Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 8:43 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2018
Last Online: February 4, 2023
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States
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About Me

Not sure what to write? Name the first role that comes to mind when I mention Tim Curry!

I'm an INFJ, Pisces, queer paper crafter, recently moved back to SoCal from the Pacific NW, and I love to send and receive mail. πŸ’Œ

I tend to get things out the same day partners are assigned, and rate immediately when things arrive. I mark items as sent when I put them in the mail slot in my front door for my carrier to pick up that day, or when I drop them at the post office. βœ”οΈ

I welcome handmade items. Yes, even - or maybe especially - if you doubt your skill. I love to see what other people are making! Trying a new medium? Let me see! These are my favorite kinds of swap extras! 🎨

Do you make your own stamps, or have unique stamps that are your favorites? I'd love to receive stamped images from them! I've been making my own stickers using blank sticker seals and stamping them, maybe adding some paint or flat mixed media elements. If you make something like this I would love to see it! πŸ€“

I enjoy Postcrossing, mixed media art/collage, iHanna handmade postcard swaps, daisy yellow index card a day, and other postal and paper crafts. βœ‚οΈ

Β‘Avid! postal swap participant. πŸ“¬

I went to a postcrossing meet up today (1/21/23) and have a nice stack of PCs signed by all the attendees. If you'd like me to include one in a swap, send me a message and let me know!

I have a herd of cats (5!) Three Siamese and two tabbies. Also feeding a cat my neighbors abandoned in November 2020. Update: I said goodbye to my sweet girl Lu (one of the tabbies) on Friday December 3rd, 2021. I feel like I've lost my shadow.

Postal swaps bring me a lot of joy while I'm physically limited. I'm a #spoonie dealing with a lot of chronic pain - fibromyalgia, spinal injury, degenerated disks and multiple other spinal and nerve problems, allergic response inflammatory arthritis, as well as a handful of other autoimmune issues. Unless you can relate, I'm not terribly interested in talking about it. #spoonies

My artistic background is in super 8 and 16mm film production, photography, and paper crafting of all kinds.πŸŽ₯πŸ“·

I have a dark leaning-think goth and not horror, green/plant/animal witch. I like somewhat grim oddities, like conjoined twins (human or animal), but not gore. πŸ–€ Bearded ladies, early 20th century sideshow and/or cirque du soleil type weirdos. πŸ–€ Emily Strange, Tim Burton (Vincent, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Alice, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, etc.), the old Beetlejuice animated series, Edward Gorey, Nikki McClure, CROWS!, black+red+white together, ghosts, bats, CATS!, coastal, nature. Alice in Wonderland, especially classic (pre-Disney) illustrations. I also like lil Bub, grumpy cat, sea creatures like whales, narwhals, manatees, otters, seahorses, octopuses, BIOLUMINESCENT critters! Gnomes, mushrooms, botanical, ferns, redwoods, and woodland critters. I'm a big nerd for fractals in nature. πŸ§›πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‡πŸ‹πŸ¦¦πŸ™πŸͺ΄πŸ„

Tintypes and daguerreotypes make me swoon, and postcard prints of them. I'm a big fan of unusual vintage photos or odd groupings of people and/or things, including vintage photos painted over with, say, a cheesy Halloween style bedsheet ghost. πŸ“·

I'd love to receive Halloween themed postcards any time of year. I'd also love to receive stamped images from your favorite (especially vintage) Halloween stamps. πŸŽƒπŸ‘»

I like coffee and coffee themed items like stickers, washi, postcards, stamps, etc. β˜•

My grandma made circuit boards for the Space Shuttles, and I'd love to receive anything related to the NASA Space Shuttle programs. I especially like images of astronauts inside spacecraft or in space, real photos or any kind of art. πŸš€

The Jetsons (Rosey!), mid mod futuristic space art, and mid century images of humans in space intrigue me. πŸ›Έ

I'd love to receive What We Do In The Shadows fan art. Guillermo and Nadja are my favorite characters, but Nandor in workout clothes is also up there! πŸ¦‡

One of my main aesthetics is something I call evidence of time passing. Rust, moss, smooth stone, collapsed barns, abandoned places, nature reclaiming spaces previously occupied by humans, tree roots or vines growing over buildings, side cuts of sediment layers, what time does to human skin (think images of an elderly person's hand holding a child's hand). Evidence of time passing. πŸƒ

My brother and sister in law are major fans of all things tiki, so if you have fun tiki stuff to pass along to make things for them I'd love to receive it. πŸŒΊπŸ—Ώ

For tea swaps, I am allergic to 🚫 cardamom (chai, etc.), hibiscus, lavender, and nuts aside from almonds 🚫, but anything else is fine. Do you have a favorite roasted green tea?πŸ«–πŸ΅

I am not a girly girl. I'm comfortable in a dress, but 've never used cosmetics (allergic, was never an option). I don't own a curling or flat iron. I am too low maintenance for that. Never liked pink things, copious frills or bling, hustle culture, or girl boss/girl power stuff. It's not my jam. On that note, I'm not here for socks, keychains, jewelry, cosmetics, food, etc. I prefer silver to gold, and have metal allergies (so, sterling or stainless). I'm not interested in any sports.

🚫 I don't have a use for items geared toward very young people, parenting, reward stickers, or planner and journaling stickers. A snip of ribbon or lace or twine is nice on occasion, but I won't use yarn or fabric scraps. I have many allergies (seriously, over 200 known allergies), so I'm not interested in receiving cosmetics, pressed flowers, strongly scented items. I'm atheist and am not interested in receiving anything western religious/christian/deity themed. Honoring earth, others, and self is welcome. 🚫

Here's a fun article about a postcard collector you might enjoy: https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2023/01/09/1133372930/postcard-collector-donald-brown-amassed-hundreds-of-thousands-over-eight-decades

Favorite Books

The Secret Garden was my first favorite book. I've read Jane Eyre several times. The Griffin and Sabine series, Marjane Satrapi and Michelle Tea graphic novels are keepers. More recently, The Night Circus and anything by Matt Haig. I read at least 4 books a month and am very fond of libraries and library apps. My taste is all over the place, but I don't tend to like crime/mystery much. Memoirs often make me dislike the author, because they come across as very out of touch in most cases.

Favorite Movies

City of Lost Children, True Stories and Marie Antoinette are my top favorites.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillermo del Toro, Wes Anderson, and Sophia Coppola are my favorite modern directors.

I'll watch anything with Salma Hayek, Tilda Swinton, Toni Collette, Mia Wasikowska, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, Lea Seydoux, Franka Potente, Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, or John Goodman. Vincent Price!

I studied German expressionist film, film production, photography, journalism/women in media, and literature. Double major, double minor. BA(IS)


Comment: I adore everything you sent. The crafting of the envelope and the making of the folio remind me of the real meaning of sending swaps. I'm always inspired to learn more about papercrafting and design when I get your letters. Thank you so much!
Comment: Hi Kat! Thanks so much for the 6 PC's for the swap and for sharing the 2 extra. Aren't so nice! I love what you sent me!
Comment: Thank you so much! I really like your postcard. The watercolor is fabulous!
Comment: Thank you for your postcard. I just started collecting PC's so it will be a nice addition ☺️
Comment: WOW!, I loved the envelopes and am a bit jealous became I don’t know how to make them. I need to learn. Thanks bunches,
Response: Let me know if you want instructions on how I made them! Glad they're a hit! πŸ“¬
susieq11 rated for Altered Postcard 4 on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable postcard with the added poodle - simple is best and I LOVE it!!! She looks darling out in a field of flowers! Thanks so much for joining! xoxo
Comment: Thanks so much!
Comment: Thanks Kat and thanks for the extras too! I always appreciate a meet up card, especially if it has all the stamps/signatures!
fishsteak rated for Random Envelope 15 on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Thanks for such a fun random envelope! I love everything, especially the cute letter set and fold n' seal!
Comment: Thank you very much for the cute little black kitty. I love cats so this was a great card.
simcoe54 rated for SSM: January Pick 5 postcards on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great batch of postcards and the unmarked stamp :)
Begokschaf rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: See Through Postcard on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your card! It travelled well. I hope that you had fun making it.
squince rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
Eulegirl rated for FTLOC#1-Tea time-US on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the teabags in the nice holder!
Response: Wow, did this just arrive?! It was sent last August!
susieq11 rated for Handmade Envelopes 01/2023 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the pretty envelopes - I love all the shades and patterns! And for the extras - envelope, stickers and labels! Happy you joined - thanks a lot! : )
Mistyinltown rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much, I love that rainbow striped washi. Also all the awesome skull stickers!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC! I love making gel plate and brayered papers! I use packing papers! They make perfect backgrounds and are easy to tear, once they are painted. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome! Do you think I should do another round of this swap? Have have several more made by someone else...do you? Drop me a message to reply.
AuntieBlythe rated for Postcards for Grief #2 on Jan 23, 2023

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

geekgirl1001000 on Dec 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for the RAK postcard! That was super sweet and I love it.

wolfeagle on Nov 28, 2022:

Thank you so much for the USA Mystery Supply Mail Art.

Heirloom on Aug 25, 2022:

Had to post this after reading your profile for an upcoming swap. My fav show, as well!

RiverTopanga on Aug 14, 2022:

So happy you liked the images. I'm a big believer in sharing art supplies. Enjoy!

DPClamavi on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you very much for the amazing RAK ! Your mail and kindness totally made my day β™₯β™₯β™₯

OrigamiGrace on Jun 14, 2022:

Just stopping by to say


From Cheap Postage Group:)

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

Rainydancer on Jun 22, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

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