Date Joined: August 7, 2013
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: June 3, 1982
My interpal profile
As Spring and Easter are coming, I'd be happy to receive some things on those themes: ephemera, flat embellisments, die cuts, stickers, things like flowers, bunnies and eggs, words "spring" and "happy easter".
I'm Salomé, I’m a fairy and nature lover, I’m a day dreaming girl having a rich inner world, a magic and colorful one I like withdrawing in when I need, when my emotions or anxiety is too strong. When it’s Spring and Summer I like wandering in my garden or in the forest and observ nature, flowers, butterflies and other insects and imagine I can meet fairies and dance with them, or maybe ride a butterfly ! Those little dreaming sessions are my escapism and can last hours ! I love living in the country with my 2 cats, 8 chickens and cockatiel bird. As if all this wasn’t enough, I’m living in a region full of castles worthy of the most wonderful fairy tales and I love visiting them again and again with my boyfriend during this sunny time of the year. And having walks and pic nics in the forest.
When I can’t dream outside, I love art journalling, scrapbooking, making cards or Atcs. I love playing with my inks or paints and gelli plate to make colorful, stunning backgrounds and use my favorite background stamps and focal point stamps. My favorite brand is « Aall and create », a group of several artists who design stamps, stencils and dies and share their ideas on the social media. They’re really nice people and make their « fans » feel they’re really part of a community. I also love keeping diaries, photo journals, traveler’s notebook of my Spring/Summer adventures and feelings.
I’m into penppaling and swapping for over 20 years and just couldn’t live without those 2 hobbies and all the happiness it brings because I feel people are nicer and more accepting than in « real life ». I value tolerance and open mindedness and most of all kindness. If only people could be more kind and understanding with each others !
Of course, my life isn’t always this « colorful happy rainbow », I have my pains and struggles, mostly my chronic anxiety, social difficulties, professional integration difficulties but this magic, joyful inner world helps me when I struggle, when I’m in pain, it helps me to see life on the bright side even when everything looks dark. Because as Sam Gamgee said « but in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer ».
What I’m interested in is mostly swapping letters to discover other people’s life, cultures, opinions (but not looking for new penpals), pieces of mixed media art such as ATCs, journals, handmade cards, art journal pages and photos (both artsy and personal ones), maybe sometimes kawaii writing paper swap.
More than everything, I love reading handwritten letters and there’s nothing I hate more than little notes, they make me feel people are here to get something only, not to meet new people and give. Please, wether you joined a penpal swap or not, please write me something more than just « hello, here is my swap » !! Tell me about you and anything else you want !
I’m in love with mini printer or polaroid photos and I’d be happy to receive some, but also normal size photos. It’s very exciting for me to receive photos from somebody at the other side of the world and have a little sight on their lives ! If you don’t find anything I like to send me, send me some photos of you, your pets and your life, it will make me happy !
Bright colors such as lime green, pink, turquoise blue, light blue, yellow.
Themes I like : nature (flowers, plants, animals, instects), KAWAI, girly, fantastic, mystical creatures (fairies etc…), pets (especially cats, hamsters but also rabbits and guinea pigs).
Touristy brochures and leaflets. Touristy postcards : cities and landscapes. No museums or pieces of art. Souvenirs from your country or a country you visited (keychains, magnets, pens etc...). I especially like those with a photo from the country, or the flag.
My interests : mixed media, nature (flowers, plants, insects) mystical creatures from the folklore, legends and mythology, history especially old civilizations, the paranormal.
I DON'T LIKE:
Typed letters. Very unpersonnal.
Bits and bobs. Even as gifts. I have a lot of bits and bobs such as stationery supplies and I love kindly offering them to swappers and penpals but I don’t want to receive any. If you want to surprise me or please me, read again my like list, everything is written there.
Holographic images (magnets for example), they hurt my eyes.
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