Profile updated October 2017
*Please use SwapBot message rather than email to contact me. I don't check emails often.
I love my work, it can be stressful at times and, every so often, retreat into nature. Could be just going for a walk and listening to the birds or backwoods camping. Working on crafts or some type of art is also a way to relax without leaving the house.
I would love to travel and see the world, experience other cultures and their ways of living/life. I especially enjoy the historical aspect of it as well as all the architecture and all the wonders of the world.
Cooking for one and little time, I am always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes that are crock pot and freezer friendly.
I believe a girl can never have too many purses, boots and soft scarves.
I am a Pinterest junkie and have been known to spend way too much time there pinning. So many ideas....too little time...
I keep busy, busy, busy. So many fun things to do, so many places to go and lots of people to see...no time or desire for negativity and drama in my life.
For some reason I am drawn to anything pink with glitter.
I have recently discovered photography and try to keep my camera with me as much as I can. I currently photograph landscapes and the world around me. Looking through a camera lens helps me to remember to live in the moment and enjoy the little things around me.
I also like to photograph and explore abandoned homesteads, churches, cemeteries,museums, etc.
I love taking pictures, they are the best souvenirs and they don't collect dust.
Lately, I have noticed my pictures have been turning out quite blurry due to the shake in my hands. Any tips and suggestions are welcome.
Music plays a big part in my life. All kinds of music. (Except rap. I don't even know what they are saying most of the time.) When I was little I thought I was going to grow up to be a 'famous country singer'. The dream crashed, when I got kicked out of voice lessons. I just couldn't reach a note, never mind holding it. So now, I sing in the car. I think I sound pretty good in there, acoustics are great!
I used to read a lot. Read the phone book once when I was extremely bored. Probably won't do that again. As I grow older, I find it hard to focus on just one thing very long. So now, I listen to a lot of audio books while working on some art or other activity. Any genre, but not usually fantasy.
As with reading, I sometimes find it hard to sit through movies. I'm probably working on some type of craft or on the laptop while a movie is playing. I'll watch anything as long as the violence is kept to a minimum.
Currently my favourite ways to relax are collage art, mail art, ATC and hand made postcards. I prefer to draw, paint and colour my ATC's and postcards but branching out a little with collage. Starting to get back into zentangles.
I don't scrapbook or make note cards. Pocket letters look interesting, as well as Dottee dolls. I make try one or two once I get past the overwhelming stage.
I welcome any hints, ideas, constructive criticism, as well as new techniques to try.
When sending me your art, I am happy when you tell me about the process.
I do my best but there maybe a little cat hair or two in the glued project. All I can say is he helped with the project, adding a bit of interest and texture.
I've been bringing out the cross stitch supplies lately. I got as far as sorting out the floss, have yet to thread the needle.
Post cards... I love them all, store bought, zazzle, homemade.
I keep all postcards and sometimes go through them, remember who they came from, how far they have traveled and admire the pictures, artwork, etc.
I do not have a theme collection, I just like them all so no worries there.
Ideas to write on the back of the written/sent naked cards...poems, quotes, about your day, why you chose this card for me,etc.
I welcome cards sent unwritten in envelopes anytime. I can use these for future swaps.
On the handmade postcards you can tell me how you made the card and/or why you chose a particular theme.
I love Colouring In postcards, coloured or uncoloured.
I use a lot of note cards in my swaps. Again, I don't mind if you sent them written on or blank. Store bought or homemade.
SOME THEMES AND ITEMS THAT I GRAVITATE TO: *pink and glitter *Nature theme *Shabby Chic *Western *Bohemian *Mystical *Globes of the world *Pastel colours (think Easter colours) *Flowers, hearts, butterflies *Angels and Fairies *Thomas Kinkade and Robert Frost *Aunty Acid, Maxime, Betty White
FLAT PROFILE IDEAS
*Your interpretation of the above things. I really do love everyday life humour and embarrassing moment stories. Would love to hear some of yours.
*I collect oracle cards, prayer cards, angel cards. Good luck charms, totems, symbols.
*Astrology and horoscope things. I am scorpio.
*Pencil puzzles to keep me occupied when waiting in line or doctor's office. I don't do Sudoku though. It's a numbers thing.
*Bits of trivia, articles of interest, inspirational quotes, stories, etc. Funny everyday life quotes or stories.
*White card stock or water colour oages, full sheets or cut into ATC or postcard sizes.
*Adult colouring pages, books and postcards.
*3 dimensional stickers
*Stationery supplies such as airmail stickers, writing paper (don't need list pad sheets, used postage or unused Canadian postage I could use.
My favourite animal(s): Snow leopards, lions, tigers and black panthers.
Extras aren't expected so don't stress. Hearts aren't given because of extras
Zeke is my furry black and white sidekick. He is an older cat with high anxiety.
When I am home, he follows me around and just has to be there when I am working on a craft and packaging swaps and gifts.
I do my best to keep his hair out of everything. Please let me know if you are allergic and I will work on your swap outside.
I've been asked for swap/gift ideas for Zeke. He is a quiet cat and doesn't really play much. Somethings he does use are: -Feather cat toys -Plain catnip -Cat treats (chicken)
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