Date Joined: November 9, 2013
Last Online: February 16, 2016
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
Profile last updated: 01/19/16
"Follow your Bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls." -Joseph Campbell
About me: Hi I'm Sarah, 32 years old from Southern California. I love books & could spend hours in bookshops & libraries, and pretty much do every week! I really enjoy refinishing & repurposing antiques and vintage treasures that I find at antique fairs/stores, flea markets, & garage/estate sales. I love going to art galleries, farmers markets, coffee houses, etc . I love all animals but cats have a special place in my heart.
I've just started a gluten free lifestyle in an effort to improve my health & any guidance, recipes, or tips any gluten free folks here on swapbot would be willing to share with me would be much appreciated! (I'm hoping to reduce my chronic pain from TMJ, fibromyalgia, & interstitial cystitis).
As I mentioned above I've been living for over 15 years with multiple autoimmune chronic pain conditions, but I don't let it take my joy out of life or make me into a victim. I choose to do all I can to live my life with gratitude and with positivity. I firmly believe our thoughts and feelings shape our lives, and that the more negative you are the more you will attract negative things to you, but on the flip side the more positive you are and the more you have gratitude for the blessings you already have, the more you will draw good things into your life & the happier you will be!
I love making (& receiving!): Mail Art Postcards & Envies, Handmade Jewelry, Handmade Bookmarks, Handmade Tarot cards & hand written spells, Inspiration Cards, Artistic Journal Pages, Creative Writing, Poetry, Smashbooks, Mixed Media Art, etc
WISH-LIST &THINGS I LOVE:
ANY CRAFT SUPPLIES, EPHEMERA, SCRAPBOOK PAPERS, & STICKERS featuring any of my All-Time Favorite Themes (as follows):
Ocean/Nautical. Mermaids. Starfish. Sand Dollars. Whales. Sea Horses. Fish. Lighthouses. Sail Boats. Bicycles (vintage). Vintage Ladies at Beach.
Victorian Era Ladies. Teapots & Teacups. London. Red Telephone Booths & Double Decker Buses. Shakespeare. Jane Austen.
Art Deco/Art Nouveau Ladies. Alphonse Mucha artwork.
Flapper Girls & Ladies Fashion from the 1920's-1950's. Vintage magazine & newspaper ads. Paris. Vintage Parisian Ladies.
Antique Keys. Antique Clocks, Vintage Cars. Vintage Typewriters. Vintage Telephones. Antiques.
Flowers of all kinds (especially red Poppies, Daisies, Sunflowers, Wildflowers, Roses, & Dandelions). Vintage Flora & Botanical Images. Green Leaves. Autumn Leaves. Trees. Clouds.
Cats, Piglets, Birds. Rabbits. Foxes. Feathers. Butterflies. Dragonflies. Peacocks. Hummingbirds. Bumble Bee's. Ladybugs.
Gypsies, Magic. Spells. Fairy Tale Characters (Grimms version); Edgar Allen Poe.
EPHMERA: Anything 'Air Mail'. Vintage Postmarked Stamps. Old letters, theatre programs, travel ads/brochures/tickets/tokens, greeting cards, maps, wrapping paper, unusual or textured papers/stationary, playing cards, mini items, magazine pages/ads, interesting or unusual newspaper clippings, vintage ladies fashion ads & images, book pages that can be used for crafting, book pages with pretty illustrations, vintage dictionary pages. foreign book pages, vintage children's book pages.
COLORING BOOK PAGES (from adult coloring books, please no Disney or kiddie ones)
I also love ANY ITEMS BY Graphic 45, Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies, K&CO, The Paper Studio; ...or any brand of craft items similar to their styles.
STICKERS! I love stickers, both the flat kind and the layered kind. Sticker themes I use ALOT: Butterflies. Dragonflies. Birds. Peacocks. Lady bugs. Daisies. Sunflowers. Poppies. Roses. Flowers in general. Trees. Green Leaves. Autumn Leaves. Antique Keys. Victorian Era themed. Nautical. Teacups & Teapots. Any vintage themes. Nature Themed. Travel Themed. Air Mail themed.
I love anything BOOK RELATED: Book Pages & Quotes, pictures of people reading books, handmade & store bought bookmarks, magnetic bookmarks, etc. Any items that have: Beatrix Potter characters.
I love ANYTHING that has any artwork by: MONET, John William WATERHOUSE, Pre-Raphaelite Painters; ALPHONSE MUCHA, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Escher, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo,
I love all kinds of STATIONARY, CARDS+ENVIES, letter sets, handmade BOOKMARKS, mail art, POSTCARDS (new or vintage), hand made envies & letter sets, custom address labels, writing pens, postalettes, AIR MAIL themed items, Blank Envie Labels, mini cards & envies, etc
POSTCARDS: Jetoy Postcards, any cat or animal postcards, postcards of vintage women & vintage fashion, vintage travel postcards, Book themed postcards, postcards with famous works of art, postcards with inspiring sayings, Paris, Scotland, beautiful nature scenes, autumn, I love receiving handmade postcards & envies in any theme really!
FAV COLORS: reds, blues, greens, yellows, purples, maroons, peacock blue, Tiffany blue, golds, bronzes, coppers, crisp whites, silvers,black & white, jewel tones. Please NO pastels, neons, orange, or orange & black. I don't mind pink if it's in small doses lol.
NO THANKYOU: I would prefer NOT to receive any of these items: food items or teas; ATC's, friendship bags, loose memo pages; holiday related items (unless the swap specifically calls for it), religious items (pagan items are welcome though!), kawaii or anime of any sort, steamy romance novels, graphic novels or comics, anything with snakes or monkeys, and I think that's it. Thank you for avoiding these things.
EXTRA STUFF ABOUT ME:
FAV TV SHOWS: Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Misfits, Moone Boy, Orphan Black, The Musketeers, Outlander, The IT Crowd, Defiance, Freaks & Geeks, Game of Thrones, Longmire, Poldark, Once Upon a a Time, Mom, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Parks & Recreation, Girls, Grimm, Witches of East End, The Goldbergs,
FAV MUSIC: Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Jet, Ray La Montagne, Sam Smith, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Adele, John Mayer, John Legend, Hoozier, Coldplay, The Fray, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Florence & the Machine, Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Imagine Dragons, Johnny Cash, Maroon 5, She & Him, Matchbox Twenty, Etc
FAV POETS: Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, Eve Ensler, John Keats, Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Sylvia Plath, Yeats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Wordsworth, Christopher Poindexter, E E Cummings, Alfred Noyes, Poe, Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, Christina Rosetti, etc
FAVORITE AUTHORS: Adriana Trigiani, Karen White, Sarah Addison Allen, Marie Bostwick, Elizabeth Berg, Kristin Hannah, Dean Koontz, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Donati, Sara Gruen, Pam Jenoff, Erica Bauermeister, Monica McInerney, Claire Cook, Nicole R Dickson, Sarah Kate Lynch, Jennifer McMahon, Marian Keyes, Gabrielle Zevon, Nicholas Sparks, Christopher Golden, Georgia Bockoven, Harriet Evans, etc.
Thanks for reading about me and the things I enjoy. Happy swapping....
Just a note: I rate the day I receive a swap & mark sent after I've been to the post office.
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