Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2019 10:35 am


Date Joined: October 25, 2008
Last Online: August 6, 2019
Birthday: June 9
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an educator and fiber/mixed media artist.

Favorite Crafts and Supplies

As a fiber artist, I'm into crochet, beading, dying( tie dye, batik, dye painting), and embroidery. And art quilting and needle felting, needle punch work and locker hooking. I also like collage, drawing with Prismacolor colored pencils and ultra fine line permanent markers. And, I make ATCs.

My Favorite Craft Materials

100% silk neckties from the thrift store

Vintage Fabrics,

Natural fiber fabrics and yarns,

Needle felting tools and supplies

Old buttons

wool felt

recycled and upcycled materials

My Wishlist and Collections


Metallic Shiva Artist Paintstiks

A leaf rubbing plate for the paintstiks

Things I Collect:

Maneki Neko ( Japanese Lucky Cats)

evil eye beads

Jerry Garcia ties - I occasionally find them in thrift stores

vintage silk scarves

small magic user figures

kinder egg toys

female super heroes

heart rocks


Lenticular Postcards

Favorite colors

For clothing, I favor black, russets, burgundy, dark green, purple and teal.

To look at, I like bright happy colors; jewel tones; deep oranges, fuchsia, purples, dark green, teal,etc., in addition to the colors I prefer for clothing. I'm not much into pink. I also like woodland colors with mauve/soft purple.

random favorite things

colored glass

Celtic Knotwork



oak trees and acorns

dark chocolate










No Disney, please.

"Dream of the sun dreaming its worlds. Sing till the song throws out root, trunk, branches, birds, stars. Sing until the dream engenders the spring at which you may drink and recognize yourself and recover."

-Octavio Paz

Favorite Reads

Picture books with witches, elves and fairies

Neil Gaiman

Mysteries by women authors.

Fantasy by women authors..

Fiber arts books.

Field guides

musical tastes

psychedelic rock, jam bands, bluegrass, folk, jazz, indie, old timey country

Some of my all time favorite bands and artists:

Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Railroad Earth, Neko Case, Scissor Sisters

Things I am NOT fond of



Dollar Stores. ( they make me feel sad about wasted resources and worried about toxic waste)

Disney.(unless you have a all expense paid trip to Disneyland to swap)

Pastel colors.

Please Consider This...

Give the gift of life!

Please consider becoming a bone marrow donor/ stem cell donor by joining the National Marrow Donor Program.

Donor Site for those in Europe

You could "Be the Match" and have the unique opportunity of saving someone's life.In case you're wondering, marrow and stem cell donation is done while you're alive. It's much simpler than giving someone a kidney.

This is an issue that is very close to home for me. My daughter received a peripheral stem cell transplant from a donor in the registry in July 2010. Her donor is in Germany!

Also, please consider being a blood and platelet donor at your local blood bank.


I've been flaked on.

Mary Poppins: circus in the sky animal pendant @yelaklleps

Full Moon ATC Swap @sammyclaire --- Angeled by @sugarskull

Celebrate Winter Solstice @ainewicca -swap host @scrapcat said she would angel and did not follow through.


Comment: Thank you the goodies. Will have fun putting together the tree and presents. Merry Christmas.
Response: You're welcome! Merry Yuletide!
graciepie49 rated for Get to Know a Weirdo - Round 2 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Wowzers Mindy! What a wonderful swap you sent to me. The envelope is so pretty, and then inside I found 7 great images for my enjoyment and collections. I'm just smiling already even before I get to your questions and answers (#7 had me laughing out loud). . . . . I'll send a message to you going over your Q&A. I made a little zine for my Q&A, and although I received a Heart and a very nice comment on it, there wasn't any feedback on the content and that was a little disappointing to me. P.S. - my favorite images were the owls, the radishes, and the Matisse Thanks 😊
Response: You're welcome! This was so fun to put together for you. And, thank You for your answers to the questions. Doing that makes the swap experience sweeter.
evanselli rated for AAA - Fun Holidays September on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your great ATC and the wonderful story behind it! Amazing what one little dot can do. I also really liked the zentangle collage ATC. I'm always amazed by the wonderful creativity that is here:)
Comment: Gorgeous!!! I love the leave from the cookoo clock. That's just genius. The little face makes me happy! Thanks so very much!!
Response: You're welcome! Happy Autumn!
Comment: Thank you so, so much for all the super cool items you sent! I really love them and I totally envy you having an artist's thrift store in your area! xoxox
Response: You’re welcome! Blessed Be!
Anettethhjertnes rated for CPG Wine ATCs - Global on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Like your stile. Thank you for the kind words
Response: You're welcome! I was excited to find that quote and had fun creating the card.
Comment: Thank you for the 2 ATC's and extra backgrounds.
Response: You're welcome!
Deluxx rated for Holiday Fun Matchbox Swap - Round 7 on Dec 23, 2014
Comment: Merry Christmas
Tamim15 rated for Fun & Easy Holiday Card Swap on Dec 16, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, stickers and festive sentiments. Happy holidays to you also!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card & warm wishes. Happy Holidays!
misscorbeau rated for Holy Crap that's small! on May 15, 2014
Comment: It arrived today! Thank u do much for resending; I really appreciate it!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
natasha838 rated for CPG Hot Soup Recipe - US Only on Feb 3, 2014
Comment: I just love your recipe cards! Thank you for the soup recipes. They all sound delicious!
georgiafae rated for Holy Trash Resurrected ATC on Feb 1, 2014
Comment: Wonderful crap-love it The notecard is very interesting also-I love fairy tales! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Nice job! I do believe the sci-fi zentangle is my favorite. What a great idea!
snout rated for JAN: Prompt Me with a Postcard! on Jan 31, 2014
Comment: Fun prompt ideas (and good variety, I ALWAYS appreciate that), thanks!
soyprincesa2 rated for JAN: Prompt Me with a Postcard! on Jan 19, 2014
Comment: That was cool. Thanks so much!!!

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CurlyTea on Jun 10, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Christopherpines on Sep 13, 2018:

Thank you for the eye glasses lens tag from SHC! I can't wait to incorporate them into my mixed media!

ittybittykitty on Sep 1, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

elluzki on Feb 12, 2014:

Thanks for all the goodies for the random grabbie tag!!

TeaNi on Feb 1, 2014:

thanks very much

for granting a CPSTF group January wish for me with the yummy teas and pretty stickers! :)

bonbon on Jan 15, 2014:

Thanks for the birthday card and red envelopes from my CPG Jan wishlist!-It was nice of you to send to me.

Aumonae on May 11, 2013:

for your lovely comment!

LittleRed on May 3, 2013:

thanks for the envie of fabric scraps which arrived today from the fabric fanatics group tag!! Thanks:)

renderedarchaic on Apr 22, 2013:

Thank you for the lovely selection of teas for my CPG April Wishlist! I can certainly use them! :)

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