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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: December 8, 2022
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

About Me

15June22:

Had a pretty major health setback last week. So I'm in catch-up mode for everything.

31May22 Update:

Thank you Swap-bot family and friends for the outpouring of love as I celebrated by birthday this month. It was a big one and came with a few big issues that required several physicians visits. I'm on an upward trajectory now and hope to be back in top form in the next six or so weeks.

Please know that your cards, notes and packages mean a lot to me and I cherish each one. The acknowledgments, thank you notes, ratings and profile post notes are taking a little longer than anticipated, but they are coming.

I'll provide another update after I get all caught up.

Thank you for your love and concern.

f.a.


Updated: 29Dec21

Greetings all! I was past due for a profile update, so here is the slimmed down version for 2022.

I'm artistic and I live in Texas after calling Virginia home for 30+ years. I've been swapping since 2004, and found out about this site on 2.22.07 and have been swapping here since then.

My first name is Felicia.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I was a master naturalist in Virginia), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), do all sorts of papercrafts, and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags.

Every November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. So I'm usually scarce around the site, except in the NaNoWriMo Swapping group.

I'm a voracious reader and love notecards, teapots, stickers, etc. related to books and to tea.

I collect letter openers and blue & white porcelain.

My crafting style is eclectic and artsy simply because I'm willing to try almost anything at least once.

I love to read, travel and listen to music.

Favorite Music

mellow jazz, blues, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies in black and white

Favorite Television

Networks: HGTV, Food Network, MeTV, Antenna TV.

NCIS (love and miss Gibbs!), Snowpiercer, various cable news stations, Chopped, game shows, and late-night TV monologues.

Favorite gone, but not forgotten TV: Pose on FX, Fixer Upper, The Alienist, Monk, Madame Secretary, Boston Legal.

Radio: "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" on NPR.

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs, card making and Zentangle.

My Sizzix Big Shot gets a workout. Love dies! And a Hero Arts Compact Cutter just joined the die cutting family at my house.

Because writing is a craft, I'll list it again here. :)

I enjoy receiving ATC and/or card kits or creating them for people.

I love making, buying and receiving bookmarks. (I usually have about four books going at a time -- a thriller or mystery, a romance, a self-help and an inspirational or faith-based work.)

Wish List/Flat Mail Wishlist

Big Ticket wish list:

  • worldwide eradication of COVID-19 and all of its variants

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

  • anything Dooney & Bourke

Basic wish list:

  • U.S.presidential campaign buttons! ANY party, any year.

Every four years on the second Tuesday in November, I put on a vest and then ALL of my campaign buttons. Would love any from this election cycle.

  • books about creative writing or writing

  • for Christmas swaps: I like the blue/white/silver Christmas color theme; cowboy boot(s) ornaments; would LOVE for some items to be for my Mom (see below)

  • gorgeous stationery, preferably letter sets not note cards

  • Gift cards (noted below in Flat wish list area)

  • Screw or clip-on earrings

  • Wrapped and labeled surprises for my Mom (see below)

  • Pin back buttons about writing, tea, humor, political campaigns (any party/any year)

  • NaNoWriMo swag

  • Profile surprises!

  • Scarves

  • ballpoint pens with blue ink preferably fine point. Hearts for Zebra, Tul, or Cross brands

  • Anything from Levenger

  • A copy of the newspaper from your town/city

  • Did I mention profile surprises?!

Flat mail wishlist items for specific swaps:

COUPONS: Dove products (soaps, body wash, etc); Ivory Snow soap; EAS Advantage protein (shakes, bars); Atkins proteins; GNC protein shakes.

FLATS: I enjoy bookmarks, articles/essays about fiction writing and the creative process, maps, postcards from/about where you live, inspirational or sassy quotes and stickers (especially stickers related to writing, books, reading or tea).

GIFT CARDS/GIFT CERTIFICATES: These make me happy -- Panera, Google Play, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Target, Amazon, Tea Forte, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Club Scrap, Keepsake Quilting, Scrapbook.com

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense.

Among my favorite authors: Jo Nesbo, Robert B. Parker, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Lowell/Ann Maxwell, James Baldwin, Kay Hooper, Langston Hughes, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick, Paulo Coelho, Ha Jin, Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman, Daniel Silva, Martha Grimes, Jeffrey Deaver, William Kent Krueger.

My mom likes...

Sometimes I join swaps where gifts/items are for my mom.

She like blues and yellows, lace-edged handkerchiefs, Jesus, C-SPAN, politics, activism, non-fiction books about religion, and information or books about natural foods/eating/wellness. Her flower garden in the summer is spectacular and she's an ace at Sudoku puzzles and Boggle-type word games. She collects angels, Nativity sets and loves surprises.

Any items for her should be addressed to or labeled for Miss Bernice. Thanks!

Ratings

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Comment: Wow! These are some big gifts can’t wait! Thank you so much! You about made my entire advent calendar! happy holidays!
Response: LOL! Enjoy.
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Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to open everything!
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Comment: Everything came on time! So excited 10 days of little gifts! Thank you so much for communicating with me! Happy holidays!
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Comment: Just got the package so excited everything looks great cant wait to ipen them!
ariestess rated for NaNo 2022: Post & Grab Prompts on Nov 20, 2022
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Comment: What awesome prompts! I can think of ideas for all three of them. Not sure they fit my NaNo project, but I have some time to try to figure out how to fit one in.
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Comment: Thanks for these gorgeous clusters! I love the results of your blue mood! Thanks for us in My favorite color! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Super excited to open my goodies! Thanks so much! :)
Shelleynwillow rated for 30 Stickers on Nov 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank u soo much for the stickers I love them.
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Comment: Thank you for the cool dangles and the goodies as well! Can’t wait to use them.
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Comment: Two ideas! You could combine them - have alternative POVs. Either way, I like the ideas! Good luck!
rkassman rated for WIYM: 2 Botanical Tags US on Nov 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tags, I love the green and brown color palette!
Nserviam rated for NaNo Prep 2022- Pep Talks on Nov 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing the pep talks you did. They are going to stick with me!
Nserviam rated for NaNo Prep -- What's my Logline? on Nov 1, 2022
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Comment: You got this! Let's go write!
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Comment: Saving till December. Thank you!
Nserviam rated for NaNo 2022 -- Inspire Me on Oct 28, 2022
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Comment: Oh my gosh, what a package! I love everything! I had actually been looking for a bag in a bag for a while! It's perfect! Good luck in November. You got this!
tishttr1 rated for WIYM: Die Cut Exchange Swap on Oct 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank You!
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Comment: Mmmm... your swap was so deliciously book-y! Thank you so much for your creativity and generosity!
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Comment: Hello Felicia Thank you for the very cute handmade card and extras you sent me. It’s one of my favorites this year. And is placed in a special place on my mantle for display. Happy swapping πŸŽƒπŸŒ»β€οΈ
circularlogic rated for Fall Trees and Leaves on Oct 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful portfolio, tree images, wonderful scripture, ATC, and stickers. This was a wonderful package to receive! Have a great week! πŸπŸ‚ 🌲 🌳
USAFwife rated for R&W: Flow - One Thing at a Time on Oct 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing, and for such a creative way to present your thoughts!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2764 559 629
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Comments

gingerbee on Nov 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for the November RAK of Hanukkah stamps! I like to make cards for all the winter holidays, so this will be a lovely addition to my collection. Happy festive season to you!!

LadyJo on Nov 16, 2022:

Thank you for surprising me with washi tape and card for my birthday! It is always fun to get unexpected fun mail! Thanks so much!

grammypammy on Nov 15, 2022:

Please check your messages.

Thanks, Pam

colleenbUSA on Oct 19, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK wish of stickii club stickers!

JuneRosebud on Oct 15, 2022:

Hi Felicia, Thank you for the Sept RAK #5 of die cuts on RAKS ONLY USA. Lots of variety=)

sleepykitty on Oct 10, 2022:

Thank you for your September RAK #3, a fabulous envelope of die cuts! πŸ’Œ I love the variety!

AZmom875 on Oct 8, 2022:

I need to thank you for the Raks fall clusters. I loved the alternate colored pumpkins.

AZmom875 on Oct 6, 2022:

Thank you so much for the September RAK #5 -- flat envie of manufacturer die cuts

These are so cute.

katjl on Sep 27, 2022:

Thank you for September RAK #1 -- Two Texas postcards in envie.

Tricia22 on Sep 20, 2022:

RAKS August wishes- Thank you for sending me the rainbow items from my wishlist.🌈

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