Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2024 4:09 pm


Date Joined: January 11, 2016
Last Online: May 18, 2024
Birthday: June 5
Country: United States
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About Me

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 older than I've ever been (and now I'm even older, and now I'm even older...I'm older than that still). 2020 was a year of change for me - I retired and moved to the Finger Lakes area of NY. I am still married but my poor little doggy has crossed the rainbow bridge.

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.

I don't really need extras ~~ my ratings are based on the swap itself. That said, I use almost everything as I like junk journaling and such like.


  • 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; I do love Lynda Barry)
  • mutts pic 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
  • I don't mind receiving religious tracts as long as you don't mind how I use them in my work (be forewarned)

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've added gelli printing (lowercase because it's homemade from gelatin and glycerine, remelted after each use, pia) and alcohol inks to my repertoire since being here. I've done a couple of journals, but honestly, they're exhausting.

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


Comment: Got it! Thank you for re-sending MarHe's Elephant postcard. You have inspired me to try alcohol inks! Your portion is beautiful! I like how you filled in the background and so not too pink! It's perfect! Warmly, Ginger
Comment: Ooohhhh..... I like it! That's one of my favorite tangles! I can't wait to add to it! By the way, I love the sticker on the envelope! (And the one inside!) Thank you!!
Response: Oh, you're so much fun to send to!
Comment: I love this! Thank you!!
Comment: Thanks for sending this twinchie to work on and pass forward. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: It's not the nicest, but they can't all be.
ariestess rated for ZEN USA ~ Zine String Thing on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sending along the zine! I love the color & can't wait to add to a page. And thank you for the fun stickers!
Response: Really? Gee, thanks.
Comment: Hi! I received your very pretty collaborative postcard today. I will have fun working on it. Also, thank you for the napkins. I love to decopauge with them too!
mcorbus rated for ZEN USA ~ Zine String Thing on Apr 17, 2024
Comment: Thank yiu!
DParker85 rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 6 on Apr 2, 2024
Comment: What a pretty postcard fill of possibilities! Singing in the Rain is one of my favorite movies !
Comment: Thank you, I can't wait to color
PrairieKittin rated for TUT ~ It's A String Thing #176 on Mar 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you. I like this one!
Comment: Thank you
Gamanana0022 rated for Coloring Collab 2024 #3 on Mar 27, 2024
Comment: Thankyou so much for thr extras you enclosed!!! You have beautiful handwriting and colored your part of the card just beautifully:)
shreve rated for ZEN USA ~ Put an animal on it! on Mar 25, 2024
Comment: Wow!!! Love the cat as white space and your beautiful and delicate tangles all around it. Just gorgeous. Spring has definitely arrived here in Wilmington. The azaleas are blooming all around just in time for the Azelea festival in a few weeks. Thank you again:)
RockyBeach rated for AMA: Up to you Series- March on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the family of hares. They're waiting for easter I guess. :)
ariestess rated for ZEN USA ~ Zine String Thing on Mar 13, 2024
Comment: Thanks for passing along the zine! I love the page you did and can't wait to add my own to pass it along! Thanks for the lovely stickers, as well!
Comment: So sorry for the late rate! I swear I did a rating back at the time, as I had this in my "already rated" column. Thanks so much for passing on the PC! Can't wait to finish it and send it home! And no, I don't know the song of which you mentioned, but I'm gonna find it now. LOL
Response: Sometimes they don't stick. Thanks for checking.
ariestess rated for ZEN ~ Put a bird on it! on Mar 13, 2024
Comment: So sorry for the late rate! I swear I did a rating back at the time, as I had this in my "already rated" column. Thanks so much for the lovely tile! Can't wait to add it to my collection!
papercraft70 rated for Dragon Good Luck on Mar 6, 2024
Comment: Wow Cecily! Your drawing of the dragon with zentangle very impeccable. Thank you for the swap.
LizzyJo rated for TUT ~ It's a String Thing # 026 on Mar 2, 2024
Comment: I like how your String Thing turned out. Thanks for the frog sticker. It really made me smile.
Comment: I would never had known you drew the image if you hadn't mentioned it. It looks like a professional printing. Also, I will never be able to color as well as you do, but I shall try my best and get it sent on the next go-round. Thank you.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you have fun with it.

Rating Overview

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DaisyNY on Dec 21, 2023:

"CPG - Coloring Collab #45 2023 Luisa Msporatrain_OrigamiGrace_Sweetrizz044_Daisyny"

DaisyNY on Nov 9, 2023:

CPG - Coloring Collab 202309 LuckySweetPea_sweetrizzo44_SeleneW_DaisyNY

luckysweetpea on Oct 26, 2023:

Hi Cecily! Thank you for sending home my collaborative PC! It's so pretty finished. Warmly, Ginger "luckysweetpea"

wolfeagle on Sep 6, 2023:

Thank you so very much for this lovely heart postcard. I love it. It's gorgeous.❤️

chimerix on Jun 27, 2023:

I love the way you finished the Amazing Scribble Collaboration PC! It is so pretty, I am going to put it on my office wall! Aloha!

9O96O on Mar 12, 2023:

Got your 'What I Have Learned' zine for the Zeens Tag. Very cool, strange, intriguing, weird, in short a great little zine.

JanHardt on Jan 15, 2023:

Hi Cecily, Thank you so much for the beautiful page you created in my Mini Art Journal. I love the embossed Gelli print, and the hand lettered ZINE is amazing. JanHardt

wolfeagle on Jan 8, 2023:

Thank you so much for your artwork for the AMA: Intl Mystery Supply swap. I love your envelope also.

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 30, 2022:

You are so very welcome! Thanks for showing the finished PC! It's so beautiful! Happy New Year with hugs from Alaska! Sherry

DaisyNY on Dec 30, 2022:

Thank you for working on my Twinchie PC!

Zen - Twinchie 2022 DaisyNY_LizzyJo_Instatangle_AmookIslandCreations_PrairieKittin

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