Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: September 21, 2019
September- A Haiku
Golden brilliant trees delight
Long shadows emerge
July 15 2019: Created my first group! I'm excited and nervous. :)
Aug 30 Update: It's going well. All of the swaps so far have been sent and rated quickly and with nice messages. Really happy with the participation.
Theme: A DIY group. Turn your snapshot photos into postcards, ATCs, notecards, zines, and more. Type: Arts and Crafts
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 like handcrafted one-of-a-kind things.
I love making my own postcards.
Here's an example of one of my handcarved blocks postcards.
Cut n Paste postcards are one of my favourite style of postcards. They are fun to make and receive. I like rummaging through magazines for images that will make a great postcard. Look over on the right, under "Currently Hosting" I've usually got one CnP on the go.
Borrowing from NRGordon's description, I like making postcards from found images. They are intriguing, and more personal. If you like making postcards, definitely send me one if you are my partner in a swap. Let me know how you made it and tell me something about the image you picked (why you picked it, what you like about it).
Besides being profoundly HOH (hard of hearing), I'm introverted (probably more so as I have lost my hearing over the years) and really enjoy the concept of Swapbot. It’s connection through creativity, connection through art, connection through writng, connection without physical contact.
Things I find interesting:
In my area I really like: Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gallery Stratford, and Art Gallery of Guelph. Ontario Gallery Finder
I also like Co-op Artist stores. Co-operative Art Galleries in Ontario directory
To all those people who join my swaps and rate promptly and with a nice note...
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
Who's Your City: how the creative ecoomy is making where to live the most important decision of your life by Richard Florida
Microadventures: local discoveries for great escapes by Alastair Humphreys
Experimental Travel by Rachael Antony
America the Fair: using brain science to create a more just nation by Dan Meegan
The Legend of The Vila della Luna by Jana Kolpen
Comedians (and their TV shows):
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.
Coronation Street (the world's longest-running television soap opera) I've been watching for decades. Can't stop, even though the writing is pretty bad a lot of the time. But I like the characters, especially the older ones.
Take-Out Food: Asian especially Thai and Indian.
Drink: Bubble tea, coffee, club soda with fruit juice, the tea lattes at Starbucks
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