Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2019 12:42 pm


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: June 25, 2019

Country: Canada

About Me

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

I like staying creative in small ways and this site provides a lot of opportunities. I like handcrafted one-of-a-kind things.

I love making my own postcards.

Here's an example of one of my handcarved blocks postcards.

Carved block prints

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.

Borrowing from NRGordon's description, I like making postcards from found images. I find they are more interesting, and more personal. If you like making postcards, definitely send me one if you are my partner in a swap. 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).

Things I find interesting:

  • Everything 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
  • Coffee shops
  • Municipal art galleries
  • Whimsical things
  • Canadiana
  • Amateur art made by regular people
  • Tartan

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

Thank you

Favorite Books

My favourite books are the kind I want to keep and not give away. Or the kind I think are so good I want to pass it on, then buy a second copy to keep.

Being Mortal - Atul Gawande

The Wander Society - Keri Smith

The Guerrilla Art Kit - Keri Smith

Experimental Travel - Rachel Antony, Joel Henry

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well - Meik Wiking

El Deafo - Cece Bell

Good Mail Day - Jennie Hinchcliff

How Can Art Make You Happy - Bridget Payne



Comedians (and their TV shows):

  • Ricky Gervais
  • Jim Jeffries
  • Bill Burr
  • Jon Oliver
  • Jon Stewart
  • Bill Maher
  • Sindhu Vee

Current TV Shows:

I'm still a fan of Saturday Night Live. I've watched every season. Including the years they hadn't invented VCRs yet and I had to stay up well past my bedtime to watch.

What We Do in the Shadows. I don't know anyone who doesn't love this movie. There's a TV series out now on the FX channel. Hilarious. These are classic Romanian Victorian vampires living in modern times.

Kim's Convenience (Toronto) Immigrant Korean family run a variety store near Kensington Market in Toronto. Funny. Wonderful characters.

Schitt's Creek I've grown to really like the "Green Acres" style fish-out-of-water storyline. They film in Orangeville and Goodwood, Ontario (I've visited both locations - my friends who like the show are jealous :D ). I've always loved the SCTV comedians. It's great to see Catherine OHara and Eugene Levy working together.

Food and Drink

Take-Out Food: Asian especially Thai and Indian.

Drink: Bubble tea, coffee, club soda with fruit juice, the tea lattes at Starbucks

Note to myself

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Comment: Thank you for the array of doggies! :0)
Response: Fantastic, you got them. :) I hope you find some use for them soon. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like the Nicola Jane (dog walker print) postcard.
Comment: You must be really excited that the Raptors won; Congrats! Thanks. Today I received your postcard and it was the 2nd postcard I received so far. I'm super happy. Thanks
Response: It was an exciting sports moment for Canada and especially for Toronto. Cool to hear that my stag postcard was your 2nd so far. That's quite the honour. I have my first 2 postcards received on my postcard display board. :)
Comment: Thank you for the post card!
Response: Thanks for doing the private swap with me. I was just about to mail that postcard when I realized I forgot to add the quote, that's why it's squeezed into some space that was available on the card.
Comment: Hi Rome thank you for the cut'n'paste PC I also like the vibrant colours. I love the quote about"mother" Happy summer solstice peace love light
Response: Hi Geraldine. I'm glad you liked the mother-child postcard. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Very nice! Isn't it fun to go to those art exhibits? Glad you enjoyed it and decided to share :)
Response: Thanks for the heart Tigerlilyknotwise. The art exhibits at Zavitz are always intriguing. Sometimes confusing but always intriguing. ;)
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I don't really watch the stars but when my husband was alive we used to do a lot of camping and fishing at the state lakes and other lakes around here and I would love seeing the beautiful stars.
Response: Me too, I don't usually watch the stars. I have used one of those star/constellation/planet naming apps on my iPad. Used it a couple of times when I was in remote locations on a clear night. During those rare opportunities I'm amazed by the sheer density of stars and curious about the brightest stars. Technology is great for amateur (infrequent) stargazing. Thanks for letting me know my postcard arrived, and thank you for the heart. :)
elinor rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - June on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun zine, I'm going to print them all out next week and give it a proper read :)
Response: Definitely print them. It makes for a fuller experience. :)
sarasart rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - June on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Haha this is amazing thank you for the laugh!
Response: You're very welcome. :D
jenmcjen rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - June on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome zine!
Response: You are very welcome. I enjoyed making it.
GabySkye rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - June on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Your real estate memes made me chuckle 😭
Response: Thank you. It's so satisfying to make something that amuses everyone. :) I guess we can all relate. :D
Comment: I LOVE the jellyfish! We have them here off the coast where I live!! ouch!I I enjoy your stamps and kitty sticker, I love me some kittens! Rainy here too, but HOT, every afternoon rain storms Thank you again!.
Response: Hi B1G. Thank you for the rating with heart. Glad to hear you liked the jelly postcard. Happy summer swapping. :)
Comment: Thank you for the special postcard. You did a lot of work there. It is very much appreciated. Tugboat. Donna
Response: Your very welcome Donna. I had fun making the folk art bird stamps and postcard. Thanks for the heart.
CheyanneB rated for OIC: Sender's Choice Postcard #12 on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I think the Elora area is so beautiful!
Response: That view of the buildings on the river is the best. Another place that's similar is Paris (Ontario). :) Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the colorful card. The magazine I get from AAA has been an awesome source of pictures for me for this series of cards. Yes our State Capitol is a magnificant building. It alone makes a visit to Topeka worth doing.
Response: Yeah, you got my Maritime cut n paste.Thanks for the heart. :)
Comment: Great image for this swap! Also nicely applied to sturdy cardboard. Thank you! I love these Cut n Paste Postcard Swaps as well.
Response: Thank you for the heart for the seagull cut n paste. I use Yes glue and really like the results. It sticks well and doesn't warp thin magazine paper (much).
EmmaLouLoves rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - June on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your quirky comedy zine, I liked the 'my neighbour is an *******' page, we've all been there I think, HE HE. πŸ€£πŸ‘
Response: So glad it made you laugh. :D Thanks for the 5-heart!
sojourner rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - June on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the smile on my face, A great zine.
Response: I'm so glad it had a smile-inducing effect. :) Thank you for the 5-heart.
Wykyd rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - June on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: Love it! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you love it. :) Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wow. Who knew Walmart was so diverse? ;-) Thanks for swapping.
Response: Thank you for letting me know my quirky collage got to you. :)

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dvmac on Jun 13, 2019:

Hi. Love the photos and illustrations on your profile.

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wheat blue sky

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gustave Courbet The Calm Sea

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Brian Wildsmith Childrens Garden of Verses

wolfeagle on May 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for the great digital pc. I love the way you included the Scavenger Hunt items. This postcard made my day.

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