Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2018 4:36 am


Date Joined: March 15, 2010
Last Online: February 21, 2018
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States

About Me

I'm interested in a variety of artistic endeavors..enjoying the challenge of creating something to swap here at Swap-Bot. I love seeing how my partners create their art and hope they feel the same when they receive something I have created.

I currently live in North Carolina with my daughter and son-in-law, and Grace, the cat. We added to the family! Dogs...Jax and Sasha! Oops...another dog! Rocky came for a visit and stayed. I grew up in Southwest Ohio where I married and raised our family. The majority of my life I lived in rural areas. What's not to like about the country! Now I live on the outskirts of the capital with crazy traffic!

Favorite Crafts

I have been creating 'stuff' for some time. I can't say that I think I'm an artist, but I do like to create with paper, cloth, yarn, glass, jewels, and anything else that I come across. I have the time to indulge myself. I enjoy figuring out how something was made then making one or more.

What am I up to today????

• 'Tangles'! Boxes, cards, ATC's, 3.5 squares, and anything else with an open surface. For the past several months I have created a tangled postcard for a local police officer. This was a challenge from my church to thank an officer for the courage they display doing their job. So...I decided if one was nice, I would continue encouraging them. Fun for me. Wonder what they are doing with their postcards?

• Stained glass! Pieces hangs in various places throughout the house. I also have created consignment pieces for others. Goal would be to sell the stained glass as there is just so much you can hang at home!

• ATC's! Love doing ATC's. Prior to joining Swap-Bot I hadn't created many of these mini works of art. Not sure if mine can be called 'works of art', but I have fun making them.

• Then there are.... post cards, water color, acrylic, pen and ink, needle work - crocheting, quilting (got to get back to this), paper folding, cards....well, you name it, I'll try it! But there are things I haven't tried. But I will! Someday.

I like to give of myself to people. I think that most people enjoy receiving something that you have taken the time to make. I hope you will too.

Favorite Books

There is always time for a good book - romance...mystery...comedy! It's all there if we just open the book and turn the pages. Now I have a kindle! Just a flick of the finger and the page has turned. I have a list of books to read.

Favorite Television

Television? Well, yes. That's what old people do. Watch television.

Again, here we go with the mysteries! Cops and Robbers are always a hit. I usually watch in the evenings. Busy the rest of the day doing fun stuff.

Things I like

I like blues, black and white combinations, pinks.

Who doesn't like chocolate!!!

Photos outdoors - How many pictures do I have of the water, trees, flowers, old barns, animals, doorways, old buildings, and naturally the family. More then I want to count.

Nature at its finest. The winged and four footed creatures around us.

Everytime I buy a candle, it's vanilla...must like that smell!

Jeans and a t-shirt, spikey hair, and comfortable shoes. Might be an old lady, but want to be a funky old lady!

Sitting in my chair, reading a good book or watching television with Gracie, my cat, asleep on my lap. Jax, Sasha, and Rockie, the dogs, asking to go out.

Vacation with friends to interesting places.

Learning to do something new. Even if I can't do it well. But I know I will try again.

Things I dislike

Spiders!!!!! Bugs!!!!! Crawlie things!!!!!

Not knowing how to fix things...car, dryer, roof, broken window...all those things my husband took care of.

Loss of loved ones, but knowing that this is all part of life. But I still don't have to like it!

Creations for a local shop

Since September 2014 I have been placing handmade items into a local store. Going Local NC only has handmade items from North Carolina artisans. I have rental space where I sell various items; hand stitched journals, albums - hand stitches and hard covered, tangles - mandalas and cards, handmade envies with note card - from scrapbook paper and old dictionary pages, and stained glass - abstract mirrors, birds and ladies, butterflies, stars, and I'm working on cat boxes.

I have been pleasantly surprised with the sale of various items. Mostly my hope is to "made rent" which I am doing. No...I am not making a fortune, but I'm keeping busy doing things I love to do...and if I sell something...that's even better.

Going Local NC is on fb if you wish to check it out.


DaisyNY rated for Animal Tangle December on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this. I like your shading.
ktk8 rated for Animal Tangle November on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: WoW WoW WoW WoW what a GORGEOUS BEAR.... I love love love it!
Response: She was fun to do. Glad you like her. Ya know...it's gotta be a girl with the ruffles! Thanks for the heart and rate. See ya at the mail box.
pynart2 rated for Animal Tangle October on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: LOVE! LOVE! the Bat, you did a great job. I really love it. Thank you so much.
Response: Glad you enjoyed your bat! It was fun to create. Thanks for hosting, your rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
jendoggie rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC-Sept on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
pynart2 rated for In the flower garden September on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: what a Beautiful Morning Glory. Thank you for your support.
DaisyNY rated for Animal Tangle September on Sep 4, 2017
Comment: I'm glad you sent this. It made me laugh - the attitude of the bird. The tangling was beautifully done. Thank you.
Response: Glad you liked your owl...with attitude! He was fun to do. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
graciepie49 rated for Flower Zentangles on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Hello Susan :-) . . . Thanks for the nice Daisy tile, and thanks for the presentation idea. I haven't made many 4" x 4" tiles so didn't have any ideas on how to send them, but now I'm going to make pocket sleeves like you sent with the closure sleeve. Say HI to your cat for me; she has a lovely name :-)
Response: So...I seem to be a little behind in responding. Such is life! Glad you liked your daisy. I have always like to create them! And yes...Gracie is a wonderful name. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
Coss rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - June on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard.
Response: Welcome. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
margaeli rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - May on May 23, 2017
Comment: LOVE the vintage look on this postcard and GREAT vintage stamps. Thanks so much for a GREAT swap.
PhaloBlue rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-April on Apr 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the Escher-esque postcard. I love it.
Response: Welcome. It was fun trying something different! I like different...sometimes! Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
PrairieKittin rated for Zentangle Shape March on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: I love how you gave the shamrock some dimension. Thank you!
Response: Glad you likes your shamrock. I've used this technique on shamrocks before and love how it looks! Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
ladybegood rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - Feb on Feb 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Spring postcard. We had Spring weather here for the last week. Yesterday it was 75! But today we are back to reality with a high of 35 or so. And snow in the forecast. Thanks, again. Happy swapping.
Response: Thanks for the rate and heart...better late than never! Glad you enjoyed your pc. Hope your weather is changing...well, it's ever changing! I've tried to control it, but apparently I can't. See ya at the mail box.
Artstamper rated for Zentangle a Shape - February on Feb 17, 2017
Comment: Nice to have you for a partner again! Adorable bear,thanks so much. Happy you included the flowers. Great notecard and envie too, great swap.
Response: Sorry there was no candy. I'm on a diet so I think everyone else is too! Glad you liked your bear. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
kraftygurl313 rated for Zentangle Shapes - January on Jan 20, 2017
GinaVisione rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - Jan on Jan 14, 2017
Comment: Great PC - thanks!!
Response: You're welcome. Always fun to create post cards. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box,
Comment: I already have this one ready to send on its next leg. Thanks for all the extras! You made my day! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Welcome! Always fun to put a smile on someones face. See ya at the mail box.
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-Dec on Dec 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard! I just love it!
Response: You're welcome. Sometimes we just need to do a mix of tangles and paper. See ya at the mail box.
Comment: Thanks! I will zen this one and send it on! Thanks too for the card! It will be fun to doodle on and send forward too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Yes. These have been fun. Enjoy passing on the card. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
lawchick rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard on Oct 22, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the pretty flower drawing on this card. :)
Response: Glad you liked it. I seem to go back to the tangles! Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
Comment: Hi Susan...thank you for your twinchie. Hope you like my addition. What a wonderful idea to get all participants to add a little info about themselves. Do you mind if I take up your great idea in future swaps? Cheers 😊❤️
Response: I look forward to seeing your "addition." And yes, use the info idea any way you wish. We need to know our partners and this is one way to do that. Thank for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.

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bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

TC on Mar 4, 2015:

Susan, I apologize profusely that I never thanked you for sending the postage for that swap from months ago. Yes, it did arrive, and I really appreciate that you sent it.

ktk8 on Jul 11, 2014:

Hello my P & P no boundaries arrived home and I want to thank you for your part of it….. you added the map & highways and colored the flowers.. This card turned out GREAT and I am so happy to have it back HOME….. Happy Swapping….

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

LauraAust on Feb 6, 2014:

dobie256 on Sep 4, 2013:

I've added to my original rating. How very cool the dragonfly on my book was a photo you took. I have D-flys flitting all around my yard but I haven't snapped a good shot yet. The cover art on my book is now even better (and it was gorgeous before!)

Cristin91 on Jun 5, 2013:

Susan, thank you for sending me the "twin" that you completed. It's so different from the one I did, yet absolutely delightful. I loved the note that you included, too. It brightened my day.

charophyta on Jun 4, 2013:

Hey there! I wanted to stop by and say hi! You are the one who sent me my completed zentangle journal. It was such a surprise that the journal made it back home to me completely filled with so many tangles done by so many different artists around the world. I did receive it a while back but I don't think I took the time to thank you for returning it. Thanks again, this is really cool to have!!

Cristin91 on May 16, 2013:

Thank you for joining my Fraternal Twins Tangle Swap!

I saw the photo of the tiles you sent, and you do amazing work.

PinkLotus on Nov 9, 2012:

hey there!! thanks and Im glad you like it :) You actually should be able to rate me.. when you go into the swap my name should be the one rating you can give b/c it shows me as sending just to you. Check it out and let me know.

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