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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: October 1, 2022
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

About Me

15June22:

Had a pretty major health setback last week. So I'm in catch-up mode for everything.

31May22 Update:

Thank you Swap-bot family and friends for the outpouring of love as I celebrated by birthday this month. It was a big one and came with a few big issues that required several physicians visits. I'm on an upward trajectory now and hope to be back in top form in the next six or so weeks.

Please know that your cards, notes and packages mean a lot to me and I cherish each one. The acknowledgments, thank you notes, ratings and profile post notes are taking a little longer than anticipated, but they are coming.

I'll provide another update after I get all caught up.

Thank you for your love and concern.

f.a.


Updated: 29Dec21

Greetings all! I was past due for a profile update, so here is the slimmed down version for 2022.

I'm artistic and I 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.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I was a master naturalist in Virginia), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), do all sorts of papercrafts, and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags.

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 notecards, teapots, stickers, etc. related to books and to tea.

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.

Favorite Music

mellow jazz, blues, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies in black and white

Favorite Television

Networks: HGTV, Food Network, MeTV, Antenna TV.

NCIS (love and miss Gibbs!), Snowpiercer, various cable news stations, Chopped, game shows, and late-night TV monologues.

Favorite gone, but not forgotten TV: Pose on FX, Fixer Upper, The Alienist, Monk, Madame Secretary, Boston Legal.

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

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs, card making and Zentangle.

My Sizzix Big Shot gets a workout. Love dies! And a Hero Arts Compact Cutter just joined the die cutting family at my house.

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 COVID-19 and all of its variants

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

  • anything Dooney & Bourke

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, preferably letter sets 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

  • ballpoint pens with blue ink preferably fine point. Hearts for Zebra, Tul, or Cross brands

  • Anything from Levenger

  • 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.

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

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense.

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

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

smmarrty rated for JJJ: Sender's choice on Sep 28, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for all of the goodies. I can't wait to use them.
5
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Wended rated for YTPC: Bookmark/Bellyband Flip USA on Sep 26, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bellyband flips. I love your choice of papers, and your envelope was so pretty. Thank you,again.
mchesser12 rated for GIFT: Subject of the Notecard #1 on Sep 22, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great notecard and note. I would love to visit Europe one day. And thanks for the little Eiffel Tower card and the stickers.
5
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Comment: Thank you love the colors
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Kandinsky ATC - US on Sep 21, 2022
5
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Comment: Great card - so creative! I love the buttons! Thank you!
chimerix rated for WIYM Happy Mail Triple Combo #7 USA on Sep 20, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the "Nature's Splendor" ATC and the happy mail stickers. I love them. Aloha!
Lolcw rated for WIYM: Flower frenzy on Sep 13, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks!!
bostianh rated for WIYM: revised SSS-AUG ‘22 (USA+) on Sep 9, 2022
5
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Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Thank you for a super fun swap! I love all the geocaching goodies, now I gotta get out and find some caches large enough to leave stuff in. My cat LOVE the little green spike ball! And the typewriter stuff is so great! Thank you so very much for making this swap extra special.
tatntole rated for August 2022 Senders Choice on Sep 8, 2022
5
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Comment: I love it, thank you.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful clusters. I especially like the buttons. Excellent swap.
PaperPassion rated for Senders Choice Memory Dex Swap on Sep 6, 2022
5
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Comment: love what you made.The truck idea is so creative.Thanks so much for the great extras also.
5
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Comment: I can see why you wanted to keep this page. It is amazing. Thank you for taking time to create a special page for me. Excellent swap.
Response: So glad you like it!
rarjones rated for G.I.F.T. ~ August Monday Mailer on Sep 3, 2022
5
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Comment: Wow! I think you have gone way over the top in this swap! Each week was full of wonderful mailings and gifts! Thank you so much for each and every gift, readings and special thoughts. I can not give you more than one heart but you deserve many more! Blessings to you:)
MorganeZwelt rated for Stickers Collage on Sep 3, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely sticker cards and the few extras! The card is super pretty and colorful!!
DragonflyDaisy rated for August Memorydex Swap on Sep 1, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful snowflake ❄️ MemoryDex - love it! 😍 The color combination is stunning! Your December daily is going to be beautiful. I’ve seen many people do the December daily but haven’t tried it myself yet.
Response: Go for it! You can do your own thing or use a premade kit. There are LOTS of options. I hope to make that page (8x8) based on your dex this weekend.
RosieRedd rated for Junk Journal Favorites on Aug 29, 2022
5
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Comment: Hello Felicia, the clusters are so cute, its definitely something i need to try more often. Stay safe and crafty : )
DParker85 rated for YTPC: Use your scraps #2 - USA on Aug 29, 2022
5
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Comment: I love how creative these are!
5
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Comment: Thank you! I've tucked them away for the holidays.
JanHardt rated for FTLOC#1 The Fun of Clusters ~ US on Aug 23, 2022
5
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Comment: I love making, and using clusters. Yours are fabulous. I also love the little decorated picture frame, and of course, the dog bone ribbon! Great postage stamps too. Thank you.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2744 554 623
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2714 3357 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

katjl on Sep 27, 2022:

Thank you for September RAK #1 -- Two Texas postcards in envie.

Tricia22 on Sep 20, 2022:

RAKS August wishes- Thank you for sending me the rainbow items from my wishlist.🌈

chimerix on Sep 5, 2022:

Thank you for the great winter clusters. I love them! I so appreciate you sharing your crafty talent with me. Aloha!

RAKs only

Autist on Aug 31, 2022:

Thank you for the poet and writer magazine RAK - August! They are great!! Cheers - Rook

24Donna on Aug 27, 2022:

Good guessing! But you’ll have to wait and see🤭

24Donna on Aug 27, 2022:

Last package sent for August monthly mailer tracking # 9505 5109 8559 2237 6456 15 Should arrive Monday❤️ Praying all is well with you! God bless you!

24Donna on Aug 21, 2022:

Week four Monday mailer went out 08/19/2022 tracking #9534 6109 8557 2231 7577 35 Praying you have a week blessed with love hugs and smiles❤️🌹

24Donna on Aug 13, 2022:

Monday mailer week three went out today August 13! Enjoy ❤️

grammypammy on Jul 31, 2022:

Thank you for sending me the Special Delivery Labels for a July Wish in RAKS! Those are cool, I like how big they are and have so much space to write on! Thanks for thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

JuneRosebud on Jul 2, 2022:

Thanks for the birthday card & notebook journal for my June wish of June birthday cards on RAKS ONLY USA. I appreciated it. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well....

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