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ArtfulFig

ArtfulFig
Date Joined: February 22, 2009
Last Online: August 6, 2022
Birthday: August 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a transplanted Brit living in the US for more years than I can remember. Though I have been back and forth across the Atlantic a few times. I am 65 years old. I love art, music & nature. I have been creating since my childhood and have never stopped. I took care of my mother until she passed away last year at the grand old age of 98! I have three adult children & four grandchildren. I live with 2 cats—Molly 10 years old she's a torbie and Bella 4 years old who is a tabby. They both love bouncy balls, crinkle toys, balls that have bells in them or make a noise. As for treats, they like fishy treats. I love being close to nature. It is soothing and calming in my often hectic life.

FAVORITE MUSIC

My favorite music is The Beatles, Enya, Secret Garden, Celtic, Phil Collins & movie soundtracks. My tastes in music are rather eclectic.

FAVORITE BOOKS

Some of my favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, the occasional Star Wars novel. I often enjoy non-fiction. The Hiding Place & Gift from the Sea are two of my favorites. I do not read romance novels.

FAVORITE MOVIES

There are so many movies that I have really enjoyed--Chariots of Fire, anything Pixar, Pride & Prejudice, Winged Migration. I enjoy Disney movies too.

TELEVISION SHOWS

I don’t really watch many major network series. I have found that I really enjoy Korean and Chinese dramas & comedies on Netflix. My favorite K-drama is Crash Landing On You.

FAVORITE COLORS

I have loved colors since I was child. I remember loving the vivid colors of stained glass windows. I still love stained glass. My favorite colors are red, purple, blue, green. I don't like neon colors.

FAVORITE ARTISTS I do love Van Gogh. The first time I saw one of his paintings I was enchanted with his rich, vivid colors and thick brush strokes. I also love Monet's water lily paintings and his garden at Giverny. Leonardo. Da Vinci is another favorite. He was a genius. Japanese woodblock prints are absolutely beautiful.

THINGS I LOVE

In no particular order: nature related items, the Lake District of England, sea shells, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Switzerland, China, London, Venice, Paris. I would love to travel the world! I love to receive something that is unique to your country. I also love mountains, bullet journals, journaling, washi tape--please no neon colors, vintage airmail or postage, maps, red dragons, dragonflies, postcards, sea glass, sea pottery, glass beads, old things, vintage photographs, masks, things that are made of wood, foreign newspapers, vintage postcards, foreign postage stamps, favorite birds- sparrows, owls, penguins, puffins, European robins, favorite animals-hedgehogs, foxes, wolves, cats, tigers, pangolins, elephants, orcas (killer whales), photographs of stone statues, photographs of large old trees, ancient forests, handmade things, old travel posters. I love flowers and botanicals. I know that is a long list, but hopefully it will give you some ideas about me. Thank you.

THINGS I DON'T LIKE

Please don't send me any feathers-I'm allergic to them or strongly scented items-I'm sensitive to their aroma. I'm also really sensitive to cigarette smoke, no offense meant to the smokers out there. :0) I would prefer not to receive gothic, darkness, things that come in premade craft kits-it doesn't allow you to expand your own creativity, anything cutesy, celebrity related things, or liqueur filled chocolates.

Ratings

LindaW rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Jul 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the “kindness” article. I appreciate your kind words concerning the swaps I had previously hosted.
Candace rated for Praying in the Garden Bible Study on Jul 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Artistic rated for Uplifting Article on Jul 22, 2022
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Comment: I enjoyed that read and I'm sending it on to a cat-loving friend. Thank you.
countrylover57 rated for Joseph Bible Study on Jul 15, 2022
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Fabriqueen rated for Flower Power, the 2022 Edition #4 on Jun 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful sunflower card and stickers! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
ensigncelery rated for Collage Greeting Card on May 16, 2022
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Comment: Your greeting card is so cute and colorful! And it was so kind of you to include those stickers; I may or may not have been jealous of them when I saw them on the envelope, haha! ♥ I have a torbie and a tabby, too, and they are my entire world, so I loved reading about your kitties~
marclively rated for POSTCARD & BOOKMARK SWAP on May 14, 2022
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Comment: such great bookmarks!
Candace rated for Titus 3 Bible Study on May 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing :)
vlhafer54 rated for Netflix Challenge on May 8, 2022
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Comment: I loved Vincenzo and Falling on You - I'll have to check out the others - Thank you for you list!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
SunflowerRose rated for Titus 2 Bible Study on May 3, 2022
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Comment: thanks for bookmark
cmosher rated for Netflix Challenge on May 2, 2022
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Comment: The only show I have heard of is the Great British Bakeoff and I enjoy that show as well! It's truly amazing what people can make out of food. I think I'll try the first episode of the other shows at least. Thank you for the suggestions. 💗
RedheadLady rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 16, 2022
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful handmade card. It was gorgeous. Loved the paper flowers too.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card. The flowers are vintage too.
Barbara rated for Titus 1 Bible Study on Apr 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Stella for your bible study answers and the primrose book mark. Happy and Blessed Easter!
howdyholly rated for Prayer Bible Study on Apr 2, 2022
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Comment: I also love these swaps! Thank you for the book mark.
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Comment: Wonderful answers and thank you for the nice Easter note... It would be fun if we could have a home bible study. Some years ago it was very common at the church we attend.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the Easter note and answers. I love these swaps. It gives me an opportunity to study. I also love to see other's thoughts. It is always refreshing. That would be fun to have a home bible study. I guess these swaps are the next best thing!
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Comment: Thank you for the card. Just arrived today - hope it had a nice vacation. :) Took almost a month to get from Utah to Washington? wow.
Response: Well I'm glad that you received it. That is so weird that it took almost a month to arrive from Utah.
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Comment: Thank you for your answers and nice bookmark.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely flowers! It reminds me that spring isn't too far away.
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Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the delayed rating!

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Comments

mummsie on Jul 29, 2021:

I've popped a new Food pkg. #4 PC in the mail today!!

mummsie on Jul 25, 2021:

Hello. If you have not received my food packaging PC Monday, please let me know and I will resend. It was a Lorna Doone cookie pc

mummsie on Jul 21, 2021:

I hope you receive my food packaging PC soon. Take care!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

Tynkerbelle on Dec 22, 2010:

Happy Holidays from The Sharp Shooters Group

HH

"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!" 
--Eskimo proverb

straycat911 on Oct 20, 2009:

Hi there! I'm just letting everyone who participated or was interested in the last Vintage Page (Etc.) Swap that I'm hosting another one -- check it out here if you're interested: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/47640 Happy swapping!

beckra on Jun 20, 2009:

Welcome to the Snap Happy group!

smokeandmirrors on May 2, 2009:

Come join us at the Souvenir Lovers Souvenir Round Robin! :-D

anaferraz on Apr 12, 2009:

I think it arrived some days ago, but I just got it at my mom's place yesterday. It was the address on my profile, but I've changed it now. It always take so long to mail reach here :/ Thank you!

1GruviScrapper on Apr 10, 2009:

Glad you could join us in the "Paper Art Doll" Swap! Welcome and have fun!

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