I live in Michigan with my boy and my cat. I studied art, so even though I have a day job that I love, my secret (real) life is spent in my studio, making things. I love all kinds of art, from the quirky, fun, and whimsical, to the more abstract, symbolic, and cerebral. I love pictures that tell stories, and illustrators are often some of my favorite artists.
When I'm not doing something art related, I'm usually hunkered down with a good book, scavenging a thrift store, or playing outside. I love the excitement of treasure hunting, whether it's a weird knicknack in a dusty shop, or a cool stone in the woods. Occasionally, I'll sit down and try to write down some story I have an idea for, but I never get very far. Maybe someday.
I love the idea behind Swap-Bot. I think that many people still have a bit of child inside them when they open up the mailbox, and secretly hope that there will be something fun and surprising in there. I certainly do. I'm here because I love the idea of sharing with other people all over the world, and maybe bringing a little brightness along too.
I look forward to swapping with you!
Lets put it this way... there's not much I wouldn't like to receive, and very little that I would be offended by. I'm not bothered by violence or nudity, so feel free to push the envelope if you want to. For anyone that might be making something for me, and is floundering for ideas, here's a little list of stuff I'd really get a kick out of:
This list is a lot shorter. I won't really be mad, if I get these things, I'll just make a sad face.
I have a huge collection of books, and picking my favorites is no easy task. It's like trying to decide whether I love my mom or my dad more. But if I were to choose based on the ones I go back and read again and again, these are probably the ones that make my top ten list: