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woolyartichoke

woolyartichoke
Date Joined: September 9, 2010
Last Online: May 1, 2016
Birthday: November 4
Country: Canada

About Me

Hello! My name is Tina. I live on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. It is very green here. I grew up on the side of the mountain before moving into town. I live with my partner, Ben, and our many pets. I have a BA in English lit. I loved school but did not find what I wanted to do with my life. I am going back to school to become a RN (Two years left!). Right now I am working as a picture framer. In my spare time, I love to cook, garden, craft, learn new things, play videogames, read, watch TV and travel! I love traveling to SciFi conventions and I am going to WebComics Weekend in Nov! (very excited as I have never been to the East coast)

I am learning about children from the 3.5 year old that lives with her mother in the basement suite. Her name is Maya and she likes Princess outfits, Stickers, Dora the Explorer and the colour blue.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are knitting, drawing, painting, paper craft, card making, cross-stitch, sewing (costumes & animal bedding) Sculpey figures.... anything I can figure out. I am hoping to learn many new crafts on this site!

My Pets!

In our family we have two cats, three ferrets and one bearded dragon.

Cats: Our first cat is Muffin, who is now reaching the age of around 13. We are not sure exactly how old, as he was a rescue. He is very shy but loves hugs from her family. Our second cat is Jack. He is 7 and huge. Most of this is fur and muscle. He is often called Bone and is known as the evil cat or my cat. I still love him.

Ferrets!: Everything about ferrets is kooky !!!!!. They are little hurricanes of cuteness. I have one boy and two girls. The Girls are Aggie and Willow and the Boy is Gaspode. They have their own "ferret proof" room where we hang out and play.

Lizard: Jasper is an adult male bearded-dragon. He enjoys tomatoes, grapes, strawberries an bath-time.

Likes

I 'like' the following, in no order other then the order in which it popped into my head:

Ferrets! Geeky things, Shakespeare, Knitting, Webcomics, Cats, Videogames, All things Joss Whedon, Pirates, Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Fantasy fashion, Dark childrens' art, Beauty and the Beast, Lolita fashion, Stickers, Blank-inside greeting cards, Monsters, Kitchen stuff, Hand-soap with bits in it.

Colours: I love dark jewel tones. Also earthy tones or warm grays. I love deep reds aswell.

I love the Fan Themes of: Howl's Moving Castle Buffy/Angel Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory Firefly/Serenity Terry Pratchett's Discworld Phantom of the Opera Dr. Horrible Aliens Movie art Red Dwarf Snape Spike/William the Bloody

I like all things Super Awesome. I love learning about stuff other people like too!

Dislikes

  • Food, except tea, coffee, spices or sealed things like candy.
  • Things slapped together with a bit of glue and glitter without effort.
  • Sorry, I dont think Digital ATCs count at original art, more like prints. I love things hand made.
  • Perfume. Makes me sneeze.
  • Photograph Postcards, I rather art PCs/cards or better, homemade!
  • Anything to do strongly with religion.
  • Anything to do with Graphic sex. Artistic nudes are lovely. *Pastels to wear I also do not enjoy Peanuts, NEW Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty and Hannah Montana.

Favorite Books

I love a lot of books and read much too much. I cant think of everything I have enjoyed but here are some I reread. Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita Blake Books, When they are more crime driven (the early ones). Terry Pratchett. Nation and all things Discworld. Robin McKinley - Most, especially Sunshine Tamora Pierce - Tortall books only Elizabeth Moon - Deed of Paksenarrion C.S. Lewis - Narnia Classics like The Yearling, Robinson Crusoe, Frankenstein and Treasure Island. Alice in Wonderland Peter Pan Robert Aspirin - Myth and Phule books. Mercedes Lackey Many, Many books.

Also, English literature from 1300 to 1880. I have a degree in it, I should like it. Right? RIGHT?

Favorite Movies

Shawn of the Dead, Anastasia, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Tim Burton films, Harry Potter series, Labyrinth, Newsies, Spirited Away, Predator 2, Aliens collection, Serenity, Phantom of the Opera, First Matrix, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Scott Pilgrim, Pitch Black, Sliding Doors, Life of Brian, Star Wars (III-V), Star Trek (90's movies and the new one. I need to watch the old ones though I love old Trek), TMNT, Men at Work, The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight,Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones Series, Silence of the Lambs, The Professional, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Grosse Pointe Blank, Saving Private Ryan....

Favorite Television

I watch too much TV. It is what I do while the ferrets play in the morning. These are shows watched, past and present. Again in what order they come to mind:

Doctor Who, Torchwood, Castle, Leverage, CSI, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Supernatural, White Collar, Futurama, Family Guy, EUREKA, Ranma, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Carnivale, Rome, Heroes, Spartacus, Beauty and the Beast, Dexter, Gargoyles, Star Trek (everything but Enterprise), Band of Brothers, Red Dwarf, The Middleman, House, Burn Notice, Fawlty Towers, Nurse Jackie, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Sherlock, Mythbusters, Dead Set, Mad Men, Being Human, 30 Rock, Highlander, MASH, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Lie to Me, Freaks and Geeks, True Blood, Veronica Mars, Dollhouse....

The Guild and Dr. Horrible. Not really "TV" but fantastic.

Fairy Tales and Children's Boo

In addition of all the geeky things I like now, I was also a geeky child who loved to read. I had all the colour fairy tale books in addition to some large collections! Too big for my little hands. I made weekly visits to the library were I would test my strength with the weight of my book bags.

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. I tend to love villains. I love villains that need love hehehe. Wicked queens and Beasts are the best.

Ratings

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tesscalhoun rated for Novice Watercolor ATC on May 9, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC It has the perfect title. Please join any of the swaps. Your work is good, you don't need to stick to the "novice "swaps. I love the card, its beautiful, thank you. Btw. I'm doing good.
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Comment: I absolutely ADORE the hand-painted ATC you made for me! And I'll certainly remember that Wolly Artichoke did it because it's a sheep! How cute, thank you again. Good luck on your move also :-)
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Comment: thank you so much for the cool ATC! Love that quote by the way, timey wimey wibbly wobbly :D and yes if i do ever find i a tardis i'll come and pick you up :) but only if you do the same ;) xo
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Comment: Thank you for the bookmark-it's very nice :)
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC.
tesscalhoun rated for Monthly 4x4 watercolor, March on Apr 7, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for swapping. An umbrella bigger on the inside than the outside is a good idea anyplace in Puget Sound. :)
tesscalhoun rated for Winter Fruit WC ATC on Apr 7, 2011
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Comment: Thanks and hugs, I love to paint roundish fruit just to play with color.
tesscalhoun rated for Artist Choice WC ATC, March on Apr 7, 2011
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Comment: Yes your WC's are getting better, Thanks for swapping. btw the card you sent your art in is really nice I like the artist.
NYRCupcake rated for Scooby Gang Slang ATC on Apr 5, 2011
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Comment: I agree wholehearted. Buffy is not my fav character either, but I love that quote. Thanks so much!
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Comment: Another lovely little ATC from you. Your techniques are coming along and I love my little fox. :D I love this watercolor.
agonysdecay rated for Vampire Quote ATC on Mar 26, 2011
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Comment: Great job! I just love hand drawn ATCs;) I too love the old movies, cheesy or not! Thanks!
Minney rated for Yeti: #9; Illus. Legendary ATC Series on Mar 25, 2011
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Comment: Hah, man he is sooooo cute :) Love him to bits!
cobaltgypsy rated for Vampire Quote ATC on Mar 22, 2011
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Comment: I love that quote! Thanks for the neat card! blessings, Gypsy
izohgore rated for Celtic ATC on Mar 19, 2011
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Comment: Received your beautiful ATC, love the celtic knot & colors. Lovely greeting card & sweet message enclosed, too. Thank you! ^_^
lefroggy rated for Disney Character ATC on Mar 6, 2011
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Comment: how cool thank you so much for the ATC :D I loved it!!!
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Comment: Oh THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!!!! I love it bunches and bunches!!! The froggie just made it PERFECT!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
kitturah rated for Monthly 4x4 watercolor, Feb on Feb 28, 2011
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Comment: Nice painting! And "Kerr" is my husband's name, who came to the US from Ireland. My maiden name was "Lindsay" and they came to the US from Scotland....
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Comment: very pretty ATC ;) I love The Rose Fairy! Thank you! xoxo
clsampse rated for Three Paper Cranes to One Partner on Feb 24, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the cranes and the note!

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Comments

Erdbeersternchen on Oct 16, 2012:

Helloo! ♥ I am proud to announce another Sailor Senshi ATC Swap! This time about Sailor Neptun! It would be so great of you to join! (:

Sailor Senshi Club

Erdbeersternchen on Jun 3, 2012:

Sailor Senshi Club

Dear Sailor Senshi Club member! A new Sailor Scout Swap is out! An ATC about Sailor Chibi Moon! Come & join it! (:

Erdbeersternchen on Apr 19, 2012:

Hey! The Sailor Senshi Club is back with a new swap! I'd be glad if you join it! (:

Sailor Senshi Club

brighid82 on Feb 5, 2012:

Would be honored to see you in my vampire swap Tina :D

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/112167

Darkest Greetings To You Shanell

RyeRye on Sep 12, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

LizCupcake on Sep 7, 2011:

Crazy past year, I'd like to make it up to everyone with the swaps/tags I was unable to send. Message me & We'll figure out something to send each of you, & I'd like to deeply apologize.

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2011:

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2011:

Erdbeersternchen on May 7, 2011:

OMG! There is a new Sailor Scout Swap! I cant believe it! Its an ATC Swap about Sailor V! Click and take a look! (:

Sailor Senshi Club

firstborn on Apr 21, 2011:

ps, yes, i found out from one of my DW groups i'm in on facebook... how very sad! elisabeth sladen aka sarah jane smith was my all-time fave companion! she will be missed indeed!!

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