Date Joined: November 17, 2019
Last Online: May 5, 2021
Country: United States
Hi, my name is Eleanor. Me in a nutshell: Artsy-litsy, kinda flitsy, quasi-bohemian. Semi-gothy, slightly crunchy, completely quirky, nature-based, contemplative mom.
Retired from the publishing industry, I spend the weekends with my husband who is a chef and an artist. Our house is decorated in a pan-Asian style with a special emphasis on Godzilla. We enjoy going to ethnic grocery stores and to thrift stores together. I mostly 'thrift' for art supplies, books, vintage needlework, and boho odds-and-ends. I crochet and am starting to learn boro and sashiko.
**I just signed up for the Stickii Pop collection of stickers by independent artists for May 2021
Some of my favorite things to swap:
-book-themed postcards/notecards, stickers, bookmarks, mail art, happy mail, etc.
-quotes on creativity from writers and artists
-beautiful letters and decorated envelopes that I can glue into my journal. I make pockets out of the envelopes and keep the letters in them!
-pretty much anything that I can create a journal page from that reflects any of my interests
-favorite colors: lavender, violet, pink, aqua, jade, sea-foam, coral, electric blue, metallic, sparkle
-favorite color combinations: dark blue paired with fuchsia/magenta, black-and-white, lavender and green, magenta and orange
-foxes, mushrooms, forest creatures and scenes
-magical beings like fairies, unicorns, mermaids, dragons, gnomes, etc.
-books, reading, libraries
-mindfulness and meditation
-writing and journaling
-zodiac signs: Gemini and Year of the Snake
-Asian motifs and patterns
-Britain, Ireland, New Orleans, New York
Fiction: I tend to read mostly classic literature and science-fiction/fantasy, though I will usually read a few works by contemporary authors every year. Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, and Donna Tartt are a few of my favorite authors. In science-fiction and fantasy, I am reading Charles Yu, Becky Campbell, the Liaden series, and almost every magical Regency ever written.
Non-fiction: Anything by Julia Cameron, author of The Artists Way, and Keri Smith. Artists Studio and Flow magazines. I collect books on tea. Other non-fiction interests: books on how to write, paint, draw, journal, grow houseplants, garden, and meditate. Cookbooks on afternoon tea and British and Asian cuisine.
-Children's books: The Moomins, Trixie Belden, the Oz series, the Greene Knowe series by L.M. Boston, The Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton
-Postcards from Britain, Ireland, New York, or New Orleans
-Book, art, or literary themed postcards with quotes
-Tea or cuisine/cooking postcards
-Postcards with some decoration on the back
If you would like to do a personal trade, just let me know!
-Rooibos masala chai
-Decaf masala chai
-Stevia and fake sugars
-Artificial flavors or additives
I avoid black teas for health reasons except for decaf masala chai and puerh, which lowers cholesterol. I have reactions to many herbs so most herbal teas are off-limits except for rooibos. Please, no Lipton's or tea bags that aren't in a factory-sealed moisture-proof wrapper.
I would prefer not to receive classroom reward stickers, Disney, incense, things with artificial scents, or religious items that aren't Pagan or Buddhist in nature.
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