Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2020 12:59 pm


Date Joined: March 28, 2012
Last Online: February 17, 2020
Birthday: June 24
Country: United States
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About Me

My only brother Robert has passed, Robert R. Smith (1950 - 2020.) I'm comforting my mother, we are heart broken.

'2020 - Westminster KC Dog Show - "Bourbon," female Whippet won Reserve Best in Show!

17 February - Presidents' Day Post Office closed.

29 February - Leap Yr.

20 March - Spring Starts

My Apt. address:
7708 Crosswater Trail #8110, Windermere, FL 34786 - 9498 USA

eMail: [email protected]

My family's address:
2125 Redmark Lane, Winter Garden, FL 34787-8842 USA

The Clermont, FL address not valid.

Celebrating I'm 67 yrs now! Reached over 1,000 swaps I've enjoyed being in here on swap - bot.

Went to Hospital Feb 1st, 2018 had emergency surgery for kidney stones, again. Talked with my urologist, the big bad stones are gone!

End of July '2017 I had emergency surgery for a kidney stone. I was diagnosed with Paget's Disease of the bone. Good news its not "active," & not causing serious orthopedic problems, being monitored by four different doctors.

Born in the year of the Dragon, I'm a professional artist, photographer, sculptor, crafts, art teacher.

Love/Like/Wish List: My fave Tea is Twinning's English Breakfast Tea. Though send me a Tea you think I might like & I will try it.

Postcard views of your city, town, village, parks, zoo, (multi-views OK,) angels, animals, cats, big cats, dogs (especially Borzoi, Dachshunds, Greyhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Salukis, Whippets,) horses, ponies, swans, reindeer, butterflies, dolphins, doves, dragonflies, orchids, peacocks, roses, seahorses, seashells, sunflowers, beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, rainbows, sunsets, aurora borealis, Unicorns, Classic & Vintage images of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Happy New Year, St. Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Autumn views, Art Nouveau, Gemstones, Metallics, Lace, faux pearls & faux jewels, rhinestones, sequins, glitter I will mix with acrylic medium or paints, snowflake confetti.

Wall Calendars (discounted from another year,) I use picture pages to create mail art envelopes.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND SWAP IN BLACK ENVELOPE! It means a "person has passed away" for me. Black PC or greeting card OK)
PLEASE SEND "G" - Rated Items, NO "R" or "X."

I draw, paint, sculpt, take photos, rubber stamping, print making, ATCs, jewelry making, love to decorate mail envelopes, also postcards. I create & swap friendship books, deco books, handmade postcards, altered postage stamps, & enjoy using used postage stamps (worldwide, all themes, g-rated please, sending postcards without envelope preferred.

Enjoy receiving your mail art, decorated envelopes, your creative piece of artwork, ATC's or greeting card. Love to swap envelope full of used postage stamps, decorative papers, stickers, ribbons, bits of lace, sequins, confetti, pictures, twinchies art, mail - letters, mail art, cards, postcards, collages, ATCs. I enjoy hosting RAKs as my health problems keep me from hosting swaps.
Contact me for private swap.

I send large envelopes, packages, boxes with USPS delivery confirmation tracking # to help you track the package & for me know you received it. International envelope, package has a US Customs form attached. It may take week - more than a month for US mail to reach an International address. If you do not receive my swap please message me, I will resend. Please communicate with me.

My worse fear: (fantasy scenario) phone call from my post office - "Hello Ms. Smith, your artwork is here, folded in half & on fire. We're trying to get the fire out with a fire extinguisher, but you'll have to come to the post office to pick it up. There're be no claim to file as the package wasn't registered or insured. Thank you for using the US postal service and have a nice day."
Police arrive at my apt: "Mam, there's no sense in getting upset over a bad experience with the post office. Please step away from the easel, put your paint brush down & no one gets sketched, OK? "

About Me

I have Paget's disease of bone, fibromyalgia, asthma, seasonal allergies, food allergy MSG,) cat allergy (though sending postcards, envelopes from apt, house with cats is OK.) (Hug your cat for me, I'm sad I can't own a cat, I love cats.) My immune system is "broken." Worse seasons: Spring tree pollen, Summer - high heat, high humidity, mold, mildew, grass pollen, Late summer - ragweed, grasses, mold. Can't tolerate high heat, strong sunlight, I "over heat," stay indoors in A/C temperature control to my comfort level, hepa air purifiers, filter on electrostatic air filter . Some times of the year I am apt - bound in A/C due to sensitivity to heat. Rest of the year I'm allergic to house dust mites & their residue, indoor mold. A "controlled" environment is way I live my life. Thankful for arts, crafts, photography, access to the internet, cable TV, mail, newspapers, magazines, books, CD's & DVD's - movies, anime episodes, YouTube I watch online. Now have Amazon Fire Stick.
Mail, sent & received, activities with Swap - Bot, pinterest, postcrossing, pen pals, helps keep me alive & active. I have facebook, Pinterest boards: "Mail Art," "Swap - Bot Swaps."

*Allergy Pollen Mask I wear when I go outside - Proven best blocking pollen, dust, mold spores, fits best Gempler's N95 Particulate Respirator - comes in different sizes, has exhale valve to breathe out but pollen can't get in, feels cool to wear in heat, all day. Adjustable fit noseband, elastic strings hold mask on. Sold # of masks in one box. One box for one "normal" pollen season. Where to buy: www.gemplers.com

Favorite Movies

Jurassic Park movies & Jurassic World, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Thirteenth Floor, The Forgotten, Jackie Chan's Miracles, The Haunting, The Secret of Moonacre, Anime: The Fantastic Children, Innuyasha, Emma, The Dragon Hunters Anime movie, Ghost Hunt, The Ouran Host Club, Trinity Blood, Bamboo Blade, The Matrix, + 2 movies in the series, The Others,
Lord of the Rings - 3 movies, The Hobbit - 3 movies, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hell Boy, Dr. Strange, MirrorMask, The Last Quarter, Boys Before Flowers TV Korean Series, Tales of Hoffman,
Ghost In The Shell anime series, Avatar, Underworld- 3 movies, Beauty & the Beast - Disney, Finding Nemo - Disney, Frozen - Disney (I love Sven the Caribou,) Tangled, Epic, The Guardians - ("Jack Frost") .

Favorite Music

Classical music: Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart, Shubert ("Trout",) Vivaldi

Other Music: Kelly Clarkson, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Enya, The Virve, Lady Gaga, Sting, Justin Timberlake, The Thompson Twins, Usher. Swedish House Mafia - "Antidote" & "Greyhound." Soundrack to Ghost In The Shell Anime, Howls Moving Castle, MirrorMask, "White Noise"-simulation of ocean waves crashing on the beach.

Favorite Television

Live PD, Expedition Unknown, The Artful Detective, Cops, K9 Cops, Medieval Dead - UK, Great British Ghosts, Time Team, Most Haunted (UK,) Numb3rs, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Policewomen of Broward County, FL, Ghost Adventures, Paranormal States, Say Yes To The Dress, Tanked, Televised Dog Shows, Walking With Dinosaurs, Being Chased By Dinosaurs, The Universe.

Favorite Actors: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Vincent Price, Hugh Grant.

Favorite Actresses: Liz Hurley, Zoey Deschanel, Gemma Arterton (as "Io" in '2010 "Clash of the Titans," Emily Browning.

About Me

Favorite Books:
Art books, books about artists, Geometry of Life & Art, books about history of art, museums collections, famous artists, books about art, style, Fantasy genre - "Crown Duel" by Sherwood Smith, art illustrators, graphic artists, anime artists, manga artists, etc.
Flowers books, roses, orchids, Irises, etc.
Fashion books, fashion magazines, love designing clothing, costumes for my bjd Dollfies.

Self-Help books: "The Survivor's Guide," Loss of A Loved One, Suicide Survior's Grief, etc. (Lost my only female cousin to suicide in '2011.) Please feel free to talk to me if you want to about this loss & feelings of grief.

Romance books: Regency, Victorian Historicals, Paranormal, Youth Fiction, Fantasy, Futuristic, Contemporary Christian Romance, Christian Inspired Historical Romance.

Favorite Authors: Virginia Kantra, Jane Austen, Mary Jo Putney, Mary Balogh, Barbara Metzger, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Laurie McBain, Johanna Lindsey (earler novels,).

About Me

Art Books I Highly Recommend:

"Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson, ISBN - 13: 9780891343370 or ISBN - 10: 0891343377

"Perspective Made Easy" by Ernest R. Norling, ISBN - 13:9780486404738 (available thru www.doverpublications.com)

"DK Series: "The Artist's Handbook," Revised Edition, by Ray Smith, ISBN - 9780756626211

"Light And Shade" by Mary P. Merrifield, ISBN - 13: 9780486441436 (available thru doverpublications.com)

"DK Series: Smithsonian - Rock and Gem," ISBN - 9780756633424 Definitive guide to rocks, minerals, gems, & fossils - lots of photos are resource to inspire artwork, crafts with look of gemstones, fossils, rocks, etc.

"7000 Years of Jewelry" by Hugh Tait, ISBN - 13: 9781554073955 Illustrated history of jewelry with 400 color photos to inspire you - Egyptian necklaces, Celtic torques, Chinese jade, African amulets, Renaissance pendants, Art Nouveau, etc.

"Dressed for the Photographer" by Joan Severa, ISBN: 9780873381521. Search for this book in your local library as book is Xpensive!, B/W photos, (best quality reproductions for good photocopies,) photos of 18th C. - 20th C. children, ladies, great resource for images to use for ATC's, art collage, handmade cards, etc. Warning: this is a hardbound book, large, lots of pages, heavy weight.

*Ask me about Arts, Crafts, Jewelry Books & I will suggest a few for you.


Comment: Thank you for the decos and the extra PC!
Response: You are welcome & I'm glad you enjoyed the extra PC I sent. Thank you for the rating. Happy Thanksgiving!
vontakk rated for Quick Bat Themed Halloween Card on Nov 10, 2019
Response: Thank you for the rating. Hope you feel well soon. Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: thank you so very much for awesome card and goodies
Response: You are welcome, I'm happy you enjoyed the Pumpkin themed Halloween card & extras I sent to you. Happy Halloween!
Comment: I love the horse postcard you sent me! The matching horse stamp is beautiful too. Have a great summer!
Response: You are welcome. I was happy to share with you the mare & her foal PC view, & the postage stamps featuring horses. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: The flower postcard is very pretty, thank you! I was surprised to see you taped up the written portion, that’s so smart, I never thought to do that to protect it before :).
Response: Yes, I clear tape & protect the message side of the PC as the USPS seems to damage the PC, Glad you liked the PC view of the Lotus flower, a calming image on the water. Happy Summer!
vlhafer54 rated for CPG QUICKIE - Art PC #2: Global on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Thank for the pretty Monet - one of my favorite artists too.
Response: Thank you for the rating. You are welcome, the breezy summer Monet painting looks so cool. One of my favorite paintings besides the waterlilies. Hope you are having a good summer.
Comment: I apologize for rating this late as I went thru my swap-bot hiatus for personal reasons. I love every PC I get, sorry you had to wait to know I loved this one too!
Response: Hey, its OK, its summer time, things can move slowly. Glad you enjoyed the PC I sent to you. Hope you are enjoying a good summer. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card!
Response: You are welcome, I'm happy you liked the PC. Thank you for the rating. Hope you are having a good August.
Comment: It will be fun adding to these two decos.
Response: So glad you received the 2 Deco Books. You are welcome. I enjoy working on Deco Books during the summer months. Thank you for the rating. Happy August!
VivaLaDiane rated for FS: Send a PC, Get a PC on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Kathy!! What a gorgeous PC. I love the absolute futuristic qualities of it and a city at the top of my bucket list as well. Thanks for the great swap!! β™₯
Response: You are welcome Diane, I'm glad you liked the futuristic city PC view of London. Amazing an ancient has a section of modern bldgs. Thank you for the rating. Happy August!
Comment: Thanks for the card Kathy
Response: You are welcome, hope your summer is going well.
Comment: Beautiful flower! Good to swap with you! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome, my pleasure to share the flower PC. I love the flower PCs, happy I bought a collection of the PCs from eBay.com. Amazing the roses, the Lotus flowers. Thank you for the rating. Hope you have a good summer.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome & thank you for the rating. I hope you enjoy a good summer.
Comment: Thank you! Love the flamingos!!!
Response: You are welcome. Makes me feel happy you enjoyed the FL Pink Flamingos PC. My delight to add flamingo postage stamps to the PC, hoping I created a "keepsake" for you. I do enjoy PC swaps. Thanks for the rating. Hope you enjoy a Happy Summer!
Response: Thank you for the rating, I'm glad you like the Florida postcard I sent to you for the swap. Happy Summer!
StagKing rated for NH: Send a PC, Get a PC swap on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I totally didn't recognize it was London until you mentioned it. I hope to see them all in person someday!
Response: You are welcome. I wanted to surprise you with this current London PC, not usual sites to see. Its fascinating the futuristic sculptures, architectures being built in London now. Wondering when the futuristic bldngs come to other cities in USA?
noname13 rated for FS ~ I found my PC's! on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for this beautiful postcard!
Response: You are welcome, I'm happy you like & enjoy the PCs I send to you in the swap. Thank you for the rating. Hope you have a wonderful summer.
Irene rated for CPG Summer Quote on a PC - Global on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Alice in Wonderland quote. 🌼🌼🌼
Response: You are welcome Irene. The summery flowery quote from Alice in Wonderland Disney movie is one of my favorites. Hope you have a Happy Summer.
vontakk rated for Pixar PC Swap #3 on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you soooo much!!!
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you liked the Disney - Pixar Buzz Lightyear PC I sent to you for the swap. Thank you for the rating. Happy Summer!
Comment: thank you for he post card the otters are very cute :)
Response: You are welcome. As a lover of animals I thought your would enjoy seeing a PC with view of Otters. Yes, they are so cute looking. Thank you for the rating. Happy Summer!

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yvonne401 on Feb 15, 2020:

Hi Kathy! I mailed you out a card today. Enjoy your weekend!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2020:

Hi Kathy!

Wishing you a Valentine's day filled with love, happiness and chocolate.

β€œGood friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

β€”Mark Twain

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

chimerix on Feb 13, 2020:

Thank you so much for the envie of lovely things from my CPG February Wishlist. I love the dragon card and PC - so wonderful. I can't decide if I should use the unicorn bookmark or put it on my wall. And the handmade envelopes are really cool. Aloha

sassafrass on Feb 7, 2020:

I'm so sorry for your loss. Words can't help numb the pain I know you are feeling. Please know that I am thinking about you and keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers β™₯

notme78 on Feb 6, 2020:

So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and rest of the family. Love.

LahDeeDah on Feb 3, 2020:

My deepest condolences to you on the loss of your brother, Kathy.

sassafrass on Jan 23, 2020:

Wishing you a speedy recovery! Take care of yourself and feel better soon β™₯

joppagirl on Jan 21, 2020:

Thanks for the deco RAK and New Year's card!

user6937 on Jan 17, 2020:

I forgot to mention the wonderful postage stamps you used on the envelope - LOVE!

user6937 on Jan 17, 2020:

The CPG Dec wishlist has made it to my house today! Thanks for the Xmas card with your chatty note, and postcards :)

Happy New Year!

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