Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2021 12:39 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2016
Last Online: December 2, 2021
Birthday: June 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Update March 2021 - I have been away for a while, but I am back.I have mailed out the zine swap I owed to 3 people (rightfully rated "1" by 2 of them). Everyone has received theirs. Link to finished zine on Flickr

I was looking at some of the "top swaps" and noticed that many of them specified "no home made", well, home made is really what I would most like to receive (I can buy things for myself).

I'm older than I've ever been (and now I'm even older, and now I'm even older...I'm older than that still). 2020 was a year of change for me - I retired and moved to the Finger Lakes area of NY. I am still married and still attached to a black pittie rescue dog.

I like doll making most of all as that incorporates sculpture, painting, design, fabric, embroidery and beading. I used to be able to draw and paint, but I lost the knack from disuse. Zentangling seemed like a way back, but I like it for itself. I think the gems are really pretty.

I don't really need extras ~~ my ratings are based on the swap itself. That said, I use almost everything as I like junk journaling and such like.


  • Jewel tone colors
  • Hand-made/one of a kind
  • Wit and Symbolism
  • Fish-related (includes cephalopods)
  • Insects and Arachnids
  • Ooak Art Dolls
  • Shiny stuff
  • Grungy stuff
  • Beads, ribbons, embellishments
  • Anything interesting or unusual or personal
  • Religious iconography and mythology


  • Violence, cruelty and gore
  • Saccharin or kawaii
  • Passive-aggressive narcissists who can't be bothered to acknowledge they even received the swap for weeks on end because that isn't "fun" for them.


  • Stickers - most, but not all, are uninteresting
  • Cartoons (Garfield is hideous, but Mutts is elegant; I do love Lynda Barry)
  • mutts pic It just depends on how well it's done

  • Clowns mostly hate, but it could be done well, this one is charming: "Primitive Clown"

  • Muddy colors, again, it all depends on how they're used
  • I don't mind receiving religious tracts as long as you don't mind how I use them in my work (be forewarned)

Favorite Crafts

I like to do mixed media using jewelry, paper, ceramics - anything that can be altered or repurposed - one man's crap is another man's treasure.

Since I've joined Swap-bot, mail art has become my main creative outlet ~ postcards, ATCs and just starting zines which have challenge of the added elements of time and narrative. I've added gelli printing (lowercase because it's homemade from gelatin and glycerine, remelted after each use, pia) and alcohol inks to my repertoire since being here. I've done a couple of journals, but honestly, they're exhausting.

I also do handmade one of a kind paperclay and polymer clay dolls, so fabrics and embellishments (dangly earrings) are always welcome.


Comment: I'm always happy when I recognize one of your decorated envies in my mailbox. You do such beautiful work. Thank you for the happy mail day.
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #102 on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you. This postcard is already gorgeous. And I love your star washi tape.
Comment: Thanks for passing this one on! What an absolutely gorgeous PC! I can't wait to finish it up and send it along to its owner!
Artstamper rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass R3 on Nov 9, 2021
Comment: Wow! This is beautiful. Can't wait to finish and send it home. I always enjoy hearing from you. Like your little note. I like that tangle but seem to need to be looking at it to get it right. This will help. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you so much - can't wait to add my name to this post card.
Response: Thank you.
Comment: Oh my Goddess!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love it! So beautiful! Thank you!!
Comment: thank you for your thoughtful Fairy page!
Comment: I love the tangled twinchie you added to the PC. And I love your tangled note cards.Your work is inspiring. Thank you!
LizzyJo rated for TUT ~ Zine-Go-Round R7 on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: I like your addition to the zine. You do such nice work.
wyrdfae rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #101 on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Wow I love what you did with this one and the envelope
Comment: Thanks for sending along this absolutely fun twinchie PC! I can't wait to add to it!
InstaTangle rated for TUT~ Bijou Tile J, K, L πŸ„ on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: thank you for the bijou tiles, all three of these patterns are new to me. I am going to try them out. I love trying new patterns,
uiltje rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #100 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: It surprised me how the first round of this card was sent this way.......... Thanks for fixing things. I don't know how the base card looked like, but I really love the way your embossed the edges of the card. It looks like antique!
camelsamba rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #99 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: I’ll get to work on it! I am still making prints on occasion (although I can’t remember what I sent you). I don’t have easy access to a press right now but figured out a method for small prints, so I’m not stuck with barrens and hand-rubbing. (PS thanks for using a zebra card for your notecard :^)
KristenCat rated for CPG Upcycled Food Package PC - US on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: thanks so much. i love the postcard and also think the celestial tea boxes are gorgeous.
PrairieKittin rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass R2 on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: I love the colors and the way you can't tell where one ends and the other begins!
PrairieKittin rated for TUT ~ Zine-Go-Round R6 on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: I love your addition to this one!! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for your Nursery catalog page & poems
Comment: I like the colors you put in the background and the tangles you used. Now I need to figure out how to add another tangled course to go with your plate of spaghetti. I love your tangled note cards, and the punchies you use on your envies. Thank you.
Response: Thanks. Yeah, I have to admit I was a bit stumped by the blue-green twinchie card you sent - mainly because your lines are so delicate and steady. You'll see. Looking forward to seeing how you met this challenge, too.
wolfeagle rated for AMA: HD/HP Pass and Paste #109 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you. We haven't yet had cooler weather, though I'm looking forward to it also. ;)

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wolfeagle on Sep 14, 2021:

Thank you for working on my Pass and Paste. Love how you continued with the teal/gold colors.

papercraft70 on Jul 13, 2021:

Hello Cecily, Thank you for the HMPC tag. It is so lovely. ❀️ - Hamiza

wolfeagle on May 4, 2021:


Thank you so much for the great big butterfly and flowers postcard. I like how you used the tea bags to tone down the butterflies.

stephiedee on Apr 4, 2021:

Thank you for the Cheap Postage - Pay It Back tag - your painted papers are great. :)

OrigamiGrace on May 26, 2020:


Hope you're well!!

Artstamper on Dec 19, 2019:

Just received my finished USA Zentangle zine. Just wanted to thank you for the lovely page you added Will put it on my flicker page so you can see all of it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

LizzyJo on Aug 20, 2019:

Thanks for sharing with me how the dream PC turned out. It looks pretty cool!

elflady on Aug 15, 2019:

Thanks so much for completing and sending home my postcard. They do get mixed up sometimes. Noelene

YooperHill on Aug 13, 2019:

I love you return for the Mestery supply swap, again swap. Everything from the envelope to the art inside! Thank you.

AmookIslandCreations on Jun 13, 2019:

I would love to work out something with you to get some yellow peonies! When are you moving? Hugs from Alaska!

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