Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2018 6:42 am


Date Joined: September 7, 2016
Last Online: July 22, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

Updated July 2018: I no longer have my giant commute! I am not returning to my school next fall and am currently thinking about what I want to do; what I do know is that I will not be traveling more than 30 minutes to get to work anymore.

More updates below...it's been a while since I updated my profile:)

I am a teacher with a mega-commute (70 miles each way to work...don't ask). 54 yo, married, with two sons. We currently live in the Hudson Valley of NY, although we have also lived in MA and Pittsburgh, PA. We are still Steelers fans because of that.

To pass the time on my commute, I listen to music, podcasts (This American Life, Ask Me Another, Wait Wait..., The Moth, Selected Shorts, and I listened to Serial.) I don't like books on tape, though. I also talk on the phone - love my hands-free system.
In my free time, besides playing around in my basement studio, I go to boot camp, hike, cook, read, and I'm a crossword puzzle fanatic. Must be the Times and I must do it in ink. I also love to do KenKen.

Favorite Music

SHOWTUNES SHOWTUNES SHOWTUNES. I am a huge musical theater fan. Happily, since we currently live near enough to NYC, we go in as often as we can (afford), to see shows. And I listen to the soundtracks and sing loudly in the car (again, on that long drive). Also like folk and contemporary music, such as - The Decemberists, John Mayer, James Taylor, Gregory Porter. I also really like Bruno Mars, but I don't like much pop music.

Favorite Books

July 2018 update - recently read some great books - The Good Thief and The 12 Lives of Samuel Hawley, both by Hannah Tinti Modern Girls, by Jennifer Brown Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly The Night Child, by Anna Quinn Halsey Street, by Naima Coster

Jhumpa Lahiri is one of my preferred authors, and I tend to like fiction written by Indian writers. I like to read modern fiction and family sagas.
Some books that have stuck with me include -

The Paris Architect

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell

The Language of Flowers

The Night Circus

The Red Tent

The Midwife of Hope River

Orphan Train

I do not like mysteries. However, I love the series by Alexander McCall Smith called The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. They are set in Botswana and although there is technically a mystery included, they are gentle and beautiful and funny and make me feel as if I have visited Botswana.

Favorite Crafts

Art journaling

Gelli printing, especially with deli paper

Mixed media


Faces, especially odd ones



Stamp carving

Art foamies - kind of a new-ish product

(I follow Julie Balzer's blog...really like her style and use of color)

(I also follow a quilting blog called Exuberant Color - her use of color is incredible)

I love all kinds of pens - especially paint pens (the sharpie paint pens are good, so are Molotow), gel pens, markers (love the Pigma micron pens), white pens. I have trouble passing by pens without buying a new one.

Dislikes -

Steampunk style

Holiday-related things

Animals - except I do like birds

My style...

I love bright colors (but not neon).

I love folk art - outsider art - primitive art

I gravitate towards modern art.

I like the quilts and color combinations of Kaffe Fassett.

I like explosions of colors and patterns.

I am drawn to faces. I cannot really draw well but I am trying to learn how to draw faces. If they come out odd, it's fine.

I collect...

Pens. Pens. Pens.

Paper ephemera - such as maps, sheet music, art-y magazines, colorful papers, old ledgers

Journals - I like to make my own junk journals

Blank books

Mechanical pencils


Germanbaby77 rated for WIYM: Artist Trading Coin on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Great job! I love how this turned out!
bluecrayons rated for Swap Card Swap on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: great cards. thank you
karategirl46 rated for 3 Points of Fun on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for a fun package! I love the cheerfulness of the washi tag and the mini journal is really fun. You have inspired me to make one for my niece.
YooperHill rated for Swap Card Swap on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: TY!
ByJQ rated for Sexy sex letter swap on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: It was funny because the seriousness of the envelope had me nervous at first and then I opened and I was like, "oh! This is a swap!" LoL. It was an interesting swap for sure. Thanks for your answers!
ChrisAnne rated for RM~Magpie Mania on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a fun envie of creative inspiration.
valentina22 rated for Itty Bitty Teensy Craft Swap on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the mug rug and all of the goodies. It was fun to do something different for this swap!
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Altered Tag w/ a Raven on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Wow Deborah - What a beautiful Tag. I love his cute little face and all of the layers create so much charm. I am absolutely inspired!! Thank you so much for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Zombiesheep32 rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! July on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the extra goodies! I really loved the bookmark it will definitely come in handy! I will also definitely be using all the embellishments you sent for my crafts. Thanks again!
CurlyTea rated for OSS: Cool Collage Goodies on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the fun goodies!
Comment: your bird & extras are perfect! the only different i'd do, is a sturdy background (maybe another paper to the back)
Comment: Love the magazine page. We had a very quiet 4th too. Sometimes, they are the best.
Comment: Thank you for the printed labels, Deborah! I'm sorry for the late rating; I've been away on vacation.
Babsmomof5 rated for Paper Bomb on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you, love the beautiful goodies you included!
lisamocker0412 rated for JJJ: Altered Tags on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Lovely tags. 💕
Comment: Fun tag! Treats are certainly my favorite part of a day at the beach! Thanks!
CrystalZ rated for IPC: Book Page Embellishments on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: Great papery embellsihments! I am looking forward to adding them to a future junk journal I swear I will start on this year :) The paper clips are too cute and just the perfect addition to any page really. Thank you for joining my swap!
KatieKat rated for Music from your country (E-SWAP) on Jun 17, 2018
Jenicat rated for Music from your country (E-SWAP) on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your music. I have always loved The Boxer. Simon & Garfunkle are one of my favorites. Also enjoyed your son's music 💜
fairyduster53 rated for ABES: Artist Trading Coins on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: nicely done!

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Profile Check for: Washi tape swap #1 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy the swap and join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping!!!!!!!

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