Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2019 10:47 am


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: March 18, 2019

Country: Canada

About Me

The rating pledge

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About half of the cards I've sent out never get rated. I mostly want to know if they were received. If you haven't received a card within a month of my send date, please let me know. And if you get my card but prefer not to rate (I realize some people feel it's too judgy), you can private message me or leave a comment in the Comments column, just to put my mind at rest.

Hi, I'm new-ish. Started in December 2018.

I like staying creative in small ways.

Handpainted acrylics background

Many years ago I use to carve stamps (soft-block prints) and swap handcarved printed cards. I still have many of my hand-carved blocks. I also made handmade mini books and swapped a few. I favor handcrafted one-of-a-kind things. I haven't swapped in many years and want to get back into it.

Carved block prints

Things I find interesting:

  • Everything Keri Smith--in particular her Wander Society concept.
  • Documenting things a la the Wander Society
  • Hygge concept - cosy, comforting, calm, zen
  • Little Free Library visits while wandering and exploring
  • Dogs
  • Coffee shops
  • Municipal art galleries
  • Whimsical things

Favorite Books

My favourite books are the kind I want to keep and not give away. Or the kind I think are so good I want to pass it on, then buy a second copy to keep.

Being Mortal - Atul Gawande

The Wander Society - Keri Smith

The Guerrilla Art Kit - Keri Smith

Experimental Travel - Rachel Antony, Joel Henry

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well - Meik Wiking

El Deafo - Cece Bell

Good Mail Day - Jennie Hinchcliff

How Can Art Make You Happy - Bridget Payne


For the fellow Canadians out there, there's a Canada-to-Canada postcard tag on Postcrossing. https://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=122386

It's great for those Canadian postcard people who want to stay creative and save some money on postage.


Ricky Gervais makes me laugh and reflect. The Office (BBC) was squirmy hilarious. The Extras is my favourite of his British sitcoms. After Life, not so good, but I did like his encounters with Ann at the cemetery. I like his latest stand up work too, Humanity.

I like the Jon Oliver show and Bill Maher's show. Politics and social issues served up with humour is the easiest way to grasp what's going on in politics. I really enjoyed The Daily Show when it was hosted by Jon Stewart.

On Netflix, I like Bill Burr and Jim Jeffries stand-up comedy.

I'm still a fan of Saturday Night Live. I've watched every season.

Food and Drink

Take-Out Food: Asian especially Thai and Indian.

Drink: Bubble tea, coffee, club soda with fruit juice.

Note to myself

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Momskii rated for World Book Day - Notecard Swap on Mar 17, 2019
Comment: beautiful card, I'm going to make a few like that myself. Like your selections, I will see if I can find them at the library
Response: Thanks for the 5 heart, Momskii. Since I sent that card I found one more book like the 3 I listed. It's a parody of the Griffin & Sabine books....Sheldon & Mrs. Levine. Funny postcards and letters between a tormented son and his mother. Funny, especially if you've read a G&S book.
Comment: Excellent postcard and quote on Kaleidoscopes. Hadn't remembered they're soothing in their way. Thanks for sending.
Response: I'm so glad to like it. I like the bright jewel tone colours. Thanks for the 5 heart.
earthnk rated for PnS: Food packaging on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: I hope to try some of this Canadian Greek yogurt someday when I’m there. Thanks for the nice card.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for letting me know it arrived. And thanks for the 5-heart.
earthnk rated for PnS: Sender's Choice on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely post card. After reading your note I had to look carefully at the picture before the woman revealed herself. Imagining Canada at 2 years old I wonder if it went through the “terrible 2’s stage that toddlers trod?😀
Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you liked the Voyageur postcard. She was an amazing artist. Canada is lucky to have her work. She stayed for a short time then went back to England. I imagine it was a tough lifestyle.
PeliKat rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - March on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: I love your ezine about tartans and the meanings behind the colors. You did a beautiful job on this and it's definitely going into my collection!
Response: Thank you. I enjoyed making it. Thank you for the 5-heart.
mediatinker rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - March on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: TIL Canada has an official tartan!
Response: There's a strong Scottish history in many parts of the country. The city I work in was founded by a Scot, and it has it's own official tartan (green and blue) registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans. Thanks for the 5-heart. :)
Comment: Hi Rome thank you for the square collage PC. I really like it :) It came today and was much welcomed in my mailbox :) The library is one of my favorite places to be . peace love light
Response: Fantastic, it arrived. Thanks nannydino. I'm looking forward to more OIC swapping with you.
rainydayangie rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - March on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
elliecf rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - March on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: I love tartan too! My family's Scottish, our clan tartan is Cameron :)
Response: I've been to Scotland once and loved it. I love bagpipes - I've been in pubs a couple of times where bagpipers showed up to play a song or two. A lot of the towns in my province were founded by Scots. There's one that holds a very popular Scottish Festival every year. Yeah tartan!
mermaidery rated for Email Questions Swap No. 6 - Cars on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: I love VW's. I am obsessed with the VW Bus. My grandmother had one. I'd love a camperbus one day! Thanks for sharing. :D
Response: And thanks for sharing your car answers with me. Your current VW is impressive.
iowa05 rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - March on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Super fun little zine! :D Thanks!
tentmari rated for Email Questions Swap No. 6 - Cars on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your car history. Thank you for sharing it with me. 😊💕
sojourner rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - March on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a fun zine.
samjowers rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - March on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: I love tartan as well! I just never felt I could carry it off! lol thanks for a great zine!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
lemooon rated for NH: Send a card on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for beautiful card and your story! I have joined in postcrossing a few years ago. It reminds me of back then. Thank you again! Have a great day!
mb58ca rated for DIY - Postcard Swap on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: This was VERY COOL!!! Thanks for sending it.
Comment: Thank you for being so detailed in your writing, I love how you added pictures :)
Comment: thanks for the timothy's coffee chunk! love it! love the stamp to and this was so pretty! thank you! I will be setting up the march cardboard swap tomorrow after I assign another swap. thank you for participating. have an awesome day Rome!
Comment: Thanks for the Canadian Heritage Moment!

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wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


SwapFairy on Jan 1, 2019:

Hello Rome, I love how unique yet simple your profile is:) I hope that I will be able to swap with you too one day in the future. I just wanted to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR. May god bless you and all your dreams come true.-IsraaXXX

nancyjo49 on Jan 1, 2019:

Happy happy New Year to you. Hope your new year is a great one. My husband and I made it to midnight. That is a plus for us seniors. Enjoy. Your swap partner, Nancy Lawson, nancyjo 49

systemka on Jan 1, 2019:

Hi dear Rome!

Happy New Year to you!

I celebrated this magic night with my family, round the dinner table) children were playing and we were watching traditional movies and concerts)

Hope you had great celebration too, and wishing many positive emotions to you this happy year!!

From Belarus with love,



Kuuruusu on Jan 1, 2019:

Happy New Year to my dear swap partner 90960! In my home country, Finland, we say ”Hyvää Uutta Vuotta!” :) I hope this new year 3019 will bring you a lot of happiness, good health, friendship, fascinating and inspirational new things, lots of smiles and laughter too. Greetings from Kuuruusu in Finland.

Freyja on Dec 24, 2018:

Yule E-Cards

KatePossum on Dec 24, 2018:

Many years ago I learnt about Kerri Smith, also the SCRIBBLE project by Lisa Currie... I will look up Wander Society... Also I too have made hand carved stamps, I would love to see any photos you have of your work :)

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