Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 2:19 am


Date Joined: May 4, 2017
Last Online: March 20, 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.

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
Handwritten letters from you

Moleskine plain soft cover journal
Books of Fine Art Postcards
Old fashioned Letter Opener

things with pelicans, tiki's, crows, chickens, farm theme and or old barns, orchids, sunflowers, red poppies, seashells, coffee theme, poetry/poets, berries, chihuahua's, reading & writing, calligraphy, funky-whimsical art

Duochrome watercolor paints by Daniel Smith
Maimeri Acrylic Paints

Paper Making Kit/Handmade papers
Yupo paper, papyrus paper, vellum paper

Sealing Wax and unusual seals
(I always appreciate hand-drawn art)

Things I love

words 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
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!


armadillogal rated for ATC - Free Themed #78 (USA) on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute pelican....
rjdolphin rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: great card. thanks for the stickers
Jenicat rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Beautiful ATC as always. Thank you! 💜
Manifest rated for ATC: Wacky Chicken Drawing on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Loved the chickens. Like you, I found it hard to stop at just one! I pretty much feel all chickens are wacky chickens and that is part of their charm. Thanks!
luv2kraft rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely created hibiscus.I appreciate all the extras.
Kskollections rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Cute as always!
Candyn29 rated for Music ATC inside and out on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you, your handwriting is so nice!!! I wish mine were, I need a lot of practice.
Candyn29 rated for ATC - Free Themed #77 (USA) on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Candyn29 rated for ATC - Free Themed #76 (USA) on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Fantastic cards
Comment: Thanks for the atc's & extras.
MyRetroSoul rated for ATC: Crow Drawing on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: WHAT!? This card is so cute!!!! I love sock monkeys and this stuffed crow with his sweet button eye is perfect. You are always impressing me.Thank you so much. Thank you for asking about my husband. He’s leaving on Tuesday so I really did slow down on swaps this time. LOL! We are used to these kinds of separations since we’ve been a military family for about 8 years. The plan is to continue swapping but only join if i can complete the art piece before the sign up date.
urocyonfox rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the hibiscus atc, always a pleasure to receive handdrawn atcs <3
marianne81 rated for INTL H/D Free theme ATC on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the beautifull flower you draw on my ATC. Also thanks for the little extra's :)
jillybird rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: I love the cheerful sunflower ATC! It makes me look forward to summer days to come. The extra bits are all wonderful too! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!
jannieb rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the wonderfully drawn ATC. I love it!! Thank you for all the goodies as well. Take care :)
MyRetroSoul rated for ATC - Free Themed #68 (USA) on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this awesome Tiki ATC. I love it and the extras are great and I will put them to good use. I’ve been thinking of you and hope you are doing well. I keep trying to slow down on swapbot in antipation of my husband leaving town in a few days. My kids will out number me. LOL! But I can’t seem to stop swapping so you will probably see me continue to sign up for your swaps. LOL!
Lovinatcs rated for HD Tiki Mask ATC and Mail Art on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Absolutely love the atc card, beautiful envelope, and appreciate all the extras!!! Thank you for the time and effort you put into this swap!!!
tishttr1 rated for ATC - Free Themed #70 (USA) on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Another Lovely ATC - Thank You :-)
tishttr1 rated for ATC - Free Themed #69 (USA) on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Nice ATC -- Thank You :-)
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #67 (USA) on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: thank you again for the beautiful card!!

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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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