Date Joined: March 31, 2017
Last Online: November 17, 2017
Country: United States
*** NOTE: I've scaled back on Swapbot for many reasons. I sign up for a few here and there and am open to private, profile-based swaps or pen pals these days. If you love birds, we should get along well. 😉 Send me a PM if you are interested. ***
Although I'm new here, I'm not new to art. I recently joined an ATC group on Facebook, and someone suggested SwapBot for even more fun. David and I both make art to sell over the Internet and at local events in Arizona. We have a lot of fun rummaging for art supplies at thrift shops. In addition to art, my background is in biology and writing.
I love horses, especially Appaloosas. My Breyer model horse collection began when I was just a child. Most of the Breyers I buy these days are scuffed up broken ones from Goodwill. One of these days, I'll get around to repainting them. I finally bought a real horse about six years ago. Gypsy was an older paint mare who taught me all about horses. We had five years of fun learning tricks and liberty training together.
I am CRAZY about BIRDS! ❤️ I started caring for cockatiels in the early nineties. I currently have cockatiels, finches (society, zebra, Java) and chickens. Many of my birds are trained to do tricks or pose for the camera during photo shoots with a local animal talent agency. I specialize in caring for unwanted or disabled birds. Yes, I am a crazy chicken lady. I have a few goats, too. Did I mention that I love birds? 😜
I am new to ATCs and am currently looking for bird cards. Right now, I make totem animal cards, chick cards and Arizona sunset cards....some other fun things like memes and pet portraits.
My favorite video game is Okami. It is just so beautiful! I played World of Warcraft for a few years. No time for it now. 😕 Same for Minecraft. I loved Dragon Quest VIII, Animal Crossing, Dark Cloud, and Runes of Magic, too.
I have a LOT of spiritual books. Some of my favorite authors are James van Praagh and Caroline Myss. I incorporate book illustrations into some of my ATCs. I collect oracle and tarot decks that focus on animals and use incomplete decks for art projects.
Confession....I like romantic comedies. Sci-fi too! One of my favorites is While You Were Sleeping. We just saw Arrival twice. Very well done. If you like Sci-fi and haven't seen Coherence, watch it!!!! We call it the glow stick movie. It is awesome. I loooove Blue from Rio (blue parrot movie) and the chicken from Moana. I'm a fan of the original Star Wars movies and enjoy Harry Potter even though I didn't read the books. I also like Avatar, Despicable Me, Nightmare Before Christmas, Zombieland and Deadpool.
Not really big on TV these days. Favorite shows include Modern Family, So You Think You Can Dance, the Big Bang Theory, Master Chef, the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Adventure Time. I used to watch Dr. Who, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Firefly. We just started watching The Librarians, The Magicians, and Dark Matter (which just got cancelled. 😭)
In terms of papercrafting, I'm hooked on ATCs right now! I just started making flip books and Decos. Going to start pocket letters, too.
I've been selling my other artwork for a few years. I make a lot of spiritual/Native American inspired pieces: Dreamcatchers, rattles, medicine pouches, etc. I also do flatwork and LOVE Prismacolor pencils.
I will be adding to this list. Here are just a few ideas. My favorite color is blue.
Bird-, chicken- or horse-themed items
Animal or nature items
Cartoon bird stuff like Blue (Rio), Heyihei (Moana), or Woodstock
ATCs or ATC supplies
Alphabet sticker letters!!! I'm using the smaller ones by Sticko for my Deco books. New sheets or sheets with some missing letters are ok! Any styles/colors are appreciated.
Scotch Create Glue Sticks by 3M. I go through these quickly.
New or used postage stamps
Notecards - animals preferred
Postcards - blank preferred if they are extras, otherwise just follow the swap's rules
Prismacolor pencils new or used
Rubber stamps or stamped images on cardstock
Small animal figures (Breyer, Safari Ltd., Minecraft, etc.)
Cheap body-quality Breyers from thrift shops (broken or scratched-up Breyers are ok!)
Unwanted tarot or oracle cards
Trading cards (like Bella Sara or Pokemon birds)
No Food (I have allergies)
No Scented or Smoky-smelling things
If you do not receive something from me within the given timeframe, please contact me before rating! I keep track of what I send and when it is sent. I also rate within a few days of receiving your swap items.
If you are a swap coordinator, contact me if you need an angel for smaller swaps (postcards, notecards, letters, etc.).
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