Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2018 5:15 pm


Date Joined: May 11, 2013
Last Online: March 23, 2018

Country: United States


I have been a red headed army brat gypsy kid for fifty one 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 flickr and instagram. I 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!


CurlyTea rated for Mixed Media Art Challenge - March on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: I love her! Thanks for the awesome back ground info and the artwork is fabulous.
smmarrty rated for FCMA: Year of the Dog on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: It is awesome! Love the paint, the dogs, Elvis, the extras - all of it. Thanks a bunch.
Response: Yay...Thanks for the kind and hearty!
Anettethhjertnes rated for Mixed Media Boners on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: I think I was about to die, so funny and when it came down to it so beautiful.
Response: Haha yes! I had a lot of fun, ended up with two more cards which I must find homes for.... Thanks for the hearty!
DragonflyDreamer rated for HMPC: Postcard Plus #1 on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for such a pretty PC! Daffodils AND dragonflies = instant mailbox happiness!
Response: Yay! Thanks for the hearty!
turtles27 rated for FCMA: Rubber Stamped on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: I love the envelope! I'm definitely not a perfect stamper either. Lol
Response: Yay!...Thanks for the kind and hearty!
Angie rated for MA: Monochrome Blue Postcard USA on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Hey hey! Very cool postcard. I agree. The blue and brown/gold is quite lovely together. Thank you very much for the postcard!
Response: Thank you for the kind an hearty Angie!
Comment: Love this envie and the clear bookmark. Thanks!!
Response: Thanks for the kind and hearty..!
Comment: Thank you for the FUN envelope! I'll be hosting more of these swaps, as I seem to be in the envie-altering mood these days! :)
Response: One of my fave types of mailart they are! Thanks for the kind and hearty...Will sign up!
karategirl46 rated for LOP Forest ATC on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: I really love my forest ATC! I'm still hoping the first one shows up. Thank you for taking the time to make a second. You're the best!
Response: It would be cool if it did... Thanks for the kind and hearty!
Comment: Purple perfection! Thank you for the super fun postcard. Looks like the kinda folk I should be hanging out with.
Response: Ya me too....thanks for the kind and hearty!
Angie rated for MA: Fortune Favors the Brave on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Awww! Yay! I saw this somewhere in one of your feeds and I admired it so much! Now it's mine. So precious! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful art with me. British? Do you think? LOL! Ha! Thanks again!
Response: Ya, like a really perky Brit, ya know?! Always glad to send some dog art love your way! Thanks for the kind and hearty...
Comment: GORGEOUS! Thank you so much! It's always so much fun to swap with you!!
Response: I feel the same about swapping with you... Thank you for the kind and hearty!
scrappycats rated for Feelin' the Love Art Hearts on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: thank you for all the hearts!
Response: You are welcome... Thank you for rating!
Comment: No snow or cold here! Just lots of rain! Squishy feet! Thanks for a fun card!
Response: Oof, we have a spell of rain every January, it is crazy but happens every year...many thanks for the kind and hearty rating!
Comment: Your envie is very nice. I love the colours. And thank you for the extra's. The photo is lovely with the tekst that the photo is taken of there little home (for me a very big home ;-))
Response: Thank you for the kind and hearty rating... I imagined that they had a large family in that lovely home!
Comment: Thank you, very lovely, I especially like that some parts are shimmery paint, looks really good!
Response: I am loving all things shimmery these days... Thanks for the kind and hearty!
shinyserra rated for Copy Cat Advent / Countdown Swap on Jan 4, 2018
Comment: I got your re-send. Thank you very much! Sorry for the late rate!
Response: All is good!
Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the late rate!
Response: Thanks and no problem!
Tigerlilyknotwise rated for Day *25* Last Advent Swap on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Wow! What an amazing-looking envelope! Can't wait to open it up on the 25th! :) Edit December 25: Thank you for a fun package! Love the bunny rabbit tea tag, the kitty Christmas card and the sheet music paper, and so excited to play with the sepia Micron pen! Merry Christmas!!
Response: Yesss...heehee and happy happy! Thanks for the hearty! Aren't pens just the best? Said the total pen addict whose son got her some lusted after pens, the dear dear boy... All the best!
Comment: I love my paper doll! She is beautiful and will be prominently displayed in my studio along with the other pieces of Carroll I have! Thank you so much!
Response: Yay! And your wondrous mermaid arrived today too and I'm totally in love! I am more than willing to swap with you again if you still want to make more articulated dolls... Thanks for the hearty!

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pkpeace on Mar 7, 2018:

I hope you guys aren't getting any of this snow! 18 inches, ugh! Have a happy day! xo

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

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cbzcando on Dec 24, 2017:

I love these Christmas holly doilies! (Copy cat advent) Going to use them today to spruce up some presents. Thanks for sharing! 🎄❄️☃️

pkpeace on Dec 13, 2017:

Also thank you for the make up envelope! You're kindness is appreciated!!

pkpeace on Dec 13, 2017:

Carroll! Thank you for the beautiful tea bag art pieces! I will always cherish them and will display them proudly.... going to be framed tomorrow!

Bhindblueeyes on Dec 11, 2017:

Welcome to Idiosyncratic Unicorns!!!
Stay majestic!

CurlyTea on Nov 28, 2017:

Snowball Fight!

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

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