Date Joined: February 2, 2014
Last Online: July 13, 2014
Birthday: July 22, 1988
Country: United States
"She's mad but she's magic
There's no lie in her fire." - Charles Bukowski
I live in Toledo, Ohio, where I am a mommy of four (ages one, two, five and thirteen), a fiancรยฉe, a horror writer and a tattoo artist. Please note that we recently moved, and I currently use SwapBot predominately on my phone, so if you notice something hasn't been marked sent, or that I haven't read a recent message, just leave me a comment. Tiny screens exasperate me sometimes.
I have two creative spaces, one at home for writing/artsy things, and one at the tattoo studio, where I do most of my drawing. That's a lot of space to fill with goodies!
รขยยค Alice in Wonderland - less her Disney form and more her classic or reinvented, edgier counterparts, but really, anything to do with the rabbithole perks up my day.
รขยยค Body modification - things relating to tattoos, piercings, etc. I have a good sense of humor about this, so please don't be shy to send me circus ads for the tattooed freak lady. I promise to take it in good cheer.
รขยยค Bones - including skulls, ribs, jaws, teeth, etc. (Ethically sourced, please.) I have a growing skull collection at the tattoo studio, and am always looking for new craft supplies related to skeletonwork and bones. In general, I also like skulls, aside from goofy Halloween skulls.
รขยยค Books. On a major, obsessive scale, I love books. New books, old books, odd books, I have shelves upon shelves of books.
รขยยค Cupcakes. They're sweet, they're indulgent, they have sprinkles. How can you go wrong here?
รขยยค Comic books or superhero shtuff - I love me some comic-con action of both the old school and graphic novel variety. I like Batman, X-Men, Wraith, Sin City, Watchmen, Kabuki, etc, etc, etc. I could geek for longer but I won't.
รขยยค Maneki Neko (the little good luck cats)
รขยยค My Little Pony - the OLD ones, not the new ones. I can't stress this enough. I am an 80's baby, and still have all my original ponies. The new ones.. kind of distress me.
รขยยค Nesting dolls. I recently started rescuing these from thrift stores, and I adore them! I would like to start making sets.
รขยยค Pens. I love pens. Weird pens that I'll never write with, fountain pens.. I'm not partial to those with advertisements, or gel pens, but I'll chuck anything into my purse in a pinch.
รขยยค Vintage advertisements - Alfred Hitchcock films, Maidenform bras, the newest! best! washer and dryer set, I love these gems. My tattoo workspace is decorated with pinups from the 40's.
รขยยค Vintage floral patterns - on fabric, on teacups, on t-shirts, oh my! I love girly, lacy, pretty things in all their many varieties.
รขยยค Witchery related items - stray tarot cards, candles, herb bundles, incense, Ouija items, crystals (I love my crystals), crystal grids, anything, everything. I don't have a permanent altar set up yet, so I am piecing a lot of things together.
I do not have any particular aversions to scent, except to keep it in moderation, please. I do however burn incense; I like citrus/spice or sweeter fruit scents over floral. The only floral scent I am partial to in the least is lilac.
รขยยค Heart Shaped Box & Horns, Joe Hill
รขยยค Bag of Bones, Duma Key & Christine, Stephen King
รขยยค Silk, Caitlin R. Kiernan
รขยยค Water for Elephants, Sarah Groen
รขยยคHis Dark Materials, Phillip Pullman
รขยยค The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
รขยยค Love is a Dog From Hell, Charles Bukowski
รขยยค The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
รขยยค The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
รขยยค The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan
รขยยค Now Reading: Tallula Rising, Glen Duncan
รขยยค Fight Club
รขยยค Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
รขยยค Lethal Weapon
รขยยค Interview With a Vampire
รขยยค This is 40
รขยยค Pulp Fiction
รขยยค The Dark Knight
รขยยค My Fair Lady
รขยยค Die Hard
รขยยค The Patriot
รขยยค Clerks II
รขยยค Beautiful Creatures
รขยยค Can't Wait to See: If I Stay
Not to be fussy, but everyone has their niche, and I hate for things to go to waste. This is a brief list of things liable to be lost in the chaos that is my desk:
รขยยค Yarn or needlework supplies. I am amazed by those who have this talent, but I don't.
รขยยค Bible passages/verses (although I welcome old or unusual religious icons and art).
รขยยค Strong fragrances - I really dislike being overwhelmed by musky fragrances, or cloying sweetness (ie, vanilla). A little goes kind of a long way.
I DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE POSTCARDS! At some point I will manage to obtain some, but in the meantime, I apologize to those requesting I swap postcards. I promise I will at some point!
Being that I just joined a swap based around my partner as well, I would like to include a list of things Christopher likes, so he can be included in any packages if you're so inclined! His likes include: cooking (odd utensils, hot sauce, spices, recipe ideas, etc), fishing (Chatterbaits, Strike King, lures for pike/bass/steelhead), any old or odd coins or foreign currency, and pocket watches. Additionally, he likes UFC, hockey (Detroit Red Wings), odd little tools and little bits of unique history.