Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2022 3:43 pm


Date Joined: June 4, 2009
Last Online: April 22, 2019
Birthday: January 28
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a jack of all trades and a master of nothing! I paint, draw, cut, color, collage, sculpt, and decorate.

I'm a scientist, a thinker, a dreamer, a pragmatist, a cynic, an optimist, and am finally confident enough to say.. I am an ARTIST!

I work in forensics and love all things related to science, the medical field, and vintage detectives and criminal investigation.

Favorite Crafts

I love love LOVE to collage! I typically work on canvas or upcycle found substrates for larger pieces (anything up to 3 or 4 feet) but I'm also a big fan of art journaling, artist trading cards, & funky mail art. Cut it! Paste it! Paint it! That's my motto :)

I love to use a variety of techniques and am always looking for new ways to learn and experiment.

I love to explore the darker, macabre, morbid, and just creepier side of things and juxtapose them with items of beauty.

I incorporate science into almost all of my artwork through technical drawings, schematics, vintage biological illustrations, macro photography, and human/animal anatomical illustrations.


  • Images of the human body contorted into any variety of beautiful ways (mostly black and white)

    • Avant garde art and fashion photography

    • Small handmade envelopes

    • Glazes or glazing mediums

    • I absolutely LOVE Basic Grey brand scrapbooking papers, especially the Obscure, Sublime, and Recess collections but these are super hard to find now. I'd love to do a private trade for these if anyone has these.

    • Liquid and spray inks

  • Vintage papers/book pages

  • Foreign language papers/book pages

  • Stencils

    • Alcohol markers, paint pens, watercolor pencils/pens/markers (new or used, as long as they still have some life left in them)

    • Antique medical, dental, veterinary, or biology images, advertisements, or ephemera

    • RUB-ONS!! I absolutely love the Basic Grey Olio's but they must have stopped making these

    • Alice in wonderland-esque supplies (just not playing cards - I already have every size, shape, color, and theme imaginable)

    • Transparencies and transparent images

    • Embossing powders

    • For all you die-cutting machine addicts... I make art with layer upon layer upon layer! I would love handfuls of paper die-cuts in swirly shapes, silhouettes (people or plants), outlines of various geometric shapes, lacy papers, flowers, and again... lots of swirly shapes! :) I use them for background texture. Paper doilies are so thin though that they're practically useless for my needs.

Favorite Stickers

The types of stickers I like and use the most are ones that I can easily incorporate into collages or are just plain funky and cool :)

Design elements

Stickers on clear backing

Swirls, whorls, abstract shapes

Anything you might expect in a Tim Burton movie (the odd and unusual)

Vintage stickers from the 80's and early 90's!!! I love cartoons from this era

Pretty much anything except preschool age kiddie stickers or superhero stickers.

Dislikes/ No Thank you!!

Scrapbooking phrase/word/title stickers

Brads, eyelets, or ribbons

Letter stickers (I have a huge tupperware box of them!)

Religious themed items.

Cutesy, country kitsch - little girls with bonnets/roosters/buckets of flowers/geese - you know what I mean

Candy wrappers/food wrappers

I don't use buttons. I don't like buttons. Please don't send buttons

Used postage

I really don't care for tea or hot cocoa. But I'd never say no to real chocolate!


Trinket rated for Washi Tape Swap on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: -No mail ever arrived. Sorry to say it, will gladly change this rating if something does arrive or a resend is arranged.
Comment: I haven't received anything. Will re-rate if I receive. Hope you're OK.
meeltje57 rated for De stash swap #3 on May 17, 2019
Comment: Wow, such great items in your gorgeous envelope. Been away on holliday for 4 weeks, so I am not exactly sure when it arrived. Hope you did not worry about it. Can't wait to use it in a project. i sew a lot of paper also, so it won't be wasted. Thank you for your generosity ໒(❤‿❤)७
Comment: Your torso arrived! LOL, that sounds funny. Thank you so much, I love it! Thanks for the extras and the very lovely decorated mailing envie!
Comment: Thank you for a great page. I'm loving this series of swaps.
SLembke rated for AI ~ Artistically Inclined Envelopes on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: These are FABULOUS. Love the feel of these. They will be so fun to use in the mail and in a journal. Thank you.
MiekeC rated for Decorated Envie Full of Ephemera #2 on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: thanks for the beautiful decorated envie all with the nice ephemera.
Comment: Dear Courtney, thank you very much for the goodies. I love every single detail that you chose for me. I wish you all the best and happy swapping!
Allegrae rated for Collaboration #68 on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Wonderful base! I look forward to adding to it. And many thanks for sending my homer back to me!
jeepermom rated for Washi Tape Swap on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the washi. They are beautiful!
zurdoswifey rated for The Happy Mailbox #11 on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fabulous envie...sorry for the late rate ...everything was wonderful
ncnurse04 rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #20 on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: Holy cow!!! I love receiving swaps from you. The decorated envelope is so cool. The items inside are incredible!! I can't wait to use the party picks to make some cards and junk journal pages. Thank you so much for the incredible swap!
user2148 rated for USA: AMA Mystery Supply Swap #1 on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: Love the direction you went with this! Perfectly done!! Thank you so very much!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely stickers. I got excited when I saw the vintage style one as it is particularly gorgeous and exactly my taste. So I don't mind at all that you had to cut it. I'm happy you did! I love everything else you sent to me too. So thanks again :)
mags142 rated for Valentine’s Day Happy Mail on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: Hey! Sorry for the late rate! I loved what you sent and the cute dino card! I'd never seen those scratch cards before! How cool! Thank you!
MyRetroSoul rated for 100 stickers! #2 USA on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! They are all great and I’ve already put many of them to great use!
Comment: Oh my! What a wonderful collection of ephemera - even the envelope is gorgeous and will make great backgrounds!
Kraftylady777 rated for Stuff The Mailbox #14 on Mar 20, 2019
Nbecker rated for Art Journal Fodder on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: absolutely loved everything! thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the great collection of goodies and such a fun envelope

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DaisyNY on May 10, 2019:

Hi Courtney - Did you get the "Artistically Inclined Envelopes"? I know you haven't been online, but please if you see this, let me know if you got them or not.

Are you ok?

wolfeagle on Apr 1, 2019:


Thank you for the lovely work in the AMA:Mystery Supply Swap #1. Love it.

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

thegrantgirl on Oct 11, 2017:

Oh. My. Gosh. Thank you so much for the RAK! How awesome to get a truly random bit of amazing happy mail! As soon as I saw the envelope I was all googly-eyed! I recognized some of the stickers! :) I loved it all! You totally made my week. #forreal If the envelope is any slight indication of the collage work you do, then wow, it's got to be stunning. Thank you again!!!!

madhatter76 on Apr 28, 2012:

Hope youre having a great weekend!

anrtist on Apr 22, 2012:

i meant painting swap!!! ;-)

anrtist on Apr 22, 2012:

hey, thanx for joining the 1POSH ART GROUP! I also have a public paining swap going, just look under swaps i am hosting ;-) Blessings, cc

RebeccaLynn on Mar 16, 2012:

Thank you a million times over for the lovely stickers you sent! Thank you for angeling for the Nifty 150 Stickers swap. And thank you for the postcard and the sweet note. To answer your question, no, the experience with the flaker did not scare me away from swapbot, but it's made me less naive, and more careful for when I host swaps. :) Question for you: are you a lefty? I ask because of your handwriting. I'm a lefty.

naturenerd3 on Feb 20, 2012:

I can't remember if I thanked you for the C+P postcards so sorry if this is a double message! I really like the card you made. It's fun to see how you used the supplies. Thanks again!!

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