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BethiquaC

BethiquaC
Date Joined: June 25, 2020
Last Online: July 21, 2021
Birthday: May 31
Country: United States

About 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

lrm1980 rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck 2.0 on Jul 23, 2021
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Comment: Love the card and the message! Thank you so much!
thequilterslink rated for ATC int #16 - minimal paper on Jul 23, 2021
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Comment: Thanks
Honeyloveart rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck 2.0 on Jul 23, 2021
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Comment: This nourishing card really spoke to me and I love the bowl of noodles!!! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you!
LadyTbird rated for Xmas in July ATC on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Xmas in July ATC! The words you used in your collage remind me of Christmas as well. Thanks again!!
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Comment: Super fun zine! Love the recipes and checklists! Good ideas and what a creative way to celebrate a summer favorite! Camping! Thank you for coming out to play swap with me. I really appreciate your creativity, style and color! Thank you!
LaLaLaLaurie rated for Handmade Pride Gift on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful pride flag! I have it up on the refrigerator!
charlottenc rated for ATC - Free Themed #2 (USA) on Jul 14, 2021
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Comment: Love the "Sunrise" ATC you created. It's something we don't always appreciate, your card is right beside my front door as a reminder that every day IS a fresh start. Your artwork was just lovely. Thank you so much. 👍
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Comment: Thank you for the very fun "Activity Zine"!
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Comment: Wow. Your zine is adorable! A lot of it is good for any vacation. And, oh my, I love the recipes. I will be trying both very soon!!! Thank you so much
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Comment: Great list! Thanks for sharing and for joining! I enjoyed One Last Stop as well!
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Comment: Thank you for your Activity Zine! I cut your zine and made it into a booklet :D
Art90world rated for Mixed Media ATC swap on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC
sunrising42 rated for Squares Challenge ATC swap on Jul 11, 2021
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Comment: I love how colorful this ATC is! Thank you!
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Comment: Great zine! I was so stumped with the dog riddle (LOL)I think I will make my list about current unfinished craft projects. Might inspire me to finish a few if I can see what I have on a list.
Bookaunt rated for June 2021: What Did You Read? on Jul 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. I like that you listened to a book with your teenage sons.
lulu0621 rated for June 2021: What Did You Read? on Jul 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful details about where you bought the book. That added a nice touch. I like mysteries as well, and I will add The Chocolate Cobweb to my TBF list on Goodreads. Bas Bleu is roughly two hours from Pittsburgh, so I may stop by the next time I go to Cleveland.
trishay79 rated for Recipes Thru the Ages on Jul 5, 2021
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VenusEnvyGrrl rated for ATC - Cacti / Cactus (USA) on Jul 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC. I also have family in AZ and love to drive and look at all the variety of cactuses 🌵
ultracinematik rated for LLU: Queer It Up! on Jul 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great mini zine! I've liked t&s since I got "the first" cassette single in 2001!

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