Swap-bot Time: June 6, 2023 3:02 am


Date Joined: April 5, 2009
Last Online: January 10, 2014
Birthday: May 6
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: Over two years ago, I had a perfect 5.0, over 500 5s and over 400 hearts, but then my family and I had several major health and economic crises at the same time, and I went into meltdown and never replaced sent ATCs that were lost in firebombings of local mailboxes, so I got some 1s. Who cares about 1s when your Mom dies? Now, I'm getting to a place of peace and I'm starting to make art again. Two years late, I've replaced the ATCs for the two people who gave me 1s still active here and they've change their ratings to 3s (the third hasn't been active for six months). I hope nobody will ban me from swaps because of those old, repaired 1s.


Like my two cats, I appreciate what is simple, primitive and sensual.

I don't like anything plastic, PINK/cute or violent/insulting, but I do like edgy or challenging work. I love bright colors, as well as quiet earth tones. My favorite colors are mostly warm colors: apricot, lavender, red/orange/yellow/rust, purple, mustard, tan, brown, spring green (like new grass).

I write poetry and make quilts, collages, linoleum cut prints, and pyzanki (Ukrainian-style decorated eggs). I like abstract geometrics, the surreal and the whimsical. I especially love visual puns--I love to laugh!

If that doesn't help you figure me out, here are some images I would enjoy receiving:

  • cats (not cute!);
  • musical instruments (I play piano & drums);
  • women:
    • pictures of strong, independent women,
    • women in sports,
    • women working,
    • nude women (tasteful or funny), or
    • old women smiling;
  • art cards:
    • relief prints (especially hand-carved),
    • collages,
    • altered text and found poetry,
    • metal cards,
    • modern art, abstract art, geometric art (I love repeat patterns!),
    • masks and painted faces,
    • goth fashions and colored mohawks,
    • aboriginal art,
    • outsider art,
    • Steampunk,
    • Zentangle-type doodles,
    • Zetti-style cards,
    • anything surreal;
  • something that will make me laugh, like
    • animals in sunglasses;
    • the Flying Spaghetti Monster;
  • anything strange or mysterious;
  • images from myths or fairy tales (dark is good);
  • anything Halloween (not cute);
  • bones
  • sharp, spiky things;
  • interesting textures, like close-ups of pebbles, tree bark, metal rusting;
  • microscopic views;
  • solar systems and galaxies;
  • mushrooms,
  • insects,
  • sea turtles,
  • jellyfish,
  • waterfalls,
  • volcanoes;
  • peaceful images;
  • something wonderful that takes your breath away.

Thank you for sending me something fun!


Comment: OMG!!! I am SOOO sorry for taking FOREVER to rate you! I thought I already had, for some reason! I love the postcard you made for me, incorporating 2 of my favourite hobbies: CROSS-STITCH and JIGSAW PUZZLES! Thank you so much and please accept my apologies for taking so long to get back to you! :(
Pouffia rated for Altered Text ATC 2.0, #7 Yellow on Mar 17, 2014
Comment: Neat postcard/print - thank you! (Sorry for the suuuuper late rating. I lost your postcard!!! But i just found it again in my living room. Phew!)
cynlen rated for Altered Text ATC 2.0, #8 Brown on Mar 3, 2014
Comment: Unfortunately, I have not received this swap. :-(
Comment: I will re-rate if I receive this
racheledj rated for Handmade postcard - Treasure Map on Feb 9, 2014
Comment: Hello, I will re-rate if I ever get anything.
Pashanista rated for Mythical Pet handmade Postcard on Feb 9, 2014
ArtistShu rated for HUGE ATC SWAP #3 -USA ONLY- on Feb 8, 2014
Comment: I messaged you more than once and didn't hear anything back! If you send the ATCs then I will re-rate.
ArtistShu rated for ATC Series Rainbow #4 Yellow on Feb 3, 2014
Comment: I sent a fewest ages and never heard anything back. If you do send the ATC, I will be happy to re-rate.
tazangelbabydes rated for ATC Series Rainbow #5 Green on Feb 2, 2014
Tinaphage rated for Handmade Postcard - Surreal Art on Jan 21, 2014
Comment: This was your swap. You sent me a couple of messages buying you more time but I never received anything. Then you didn't answer my message asking if you had sent it or needed more time. I hope you are ok. I understand that life happens though and I will be very happy to rerate if and when I receive this.
Allegrae rated for Friday the 13th ATC on Jan 20, 2014
Comment: Still have not received, after several weeks of communicating with you. Will re-rate if I ever receive anything. Was reluctant to leave my first "1" rating, but others seem to have problems receiving stuff from you, as well.
wolfeagle rated for Did you see that? on Jan 7, 2014
Comment: Never Received this swap.
lilacnyellow rated for Light Blue Postcards on Jan 4, 2014
qbee rated for HUGE ATC SWAP #2 USA ONLY on Dec 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you. Debbie
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful ATC! I also love the extra ATC, the envelope and the extra goodies. Happy Holidays, Marjorie
Comment: Thank you
Comment: very well done. I love trees
Comment: Cool postcard!
Comment: Nice effect with your tree print!

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DCSAPART on Jan 11, 2014:

You are so welcome, thought you would like one. Printed a series of 10. Thanks Debee O.

LMM on Mar 26, 2010:

Thanks so much for the fun map postcard!

Moose on Dec 26, 2009:

Thanks so much for angeling the Dark and Stormy night swap. I loved the card !

chimerix on Sep 4, 2009:

THANKS so much for the Flying Spaghetti Monster ATC for my DH! It is great. All you amazing swap-botters are going to make his Xmas amazing.

TangleCrafts on Aug 17, 2009:

Thanks so much for the zentangle postcard - it's so intricate & detailed! I will be working on one for you... I also love the haiku :-)

libraryshark on Aug 14, 2009:

Thank you for the broadside! It's lovely. I love the poem and the print. Really cool. I feel lucky to have gotten a copy. :)

JenDiggityDirt on Aug 4, 2009:

Why didn't the chicken skeleton cross the road? Because he didn't have the guts!

raven on Jul 25, 2009:

Click for a shortcut welcome

Thanks for joining us...Hope you enjoy the group

Batmamma on Jun 15, 2009:

Hi Thank you for the lovely tree atc you sent me, what a wonderful surprise, really made my day :)

All the best /Catarina

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