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Date Joined: June 20, 2009
Last Online: August 13, 2022
Birthday: July 23, 1965
Country: United States
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Mermaid Sightings

About Me

God Loves you. He sent His son to die for you!

If you have not been on POKEMON GO for the last 90 days or you would like to start playing, ask me for my friendship code. You will get lots of extra prizes like insense, incubaters, special pokemon, etc for using it!!

Can i just say that if you have never tried LETTERBOXING you should totally check out this hobby! it combines treasure hunting with art! for more info, go to Atlasquest.com. it will explain it all! you probably have a box hidden near you and you dont even know it! My trail name is SEA MAID!

Looking for postage stamps from around the world that have mermaids on them. Here is a list of ones I know about but cant seem to get.

United Kingdon - Blue Men Male Kelpies (have)

Philippines; gold tail with blue back ground

Egypt 1998 very cool looking

Japan 2017 blue back ground with white design commemorating relationship with Denmark. says NIPPON

Thailand 1976

Laos has 125k on it

Denmark Orange (Got it!)

Us disney mermaid with flounder (got it!)

Greek has Thessolonike holding a boat (got it!!)

I am a graduate of the University of Houston. I have a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in painting. I did not get my degree until I was close to 40! I made better grades and learned more because I was more focused and cared more about what I was learning. My favorite classes were the art history classes. I was married to a man from Zimmapan Mexico. (Near Pachuca and just north of Mexico City). We have a son named Oscar. I am a high school painting teacher. I absolutely love my job! I basicallly get to be creative all day long! Sometimes, I dont even want to go home! I have collected blue glass bottles, nailed them onto wooden poles and wired them on. they glow nicely in the morning sun and our neighbors keep asking us what that blue glow in the morning is! :D When I was growing up, My dad moved us around a lot. I have lived in Hong Kong, Thailand, Hawaii, Peru and a lot of the southern united states. I have visited Kenya, Japan, Mexico, Chile and been to London on layover. (went down the Thymes but fell asleep and used a postcard to do the subway.) good trip that one!

My son Oscar is 24! He got his associates at Tyler Junior College for band and now he just needs to finish up the rest of it somewhere close to home! He still loves Legos. He is way into Dr. Who and HarleyQuin and we both love the walking dead series!

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music, except rap and screemo. just cant ge into it. Love Latin and anything 80's and 90's

Books and movies

I like to read the books at the junior high level. More adventure, quick paced action. COMPOUND. UNWIND. What a weird book! I think everyone should read this! I love JRR Tolkien, the Narnia Chronicles, and the Dragonriders of Pern series. As far as movies are concerned...Johnny Depp, anything with him in it is my favorite. Let me just add that i really dont enjoy Will Ferrell Movies, BUT "ELF" is my absolute favorite Christmas movie of all time! 8-4-2015 The most beautiful creature God ever created is Aiden Turner!! I just finished watching the series "Poldark". I think its the character that just makes Aiden so wonderful because until now, I had no clue that KILI from the Hobbit was one and the same! Don't worry, Johnny, I will forever be true, but...OMG Wow! AIDEN! cant get enough! I think I need to visit Ireland...the guy who plays captain hook on Once upon a time is also irish! GUSH.

Favorite Crafts

I used to love oil painting, but now do acrylic because it so available. I do a lot of work with Polyurethan and bottle caps. My work has changed over the years. since Covid 19 had us teachers teaching from home, i gave myself a little challenge. I have to paint a penny a day for a year. My eyes became so weary, that i had to purchase one of those jeweler's magnifying glasses. So far i have not missed a single day. the challenge ends sometime next March. You can check my instagram to see my pennies. sam_jowers. I truly have gotten better at it as i have gone along. I love collage, anything with altered images and combinations of materials.

I Love mermaid inchies! Any medium!

4x6 Recipe cards especially Christmas ones!

Alien Rescue!!!

Aliens have heard the earth's distress call! They have come to help save the animals by building ecosystems on a new planet nearby. You have been assigned to the committee that decides which animals get chosen. If you so choose this assignment: you will create a 32ct matchbox shrine that will showcase one of earth's animal species living in their environment. You must be creative. Decorate both the inside and outside of your menagerie shrine. This is not a filled box. My Alien Ship has the following animal cargo: please send something different. 32ct matchboxes only:


Butterfly (2)




Bronco horse



Bumble bee

Polar bear

Two owls

White tail deer

Blue crab

African elephant











My mermaid name:

Star Port Singer (stellatus portus) A nocturnal variety, known to glisten with natural phosphorescence under the light of the stars. City lovers, the portus congregate near to large ports, (That's funny, because I actually live near the port of Houston!) exploring netting, anchors, and any other man-made curiosities they find. Scavengers by nature,(you should check out my found object artwork!) they have been reported to steal fishermen's catches and are occasionally snared in trawler nets. Note: Known for its alluring song, this variety is rarely quiet, luring sailors to their doom.

for the MERMAID ONLY deck, UNFORTUNATELY, MY MERMAID DECK DIED IN THE HOUSE FIRE....SO SAD. AM STARTING A NEW DECK AND WOULD LOVE ALTERED MERMAID CARDS. (or you can send me one to make for myself! I love it when my envelope is stamped with these little beauties!)These are the ones that i still need: (an "*" indicates that I already have that one.)

Spades: *, * ,* , 10, *, *, *, *, *, *, *, *, * *

hearts *, , , 10, *, *, 7. 6. *. *. *. *. * , *

clubs *, Q, j, *, * , *, *, *, *, *, * , *, *, joker

Diamonds K, ,, 10, 9. *. *. *. 5. *. *. *. *. joker

any of these will be most welcome as long as it has a mermaid and the cards number and suit show!!! thanks!

(Thanks! @Starrgazer )(Thanks! @kd7iem )

I am aNigella 
What Flower Are You?

Likes, Dislikes

I love hand made christmas ornaments (I dont really like religious ones or anything with santa clause - I have never understood putting your child into the lap of a man wearing a disguise!!! What happened to "beware of strangers!"?). hand made ornaments are all I will put on my tree! (exept of course, the handblown european glass mermaid ornaments that i have a small collection of.) I collect metal cookie cutters. I love artwork. It doesnt need to be of a special subject (I do like mermaids and paintings of women etc.) I love to see abstract, collage, techniques of all styles.. I love stories about women, both historical and mythological. (everything starts with a small kernal of truth) If a woman gets mentioned in history, I figure she probably did something very extra special or something very horrible, either way....I still like to hear about it.

My favorite flowers are purple irises!

Since I plan to participate in some christmas ornament exchanges I should tell you a little something about my CHRISTMAS TREE.

  • I only put hand made/crafted ornaments on my tree. (along with the hand blown european glass mermaids mentioned above.)

  • I love cranberry red, All greens (esp. sage, pea, and any odd off color greens like puke colors,) Gold, creams and off whites.

*No SANTA CLAUSES please. No actual candy (dont want bugs or vermin). Not fond of religious ornaments but will put them up if you send me one.

*I like winter folk, snowmen, gingerbread people, elves and winter fairies, fake candy, cakes ,any thing christmas is good. Any thing creative and fun, even christmas monsters and mischief is good. My family also puts a new train ornament on the tree each year.

Quilting: I dabble. I am currently collecting 2.5x2.5 inch cotton fabric squares for a rainbow quilt. It will fit a king size bed so every little scrap helps. I am hoping that there are no doubles in fabric design. no need to measure just throw the fabric into the envelope and i will cut it down to size.

The things that I dislike are people being dishonest, racism, sexism,injustice to any being. I also wish people were accountable for their own actions. I am a child of God and He made all of us. and everything...so we all are part of the same and I strive to love everyone as He does. (And He does LOVE EVERYONE!) It's not always easy but I still have to try! :D


removed my flaker list...tired of the negativity!


I want to recognize an ANGEL! @user2637 for finding my favorite book! It was so wonderful of her to let me know about it!

@yelaklleps for angeling the seahorse charm on Mermaid lovers unite! group

zine go round pocketbook: Prairiekitten Dvmac

Things I can always use more o

BOTTLECAPS (beer ones are OK)

Used gift cards (my students use them to spread glue when altering their journals )

small colored pieces of junk (anything that will fit in a bottle cap)

miniature objects Especially small animals for my Alien altered matchbox series. (read above)

Anything mermaid! (except figurines...hate to dust)

metal cookie cutters (any shape, old or new)

Christmas music cd's

currently into TEESHA MOORE Patches Mermaid/ocean/nautical themed

mini blown glass animals...small like a fingernail! so cute!

the screw top lid from Monster drinks (it has the logo on top) 4x6 inch recipe cards especially Christmas Themed.

packaging from products whose logo is a woman: ie. the aunt jemima grandma, salt girl, italian ladies on tomato paste. i just need the part that is the woman or girl. it can be any type of label; box, can wrapper, cookie bag...etc.

directions on how to put photos on your profile: To leave a photo on someone's profile use this code: ! [title of link or word you want high lighted ] ( Put image link here ) With NO spaces & paste the picture's link between the curved parenthesis


Comment: Sam Thank you for the Awesome Christmas card with the beautiful handmade coaster. I'm using it right now. Thanks again.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful mermaid jar!! I just got the painted coin and I have to say it is one of the most beautiful and unique things I’ve ever gotten in a swap!! It’s amazing!!! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you liked it!
aligurl75 rated for 4x6 Recipe Card Exchange Round 4 on Mar 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for both hosting the swap and sending the two blank recipe cards. I'm the same as you and keep ordering new cards from Amazon.
Comment: Recipe cards are addicting. I really like the ones you sent me today (poppy and the yarrow). Thank you
squince rated for 4x6 Recipe Card Exchange Round 4 on Mar 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard, my friend. You know I love your artwork!! And thank you for joining the swap!! Hope you're well and thriving!! πŸ’šπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Response: I am! And you as well!!
skinny52 rated for 4x6 Recipe Card Exchange Round 3 on Mar 2, 2022
Comment: Thanks very much for both recipe cards. I do like Mary Engelbreit and I definitely like 2 sided recipe cards! And! The postcard with your artwork!!! Fabulous!!!!
Response: glad you liked them and thank you so much!
Comment: Thank You
Comment: Thank you Sam for the pretty recipe cards and for the beautiful picture card. I have really enjoyed doing this recipe card swap. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty recipe cards, recipe and extra goodie.
Comment: Thank you so much for the recipe cards and wonderful sounding recipe. I look forward to trying it out. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the 2 nice Recipe Cards and the picture of the Mermaid and your Note. Love *ME* anything.
Comment: Thank you Sam for recipe, recipe cards, and the beautiful "The Net" card. That's a great idea about making small jars of the recipe and giving it away at Christmas time and adding to wedding shower gifts. I will have it try it. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.
Comment: Thanks Sam! Great cards and I would love a photo of your mom dressed as Elvis!
Response: hahahaha! I will ask her the next time she goes. She isn't allowed to take photos in the prison nor use her phone but im sure she could take it before she goes in.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome recipe cards! Thank you too for your note and your kind words. And I LOVE the 9 spice recipe you sent. β™₯
AmySue2 rated for Christmas Card Swap 2021 on Jan 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card. The envelope is adorable. I am waiting until Dec 1 to open.:)
Comment: Thanks for going above and beyond! The extras are really nice and I adore the mermaid postcards- they are gorgeous. I’ll be trying the recipe soon as well. Thanks for the wonderful introduction to swap-bot! I’ll be back for another round of you do a 3rd :)
beenebag rated for 2.5x2.5 inch quilt squares Round 4 on Jan 11, 2022
Comment: Thanks Sam! I don't have any of these fabric patterns. LOL I'm not a quilter but I can use these in my mixed media art! I entered this swap because I had so much left over fabric from a previous art craft project and I needed to pass them along. I really liked the boho, paisley, tye dye and asian swatches alot. And wonderful artwork. How big is each piece? Do you incorporate fabric into them as well? Anyway, thanks so much for hosting...it's fun to see how many different fabrics there are in the world! I guess it also helps that we don't shop at the same fabric stores;) Take Care. B
Response: I dont usually use fabric in my artwork. (except teesha patches! lol) I design my own papers so I can use them with out copy right infringement and I just like what I make. Any way. thanks!! I usually paint my mermaids on 9x12 inch. paper or canvas.

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Nevi2018 on Jul 24, 2022:

Happy Birthday!!

LindaW on Jul 15, 2022:

We have the same birthday! πŸŽ‚. Hope you have a wonderful day.

user6937 on Jun 6, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful mermaid/koi postcard for my b-day!

lovetherain on Apr 21, 2022:

Thank you Sam, for the awesome mermaid birthday postcard! This one is my favorite. Love the koi and mermaid together. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity <3

Myself333 on Dec 27, 2021:

Thanks so much for the beautiful mermaid postcard for my birthday, Sam! I love your art!

thriftymermaid on Dec 25, 2021:

Wishing you and yours all the best at Christmas and in the coming New Year!!

anrtist on Dec 21, 2021:


Cgscdy on Dec 5, 2021:

Tysm for the zine copy and the wonderful holder as well! Best wishes this holiday season!

thriftymermaid on Nov 29, 2021:

Thank you, thank you, ever so much--the postcards are amazing!! Your art is gorgeous--thank you for sharing them with me!! Your package and generosity brightened my day and spirits! Thank you for being the birthday angel of the MLU group! And thank you for my Bday postcard this year, too!! πŸ’šπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

ChinaCat on Oct 9, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely birthday card!!! xo

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