Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2017 4:34 am


Date Joined: May 4, 2017
Last Online: October 16, 2017
Birthday: June 13
Country: United States
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Gifts and words of affirmation are my love languages.

It's difficult to write that first letter, I know. If you are writing me to, relax. Tell me anything, I am not here to judge. I revel in the diversity of people and cultures. Religion is not my thing, but it's ok if it's yours. Be WHO you ARE and be real. I will be. If all that is too much, tell me what you are passionate about or jot some thoughts on the things I have listed as likes. Just have fun writing, that it the point. I'll listen. Coffee and conversation is one of my favorite pastimes. Since we can't meet for coffee, pretend--and order what you will. :)

I love deciphering people's handwriting--your handwriting is as unique as your fingerprint--so do hand write if you are willing. Doodle, draw, decorate...it's all good. Know that I will find joy in receiving a letter whether it's a "get to know you", a "brain dump", a rant or an artistic expression. Just write.

About me

"I believe that creativity is a force of enchantment--not entirely human in its origins." --Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic

I am an artist. My mediums of choice are watercolor, and acrylic. I love all kinds of art. I just started a wheel throwing pottery class. It feels amazing!

I think sharing art is the greatest way to pass time--aside from making it.

I am also an author. I have published 3 books of poetry. I'm not into the sappy yucky love stuff, just the guts and grit of life, bearing witness to nature and finding words where others might not have any.

I love Nature! I grew up on a small farm with a huge garden so I think I'm somewhat old fashioned in a way. I love ferns, lichens, moss, the deep greens of trees and plants. I love being at the edge of a stream (or anywhere near water) watching birds or bugs or whatever comes by. I freeze and can my food from the garden, I cook and bake. I recycle like crazy and I got my M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences with a focus on Ecocriticism. If you know what that is, message me and let's write immediately.

MUSIC is the fluidity we need between languages. I love to listen to my Valley of the Clouds CD while I paint. Instrumentals soothe me.

I began piano at a young age and love all things jazz, classic or chorale. I also adore: PINK, Adele, Pentatonix, Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran. I'm also an 80's girl, so punk and butt-rock still find their way into my sound waves.

Sometimes, I do play a song on repeat, OR dork out while "driver's seat dancing."

I love READING! I do not limit my interests in reading as I have found something to love in every genre (though I have not tried a graphic novel yet). Lately, I have been reading books by James Rollins. Subject-wise, I have also loved novels about art, writing, readers, and even witches. As for poetry, Mary Oliver and William Stafford still top my list.

Wish list

Vellum Journal
Leather bound journal
Moleskine plain soft cover journal
Books of Fine Art Postcards
Letter Opener

Candle snuffer
Amethyst Crystal Ball Large chunks of quartz crystals
Blue Cornflower (dried herb)
Red Clover (dried herb)
Nag Champa incense
Cute hand-made "kitchen witch"
small cast iron cauldron-like bowl
pestal and mortar

ATC Sleeves
Conte (brand) pastel pencils
Daniel Smith acrylic & watercolor paints/duochrome
Maimeri Acrylic Paints
Paper Making Kit
Book Binding Tools

Frames for ATC's
decorated boxes
cigar boxes (wooden)

gift cards -Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, Daniel Smith (Art Supply store based in Seattle), Michael's, JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, Amazon

Rubber Stamps of : a poppy, sunflower, sun, moon, snowman, small alphabet, goldfish, lemons, charlie brown (and snoopy)

Things I love

FINE ART: Lori Preusch, Bekki Killoran, Melissa Cole, Laurel Birch, Marjolein Bastian
Dr. Seuss Charlie Brown and Snoopy Venetian Court Jesters masquerade balls
Frida Kahlo
instrumental music
theater and opera
the moon
small cafes
white string lights
purple and orange
Farmer's Markets
coffee and chai tea
silver (especially jewelry)
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...
crushed ice
postage stamps wind chimes
research, reading, writing
my cats and my Chihuahua
midnight swimming
funky frames for art

ICK! / NO Thank you

I am not trying to be rude, just trying to save you some expense/waste by asking you please, do NOT send me anything with snakes, gore, kiddie stickers, teacher/reward themed items, dish towels, make up, sticky notes or memo/list pads, flowery fragrances, key chains, food, tea or paper ripped from a spiral notebook--that drives me nuts.

Also NO political or religious propaganda, discriminatory language or images.

Much obliged!


Germanbaby77 rated for GINGERBREAD MAN ATC + on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Nice job on the gingerbread ATC! i love how he turned out.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable hipster sloth ATC. I love it! 💜
MyRetroSoul rated for ATC Using crayons on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: I love the ATC you made for me and love the envelope full of fun stuff. Thank you so much! I’ve really enjoyed your swaps!
turtles27 rated for Starfish ATC on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: I love the ATC and wonderful goodies! Thank you so much!
Mammybarnes rated for ATC: Newspaper Cityscape on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Great ATC well done❤️❤️❤️Thanks for all the great extras. I have never been to Washington, Seattle looks like a fun place to visit
Kskollections rated for GINGERBREAD MAN ATC + on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Love the country look of it. Reminds me of my stepmom!
Nallen rated for RANDOM ACTS on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Got the package today! Thanks!
Bridgette rated for GINGERBREAD MAN ATC + on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Super cute!!!💙
Bridgette rated for Starfish ATC on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Beautiful package! I LOVE getting envelopes from you!💙
Conni59 rated for ATC using colored pencil on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Love the colored pencil peacock feather and the cheerful, happy stickers! Thank you ❤️
AnnaL rated for ATC: Lemons + Surprise on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much Kathryn for the wonderful ATC card and goodies, I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend, AnnaL.
KaurinMarie rated for GILMORE GIRLS Pocket Letter on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Super cute pocket letter, makes me want to start GG again! & especially thanks for the stamp set! I love it so much! Thank You!!!!
BrianFox13 rated for Magick Mail on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: This was amazing I had no idea what to expect, my favourite item was the small glass vial and I loved the way it smelled when I opened the box.
Response: I'm so glad you like it!
emmaswaps rated for ATC: Lemons + Surprise on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: thank you for the nice envelope of lemon things
Smiley69 rated for PEANUTS box of fun on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for SO MANY awesome Peanuts items!!! FUN swap :-)
Comment: Thank you for the great sugar skull. It is perfect for my collection. Just a few more and I will make them into a framed art piece! Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona
uhohbabyos rated for HD/HP ANYTHING on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Beautiful painting. Loved the magnet, always need more of these for our fridge. Have a great week.
Comment: I loved everything about the Frida atc and the extra art goodness. Super Awesome! ❤️❤️❤️
DCasey rated for Dr. Seuss ATC on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: thanks for the cute atc🐞

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njstauter on Oct 13, 2017:

I am so amazed by what you sent. And I feel honored that you thought of me with such care. The Raven is by far the most beautiful example of quilling I have ever seend. The journal, coffee and bar of soap will go to good use. I was just getting down in my supplies of all three. Again, Thank you.

thebragal on Sep 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for angeling the Art of Calligraphy swap. You can see what I sent on my Intagram if you wish (linked on my profile). What you sent was lovely!

esmy77 on Sep 6, 2017:

Thank you for the gorgeous ATC,

the elegant envelope and calligraphy!!!

snail mail by esmeralda3

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