Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2018 10:57 pm


Date Joined: January 11, 2016
Last Online: February 17, 2018
Birthday: June 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I like Zentangling, for myself, and I like other people's work.

I was looking at some of the "top swaps" and noticed that many of them specified "no home made", well, home made is really what I would most like to receive (I can buy things for myself).

I'm on the far side of middle-aged, married, no kids, but we have a rescue dog (black pitbull - sweet as can be). I work full-time in an office (systems analyst) but I am no longer enthusiastic about it...counting the days, counting the days.

I have a small house on the East Coast of the US not too far from New York City. I like doll making most of all as that incorporates sculpture, painting, design, fabric, embroidery and beading. I used to be able to draw and paint, but I lost the knack from disuse. Zentangling seemed like a way back, but I like it for itself. I think the gems are really pretty.


  • Jewel tone colors
  • Hand-made/one of a kind
  • Wit and Symbolism
  • Fish-related (includes cephalopods)
  • Insects and Arachnids
  • Ooak Art Dolls
  • Shiny stuff
  • Grungy stuff
  • Beads, ribbons, embellishments
  • Anything interesting or unusual or personal
  • Religious iconography and mythology


  • Violence, cruelty and gore
  • Saccharin or kawaii
  • Passive-aggressive narcissists who can't be bothered to acknowledge they even received the swap for weeks on end because that isn't "fun" for them.


  • Stickers - most, but not all, are uninteresting
  • Cartoons (Garfield is hideous but Mutts is elegant; love love love Lynda Barry)
  • alt text It just depends on how well it's done
  • Clowns mostly hate, but it could be done well, this one is charming: "Primitive Clown"
  • Muddy colors, again, it all depends on how they're used

Favorite Crafts

I like to do mixed media using jewelry, paper, ceramics - anything that can be altered or repurposed - one man's crap is another man's treasure.

Since I've joined Swap-bot, mail art has become my main creative outlet ~ postcards, ATCs and just starting zines which have challenge of the added elements of time and narrative.

I also do handmade one of a kind paperclay and polymer clay dolls, so fabrics and embellishments (dangly earrings) are always welcome.


LizzyJo rated for TIMs: Your Choice Valentine on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Inchie, Rinchie, and Twinchie. I liked your decorated envie and note, too.
GeeLuv rated for Collaboration #50 on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: what a fun pc to add to! Thank you for the gorgeous ribbons, I already have plans for them :-)
Comment: Hello, I received your beautiful "Wish upon a star" page. The ribbons were beautiful also
Midsummerlily rated for Intl-Here Comes the Sun-Jan on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thank You so much for the lovely postcard! 💖
Comment: Wow Just wow... What beautiful journal. Thank you so much
MuddyPuddle rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard Round 3 on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Cool start, can't wait to add to it, thanks!
PrairieKittin rated for Pass & Paste January 2018 on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: I got the card. I'll send it home. Thanks.
RockyBeach rated for January Flowers on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: What a great water coloured greeting of spring! Thanks so much for the snowdrops. Last week I saw the first ones of the year in a garden. I will put your card on my desk to shorten the waiting of spring.
IsadoraWing rated for FS: December Debris Mail Art on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard! Glitter gets a bad rap these days; I still enjoy it in my mailbox. :)
Response: Being bound in glue makes it less objectionable, I hope, but I'm a glitter fan. I don't care if other people find it tacky. I wonder if anyone would join a Glitter Bomb Swap?
Comment: I love my goldfish! My kids thought it was pretty cool too. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for the great prints!! I shall use them in my crafts. :)
teresa110 rated for Pass & Paste Late October 2017 on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: It took 4 PMs to you, 2 to the coordinator and a profile message to finally get this rated. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Snowflakes ATC on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful ATC! Send out those Cards with updates!!! Your friends and family will love to receive them! Thanks too for sharing how you made this one and the extras! I love it! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: What a beautiful winter tag - I love the subtle sparkling snowflakes in the background. Gorgeous! Thank you for the little extras, too!
Response: Thanks for the feedback and for liking my tag.
wolfeagle rated for CR: Tissue Box Background PC on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you. The little fish look right at home. I did the same thing and had a stack of tissues on the table as I took them out to use the box for mail art ;D
CurlyTea rated for USA-Here Comes the Sun-Jan on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: I love the sunrise... Perfect start to this series. Thank you.
Comment: Thanks for not 1 but 2 ATC's I like them both, but I agree the one with the red backgound speaks more. Probably because of the greater contrast in colors. I just love those kind of tangles, I like to draw little gardens and landscapes using tangles and those organic tangles like this one are perfect for that. Thank you for your beautifull swap :)
Response: I think you're right about the contrast. Thank you for the feedback.
wolfeagle rated for Intl-Heart PC Final on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I love this postcard.
Response: Thanks for hosting the series.
AmookIslandCreations rated for USA-Heart PC Final on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful "final" PC! Glad you are getting through the storms OK! We are having ice and rain this winter. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I don't mind rain and I rather like snow (it makes everything look so pretty) but I am afraid of ice. Hugs back.
EllenWilGraagPost rated for Intl-Hearts PC-December on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for the nice heart-postcard, Cecily! I love it a lot!!! I think I have had another one earlier from you! It is a pity these series have ended, because I like the heart-theme and misses about the half of it. But another theme can be nice too! Until an other swap! :-D

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carol on Dec 29, 2017:

Thanks for working on my "face" P&P! It turned out really cool! I'll try to post it here, but for some reason, mine don't show up right. It's on the January Swap page if you want to take a look there. Thanks again!

Face P&P

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

WaywardDreamer3 on Oct 11, 2017:

I recieved the wood veneer ( from the PF Who Likes Tag US Only ). Its great, thank you! I have many ideas.. but which to start on or settle on etcetc!

wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:


wolfeagle on Jul 27, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration Pc. I love the background you added.

dally on Jun 30, 2017:

Thank you so much for the NYC post cards that you sent me extra and apart from the ATC-green and Masterboard swaps! You're so sweet. These are gorgeous, I will be working them into my NYC travel journal! <3 <3 <3

piratecaptainmo on Jun 22, 2017:

Hey there,

I was reading your intro in the Art Guild and saw that you enjoy watercolor. I just saw these watercolor paints on facebook today. I think this is such a cool concept!

EmilyT on Jun 20, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my pass & paste!

sherba31 on Jun 13, 2017:

Thanks for your part on my "not a Pass & Paste" card. I really like how it turned out.

EmilyT on Jun 10, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my pass & paste, it looks great!

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