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BethiquaC

BethiquaC
Date Joined: June 25, 2020
Last Online: October 27, 2021
Birthday: May 31
Country: United States

About Me

Updated 9.8.21

Please note that my area was hit hard by Ida. There has been some delays in mail being received and going out - so if something is late in getting to you or I did not rate you, please message me.

Updated: 1/9/21:

I love crafting, art, camping, cooking, hiking, coffee, yoga and books! The types of crafts I enjoy are counted cross-stitch, anything Cricut related, knitting, and I am desperately trying to learn how to sew, although I don't make enough time for it. Newest craft: improvisational quilting which I love! My goals for the winter are to actual try and sew every weekend and to re-learn the ukulele which I played in a choir as a kid (I grew up partially in Hawaii).

For cooking, I currently love my air fryer, my cast iron skillet and as a working mom, my crockpot is my bff. I love to try new things - especially with flavored vinegars and olive oils. I am less great at baking. I've been vegan and vegetarian in the past, but I do eat meat now, but have some great non-meat recipes to share. I'm not the biggest baker in the world - I prefer savory to sweet overall, but the occasional cookie/bread/pie is fun too, especially around the holidays.

I've spent the past 9 months trying to improve my drawing skills by doodling and/or sketching daily. I enjoy the work of Lisa Congdon a lot (and have taken some online classes with her), and my favorite supplies are Micron pens and colored pencils. I’m learning to use gouache these days. I've also been experimenting a ton with mixed media and paper collage which has been a lot of fun!

It's all about coffee all of the time. I love tea too - I like most flavors of tea, loose and bagged and trying new and exotic flavors. I currently do not need any green teas.

I love music - particularly 80s-00s rock, some country, and 1980s/90s movies and TV shows. These bands run from REM, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Def Leppard, DMB to Billy Joel, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, John Denver and The Monkees. I also love Demi Lovato, Tegan and Sara, Jess Glynne and Broadway shows such as Rent, West Side Story, Miss Saigon Ha, Les Mis & Hamilton, If/Then to name a few. Live music is one of my favorite pre-pandemic activities.

Things I love:

Animals that have special meaning to me are llamas, foxes, flamingos, and penguins.

Themes & patterns I love: Typewriters Pineapples Sunglasses Vintage 1960s-1970s patterns of any sort Bold geometrics Rainbows Camping Lunar and celestial

Other passions: Farmers' markets Overpurchasing craft/arts supplies Board, card and dice games 1960s/1970s vintage décor My 1855 farmhouse Yoga Peloton Cookbooks Jigsaw puzzles Anything that has my name spelled correctly (Elisabeth, although I typically go by Beth)

I've never met a bookstore that I didn't like - and I typically have a stack of 8-10 books that I need to read. I usually read fiction, short story, memoir and YA. Some of my favorite books are Never Let Me Go, Elsewhere, The Diary of Anne Frank, Station Eleven, and Before the Coffee Gets Cold. I also love UK magazines such as Flow & Daphne's Diary, and I spend entirely too much on subscribing to them.

I don’t get to watch a ton of TV and rarely movies with my work schedule but I’ve been enjoying binges of Younger, Upload, the Crown, Marvel’s Runaways, Letterkenny and Schitt’s Creek.

Dedicated animal rescuer to two pitbull mixes and 8 cats, queer lesbian-identifying single parent to 3 amazing tween, teen & young adult humans, pre-pandemic world traveler to 37 states and over 20 countries & excited to send and receive real mail! I work in the healthcare field and higher education - both of which are extremely stressful and crafting, letter writing and books are the way that I try and practice self-care.

I just started a 300 hour yoga teacher certification and am spending a lot of my free time depending my understanding of meditation, pranayama, Ayurvedic and asana.

Swap Likes (anything listed above plus): Themes: anything animal, food, book, music, travel, 🏳️‍🌈 related, related to Hawaiian or Swiss culture (2 of my cultural homes). Brightly Patterned & bold paper ATCs Washi Tape Stickers - all sizes and most themes, except infant/toddler/school/reward oriented/Disney/planner Folded Notecards w/Envelopes Stationary Ribbon Mid-century design Modern art (Pollack, Rothko, Haring etc.) Tea (except chamomile), instant flavored coffees Mini-books Pens Anything with thoughtful quotes Craft-related Yoga-related

For writing/poetry I don’t mind dark themes, dirty limericks, innuendo, farce or cursing! (With COVID-19 trying time avoid anything pandemic related). Not a huge fan of horror/gore.

Food issues: I recently had an allergic reaction and have to avoid mushrooms for the time being, so no recipes including those for now - sorry!

Dislikes: Anything related to animal cruelty, guns, significant gore/horror, proselytizing in anyway, random little bits of paper, playing cards, clowns, glitter, confetti

Right now, I am excited to learn more about Swapbot and am focusing on ATCs, flash fiction, cooking, reading, letter writing and anything else that inspires creativity and community.

Ratings

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Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for a thoughtful zine. I did take some time to think about the Fall debates :) Van Gogh selections is a fav among all of us it seems. It was a lovely zine,
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Comment: Thanks for the cute zine! Happy Halloween 🎃
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Comment: Thank you for your zine and sticker!
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Comment: Thank you! ♥♥♥
kizzlets rated for I love Dogs atc on Oct 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your dog doodle ATC
Erasernut rated for Holiday Fun - November on Oct 21, 2021
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Comment: What a fun swap!! Thanks so much for the holiday fun items.
Nuisant rated for Zine- Round #1 Random Signs of Life on Oct 16, 2021
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Comment: Your zine is so cute! I love the fennec fox, and Hamilton yess! I also put hamilton in my zine
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Comment: I was hoping the sequels to Crazy Rich Asians were good, I've been wanting to read them. Thanks for your honest opinion on your reward this month.
Bookaunt rated for September 2021: What Did You Read? on Oct 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sending the email. I enjoyed reading about the books you read. I did not have a productive month either.
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Comment: I loved your zine, thank you. I like Fall Debates idea! Pumpkin spice anything is all year! Same as mince pies lol ; ) I always have the same formatting issues too lol no worries. Thank you for the extra stickers, they're so adorable!
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Comment: Thanks for your reviews. I loved the audiobooks of the "Crazy Rich Asian" series because then I wasn't trying to sound out words in my head. And I'm super interested in Dirtbag Anthropology!
9O96O rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #321180 on Oct 3, 2021
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Comment: I really like what you've sent. First the note card - did you draw that lovely swirled line-drawing of a woman? Second, the vintage-inspired bread twist and coffee ATC. Love it and the folded recipe on the back. What a great idea. Yes, coffee and bread are my favs too. I have them just about everyday. Your ATC is very hyggelit. :)
Response: Thank you - alas, I didn't design in - I found it on Vistaprint of all places! Happy art making :)
StitchingWitch rated for Signs are everywhere ATC on Oct 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Gemini ATC
Zomac rated for AAA: Circles on Sep 21, 2021
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Comment: A beautiful ATC with great colors and plenty of circles!!! Thank you!
CapitanSmirk rated for August 2021: What Did You Read? on Sep 15, 2021
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Comment: So sorry for the late rating! I get so many junk emails sometimes I miss the good ones! I have The Last Thing He Told Me in my pile! Can’t wait to start it! ❤️
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Comment: Thank you! I am waiting to read this with my morning coffee at the coffee shop, but I wanted to make sure I rated first :) It looks like a very long and lovely letter
KSENiA rated for August 2021: What Did You Read? on Sep 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
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Comment: Hello, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the books you read in August. Found so many interesting reads to keep me occupied.
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Comment: thank you for the great zine
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Comment: Thanks for the nice swap package! Your zine is super cool! Nice reminders. I will revisit it when I am needing inspiration. The homemade paper is fantastic! I look forward to using it! Thanks for coming out to play swap!

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knitterofhats on Sep 8, 2021:

Please mail World Gratitude Day on Sept 21 - Write a Letter ASAP. This swap is late.

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