Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 10:00 am


Date Joined: September 16, 2017
Last Online: March 1, 2018
Birthday: August 13, 1981
Country: United States
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About Me

I've been sending mail art for 15 years and am loving getting involved in it again after a few years' break. My favorite things about mail are making and receiving art and creating personal connections. I'm not much of a collector; I love the process and the intangible things most!

I love making envelopes, decorating postcards, hand-lettering addresses, and creating handmade things to go through the mail.

This is my aesthetic (pinterest board), but most of all I love receiving things in each person's unique style.

(And also, sometimes ya just don't have time to make a work of art when you're mailing out a swap. I totally get that and I don't always have time myself!)

Things I Like

  • the ocean (sharks, deep-sea creatures, jellies)
  • outer space (the moon, the planets, stars)
  • circus (contemporary and vintage, especially trapeze and handstands)
  • language, languages, words
  • handwriting / hand-lettering / calligraphy
  • ways of understanding the body (anatomy -- the sacrum is my favorite bone! -- and holistic health)
  • peace and quiet (tea, letters, museums, walks in the woods, writing/journaling, solo train rides)
  • dance (ballet, rhythm tap)
  • tarot images, archetypes, and ideas
  • black-and-white photography
  • figure drawing
  • images/postcards of the annunciation (though i'm not religious): this is one of the few things I collect!
  • minimalist art, abstract expressionism, color fields (agnes martin, ellsworth kelly; pinterest board)
  • lines and borders (string figures, watershed boundaries)
  • math and science (topology, elementary particles)
  • queer culture and community

Things I Like to Receive


I love handmade, artsy, unique, and/or quirky postcards (feel free to send me a handmade one you are proud of, even if the swap says not to -- I will be delighted and won't rate you down for it! vintage is great too).

It makes me happy when the message side tells me something about the person's day, or asks me questions, or is thoughtful and/or interesting to read.


I like black tea (flavored and unflavored) and herbal tea (I prefer ones containing just herbs, no added flavoring, but it's not a big deal). I don't drink green tea much, except for matcha.


I have been collecting stickers to use on postcards and letters since I was a kid, and I especially love little ones that fit on the back of a postcard. Please don't send me reward stickers to fulfill a swap requirement, but feel free to send them as extra if you have them -- I do sometimes give them out to my adult circus students just for fun :)

Other Things

Flat(ish) items I like to receive: washi, blank postcards (not touristy), fabric scraps, ribbon, sticker sheets (not single cutouts), face masks (those are to pass on to a teenager I live with), temporary tattoos (artsy ones for grown-ups, not kiddie ones), and tea. (anything else is fine too -- I can always pass it along!)

Bigger items I'd love to receive: See my Amazon wish list linked to at the top! Any ATC supplies, postcard-making supplies, colored pens and markers (especially brush pens for hand lettering), Instax film, books about drawing and hand lettering, art and photography magazines.

My favorite colors are magenta/raspberry and teal. I feel unreasonably happy any time I see these colors!

Things I'm Less Excited to Receive

I'm not so into tourist postcards, although I like them more if you tell me about YOUR experience with the thing that's pictured!

I don't really use ephemera or die cuts, but I can always pass them along.

Single cut-out stickers are too hard for me to keep organized, so I usually pass those along too.

Favorite Crafts

I love to make, send, and receive handmade postcards, stationery, and envelopes. I also love to make and admire other people's artist books, book art, and zines.

I crochet and sew, but I don't find time for either much lately.

Favorite Books

Favorite writers include Anne Carson, Laynie Browne, Maggie Nelson, and Natalie Goldberg. I also love YA fiction, especially anything with dragons.

Favorite Music

Female singer-songwriters, folk/acoustic music, classical, and experimental contemporary classical music.


MamaMangrove rated for NYUP: Send some Art - January on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Delighted to meet you in the mail, Megan. Thank you for the two great elephant cards & the Georgia O'Keefe. Appreciate your thoughtful generosity & for sending them blank in an envie -- and a wonderful envie, I might add! What an intriguing B&W portrait. Yes, may we swap again soon!
Aynora rated for New postcard-pal for 2018...intern. on Feb 8, 2018
Tina78 rated for penpal speed dating on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot
wolfeagle rated for January Inspirations on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you, and yes, very appropriate right now also.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great envelope of goodies!! Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love Philly - my aunt owns a B&B there and I need to visit her this year. I might wait until Spring. I'm not keen on cold weather!
thureris rated for I Need More Tea For Newbies on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely teas, Megan. I’m especially excited to try the Christmas one. Thank you as well for the really wonderful zine - it is indeed inspiring!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything!
fbresnah rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-Jan on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I wish I could do calligraphy like that!
Response: You're welcome! I'm trying to teach myself and swap-bot gives me lots of opportunities to practice :).
DLRodrigues rated for CPG Flat Happy Mail #2 (Global) on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the thoughtful goodies you sent me! I wont be able to use your grandmothers vintage cutout (far too special ...) It shall go into my special box of things to never be used !! Thanks again xx
Response: Aw, I'm glad it's special for you! You never know, you might find just the right use for it someday -- when you're making something extremely special yourself :)
Germanbaby77 rated for Just Randomness on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: thank you for the envie full of goodies! love it all!!
Response: I'm so glad to hear that! Enjoy!
steffelchen rated for penpal speed dating on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and the extras. :)
sugabb rated for penpal speed dating on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the letter and cute memos! I plan to write back soon!
Laural0uise rated for penpal speed dating on Jan 20, 2018
Comment: thanks megan for the letter. i'll write back soon
Chaar rated for Senders choice postcard swap - INTL on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the funny cat card! I like the postcard. I wish you 2 a beautiful 2018, greetings Charon,
Comment: Kool card.TY
Comment: Megan, thank you for the Elfreth's alley postcard. I would love walking that street and finding old treasures. Shirley *4
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful collection of goodies! I love everything. I wish I could sent a ton of hearts! The tiny angel charm is so cute and I love the lighthouse PC and the papers, tags, die cuts, everything :) Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Response: I'm so happy to hear that! Happy new year to you too :)
Comment: Very nice notecard. I’m sorry it got stuck in my neighbors mail while they were out of town. And thank you for offering to send another when we thought it was lost :)
Response: I'm so glad it made it to you at last!!
Comment: hello Megan Thank you for the washi samples and the extras. I use the washi tapes I really like on my envelopes and journals I make - then the ones I don't care for I use to keep my paper on the now very unstick silhouette cutting mat. :} so I have a use for all that I get! Thanks again

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