Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2019 12:21 am


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: May 23, 2019

Country: Canada

About Me

If you haven't received a card within a month of my send date, please let me know.

I like staying creative in small ways and this site provides a lot of opportunities. I love making my own postcards. I favor handcrafted one-of-a-kind things.

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.

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
  • Canadiana
  • Amateur art made by regular people

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



Comedians (and their TV shows):

  • Ricky Gervais
  • Jim Jeffries
  • Bill Burr
  • Jon Oliver
  • Jon Stewart
  • Bill Maher
  • Sindhu Vee

Current TV Shows:

I'm still a fan of Saturday Night Live. I've watched every season. Including the years they hadn't invented VCRs yet and I had to stay up well past my bedtime to watch.

What We Do in the Shadows. I don't know anyone who doesn't love this movie. There's a TV series out now on the FX channel. Hilarious. These are classic Romanian Victorian vampires living in modern times.

Kim's Convenience (Toronto) Immigrant Korean family run a variety store near Kensington Market in Toronto. Funny. Wonderful characters.

Schitt's Creek I've grown to really like the "Green Acres" style fish-out-of-water storyline. They film in Orangeville and Goodwood, Ontario (I've visited both locations - my friends who like the show are jealous :D ). I've always loved the SCTV comedians. It's great to see Catherine OHara and Eugene Levy working together.

Food and Drink

Take-Out Food: Asian especially Thai and Indian.

Drink: Bubble tea, coffee, club soda with fruit juice, the tea lattes at Starbucks

Note to myself

Swap-Bot uses Markdown language.


elflady rated for May Scavenger Hunt PC on May 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for this postcard. Its very interesting. How did you do it ? elflady
bstrong rated for OIC: Sender's Choice Postcard #10 on May 22, 2019
Comment: It may take a bit to get here, which is not uncommon with our Canadian snail mail. It is an interesting PC, I did not know about the Handmaid's Tale being filmed there. I enjoyed that information, thank you very much.
Response: Yeah it got there. :) I'm so glad you liked it. Someday I hope I luck out and visit when some HT filming is going on. I'd like to see the ladies in their red capes and white bonnets.
Comment: I love the card made from the board book. Beatrix Potter did beautiful illustrations for her stories.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
mjhaertling rated for 1 + 1 May on May 22, 2019
Comment: You did a beautiful job with this swap, It was right to keep it simple.I love it. Did you take the photo of the turtle?
Response: I didn't take the photo of the turtle. I hope that doesn't disappoint. My photo skills are point and shoot, never developed the eye. I really liked the colour and calm of the water in this photo and thought I could mesh a rainbow of colour into it and still keep the serenity of the scene. Thanks for the heart. :)
jenmcjen rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - May on May 22, 2019
Comment: Sorry bout late rating, I do awful with non-mailbox rates! No excuse! I love your phones zine! I have already printed it out and I love it even better read as it's meant to be. I just adore zines of all kinds, thanks so much!
Response: I agree, email swaps are the hardest to remember to rate. Thanks for responding so quickly to my prompt. I know what you mean about printing out a zine, it transforms and becomes even more interesting. Thanks for the hear jen. :)
kaicee118 rated for Happy New Year🎉🎊 on May 21, 2019
StagKing rated for DAD: Minizine Swap - Free Themed on May 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the super cool zine! What a fun topic/theme!
Response: Glad you liked it. :) I had fun making it.
PeliKat rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - May on May 20, 2019
Comment: I took such a nice walk down memory lane with your telephone zine! I remember the regular rotary dial phone; we had a party line and had regular battles with a neighbor who used to talk forEVER on it! I remember our wall phone in the kitchen with the long cord that could reach all over the room. I loved Green Acres, but apparently missed the episode that explained why they had to climb the pole to use the phone. Lol! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us! Happy swapping to you!!
Response: We were up at a friend's cottage in the early 80s and they still had a party line. You could listen in on other conversations. Crazy.
Comment: Thanks for this great PC! I love the stamps you and your friend made! Good news! David has seen 1 deer, 1 eagle, and 1 fox on Amook in the last week. Hopefully, there will be more that appear! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Feels surreal for me, like reading a novel. But it's real. Sure does point to a global ecological shift. Worrisome. Thank gosh we have postcards to distract us. =}
Comment: Thanks for the nice collage PC. Hamilton House is a good choice for flower gardens. I would also send you 15km south to Prescott Park in Portsmouth NH.
Response: I would love to go back to New Hampshire. We did get to visit White Mountain about 3 years ago. What a scary drive to the peak--no guardrails and fog (clouds were to thick to go all the way to the top). Amazing though and a beautiful area. Loved the drive through New York, Vermont and NH. It was a fun postcard swap. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts. All the fruits you mentioned are some of my favourites, I hope you'll enjoy them when you have the chance to taste them 😊
mediatinker rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - May on May 16, 2019
Comment: I think I had all of the phones pictured except the car phone. Remember back when we impatiently waited for parents or siblings to get off the phone so we could make a call?
Response: Definitely. There were 8 of us sharing one phone! :D
earthnk rated for PnS: Cut n Paste Postcard on May 15, 2019
Comment: Enjoyed your elephant card and yes I learned that fact about them on photo safari. Thanks for swapping.
CrystalZ rated for CDN Swappers: For the Book Lovers on May 15, 2019
Comment: Great rundown of the books you read this month. I like that you even had a variation of types too! I've never read a Sarah Scribbles book but I see her comics all over social media and they always make me chuckle :)
user6937 rated for CDN Swappers: For the Book Lovers on May 15, 2019
Comment: All of your suggestions will probably be put "on hold" at the library. I'll let you know what I think of them!
Comment: These are some great recommendations! I have been to a couple of them, but you listed some great ideas! my boyfriend and I are going to take a day and try and visit as many as we can :)
elinor rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - May on May 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun zine, I can't wait to print and read it :)
Comment: thanks so much
Comment: Thank you for the « nature » package. It is a very nice dog stamp set you have there! 😊💙🐶

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9O96O on May 22, 2019:

Brian Wildsmith Childrens Garden of Verses

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wolfeagle on May 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for the great digital pc. I love the way you included the Scavenger Hunt items. This postcard made my day.

9O96O on May 13, 2019:

9O96O on May 9, 2019:


McGalaxy's stick figure.

MCGalaxy on May 4, 2019:

Here's the URL for my stick figure

I can't figure out how to share it on your profile as an image. I also emailed it to you on Thursday

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/40808275183/in/dateposted-public

astrodogg on Apr 29, 2019:

April showers bring May flowers! profile decor

Mail Deadline: Apr 29, 2019

ID: astrodogg

nancylee on Apr 29, 2019:

Thanks for joining- these are bonus images, I hope your rainy April leads to beautiful blooms :)

bluecrayons on Apr 29, 2019:

April showers bring may flowers —bluecrayons

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