Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2017 7:57 am


Date Joined: December 25, 2009
Last Online: November 19, 2017

Country: Canada
My sendsomething.net profile

Sticky Note

I am away for work for the next few months. There will be a delay in rating swaps I receive.

Thank you to @jannikinz , @Traceyk , @runswithscizzors and @dearguppy for angeling swaps for me.

Favorite Crafts

acrylic painting; my usual style involves heavily diluting the paint so the results look a lot like watercolours:

Arabian ibis

poetry; I'm influenced by modern and contemporary Canadian poetry, surrealism, language poetry, and the "undifferentiated mass" of poetry by 20-something American poets with eyesore webzines.

Favourite Craft Themes

birds (owls, pelicans, crows and magpies)

ocean (jellies, sea stars, algae)

space (stars, nebulae, planets and moons)

fantasy and science fiction (original or myth-based)

extinct animals (stegosaurus, dimetrodon, pterodactyl)

cities (skylines, signs, cities at night)

Favourite Colours

blue, turquoise, neon green & black, purple & black, pink & brown

Items I Like to Receive

handmade things:

  • flat art with hand-drawn or painted elements
  • I love receiving mail in decorated (painted, collaged, etc.) envelopes
  • handmade envelopes
  • handmade stickers
  • poems or short stories written by you
  • city, landscape or bird photos
  • necklaces
  • handsewn things (bags, hair accessories, ...)
  • FBs, decos and slams - but please message me before sending! Sometimes I don't have anyone to pass them along to, so they'd just get stuck here.


  • vegetarian recipes with few ingredients or mostly very common ingredients
  • humour articles from college newspapers
  • poetry that is not well-known outside a certain country or region
  • writing about, or pictures of, contemporary art

storebought things:

  • kawaii stationery
  • kawaii stickers
  • Sharpies in colours other than black
  • scrunchies
  • socks

tea (must be in package):

  • with coconut
  • with vanilla
  • nettlewort
  • most teas, really, but please don't send mint or rooibos if you can avoid it

My swap-bot Policies


I will rate a 1 if a swapper has not sent their swap or messaged me within two weeks of the swap deadline. I will change this rating to a 5 when I receive something.


I always notify the sender when I receive a tag.

General Interests

contemporary art, including collage/mixed media, installation art, performance art, relational art projects, painting. I have no training in this subject, and I have no ambitions to be an artist myself, but I've worked in an artist-run centre as a writing student.

poetry, especially modern, postmodern and avant-garde American and Canadian poetry and Canadian nature poetry/ecopoetry. However, I like most poetry, including some that rhymes.

biology, especially evolutionary theory, ecology (aquatic, terrestrial and marine), and environmental conservation.

pop music; I have terrible taste and listen to hypem.com constantly. Hip-hop, techno, bubblegum, indie rock. I'm in a music video for Tegan and Sara, and I've been to multiple concerts by them as well as by Wilco and Hawksley Workman. But mostly I listen to electronic music.

manga and comics, my respective favourites being Sailor Moon and Saga. I also like Kuromi and other cute Japanese and Korean stationery characters.


ariestess rated for My Playlist in October 2017 on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Definitely some stuff to check out in Spotify!
Mrrranda rated for My Playlist in October 2017 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thx! Re: Santigold, have you seen her in this Wanagechi Mutu piece? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMZSCfqOxVs
Comment: I usually don't dabble with the more pop side of things much but I was pleasantly surprised by the majority of these.
Comment: thank you
christy102194 rated for Adult Coloring PC INTL #56 on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: I think it looks great anyways! :)
CruStA rated for Adult Coloring PC INTL #55 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: What beautiful vibrant colors on the bird. Love it very much. Thank You!! :)
yukapinku rated for **Loose Sticker Swap!** on Oct 8, 2017
Comment: Hi Beth! The swap finally arrived today! Thank you so much for the stickers specially for the tiny ones :D Greetings ;)
Comment: thanks
Suncloud rated for Hand-drawn Fashion Drawing PC on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. It made my day. The time and effort you put into creating it shows. You are very talented.
VASaint rated for Medicinalia Postcard Swap # 12 on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Great postcard, Beth! And, congrats (to both of you) for finishing the MCAT! I have some weird eye things too (funky optic nerve), so I'm always volunteering to let the EM residents do ultrasounds on my eyes to see if they can find the weird parts!
Comment: I've skimmed the first page of your letter and look forward to replying to you! Thank you very much for the postcards-- they're perfect!!
Response: You're welcome!:)
darkxangel84 rated for long-term Geek/Nerd penpals on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the letter and cute pony things.
Response: Wow, can't believe you got it already!
LegacyHardware rated for Science Postcard Swap #1 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Hi Beth We so love your card of Cecilia Payne. Reading about her achievements is so inspiring. Your decoration of the card with stars and B&W stamps so fits the theme. Love it! Very Nice.
charlottes rated for **Loose Sticker Swap!** on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the stickers :)
Comment: So nice, thank you!
mandigutterrose rated for Random PC International #5 on Jul 27, 2017
metammi123 rated for Random PC International #5 on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: we love the beach too ... sand in bathing suite SUCKS lol
irishconnie rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #2 on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Ty so much for the beautiful things. i would give you more hearts if i could xxx
TakenByChance rated for Outer Space PC Swap #4 on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: I love this card and the Star Trek stamp you chose ☺️ And I enjoyed reading what you wrote πŸ’• Your drawing of Saturn in a hurry also gave me the giggles. Thank you.
ultrameganerd rated for Notecard + Tea #1 on Jun 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your swap, the tea loved it! Thanks for the details of sailor moon.

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LadySunshine on Nov 18, 2017:


Saw your request on Wishlists November 2017, Hope you'll have a pleasant day!

wolfeagle on Nov 13, 2017:


Don't let the swap-bot bullies ruin your day.

mgallardo68 on Sep 20, 2017:

@bblue I just received a handpainted postcard from you. What a lovely surprise!!! Thank you so much!!!! β™₯β™₯

Paige1900 on Aug 3, 2017:

Thank You so much for the wonderful Profile Surprise envie I received today. Everything was fantastic! :)

piratecaptainmo on Aug 2, 2017:

Thank you for the Happy Mail Tag! It's wonderful!

mgallardo68 on Jul 31, 2017:

mgallardo68 on Jul 31, 2017: Hi @bblue Glad it arrived. You still have something else arriving for this tag. Today or tomorrow should be there. The other tag (stickers one), will take a bit longer as it is an international shipping but is already shipped.

Delete bblue on Jul 31, 2017: Thanks for the postcard book ("Lost Ocean") you sent for the "7 wishes a day" tag. I like the postcards, and I really appreciate the effort you took on this tag after it wasn't received the first few times. I wish you good luck with your mail and a good mail day. =) Thanks again!!

sweetpea22 on Jul 18, 2017:

Thank you SO much for the Quick I need tag ~Love the washi samples & cute stickers! ;o))

piratecaptainmo on Jul 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the PF pick 2 tag you sent! I am in love with these post cards!

tcornell on May 6, 2017:

I received the sweet Kawaii goodies today, thanks a bunch!

sweetpea22 on May 1, 2017:

Thank you so much for the washi samples, tea and cute stickers for the I wish for .... tag!

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