Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2018 6:30 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2016
Last Online: June 17, 2018
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; I do love Lynda Barry)
  • mutts pic 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
  • I don't mind receiving religious tracts as long as you don't mind how I use them in my work (be forewarned)

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've added gelli printing (lowercase because it's homemade from gelatin and glycerine, remelted after each use, pia) and alcohol inks to my repertoire since being here. I've done a couple of journals, but honestly, they're exhausting.

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


PurpleEars rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard Round 7 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I will ensure it gets sent on. :) Thank you for the extras as well. I'll pass your note on so others working on it know what you're looking for. :)
pennypuppy rated for USA: Here Comes The Sun-June on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: Wow, it's great! So vibrant orange and yellows! Love the shimmer too. Thanks very much for sending it in an envie. Now it's in perfect condition!
Tamawi rated for Coloring PC on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: Wow, what a beautifully colored postcard! I hadn't heard of using a highlighter as a base color, and now I'd like to try it sometime. My pencils are plain ol' Crayola - ha! I plan to upgrade soon, so I appreciate your "review".
Response: Thanks! I don't know if "Feela" is that much of an upgrade, but I got 152 different colors.
scrappermama rated for TIMs: April Showers... on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Hey got them! Thank you for the resend & extras. Have a great summer!
Response: Thanks, I'm glad this set finally showed up.
Comment: Thanks for this great C! I love the hint of sparkle from the gold! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
MissPaula rated for Collaboration #54 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this sparkly beauty! Love the soda can extras, too! I will add and pass her on.
Response: I hope Angela posts the final version - it's usually such a surprise.
DeAnnaVarela rated for Junker Jane PAPER Doll on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the creepy cute Junker Jane paper doll! Happy swapping!
Response: I'm glad you like her. Thanks for the rating.
PrairieKittin rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard Round 6 on May 10, 2018
Comment: I like the way you did your portion. Thank you.
pennypuppy rated for Intl: Here Comes the Sun-Apr on May 10, 2018
Comment: Wow, it's so beautiful! I love your design and all the fine details you added. I'm sure it took you many hours to make this for me. I appreciate you explaining what you used, as I am not an artist and I always wonder what has been used. Thank you for making me such a lovely piece of art!
wolfeagle rated for Collaboration #53 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Lucine rated for **PBP May ~ Adventure** on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you, Daisy.
Comment: Thanks for this very intricate postcard! I hope you send pictures of it to the CBS site as it should be on their Sunday Morning Show! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
carol rated for "Exquisite Corpse" April 2018 on May 7, 2018
Comment: This one will be fun! Thanks for the cool extras!
Nyneve rated for MJS: This Is Me Magpie Journal on May 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely magpie! It was such a nice surprise and you put so much effort into it. I enjoyed reading it.
Comment: Cecily, I wish I could give you ten stars! Thank you for this incredible swap. It was such a treat to unwrap your flip book and slowly page through and discover all of its flips. You have such an amazing art style! The tuck ins were lovely as well. Thank you!
Comment: WOW, what a beautiful garden! I always consider the gems as flower centers so this whole thing is a garden. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you. I was thinking that maybe I was supposed have done it with the jewel as flower center. I'm glad you think what I did was ok.
PaperPassion rated for Inked folder ATC on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Really like the card you made for me thanks so much.
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: Thank you Daisy! Love all the sparkles!
Tessssssa rated for Collaboration #52 on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Hi, thanks for the postcard. No tullips growing in my garden yet, but I do have some crocus and grape hyacints. Looking foreward to spring!
CurlyTea rated for USA:Here Comes the Sun-March on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: This is a beautiful piece of artwork. Thank you so much. I am thrilled to add it to my collection.

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user6937 on Jun 8, 2018:

TAG! Let's Play - fish collage has swum up to my door, and I love it, thank you! Well, Alberta might not have a lot of different seafood, but we have a lot of fish; I'm not interested in fishing, though :)

milamilamura on Apr 19, 2018:

Hello girl! I've received part two of the tag 3 Hot drinks with a twist, funny how the first part hasn't made it yet, but I'm sure I'll get it soon :) From the surprise description on your card, I have no idea what it is, but I already know I'm going to love it hehe. Thanks for the teas and the hot chocolate! Have a fun week!

camelsamba on Mar 24, 2018:

You have jack-in-the-pulpit in your yard? Do you have woods? It must be a lovely yard! I have some bloodroot that I planted it (not naturally occurring). (It has spread a lot from my original planting, though, so that is nice.)

ccmmsu on Mar 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for working on my collaboration PC! I love it!! collabpc

carol on Dec 29, 2017:

Thanks for working on my "face" P&P! It turned out really cool! I'll try to post it here, but for some reason, mine don't show up right. It's on the January Swap page if you want to take a look there. Thanks again!

Face P&P

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

WaywardDreamer3 on Oct 11, 2017:

I recieved the wood veneer ( from the PF Who Likes Tag US Only ). Its great, thank you! I have many ideas.. but which to start on or settle on etcetc!

wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:


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

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