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QueenQuill

QueenQuill
Date Joined: January 7, 2010
Last Online: February 14, 2016
Birthday: March 31, 1982
Country: United States
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About Me

I always wonder what to write in these things. "About Me". But what do they want me to say? And who are "they" anyway? Uhm okay so I'm drifting off course here (I tend to do that...often.) So here I am, and I'm me. Who am I? What a philosophical question! Well, let's start with the basics. My name is Ashley Merrill. I am 32 years old, and currently live in the beautiful mountains of Bountiful, Utah, USA. (Oh good, now you can stalk me! It's been too long since I've had a good stalker.)

I am an unemployed starving artist. I am disabled, but you wouldn't know it by looking at me. I have a bad back, and mental illness (clinical depression, ADD, OCD, and whatever else they like to label me as on any given day...See! There "they" are again! Damn "them"!) My disabilities prevent me from doing some things, but they've taught me a lot, so I don't mind so much that I have them. So enough of the not-so-good stuff. Back to other things.

I'm an artist. Art is my passion, and my life-blood. I love to create. I work in many mediums including (but not limited to) drawing (pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, airbrush, pastels, oil pastels, etc.), painting (watercolor [mostly guache style], oil, acrylic, etc.), sculpting (I've worked in everything from clay to wood and metal), etc. I also dabble a bit in digital artwork; things like photo-manipulation, and other things like banners. I also do print-work; things like font design (not digital), calligraphy, etc. I also love crafting. Name any kind of craft work, and I probably do it. Jewelry making is my favorite, but I also do fiber crafts (sew, needlework, knitting, crochet, doll making, quilting, etc.), polymer clay crafts, ceramics and glass crafts (I'm learning how to make stained glass jewelry right now), a bit of leatherworking, paper crafts (scrapbooking, origami, papier-mâché, etc.), , woodworking (wood turning, whittling, wood carving, wood burning), etc. etc. etc. My favorite new hobby is swapping! I especially love ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). I put a lot of hard work and effort into my ATCs so they will be very special. I think I do a pretty good job, and I hope that those who receive my ATC artwork and enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them.

Other than handmade things, I'm also a complete geek. I love all things computer, and have worked mostly in the computer industry as a computer technician. I'm a gamer, and my favorite game is World of Warcraft. Yeah I'm a World of Warcrack addict, and proud of it! I'm most often found on my computer doing this, that, or another thing. (i.e. blogging.)

I love all things whimsical and different, weird and odd. Fantasy and sci-fi are my favorite genres when it comes to just about everything. My artwork is especially centered around fantasy themes.

I'm religious and spiritual; I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I also believe in a lot of Zen, Gnostic, Taoist and Buddhist teachings, among others.

If you'd like to keep in touch with me, feel free to look me up on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.merrill

So that's just a bit about me. If you'd like to know more, just ask!

Favorite Things

art, reading, writing, music, crafts, jewelry making, blogging, Burning Man, outdoors, nature, camping, hiking, water sports, building, creating, DIY, film/movies, whimsy, creativity, abbynormal things, cartoons, vanilla, pink, flowers, gaming, horticulture, animals, culture, travel, intelligence, astronomy, creatures, fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, literature, English, language, artists, artisans, gemstones, fashion, rocks, rockhounding, foodish stuffs, exploring, spirituality, religion, LDS, Mormon, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, dating, humor, comics, life, living, psychology, addiction, weight loss, bariatric surgery, gastric bypass, cat, cats, birds, creations, clothing, fashion, design, large scale art, recycling, Etsy, Deviantart, Elfwood, fairy tales, fiction, space, imagination, dressing up, costumes, color, rainbows, babies, television, martha stewart, friends, family, learning, gemology, history, fun, pursuit of happiness, liberty, conservative, politics, government, environmentalism, hippie, tree hugger, love, humanity, culture, spice, shopping, painting, drawing, sculpting, children, growing, laughing, eternity, white chocolate, lace, flora, fauna, fantasy, sci-fi, gaming, sunset colors (pink, orange, yellow, red, etc)., cosplaying, Comic Con., fairies, mermaids, owls, dragons, etc.

Favorite Books

I love books! Reading is one of my favorite things to do. My favorite book genres are: Science Fiction / Fantasy, Biography, Historical Fiction, etc. I read all the time. I am currently reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite series of all time! My favorite series of books is probably the Hyperion Chronicles, a sci-fi series by Dan Simmons. You can see more of the books I read by visiting my profile on Goodreads here: http://www.goodreads.com/queenquill

Favorite Music

I love music, and listen to most musical genres. I listen to: Mostly: Alternative, Indie, Punk, Rock, Classical, Opera, New Age, Trance, World Music, and Oldies (60's, 70's, and 80's are my fav.) Occasionally: Techno, Folk, Musicals, Religious, and Hard Rock Every Once in a While: Country, Rap, R&B, and Jazz

Favorite Movies

I love movies and film. I love most movie genres, especially: Action & Adventure, Amateur Film, Animation, Holiday, Classic Hollywood, Comedy, Cult Films, Documentary, Drama, Family, Film Noir, Foreign, Horror, Mockumentary, Musicals, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Silent Movies. If you'd like to know what movies I like, you may visit my profile on Flixter.com here: http://www.flixster.com/user/queenquill

Favorite Television

My favorite television shows are classic 80's cartoons like: Carebears, My Little Pony, Thunder Cats, He-Man and She-ra, Huggabunch, Popples, Rainbow Bright, Snorks, etc. I also love the Smurfs, Jetsons, etc. I love anything on Adult-Swim, especially American Dad, Family Guy, Futurama, and Inuyasha. I also love The Simpsons, Game of Thrones, Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead (my 2nd favorite), True Blood (my favorite), American Gothic,, Martha Stewart,and pretty much anything on TLC.

Favorite Games

I'm a total nerd, and I love PC gaming. My current favorites are World of Warcraft and Diablo 2. I can't wait for the upcoming expansions!

Swap-Bot

I absolutely adore Swap-Bot, and doing swaps. My favorites are ATC's, and I treasure my collection that I have received, and can't wait to collect more! A note about the mail, and ratings: I understand that there are problems with the postal system (things I've sent have gotten lost more than once), so I'll always contact the sender before leaving a bad review/rating, and ask that you provide the same courtesy for me. I'll always fulfill my swap commitments, so if you don't receive something you should have within a reasonable amount of time (2-3 weeks for USA, 6+ weeks for international), please feel free to contact me here, or via email at: QueenQuill@gmail.com Thanks so much, and happy swapping to everyone! I look forward to swapping with you soon!

Ratings

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Comment: Ashley, your tag turned out so beautifully! Thank you so much for creating this for me.
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Comment: Thank you, Ashley!
Response: Did you not get your Yugioh ATC? Were you not happy with it?
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful purple bouquet atc
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Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful ATC and also for the etras it was really thoughtful of you! HUGS
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful ATC, I love it. Please tell me how you did the backing info, was that a stamp that you had made that you could use to fill out all the information on? Thank you also for the wonderful necklace...I love it very much especially the way it is carved out. What an awesome swapper you are and thank you for everything.
Aramos22 rated for Pick 3 Swap - June on Jul 15, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely things. Sucks the first one got lost
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Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed reading your answers. Thanks for including all the links so I can find out more.
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Comment: Great list thanks for sharing! I love the quote :)
sammysmum rated for Pinterest: Card Art on Jun 19, 2014
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Comment: I love your board, thank you very much! :)
tigermousecat rated for Modest Pin Up ATC on Jun 18, 2014
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Comment: Love the textures! No need for the extra but it was very nice too.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC + extra :)
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Comment: *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ Thank you for the list \(◕‿◕✿)/. That Nordic one sounds interesting. Your list was very interesting to read. But can i suggest to hyperlink the websites next time on Swap-bot. If you don't know its [ name of web site ] ( www.sample.com ) , with no spaces. That would make it easier to read and follow the links. And to make it an image add a ! before the brackets. Thanks again. *:・゚✧*:・゚✧
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! I've read quite a few of those books.
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Comment: Thanks very much for your answers, it's interesting to see other people's tastes
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AquilaMira rated for 50 Quotes- June 2014 on Jun 9, 2014
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Comment: Such a fun package to come in the mail! Love! Love! Love! Thank you!
cynaemon rated for Pinterest: Card Art on Jun 5, 2014
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Comment: Some very elaborate cards. Nice board.
drgngirl rated for Pinterest: Card Art on Jun 5, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the great card ideas!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and extra goodie!
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Comment: I loved the beautiful ATC and little extra. The necklace is awesome. Such a great swap. This is the best ATC I have got so far and opening it up made me smile. I wish that I could give you a ten and more hearts :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

Pandd on May 12, 2015:

I am still waiting to be rated for the January Tim Holtz tag. The tag deserves to be rated! Thank you in advance.

Kimmiepaca on Sep 1, 2014:

I second that... Please rate! You told me you thought you had, but you could check and see you haven't. For RAINBOW OF COLOURS - FLOWERS ATC - #9.

nyanSan on Aug 27, 2014:

HI! You haven't rated me for "A - Z Bookish Survey Swap (Newbie Friendly Type 1)". Would you mind doing it? Rating is very important on this website.

PrincessChick on Jun 18, 2014:

http://www.pinterest.com/jouk/card-art/

Lizard on May 5, 2014:

YAY!!! IMLDSRU? Yep, you are! ♥

Oh and I love Budhist philosophy and I have a zen garden too.

Happy Swapping. ♥

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