Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2024 7:24 pm


Date Joined: March 19, 2022
Last Online: September 21, 2022
Birthday: November 28, 1976
Country: United States

About Me

I am not going away- but I am winding down and will be taking a break in parts of August & September because I am traveling.

Don’t feel you need to send extras. I am here to connect and make art. I give hearts based on your effort.

How I spend my time: I work in management at a museum. I care about my job and museums as institutions. In general I spend time on my interests: nature, art, birdwatching, drawing, sketch books, embroidery, and Postcrossing. I like to go camping, canoe and generally to hang out and look for things in the woods. I am in my 40s and live with my husband and 2 cats.

Favorite Books

My cats are named for characters in a very funny book written by my favorite author of Comics/Graphic novels (Neil Gaiman) and another favorite author (Terry Pratchett).

I like literary fiction, speculative fiction, and graphic novels. My favorite graphic novel at the moment is an adaptation of Octavia Butler's the Parable of the Sower that came out.

The best book I read recently was by Warren Ellis: "Nina Simone's Gum". Seriously. Trust it.


  • I value kindness, humor and curiosity.
  • Blues, greens: cool (vs warm) colors in general
  • Science-y things
  • Postcrossing - the forum is my favorite place to swap
  • Animals who are RIDICULOUSLY cute or weird. Examples:

    • Pika (cute)
    • Spoonbills (weird)
    • Red panda (cute)
    • Opossum (really bizarre)
  • In general- unusually small things.

  • ATCs
  • Foraging
  • Birds
  • Native plants
  • Puzzles both picture and logic
  • Wordle and many of its spin-offs.

Things that I avoid

Alliums (shallots, onions, leeks, garlic - they make me sick.)

Polarization. I don’t hate you if you don’t vote like me. I don’t hate you if our countries don't get along.

Swarms. They creep me out.


When someone tries to convert me. I respect your deeply held beliefs, even if I don't want to join you in them. Please respect mine.

Favorite Television

I am woefully behind on everything. We're going to have to finally subscribe to Netflex and take a sabbatical to catch up.

I have enjoyed:

  • Insecure
  • Fleabag
  • Hanna
  • Wheel of Time
  • Dr. Who
  • Loki

Favorite Music

A strange smattering of things:

  • Ana Tijoux
  • Bomba Estéreo
  • Bowie
  • Kate Bush
  • The Clash
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Lizzo
  • MIA
  • Minski
  • Prince
  • Sleater-Kinney


Trinket rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - Q on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for this ATC, adore these Alphabet swaps and am building up a steady collection of letters.
jaynesmith rated for Alphabet ATC - F (round #2) on Oct 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC. I'm also so pleased about the other cards and stickers you sent. Reusable stickers is a new concept to me and I'm keen to use them.
nomadmama rated for Alphabet ATC - K (round #2) on Aug 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic handmade mail. I loved all the handmade elements, especially your adorable koala.
luluvision rated for AMA: Collaboration Puzzle Fun #2 on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for your pieces! They are great! I love that retro ephemera and I love vintage postage stamps!
nalaqueen rated for AtB: Postcrossing Lovers on Jul 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for your pc
papercraft70 rated for AtB: Postcrossing Lovers on Jul 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely hand drawn and hand painted postcard. Thanks for trading my profile too.😃
Sonya rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - V on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun cards, Emily. I had to LOL at the strawberry violin! :D
tristitia rated for AMA: Scraptastic Mail Art Swap on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Emily - sorry for the late rating, I've had a tough past couple of weeks... I love everything about this! Your envelope is awesome (and thank you for the nurse stamp!), the little folder you made for the ATC, and the ATC itself - love! Thank you so much for a great swap!!
Pantlessrobot rated for AtB: Postcrossing Lovers on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: I love the postcard you sent!also the drawing on the back is very fun.
wordlesspoetry86 rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - T on Jul 21, 2022
Comment: Omgosh this is incredible. Thank you so much!
jjhere rated for AAA: Cat on Jul 18, 2022
Comment: I love your kitties! Thank you so much.
MissRich rated for Alphabet ATC - J (round #2) on Jul 15, 2022
Comment: I love this Justice ATC! Beautiful art! Thank you so much!
Pandagirl805 rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - S on Jul 14, 2022
Comment: This is such a cute little skunk thank you!
BookishPenpal rated for Alphabet ATC - G (round #2) on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: I'm horrible at this rating thing apparently 🥺 Thank you for the amazing goldfish 💚 Happy Swapping!
BookishPenpal rated for Alphabet ATC - E (round #2) on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: Sorry I am so late rating! I totally thought I had already done it. 🤦‍♀️ I love my Emu atc 💚 Thank you for sending it my way. Happy Swapping!
ensigncelery rated for AtB: Animal ATC and a note #1 on Jul 11, 2022
Comment: First of all, I need you to know that I SQUEAKED when I opened your swap 💜 Your art is so wonderful, and getting to see a Pika in your style AND having you paint "me" is just amazing! I'm so in love with this swap, thank you SO much 💖🧡💛💚💙💜
Comment: Thanks for the ATC! I actually did an Iris for mine too. They're the state flower where I live. :)
lrm1980 rated for AtB Handmade PC Swap #2 on Jul 5, 2022
Comment: Oh, wow! I love the awesome hand-drawn Rainbow Brite card! It definitely made me smile.
Comment: LOVE this fungi alphabet! Thank you so much
wordlesspoetry86 rated for Endangered Species ATC on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: These cards are just perfect. I love them. Thank you for putting in so much effort and making them fantastic.

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rsj244 on May 15, 2022:

Hi Pika! Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for hosting that Inchies Swap! I look forward to joining :) :) :)

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