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ArtfulFig

ArtfulFig
Date Joined: February 22, 2009
Last Online: February 3, 2023
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 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 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

AuntieBlythe rated for Bible Study ~ Fellowship on Feb 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank You
bordercolliemom59 rated for Valentine Bookmark on Jan 26, 2023
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Comment: ty very much happy swapping .
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Apelser rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 12, 2023
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Comment: Have a super duper 2023.
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing papers!
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Comment: Thank you for the card and extras. Merry Christmas!
explore rated for Christmas Postcard - International on Dec 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard and Christmas wishes. Merry Christmas!
suepier rated for Christmas Postcard - International on Dec 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and nice greeting.
Candace rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 12, 2022
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Comment: Merry Christmas :)
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Comment: Happy Holidays, Stella! Aww, what an adorable card :-) Thank you so much! The washi tapes on the envelope are adorable and I loved the stickers you included :-)
CHOWEFACE rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for a beautiful card!
evenstar rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card
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Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful swap! I love the bookmarks
Lindsxxx rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and goodies
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Comment: Thank you and Happy Holidays.
SkaGirl rated for Handmade Thanksgiving Card on Dec 1, 2022
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Comment: What a fantastic card, thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for your card(s)! I'll pass it on ;-) Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas!
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Comment: I hope I'm rating the right person for this swap. It's have yourself a merry little Christmas. The post office put their marks right over your name. Your card said you are going to be Grinch in your Christmas parade. That will be a lot of fun! I received another postcard from you for the swap. It says peace on Earth. So I don't know what swap the other postcard was for
Response: I'm sorry this is not me. :( Though it does sound like fun to be a Grinch in a Christmas parade! The post office can mash or smear postcards. I've just sent out postcards for Christmas Postcard International. I think I had two postcard swaps this year. This might be the second one.
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Comment: Thanks for the great card with the black cat and the stickers! Have a Happy Halloween!
Response: Thank you for hosting this and many other swaps. It is greatly appreciated. I'm glad you liked the card and the stickers. Happy Halloween!

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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

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!

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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