Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2021 6:44 am


Date Joined: April 30, 2009
Last Online: August 13, 2020
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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About Me

I work as a driver on a big old clunky shrimp and crab boats CLICK

8/30/12 I have had such an incredible time meeting up with other members of SB. I cherish the lifetime friends I have made and look so forward to meeting more people and making new friends. I am having a BLAST!

To date I have met 37 members from Swap-Bot!!

@Giddyannie March 2017 @JukeJan Jan 2017

@HeidiC October 2016
@Wickedred Nov 2016
@MAGALA Nov 2016

Hi! My name is Ryoan. Pronounced Rye-own. My husband of 35 years Ned and I live in SW Florida.

I talk about my husband Ned like you know him because you should. He is a great guy.

Mom of one 27 year old HERO!


I have 3 Bengal cats and 1-F2 Asian spotted leopard to keep me company. A bit on the wild side for house pets, but never a dull moment. I started with 1 Bengal and he seemed bored and it just kinda got out of hand from there. Bengals are like potato chips. Ya can't have just one.

I also have an African Grey parrot, Conrad, that has the vocab of a 3 year old. He talks very clearly and even can hold a conversation. He swears a LOT. We don't get along too good. It is Neds bird.

I drive a big old shrimp boat during season. Then a crab boat for stone crab and tarpon crab. Most off time is spent thrifting and off shore fishing. And lets not forget the time of from that stuff, I am pretty much sloth like. Sleeping a lot!

I LOVE to laugh! I have a wicked fun sense of humor at anyone's expense. teehee

More stuff

When it comes to my Etsy wishlist, yes, I have things on there that I want. The small dollar stuff. The rest is inspirational to me. Not for purchasing.

I am always up for a private swap! Just pop me a PM.

I am a coffee loving junkie! I drink way too much but enjoy every cup like it's the first of the morning.
Ahhhhhh, cup-o-joe I luv you! (not flavored)

Not a tea drinker at all.

I am a smoker and I have 4 exotic house cats. I talk like a sailor. I can fart at will. Pretty classy huh~

I love dark, macabre, cemeteries, death, mourning rituals, ghouls, demons, spirits, ghosts, house cleansing, people cleansing, burial rituals......but I'm really not a 'dark' person at all. Just morbid.

I believe in angels

'My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.' ~Albert Einstein

I love nature & animals. I have a passion for animals that runs deep. In fact, I tend to like animals more than a large percentage of people.

I make dolls, so ANY supplies are welcomed. Heads, arms, legs and stuff.

I will be SOBER 12 years on July 5th, 2017!!!!

I am in love with my life.

I have NO fear of dying....it's HOW I die that bothers me.

Stuff I LOVE~

I love to make craft items with old costume jewelry.

I LOVE getting extras and I love giving them. Any extras are happily received.

I don't care to read or have the time, so books and book related items are NOT on my wish list~


Costume/vintage jewelry, can be broken or just 1 of 2 earrings,

Stencils new or used

Partial sticker sheets for journaling

Fat Quarters, luv them

scrapbook embellishments,

things that sparkle,

catnip cat toys,


Costume/vintage jewelry,

tacky glue,


handmade aprons,


voodoo dolls,


skeleton keys

address labels

Avon products

fibre and lace pieces. I am an absolute fiber junkie.

Polymer clay/white

jewelry making tid bits

glass beads PLEASE~

jewelry wire

pierced dangle earrings

silver jewelry

love some home made soap

Things that smell good/body lotions, tarts that melt


Babies or small children. Don't like either.

I don't like Kawaii, cutesy stuff. Not a Twilight fan......AT ALL. But I LOVE HELLO KITTY!

My Tattoo

Pahleeze no more pieces of paper or paper scraps. Full sheets of scrapbook paper is fine, otherwise, no thank you.

I LOVE goats!

I seriously would love to be owned by a sloth.

Favorite Music

I done gone COUNTRY!!! Yee fuckin Haw~

Favorite Movies

Horror Flick Chick. If it has a Zombie in it, I love it.

About Me

I work on crab boats as a driver. I drive for Stone crab season and a shrimp boat during the shrimp season. I LOVE my job~ Especially shrimp season. I drive at night under the stars, It is beautiful at night in the Gulf of Mexico. The sea life that I am fortunate to see, amazes me everyday. Dolphins ride in the wake of the boat often. All different forms of sea creatures come up in the shrimp nets. I get to look at them all before throwing them back to live on.

View out my 'office window'/driving with my feet~

About Me

8/1/13 I'VE BEEN PUBLISHED! I'VE BEEN PUBLISHED! I entered one of my dolls in a challenge for ART DOLL QUARTERLY and my doll was accepted and is in the Aug/Sept/Oct 2013 issue! SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Comment: Thanks for the wand and the extras! I am going to remember this embedding technique to use on other swaps! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
user7949 rated for IS: Prayer flag - USA on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Love the flag. Perfect timing and thank you for the images and the gelli prints.
sandyponey rated for PVT Valentine large altered tag on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Your art is so awesome. Thank you for sharing your creative treasures. :-) Sandy
Response: You are quite welcome my Dear Friend! Always a pleasure!
rmrascal rated for IS: Spreading Christmas Cheer - USA on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: This package contained a very nice throw. In colors white and gray which would fit any room in my house. Thank you for this lovely gift.
Response: I don't even know how to repond to this rate. I spent $16.00 OVER the limit and got you fabulous quality merchadise. This is very sad. :(
Lisapotterylady rated for IS: Elements of Nature USA on Nov 18, 2016
Comment: Its here ~ hooray! That mobile is excellent, something I have wanted for a long time. I also love the beads and the fiber. Thanks for sending all of this, and I'm sorry that it took me so long to get to the PO.
Response: Yay! I am so glad you like what I made. I made myself one that goes floor to ceiling. Thanks for the heart rate.
pianoheart rated for Craft Exchange on Nov 4, 2016
Comment: Thank you for swapping with me.
Response: I sent you a web link to the rock tumbler we agreed on swapping. It was used ONE time. I sent 2 extra packs of 2 diff grades of grit along with a box of grit unopened. EVERYTHING agreed upon for this private swap. Were you expecting extras?
Comment: What a wonderful way to come home from work... getting 2 packages from you for this swap! The wind chime you made for me is absolutely beautiful. I'm putting it up in my living room :) The rubbers stamps are awesome and I can't wait to use them. The flower seeds... a mix especially for The Bees is so close to my heart! The baby is awesome and we love him :-D and... the yarn you chose for your gloves is so nice. I'm gonna get started on them tonight :) Thanks so much for a awesome swap. Yours will be heading out in the not too distant future my friend : ) Much love to you.
Response: What a great review! I am beyond thrilled you are happy with everything I made or chose for you in this pvt swap. I love that you will now be a Mom to a Marimo! Don't forget to give him a bath now and again. Thanks for a fun swap and heart rate~
tiffanyjoy rated for Junk Junkies on Oct 13, 2016
Comment: This package brought tears to my eyes. You are so incredibly generous and thoughtful. I am in love with everything - the cute T-shirt (sending you a pic of me wearing it in the snow), the super cute apron (cannot properly express my intense love for it), cute socks, corks, paper, ephemera, NAPKINS GALORE (I stared at each one for way too long), the junky journal all ready for me to play with (you did the most gruelling part for me!), jewelry bits, etc. I cannot thank you enough. Ryker was with me and saw the army guy and exclaimed, "she sent something for me!" Yep, beaming ear to ear he grabbed it , took it upstairs, and introduced him to his other army guys. Lol The only thing more amazing than this package is your friendship. Love your guts forever. ❤❤❤❤
Response: Awww Honey your the best! I now have cleaned out drawers! I did make that journal and I knew you liked making art journals so it found the perfect home. I am sincere when I say my things couldn't have found a better home. Now you have a stash! Thanks for the incredible rant and heart rate my friend. Love you GOBBS & Oodles!
Comment: Super cuter chunky house, love the ribbon trim - awesome idea, the bat is really cute also. Thanks for the extra goodies!
Response: Thanks for the heart rate~
Comment: wow wow wow what a cool little fairy! & the shipping packaging was very clever too lol! thanks so much I decided to hang her on my wall n_n
Response: I am so glad you like her, she was one of my favorites I've made along the fairy lines. Thanks for the heart rate!
Comment: I love the Dotee! thanks for the cd too! i love country! happy swapping
Response: thanks for the heart rate!
Comment: Thanks for the witch and extras.
Response: Happy Halloween time! Thanks for the heart rate~
ThriftyUrbanMom rated for R&T: Rolodex & Paper Craft on Sep 9, 2016
Comment: You sent me above and beyond what was discussed! I thought you would send me a few ~ you sent a LARGE PIZZA box full of paper goodness! I thought you were joking! You're are so generous, too much! Let me know if you want me to send some of this back to you, I feel too spoiled, too indulged! I just can't stop smiling. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
Response: Noooo! That is for you me Sweet! Now you can play with paper swaps and have stuff to choose from. You needed a stash! I am so glad you're happy. Enjoy my friend. Thanks for the heart rate.
Comment: First let me thank you for inviting me to this group. I already love all the swaps. And then to have you as a partner to send me a wonderful whimsey jar filled with fun! But, and I hope you don't mind, I adore the map you sent. Cannot ever get enough maps.
Response: I like maps too! teehee. I'm glad you like everything and thanks for the heart rate!
Fenriss rated for *Private* Swap for RyeRye & Fenriss on Sep 9, 2016
Comment: Wheeee! I just got your box, and it is aMAZing! Wow, when you mentioned that dress, I had no idea how pretty it would be. I don't know if I can cut it up, tbh. Might have to see if I can find a tiny friend who could fit into it! Thank you so much <3
Response: I am glad you liked the items I sent your way. Have fun! Thanks for the heart rate my Dear~
Comment: I LOVE these ornaments!!! 😍 And the puzzle piece, bells and pumpkins and other goodies! Such a fun package to open. Thanks!!
Response: Thanks Tracy! I was so worried they would break in shipping. Thanks for the prompt rating and the heart rate~ You're always so kind with your words.
CurlyTea rated for My first swap attempt! BFF swap! on Aug 17, 2016
Comment: I love my Zombie! I named him Corpsey Shufflington. He is my very favorite item. If there is a fire, I will grab my kids and Corpsey! RyeRye, you are amazing and I feel so special to get one of your fabulous creations. Wuv you, big hugs!
Response: Love his name! I am glad he has a good home to hang out at. Thank you so much for the rave review and the heart rate my Dear!
JudalineZ rated for Jud & Rye on Aug 17, 2016
Comment: love the washa tape!
Response: Thanks for the heart rate ~
ThriftyUrbanMom rated for R&T: Doll & Needle Book on Aug 11, 2016
Comment: WOW oh WOW! Thank you so much! This was so awesome to receive! Beautiful pins, and holder and pin cushion! oh I am in LOVE!!!!
Response: You are so welcome Rachael! I am so happy you're happy! Thanks for the heart rate~
sunshinesuperman rated for IS-Halloween Paper Doll-USA on Aug 10, 2016
Comment: Love, love, love my Witch. She is up with the rest of my Halloween décor announcing that our holiday draws near. All the other goodies you tucked inside already have uses in future swaps. Yeah!!! Thank you. Hugs, Mona
Response: Oh I am so happy you like her and the stuff I sent along. Thanks for the heart rate & enjoy the season. It's my favorite!

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anrtist on May 10, 2020:


Hoping you have wonderful Mother's Day memories TODAY!
Blessings, cc

lemooon on Nov 1, 2019:


Wishing you all the best!



for NOVEMBER sweeties through LLL group (not swap)


VivaLaDiane on Apr 16, 2019:

anrtist on Mar 20, 2019:

HAPPY SPRING!!!! yay YAY yay SPRING is finally here! LOL ;-)

Blessings, cc

CurlyTea on Feb 7, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

anrtist on Jul 2, 2018:

spreading a little butterfly love! ;-)

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

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