Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 10:41 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2018
Last Online: December 3, 2023
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States

About Me

Not sure what to write? Share your favorite memory of a lost loved one. Interpret lost however you like, as well as loved one.

Previously, I asked swappers to name the first role that comes to mind when I mention Tim Curry. The most common Tim Curry role mentioned is Frank-n-furter, followed by Clue. The most obscure response is the Monk episode he was on.

Entire profile updated on 11/16/2023

Be the swaps you want to see in the world! I've started hosting more swaps recently, and I would like to encourage anyone who might be hesitant to host. If you don't see a swap you wish was an option to join, make it! Host it! Make it reality! Jump in!

I've officially drained my savings and am appealing my SSI disability denial. I started this disability process over three and a half years ago, and haven't had income for that time. If you have an extra stamp or two to include in a swap, that's one more swap I get to participate in! I have tons of swap materials, but can't buy new stamps to send it all out.

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

I'm quick to happy cry, proud cry, and aww cry. Water sign, indeed. πŸ’¦

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, write_on, and other postal and paper crafts. βœ‚οΈ

Β‘Avid! postal swap participant. πŸ“¬

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. Mouse, a 17 year old lilac point siamese, has stage 4 kidney disease. She was given 6-12 month life expectancy about two and a half years ago, so she's holding on! Over the past several weeks, Mouse has been losing a tenth of a pound a week. Mini Mouse. (July 2023) Her weight has stabilized for the past few weeks, but I'd prefer she were gaining some back for winter weight. (Oct 2023)

I started a ko-fi to help support Mouse's ongoing treatments for stage 4 kidney disease, at http://ko-fi.com/katkatbobat/tiers

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 stenosis and multiple other spinal and nerve problems, allergic response inflammatory arthritis, as well as a handful of other autoimmune issues including over 200 known allergies (meaning it is nearly impossible to manage my 200+ allergies and allergic response arthritis,or even anaphylaxis, if I'm out in the world). If you know me in person, you know where my epi pens are kept at all times! Unless you can relate to chronic illness and disability, I'm not terribly interested in talking about it, but wanted to acknowledge where I'm at. #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, hedge witch, Hecate. 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, etc.), the old Beetlejuice animated series, Edward Gorey, Nikki McClure, CROWS!, black+red+white together (orange is my least favorite color, but it is fine in a rainbow or Halloween or something you created context), ghosts, bats, CATS!, cats in glasses, 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, peacock mantis shrimp, mantis and stick insects, 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„

Raven Story (2021) is my favorite USPS postage stamp. 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 led a team that 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 i've never used cosmetics (allergic, was never an option, yes even the hypoallergenic stuff). 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, not into this marketing of femininity. On that note, I'm not here for socks, keychains, jewelry, cosmetics, health & beauty items, or 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/transcendentalist after basically growing up in a cult. I'm not interested in receiving anything western religious/christian/deity themed. Honoring earth, others, and self is welcome. 🚫

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 a bare minimum of 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. Don't meet your heroes, right?

Enjoying Never Whistle at Night right now, an anthology of spooky indigenous stories. If you like Big and the Deer Lady on Rez Dogs, you'll like this collection of stories.

Favorite Movies

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

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillermo del Toro, Tim Burton, 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, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Charlyne Yi, Lea Seydoux, Franka Potente, Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, John Goodman, Crispin Glover, Joaquin Phoenix, Gael Garcia Bernal, or Vincent Price!

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


Comment: Your envelope was a delight to open. Thank you the stickers, note card and little Christmas recipes book. Cant wait to try some of them. Merry Christmas.
Comment: I love this card. Very creative. Thank you for the postage stamps.
Comment: Thank you for the sweet postcard of snuggling pets, one of my favorite activities as well. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Just Art Postcard on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: Hi Kat! Being a medieval reenactor, I am very familiar with corsets and their discomfort! HAHA!! I tend to hate 'em unless there is court--- I shy away and go the peasant route! LOL! x Gabi
Dustzappa rated for Just Art Postcard on Nov 30, 2023
Comment: Your card arrived today. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty postcard
Comment: Thank you for your colourful envelope! Always fun to create something out of random things. I really like the cute little pocket you made out of an envelope.
Comment: super cute envie! my fave washi was the sparkly kats lol
Comment: Love the card and the quote! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for all the nice stickers! Santa on the bike is awesome!!
Comment: HI Kat, rec'd your awesome clear-view PC today. Oh, I love this style. Everything fits together so nicely and you captured my likes perfectly. Thx so much again - really awesome. See ya 'round the postbox. Tama x
Comment: Ty
ensigncelery rated for Happy Mail - US on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: It is such a huge compliment that I'm one of the folks you can send quirky things to πŸ’œ Especially since I love every single thing in this envelope, including the lovely paper you used on the envelope itself! I legitimately can't pick a favorite thing, oh my gosh~ even the note is cute! β˜•πŸͺ Thank you so much for the adorable swap. I may or may not be sitting down to use some of this right now~
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Comment: Your swap was absolute perfection for me. Cats! Shakespeare! More Shakespeare! A professor, a beautiful snake named Cordelia. I have to tell you that I have an adopted daughter, Carolina, who is a rat/medical diagnostician in Dar Es Salaam. She's got that Rosalind/Cordelia vibe of "smart girl". If I could give out additional hearts, you would get them. Thank you again.
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap and sharing the history behind your swap ID. It was fun to learn more about you. Thank you for the fun postcards as well. See you in the swaps again soon! πŸ˜€
Lyndylou5 rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage #5 on Nov 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful B&W grid collage card, I really like it! I'm enjoying this series too. I'd never heard of grid collage before, and now I'm obsessed with it. I like the way you even used a postage stamp that's black. Awesome!

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Gnoe on Nov 30, 2023:

Awww Kat you are the sweetest for making & sending me that ΓΌbercute donkey Yuletide postcard. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!!!

crimsonrivulet on Nov 13, 2023:

I received my postcard back today! Thank you! I love the stickers that matched perfectly!!! ❀

crimsonrivulet on Oct 26, 2023:

I received my postcard back today! Thank you! 😊 I love ❀ how you decorated it! Awesome! Best wishes to you!

BlueberryLady on Sep 30, 2023:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group ! 9/30/2023

OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

PinkPengin on Sep 7, 2023:

I am SO sorry for being late saying so, but I just want to thank you huge for the Nature is Queer penguin stickers and the card you sent me. I ended up getting sick right after you sent those and am just now catching up on mail, but I want you to know how amazed I was that you thought of me with those and how "thank you" doesn't even come close!!

susieq11 on Apr 12, 2023:

You’re very welcome - glad it reached you fast! I saw that movie when it was new but I don’t remember that line!!! Been too many decades I guess ha ha! I’m ok being the poodle lady though 🐩πŸ₯°

hibiscus on Mar 11, 2023:

I love your profile mainly because it’s so full of life but also because you like Rick man and know who crispin glover is!!

lou on Mar 8, 2023:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

simcoe54 on Mar 8, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

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