Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2017 10:38 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2016
Last Online: September 21, 2017
Birthday: June 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I like Zentangling, for myself, and I like other people's work.

I was looking at some of the "top swaps" and noticed that many of them specified "no home made", well, home made is really what I would most like to receive (I can buy things for myself).

I'm on the far side of middle-aged, married, no kids, but we have a rescue dog (black pitbull - sweet as can be). I work full-time in an office (systems analyst) but I am no longer enthusiastic about it...counting the days, counting the days.

I have a small house on the East Coast of the US not too far from New York City. I like doll making most of all as that incorporates sculpture, painting, design, fabric, embroidery and beading. I used to be able to draw and paint, but I lost the knack from disuse. Zentangling seemed like a way back, but I like it for itself. I think the gems are really pretty.


  • Jewel tone colors
  • Hand-made/one of a kind
  • Wit and Symbolism
  • Fish-related (includes cephalopods)
  • Insects and Arachnids
  • Ooak Art Dolls
  • Shiny stuff
  • Grungy stuff
  • Beads, ribbons, embellishments
  • Anything interesting or unusual or personal
  • Religious iconography and mythology


  • Violence, cruelty and gore
  • Saccharin or kawaii
  • Passive-aggressive narcissists who can't be bothered to acknowledge they even received the swap for weeks on end because that isn't "fun" for them.


  • Stickers - most, but not all, are uninteresting
  • Cartoons (Garfield is hideous but Mutts is elegant; love love love Lynda Barry)
  • alt text It just depends on how well it's done
  • Clowns mostly hate, but it could be done well, this one is charming: "Primitive Clown"
  • Muddy colors, again, it all depends on how they're used

Favorite Crafts

I like to do mixed media using jewelry, paper, ceramics - anything that can be altered or repurposed - one man's crap is another man's treasure.

Since I've joined Swap-bot, mail art has become my main creative outlet ~ postcards, ATCs and just starting zines which have challenge of the added elements of time and narrative.

I also do handmade one of a kind paperclay and polymer clay dolls, so fabrics and embellishments (dangly earrings) are always welcome.


ktk8 rated for Animal Tangle September on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: I LOVE BARN OWLS and I LOVE birds of PREY...... this is a fabulous swap..... I love the stickers.....and it would have been OK to put in some vermin.......going to send you a PM.....thanks!!!!
wolfeagle rated for Button ATC on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Lovely ATC. Thank you.
Comment: I loved your ATCs..and the extras. I sat here with some cocoa reading your notecard. It was all a good read. The part about the clown faces amused me 😁 .
jukejan rated for HMPC: Put a "Napkin" on it on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Really love what you did with this PC. As you may have seen, nature is a passion. Thanks so much for a great swap.
Response: Thank you for rating and for your nice comment.
FundyGirl rated for Pass & Paste--Late August 2017 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: What a pretty card. I'm excited to add to it for you.
Response: Thank you - I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
Wooper rated for Collaboration PC #43 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you, I'll add something nice for this card! I love the background you made! :)
Response: That got to you faster than I was hoping! Be as extravagant as you like with it as there is no particular direction yet. Thank you for the nice rating!
Comment: Thank you for this wonderfully executed page. I love the quote too! xoxo
Response: I'm really glad you liked it. This was the first one of its kind that I've done (art journal page).
thebragal rated for IS~~ Pretty Wrappers ATC on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Very lovely and creative!
RockyBeach rated for FCMA: Postcard with map paper on Aug 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your well put together card! The vintage touch brings me back to the time when travel was still an big adventure which needed much time.
Conniegirl rated for Animal Tangle August on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Beautiful work, neatly done. Thank you!
JoMama rated for Collaboration PC #42 on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you. I can't wait to add to this!
wolfeagle rated for Wooden Spoon Art Doll on Aug 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the spoon doll.
Response: Did everything stay glued on (especially the beads of the eyes) - I misplaced the good glue, crazy glue didn't work, but the Alene's seemed to stick?
carol rated for Pass & Paste--Early August 2017 on Aug 23, 2017
Comment: Wow! This one looks amazing! You matched that background so perfectly, I thought at first it was one section! Thanks for the nice note, too. I don't understand people who want stickers instead of original art. I'm just the opposite. Stickers make me cringe, although I have received some handmade ones that I loved. I think maybe that was you? Enjoy your coming retirement! I'm loving mine!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Intl-Hearts PC-August on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful card to add to my collection! We have no fireflies here, but we do have luminescence in the ocean! Almost dark enough to see it. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Do you ever get the Aurora Borealis? I've never seen that or ocean luminescence.
Created46 rated for Decorated Papers on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you. Its interesting how some experiments do not work out. But it made a lovely notepaper.
Response: I'm glad you think so - I just didn't want it to go to waste. Thanks.
wolfeagle rated for USA-Hearts PC-August on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you. I like the feel of the paper also.
Response: Thanks - sorry about the size, I guess I was doing some things in 5X7 and forgot.
HippieChick rated for Happy Anniversary to VLD♥ on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous postcard! I also love the push to create we give ourselves here. :) I have a lovely wall of postcards that I keep adding to that is growing so beautifully on my hallway wall from swaps.
Response: I had to buy more magnets to hold my collection to my steel book cabinets at work.
Kraftylady777 rated for Pass & Paste--Early June 2017 on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much
JoMama rated for Pass & Paste--Late July 2017 on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: I can't wait to work on this postcard. Thanks for all the fun homemade extras!! ❤️ ❤️
Noel rated for USA-Hearts PC-July on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Just received your card as it was forwarded from my old address. It's really nice...thank you!
Response: I'm glad it got forwarded - they might not always do that for postcards. Thanks for rating!

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wolfeagle on Jul 27, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration Pc. I love the background you added.

dally on Jun 30, 2017:

Thank you so much for the NYC post cards that you sent me extra and apart from the ATC-green and Masterboard swaps! You're so sweet. These are gorgeous, I will be working them into my NYC travel journal! <3 <3 <3

piratecaptainmo on Jun 22, 2017:

Hey there,

I was reading your intro in the Art Guild and saw that you enjoy watercolor. I just saw these watercolor paints on facebook today. I think this is such a cool concept!

EmilyT on Jun 20, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my pass & paste!

sherba31 on Jun 13, 2017:

Thanks for your part on my "not a Pass & Paste" card. I really like how it turned out.

EmilyT on Jun 10, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my pass & paste, it looks great!

CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:

BeckyG56 on May 9, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my collaberation PC. It was the stenciled face, and you added the silver temp tattoo. It added alot to the card!

sabbysteg on Apr 16, 2017:

Thanks for the Kandisky circles PC tag from HMPC. I want to try this with oil pastels.

GeeLuv on Feb 9, 2017:

Thank you for the examples of citra-solv paper! LOVE it. Will definitely use them AND try this technique very soon!!

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