Swap-bot Time: July 5, 2020 9:39 pm


Date Joined: May 11, 2013
Last Online: July 5, 2020

Country: United States


My name is Carroll, spelled that way due to my father's desire for it to seem more Irish. I do appreciate when people take notice and spell it correctly!

I have been a red headed army brat gypsy kid for fifty three years now, born in Germany and traveled all over. Settled down these past 17 or so years to give my kids a more stable growing up time. We've nestled into the back country of Vermont, it is nigh on the most idyllic place we could have chosen. I do miss public transportation and easy access to museums and such. My number one son has left the nest. He spent a year volunteering at the place where he was born in Northern Ireland and is now gainfully employed in Germany, with his girlfriend, yay!!! I miss him more than I thought I would! The second son who had apologized for any teenage behavior in advance is now a teenage kid who is ever so pleased to be out from under his older brother's shadow! We play kickball together every day. He is insanely taller than me now., making me the shortest person in the family.. Hubs is a supportive partner in all ways and I adore him for that as well as many other fine attributes. I do art to keep my sanity, it's a thing I have always done and I will tie a brush on my hand if I have to in order to keep on being able to! I have chickens and ducks for eggs and three pet geese who are so cute... Two cats own us all, they are way too fluffy and could possibly add their hair to any project I undertake. So apologies to those allergic- there is no way to guarantee my sending won't have cat hair, though I do try.

I like ---- Spending a lot of time being creative such as mail art (zines, ATCs, postcards, art envelopes, etc...) wall painting, canvases, etc

Spending lots of time looking at art....

Taking care of my animals- cats, geese, chickens, ducks...

Cooking healthy foods from scratch, baking from scratch...Sometimes with recipes, mostly without, though I love reading cookbooks...

Gardens, forest trails, health food stores, art galleries, museums, second hand stores, art stores, books and book stores, coffee shops with second hand book stores, people watching!

Independent and foreign movies...

Polka dots, leaf patterns, doodles, skeletons and skulls, faces...

Pretty much all colors- reds, blues, greens, purples, yellows, oranges, turquoise, pinks, golds, silver...etc. My color heaven trifecta would be purple blue and green, highlighted with gold and glitter most likely..!

Old stuff-- ephemera, stamps, maps, letters, photos and tickets etc, icons, saints and symbols, bones, random rusty stuff, books that have been saved from being burned but have their edges singed and blackened...

Images of gods, goddesses, Buddhas, saints, holy peeps and animals of all kinds...

Book pages especially in other languages, ATCs, all postcards- handmade, old, new, tourist, quirky, art, and everything in between, artist stickers, artistamps, artist doodles and dawdles and dingles and dangles...

Drawing, painting, and collage.....

Articulated paper dolls...


mermaids, witches, weirdos, strange other beings...

Stuff which is self imagined and made rather that assembled from precrafted products...

Abandoned things...found items, bits and pieces, leaves, flowers, bark, shells, bones, pebbles, rusty things, seedpods, pine cones, butterfly wings...

Entrances into secret realms..

Interesting words and quotes...

Animals- especially hippos, elephants, owls, crows and ravens, butterflies, cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, geese...oh yes, and the fantasy creatures, mustn't forget them!


Angelled by the kind SFreer for the Merry Mushrooms swap...Many thanks Shannon, it's wonderful! Thank you to Stephanie for angelling the DIY pattern design envelope swap, I love it!

A note

Please note that I post a lot of my mail art on instagram. I often post as stuff gets finished , so don't peek if you are my swap partner and don't want to see anything early...I took the link off as some people had a hard time resisting and then felt disappointed when the swap came and it wasn't a surprise..? Send a message if you want to go there.

Please Do Not Send

Scented stuff, including personal sprays, room refresher products, body products such a perfume and cologne, scratch and sniff or other scent imbued things... This is becoming more important as the years roll along. Please please, I cannot keep such things around!

Smoky stuff, I quit smoking years ago, and the smell is crazy yuck now even when sprayed with the above...


Drink items, unless a swap requires them

Disney or other cartoon brands

Religious solicitations, even the gentlest are unnecessary!


Comment: Loved the arch and I did see the starry night, my favorite!! Thank you for the lovely work!!
Response: I am so glad you like it... Thank you for the hearty!
goosey rated for AB: GA Series - Person with Wings on Jun 12, 2020
Comment: i love everything about this arched card! the colors and textures are sublime! thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad it arrived and you like it!... Thanks for the hearty!
stephiedee rated for OMAE: Spring Card Exchange on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely wonderful card, Carroll! It really brought the Spring happies. Love the little raccoon on the back, too! 💖🦝️
Response: I saw on insta that the little 'coon sticker made it! Yay for spring! Thnks for the hearty ..!
Juniebird rated for OMAE: Spring Card Exchange on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the super colorful and cheerful envelope & happy Spring card! It was a real joy to find it in my mailbox. =) Best wishes, stay safe, & take care!
Response: You be safe too... Yay for spring! Thanks for the heaarty..!
Aeon rated for OMAE: Spring Card Exchange on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: SQUEEEEEEE!!!!! I was SO excited when I opened my mailbox today and saw your super FUN doodled envelope waiting for me! Thank you so much! I was having a tough day and you really brightened it! ❤❤
Response: Always happy to hear happy mail brightened someone's day! Yay for spring! Thanks for the hearty..!
stephiedee rated for Big 4-0 Paper Party on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Hi Carroll! Thank you so much for the amazing packet of paper goodies -- there's lots of great stuff I'm looking forward to using. I love your painted papers especially and the fold-out butterfly thingies are neat. Thanks for coming to my party! 🤗🎂💖
Response: Never responded to this. Meant to! Probably had the blahs. Thanks for the hearty rating and sorry your fortieth year includes the Rona..
Tara rated for AAA: Challenge #1 on Sep 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your collaged vellum face. It's interesting with all it's layers. Unfortunately the art on the envelope is missing.
Response: As @blueseabliss pionted out to me, I didn't follow the directions re the art on the envelope... I did put stickers that I created from my own art on them, but she felt that didn.t qualify... I wouldn't be surprised if it/they didn't stick through the long jorney! Thank you for rating a five anyway!
Comment: See private message
Response: Thank you for rating.
dobie256 rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. I had my mail held over the holiday weekend. Thanks for the fabulous swap package! The envelope is amazing. So much cool detail to enjoy (love the elephants and bunny!) Your coins are two of the best I've ever received and I am thrilled to add them to my collection. The hand painted face is stunning. Thank you thank you! <3<3<3<3<3
Response: No problem! Thanks for the kind and hearty rating...I am so glad you enjoyed my sending, that really makes my day!
thevmatt rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
thevmatt rated for MMA: Abstract ATC on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much!!
Response: Welcome!
gillman rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Love them!!!!!! Also thank you for the art mail envelope-i love your envies!!!
Response: You are welcome, I am trying to loosen up with these guys...
renmagpie rated for MMA: Abstract ATC on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for such an interesting ATC! The materials and composition of this were very cool. xoxo
Response: I was aiming for something under-the-sea-ish... many thanks for your kind and hearty!
WoodlandBanshee rated for AAA: Challenge #2 on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: thank you!
Response: You are welcome!
geekgirl1001000 rated for AAA: Challenge #1 on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: great ATC! good job on the challenge elements. Love the color scheme.
Response: Thanks! Love me a good challenge swap...
Comment: AWESOME papers!!! Thank you, Carroll!!
Response: They were fun to make!
Comment: Thanks so much!!
Response: You're totes welcome!
Comment: Thanks for your contribution to my zine! I love the contrast of the black and white birds! Chocolate makes me happy too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: This was such a fun project! <3<3<3
derakisu rated for AAA: Summer Fun on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your ATC, it made me wish *I* had a hammock. :)
Response: Hammocks should be rated as therapy tools... Thanks for you kind and hearty!

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kiddomerriweather on Jul 2, 2020:

Thank you for the OMAE PC+ tag! It's so colorful and pretty. I love the rainbow border. Roller skates were one of my favorite toys as a child, too. I think I'd be terrified to put on a pair now. I'd be afraid I'd hurt myself. Oh the days of fearlessness.

Poftoffel on Jun 30, 2020:

The APRIL showers postcard arrived today... I think it went on a little world tour ^^ thank you!!

Singske on Jun 29, 2020:

Thanks for your OMAE May RAK. After reading your lovely zine I did a little happy dance! 😉 Hugs♥️

kiddomerriweather on Jun 27, 2020:

Thank you for the OMAE June RAK! The collaged ATCoin is really cool and I can't wait to use the pretty flower die cuts. Kudos on cleaning off your table top. An avalanche would've been bad.

RockyBeach on Jun 24, 2020:

Thanks for your zine for the OMAE RAK! I love the cute drawings! I feel a little urge to start coloring them. :)

Ciska76 on Jun 20, 2020:

More OMEA RAK attack mail this weekend. I received your April RAK postcard today. Thank you so much. Love the little creature on the postcard. Stay safe and Art on! ❤️

Ciska76 on Jun 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for your lovely zine. Love the drawings. Every page brought another smile on my face. Thank you!

Poftoffel on Jun 19, 2020:

Thank you for the cool zine! I love seeing how they are made and this was a fun one :D

chimerix on Jun 17, 2020:

Thanks for the fun Zine for the OMAE May RAK. Aloha

Heynowokay on Jun 17, 2020:

Love, love, love the zine for the OMAE May RAK. Thank you so much! :)

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