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yomeow

yomeow
Date Joined: April 13, 2010
Last Online: October 6, 2020
Birthday: December 12, 1973
Country: United States
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Favorite Books

I am an avid reader of historical fiction. I enjoy Jane Austen stories. I also like to read non-fiction articles on issues pertaining to race, social justice, and science.

I am a teacher. I love children's books - - especially for the artwork, which is fantastic! My favorite childrens authors/illustrators are Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, Jan Brett, and Leo Lionni. I am a HUGE fan of Charley Harper and Mary Blair.

I LOVE all of the Harry Potter books.

Favorite Music

I like to listen to blues, classic rock, alternative and I am a Beatles fan. I started playing the piano as an adult after my daughter's diagnosis with nephroblastoma. It was my outlet - - my tranquility in a very stressful time. Sadly, when we moved to TX I had to get rid of our piano but I do still have a full size keyboard that I play on (it's not the same, but it will do).

About Me

For more than 13 years, I was a SAHM, recently making the transition back to work full time as an educator. It was rather difficult finding a job after being out of work for so long but I am so happy to be back in a school. During my time as a SAHM, I joke that I was never home. I did boy scouts, girl scouts, PTA, classroom volunteer work, subbing, you name it. I have been creating/crafting/sewing, etc. since as long as I can remember.

I have not been creating or crafting on swap-bot as much since going back to work. My creative outlet now is my classroom. However, I have incorporated ATC cards into my lessons and the kids LOVED it. It was so much fun.

I have amassed quite a collection of ATC cards over they years and I still have my art journals that are sitting there, calling my name....

LIKES

teaching

ATC cards

Journaling

zines

the color blue

mystery and intrigue

art with conscience

Chai tea

nature themes - especially trees and birds

India

peacocks

dry humor

scrapbooking

sewing

my cute little black & white Morkie

going for long walks

playing the piano

letterboxing

stampcarving

losing myself in a good book

snorkeling

traveling

camping

hiking

walking in the rain

DISLIKES

cancer

racism

intolerance

Favorite Movies

I really like movies and am a fan of dry humor. One of my favorite comedies is "Death At A Funeral" - the British version (never saw the American one). I also like movies with a surprise twist - "Fight Club" is another of my all time favorite movies. I grew up with older parents so my staple diet growing up was anything Black and White - "Gilda" is a favorite, as is "Harvey" (polar opposites, I know). The movies I enjoy the most are movies with a message that make you think about things in a new way.

Favorite Television

I don't watch much T.V. anymore but I tend towards period dramas such as "Downton Abbey," and "When Calls The Heart" I also like, "The Amazing Race." I only watch T.V. on Netflix/Amazon though. It's usually playing in the background late at night while I'm doing something else.

Favorite Crafts

I like an eclectic mix of crafts that involve mixed media. Right now I am into art journaling and ATC cards. But, if it's a craft I have probably tried it: beading, sewing, scrapbooking, etc. I would love to learn how to crochet cute little amigurimi animals - - bought the book, but crocheting and me do not mix.

Ratings

whytewillow rated for Top That Wood Blocks on Apr 8, 2013
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Comment: What a sweet chunky atc block. loved it. A couple of the letters got knocked off in transit. I just glued em back. Its now on my shelf. Thanks!
Response: I was worried about the letters. You just never know. I'm glad that you liked it.
BetsyG rated for Favorite Bird Postcard Swap on Apr 1, 2013
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Comment: I love the peacock. What a beautiful postcard. Thank you.
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your boards
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Comment: I love your boards! I followed all 5 of them! Keep pinning. Thanks for sharing.
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Comment: found some great pins! thank you for sharing!
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Comment: So sweet it did brighten my day!!
CathWI rated for BLJS #13 - Ticket To Ride on Nov 30, 2012
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Comment: Received both today, Mary, and I am very impressed. I love your use of color and your style shows a free spirit. It's been fun swapping with you. Take care.
CathWI rated for BLJS #14 - A Day In The Life on Nov 30, 2012
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Comment: I knew I would love it! You have a free style with your art that I envy. Thank you so much.
aliensunset rated for November desk calendar PC swap on Oct 24, 2012
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Comment: gorgeous card! thank you so much!
CathWI rated for BLJS #12 - I'm Looking Through You on Oct 22, 2012
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Comment: I really liked how you did this page - I also did the lyrics on vellum - great minds think alike. I hope you're feeling a whole lot better these days. Take care, Mary.
goobebox rated for October desk calendar PC swap on Oct 1, 2012
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Comment: Thankyou so much for the bluejay! x
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Comment: Love the strawberry tree. bearnbabs
bearnbabs rated for BLJS #10 - Paperback Writer on Sep 15, 2012
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Comment: Wow! What a nice surprise. JUst love the typed words. I'm looking for a typewriter too. My sister says theres a place in Phx, Az that refurbish old typewriters, but didn't know the name. bearnbabs
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Comment: I really enjoyed what you did with this. I thought the type was very cool too!
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Comment: Soory about the late rating. I know you sent a few at once and I thought I had rated them all. Anyway, thank you for the charm.

Rating Overview

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Comments

taoiionam on Oct 8, 2012:

Awww, I'm worried that the October PC hasn't arrived in time! Would you please let me know? If it didn't show up, I can make try to make it up somehow...

naturenerd3 on Apr 1, 2012:

Welcome to the page by page nature journal swap!

yomeow on Mar 11, 2012:

Join in on my swaps! I am hosting a Beatles Lyrics & Journaling swap. Here's the swap-bot address:

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/115151

camelsamba on Nov 11, 2011:

Fellow Jan Brett fan - she's speaking at our local library tonight! It's probably going to be a mob scene, but I hope to squeeze in...

bizzles on Jul 27, 2010:

Thanks for joining the Twihards group! hope to see you in some swaps there soon! :D

Spencerette on May 26, 2010:


Thanks for joining Twilighters United.

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