Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 6:01 am


Date Joined: August 29, 2010
Last Online: March 27, 2017
Birthday: February 22
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! I'm Lisa from San Jose, CA.

I'm 57 years old. I married for the 2nd time 9 years ago. My first husband died in a scuba diving accident in 2004. I have 2 beautiful daughters, ages 19 and 23. We have 3 people loving, hilarious Cornish Rex cats.

I ran across swap-bot while searching for ATC swaps after making my first ATC in 2010.

I recently returned to swap-bot after being inactive for a while. I loved swapping, but when I decided to take a break for the holidays in 2012 it became a 4 year hiatus! I've jumped back in by joining a couple of mail-art swaps. I'm hooked again! Creating something with specific guidelines is a lot of fun and challenges me to go in directions I might not have thought about otherwise. Deadlines pull me out of the occaisonal creative slump.

The last 4 years have included an empty nest, a major move, and lots of art exploration. A stubborn hindrance to my growth as an artist is the grating voice of my nasty inner critic. She refuses to die after many attempts to silence her.

We are currently going through a hellish home renovation. Looks like our 4 month project will take nearly a year! My art room is my refuge.

Favorite Crafts

~recently taken up Knitting again


~Painting in acrylics and watercolor

~Drawing practice

~Art journaling

~have tried some Art Doll making


Colors-I tend to be attracted to jewel tones and saturated colors. One favorite combo is Turquoise and Red. But send my any and all colors.

Handmade papers


Items with Scripture

Ephemera- science, blueprints, textbook illustrations, maps, stamps, etc

Vintage magazines

Mid-Century Modern

anything you love to create!

Favorite Music

I sometimes listen to music while creating, but not always. I like so many genres of music. Hip Hop and Rap don't usually interest me.

As I've grown as a follower of Christ, I have purged my iTunes of most "explicit lyrics". 🙉

Favorites on my music playlist might include:

Tears for Fears- Talking Heads- Andrew Bird- Arcade Fire- Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry- Eric Clapton- Johnny Cash- St. Vincent- Adele- Beck- Collective Soul-

Favorite Television

I sometimes watch TV while creating.

Current favorite shows include:

The Walking Dead- Limitless (I hear it's cancelled!)- House of Cards- Mr. Robot- The Blacklist-

~Looks like I need to find me some good comedy!


Please don't send:

Satanic or Hardcore Occult related stuff - (zombies and scary/fun stuff are welcome!)


Anything that suggests ill will toward any group or set of beliefs


Comment: Great PC, thanks for resending.
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Exquisite Corpse #2 on Nov 14, 2016
Comment: Love your wild Exquisite Corpse! Thank you for a great creation & for the explanation of elements & techniques used.. Your mail art envie was a treat in itself & I appreciate your thoughtfulness in including the extra used postage. ( I'd been wishing for a Carmen Miranda stamp to use in an efuto design!) Glad you like my work posted on Flckr. I'm waaaaay behind in posting updates
Arabella rated for EJ: Patterned Napkin Destash on Nov 1, 2016
Comment: Great assortment, Lisa, I don't have any of them! Love the Zoophytes one! Thank you!
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you!
Artstamper rated for PC~Zentangle with a stamped image on Oct 12, 2012
Comment: Beautiful piece of artwork!! Love it, thank you.
kankalin rated for Top 5 #3 - Hobbies on Sep 27, 2012
Comment: great card Lisa, thanks. My fave drawing subject is also faces- what a beautiful challenge...
FundyGirl rated for Top 5 #3 - Hobbies on Sep 15, 2012
Comment: Great list. I like collecting recipes that I rarely use also. :)
sugarskull rated for Dishcloth knitting 101 USA on May 2, 2012
Comment: THANK YOU!! the washcloths were awesome, and so were the postcards! boy's is up on his elephant shelf and mine are still being admired :)
suepier rated for OFAP-Making a List PC SWap #5 on Feb 11, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the card and your list. I enjoyed reading it.
tialisa rated for Native American Theme PC on Feb 6, 2012
rhinoluvr rated for Black and White on Feb 6, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the old B&W image Postcard in Camarillo. I also love the bird stickers. Take care 'til we swap again ;)
bookwormAL rated for Make a List PC #7, OFAP group on Feb 5, 2012
Comment: The postcard looked like a stained glass window. Beautiful. Good luch on all your wishes for 2012.
fawnscrafts rated for Weekly wrap swap (no 21) on Jan 31, 2012
Comment: Thank you
mailjunkie rated for Fall Coloring (Newbie Friendly) on Jan 30, 2012
darzy30 rated for Monster Postcard Swap! on Jan 27, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great Frankenstein's monster PC!
Nnyla rated for Monster Postcard Swap! on Jan 25, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the King Kong PC. I'm sure my son will "nab" it for his collection. :-) Also, thanks for the nice note. The Great Divorce is one of my favorite CS Lewis--though I love everything he writes. It's probably not a challenging read--it's what it calls us to do that is beyond difficult!
theirmimi rated for cat PC swap- USA only on Jan 24, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the cute cat postcard. I'm watching Storage Wars right now. I've also started watching Shipping Wars (I think that's the name of it). :)
TexyDeb rated for Make a List PC #7, OFAP group on Jan 23, 2012
Comment: I like your goals. I should also do these things (especailly reading the whole Bible). This is a fantastic card. I have never seen any PC like it! WOW! It is a very powerful image. tyvm :D
hkappes rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #12 on Jan 17, 2012
Comment: All I can say it WOW! 4 postcards from my profile wishlist - you are the best ♥♥♥ Thank you so much!!!!
Comment: Beautiful ATC! Thanks so much!

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CurlyTea on Feb 25, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Oct 3, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Sep 26, 2012:

jannieb on Apr 8, 2012:

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

LauraAust on Dec 7, 2011:

Thank you SO MUCH for the awesome "hostess" rolo for the Same Supplies swap! I'm sorry it's taken a while for me to post a "thank you".... it's been sitting here on the end table next to love seat ever since it got here. I love, love, love the tiny little thermometer that you put on it - so cool! Thanks for joining my swap!

deLux on Oct 4, 2011:

I hope I get you for a partner in Rolodex Junkies soon!!!

anrtist on Oct 4, 2011:

I AM SO GLAD you joined the A.R.T.GROUP! I LOVE Altered Rolo Cards! I wanted to start a group without all the drama and restrictions some groups try to impose! I hope you ENJOY IT HERE! B CREATIVE & FREE! FULLCONTROL...OUTOFCONTROOWLLLL! Yikes! Aye Caramba!Maybe! LOL ! * o* !

banglabou on Sep 26, 2011:

I just love your profile--you seem like the kind of person I would like to just sit down and talk to. I happened to read your profile because of your post on the match.com thread. I hope we end up swapping someday! (Also--I love the cracked glass ATC you have on Flickr!)

RyeRye on Sep 4, 2011:

Thanks for being an active Crafting Queen~

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