Date Joined: February 10, 2013
Last Online: August 16, 2022
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
Hello I'm sillysusie. I love this site so much. I think that swap-bot brings us all some happiness through the mail sharing the little things like crafting and art.
2-22-24 As this site is international I would like to express my concern and heartbreak for the people of the 🇺🇦 Ukraine.
It's 2022 Happy New Year to everyone! I have some interesting stuff I would like to share. I am currently following the Margarette Miller 2022 weekly collage prompts challenge, and I'm having a blast. I would encourage anyone who loves collage to follow along. Next I love love love Teesha Moore. She is a mixed media artist, you can see her work on Pintrest, (another great source for inspiration). I am currently enthralled with YouTube videos. I follow Dyan Waverly, Twisted Art Designs, Karen Campbell, Jane Davenport, Niamh Baly, Karen Burchill and Vicky Papaioannou, actually these are just a few of my latest go too's. There is so much on Youtube. I felt it would be great to share our favorite artist, current trends and what's happening in art in our profile. I will surely be adding more in the days and weeks to come. I hope these suggestions are helpful to others.
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Finally it's 2021 so let's have fun!
2020 was horrible and unexpected for most of us. Who would of thought a world wide pandemic. I'm so very sorry for those who have lost someone or have suffered.
Well everyone has a story and here is mine. In December 2019 I was having intense pain in my groin and doctors discovered a femoral hernia that needed emergency surgery. While performing presurgical testing I kept having abnormal EKGs. After extensive testing they determined I had a major heart attack and the bottom third of my heart was not working. They back tracked my health and said it occurred when my emotional support dog/companion died. So 2020 began and ended with me being hospitalized. First the angioplasty, then a spinal proceedure followed by femoral hernia surgery, then 3 heart stents and ended with me having surgery to implant a defibrillator /pacemaker device all during the pandemic. Wow right, life is sure different, so very very different. It has taken me awhile to adjust but I think I got this now. Sometimes however I have bad days hopefully they won't interfere with swaps. The bottom line is I am still silly, I think more than ever. I have a new appreciation for life. Most days I chase a muse, I love to play, have fun and just be happy. I pray daily and love God
My hobbies include reading, crafting, gardening, nature and searching for treasure. I love everything old and I LOVE TO COLLECT: art, books, boxes, perfume bottles, ephemera, tins, antique textiles and so much crap as my husband calls it, that I am often referred to as a pack rat.
My interest are metaphysics, the paranormal, comparative religion, reincarnation and alternative medicine. I'm a rockhound, but I'm always picking up something pieces of wood, pennies whatever catches my eye. I love playing in the dirt. My nails are always breaking and have dirt under them, no manicures on these hands.
I use arts and crafts as a form of personal therapy and my pets are my therapist. They are also my best friends. In the future, one day, I would love to have an animal rescue. I also dream of a greenhouse.
I am very much a recluse, who prefers the company of animals to most adults. This is because I have been disappointed by to many people in life. I know what I like and I am not interested in what others think or do as long as they don't effect me.
I believe life should be enjoyed. All the little things are special if we allow them to be.
I seem to have a Peter Pan complex, as I refuse to grow up.
I love bright colors (actually all colors), loud music, animals, nature, crafting/ making things, games and having fun.
I'm also a bit of a brat and a rebel. I am me and make no excuses for what / who I am.
I love music, all music. My favorite group/band is Hot Tuna, but the 1970s California bands like the Grateful Dead, yeas I'm a Deadhead (NRPS, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Janis Joplin, etc all) are awesome. I also love the blues Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, James Cotton, Buddy Guy to name a few. Then I enjoy jazz John Coltrane/ Thelonious Monk type jazz, especially on Sunday mornings. And light classical like Chopin, ( Jean Pierre Rampal's a favorite performer) is perfect when I'm stressed. So pretty much everything, music is love.
I think Disney classic are timeless. For more adult type movies, the old black and white films,(B_movies) are my choice, nothing highbrow just enjoyable stuff like the Thin Man series with William Powell.
I started using scissors and glue when I was barely 4 and never stopped. I don't have a favorite craft I love them all. I have experience crafting most everything including ceramics/ pottery, wood, metal, fused glass, mixed media, collage, paper crafts, copper enameling,embroidery and the list goes on. My current favorites are casting glass, altered art, folk art, art journaling, primitive/folk dolls and ATC's .
I love books, reading them and collecting them. I have hundreds of books. My favorites are children's book's. However I also have in my library an extensive collection of non-fiction from cookbooks, gardening, crafting, religion and philosophy to childhood education. So please unless it is a book I'm specifically looking for, don't think of me, send them elsewhere.
A favorite book I recommend "Gateway to Happiness " by Zelig Pliskin it is definitely worth your time to read.
What I would really love to receive are ATC's. I'm blessed and don't need a thing just good vibes.
I want people to be happy, life is short, so if I can make someone happy I do. With that said swappers who have a detailed profile make it easier to know about them and increase the possibility that I might be able to make their day by having something they need or want and I'm thrilled to be able to share it.
I am very technologically challenged and think old fashioned ways (like the post office) are great. So if I email you, ask stupid questions, re-post, or don't upload images that is why. I hope everyone understands my lack of sophistication. I will always acknowledge receiving and rating, that you can be sure.
**Don't take this all so seriously or stress yourself life is short.
*** I am very understanding and realize we are all not great artist. So I rate and comment with kindness.
**** I made the above statement as some swaps make it difficult to express/ display true artistic abilities. I enjoy swapping and the challenges however I feel swap snobs are negative and have bad energy. If a card or swap doesn't meet your expectations please be kind, sometimes we older people have off days. We might not be feeling well, who knows the unexpected circumstances we each face. The wheel goes around very quickly.
I started hosting swaps so I will always Angel any swap not sent and I am now forced to make a FLAKERS list.
User name #1. Gemo Real name Pryanka Rao Rise Above
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