Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2020 2:33 pm


Date Joined: May 22, 2013
Last Online: October 18, 2017

Country: Canada

About Me

Hi! I'm Grant. I live on an island off the Pacific coast (Wet Coast) of Canada. I came here as a tourist in 1973... I just have'nt left yet.

I have been retired for a few years but I am still very active and working part time.

I have travelled and have a wonderful mix of work and hobby experience to bring to this group.

Looking at some of the pieces from past swaps I see that I have much to learn....
and many new things that I would like to try.

I really like some of the multi layered ATCs. I found making evelopes from found paper and prints to be fun, also hand made art PC swaps are challenging.

I look forward to many great adventures in swaps... hope to meet you in one!

The yes/no of me....


the colour blue


animals, esp. birds


esp. pen and ink doodles

bizzar and quirky art

I love hand made or art'ed envies

Mail art rocks!

unusual postage stamps, especially of birds

engravings, print making, poster art, silk screen...

neon signs... as an art form, I remember when they were everywhere

public art... murals, mosaics, architectural... even top end graffiti

sidewalk chalk art.... we have an international week long event here in the summer...


stop motion animation

old B/w movies

Steam Punk art

metal sculpture

lost wax casting

Jewelry making, silver wire mini sculpture


long walks on a spring day

hearty food

stout and dark beer

eating, sleeping, breathing...

just about anything....

is even better if done with good friends...

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cute... from my little pony to my little kitty



most animals in clothes

touristy with writing on front

cruel, disrespectful, bigoted

bad taste or off colour


but, silly is allowed...

Best bud....

Mushka, a small Conure parrot that rules the roost!


I am a licenced radio operator...VA7GO is my radio call sign. We are some times called a Ham radio operator. Over the years I have talked to other radio operators in almost every country in world. Part of Ham radio is the confirmation of a radio contact. This is done with mailed QSL cards, they are exchanged to confirm the contact, rating the signal, giving information on location and radio frequency that the contact was made on. So actually............ I have been PC swapping for decades! :)


If for any reason... you are concerned or do not receive a swap from me please send me a note! I send same day as partners come up and rate as soon as cards arrive. I hope that everyone else will do the same.

A word to the wise... :)


Castlequeen rated for PTG: Animal Scavenger Hunt #5 on Aug 3, 2016
Comment: So glad you're having a wonderful summer! I appreciate the care you put the selection for this swap and the creative packaging. Thank you!
Response: yw... thank you for swappin!
Comment: Was over on the island before Christmas! I know what you mean about wanting Spring to come! Thanks for a lovely swap!
Response: Saw my first snow drops in bloom today... Spring!!!!
weatherwax rated for A Mail Art PC on Jan 5, 2015
Comment: I love it :) Thank you very much for an adorable postcard! And I like the bird-stamp, too! Have a fabulous New 2015!!
Response: zglad it made it through the Christmas postal wars.... thank you for your generous rate... go well.
Kathy821 rated for 3P's Make Me a ATC! (Holiday Cheer) on Dec 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much! The ATC is beautiful. Everything is decorated so nicely. I wish the best for your Christmas season as well and a Happy New Year as well.
Response: Happy New Years! Glad it made it through the postal rush... thx for rating.
hibiscus rated for ATC with a Flower IOAS on Dec 14, 2014
Comment: first I'd like to say I just really enjoyed the envelope! "it's all about the beach"very cute...thanks for the extra atc...flowers on the beach...loved it...the atc for the swap was great so nice and the back was a nice touch...thanks for the note as well...great swap!
Response: Glad you liked it... after all.... we all need a smile now and then as life can be a beach... :) Best wishes to you for new year. Thank you for grand rateing.
Comment: OMG this is one magnificent stamp and postcard! Its a masterpiece! I love it!!! xox
Response: I have hundreds of stamps and it was great to have a project to use them on. Thank you for the heart. go well....
sherryg221 rated for TPP: **C** Postcard on Nov 6, 2014
Comment: Fantastic card! Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thx for swapping!
Comment: Fun, fun! Love the bird! So wish i could draw! Here's to a happy fall & a lot of snail mail! Thanks Grant for the great posty!
Response: Glad it arrived in one piece.. thank you for the generous rating! Go well....
Comment: Hi Grant and thank you for the lovely papers, none of which I have ever seen before. The squares are perfect for a card I'm planning to make for my husband's birthday :o) Thanks too for the truly amazing envelope, it made my AND the postman's day!
Response: I'm glad it worked into your projects! Thank you for the heart. Go well Ms. Cricket... 😊
mushka2010 rated for TPP: Colour Me...Blue on Oct 10, 2014
Comment: x o
Response: xoxo
doodlebugdezines rated for PAB Group: HD/HP Sunsets on Oct 2, 2014
Comment: Sweet view and story. :)
Response: Thank you for the heart. View changes every night! :)
makestuff rated for 3P's Make Me a ATC! (no theme) on Sep 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful parrot ATC!! Absolutely gorgeous. And I love Mushka! I have an african grey named Barkley. Wonderful (and sometimes bratty) pets lol. Thanks!!!
Response: Thx for heart! We be wavin a wing your way! :)
BeeMGee rated for Add Wings ATC on Sep 10, 2014
Comment: Wow Grant this one arrived super quick. Thanks for the great card.
Response: Glad it arrived ok. Thx for the heart!
Comment: Fantastic sunflower envelope! :) Thanks for the bookmarks and paper, and I LOVE the stamps.
Response: Great! Thx for heart...
Comment: Thank you for the envie of goodies. xoxo
Response: Glad you liked it. Thx for the heart!
Response: I'm glad it made it. thank you.
widelo123 rated for TPP: July Summer Flowers on Jul 26, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and all the drawings on the back. How did you do that? Shirley
Response: Thank you for grand rating. Rubber stamps and copic pens... cant draw worth a darn! :)
GinaVisione rated for Beer Art on Jul 22, 2014
Comment: Fantastic two-sided PC! Love all the great details :D Thank you~
Response: Glad ot made it through the postal maul! aglad you liked it... thx for the heart!
myfairladyxx rated for Partially Tangled PC on Jul 18, 2014
Comment: interesting idea putting your tangles on top of a photograph. thanks for sharing!
Response: Actually the plant had the better tangle! Go well.
TerryF rated for NH: ATC for Beginners - Nature Theme on Jul 11, 2014
Comment: Always a pleasure to receive your artwork, Old Bear - this one is lovely! Thx as well for the Canada Day greeting (hope you and J had a good one too), the extras and the fun envie! (";)
Response: Hey Terry! Thank you for grand rate.... J and I got to watch fireworks from our living room... good fun!

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