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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: October 21, 2017
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

About Me

Updated July 2016

Hi there. Although I'm not on the site everyday anymore, I'm still active.

I'm artistic and I live in Virginia. I've been swapping since 2004, and found out about this site on 2.22.07 and have been swapping here since then. I love to trade dotee dolls and artist trading cards.

My first name is Felicia.

Please: Nothing edible in swap packages (exceptions being specific to a swap). I'm on a very restrictive diet.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I'm a master naturalist), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags. Bible art journaling and Zentangle are new obsessions.

Every November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. So I'm usually scarce around the site, except in the NaNoWriMo Swapping group.

I'm a voracious reader and love things related to books and tea (i.e. notecards, teapots, stickers, etc.)

Other likes include: Zumba, Volkssmarch (walking), my treadmill, walking/hiking nature trails.

In terms of collections, mine include: dotee dolls, letter openers and blue & white porcelain.

I'd call my crafting style eclectic and artsy simply because I'm willing to try almost anything at least once.

I love to read, travel and listen to music, and I enjoy puzzles (all kinds from crosswords and word searches to mystery and thriller novels), game shows, board games ... and swapping!

Favorite Music

mellow jazz, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies (preferably in black and white for those)

Favorite Television

I like 'em dead, laughing, cooking or playing games/challenges. :) So that would translate to: NCIS (love Gibbs!), NCIS: Los Angeles, Big Bang Theory, Meet the Press, Washington Week, various cable news stations, Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef, Fixer Upper, Food Network Star, game shows and late-night TV monologues.

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, dotee dolls, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs and Zentangle.

Because writing is a craft, I'll list it again here. :)

I enjoy receiving ATC, card and/or dotee kits or creating them for people.

I love making, buying and receiving bookmarks. (I usually have about four books going at a time -- a thriller or mystery, a romance, a self-help and an inspirational or faith-based work.)

Wish List/Flat Mail Wishlist

Big Ticket wish list:

  • worldwide eradication of zika and ebola

  • new state-of-the-art laptop WISH GRANTED! WOOT!! (no, not via a swapper, but granted nonetheless :) Nov.2015)

  • a major, breakout book contract

Basic wish list:

  • U.S.presidential campaign buttons! ANY party, any year. (Every four years on the second Tuesday in November, I put on a vest and then ALL of my campaign buttons.) Would love any from this election cycle.

  • books about creative writing or writing

  • for Christmas swaps: I like the blue/white Christmas color theme; would LOVE for some items to be for my Mom (see below)

  • gorgeous stationery (for letters, not note cards)

  • Gift cards (noted below in Flat wish list area)

  • Screw or clip-on earrings

  • Wrapped and labeled surprises for my Mom (see below)

  • Magazines about fiction writing

  • Interesting rocks/minerals

  • Pin back buttons about writing, tea, humor, political campaigns (any party/any year)

  • Anything from Keepsake Quilting

  • NaNoWriMo swag

  • Profile surprises!

  • Scarves

  • Ink pens (preferably blue ink; hearts for Zebra or Cross brands)

  • A copy of the newspaper from your town/city

  • Did I mention profile surprises?!

Flat mail wishlist items for specific swaps:

COUPONS: Dove products (soaps, body wash, etc); Ivory Snow soap; EAS Advantage protein (shakes, bars); Atkins proteins.

FLATS: I enjoy bookmarks, articles/essays about fiction writing and the creative process, maps, postcards from/about where you live, inspirational or sassy quotes and stickers (especially stickers related to writing, books, reading or tea -- but no actual tea, please -- UNLESS IT'S SPECIFIC TO A SWAP OR FOR TEA IS LOVE GROUP swap/activity).

TEAS: See note above about the Tea is Love Group. For those swaps, anything except chais.

GIFT CARDS/GIFT CERTIFICATES: These make me happy -- Panera, Google Play, Starbucks, Barnes&Noble, Target, Amazon, Teavana, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Club Scrap, Keepsake Quilting.

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense. See note above about puzzles. :)

Among some of my favorite authors: Jo Nesbø, Robert B. Parker, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Lowell/Ann Maxwell, James Baldwin, Kay Hooper, Langston Hughes, Jayne Ann Krentz, Paulo Coelho, Ha Jin, Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman, Daniel Silva, Martha Grimes, Jeffrey Deaver.

My mom likes...

Sometimes I join swaps where gifts/items are for my mom. She like blues and yellows, lace-edged handkerchiefs, Jesus, C-SPAN, politics, activism, non-fiction books about religion, and natural foods/eating/wellness. She collects angels, Nativity sets and loves surprises. Any items for her should be addressed to or labeled for Miss Bernice. Thanks!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the quotes! The one that resonates with me is "You were wild once. Don't let them tame you!" - LOL. Thank you!
bunsofaluminum rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Oct 12, 2017
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Comment: Just got your terrific book log, and chose three titles that seem appealing. Tomorrow's gonna be a library run for sure! Loved the Virginia post card too!
MissCharlieD rated for NaNoWriMo 2017 Prep on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for including the pinterest items with your letter! I already sent them to a few from my nano writing group - "have you seen this?!" may or may not have accompanied them. I'll have to make copies before our next prep meeting :)
Nserviam rated for NaNoWriMo 2017 Prep on Oct 10, 2017
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Comment: I went down the pinterest rabbit hole while reading those blog posts too! Thanks for the resources. :)
Response: :)
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Comment: Felicia, thank you so much for the awesome package of gifts, I'm saving until closer to Christmas! I was so excited opening the package to find them! They're wrapped so nice! Wish I could give more hearts! Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
pattiairel rated for Swaps - Autumn Flair on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Love the swap.....thanks so much for such nice items♥♥♥
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Comment: Thank you for this day brightener! I will enjoy using my goodies and love the typewriter card! Hopefully you find your other ones. :) Have a great day and I prayed you would be blessed today.
MuddyPuddle rated for Join 9/26, Send PC 9/27~~US on Oct 2, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard!
USAFwife rated for Prompts for Personal Journaling on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: Wow, these are great! :) I keep a 'prompt jar' with individual prompts folded up, so it's a surprise when I pull one out. :) These will work well!
bombardiette rated for Prompts for Fiction Writing on Sep 28, 2017
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Comment: Felicia - What a lovely grab bag of prompts! Thank you so, so much for this - and thank you for hosting this too. xo
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Comment: What a surprise to receive a huge package in today's mail!! The fall box is beautiful!! I'm super excited to have a week's worth of goodies to open! Ryleigh opened hers after school and she LOVED everything you sent!! She is very grateful. Thank you for thinking of her too! I'll be back to update this rating in a week!
Response: So glad you both liked your surprises. The box is from JoAnn. Have a Happy week!
ToujoursMoi rated for Illustrated Letter #2 on Sep 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter and the enclosed goodies.
reauk rated for weekly presents September on Sep 24, 2017
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Comment: checked mail thanks so much.
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Rainy Day Basket on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: Awesome! The basket made it look inviting how the packages are in there. It makes me want to open them all now! Oh my daughter and I love the paper you used to wrap them in. Thank you for the tea book too! What a lovely addition to this swap! You deserve lots of hearts! I will enjoy and will be excited to open them on a bad day! Thanks so very much!
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Comment: Very cool! Thank you!!
Evelynswap rated for CSG - Handmade Bookmark #2 on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely bookmarks! I love all 3 of them. The quote is very nice and I love the birds and butterflies you processed in it.
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Lighthouse on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: I love the Lighthouse things you sent me. My favorite thing is the fold over stationary. That is so neat! It is also beautiful! Thanks so much!
smadronia rated for Zentangle Me Something! on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I like the idea of a single tangle on a card. Your card turned out really nice :)
aspens rated for Little Slips of Inspiration-USA Only on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: I love the stamps on your envie, they're so cool! I'd love to know where you got the "there's something in here for you" one :) Anyway, thank you for your cute presentation of quotes! The washi was a nice touch. Thank you for the humbling quotes.
Response: Hi there. So glad you enjoyed the package. I think I picked up that stamp at a show somewhere. I've had it several years, so not quite sure which one. My "usual" haunts are the StampScrapArtTour and Scrapbook Expo.
Fabriqueen rated for 3 oz CHRISTIAN Swap on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome package you blessed me with! I love everything! It was wrapped so pretty I hated to tear it open. I wish I could send a million hearts. Big Hugs, Diane

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Comments

allthingsregency on Sep 21, 2017:

I realize I don't need to thank you for the rainbow thank you card, but I just wanted to let you know this was a nice surprise and I am so happy you like your swap thus far. :) I hope you're having a great day!

Sunnydays on Sep 19, 2017:

Hello, I wanted to let you know that I received my wonderful surprise yesterday. That was so kind of you. I appreciate it so much. I've never seen the cloud washi either. Will think of you every time I use either of my new washi''s. I am feeling better thank you. Will get stitches out tomorrow. Take care.

Sunnydays on Sep 14, 2017:

Dear Felicia, thank you so much for my RAK surprise received today. That was so thoughtful and kind. May God bless you. I had a surgical procedure yesterday and was feeling pretty bad today. Your thoughtfulness made my day so much better. It reminded me of how much God loves us and that he knows when we need a blessing and uses others to provide that .

shannonlinde on Sep 12, 2017:

Thanks for the postcard!! I have it hanging up at work! I love it!! :)

Mugsie on Sep 6, 2017:

Felicia ~ thank you so much, I love my card and love the ATC too! Thanks for you kind words. The only thing I don't have is pain, have all the others things you mentioned! Start therapy Sept. 25. Sad thing is is my other shoulder probably needs the surgery too in the near future! We both have great taste in cards! LOL Thank you again so much!!

Dsweeny on Sep 3, 2017:

YAYYYY!!!! I was so excited to see your message on my profile about almost being done with my journal - and girl a MONTH early!! WOOOHOOOO!!! There is no doubt in my mind it will be a blessing to me...your heart and His will be in it after all :)

Evelynswap on Aug 20, 2017:

Today I am working on your CSG~ Send Something x3 swap. Here is a little preview of the part "something to read". I am sewing a little book (for the first time 😊)

sneekpeak

I hope you get curious!

Poftoffel on Aug 18, 2017:

I hope your writing is going well and I'm very happy that my inspiration packet helped! <3

shannonlinde on Jul 17, 2017:

Oh my goodness!!! How do I tell you what an amazing week I have had??!!?! Thank you!!! I have spread it out a bit, and still have a few things left!! :) You are SOOOO creative and amazing!! BIG hugs!!!!

Stuckinsideacloud on Jul 7, 2017:

Thank you very much for the star! I appreciate it ^_^ And I'm glad you had such a good time with the swap! I really enjoy these kinds of swaps, whimsy jars are just so much fun to put together! I loved the idea of making them personally for our partner in the hopes of making their day! :)

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