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Vreyainlove

Vreyainlove
Date Joined: February 6, 2010
Last Online: January 21, 2017
Birthday: May 17, 1982
Country: United States

About Me

I live in beautiful Colorado with a spectacular woman, and our wee little girl, Avery. I teach (and otherwise study, think about, and write about) Women's and Ethnic Studies and Sociology at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. My students are fantastic, and I learn much from them.

I speak a little swahili, and love to practice whenever I can (it doesn't happen very often.) :)

I have an ever-present wanderlust, and am particularly enchanted by East and Central Africa. I'd love to live there someday. I'd also like to travel the world in search of sacred spaces of pre-christian/pagan/goddess worship. I want to do everything.

Otherwise, I'm home most days with my daughter, dreaming, playing, singing, creating, journaling, scrapbooking (and otherwise chronicling my life so that I can live it over and over) and loving. :)

I'm THRILLED to have found this website, and love receiving mail... :)

Favorites/Likes/Dislikes

These are a few of my favorite things:

*AFRICA and anything to do with it. ELEPHANTS!, warthogs, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, leopards, ...and other African fauna. African people/tribes, politics, geography, landscapes, acacia trees etc. LOVE IT!

*skeleton keys...especially tiny ones!

*Vintage postcards--especially those depicting racial, sexual, and/or gender discrimination (I use these in my classes to extrapolate the history of these things in America), vintage postcards with pansies or orchids on them, vintage pictures, vintage ephemera and trinkets.

*Female nudes, pin-ups, nudie vintage playing cards, adult-themed things as long as humorous/witty and not downright degrading or gratuitous.

*Saint cards--especially female saints. And most especially, images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and other depictions of Mary.

*Shabby chic

*Really getting interested in steampunk stuff...send it my way!

*Orchids and pansies--love 'em!

*Anything with images of green squares

*TINY THINGS!

Human connection. Creating things. Singing songs. Music (folk, funk, soul/R&B, old-school rock, "world" and opera). Travel. Earth tones. Red. Purple. Wine. Mountains. Hiking. Climbing 14ers. Being outside. Camping. Anything yoga or Buddhist-related. Beets. Cooking and eating (especially vegetarian/vegan recipes and thai food). Books. Books. Books. (especially the Little Prince and anything by Jeanette Winterson or Tom Robbins). Tea (all kinds). Kenyan coffee. Photographs. Interesting/unusual/vintage ephemera and paper. Things in miniature. Re/Upcycled things (within reason). Found objects (you know, except things like cigarette butts and used gum) Life. Love.

Dislikes: Hatred. Bigotry. Nationalism. Ethnocentrism. Violence. Pornography (this just means gratuitous, degrading stuff, not simply nudity or erotica.) Colonization.

That said, I wouldn't be a huge fan of receiving patriotic items, military paraphernalia, christian-themed items (EXCEPT those depicting Mary), or anything glorifying violence or the valuing of one group of human beings over another.

About Me

AWESOME angels: Lulubiz for GLBTQIA ATC swap. Amazing package. :)

Flaker list: PrettyPoetStacey

Ratings

Camiliann rated for HUGE ATC SWAP #23 -- USA ONLY on Sep 22, 2015
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Comment: Thank u so much..this is the first time I've loved everything I was sent...just love ur style of atcs...happy to swap again with u anytime..fabulous artwork
beeskneessam rated for Stuff a small flat rate Box on Sep 9, 2015
5
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Comment: Thank you for the package!
LuciansMommy rated for Free Theme ATC #35 on Apr 4, 2012
5
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Comment: very cute
Pjevsen rated for Free Theme ATC #35 on Mar 28, 2012
5
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Comment: Oh my gosh - what a beauty! Totally love it; thank you so much.
Camiliann rated for Free Theme ATC #35 on Mar 22, 2012
5
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Comment: FAB... love the medium you used..
dardarbinx rated for Free Theme ATC #35 on Mar 22, 2012
5
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Comment: Love the ATC and thanks for the extras!
chimerix rated for Free Theme ATC #35 on Mar 17, 2012
5
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC. And for the extras - I especially love the little book page. Aloha.
Barbi rated for Vintage ATC - With A Lady on Mar 13, 2012
5
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Comment: Thanks, I love the BINGO lady... my mom just won playing Bingo the other night! lol.... and thanks also for the awesome extras... the beads actually made it without the envelope ripping open. And that little vintage childrens' book is so great!
Response: Oh good! I'm glad you liked everything. Viva la BINGO! :)
Lorivintage55 rated for Free Theme ATC #34 on Feb 15, 2012
5
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Comment: WOW, awesome cards.....and please take that as a BIG compliment as I don't usually like the cards I get in these trades, but I keep trying LOL I love them both, so different and unique! Thanks so much! :))
Response: Thank you so much!! I'm glad you liked them. :) I had fun making them!
noxvet rated for Free Theme ATC #34 on Feb 11, 2012
5
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Comment: Thanks for the thought! The little red thing is awesome for photography! Where did you get this "uncommon OBJECTS" from? Very interesting! Cheers! Everything is great
Response: It was a little shop in Austin, TX. I kept the bag bc it was so cool! :)
DCSAPART rated for Free Theme ATC #34 on Feb 11, 2012
5
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Comment: Loved your ATC, the stamp is awesome and the extra envies, thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome!
VickiM rated for Free Theme ATC #34 on Feb 11, 2012
5
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Response: Thanks for rating!
Jillgill rated for Free Theme ATC #34 on Feb 6, 2012
5
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Comment: Great ATC and thanks JIll
Response: You're welcome!
XxMySweetShadowxX rated for profile ATC #5 - ELEPHANT on Jan 30, 2012
5
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Comment: Ahhh!!! The elephant ATC you sent is AWESOME!!! What a cool addition to my collection! :) The extras you sent were great, and I know that I'll be using them in future projects. Thanks for the cameo button...fabulous! Happy swapping!
Response: You're very welcome! I LOVE elephants. So magnificent!
sosiejude rated for Vintage /Shabby Chic Empheria #5 on Aug 31, 2011
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Comment: Still not received anything for this swap .I will rate once i receive now been sometime since swap was done,
Response: Hi there, I now have TWO customs receipts for this swap. I'm guessing the issue might be UK customs. I do hope you'll re-rate when the package arrives. As you can see I always fulfill my swaps, and often go above and beyond. Sorry you haven't gotten this yet!
ransom rated for Sexy, Kinky, Erotic ATCs! on Aug 30, 2011
5
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Comment: Love your ATC. Thank you so very much for the extra beautiful papers.
Response: You're welcome!! :)
Sylvia4647 rated for Vintage ATC Series #2 - The Gents on Aug 28, 2011
5
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Comment: Thank you for the vintage ATC . . . and the extras, too!
urquhart rated for Free Theme ATC #30 on Aug 26, 2011
5
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Response: Thanks for rating!
suzanne33 rated for QUICK ATC swap #28 on Aug 22, 2011
5
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Comment: So special because you had so much to deal with at the time. Love the depth of textures in the work.
Response: Aw I'm glad you liked it. :) ATCs and other crafts keep me sane... :)
jj9jj rated for ATC of/for Africa on Aug 15, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the Africa ATC and goodies. I will use them to make some other neat ATCs.
Response: You're welcome!

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Comments

Fatherted on Aug 2, 2011:

Hi, did you receive QUICK ATC swap #28 ?

Missysmom on Nov 10, 2010:

Got your reply letter today from the penpal swap and it felt great. I have tried to keep correspondence going a couple of times and haven't heard back. I sure do appreciate it and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. C

AdelaideKirby on Oct 11, 2010:

I have sent it, Very annoying that you haven't gotten it yet.. if it doesn't come in the next week jsut let me know & I'll make a new one...

Sorry

facinggiants1 on Oct 8, 2010:

Hi This is just a reminder if you have not already done so to rate your partners and host for the ATC Travel the World. Thank you for participating.

Cheryl facinggiants1

thehappyhoneybee on Oct 3, 2010:

Hm, curious if you enjoy any children's books other than The Little Prince? If so, please do check out the profile info for our group The Hundred Acre Wood . We have some ATC swaps in the works as well...

Cheers,

Mimi

AdelaideKirby on Sep 8, 2010:

Thanks for joining my swap GLBT ATC :)

AdelaideKirby on Aug 15, 2010:

Rain.. Rain.. Rain.. And more rain.. I'm almost beginning to forget what sunshine is..

AdelaideKirby on Aug 12, 2010:

it helps to like your child lol how old is she?

phillipsmartha25 on Aug 6, 2010:

just recieved your rating for inchies for beginners, you hadn't contacted me to let me know you had not gotten them, i would have been more than happy to resend if you didn't get them, all you had to do was ask. it looks like you haven't been getting stuff that people have been sending? i'll be more than happy to send to you again let me know.

kataish on Jul 7, 2010:

Oh thats too funny, I'm excited now! Not that I wasn't before, but even moreso now :D No rush on putting it together!

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