Swap-bot Time: April 17, 2024 7:35 am


Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: April 17, 2024
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
My art on Flickr

About Me

I am rekindling my love for all things watercolor painting. Gaining back skills, hoarding new supplies, and making goals for entering shows and galleries. That is new on my bucket list.

I have really gotten into growing Dahlias in my garden this year, and joined my local Dahlia Society. Now my veggie garden has become mostly flowers, and only one quarter veggies, which is still plenty.

I joined a rowing gym called RowHouse which I absolutely fell in love with, it is so fun and I am watching myself get stronger.

I am a retired software engineer who is energized by peaceful nature environments, but drained by noise, crowds and hubbub. I live with my awesome husband among lots of fir trees on 20 acres of land.

I have an immature sense of humor at times (ok, all the time!) and am not offended at all by foul language, explicit music, fart jokes or anything like that. I just laugh and laugh at those things, heh.

I am allergic to perfumes or anything scented.

My interests include (but are not limited to): organic gardening, nature journaling, boating, goats, nature, trees, birds, graphic design, art, computers, cats, learning craft projects of all kinds, animals, outdoors, hiking, decorating, landscaping, science, spirituality, the body/mind/spirit connection, fitness, nutrition, Spinning (indoor cycling, not wool:), learning about the history and origins of all religions of the world.

I am a digital image and font hoarder.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy making prayer flags to string for the garden.

I like to laminate bookmarks. Not as crazy as I used to be with my laminator. Hmmm, I should resurrect that.

I like to do mixed media art and watercolor.

I got a bunch of crap to do "slow stitch meditation which I find enjoyable.

I enjoy making stickers with my laser printer along with the Print and Cut feature of my Silhouette Cameo machine.

I started reading more last year, I really like historical fiction. Also really like Matt Haig books.

Favorite Colors

I love bright/saturated/vibrant/vivid colors.

A couple of my favorite color combos are blue and green, and also citrus colors combo of lime/lemon/orange

Some favorite things

Themes I like:

♥ Bicycles

♥ Vintage Fruit Crate Labels

♥ Clippy (the old MS Office Assistant)

♥ Ukulele

♥ Cats

♥ Red poppies

♥ Winter/Summer Solstice, Spring/Fall Equinox, Yule

♥ Lemons, limes, oranges (especially lemons)

♥ Sea Turtles (my sacred Totem animal)

♥ Toast with cute face

♥ Snails and garden slugs (cute ones, not actual slimy ones)

♥ Goats. Goats. Did I mention LOVING Goats?

♥ Spiritual, yoga, mandalas, prayer flags, personal growth, inspirational things, goal setting

♥ Hand letter or collage of these words and phrases: "Liberation", "Simplify", "Slow Down", "Routine", "Stay present", "Posture", "Chew Your Food", "Beauty".

♥ The Sun, the moon

♥ Haiku written by you

♥ Dandelions (both the flowers and the seed head); Daisies

♥ Strawberries with the foliage

♥ Anything Food with cute faces

♥ Old style Smokey the Bear

♥ Any items/art/craft that you are passionate about creating by hand -- I love to see everyone's creative side come out.

♥ Just mentioning goats again

A few ideas/inspirations for tangible items.

(handmade or gently used as well):

♥ Those little solar powered creatures that wobble when you set them on a bright windowsill

♥ Whirlygig/spinner/wind sock for my garden (dollar stores have these or would love handmade too)

♥ Fabric scraps, prints or solids - at least 6"x12" if ya got it

♥ Hand carved stamps

♥ Hand or dish towels in citrus colors of lime, lemon or orange (or combo)

♥ Washi rolls or samples with cats, outer space, Van Gogh

♥ Hand drawn/Painted ATCs

♥ Altoids tin shrine

♥ Herbal or decaf tea ( not containing chamomile or hibiscus)

♥ Longshot: A few dollars worth of these lemon or strawberry 2 cent & 3 cent postage stamps that you can only buy in rolls of ten thousand . I thought maybe someone has a business that might have purchased rolls of these. See them HERE

Favorite Television

Ted Lasso, Physical, Clarkson's Farm, Stranger Things, The Blacklist, Orphan Black, Big Bang Theory, Glee, New Girl, Covert Affairs, PBS, Good Eats, Alias, Scrubs, Frasier, Seinfeld, Friends, Southpark, Jeopardy, Science shows, documentaries in general, Daily Show, Sherlock, Elementary, Downton Abbey, Travelers, ,Sense8, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Beforeigners.

Movies that I never get tired of watching:

You've Got Mail, Maid in Manhattan, Star Trek Insurrection, Star Trek Into Darkness, Chocolat, When Harry Met Sally, Legally Blonde, Bring It On, Groundhog Day, Zombie Land, Whip It, Juno, Big, Trading Places, Shawshank Redemption, Catch Me If You Can, The Equalizer, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Avengers genre

Dislikes/Please Do Not Send...

↓ For tea I drink herbal and decaf, but nothing containing chamomile or hibiscus (allergy).

↓ Please, NO bath/body products or scented candles or incense I am highly sensitive to chemically perfumed items, even just smelling them gives me a migraine. (things scented with authentic essential oils are OK)

↓ I don't need any blank journals or blank note/memo pads, don't need stationary, pens, or planner items. Especially, please, I beg of you, NO more page flags!! (lol).

↓ I don't need any pot holders.

↓ I am not into the altered/colorized vintage/victorian photographs of people, nor the Zetti style, nor steampunk. There is something about them that is just eery and disturbing to me. No children with wings, crowns or duncecaps. No cabbage rose/Victorian country style. I am not trying to criticize these styles if you love them, but they just are not my cup of tea and I cannot explain why they creep me out, they just do.

↓ No items that smell of cigarette smoke, or, especially don't try to cover it up with perfume (including scented dryer sheets -- triggers migraine -- sorry! I'd prefer to air out cigarette smoke than get a migraine!)

↓ No items that are the color "mauve" (I have a strange and passionate aversion to this color for whatever reason). The color "burgundy" or "wine" is a close runner up to disliking.

Non-swap Tracker




Comment: WOOHOO! thank you for the wonderful variety of goodies!!!
MiRdLHWY43 rated for Happy Swap-a-versary!! To Us! on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun swap and awesome stickers. I love this little toast guy on the envelope and wacky packages ( where did you find these?) And thanks for the really nice chatty Note as well. You should receive another envelope from me soon. The donkeys were a bonus and I guess they got there first. The Post office is going to post office no matter how I do things, lol ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. After reading your note, I could feel your discomfort. Hope you are feeling better now. Take care and keep on swapping...
Comment: What great stickers! Thanks so much. Glad to read about your mother.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG HD/HP May Flowers ATC - US on Jun 19, 2023
Comment: I am so impressed with your watercolor skills! Love this lovely atc!! I hope your gardens are bursting right now - we've had 20 days of no rain so mine is mostly dead, boo!!
Comment: Gorgeous! I love your Mail art!! Thanks for the letter and stickers! Nice meeting you too!
Ajijic rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 12 on Jul 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your lovely zine, your garden zine is really beautiful. What a lovely garden you have! BC
Softawoo rated for CPG Minizines #30 - Global on Jul 1, 2022
Comment: I love this swap, Sue, thank you!! Awesome stickers on the outside, for starters--who would've thought there was a half smile/willing hands sticker out there?? Also, of course, the zines are A+ (found poetry? heck yeah) and I'm always into a plant theme. I would definitely be interested in a DBT-related swap(s)--don't be offended if it takes me a billion years to PM you to get it going, though, because I tend to avoid my inbox for days on end. Lol.
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing minizines!!! And all the goodies you tucked in as well <3
Comment: I love these - so cute! The cat drawing technique is adorable and I love your garden zine - wish I had a yard to work in, still full of construction debris and 4 truckloads of gravel. Sigh. Next year!! Thank you very much!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful swap! I love your painted envie first of all and your zines are great! I looked up the artist you referenced and joined her fb page. Your gardens are already looking wonderful! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: These pockets are great and I just love all the goodies! The stickers and the mushroom ribbon are fantastic!❤️❤️
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Daily Q's PC #15 - Global on Apr 27, 2022
Comment: LOL, thank you for a great pc:) I need to look into planting primroses here - absolutely ground zero for landscaping with new construction. Do your blackberry bushes produce?? Yum!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Valentine and goodies! I'll have to check out the books you are reading to see if I might be interested in them. :D
ÇisnerosV rated for CPG 1 Sheet Minizine #11 - US on Aug 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. Loved the zine. My summer is good, this week has been cooler then the normally hot summer temps, but this weekend temps will rise once again. I too have been taking advantage of my garden. LOL!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG 1 Sheet Minizine #11 - US on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Love love LOVE your minizine:) So creative, funny and adorable!! I'm inspired! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you
Mello rated for ZMACS- Haiku Zine on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this colorful zine! Loved to read your Haikus!
Saba rated for ZMACS- Haiku Zine on Jun 21, 2021
Comment: This was so much fun! Thank you!
AmookIslandCreations rated for ZMACS- Haiku Zine on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this unique zine! And the warning! I love the snail mail card and stickers on the envie! Our "sea truck" is still up and running! Before we built our house, on the cliff, we were thinking about having the supplies, or even modular segments, brought in by a helicopter! I t continues to be an adventure! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: The warning? I can't remember what I wrote, lol.

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spotteddogs on Feb 17, 2024:

Thanks for the birthday wish from WW - February!

MiRdLHWY43 on Feb 17, 2024:

Gracias mi esposo para la tarjeta! The stickers are so funny and you are too! (I don't know how to say any of that in Spanish) Besos y abrazos! 💓X💓X

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 11, 2023:

Inserting Kermit here for you as well! 😆💓

Mimosagirl on Jun 2, 2022:

Thank you very much for my May wishes! These are great!

Lishmo on Apr 19, 2022:

Hey Sue!!!! Hope you're doing well. Miss you!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Deluxx on Jun 1, 2021:

Hey! Thought you might like a comment on. your wall. I think the last one I got was in 2019 haha. Happy swapping, friend!

LINDA50 on May 2, 2021:

Howdie Hi There Crapsuey, How on Earth are you doing? Saw your facebook and it looks like you and Kevin are surviving the covidopolis. I thought I'd stop by for a quick visit, not sure if I am going to stick around. I was missing the good old days. Take care, Linda

MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 9, 2021:

Peewee in my pants has a new meaning.

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