Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2018 5:27 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2017
Last Online: August 14, 2018
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.

Clarification: by "deciphering" I mean that I can usually read the most abominable handwriting and would prefer that to something typed out.

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 and pottery.

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

I am also an author. I have published 4 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.

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: P!NK, 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). 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

Artwork by YOU (I always appreciate hand-drawn or painted art)

Handwritten letters from you

old postage stamps Books of Fine Art Postcards
Old fashioned Letter Opener

things with pelicans, tiki's, crows, chickens, farm themes and or old barns, orchids, sunflowers, red poppies, seashells, coffee/espresso, cats, dogs, goats, fish, mermaids, chihuahua's, books, women, poetry/poets, farmer's markets, Frida Kahlo, berries, chihuahua's, reading & writing, shoes, Calvin & Hobbes, Snoopy, calligraphy, funky-whimsical art...

Yupo paper, papyrus paper, vellum paper

Sealing Wax and unusual seals

Things I love

book stores
snowflakes and snowmen
Children's Books
Flannel Sheets
Chai Tea Lattes
Whimsical things
Little White lights
the Sea
Nature Walks
Ginko and Oak leaves
unique coffee shops
Snoopy, Calvin & Hobbes
Skippy John Jones (Children's Book Series)
art galleries
masquerade balls
Frida Kahlo
ancient manuscripts
Botanical drawings
instrumental music
theater and opera
the moon
small cafes
white string lights
vibrant colors
Farmer's Markets
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...
crushed ice
postage stamps
wind chimes
research, reading, writing
my cats (Lily & Piper)
my Chihuahua (Luna)
midnight swimming
funky frames for art
Spoken Word poetry

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, confetti, glitter packets, dish towels, make up, sticky notes or memo/list pads, flowery fragrances, perfumed lotions or soaps -- I am allergic --, 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!


fbresnah rated for Join 8/9, Send PC 8/10~ US ONLY on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card! I absolutely LOVE owls (2nd to cats).
nadithings rated for Sticker Variety on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: thanks for the stickers!
dcp0112 rated for Free Themed Watercolor ATC USA on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful watercolor, the envelope was decorated/colored beautifully too, love it! Thanks
Cgscdy rated for SCOOBY DOO! ATC + MA & Flat surprise on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Tysm for my Scooby ATC and the stamps ( way cute)!.
Michelle0329 rated for HD Black and White ATC (USA) on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Loved it thank you!!
soccer8s rated for Join 8/7, Send PC 8/8-US ONLY on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Beautiful coin. Thank you :)
doodlebugdezines rated for Steampunk Art on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: O M G!!! Really love how you used all these various materials!!! Can’t wait to have it on my music room wall! Thank you ❤️😍
Response: SO glad you liked it!
grannysimpson rated for Sticker Variety on Aug 6, 2018
kittyhahahotbot rated for Sticker Variety on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely sticker variety!
WoodlandBanshee rated for 4 random twinchies , on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the late rating, I was on holidays!!
qbee rated for ATC - Free Themed #128 (USA) on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: thank you, Debbie
qbee rated for ATC - Free Themed #127 (USA) on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: thank you, Debbie
Jippiefant rated for Summer ATC - International on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely ATC and cute goodies!
ScrapHappySewer rated for ATC - Free Themed #122 (USA) on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the great atc and all of the extras!
Cgscdy rated for ATC - Free Themed #123 (USA) on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Ty for the cute snoopy ATC(& goodies).
SamiE rated for ATC - Free Themed #126 (USA) on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Love the creature. Thanks so much.
SamiE rated for ATC - Free Themed #124 (USA) on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Love the little sexy guy. Thanks and thanks for the extras.
GinaCV rated for FREE THEMED ATC #3 USA on Jul 16, 2018
kfaye rated for Something Very Special on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: This was indeed a very special swap. Thank you <3

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Xira on Mar 8, 2018:

Thank you so much for your surprise mail: the happy envelope, the cute stickers and everything else (I do not know the English words for :) A very happy mailday here! Best wishes! Barbara

kfaye on Dec 14, 2017:

You are a spreader of love and happiness. people like you are few and far between. I believe this is what we are all here for and you are a shining example to others. Thank you for being you <3

PrairieKittin on Dec 1, 2017:

Thank you for the kind thoughts. Thank you for being "you". It's appreciated more than you know.

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2017:

Love love love my ATC you made me!! Thank you! CPG Make me an ATC Swap

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.

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