I am a mixed media artist, living in Minnesota, who enjoys using unconventional materials to create something beautiful. You can see more of what I create at www.treasuresofavalon.etsy.com I'm also a consultant for my family's game store, called Geek World(look them up on facebook, the store is in Tyler, TX). Meaning I recommend games they should carry, and when my mom can't remember how to play a game she calls me on the phone and has me walk her through it while she's teaching it to someone, lol. As a result I get a lot of geek related ephemera in the way of packaging, ad cards, free comic book day stuff, etc. Pretty awesome.
I have two kitties (Cadburry and Jack) and two tarantulas (Markie III and Ayla).
I am a substitute teacher on the side, but my main passion is art. I travel all over the place during the summer to various art and craft shows. I specialize in using recycled materials to create my products. I also do Henna Tattoos at some of the craft shows.
I have very ecclectic taste in music but some of my favorites are Fur Elise by Beethoven and anything by Cyndi Lauper. I also love Ani DiFranco and David Bowie. And I recently rediscovered my love for Gypsy Foot
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Upanishads, Calvin and Hobbes, But No Elephants, The Three Sisters trilogy, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Alchemist
I also collect books of Fairy Tales and enjoy reading entries out of the dictionary.
Labyrinth, anything Tim Burton, Pirates of the Carribean, Legend, Lord of the Rings, Lars and the Real Girl, Lillies of the Fields, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Arsenic and Old Lace, Goonies, Amelie
Bones, Law and Order SVU, Old Christine, Raising Hope, Dharma and Greg, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Dr. Who, Better off Ted, Big Bang Theory, Project Runway, RuPaul's Drag Race, Bad Judge, Face Off
My guilty pleasures are Judge Judy and The Real Housewives, shh! don't tell anyone.
jewelry, book making, altered art shrines, fused glass, felting, collaging, ATC's, zentangles, guerilla sewing, art journals
goddess themed items, drag queens, gypsies, renaissance and midieval themed items, interesting/unusual postcards, nature, crystals, tarot, paper doilies, steam punk, gothic/ dark victorian themes, lucky cat, white chocolate, dark chocolate, any chocolate really, scrapbook paper and supplies, men's neckties(especially ugly ones!), skulls and skeletons, coffee, handmade soap, peppermint peeps, purple and green (favorite color combo), paisley, trees and leaves, zombies, anatomical drawings and illustrations, celtic knots, dandelions (favorite flower), pirates, gnomes, woodland themes, fairies(but not so much the cutesy/disney ones), wool roving, tea, coffee, beads and charms, ribbons and trims, stars and moons, spirals and swirls, mehndi, egyptian themed items, stamped images, world cultures, art nouveau, cirque, bellydance, burlesque, fabric with interesting and unique prints especially fat quarters, tattoos, spiders, lobsters and turkeys (favorite animals), honey bees(my name means honey bee), pretty witches, ephemera, unusual stickers, cemeteries, ravens, owls, apples, bats, paper crafting supplies, washi tape(even just samples is great), king arthur myths, ribcages, prayer flags, upcycling, treats and candies from around the world, pretty notecards, cute memo pads or even just a few sheets, unique greeting cards, recipe cards (not personalized)-
confetti and glitter (love it on stuff just don't need them as supplies), valentine themes (but I do like hearts, just not cutesy), tiny little bits of paper, computer print outs, modern and minimalistic art, jewelry findings, corks, feathers, christmas ornaments, teacher reward stickers, kawaii poop, plastic canvas, cartoon themed items, centipedes, craft kits, plastic beads, hunting, religious themes, blood and gore, twilight related stuff, justin beiber, miley cyrus/hannah montana, precious moments, foam sheets and stickers, beauty samples (with the exception of lotion), glitter glue on ATCs (It's not an ATC if all you do is print a picture and add glitter glue!)
hand carved stamps or stamped images from handcarved stamps
non tourist PCs
vintage photographs (preferably black and white)
unused greeting cards that are not holiday (with the exception of Halloween which is always welcome)
This is my fur baby. Check out his facebook page Polydactyl Jack
I totally understand that things happen. Just communicate and if it's for a good reason I will still consider rating a five. If you send your swap late without communicating with me ahead of the due date, I will rate you a three, regardless of how many extras you include. Sending on time is part of the swap requirement.
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