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lizcruz

lizcruz
Date Joined: June 15, 2017
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States

About Me

I am a 34-year-old queer femme living in the rainy Pacific Northwest with my partner and our two dogs (Captain and Sailor). I'm a creator of all sorts (performance, costumes, baking, etc) and these days I far prefer quiet time at home working on a project to just about anything else.

By day, I work in HR for a large tech firm. I have a little spot next to my desk for art, which is currently quite bare...looking forward to filling it with ATCs, postcards, etc!

Favorite Crafts

Knitting & sewing - I knit sweaters, socks, LOTS of lace, and am just learning brioche & mosaic. I have sewn burlesque costumes for many years, and lately have been sewing more clothing for myself - vintage styled dresses in particular.

Collage/papercraft - I do a lot with collage & watercolor, and sometimes lead community events involving creating multi-media art, so I maintain a fairly sizeable stash, including lots of thrifted/repurposed supplies.

Baking & cooking - I bake all sorts of things, and would love to receive your favorite recipes, particularly for gluten free treats and healthy vegetarian meals.

Gardening - I have space for lots of food & flowers in my yard; my favorite things to grow are berries and flowers for bouquets.

Things I Love

  • ATC blanks (particularly watercolor, but I can use any type)

  • Bees, buttons

  • Camping (I go all of the time in my restored vintage camper!)

  • Embellishments (rhinestones, anything glittery, washi tape, stickers...)

  • Flowers

  • Hedgehogs, hummingbirds

  • Journal prompts, jewelry (earrings of all sorts, short necklaces, cuff bracelets. I love thrifted/vintage/junk jewelry and findings)

  • Kawaii, Knitting - socks, lace, miniatures, sweaters...you name it!

  • Modern graphic design (bold geometry, icons, simple lines)

  • Nature images (especially forests, birds, flowers, and water)

  • Purple, Poetry (something you've written, a favorite of yours), interesting paper of all sorts

  • Queer things - not just rainbows! (think ACT UP, radical queer liberation, queer icons...if you're queer yourself I would love to hear something about your life & experience)

  • Recycled/reclaimed art supplies (I LOVE thrifting for supplies and making things from unexpected items)

  • Stationery

  • Tarot cards (would love to receive interesting/simple spreads to try)

  • Vintage anything (particularly love the 40's)

  • Witchy stuff (crystals, candles, written spells, etc), Where the Wild Things Are, Washi tape/paper

  • Yarn

Favorite Books

Fiction: anything by Christopher Moore, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Barbara Kingsolver. I would love to read more by contemporary queer writers of color.

Non-fiction: I enjoy narrative historical non-fiction (I'm in the middle of Devil in the White City), anything by Malcom Gladwell, and I LOVE Brene Brown's work.

Favorite Music

I have an eclectic taste in music but particularly love modern folk, female vocalists (Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, etc), 90's hip-hop, bluegrass and of COURSE the goddess herself, Dolly Parton!

Ratings

Itchy rated for Profile based swap #4 on Sep 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, love all the things I got! :)
Yakima1955 rated for Collab coloring pc #7 1/2 on Aug 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the easy to color starfish. I will be sending them along shortly. Have a great weekend. Karen
Sherry71 rated for Pick Me Up! Box on Jul 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much Liz! All the blue made my day and I really needed it today. We had to give my dog away 3 days ago and I miss her soooo much. Thank you!
whytewillow rated for The BIG One -USA- on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: Hi Liz, thanks for the items you sent. I did however have to pay an additional $1.69 in postage. Not a big deal, but as an FYI...
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard - and congratulations on your anniversary! Where is this campground located? It looks heavenly. :)
Response: Thanks! It's in the Mount Baker/Snoqualmie forest (northwest Washington state).
Momandauntnanny10 rated for newbie welcome June 2017 on Jul 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, love it all, can't wait to plant the flowers and the Seattle postcard is a fav! : )
17pansies rated for Cake recipe postcard on Jul 7, 2017
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Comment: Love the chocolate cake recipe, thank you! I can't wait to try it - family favourites are always the best recipes :)
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Comment: Your atc is beautiful! Thank you so much, and thank you for the goodies :) i also just started practicing tarot so i will defiantly use that :)
Response: Hooray! Glad you got it - enjoy! 💜
BluGinhm rated for ATC 2017# 25: Leaves -USA- on Jun 28, 2017
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Comment: I love the ATC - I almost thought you painted the leaves until I ran my finger over them! And thanks for all the cool paper! One of them feels and looks like paper-thin wood - very cool! Thanks for everything!
Response: Glad you liked the ATC- I'm not much for drawing, so collage felt like a fun solution. :) That IS a very thin sheet of wood! There's an annual event here in Seattle where all of the interior design firms donate their samples and scraps, and artists come and haul them away to keep them out of the landfill - think of a gymnasium filled with tables full of fabric swatches, linoleum, tile, wallpaper books, wood...all sorts of other goodies. I got a stack of those wood pieces - I think they're veneer samples - and have had so much fun playing with them! Enjoy!
piratejimbob87 rated for newbie welcome June 2017 on Jun 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package! I love it :) the postcards are brilliant! Yes I love hedgehogs but see them so rarely, I'd love to have one as a pet too! All I can imagine is the Popsicle bouncing around now!! Happy swapping, Leanne x
Response: Wow, it got there so fast! I figured it would take a little longer. Glad you liked everything - enjoy!

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