Hello! My name is Mel, but I also go by "Bunny". I am a disabled artist living in beautiful San Diego, California. I have a cat named "Buggle" and we live in a teensy weensy (but super fabulous) studio apartment. I spend every possible moment making art as it is my greatest love. I particularly enjoy painting, sculpting, and art journaling. But really I love all things creative.
Craft books, self-help, vintage children's books, classics. Favorite all time book is probably Moby Dick.
You can see some of my crafty work in the book "Microcrafts" in which I was a contributing author/artisan.
I like comedies (though not so much the romantic comedies). I like to laugh and like lighthearted entertainment. I like (some) documentaries, foreign films, and Indie movies.
Bob's Burgers is my current fav. I also love Adventure Time. I'm a kid at heart. :)
I LOVE making all sorts of things. My passion is fine art, but I love crafty endeavors as well. Some favorite crafts: sewing, knitting, miniatures, dollhouses, drawing, painting, card making, jewelry making, dioramas, collage, spinning, polymer clay and more! (Really, there aren't too many crafts I don't like doing).
Mermaids, unicorns, giraffes, manatees, paper dolls, sparkles, rainbows, red, turquoise, pink, miniatures, bees, astrological sign=Leo,art journals/sketchbooks with watercolor paper, handmade items, dollhouse miniatures, Snoopy, vintage cards and stationery, shadowboxes, meditation/relaxation cd's, cats, kitschy things, fancy thimbles, dinosaurs, coloring books (though I don't like the ones with the cheap newsprint type paper) and I love handmade things!
(*I always like vintage/retro things, so don't be afraid to send your "previously loved" things my way!)
Art supplies-including handmade art supplies. Handmade art journals. Original art! I love and appreciate most handmade things.
When I host swaps I try to check in regularly to answer questions and assist however I can. I do my best to be fair to everyone while maintaining a "safe" atmosphere for swapping (meaning I work hard to keep flakes from being included). Feel free to send me a Swapbot message if you have questions or concerns. I do not generally "angel" swaps, but in the unlikely event you do get flaked on-please contact me and I will see what I can do. If something comes up (a personal or family emergency for example) and you will be late getting your swap item(s) out please contact me and your partner. Good communication is essential for dealing with any problems that might arise. I try to stick to the requirements of the swap and "ban" anyone who doesn't meet the requirements....it is nothing personal if I ban you. Being banned from a swap does not mean you are a bad person or bad swapper, just that you don't meet the requirements for a certain swap. If you feel you have been wrongfully banned, feel free to send me a polite message stating why you feel you should not be banned. (Rude or abusive messages will be ignored). If I host a swap that you like and would like to host your own version...feel free! Just credit me for the original idea or add a link to the swap I created. Thanks!
I have many, many interests and like tons of different things...but, there are a few things I'm not crazy about: tea, Disney stuff, religious tracts/pamphlets (though I do like Buddhist stuff), anything political, and anything that smells like cigarrette smoke.
Mellow stuff...classical....anything relaxing. I don't listen to much music, but like (and would always love to receive) nature sounds and meditation cd's.