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SilviaSanAntonio

SilviaSanAntonio
Date Joined: July 6, 2016
Last Online: December 27, 2016
Birthday: August 25
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, nice to meet you here on swap-bot! My name is Silvia, I live and love in Texas. I am in that awkward in-between stage of newbie / not-newbie. Now that I have more than a few swaps under my belt, I'm feeling more confident navigating this interesting wormhole.

Oh....my....gosh.........the FASCINATING mail I have received is thrilling!

Hopefully you are reading this because you're about to send a post card or a letter or another cool item that will land in my large, hungry mailbox. Every single item I have received from this community is cherished. Likewise, I enjoy preparing and mailing out cards, letters and packages to places I am compelled to google. Geography is so much more fun than it was in 5th grade. (Sorry, Mrs. Owens: Truth!).

Kenneth hand-cancels my mail. He weighs and measures and asks me if I'm mailing liquids and other required questions in order to ensure that I have placed sufficient postage (I love to use postage stamps), he gives great advice and best of all, he is not irritated by my mail-art.

His attitude towards his postal customers is the gold standard. There have been a couple of instances where items I mailed out were returned to me. I took them to Kenneth and we talked about why they did not make it and we learned a thing or two. So now when I write my return address, I do it in a format that can still be read by a person but probably not by a machine with hopes that it will just be easier to deliver it to the proper destination rather than to sender. I fancy myself to be a clever code-writer... you tell me when you receive something from "Paradise"...I hope that'll be soon!

Favorite Books

A Confederacy of Dunces is my all-time favorite book - I've read it at least a dozen times over the past 30 years - the character development, the New Orleans setting and the funny-to-crying humor pleases me to no end. Margaret Atwood, John Updike, Carl Hiaasen are on my list of favorite authors. John Philip Santos wrote Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, a memoir about a family in San Antonio, Texas....that....book...mesmerized....me..............

Favorite Music

A water fountain in my studio provides a naturally melodious wall of sound, but when I need music I turn to a number of mood-appropriate genres: classical, world music, country, Disney, show tunes, 80s rock, punk rock, soundtracks. For a Halloween swap I read my partner's profile prior to creating so that I could incorporate her likes into the project. "The Crow" soundtrack is her favorite album, so I listened to it (several times) while making her flipbook. It was a magical experience; the music perfectly fit the theme, it inspired me to go in different artistic directions.

The music of Sigur Ros is one of my go-to's when I am practicing calligraphy.

Favorite Crafts

Mixed media! Calligraphy, collage, mail art, painting, sewing by hand, jewelry, fairy jars, whimsy. To make a little extra money now and then, I address envelopes for weddings & special events. Engrosser's Script is my favorite style of calligraphy because the letters are elegant and swirly. Although I've been practicing for many years, I learn new things about the art of calligraphy all the time. Social media platforms such as reddit, periscope and Instagram have introduced me to an on-line community of international artists who share my passion for beautiful letters.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies include The Fifth Element, Rent, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Til There Was You, Little Miss Sunshine, Selena, Tommy, Titanic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Amadeus, In Her Shoes.

Thrifting

Sadly, the Good Will Clearance Outlet close to my day job is moving, so I will no longer be able to shop on my lunch hour for mind-blowing bargains. I have amassed a large collection of arts and crafts supplies & tools as well as old books & letters, framed paintings, drawings and watercolors, small shelves, wood boxes, playing cards, holiday lights & decorations, greeting cards, material, sewing patterns, buttons, fibers, paint, dye, paper punches. Reading the profiles of my swap partners allows me to effectively share the wealth. When I see that a swapper likes or wishes for items in my stash, I pass it along with a happy heart.

Wishes

Stickers! Washi Tape! Book Pages!

Tourist Brochures! Die Cuts! Brads! Eyelets!

Felt! Cloth!

Postage Stamps! Ephemera: Tickets! Tags! Photos!

Stationery!

Beads! Jewelry Findings!

Fortune Cookie Fortunes!

Beads!

Ratings

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EmilyT rated for Nude Person Postcard #2 on Feb 27, 2017
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Comment: PM and comment left.ill re-rate if received.
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Comment: I will change the rating if you send the PF. Hope all is well with you.
SamiE rated for New Years ATC on Jan 24, 2017
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Ruthless rated for Christmas Stamped Image Envie (USA) on Jan 23, 2017
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Comment: Silvia, I just got your card today!!! Beautiful art work. The postmark on this swap was for December. wonder what kind of trip it went on before landing in my box over a month later! Not your fault! Have a great day and a Happy New Year!
widelo123 rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap INT on Jan 11, 2017
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Comment: She never sent anything out. She hasn't been on-line since 12/27/2016.
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Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely presents. :)
saffronnginger rated for CHWH: Christmas Card Swap on Dec 31, 2016
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Comment: Hello! Thank you for the card well received! Have a blessed new year ahead! :) ps: love the calligraphy!
jimmyconnors rated for Stadium Swap #1 on Dec 29, 2016
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Comment: Amazing card! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thanks very much for the Spurs penny.
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. You are a true artist. I think I am going to frame the back of the postcard for the little picture you drew of the truck with the dogs chasing it. It is awesome. Happy holidays
BalticWind rated for Stadium Swap #1 on Dec 24, 2016
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Comment: Hello Silvia - thanks for the great stadium card :-). Merry christmas!
Ohhedgehogs rated for Object Obituary on Dec 22, 2016
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Comment: Great job. Cute tombstone too
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas greetings and I love the extras you sent! Merry Christmas!
Germanbaby77 rated for Alphabet ATCs - G & H on Dec 20, 2016
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Comment: Silvia ,I'm going to go ahead and give you a 5 for this one (they are very nice), however, please make sure that you follow the directions (include the letter on the ATC). Someone else may not be as lenient as I am.
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty envelope, note and goodies! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
spicemom rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 17, 2016
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Comment: Hi Silvia Thank you for the pretty Xmas card and gum Spicemom
bugze rated for Fill My Stocking - December on Dec 17, 2016
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Comment: Thank you and I can't wait to open it next week!
Mamamoose rated for Christmas Card with Elongated Coin on Dec 16, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card, personal wishes and great coin! Have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic year ahead!

Rating Overview

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4.8347 103 0 0
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75 116 0 5
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Comments

TC on Jan 10, 2017:

I'm sorry to have to remove you from Newbie Helpers until you get caught up on your late swaps. Since you are active on Instagram, perhaps you could take a minute to contact your partners and hosts here on SB.

EmilyT on Jan 9, 2017:

I was stopping by to check on the nude person postcard #2. I also left a pm. Please send or contact me.

btbeth on Jan 6, 2017:

Hi there. Please get in touch with me as soon as possible about this swap as tracking said you received the one I sent and you logged in since then, but you have yet to rate me & you havent logged in since 12/27/16. You are currently late on 4 swaps and the flipbook swap is due to be sent tomorrow. I have emailed you but you have not answered.

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

wolfeagle on Jul 24, 2016:

hi

Welcome to Swap-bot.

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