Swap-bot Time: August 4, 2020 12:41 am


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: August 3, 2020
Birthday: March 31
Country: Canada
Postcards I Made

About Me

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Borrowing from NRGordon's description, I like making postcards from found images. If you like making postcards and you are my swap partner, send me one of your creations. Let me know how you made it and tell me something about the image you picked (why you picked it, what you like about it).

Cut n Paste postcards are one of my favourite style of postcards. They are fun to make and receive. I like rummaging through magazines for images that will make a great postcard.

indie postcard

If you're a swap-bot member in good standing, also like self-made postcards, and want to have a private swap, let me know.

I prefer postcards naked, stamped and written.

I put a return address label on everything I send out.

If you haven't received a card within a month of my send date, please let me know.

Things I find interesting:

  • Keri Smith--in particular her Wander Society concept. Solvitur Ambulando!
  • Documenting things a la the Wander Society
  • Hygge concept - cosy, comforting, calm, zen
  • Little Free Library visits while wandering and exploring
  • Dogs (and generally all animals including spiders and insects)
  • Coffee shops
  • Whimsical things
  • The beauty and peace of trees and forests
  • Tartan and plaid
  • Coronation Street watcher for over 30 years but there have been many times where I've thought about quitting -- the writing can be more miss than hit most of the time
  • Landscapes
  • Farm scenes
  • Folk art (e.g. Maud Lewis, Grandma Moses)
  • Canadiana (or your country's stereotypical/cultural/characteristic things)
  • Wiener WerkstΓ€tte
  • Amateur art made by regular people
  • Public art galleries
  • Artist Co-op stores

πŸ“Ί What I've been watching:

  • The Biggest Little Farm

Loved it.

  • Planet of the Humans

Without fossil fuel we have no green energy. We use about as much fossil fuel to make green energy. The planet is expected to run out of fossil fuel around 2080.

  • Tremors

It's still a great comedy horror movie. One of the best.

Currently reading

On Kindness by Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor. Picked up from a Little Free Library.

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. An epic tale. Forrest Gump meets Life of Pi.

Finished Veronika Decides To Die, enjoyed it. Now I'm reading the same author's book The Alchemist. Not liking the Alchemist tale and message much. But only about half way through.

FYI, I don't use the Relationships/Friends feature. I don't understand this feature or the benefits involved, so I'm going to ignore it. But it doesn't mean I don't value swap-bot members. I do, very much.


To all those people who join my swaps and rate promptly and with a nice note...

Thank you

A quote from VivaLaDiane that I like:

  • I feel a 5 says - you did what you said when you said.

  • A comment says "and I appreciate that".

  • A heart says "you cared about more than just fulfilling your obligation - you cared about my happiness"

My hope is to brighten someone's day with what I send.

β€”β€”β€” ISFP https://www.16personalities.com/isfp-personality

My Swap Hosting Style

If you join one of my swaps here's what you should know about my hosting style:


I send out nudge 'please rate' messages around the 2-week mark after everyone has mailed their cards. Please, no serial nudging, it makes my hosting job harder. Rate quickly so it doesn't end up forgotten in a pile of postcards.

If you haven't received a postcard around the one month mark, let me know.

Blank comments

When rating please comment on the card received. Let's make our partners feel like their postcard matters. So please, no blank comments. If you have a hard time thinking about what to write, this example might help you: Thank you for {describe the item}. It brightened my day...Thank you for the Van Gogh sunflower postcard. It brightened my day.


I check to see that everyone is rated and will add a "Finished" stamp to the Discussion section when all postcards are sent, received, and rated.


Great advice and a checklist here:

Thinking of hosting a swap? Things you should consider.

Swap-Bot Terms of Use

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  • You must be 18 years and older to use this site. You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your username.

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Markdown Language

Here's a great wysiwg site for writing in Markdown. https://stackedit.io/app#

How to make a large image fit into the Comments section, example code:


Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC. Monet, a train, and the coolers blue and green. Who could ask for more!
Response: Hoorah, it arrived! :) And I'm so glad you liked the cut n paste. I was excited to find it in my stack of magazines and hoped you'd be delighted.
Comment: Cute post card, thank you :)
Response: You're welcome. I enjoyed making that sheep in a meadow postcard with the matching plaid background.
Comment: Loved the picture. You have to wonder what she is saying to the chicken.
Response: I'm so glad you like that Toque magazine cut and paste. She seems to be saying something very gentle and calming to the chicken. :)
Comment: Beautiful painting to create a postcard! I love to see the works of β€œlocal” artists unknown to me. Lovely Colors!
Response: Thanks Karen. I'm glad you like the local farm women with chicken photo from Toque magazine. :)
Comment: Lovely postcard, as usual. Hope life is treating you well.
Response: So glad you like the boat scene. I'm well and happy. I hope you are too. :)
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I love the image you chose.
Response: Thanks. I'm always on the lookout for fine art articles in our local magazines. Articles which include the artists' paintings often make nice looking postcards. I especially like when the paintings feature local landscapes. I love the cool blues and greens of that Georgian Bay scene.
Comment: I love your postcard. I live down the street from The Cannon Coffee Shop!!! I am literally a 5 minute walk lol. My house is 3 doors in from Cannon Street! Let me know if you would like to be penpals
Response: How great to be within easy walking distance to a really nice cafe that isn't franchised. If you ever want to send postcards (I'm not good at longer letters) let me know. I'll even set up a private swap(s) so we can keep track.
Comment: Thanks for the great painting PC!
Response: You're very welcome MW810. :) I had fun finding the pretty beach scene and making the postcard. I'm really glad you like it. Thanks for joining the swap and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard : )
Response: I'm glad you like the Lake of Shining Waters Lake Ontario postcard. It's one of my favourites.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful cut and paste post card :) Degas is one of my most favourite painters!! I love the addition of the quote too <3
Response: Fantastic. I love it when I pick the right picture for someone. Thank you for the heart Peachy. :)
KarenFife rated for Back of the Postcard - USA/Canada on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: I love the Great Lakes postcard. Thank you! Very interesting facts I did not know. We took a road trip around Lake Superior with a car club some years ago. It's such a beautiful lake!
Response: Fantastic. It made it there in good time. Less than a month. :) We are fortunate to live by some very unique and beautiful lakes.
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful vibes this postcard gave off. Cheers.
Response: I'm glad you like the Canadian canoe vibes.
bblue rated for Canada Day postcards on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: How great! The swan's eye-lasers really make this card. Before we moved away from Ontario 2 years ago we just had to check out the Stratford Festival once. We saw The Tempest and of course walked along the river to observe the swans.
Response: I'm so glad you like the quirky Stratford postcard. Next time I'm in Stratford I'm going to get some more. The shop is a handcrafted local artist store that was full of quirky stuff. It's so cool that you've been to Stratford. I've seen 2 plays there, so I feel more Canadian now. :) A walk along the river is a must-do too. Thanks for the heart bblue and thanks for creating the private swap.
Comment: LOVE this postcard. I am very fond of the Group of Seven work. Have a wonderful day!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart ManitoulinGirl. I'm so glad I picked an image that you like too. :)
museofthemorning rated for Make a Pocket Zine on Jun 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you!! My zine collection is growing so nicely! This is a great addition!
Response: I'm glad you got my Masks zine featuring Canadian artist Katie Green. I had fun making it.
dally rated for OIC: Back of the Postcard on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: What an awesome pc! I LOVE that you made it with stamps you carved. I'm going to put it with the rest or my favourite art on my craft room walls!
Response: And I love that you love what I made. Thank you for the kind words and the ❀️ dally. 😊
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I have wanted to visit the Canadian Canoe Museum for quite some time, but just haven't gotten around to it. Hopefully soon. Have a great day!
Response: Canoes are such a nice part of the Canadian identity. I'm glad you like the postcard and thanks so much for the heart MG/C. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard choice Rome! What a fun first swap for me :)
Response: So nice to swap with you. I'm happy to help get you started. I'm glad you like the Irish postcard. I hope you get to go to Ireland someday.
dmwcheng rated for Canada: Random Question PC on Jun 5, 2020
Comment: Hi Rome. Hahahaha... I honestly wouldn't have known how to answer that question: the opposite of a koala. I looked up the pig-nosed frog and I honestly have never seen anything like it before, online or in real life. Interesting specie. Thanks!
Response: That frog is a very odd looking creature. I'm glad you got a kick out of it. :) Thanks for the heart dmwcheng!
Jorryn rated for Canada: Random Question PC on Jun 2, 2020
Comment: Oh! A secretary desk sounds lovely! Thank you for the beautiful sheep postcard. : ) Jen
Response: Thankyou Jorryn. I'll be sending another postcard soon. I got you for Canada: Send a postcard June 2020.

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MamaD on Jun 24, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful landscape postcard you sent me for the PF tag. It is wonderful!!!

9O96O on May 10, 2020:

Another zine-making resource:

How to resize, flip and rotate an image in Google Slides (also works the same for Powerpoint).

tcornell on Feb 21, 2020:

I loved the postcard that you made for me for the Handmade Postcard tag. I have a stamp carving tool that I have yet to use, but once I get over my nervousness, will put to use!

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