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Last Online: May 16, 2024
Birthday: April 1
Country: United States
zine shop
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my atc's


5's with no comment really bum me out. Just saying. Also, when is the last time you donated food to your local food bank?

I am a 34 year old artist, activist, birth doula, vegan, zinester, and serial entrepreneur. I'm queer, fat, feminist, strong, and silly. I dream big and I play hard. Feel free to unload the obscene and obscure on me, there is a big place in my heart for the misfits of our world. I definitely lean toward to free spirit punk lifestyle.

I am happily married to my partner of 11 years! Someday there will be children with her impossible eyes and my impossible attitude.

my day job

For money I run two online boutiques, moonlight at my wife's production accounting firm, and take the odd graphic/web design job. To give back, I am a birth doula, a member of the Nashville Feminist Collective, and an active community activist. To feed my soul, I’m an artist and I make zines.

I dream of someday running an event space or a bed and breakfast, creating a birth education/resource space, writing a book, and teaching.

arts + crafts

I am a mixed media artist, as in I like to mix paint, drawing, and other art mediums in each thing I make.

I started making and trading atc's about 15 years ago through a now defunct mail art site called nervousness.org. I traded strictly with people who considered themselves artists for years, until I joined swapbot in 2007. I have a very purist point of view about artist trading cards in that they were meant to be miniature works of art, created with raw materials, with the aim to incite an emotional reaction. Some of my older atc's can be seen on my flickr and newer updates are on instagram.

I enjoy sketching faces, drawing cute owls, layering silhouettes, collaging with my own photos printed on labels, zine making, altered books, journaling, print making, carving stamps, knitting, and sewing weird creatures.

There is nothing more beautiful or freeing in this world to me, than a huge desk filled with ephemera, paints, inks and piles of magazines. Some people look at the world and see junk in the randomness; I see possibility. I am dedicated to beautiful decay, inspired by street art, and addicted to cut + paste.

my loves

I collect... photos with sunbursts + paper punchers + enamel pins + wooden or metal numbers + t shirts (xl) + big eye statues + polaroids/instax photos + rubber stamps + postcards that advertise movies.

colors... mint green is my favorite. I also love yellow, coral, metallic gold, and teal.

I dig... pocket letters, tarot, the moon, japanese toys, food kawaii, coney island, freak shows, anatomy, medical oddities, nyc, indie culture and music, thrift stores and record stores, find street art truly inspiring, and always have a few diy projects going on around my house.

themes... street art/graffiti, feminism, typography, trees, grunge floral prints (but not flowers), post modern art, minimalism, mid century/eames era, beat culture, polka dots, the alphabet, zines, mexican folk art, handwritten letters, robots, cameras, toy cameras, typewriters, ice cream cones, 90's riot grrrl stickers, etc.

animals + characters... OWLS, harry potter, octopus, john waters, foxes, birds, raccoon, deer, kermit the frog, gen 4 mlp, tim burton-esque stuff, domo, snoopy, badtz maru, kewpie dolls, the jetsons, pee wee herman, frankenweenie.

supplies I love to receive... full size washi tape, planner stickers, cool stencils, brads, craft/art magazines + books, glue sticks, fabric, blank atc's, ink pads, mailing labels, rubber stamps.

happy to receive your art... doodles, paper snippets from printmaking/watercolors, the messed up or test print, handmade postcards, artistic atcs, zines, writing drafts you'd like an opinion on, art on random pieces of wood, zentangles, found objects, illustrations of everyday objects such as scissors or a houseplant.

postcards... artistically handmade, black and white, ad cards, skyscrapers, city views, art, bizarre or obscene cards, movie ad cards. Write about your day, doodle, stamp the back with every rubber stamp you have, or send me a bunch of questions with your return address and I will answer in the post.


christian items of any kind.

advertisements/catalogs for whatever you are selling, lisa frank, disney, teddybears, leather, kitty cats, purple, lace, stamped images, bookmarks , glitter, confetti, erasers, butterflies, tea, candles, bath/lotion products, jewelry, cosmetics, dogma, inchies, dotee dolls, scrapbooking embellishments.

I do not scrapbook or use packaged embellishments in my art.


I love making mixes and trading them with people. I’m into a wide range of genres, but mainstays are modest mouse, atmosphere, otis redding, iron and wine, the rolling stones, michael franti, the kills, metric, massive attack, tegan and sara, belle and sebastian, rodrigo y gabriela, the xx, m.i.a., the decemberists, florence + the machine, her space holiday, weezer, arcade fire and anything Karen O touches.

movies / television

the goodbye girl, fantastic mr. fox, annie hall, ghost world, code 46, the harry potter series, secretary, paper moon, lost in america, high art, the squid and the whale, closer, garden state, chasing amy, love actually, reds, you've got mail, into the wild, hairspray, broadcast news, animal house, up, amelie, edward scissorhands, max and mary, frankenweenie.

I feel like the 80's need their own category... short circuit 2, troop beverly hills, don't tell mom the babysitter's dead, mermaids, the goonies, say anything, the breakfast club, splash, pee wee's big adventure, uncle buck, summer rental, teen wolf, girls just want to have fun.

currently on the little screen... homeland, food network, house of cards, the man in high castle, all the marvel series, orange is the new black, californication, shameless, louie, masters of sex, kitchen nightmares, shark tank.

reruns forever... the west wing, bored to death, mr. bean, weeds, la femme nikita, gilmore girls, freaks and geeks, six feet under, damages, prison break, snl, pee wee's playhouse.


pablo neruda, william s burroughs, keri smith, junot diaz, sarah vowell, david sedaris, anne lamott, alice sebold, tom wolfe, ee cummings.

I love magazines about art, crafts, graphic design, architecture, tattoo culture, street art, cooking, and photography. Back issues of high end design/photography magazines are most welcome, as well as juxtapoz, ready made, interview, curve, beautiful decay, and paper.


I like modern art, street art, abstract, dadaism, mail art, pop art, graphic art, assemblage, and illustration. I say mix all the media. While I can appreciate the forms, I'm not so into impressionism, landscape/portraits from back in the day, or anything too classic.

Favorite artists include frida kahlo, jeff soto, mark ryden, picasso, swoon, andy warhol, basquiat, mark rothko, audrey kawasaki.


Zefaniya rated for Send Anything #29 on May 8, 2017
Comment: Never received swap.
pandorasxbox rated for Feminist Zine swap on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package - it's incredible!
adorablebutdangerous rated for 3 Mini Zine swap on Feb 5, 2017
Comment: I loved these amazing zines! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Wow! Thank you for everything! You made that skull? That's impressive! I love it! I love everything in the package. Thank you again!!
bbsporty rated for 3 Mini Zine swap on Jan 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the 3 cute zine's. I was a bit offended and disturbed by the 23 everyday actions zine. Maybe that kind of "in your face" subjects should only be sent to people you know would appreciate it.
Response: I'm an activist. I don't only speak to people that agree or appreciate the facts of the world. I'm offended that those basic actions resulted in the deaths of American people of color. The world is in your face whether you choose to pay attention of not. Stay woke.
ChelelosGirl rated for Send Anything #29 on Jan 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the stickers and washi tape samples!
Comment: Adorable ATC :3 thanks for the extras too! Dots my favorite of the 3 so it was perfect!
Stargazer008 rated for ZINE of Sender's Choice on Dec 29, 2015
Comment: Just watched the last Woody Allen movie and find your zine in the post. You really made my day! Your texts are fun to read. Thank you so much for your zines! All the best for 2016
AdorablyDead rated for Zine for a friend on Dec 23, 2015
Comment: I just got your swap, your zines were so cute! Thank you for sharing something about your life with me.
Comment: 4 days and counting... I can't wait to open my stocking gifts. So exciting! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Had not thought to send a package wrapped with the Christmas paper without a box. Was very cool to have it in my mailbox. Holding to Christmas to open. Thank you!
Response: Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the spooky chick!
angel1985 rated for Blog Hop - October Round-up! on Nov 23, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the comment! The meal plan is pretty good - just expensive, which is the only real drawback.
smadronia rated for Blog Hop - October Round-up! on Nov 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks for your comment! I'd love to attend an HP party, it sounds like it would be a lot of fun.
dodothefairy rated for Blog Hop - October Round-up! on Nov 10, 2015
Comment: thank you!
Trinketgyspy rated for Blog Hop - October Round-up! on Nov 8, 2015
Lucine rated for Blog Hop - October Round-up! on Nov 7, 2015
Comment: Thank you!
Rcinderella7 rated for Halloween Mail Art on Nov 3, 2015
Comment: Super cute! Thx
JoannaRose rated for Halloween Mail Art on Nov 3, 2015
Comment: So cute! Loved your envelope and the awesome goodies. Thanks for the zine instructional!!
Comment: Thank you! I love the zines you make (I've even purchased some in the past)

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anrtist on Aug 5, 2015:

AMAZING MAIL ART GROUP has a ~B I N G O ~ Game starting SUNDAY if you wanna play! Just check in the group and select your words, say you're in & pm me your list! ;-)
ENJOY!!! Blessings, cc

fireyvalkyrie on May 22, 2015:


hamsterfarm on Apr 22, 2015:


Thank you for joining the positive notes swap <3 you're an amazing person for wanting to help spread the positivity!

paraxparaxnoia on Apr 14, 2015:

Hey there :) I was wondering why you decided to make woodland animal atc (no. 4) US only since the previous rounds have been all inclusive? I really enjoyed doing this swap last time so I would love to join... :)

fireyvalkyrie on Apr 2, 2015:

I am so excited what a great pick me up while wheelchair bound

owlsinathens on Apr 1, 2015:

Happy Birthday!!! :)

HippieChick on Mar 20, 2015:

Glad you like the pen! I thought it was pretty cool myself. :)

JypsyJenifer on Mar 20, 2015:

So happy you liked the Zombie stuff! Here in the deep South it is hard to find unless it is Walking Dead and I didn't want to get that stuff for you.

oblivionspin on Mar 12, 2015:

Well hey, bud! Welcome to LTAV, I think you'll like it here.

PookiePie1307 on Mar 1, 2015:

If you have more of those robot cutout things let me know if you'd like to do a private swap, or let me know where you go them. I have a project planned!

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