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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: January 5, 2024
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

About Me

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 PenGems, 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

Tig rated for R&W: Christmas ghost stories on Feb 7, 2024
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Comment: I'll be adding to my list for next year. Thank you.
LadyJo rated for GIFT: Cozy January on Jan 12, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for this cozy fun package of gifts! The snowflake stir for hot chocolate are so cleaver. I will enjoy the reading of this devotional as well. Next week, this package will be put to great use. The overnights in the teens. Thanks for joining this swap, always a pleasure!
krspellman rated for WIYM: Focus Word for 2024 on Jan 3, 2024
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful postcard! I love your word, I love that it covers varied areas of life. I chose Wellness for a similar reason, and I see that was one of you finalist words as well :-)
LadyJo rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ December on Dec 29, 2023
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Comment: I received all three mailings! Thank you so much for the Beautiful Christmas cards, The vintage postcards, the Christmas booklet devotional and the funnies! Than the box of goodies! All things again I enjoy! The zipper pouch with all the rolls of washi tape! Nice! The beautiful teatowel, the stickers, tags, candy cane, the book keychain, and recipe cards! Thanks so much for praying and remembering me this month! Happy New Year!
hollycm6 rated for Private Christmas Swap on Dec 25, 2023
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Comment: What a super fun and thoughtful Christmas package!!!! I am enjoying everything and really looking forward to trying out these paints and papers asap!!! Thank you so much! ❤️
goosey rated for WIYM: 4-Week Holiday Pen Pal US on Dec 11, 2023
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Comment: thank you for so many interesting and varied inserts and ephemera! it was fun to get 4 weeks of holiday mail. merry christmas and a happy new year to you!!
Mystyne rated for WIYM-Christmas count down 5- US on Dec 4, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope. I can't wait to open it.
LindaW rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ November on Dec 1, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for all your encouraging words and items that you sent. You really went all out and blessed my heart.
Mindy82671 rated for WIYM-Christmas count down 5- US on Dec 1, 2023
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Comment: Love the envie🤗 Thank you for the cute card and stickers.
Beepycat rated for WIYM-Christmas count down 5- US on Nov 30, 2023
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Comment: Thanks, I got the envelope and will be opening it later! :)
Nserviam rated for NaNo 2023 Midway Check-In! on Nov 25, 2023
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Comment: That's awesome! I am wishing you the best. And writing a little everyday is a good habit to have. Go you!
USAFwife rated for R&W: Banned Books MONTH!! on Nov 23, 2023
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Comment: Sorry you didn't get all your planned books read. "The Handmaids Tale" is one book I can't read - that seems all too real for me, and it's just scary. I know people love the book and the series, but it give me 'creeps' that keep me up for days! I mostly stuck to re-reads/listens of Judy Blume and Lois Duncan this year - some of those have been 'updated' and that's just a sad thing. Don't put cell phones in a book I read in high school - that's terrible! haha There are some great 'banned' books, though. Thanks for the bookish mail! :)
Fritosmom rated for CF: A Christian Friends Christmas on Nov 16, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the ? & Goodies. I'm not opening until Christmas. Merry Christmas. Jesus is the Reason for the Season. :-)
LindaW rated for CSG: Christian Clusters ~ US on Nov 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the nice clusters that you made. I like them.
ariestess rated for NaNo 2023 - Adopt a Character on Nov 3, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for sharing these characters! Such a varied set! I think I've fallen in love with the "Fck me Jesus" phrase, ngl. LOL
Nserviam rated for NaNo 2023 - Adopt a Character on Nov 2, 2023
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Comment: Wonderful characters!
Nserviam rated for NaNo 2023: Let's Get Prepping! on Nov 2, 2023
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Comment: You got this! Curve ball or no, give it your best shot. :)
LadyJo rated for CSG ~ Pick a Theme: Autumn on Oct 31, 2023
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Comment: Oh my word, I kept smiling the whole way threw unwrapping the bag in a bag! That was really so fun! I love these bags, from organization and a bag to keep things seperated, or for shopping! I am so glad I picked this theme! I am sorry to learn of your job! Be praying for things to work out for you! God knows! Thanks again for going up and beyond in this fun swap!
Beepycat rated for I miss this loved one… on Oct 30, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for your stories of Bill, I’m sorry he’s gone. He sounds like a great brother and friend. Next time I grill I will grill a hot dog or burger in honor of him 😊 Best wishes!
Colinde rated for WIYM: World Postcard Day 2023 on Oct 15, 2023
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the amazing postcard with the receipe of Guacamole. Will definitely try it! :) best wishes!

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Comments

LadyJo on Jan 26, 2024:

Thank you for the surprise stickers in the mail! Love them!

Zefaniya on Jan 12, 2024:

I hope things are starting to look up for you!

HeidiJean on Jan 3, 2024:

I also rec’d the devotional book0- thank you!

HeidiJean on Jan 3, 2024:

I got your Noel ornament for the December RAK- Thank you!

jamicam on Dec 31, 2023:

hny

Wishing you all the very best for 2024!

BlueberryLady on Dec 11, 2023:

Hello Felicia. I am your Faith Sister for December 2023. Have said a Prayer each day since I got you as a Partner. ! Psalm 19:1 Luke 1: 39-49 Will have a Card out this week. Blessings, Jean 12/11/2023

Aumonae on Nov 28, 2023:

Thank you so very much for the swap cards you sent me via RAKs Only USA!

LadyJo on Nov 20, 2023:

Also, thank you for the beautiful cards you sent to me for the RAK! I just love them and sure the people I send them too will be blessed too!

LadyJo on Nov 20, 2023:

Thank you so very very much for the Birthday card and the fun gifts you sent my way! I had a nice birthday this year, but really feel blessed when friends I never met send wishes my way! Thanks again!

Zefaniya on Nov 4, 2023:

Hey! Long time no...see? I hope you have a blessed weekend! (G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ November)

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