I am an educator and fiber/mixed media artist.
Fall of 2019 finds me wandering back to swap-bot with an empty nest. The offspring are both in college. Son is starting a bachelor's in theatre and daughter has begun a master's in global public health. I'm a proud mama.
As a fiber artist, I'm into crochet, beading, dying( tie dye, batik, dye painting), and embroidery. And art quilting and needle felting, needle punch work and locker hooking. I also like collage, drawing with Prismacolor colored pencils and ultra fine line permanent markers. And, I make ATCs.
My Favorite Craft Materials
Natural fiber fabrics and yarns,
Needle felting tools and supplies
recycled and upcycled materials
Felt Circles- 2" diameter and smaller
Distress Ink pads
Pigma Micron Pens- Black
uni-posca paint markers
Things I Collect:
Maneki Neko ( Japanese Lucky Cats)
evil eye beads
Tarot decks, especially those with no images of people
vintage silk scarves
female super heroes
Picture books about witches
For clothing, I favor black, grey, russets, burgundy, dark green, purple and teal.
To look at, I like bright happy colors; jewel tones; deep oranges, fuchsia, purples, dark green, teal,etc., in addition to the colors I prefer for clothing. I'm not much into pink. I also like woodland colors with mauve/soft purple.
oak trees and acorns
Fair Trade dark chocolate
No Disney, please.
"Dream of the sun dreaming its worlds. Sing till the song throws out root, trunk, branches, birds, stars. Sing until the dream engenders the spring at which you may drink and recognize yourself and recover."
Picture books with witches, elves and fairies
Mysteries by women authors.
Fantasy by women authors..
Fiber arts books.
psychedelic rock, jam bands, bluegrass, folk, jazz, indie, old timey country
Heterosexual themed items.
Dollar Stores. ( they make me feel sad about wasted resources, exploited workers and toxic waste)
Disney.(unless you have a all expense paid trip to Disneyland to swap)
Give the gift of life!
Please consider becoming a bone marrow donor/ stem cell donor by joining the National Marrow Donor Program.
You could "Be the Match" and have the unique opportunity of saving someone's life.In case you're wondering, marrow and stem cell donation is done while you're alive. It's much simpler than giving someone a kidney.
This is an issue that is very close to home for me. My daughter received a peripheral stem cell transplant from a donor in the registry in July 2010. Her donor is in Germany!
Also, please consider being a blood and platelet donor at your local blood bank.
Does anyone remember dotee dolls? I've had a hankering to make one/some. PM me if you want to swap dotees.
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