Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2019 6:43 pm


Date Joined: March 15, 2010
Last Online: January 21, 2019
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

Update 2018...things change in stores and this is what has happened at GoingLocal. I was told that they would be redesigning the store and I was requested to remove my items Spring 2018. Since I wasn't selling...I wasn't surprised. When the store was in Raleigh I sold a variety of items and earned enough to pay rent. Then the business moved to Wilmington and sales were reduced. Now I have a variety of items boxed waiting to see where they will go next. Maybe they will be used as gifts and donations.

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.


Artstamper rated for TUT ~ O Tangle on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: These organic O tangles are wonderful!! Love the shadow orbe in the background. Excited about these swaps and will look up the pattern collections.
Response: Yes, these alpha swaps are fun. I'm looking forward to seeing if you're up as a partner again! Thanks for the rates and hearts. See ya at the mail box.
Artstamper rated for TUT~ It's a String Thing on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Lucky me, receiving two more swaps from you. Love this one with it's flowers and gem. Thanks so much!
Response: ;o) !! And what a surprise to send to you again and again! Glad you enjoyed the tangles. See ya at the mail box.
Artstamper rated for TUT ~ October challenge on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful pumpkin, and funny too! Love it. Thank you so much, it's always a pleasure to hear from you.
Response: Glad you like you pumpkin. And guess what? Others coming your way! I did enjoy have an "eye" on you...so you better watch out. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
Kraftylady777 rated for Simple Shapes Zentangle 2 on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Received the re-send today. Thank you so much
Response: You're welcome. Wonder where the first one went? We'll never know. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mailbox.
LizzyJo rated for TUT ~ It's a string thing 010 on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: I really like what you did with this string (especially the triangle). Thank you.
Response: Thanks. The triangle is something new for me. I've enjoyed "trying" to get it right. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mailbox.
Artstamper rated for TUT ~ N Tangle on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your lovely tile. I always look forward to receiving from you!I never used any of those tangles either, really like the spiral in the center. Thanks again.
Response: Welcome. Always interesting to try something new. Makes life a challenge. And we need to challenge ourselves. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mailbox.
PrairieKittin rated for TUT ~ M Tangle on Aug 8, 2018
Comment: How cute! I love this one! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you liked this M tangle. Thanks for hosting, rate, and heart. See ya at the mail box.
MiriamYocheved rated for Zentangle with color on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. It is gorgeous, perfect and such a pleasure to watch. I am very new in creating zentangle and when I see what you created it makes me want to practice more and do more. You are very inspiring. thank you so much
Response: Thanks for the kind words. I've been tangling for several years and I still have a lot to learn. Just wish I could remember all the crazy names! Check out patterns-collections.com to see more tangles. Keep practicing! I will if you will. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
AmookIslandCreations rated for ZZ - Zen Button on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful button! Excellent job! I love the tangles you used! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Welcome. It was an interesting process and a first! I'll have to try this again. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
LizzyJo rated for TUT ~ It's a string thing 004 on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: I like how your flowers took over the string. Thanks for the nicely done tile.
Response: Welcome. It was fun trying to do tangles to fit the string. Thanks for the kind words, rate, and heart. See ya at the mail box.
LizzyJo rated for TUT ~ L Tangle on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the L Tangle. The added color looks great.
Response: Welcome! Color is not my usual thing...but I enjoyed coloring the "flowers". Thanks for the rate, heart, and comment on fb. ;o) See ya at the mail box.
Bucket rated for Zentangle mandala - June 2018 on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Great mandala! Thank you!
Response: Welcome. Thanks for hosting, for rate, and heart! See ya at the mail box.
lynnerfb rated for TUT ~ K Tangle on May 29, 2018
Comment: Lovely
Response: Thanks. See ys at the mail box.
Comment: This is a fabulous postcard!! These 2 tangles were a challenge for me, too. You did a great job! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you liked your pc! And yes..it was a challenge. Thanks for hosting, the rate, and heart! See ya at the mail box.
Artstamper rated for TUT ~ J Tangle on May 12, 2018
Comment: Beautiful tile! Your tangles are lovely and I love the composition. thank you so much.
Response: Thanks. I like the challenge of using new tangles...and old ones too! Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
AmookIslandCreations rated for TUT ~ I Tangle on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this excellent tile! Thanks too for the 2 new "I" tangles that I did not have in my tool box! I love the horsey card! We have no snow except on the very high mountains! The pussy willows are out! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Welcome! Love pussy willows. Don't see them in NC, but did have them in Ohio. Check out this site for some interesting tangles. pattern-collections.com Thanks for rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
Comment: Your jewel is fabulous! Your work is beautiful. I’m trying to learn to shade as beautiful as you, what do you use to blend so wonderfully...... 5++
Response: Thanks. First time for a gem! I love the fine lines and use a refillable Rapidograph OO or Micron 005, graphite pencil HB and paper stump to blend the pencil. When the paper stump gets "dirty" I use a nail file to clean it. I'm gonna have to do more gems to understand them better. Thanks for the rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
PrairieKittin rated for TUT ~ H Tangle on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Excellent work!! Thank you!!
Response: Welcome. Thanks for hosting and keeping the tangles coming. Thanks for rate and heart. See ya at the mail box.
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.

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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….

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.

dobie256 on Nov 7, 2012:

So glad you liked your zen piece. It is exciting to see how the edges line up between the different artist's work! Looking forward to seeing a picture of your completed zentangle! <3

PinkLotus on Oct 15, 2012:

ok ma'am - I have received your composite pieces.. and my pieces went out Friday :) Your pumpkin card was super cute :)

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