Date Joined: May 19, 2012
Last Online: October 10, 2018
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
My name is Chris and I'm from Rochester, New York, USA. I'm a 50 something rockin' grandma who's been with my soulmate for 38 years! What can I say, I mate for life ;)
I enjoy swapping and I LOVE Swap-bot!
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙 ****UPDATE: 9/11/18 - Life has demanded ALL my attention (complete disability/loss of job, loss of my mom :( several moves, transitions galore!)and has finally allowed me to resume my passion....SWAPPING! Can't wait to get back at it!
***UPDATE: 2/14/14 - Happy Valentine's Day! Back to swapping and loving it. So glad this community exists! #feelingblessedtocreate
***UPDATE: 1/6/14 - I'm back and can't wait to get swapping again...I missed it so much!
**UPDATE: 10/16/12 - I just got a new job that will be starting on 10/22/12 WOOT! I won't be swapping much for a month or so until I get all settled into the new position...but I WILL be back! Happy Swapping!
I do not flake! -- I can only imagine how disappointing that is, and I wouldn't want anyone to do that to me, so... If you haven't received my swap item within 2 days of the swap deadline, please send me a message and we can look into it. I usually send items out as soon as possible after partners are assigned. If there is ever reason for delay, I will let my partner(s) know asap, and I would appreciate the same courtesy.
Rating: I will rate as soon as I receive your swap.
I am a creator~DRUMMER~Healer~thinker~observer~reader~EMPATH~knitter~quilter ~wanderer~GYPSY SPIRIT~Wise Woman~ARTIST~crafter~star gazer~cake baker~booty shaker~reader~writer~COOKIE BITER~veggie lovin' babies G'mama
I AM SHUVANI
-- I love working with mixed media, ATC's, collage, altered journals, art quilts!
-- I love painting with watercolors and mount many of my ATC's on my watercolor backgrounds.
--Collage Collage Collage! Love it :)
-- I dabble in sewing and enjoy making clothing for my children & grand children. I love to quilt and collect beautiful fabrics and fat quarters.
-- I am a novice knitter and yarn snob...I prefer organic yarns over synthetic and I love knitting needles and now, crochet hooks. **I've also recently taken up crochet and I LOVE it! **Synthetic yarn actually has it's place...perfect for Amigurumi!
--I am fascinated by "repurposing" things to make them useful once again.
--I have tried almost every "craft" under the sun and I'm always up for a challenge.
-- I love listening to all types of music and enjoy exploring new genres. My choice of music depends on my mood at the moment :)
-- I am a hand percussionist and use the Djembe drum, native to Africa, and the middle eastern Dumbek drum. (Sadly, neuropathy has taken my ability to drum :( )
-- One of my favorite places to be is around a bonfire, drumming with like minded spirits :)
-- I LOVE to read...My favorite books include Historical Fiction, Autobiographies, Fantasy, Personal Growth, and the classics.
-- Some authors I like: Stephen King, Janine Kalogridis, Cassandra Clare, J.K. Rowling, Roald Dahl, Patricia Briggs, Wilber Smith, Paulo Coehlo, Anita Diamont, Neil Gaiman, Ann Rice, Jean Auel, Anais Nin, Terry Prachett, Alan Cohen, Dr. Wayne Dyer... -- I use GoodReads.Com to track my literary progress...join me! Christina Conner
-- I am not much of a movie buff...but some of my favorites include: Practical Magic, Super Troopers, The Princess Bride, Chocolat, Mistress of Spices, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Original Version), Pulp Fiction, Snatch, O'Brother Where Art Thou, Harry Potter, Fight Club, Good Fellas, Popeye, and pretty much anything with Johnny Depp...yum.
-- It's rare that I can sit still through an entire movie.
--I rarely watch television...but when I do, it's always the Food Network! I love Chopped, Diners Drive-ins and Dives, and Restaurant Impossible.
My guilty pleasures...
--Ru Paul's Drag Race --- Drag Queens inspire me! -- Spongebob Squarepants -- Big Bang Theory!
-- Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love leaves, trees, Fall colors and PUMPKINS! Pumpkins make me happy :) Really good things happen in the Fall.
-- My favorite colors are: Pinks, Dark Reds, Burgundy, Oranges, Greys, Watery Blues/Greens, Teal & Turquoise.
-- I LOVE to cook! I am a foodie at heart and I'm always trying new recipes. I have an extensive collection of electronic recipes.
***FYI...I have extreme sensitivities to many food additives, so I avoid eating processed foods and candy and I am very careful about what I eat :)
-- I prefer organic items, especially if they'll be used in or on the body.
** Scents I like:
A crackling fire on a chilly autumn night
...nothing too heavy or perfumey as I get migraines.
-- My tastes run towards the eclectic and unusual, weird and funky.
-- I love collecting little bits and pieces, ephemera...feathers, stones, crystals...and incorporating them into my art. I believe feathers found are gifts from our flying friends.
-- I like pens, pencils and paper, pads and journals, rubber art stamps & ink pads.
-- Scrapbooking and all its accessories.
-- I like vintage prints.
-- I love anything that glitters!
-- Gnomes ROCK! It's something about the pointy hats...
-- Fairies and all fantasy type creatures!
-- Stars Stars STARS! Love everything about them. -- I love polka dots and polka dotted things!
-- I love cupcake designs...anything cupcake related.
-- I collect stickers (no 'teacher' related, I have no use for them :) and postcards (I love them all!). I PREFER MY POSTCARDS UNWRITTEN ON AND IN AN ENVY, WHEN POSSIBLE...EVEN IF THE SWAP CALLS FOR OTHERWISE, IF YOU DO THAT FOR ME, I WILL STILL RATE 5 AND HEART...THANKS!
-- I love mushrooms...especially whimsical ones.
-- I like the tiny Japanese food shaped erasers...I have no clue why :P
-- I love birds and specifically owls.
-- I LOVE to grow things! Flowers, Veggies, Herbs.
-- My favorite flowers: Columbine, Rose, Sunflower, Bee Balm. I can name almost every flower by sight.
-- My favorite veggie: Beets! Swiss Chard
-- My Favorite herb: Basil, Rosemary, Mint
-- I like playing word games such as Words With Friends, Scrabble, Word Search. Not much of a Crossword fan, though.
-- I'm a proud supporter of the LGBTQAI+ community. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙
-- I am PASSIONATE about wellness through good nutrition and I'm on a constant quest to learn as much as possible about finding health and balance through eating whole foods, and sharing that knowledge with those interested.
-- I live daily with autoimmune issues that make life very challenging at times. I'm managing by keeping a good attitude and making healthy choices.
-- Wellness Coach...and this journey is leading me on to become a healthier, more balanced person.
-- I practice natural healing modalities that include Reiki, EFT, Meditation, herbalism, prescriptive nutrition, aromatherapy with essential oils.
EAT well MOVE daily HYDRATE often SLEEP lots LOVE your body LIVE life
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙 --I am a very open-minded person and I celebrate diversity in all of its many facets...that being said:
I have no tolerance for judgmental people! We are all fighting an unseen battle, salute your fellow warriors!
I do not care for Christian propaganda, literature or images, etc. ~ Thank you for respecting that :)
Close-minded attitudes or racial intolerance...it's 2018, get a grip already.
I dislike the smell of cigarette smoke...yuck!!!
I dislike coffee and the taste of coffee...it's just not my thing.
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙 "I walk in stride with people much taller than me, partly it's my boots, but mostly it's my Chi" -- Shuvani
"I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death. What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch and you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. You become a little baby, you go back into the womb, spend your last nine months floating... and you finish off as an orgasm." - George Carlin
"A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself." -- Maya Angelou
"To flog a horse, if not dead, is in mortal danger of expiring." -- Tom Hanks, Lady Killers
"Sticking a feather in your ass does not make you a chicken." -- Tyler Durden, Fight Club
"They were threatened by my intelligence and too stupid to know that's why they hated me" -- Sheldon, Big Bang Theory
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