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XfildChild

XfildChild
Date Joined: October 28, 2015
Last Online: April 13, 2016
Birthday: August 31, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: I apologize if my swaps for March/April are delayed. If you are looking for a swap from me, I need to let you know it will likely be delayed, as I suffered a house fire in the beginning of March that has temporarily relocated me. I have limited internet access and pretty much no craft supplies at the moment, so if you haven't heard from me, that is why. I pledge that I will catch myself up on late swaps, but it will be probably another couple of weeks before I can realistically get them out to you. My sincere apologies. I hope to be active again on Swap Bot in a month or so, but will not be joining any swaps in the meantime. Thanks for your understanding.

Hi everyone! I am an environmental scientist from NJ, USA. I live with my father and my dog in the house I grew up in, across from a beautiful lake. I recently discovered art journaling, and have for the first time in my life, been able to overcome my inner critic and find a creative outlet. I have been having such a blast messing around with paints, inks, crayons, and other media I didn't even know existed until last year! I also love to sing, read, and cook! I have been reading tarot for the past 5 years, and am now starting to read for other people. I heard about this website from someone on Facebook who is in a book promotion group with me, and I just love the idea of swapping interesting projects with people from across the world. I can't wait to get started!

Favorite Music

I have quite eclectic tastes in music. I have been studying Hindu and Buddhist mantras for the past couple of years, so I really enjoy Kirtan music. I used to belly dance for about three years, so I also really love traditional belly dance music, as well as some of the newer, electronic stuff. I create my own sacred chants, so I love all chant music, from Gregorian to new age! I grew up listening to classic rock and 90s alt rock, which really formed the soundtrack of my childhood, and so will always have a special place in my heart! I'm also really into opera and musical theater. Some of my favorites are Aida (both the opera and the musical), Nabucco, Carmen, Les Miserables, Man of La Mancha, and Guys and Dolls.

Favorite Books

Wow, I don't know where to start! I read voraciously, so there are so many books that I love; but to become one of my favorites it has to be one I read again and again, quote often to the point of annoying people around me, and generally become obsessed with! For me, that would be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Church of the Old Mermaids by Kim Antieau, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.

Favorite Movies

I tend to like old studio era movies. I'm a big fan of Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Myrna Loy. Now, Voyager and Casablanca are my two favorite movies, so I guess I'm a Paul Henreid fan as well.

Favorite Television

I love cult classic sci-fi TV. Star Trek, Stargate, X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, etc. I really nerd out over them! Some other shows I'm into now are Criminal Minds, Castle, Sleepy Hollow, Scorpion, Bones, and Code Black. And of course Food Network, which I've been watching faithfully practically since it debuted.

Favorite Crafts

I'm really into art journaling. It's one of the only crafts I've tried that hasn't frustrated me to the point of insanity! I used to say I was just not cut out for arts and crafts, but now I feel differently!

I love writing letters, and am always looking for new penpals!

I have a passion for food and cooking, so would love to exchange recipes or participate in any food swaps!

I've been getting into herbalism recently, and am making my own infusions, vinegars, and tinctures.

Likes and Dislikes

I love the ocean and sea life. Mermaids, manatees, and horseshoe crabs, in particular. But anything ocean-themed like seashells, waves, sea creatures and ocean colors like blue, green, teal, turquoise, shell, etc.

Anything tarot-related or mystical is really fun. I'm a practicing Neo-Pagan, so also appreciate Pagan and earth-centered items and themes.

I would prefer NOT to receive any specifically Christian-themed items like crosses or Bible-related sayings, though I do so love the Divine Feminine, so I'm OK with depictions of female saints or Mother Mary.

I love ephemera or stickers in languages other than English, especially newspapers, maps, advertisements, or sheet music.

Recipes! I love sharing recipes, so send 'em along, and I'll send you some back!

For tea swaps, I love trying new or unusual flavors, Chai, and herbal blends. Really anything except for Earl Gray or anything with Bergamot in it.

I DO NOT care for anime or cartoons, or anything too cutesy.

Thanks!

Ratings

atlantian rated for Fill My Stocking - February on Jul 25, 2016
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Comment: so sad. first you told me you were sending and then you did not. tried to contact you but you choose not to respond.
lostinavalon rated for 2016 Reading Log - Quarter #1 on Jun 4, 2016
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Comment: No swap, no contact.
Tiffaknee rated for Prayer Flag - Lover Archetype on Mar 29, 2016
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Comment: Hi Danielle. I just received your angelled prayer flag from Nickie (which was beautiful, and ocean-themed). I had no idea you just had a fire and I cannot tell you how deeply sorry I am that you are dealing with such a tragedy. I've experienced 2 house fires as a child and it is just the most terrifying and inconvenient and hopeless feeling. I really hope you are able to find some solace in this situation. You are in my thoughts and I am sending you lots of love and strength during this time.
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Comment: take care of you during this hard time...
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Comment: I loved the postcards! Thank you! Also love the notecard you used :)
urocyonfox rated for Profile-Based Tea & Card Swap on Mar 4, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the send, it's full of wonderful items and a super cute card
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Comment: Thanks so much!
dogwood rated for Shuffle your music! on Feb 27, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the songs. Lots of stuff I hadn't heard before, so it was nice to broaden my horizons a bit :)
audsoxx rated for Shuffle your music! on Feb 25, 2016
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GeeLuv rated for Inchies - red theme on Feb 23, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful inchies! Had to rate a 3 because they weren't mailed on time.
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Comment: Thanks Danielle! I love the postcards and the beachy notecard & envie was super super cute! :D
Piarismendi rated for Shuffle your music! on Feb 22, 2016
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Comment: Amy :) I like her a lot! :) Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards:)
tiniane rated for Random Inchies on Feb 20, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for your Inchies with bling. I like them.
LilyM rated for Inchies - red theme on Feb 20, 2016
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Comment: Lovely card. Thank you for the inchies.
SheisCrafty rated for Imbolc Pick 3 Swap on Feb 9, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so so much!! I loved everything. 💕
urbanguerilla rated for Newbie Email Swap on Feb 8, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for letting me see into your life a bit. DAY-uhm was probably my favorite part! ;] Thanks for the laugh!
dartha rated for Q&P: BOS Pocket Letter Series~ WATER on Feb 4, 2016
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Comment: I will treasure that pocket letter forever. It is amazing. I too feel connected and more alive when I am near the ocean or a water fall. Thank you so much for the amazing things you included. Love the mermaid story! WOW - thank you, darla
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Comment: Thank you for the resend. I enjoyed reading your answers! And thank you for making them more than one word answers...I feel like you really got into some of it, so thanks! Happy New Year!
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Comment: loved the poem you sent.

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Comments

SherylKay on Nov 8, 2015:

I wish I could do art journaling! you go girl Sheryl-Kay

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