I am currently looking for copies (single and multiple) of this postcard By Nouvelle Images, so do pm me if you can get hold of any!
My group: Cotton Tails hop along and visit us!
Holly, Hols, rabbit lady, a 29 year old English lass living in Southampton, Hampshire (old medieval, port city where the Titanic sailed from), on the South coast of this Great Britain.
(I actually have copies of the above PC if you want one!)
The eldest of 5 and soon to be an aunt for the first time!
An Atheist, lover of nature and the great outdoors, ex Librarian, Gemini, wannabe burlesque performer and/or volcanologist (a burlesque volcanologist?), animal welfare advocate, creative misfit, living with depression, an opinionated mind, eclectic tastes, and currently a very noisy canary!
I can be abrupt, strong minded and often speak (or type) before I think but I am also compassionate, generous and loving and proud of who I am and how strong I have become in recent years after alot of struggling and upset.
I used to be a librarian and my nickname was 'Super Ninja Librarian' (hence my profile picture) for I was both a super duper shelver and stealthy in the stacks. Well that sounds a bit wrong actually....=/
I spent 5 years as a librarian and children's library specialist whilst volunteering with the RSPCA and working in a veterinary clinic for 8 years where my passion for wildlife and rabbits really took off and I would dearly love to continue to work with animals and some day open a small animal shelter of my own as there is a severe lack of rescue centres for small animals and I hate the pet shop and breeding industry and it's lack of regulation.
I often get particular theme tunes stuck in my head and find myself repeatedly humming such gems as The A Team, Star Wars, Diagnosis Murder or lately, the bloody Go Compare advert!!!
I love art, writing, craft and a whole new world has opened up to me since discovering Swapbot, Etsy, Blogging and the world of online art and craft.
Craft I love and enjoy doing: paper craft, ATC's, Inchies, Altered art, matchboxes, garlands and am really getting into zines and all kinds of mail art and such (which I now realise I have an obsession with thanks to @Tanglecrafts plus I am starting, slowly, to get into art journalling, with the help and guidance of the wonderful @bluemonkeymama
I also love painting and sketching and have been drawing since I was very young. The only things I cannot do and would love to be able to are knitting and crochet and I would love to try creating more with fabrics and have really become interested in felt and felt creations.
I love Illustration and am keen to get into that field somehow, especially illustration for children as I love to write and have always wanted to be an author so to write and illustrate my own books would be a dream come true.
I hope to open an Etsy shop at some point in the near future and I am currently 'doing' a blog which I need to work on some more.
I love rustic, wooden, unique and organic. I like curiosities, science, copper and plantlife. I love Mythical beings and magical creatures and I still have the sense of wonder and excitement in exploration, adventure and discovery as when I was a child.
I used to write stories on my typewriter when I was really young (years before 'Bugs Life' I wrote a story about a group of insects who loved to eat green-fly pie!) I would make dolls houses in shoeboxes and sew little people from bits of material. I love paper and clay and felt and fabric and I adore silver and copper and stones and glass. I love colour and light and long for the day I have a 'proper' space to really express myself in. But in the mean time, I dream...
I love just because... RABBITS! and hares and related imagery/art,, Victoriana, National Geographic, birds, trees, insects, Steampunk and Dieselpunk, pin-up art, burlesque, the universe and space, the countryside, green vegetables, Jules Verne, flora and fauna, Science fiction, markets, car boot sales, natural history of all kinds, libraries, museums, galleries, Angela Carter, Gothic horror, Fairy tales / Myth and legend, long car journeys, Italian food, volcanoes, greenhouses, Children's literature and Illustration, Astronomy, scientific curiosities, abandoned buildings, gardens, Darwin, Agatha Christie, 80s music and films, Derren Brown, Buffy the vampire slayer, Longleat, Horror films, Bowie, Blondie, Lady Gaga, Cycling, Kickle Cubicle, swimming, long walks, Roald Dahl, sunny evenings, silver rings, Stephen Fry, Monty Python, Douglass Adams, volunteer work, dogs, Architecture, Murder she wrote, mohitos and much more besides...
Imagery I like...
Actually, this list could go on and on so I shall leave it there and update it with anythig I think is important!
Colour... I love all shades of green and colours that compliment it. There are not many colours I dislike when used well but I am not a fan of pink or purple on it's own.
Creatures and Critters Rabbits (obviously!), Hares, Birds, Insects and bugs (esp moths and ants), Dodos, Okapi, Sharks and whales, Manatees and Narwhals, Rhinos, Sloths, Panthers and Pumas, Deer, Puffins and Pidgeons, Unusual fish and sea creatures, Butterflies and Bees, Snails,..
On the fantasy front I love robots, thunderbirds, ancient mythical creatures and stuff of legends, aliens (Geiger style and gothic, not little green men...)
Characters I love are: Miffy, Rabbit (from WTP), Skelanimal rabbit, Mindwave rabbits, Thumper, Peter Rabbit/Benjamin Bunny, Flopsy bunnies, The white rabbit, 'Guess how much I love you' rabbits, Wallace and Gromit, Jessica Rabbit, Bambi, Dumbo, Super Mario characters, Dangermouse, Thundercats, Sebastian (from Little Mermaid), Roger rabbit, Miss Piggy...
Copies of this postcard by Nouvelle Images.
Colour or B&W photocopied book pages/printed images of natural history themes and objects.
Already printed not digital collage sheets to any of my fave themes (I cannot print these out for myself currently)
Rabbit and hare things, imagery and art, rubber stamps, stickers anything really at all but I would love any handmade bunny or hare stuffies, dolls and such.
Mail art and postal related things and especially supplies for doing my own mail art.
Anything Miffy by Dick Bruna. Especially any of the books and old vintage games / cards etc
Clear square glass tiles and the round flat backed ones (for magnet making)
Vintage/interesting playing/game cards and cigarette/collector cards
The colour green (especially in art, papers etc)
Ledger paper, graph paper, library cards, office document papers (especially old/used and vintage)
Papers and paper ephemera
Shappo the rabbit from 'Sentimental Circus' especially the memo pads which I cannot get here in the UK.
Handmade rubber stamps, esp your own design or inspired by my profile.
Birds/trees/insects/natural history related
Wax stick for making wax seals, esp red
Interesting or handmade notebooks / journals
ATCs and ATC supplies/kits
Any papers, handmade, decorative etc I love wrapping paper and especially from this wonderful online shop
Unusual and unique things, curiosities
Any peanut butter chocolate, esp pb M&Ms!
Fabrics, swatches, scraps and wallpaper swatches etc
Book/writing/literature related items
mini zines and Inchies
anything Belle & Boo
Things to delight and inspire me!
Above all, Thoughtful packages, letters & new friends =D
A note about Kawaii... I have discovered I really quite like Kawaii and similar things, but there are a few things I really cannot stand such as food with faces, cupcakes and bakery items, pink and cutesy animals and kawaii children and people. I truly detest Hello Kitty =/
I do really love clouds, rainbows, raindrops, rabbits, robots and monsters, fruit (esp apples) birds and other things and I love stickers deco tape, memo pads and such.
Specifics I really love are: Sentimental Circus, Mindwave rabbits, Mamegoma, Decole, Mindwave pill bunnies, Sabbo Kappa and Cloud 9.
Entertainment and such
I don't feel the need to go into detail as it doesn't really apply to me here but may be worth knowing when looking for common interests:
I love 80s music such as power rock and balads and 80s films since I grew up on them! I love all kinds of films and faves include Die hard, The dark crystal, Back to the future, Alien quadrillogy, Clue, Three Amigos, Zoolander, The posiedon adventure, Sci Fi, Horror, Thrillers and disaster movies being my favourites!
Some favourite Tv shows are Red Dwarf, Blackadder, Allo' Allo', The X files, Buffy and Angel, QI, Columbo, Murder she wrote, Frasier, Medium, Poirot, Bones, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Law and Order, Millenium, Alias and seriously too many to mention!
Music wise, apart from 80s cheese I love everything from Bowie and The Stones to Eva Cassidy and Beyonce and I have really eclectic tastes, think Meat loaf and classical music too =D
I mostly read thrillers, horror, gothic, mysteries and childrens lit and some faves are Angela Carter, Dean Koontz, Neil Gaiman, Mark Gattiss, Roald Dahl and John Connolly. I hate chic lit or 'summer / light reads' and like to be challenged and have things to ponder over in my reading!
I am quickly and easily bored by books which is highly annoying as I get restless and am less likely to try out new literature and stick with it. I always appreciate recommendations though, especially within my fave genres.
I also read alot of non-fiction and love to learn about favourite subjects and such. I am currently dipping in and out of 'The history of Pompeii' and 'Insects - a photographic study'
I have a real issue with animal cruelty, the fur trade, chinese medicine, animal testing, whaling, animals as entertainment and hunting for sport and do not find it funny or acceptable and do not want to see it or hear about it or any excuses for it thankyou!
Religion and god/bible related things (I am an Atheist but am inspired by spiritualistic things and ideas and I am most interested in Budhism)
Fairies (the cute or cliche kind)
Hello Kitty =/
The over use of glitter and 'fluffyness'
Makeup and bath products/smellies
Occasional items, ie birthday, halloween, holidays (unless I have joined a specific holiday swap)
Cupcakes in art/craft/imagery
Dolphins (in imagery and items)
over sentimental and excessive scrapbooking
Anything 'overly' cutesy and sweet (though I do like some Kawaii stuff, esp rabbit related)
Jewllery, unless otherwise specified
'Twilight', I am strictly a Buffy and Angel girl =D
Food, sweets and allergies... Luckily for me I have no allergies but these are things I dislike: Licquorice, anything sour or spicy, very chewy sweets, hard toffee, turkish delight, strong mints, cough/throat sweets,
Please Note: it is not an allergy as such but I have a strong aversion to artificial scents such as strong candles and insense and I prefer natural smells to bakery / sweet scents.
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