Swap-bot Time: July 20, 2017 5:39 am


Date Joined: November 5, 2007
Last Online: July 17, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

I play piano, guitar and ukulele. I recently began studying the violin. When I'm not playing music, I'm usually listening to music. My favorite music to listen to is instrumental folk music and relaxing music/environmental sounds for use with yoga. I lead group music therapy and would like to swap for any musical instruments you may want to share with my adult group members.

For visual arts, I like watercolor painting, Chinese brush painting and sketching in blank unlined journals. I'm interested in making handmade paper, artistic bookbinding and making/restoring ukulele. I love working with plants - growing them and pressing them for artwork and study.

I welcome pen pals who want to share friendship. I love to travel and explore new places. I am always looking for interesting places to visit next. I would love to read about your own travel experiences rather than from a travel book :)

I love to cook. I experiment with adapting recipes for use with local Hawai'ian ingredients. I grow many kinds of tropical fruit and like to use them in recipes. I cook mostly vegetables, fruit and whole grains. I don't cook with dairy, eggs or meat. I have too many vegetarian cookbooks, so no need to send more to me.

My husband collects retired license plates from all over the world. They don't need to be old, just no longer on a vehicle. If you would like to add to his collection, please send me a message.

I collect old and interesting marbles, bamboo and handmade paint brushes, amazon gift codes and etsy gift codes.

Some favorites:

  • the color gray and the gray scale from black to white
  • birds
  • exercise: yoga, walking, hiking
  • ethnic worry dolls
  • quartz crystal balls
  • handmade essential oil soap
  • sage, sweetgrass, lavender, orange
  • 100% silk and organic cotton fabric
  • magnesium bath salts
  • big tree forests
  • international pen pals
  • musical instruments

    Things I Use:

  • handmade paper

  • store-bought sketch books with unlined paper

    • Asian bamboo paint brushes

    • animation and foreign films with English subtitles on DVD or VCD... no anime or manga

    • packets of viable (not outdated) seeds to grow cacti, bamboo and palm trees...I'm always looking for swapping pen pals in warm climates to exchange seeds.

    • Old religious saint medals and statues, non-plastic rosary beads, mala and other prayer beads, milagros...please no cute, non-specific angel-with-wings themed things.

  • art supplies: watercolor paint, very fine-line brushes, fine-line art pens, medium and fine grit sandpaper

  • wood cigar boxes, any shape or size

  • sashiko thread (white, off-white, dark green)

  • strings!...for ukulele, guitar, dulcimer, banjo, violin

  • unused USA postage stamps

I would rather receive one thoughtfully chosen inspiration of my profile or amazon/etsy wish lists than a whole box of dollar store plastic things.

I live in a non-smoking, pet-free home. My land is a sanctuary for birds and the trees that provide them with food and shelter. I love to watch them and listen to them.

******** Things I Don't Need: *****************

  • glitter, stamped images, things cut from magazines, book pages, post-it notes, ephemera, feathers, blank recipe cards, synthetic fiber cloth, tags, used postage stamps

  • I don't make scrapbooks. I don't use scrap paper, cardboard or quotes written on paper.

  • earrings (I don't have anything pierced)

  • Please don't send food or drink, candles, wax, crayons...these tend to melt, get weird in the tropical heat or the gecko living in my mailbox gets to them first.

  • makeup and nail polish - I don't wear them.


zurdoswifey rated for MEGA STICKER SWAP #04 USA on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks =)
Comment: What a wonderful package from HI! It was a delight to get one from here! Thanks for everything!
Comment: thanks for all the fun goodies, love the foreign kid book,and the kids skippo card!
Comment: thanks for all the paper stash. I'm going to share it with my granddaughters for their projects, too. ♥
NIKKI6669 rated for Magickal Mail on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I love everything you sent, especially the witches spice, it smells amazing :)
kfaye rated for Quick profile based pick me up on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the very thoughtful package! Definitely a good pick me up :D Aloha!
Fever rated for Private Swap pianoheart & Fever on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Oh, awesome! A day after I sent off my swap I already received yours! Thank you so much for the lovely goodies (especially the dice and Japanese sheet music are totally up my alley) and your fresh and interesting letter. I hope we can make this a recurring thing! :) Now I hope my end will make it to you quickly and safely.
getanzt rated for Flat Swap on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the adorable sticker sheets! I love them.
Comment: I received my package yesterday, April 3, 2017. Thanks,
craftyone rated for Destash in a bubble mailer on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a fun swap. I had fun going through everything. I especially liked all the scrapbook paper!
motherpie rated for Valentines Surprise Package #2 on Feb 11, 2017
Comment: i've been opening my packages slowly and w-o-w what a lovely bunch of items thus far, thank you so much for the eclectic mix of treasures, i'm enjoying them all! lots of love!
christineann79 rated for Happy Mail #1 on Feb 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this great little package of happy mail! I just love the map envelope and postcards. I haven't bee to Hawaii in 9 years so I really appreciated the postcards. Thanks for reading my profile!
Comment: Thank you for the swap, I especially loved the Frodo Bookmark and the postcards! <3
Comment: Thank you so muck for your package. I could tell that you carefully picked out your holidays and made a nice pkg for me.
Jmitchell8814 rated for Spoil My Valentine 💖 on Feb 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I couldn't wait for Valentine's Day, so I opened it today! Thank you so much for the cute items! I'm saving the Christmas stories to read later this year :) I love the stationary and Hello kitty stickers! Hugs, Jessica
rivermaiden rated for Happy Mail #1 on Feb 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the DVD!
Kvwanderlost rated for Happy Mail #1 on Feb 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Malia, I LOVE these PCs!! :D
Comment: I really liked all the reptile goodies thank you
blueackerson rated for Happy Mail #1 on Jan 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much, love the photos
Comment: Cool stuff and fabrics! Thank you

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Sazza on Jul 17, 2017:

Also, LOVE that Neville Longbottom (?) Lego sticker on the envie! Very cool, thanks for decorating the envie. :D

Sazza on Jul 17, 2017:

Received the "Pick 3 - USA" Tag envie and appreciate you sendimg everything. I am unfamiliar with the story for the Beatrix Potter pages you sent and now I am curious and will find it for my children and I to read. :) Thanks!

Lonestarchild on Jun 30, 2017:

Thank you for the lettersets for the PenPal Supplies -Pick 2. I've never seen any like this before! Fun! thank you!

hamolla22 on Jun 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Japanese pages ❤️❤️❤️

InUrDreamzz on Jun 6, 2017:

thank you for the used postage stamps tag!

piratecaptainmo on Jun 3, 2017:

Thank you for the note cards you sent for the Tag you're it tag in the PF! They're great! I met Amy Brown at a fairy festival once in Oregon :)

dictionary on May 18, 2017:

Thank you for the heads up abput mailing restrictions. I appreciate the reminder!

supersquirrel on May 15, 2017:

MORE then I could ever wish for in the "I Wish For...tag". Thank you so much for the absolutely fabulous items. A package of squirrel letter set stationary, squirrel pog, playboy guitar pick and Black Swan Poppy Seeds!! I'm so excited!! Thank you Thank you!

CariahCreates on May 2, 2017:

Thank you so much for the My Requests tag! I love the feminist ring, the deco tapes are adorable, and can definitely use the hand sanitizer in my purse. Wonderful tag!

piratecaptainmo on May 1, 2017:

Thank you for the stickers from the take 10 tag in the PF :)

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