunday mornings. And light classical like Chopin, ( Jean Pierre Rampal's a favorite performer) is perfect when I'm stressed. So pretty much everything, music is love.

Favorite Movies

I think Disney classic are timeless. For more adult type movies, the old black and white films,(B_movies) are my choice, nothing highbrow just enjoyable stuff like the Thin Man series with William Powell.

Favorite Crafts

I don't have a favorite craft I love them all. I have experience crafting most everything including ceramics/ pottery, wood, metal, fused glass, mixed media, collage, paper crafts, copper enameling,embroidery and the list goes on. My current favorites are casting glass, altered art, folk art, art journaling, primitive/folk dolls and ATC's .

Favorite Books

I love books, reading them and collecting them. I have hundreds of books. My favorites are children's book's. However I also have in my library an extensive collection of non-fiction from cookbooks, gardening, crafting, religion and philosophy to childhood education. So please unless it is a book I'm specifically looking for, don't think of me, send them elsewhere.

A favorite book I recommend "Gateway to Happiness " by Zelig Pliskin it is definitely worth your time to read.

WISH LIST

What I would really love to receive are ATC's. I'm blessed and don't need a thing, with that said. I know crafters love to share so I think ephemera especially local stuff from where ever you live is awesome, or of course any small original artwork you want to share.

Just a note.....

I am very technologically challenged and think old fashioned ways (like the post office) are great. So if I email you, ask stupid questions, re-post, or don't upload images that is why. I hope everyone understands my lack of sophistication. I will always acknowledge receiving and rating, that you can be sure.

  • Please remember what goes around comes around.

**Don't take this all so seriously or stress yourself life is short.

*** I am very understanding and realize we are all not great artist. So I rate and comment with kindness.

**** I made the above statement as some swaps make it difficult to express/ display true artistic abilities. I enjoy swapping and the challenges however I feel swap snobs are negative and have bad energy. If a card or swap doesn't meet your expectations please be kind, sometimes we older people have off days. We might not be feeling well, who knows the unexpected circumstances we each face. The wheel goes around very quickly.

About Me

I started hosting swaps so I am now forced to make a FLAKERS list.

User name #1. Gemo Real name Pryanka Rao

mommymo76 is another flaker

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the pretty pink and teal ATC, and the ballerina stamp!
Mjausson rated for Free Themed ATC Swap #5 - USA on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the super cute ATC and the beautiful extras! Really enjoyed receiving these. ❤️
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Comment: Thanks
ilaurea rated for SHOW US YOUR rubber STAMPS! (7) on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: So cute! Thank you for the ATC and extras.
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Comment: I love the beautiful ATC you created and also the pretty background papers. Thank you so much!!
ellie rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -July on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: Susan, I absolutely love your tree artist trading card thank you so much.
bluerose3 rated for CPG Pick 3 ATC - Global on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you. This card is neat and I love the quote you put on it.
Response: That makes me so happy. I love the snarky rat and the quote was perfect.
Spritsy rated for Mixed Media ATC swap on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: I love the amount of care and detail you put into this beautiful ATC. Thank you so much, and thank you for the extra goodies!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!
thebragal rated for Mixed Media ATC #1 on Jul 14, 2021
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Comment: Love this! So colourful and muted at the same time! Thank you for the coin. My collection is a bit more happy today.
Rhino44 rated for Squares Challenge ATC swap on Jul 7, 2021
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Comment: I love your ATC!!! What a great idea to weave something. I love everything about it, thank you!!
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC - it was very creative and I love how you incorporated nature!
silvermoonsnake rated for ATC int #16 - minimal paper on Jul 1, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the cool ATC
NRGordon rated for Found Image ATC #3 - USA on Jun 28, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC image. I worked in electronics for over 35 years and never got tired of seeing how the layouts of PC boards got more and more intricate and compressed.
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #2 (USA) on Jun 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atc and extras! very happy mail!
Wambatty rated for Dot Painting ATC Swap on Jun 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous ATC. I was hoping for an aboriginal inspired one, so I was so excited with what you sent.
Response: So glad you are happy with my card.
VenusEnvyGrrl rated for ATC - Free Themed #1 (USA) on Jun 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Susan for making me this ATC! I love it and the special papers you sent were a lovely touch. I think we are in some more swaps together so hopefully will hear from you soon. Also thank you for the sweet note ❤️
Response: You are very welcome. Looking forward to future swaps with you.
Cgscdy rated for ATC - Cats (USA) on Jun 24, 2021
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Comment: Tysm. Love the atc and the Egyptian stamped images!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm surprised I didn't get a heart.
arimails rated for Free Themed ATC Swap #3 - USA Only on Jun 22, 2021
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful ATC <3
theprairiemailbox rated for Cats ATC - Second Round on Jun 21, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC - you did a great job on it!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 198 17 15
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Comments

kiddomerriweather on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

CurlyTea on Jan 16, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Jan 12, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

trollop on Feb 2, 2014:

THANK YOU! for angeling my flakey partner in the Circles and Dots ATC swap. Lovely! best -ra

bbsporty on Jan 12, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

barbieloufromKY on Jan 2, 2014:

To the January birthday girl...

Aumonae on Dec 31, 2013:

ladydy5 on Aug 11, 2013:

Love what you had to say in your profile. I see you are in both my groups Artistically Inclined and ThriftstoreFind. Great!

sillysusie on May 23, 2013:

I would like to say " swap-bot people are the most fantastic people you probably will never meet!"

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