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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: January 17, 2019
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

Favorite Music

Updated August 2018

I'm artistic and I now live in Texas after calling Virginia home for 30+ years. I've been swapping since 2004, and found out about this site on 2.22.07 and have been swapping here since then.

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.)

I collect letter openers and blue & white porcelain.

My crafting style is 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, blues, 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!), Meet the Press,, various cable news stations, Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef, Fixer Upper, Pose on FX, game shows and late-night TV monologues.

FAVORITE RADIO: "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" on NPR.

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

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

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)

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

  • NaNoWriMo swag

  • Profile surprises!

  • Scarves

  • Ink pens (preferably blue ink; hearts for Zebra, Tul, 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; Premier 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.

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 Nesbo, 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 information or books about natural foods/eating/wellness. Her flower garden in the summer is spectacular and she's an ace at Sudoku puzzles and Boggle-type word games. She collects angels, Nativity sets and loves surprises.

Any items for her should be addressed to or labeled for Miss Bernice. Thanks!

Ratings

ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Post Christmas Card Fun on Jan 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for another great swap! Always so much fun to swap with you!
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Post Christmas Card Fun on Jan 12, 2019
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Comment: I enjoyed reading all about your Christmas. I never made a Gingerbread house but would like to someday! Thank you for the extras and recipe.
Nserviam rated for Writing Goals for 2019 on Jan 10, 2019
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Comment: Good luck with your goals. You got this!
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Comment: Oh my word! What a generous box to inspire me all year long! Felicia thank you for all of the details and extras. I’m putting it on my writers desk where I plan to write this year!
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Comment: Thanks! I will finish the last block and send it home. You did a great job on your square. Happy New Year with hugs from Alaska, Sherry
mrsD rated for CPG 2018 Flat Ornament - Global on Dec 22, 2018
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Comment: I love the pretty two-sided bell! thank you so much and merry Christmas!!
LadyBayou rated for Let's get crafty-December on Dec 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great package! The paper orbs are so cool & I'm waiting to open the main one: ) Merry Christmas!
HelenG6 rated for IS Book Mark on Dec 20, 2018
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Comment: Sorry for not rating sooner. Thank you for hte nice bookmarks sent. The hummingbird note card is lovely. Enjoy the holidays!
Kitty2cats rated for Christmas Altered Bag Swap on Dec 18, 2018
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Comment: Yay! Thanks very much for the thoughtful wrapped goodies. Made it extra fun to open. Great idea to add in a recipe. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you so, so much! I've got them tucked away to open at Christmas :)
auralily rated for Margo's PB Stocking Stuffer USA on Dec 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! I'm going to try to avoid temptation and wait until Christmas to open it :)
candybeads rated for 50 Sticker Swap- USA on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the resend.
ariestess rated for TGIO NaNo 2018 on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: Bahahaha! Thank you so much! I love the trophy. It's sitting on my monitor stand as we speak. And the novel in a test tube? I nearly choked from laughing so hard over that one. I love it!
thriftymermaid rated for Annual Christmas Swap! on Dec 13, 2018
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Comment: WOW!!! I picked up 2 big boxes from you today!! It’s taking some will power but I’m putting them under my Nana’s tree without opening them!! So exciting!! I’ll be back to add more after the big day!! Thanks for keeping our tradition!! Merry, Merry Christmas my friend.
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Comment: I'm absolutely gonna make these cookies this year! I usually bake 6-10 different kinds to take around to neighbors and friends, so thank you!!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! Merry Christmas! And for the recipe!
tonat80 rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer -- November on Dec 9, 2018
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Comment: What a wonderful swap this was! It was really exciting - it was as close to being at the actual quilt show as possible! I also enjoyed the newspaper clippings you sent and all of the many goodies as well. It was extra special that you wrapped them! Thank you!
USAFwife rated for Happy Holidays card swap on Dec 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card. :) Happy holidays :) :)
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Comment: thanks so much i will open on xmas
ariestess rated for Quick recipes for NaNo on Nov 21, 2018
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Comment: Oooooers! Thank you! I love all of the options. Well, I'm not a huge pumpkin fan, but my other half and the housemate are, so I can make that for them!

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Comments

ChrisAnne on Jan 2, 2019:

Thank you for the sweet wish from my AWG Dec wish list!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

hollycm6 on Dec 21, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday present and the Daily Bread... I'm really looking forward to reading it. It reminds me of when I was little, my mother always had these around!! <3

Sherry71 on Dec 20, 2018:

Have a Blessed Day!

HappyMom on Dec 19, 2018:

I really appreciate the Houston mag you sent for my AWG December Wish! Merry Christmas! 🎁 🎄👑🌞

yvonne401 on Dec 8, 2018:

Thank you for the encouraging message. Yes I'm starting to feel better. I can now type with two hands finally. I'm continuing to take things slow so I don't relapse.

Blessings,

Yvonne

AddictWithAPen on Dec 3, 2018:

I received the gifts from the Cyber Writing today, thank you so much ! I’ll start reading the book tonight

ariestess on Nov 25, 2018:

Thank you for the stickers gift from the Cyber Write-in! Just got them in the mail yesterday and forgot to come over to thank you then. I love them and can't wait to start using them!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!

gviing

yvonne401 on Nov 20, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG November wish of butterfly stickers!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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