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Coraline

Coraline
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: February 22, 2016
Birthday: August 26
Country: United States
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About Me

I currently live in Nevada while I finish my grad degree in literature, but I love going back to the Pacific Northwest (where I grew up) as much as possible. I think growing up in Oregon is why I like stormy days, and grey skies better than too much sun! I love to curl up with a book and a cup of tea or coffee near a window on rainy days. I work at my university teaching freshman composition classes, and participate in our departments' graduate organization. Also, I've just started the first tentative steps of writing my dissertation. When I'm not reading for exams/classes or writing/grading papers, I like to read, watch TV, find random amusing websites, chat with friends over coffee, and work on crafts!

Favorite Music

I like all sorts of music, but most of my favorites fall under "alternative," like The Decemberists, The Killers, Dead Man's Bones, The Shins, The Honey Trees, My Morning Jacket, Boy Eats Drum Machine, Nick Cave, The Mountain Goats, Ringside, and Eagle*Seagull. I was raised on folk, reggae and oldies, so my comfort music is ELO, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Bob Marley or Johnny Clegg.

Favorite Crafts

My mom and aunt were always working on crafts when I was growing up, so I guess I was doomed to continue the cycle. I can knit and crotchet basic things like blankets and scarfs, I'm getting into making stuffies (especially owl stuffies - ofr some reason, they are just the cutest!), and I really love altering things - ATCs, Altered Books, Cards, assorted wall hangings, etc. I also recently got interested in Dia De Los Muertos skeleton and calavera art, and, in a totally different direction, Steampunk art. I want to try sculpting altered doll heads next!

Favorite Books

I love to read, and enjoy books in a range of genres. I enjoy atmospheric novels with well-developed characters and worlds. My favorites right now are fantasy, steampunk, young adult, SciFi, memoirs, etc. I'm currently reading "Boneshaker," by Cheri Priest. I also read a lot for school - those books tend to focus on literary theory, 20th century Ethnic American literature, memoirs, and postcolonial literature. Right now, I'm reading Jessica Hagedorn's " Danger and Beauty."

Favorite Television

I like well-written television shows with strong female characters. My tivo is currently loaded up with "The Mentalist," "Castle," "Leverage," "In Plain Sight" (can't wait till it comes back on!), "NCIS," "The Closer," "White Collar" and "Burn Notice." My all-time favorites are "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Firefly," and "Doctor Who." And in my perfect world, "Dead Like Me" would never have been canceled.

Likes...

I'd love to swap:

  • ATCs

  • altered art

  • quilted art

  • patches

  • pins

  • interesting notecards

  • scrapbooking items

  • altering items

  • found objects

I love:

  • fairies

  • vintage things

  • halloween themes (especially skulls or gargoyles)

  • owls

  • Octopuses (or Cephalopods/squids)

  • Jellyfish and Cuttlefish

  • sparkly things

  • robots

  • old-fashioned, Victorian, or artsy pictures of women

  • cool rusty things

  • mechanical or clockwork pieces

  • things with wings

  • anything steampunk

  • dia de los Muertos art

  • images of waterfalls, forests, quirky touristy places, mountains, deserts, machinery, street art, and interesting architecture and people, and abandoned buildings

  • I also like to learn about interesting people, either contemporary or historical figures

And Dislikes/Allergies

I'm not a big fan of spiders. Also, I'm allergic to many scented soaps and perfumes and anything with juniper, so please save those for someone else - thanks!

Ratings

Arabella rated for Valentine Surprise Swap on Feb 22, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much for this sweet surprise!!!
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Comment: Thanks, Cassie, love the primative kitties! And great assortment of postcards! My favorite is the vintage pansy one!
Arabella rated for Pretty Pictures on Jan 16, 2015
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Comment: Thanks, Cassie, love them all!
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Comment: Nice dirtbikes. Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the great card!
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Comment: Love the book and all the other goodies you sent! Thanks so much for your thoughtful package! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the great button flowers. Now to create something worthy....
porcelain72 rated for ATC: Elephant! on May 14, 2013
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Comment: Beautiful work! I also love the extra postcards, especially the elephant one, it's nice enough to be framed.
rngstgstll rated for Pirate Ballerina's on Mar 26, 2013
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Comment: Wow, this was awesome! I am so lacking in collage talent! My daughter appreciated the antiqued edges and was wondering if you used a candle. I love the pirate dolly's boots best of all!
Response: Burning it with a candle would have been neat, but no, I just used a dark ink! Those boots are cute!
futonhunter rated for ATC Fishy Swap on Mar 26, 2013
5
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Comment: Funny ATC, thanks FutonHunter
Response: Glad you liked it!
lsmahutchin rated for ATC Bag #18 on Mar 8, 2013
5
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Comment: Thanks! Lots to choose from!
Arabella rated for Thriftstore Treasures #17 - USA on Jan 8, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great box of goodies!! I don't know which one is my favorite - so many to chose from! Maybe the Day of the Dead skull?? Or the DoftheD mermaid?? Lovely!
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Comment: I adore the snowman on the card you sent! Thanks for the stickers, too.
lovestosew rated for Spooky/Cutesy Halloweenie Tag! on Oct 2, 2012
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Comment: Loved them! Great job.
creativetempo rated for Captured Fairy Jar on Jun 25, 2012
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Comment: Hello, Cassie! I received your fairy jar today! I love the colors you used and how you included the tag and explained where you found her - so cute! Thanks very much!
Annaomar rated for My Summer Reading List PC Swap on Jun 24, 2012
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Elisabeth rated for My Summer Reading List PC Swap on Jun 20, 2012
5
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Comment: Hi Coraline and thank you very much for your reading list. I looked up all the books. They sound interesting and I will put some of them on my next reading list. Have much fun during your reading-summer!
myartistry rated for Free Theme ATC with Glitter on Jun 19, 2012
5
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Comment: Beautiful ATC, really lovely vintage feel :)Thanks for the background papers too!
Response: So glad you liked it - I think the only thing better than vintage is glittery vintage! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
pennypuppy rated for Free Theme ATC with Glitter on Jun 16, 2012
5
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Comment: I love my little fairy you made for me :-) Thank you so very much! You did such nice work on this atc.
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked her! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
darkshines rated for Steampunk ATC on Jun 16, 2012
5
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Comment: Absolutely beautiful ATC, EXACTLY to my tastes! And thank you for the extras too! xxx
Response: Yay! Glad you liked the circusy steampunk - I just love that combination! thanks for the rating and the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 147 2 2
Completed Fives Threes Ones
132 160 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

Arabella on Mar 28, 2015:

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Arabella on Jan 3, 2015:

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Arabella on Jan 3, 2015:

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anrtist on Nov 24, 2014:


Blessings, cc

Arabella on Sep 25, 2014:

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RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

RyeRye on Sep 4, 2011:

Thanks for being an active member of the Crafting Queens~

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PenguinParade on Feb 28, 2011:

I just wanted to pop in and tell you that I was looking back at the ATC's I've received. I just love going back to the Zombie one you sent me. Love love it!

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