I've taken a long hiatus from Swap-bot, but I have just moved into a new place, and I have all of my supplies so wonderfully accessible and organized--I am ready to get my ATC on! :)
Passion is the thing that gives my life meaning. Poetry, fiber art, paper art, my two boys (a big one and a little one!), culinary endeavors, and just plain makin' stuff.
I have an enormous alphabetical list of this somewhere (the only things in my life that are hyper type-A organized are my music and movies), but I'm just going to have to do this off the cuff. A tiny portion of the over 6000 music files in my iTunes: Ana Laan, The Black Keys, David Bowie, The Cars, Crystal Castles, Dandy Warhols, Death Cab for Cutie, The Faint, Feist, Florence + the Machine, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Interpol, Iron & Wine, Jay Reatard, Joy Division, Julian Plenti, Maximo Park, The Murder City Devils, The New Pornographers, Pixies, Ric Ocasek, The Raveonettes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Smiths, Regina Spektor, Stars, The Unicorns, The Vines, The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Too many to ever list here, but a few that are at the top of my list are these:
Colors Insulting to Nature-- Cintra Wilson; Pricksongs and Descants-- Robert Coover; Sun Under Wood-- Robert Hass; The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas-- Gertrude Stein; The Triggering Town-- Richard Hugo; Writing Down the Bones-- Natalie Goldberg
Anything by Francesca Lia Block or Alice Hoffman
lemonade, purses, fishnets, retro style, scarves, French and other foreign languages, hard candy, journals, notebooks, asian-inspired items, neat office supplies, theatre, poetry, playing dress-up, fairies, mermaids, unusual craft components, pin-ups, things organized by color,
licorice, coffee, items that promote liberal causes, holiday themed items that are REALLY traditional; guess there isn't much I don't like!
crochet, felting, ATCs and other paper crafts, sewing, jewelry and beading, occasional painting, and altering toys