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captkristi

captkristi
Date Joined: May 30, 2019
Last Online: October 3, 2022
Birthday: December 22
Country: United States
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About Me

As always please don't hesitate to contact me if something hasn't arrived. Sending swaps that people will love is my primary reason for being a part of Swap-Bot. I want you to be happy with your swap and I am happy to resend if you are not, for any reason. I live in the middle of nowhere and have stopped mailing from here as much as I can. It's unreliable.

My 3 rating I earned - completely and irrevocably. I was so focused on the painting that I created for the swap that I wasn't paying attention to the requirements of the swap and sent to the host in a plain envelope.

Thanks so much for visiting my profile! Look forward to swapping with you!

I love all things art!! About 4 years ago I got back into Zentangle. I let it push me beyond the things I thought I could do and I am so happy that I committed to making art and believing in my talents. I owe much of my early success with 3D form, shading and depth to Eni Oken. She is an absolutely amazing artist. If you are looking to learn some techniques to make your art pop, she has several ebooks that are super helpful. These days I am not Zentangling all that much but I AM drawing, painting, collaging, lots of wonderful art making!! Feeling inspired is such a happy feeling.

For my day job I am a pediatric mental health therapist (clinical social worker) in Nevada. Opening my own agency and serving the children in these rural areas has been the highlight of my life thus far. I have two dogs that I absolutely adore - they are super active so they keep me going!! I also have a flock of chickens that I am frequently adding and subtracting from. My dad and I "trade" chickens as I am a vegetarian and wouldn't hurt a spider (literally) and he is a farmer that doesn't buy meat at the store. Win-Win All my chickens have names and I have two favorites currently. They follow me around and call at the window for breakfast when they hear me coming into the kitchen in the morning. Lately there are ground squirrels that run in and take a bite of Flock Block out there for the chickens to snack on. When the chickens notice the squirrel they run full speed to chase off the squirrel. It's SO funny; running chickens are absolutely hilarious.

Likes

TL;DR I love nature, animals and value quality over quantity. Other loves - watercolor paper; coffee and sunshine + happiness

I am a lover of colors! As a watercolorist I get to explore pigments and mix up some amazing shades from the world around me. Rainbows and happy, bright colors are the best. I tend to lean towards turquoise, pink and purple - but, truly, I LOVE colors!! I don't know that there is a color that I would say I don't like.

I like inspirational quotes - especially handwritten little art pieces. Botanical line drawings, florals, fun illustrations - any artistic endeavor or watercolor paintings/prints/postcards are awesome!

I make ATCs here and there as I have time to put my attention to it. I do some paper crafting and spend the bulk of my creative time using watercolor and pens to create handmade postcards for swapping. I like getting vintage ephemera, paint chips and samples of watercolor or other interesting papers. Graphic 45, Stamperia & Tim Holtz are top favorites for paper crafting. If anyone wants to do a private swap for these I would love that. I want to buy almost every new paper set that comes out - Always thought it would be cool to have someone to trade 50/50 so I can get a variety!!

I have had lots of changes in my life in the last year - who hasn't, right!!?? I have almost entirely stopped watching TV since my boyfriend's schedule is the opposite of my own. We aren't often home together in the evening so it's not as fun to watch movies and TV. Instead I usually paint/draw/listen to Audible/watch tutorials on YouTube.

I love to cook vegetarian meals, bake homemade bread (the smell?!?! oh my!) grow things (houseplant addict over here) and spend time with my friends and my pets - and sometimes my family. But honestly - my free time is mostly spent on inspired creating and reading audiobooks or listening to music.

Let me see - what else. Social Work is my passion. I wholeheartedly believe in giving of myself to all those I meet. Even a warm smile and nice word can brighten someone's day. The kids I work with are often the ones who have been left by every person that was "supposed" to love them and keep them safe. That can be hard to witness at times. Not being able to make things better for them is one of the most challenging parts of my job.

I am spiritual but definitely not religious. I am big into the "mystical" (I can't really think of any other way to put it) and I am a GIANT tree hugger.

Favorite Books

currently reading Cruel Prince trilogy

My all-time favorite author is Stephen King. I wouldn't say that I am typically a horror person. I am easily spooked, but King's writing style is phenomenal …so, yeah, I love him!!

I have an hour long commute to and from work, so I am an avid Audible listener. You will see below - I absolutely love books in a series because you can stay in the land and life of the characters you have come to know. Wonderful!! I have also been listening to books while I make art in the evenings and have been averaging 1around 20 books a month.

In 2021 some of the books I finished include: the Riyira books by Michael J Sullivan; Shadows of the Apt series by Adrian Tchiakovsky; the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski (a recommendation from my little brother. Excellent series!)

Some of the other books I have read in the past year include: The Wheel of Time series books 1-5 by Robert Jordan; The Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron; Don Winslow's crime series with a big plot section in rural Nevada super close to where I grew up; The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner; the Hell Divers by Nicholas Sansbury Smith. All the King's Lake Investigation books by Peter Grainger and I finished Outlander too.

I joined the monthly Book Club in the Sunshine Swaps + Mail group and that has broadened my horizons. One of the frequent participants is a librarian so I have been introduced to books I probably wouldn't have come across in my regular browsing. I am always open to book recommendations. Tell me your favorites. I go through my Wish List SO fast.

Hard to say what my very favorite books are. The Stand is my all time favorite story. Police procedurals and cozy English crime dramas are often on my TBR list. Some of those favorites are the King's Lake crew; Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellicott investigations and Inspector Ian Rutledge. I also love a well written series where you can follow characters for more than one book. Some all-times faves are the Narnia books; The Time Quartet; Harry Potter: Game of Thrones, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Outlander and the Hunger Games.

Dislikes

TL;DR don't need - kid or planner items; magazine cutouts; random de-stash stuff (already trying to cull my hoard); hateful or exclusionary messages

I had to add some things as I have found in my time as a Swap-Bot swapper that there are things I don't like that I wouldn't have necessarily thought of before.

I prefer not to receive teacher/reward/kiddie stickers. If they come on a roll, I don't really have a use for them. I don't have kids and prefer a more grown up aesthetic. Other things I don't use: catalog/magazine cutouts or random photos of things in your life (Polaroids or vintage photos are an exception); planner stickers or related accoutrements.

No food or tea/coffee please. I have specific stuff I eat and drink and probably won't drink the tea that gets sent my way.

I don't like creepy, dark stuff (with the exception of Halloween time). And don't like anything that's hateful, based on bigotry or superiority. To each their own, but I don't want to see that stuff in my mailbox.

I don't really like adult cartoons. I would say I don't like crude humor, but I am not sure that's what you call it. I love Step Brothers the movie, don't like Rick & Morty; Big Mouth; American Dad and King of the Hill.

ABC of Me

Saw this on a couple of profiles and thought it would be fun. Allows some prompts to help give ideas of things that I like and/or that I would enjoy receiving should you be looking for ideas. Recently "heard" that some swappers see the ABC's on profiles as arrogant and "a little much" - if you don't like this section you literally don't have to read it. For those that like ideas - read on for a long list of them :D bold for faves {always evolving}

A: huge animal lover; art; ATCs; astrology; Amazon and Audible; angsty teenagers; Americana decor; Australian accents (meaning spoken word!!); argyle; authenticity; (human) attachment (this is my area of study and expertise in my work - SO fascinating)

B: books; (old) book pages; best friends; botanical art (drawings, stickers, etc); bravery; berries; (my) backyard; board games; bees

C: cussing; cooking; Cavallini Paper Co.; chickens (alive!); cuddling; Corgis; classic country music; children; COFFEE (so much coffee); card games; citrus prints; cactus; (actual) cowboys;

D: dogs (especially my own); dreams; the desert; dinosaurs; dancing; dolphins

E: ephemera. vintage especially; elephants; eggs; Earth; energy fields; envelopes; empowering others

F: frogs; fish; farmhouse aesthetic; festivals; flames; friends; fruit; folk/indie music; funny people

G: girls (we rock!); ginger; glass; galaxy theme; getting lost with someone I love; gerbera daisies ; Gary Allan; Graphic 45

H: herbs; healthy food; horses; home; helping others

I: indigenous tribes; ink; imagination; ivy

J: journaling; joking around;

K: knights; kites; kids

L: lily flower; learning; laughter; leaving work early; love and light; LCN stationery (and similar aesthetics)

M: Mexican food; mentoring other therapists/interns; Mason jars; maps; mysteries; melon; movies

N: nature and a natural aesthetic; nests; narwhals; 'never give up' outlook; Nevada

O: organ donor; owls; oceans; opportunities; outer space; ocean animals (minus realistic great whites, this scares me)

P: pebbles; Primitive stuff; postage that's unique; Plants; play therapy

Q: quiet times in the morning before the dogs get out of bed; questions; quirky sayings

R: rain and rainbows; rebels; robots (cute kind as well as functional housecleaning kind) Rooster (and chicken) home decor; rocks

S: stickers; sunsets (Nevada sunsets are incredible!!); sharing; Starbucks; Superman and other Superheroes; summer; sloths; Subaru (have a new Crosstrek and I love it!!!); Stamperia; sparkling water; social workers

T: therapeutic everything (I love learning about, talking about, engaging in - I love everything about being a therapist); turtles; Tim Holtz aesthetic and energy/inspiration; tutorials

U: underwater things; upcycling; Unicorns; underappreciated little pleasures of everyday life; the Universe as a living entity that is constantly responding to all the stimuli/energy that is life

V: vast spaces; vintage everything

W: warm water, warm clothes out of the dryer, warm bread - WARM ANYTHING :) the Spirit of the West; weekends; whales

X: X-MEN; XCITEMENT; X-tra special surprises

Y: yellow; yelling (it's fun sometimes); Yosemite NP

Z: Zentangle; zen feelings; zero bullshit

Ratings

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Comment: Cool assortment! Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you so much! I've been trying to track down the Eat Organic stickers for a while now!
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Comment: delicious list of candy bars!!
marclively rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #37 on Sep 29, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
TrishaLSmith rated for SCATTS - P - ROUND 10 - US ONLY on Sep 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard.
Poeprincess rated for PA: Paint a Sunset on Sep 26, 2022
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Comment: I like this sunset, especially how the sun’s rays shine through the colors above. Thank you for a beautiful PC.
Response: Really happy that you like it! I was happy with the way it turned out too. Loving your swaps!
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Comment: Fun PC and I love your animal museum idea!
Response: Thanks so much! Glad you liked it
TeaNi rated for SSM: Find four #25 on Sep 25, 2022
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Comment: thank you for the fun assortment of surprises! :)
Response: Sure thing! Glad you liked it!
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Comment: Thank you for the notecard, Kristi! The First Girl Child sounds like an interesting book! I'll have to put this on my long list of books to read! Thank you for the extra notecard and the washi tape! I absolutely love the Harry Potter washi tapes!
Response: So happy that you liked it!
samsstuff rated for PH: Object Obituary on Sep 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I'm so sorry for the loss of your trusty Whirlpool dishwasher. I know that you can replace such things, but it will never be quite the same...
Response: hahaha Thank you! What a fun swap this was!
explore rated for SSM: QSCP #47 on Sep 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard!
Response: Great swapping with you!
concxrde rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - Sept '22 on Sep 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you SO much for your generosity! I love everything you sent :)
Response: So happy that you enjoyed them. Funny but sending 2 seemed so paltry :)
ccmmsu rated for SSS: Water on Sep 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome stickers! The snow globes are perfect. I think you hit the theme better than I did. lol Love these sheets!
Response: So glad you liked them. Wasn't sure how that might be perceived :) Loving the group!!
Ramya rated for SCATTS - O - ROUND 10 - US ONLY on Sep 20, 2022
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Comment: Hi again! I love the Odetta pc! And great answers... Ornery is one of my favorite words...LOL. Your food truck/rest. idea of Oatmeal's On- Love it and I would go their! Thanks for the cute stickers for my initials:) Happy Swaps!
Response: So happy you liked it. Ornery. I was worried my partner would be like... is that even a word? My grandma would often use that one - for my brother hahaha
GirlMomToTwo rated for book im reading pc 20 usa on Sep 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much gal!
Response: Sure thing! Great swapping with you. It's been awhile!
MamaMangrove rated for AMA: Houses PC -July on Sep 20, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the re-send, Kristi, & for taking the time to make such a fun profile-based card. I've lived in a treehouse, a houseboat, a couple of sailboats & a teepee, but never a camper. You may have inspired my next adventure! Sure looks cozy! Thank you so much.
Response: Wowza!!! If I had known about the teepee I totally would have done that one!! I LOVE teepees!!! I am really glad it arrived and you like it. Those were fun to paint
nancylee rated for AMA: Things with Wings -June on Sep 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for re-sening. I too wonder where all the mail goes, seems like I have redone more swaps than ever this year. Love the picture you created, she's lovely thank you
Response: Whew! Really glad it arrived. I absolutely hate losing my creations. They are meant for my partner. SAD!! But I am happy your fairy arrived. I can archive in peace now :)
fortannam rated for PH: List 5 Series - On The Go on Sep 20, 2022
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Comment: thanks for the postcard and snack ideas!
Response: It's been awhile. Great to send something to you! Love snacks!!
Lonestarchild rated for IFM: Washi doing? on Sep 19, 2022
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Comment: Cool patterns -- mostly new to me. Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them!
wolfeagle rated for HMPC: Put a Flower on it on Sep 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Response: Absolutely! Love swapping with you!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9987 1270 134 145
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1354 1484 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

simcoe54 on Oct 2, 2022:

PH: My Requests Tag -- Thanks so much for tagging me and sending me these wonderful postcards and unmarked stamps! Love them!!!

user6937 on Jun 28, 2022:

Hi, Kristi - the resend tag from the Sunshine Swaps group has arrived. If this envelop is any indication of what you sent the first time, I'd be very lucky to get it, too, lol. Fantastic stuff that I'll be using on some collaged items I'm making today - thank you!

ccmmsu on Jun 21, 2022:

sss

Yay!! I'm so glad you joined us!

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:

hny

Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

🎄❄️Merry Christmas!❄️🎄

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

fairypretty7 on May 14, 2021:

Thank you for the surprise mail, absolutely love the bits and pieces, they will go well in my mixture of journals.

traceyj on Mar 14, 2021:

Hi Kristi,

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Pi Day! and thank you for joining my swap!

pie time

Jillemina on Jan 12, 2021:

I just saw your comment on my page. Message me your address and I'd love to swap Nevada stories! Thanks for the invite to the group. I will definitely look at it!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

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