I love all sorts of crafts, including cake-decorating, sugar art, jewelry & beadwork, photography, collage & decoupage, mixed media, calligraphy, miniatures, painting, zentangling, sketching & watercolor, hand-sewing, and most other altered art and paper- and fabric- crafts.
I am easy to please and difficult to offend.
I particularly like:
● dark victoriana ● retro ● vintage ● steampunk ● goth ● grunge ● macabre ● cemeteries ● curiosities ● cats ● fairies ● dragonflies ● burlesque & pin-up girls ● almost anything with wings ●
● anything sparkly/ shiny/ glittery ●
● Hallowe’en ● Mardi Gras ● Christmas ●
● pewter ● silver ●
● autumn colors ● clear jewel-tones ● deep, rich colors ● PINK! All shades, blush to fuschia & every shade between!
Not a fan of: ● gold ● "baby" pastels ●
Note for Jewelry Swaps: I like pretty much any style of jewelry, from simple to elaborate and everything in between. I much prefer silver or pewter-toned metals rather than gold-toned.
I have multiple ear piercings, so I'm not able to wear clip-on earrings. :)
I’m an avid reader, and usually will be in the middle of 2 or 3 books plus a couple of magazines at any given time.
I love audio books and my Kindles, but I'm a bibliophile at heart, so nothing can completely replace paper-and-ink books for me!
I have very eclectic reading tastes. I don't have a particular favorite genre, but tend to read most anything that catches my attention. When I read & love a book by a new-to-me author, I tend to compulsively read every book that writer has ever published before moving on to anything else.
Some of my favorite authors are Joe Hill, Anne Rice, Jodi Picoult, Gillian Flynn, Laurell K. Hamilton, Stephen King, Piers Anthony, Mercedes Lackey, Seth Grahame-Smith, Simon R. Green, MaryJanice Davidson, and Christopher Moore.
I am constantly re-reading several series: Anne of Green Gables, The Incarnations of Immortality, Harry Potter, and (yes) Twilight.
My favorite TV shows are NCIS, Criminal Minds, The Walking Dead, Outlander, & The Voice.
Other than those series, I tend to watch whatever is on The Weather Channel, HGTV, The History Channel, National Geographic Channel, & The Food Network.
I like making people laugh. I don’t take compliments well. I tend to be a perfectionist. I cry at sad/emotional movies. I don’t like learning new stuff in front of people. I have a fairly extensive vocabulary, and I tend to think in big words that I don’t often use in conversation. I believe in the probability of life on other planets.
I believe spirituality/ religion is a deeply personal experience, and should be kept that way.
I’m a very tolerant person. I don't have time for people who are intolerant/ racist/ sexist/ homophobic/ judgmental.
Quotes to Live By:
“I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“I don’t care what (people) do, so long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses.” ~ Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress, circa 1910
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." ~ John F. Kennedy
♦ I pledge to always send out my swaps, and to always send them out on time.
♦ I pledge to fairly rate my swap partners immediately after receiving their swap item.
♦ I pledge to uphold the spirit of the Swap-bot community by always responding fairly, politely, and promptly to any communications from my swap partners and other members.
My Swapbot disappointments:
@Acornlovesyou for Share Your Craft Kit Swap (April 2011). He never marked the swap as SENT, he hasn't replied to PM, and he hasn't been on Swap-bot since April 25.
@dillandavillain for Jewellery Junkies A Necklace For My Bloody Valentine (February 2012). As of March 13 she hasn't replied to my PMs, and hasn't been on Swap-bot since January 17.
@AussieMumJen for Share Your Craft Kit Swap (April 2011). She was the swap coordinator. As of July 8 she hasn't replied to my PMs, and hasn't been on Swap-bot since June 8.
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