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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: July 21, 2019
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

About Me

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. Also enjoy Madame Secretary and the reboot of Charmed.

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

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Comment: Oh my goodness!!! FELICIA!!!!! What an amazing week of everything coffee!!! You are SO SO SO SO creative and fill each swap with such love and thought! I love the little verses you made for me and I have them up on my kitchen cabinets!! Thank you for another spectacular swap!! :)
kokoloc rated for Bible Journaling-- Kit Surprise on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Wow! What a fun swap. I was amazed at how you used the kit items. So creative! I love the journaling pocket you created out of the envelope!
cayers2 rated for Bible Study ~ Guidance on Jul 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your swap answers. I like that you gave different versions. I had to laugh at the your added answer to "Who is watching our ways?" You said so are video and survellience cameras. LOL! Tickled me so bad! Also, I like the bookmark. I'm going to put it in the new bullet journal I'm making. Thanks!
samsstuff rated for Writer Workshop Round-Robin 3 on Jul 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
waltsroo rated for Fill a Purse on Jul 7, 2019
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Comment: I’m sorry it took so long to rate. My husband put the box where I didn’t see it until today! Thank you for the awesome goods! It means a lot to me that you read my profile and sent things PERSONALLY to me that “ fit” me. You did a wonderful job! Many Blessings and hope we swap again!
Candace rated for Bible Study on Unity on Jul 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Nserviam rated for Camp Kit for Camp NaNo Summer 2019 on Jul 4, 2019
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Comment: I was going to do camp, then decided I had too much to do, and then I received your box. You've convinced me that I need to work on revising my novels. Thanks so much for all the goodies!
dvmac rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 26, 2019
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Comment: Hi Felicia. No, I will definitely keep this. It's going into my pc album. That's funny, because i made a masterboard that I decided to keep, too!
Response: :)
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Comment: Thankyou so much for my gorgeous package! I love it all! The hook will definitely come in handy.
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Comment: Hey!! I totally thought I rated!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! The pink bags with all the pink ribbons and beautiful fluffies! What an amazing swap!! I had so much fun opening up my treasures! I love the cards with the dogs on them and will be using them in my Bible Journaling!! THe merm aid nail clippers!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! And the lady who became a mermaid!! GREAT article!! And the Yo Yos! Did you make those? I love them!! I will use them in my Bible Journaling!!! SO many awesome treasures!! Thank you so much! You are always so thoughtful!!! Love you!!!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the puppies and pinks Week of Happy. I thought I included a note on the yoyo's. I got those in one of the Magic Box Detash swaps.
valentina22 rated for Bible Journaling-- Surprise! on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: What a creative and pretty swap! Everything was packaged nicely and arrived in great shape. Thanks for a great verse also!
Shawna rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely postcard. I understand not wanting to send off pieces! But I am grateful you shared this with me!
thequilterslink rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks. It is impressive, love it!
Jsereg001 rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard!! You did an awesome job on it!!!
babyblues65 rated for Magic Box Destash Swap June on Jun 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing box of goodies! I swear they are more fun than Christmas!! Loved it all! Have a great summer!
shannonlinde rated for Bible Journaling-- Pages on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: Hey Felicia!!! Oh I love love LOVE your pages!! The bunny pages are so adorable!! I love the page about Trusting the Lord and the note that you have on it! The God has a Plan page!! Oh yes!! Trusting on that!! I am actually printing off your pages to put into our Inspire Bible!! I only use that one for things that pertain to you!! I love it!!! Thank you for such a great swap!!!
Nserviam rated for Writer Workshop Round-Robin 2 on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: I'm always interested in how different people read the same article. Thanks for sharing!
hernameischarlene rated for Open When Letters on May 31, 2019
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Comment: This package definitely made me emotional, in a good way. Lord only knows how much I needed this and I’m so grateful to Him that he used you to deliver that message. Thank you so much Felicia! This is definitely a gift, a gift that will keep on giving. Blessings to you. Again, Thank you!
ScottishLass34 rated for Inspiring Article Swap on May 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the personal story you shared, and the very inspiring article and quote. I wish someone would break in and clean my house to lol, that one made me chuckle. 😊🦋🌷
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Comment: Wow! This swap was over-the-top awesome! Too many things to specifically mention in this one little box! I enjoyed the articles about space travel and tater tots, have a ton of new recipes to try (Lemon Chicken Rigatoni...yes, please!), and lots of fun little bits for making ATC's! The tiny puzzle pieces are the cutest! Thanks for sharing about your life in the letters, and for the "Happy Birthday to you" gift too! :) Wonderful month of fun - thank you so much for hosting!

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Comments

tcornell on Jul 11, 2019:

Thank you for the ATC sleeves and Christmas tags that you sent to me for AWG July wishes! I'm thrilled with both!

bluehairedmary on Jul 9, 2019:

Thank you SO much for the llama-unicorn bookmark and birthday wishes for the AWG group! I love it and will definitely use it right away! Thanks again!

debbiespoms on Jul 9, 2019:

Many many thank you'd for the AWG RAK wish for box of books. They all look so good!

Ryleighsmom on Jul 8, 2019:

Thank you for the fabulous birthday mail you sent to my daughter via AWG! So appreciated!! ❤️❤️

HappyMom on Jun 22, 2019:

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Thank you for granting my June wishes in AWG!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 21, 2019:

shirley

Thank you for the interesting stickers for AWG June!

My fave: I have to go to the bathroom
LOL - I want that on a t-shirt!!!

yvonne401 on Jun 20, 2019:

Thank you for the great well card and prayer card (AWG June RAK)! Thanks for thinking of me. I'm doing a lot better. I should be back to swapping in July.

Blessings,

Yvonne

craftyone on Jun 20, 2019:

Hello and thank you for the June AWG wishes. I love the pretty patterned papers!

24Donna on Jun 19, 2019:

Sorry I missed the Bible journaling kit! Maybe next time.

tcornell on Jun 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for the printed tissue papers and the small enclosure envelopes- I love the floral one too! June AWG wish list.

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