Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2020 5:18 am


Original Member
Last Online: May 10, 2017
Birthday: October 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Been gone since 2013, but I'm back :) Little has changed by way of tastes ....

Love to do all sorts of arts and crafts: paint, collage, crochet, cross stitch, polymer clay, writing, ATCs...whatever! I am also big time into reading with spirituality, creativity and science fiction being my top three topics. I live with my mate, daughter and 2 kitties and a little dog.

I haven't been active here for over a year now; family losses, lots of moving and drastic life changes are hard on inspiration and enthusiasm. I am back though, and ready to give it a go :)

Favorites: Love teas- especially medicinal or their medicinal uses Favorite Animals- anything with feathers and fur...I'm working on scales and skin next Fav Colors- mostly bright and happy Love Crystals and crystal lore

Dislikes: Horror/Gore Abuse Proselytizing material (preachy stuff)

Likes and dislikes are so personal that it can be hard to hit the mark every time, so please don't stress it!

I'm grateful to share and be shared with!!

To potential Hosts and Swapper

If you have been on swap bot for a while you know this site can be very unwelcoming at times, even with the general terms stating otherwise (“You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Swap-bot users.” http://www.swap-bot.com/terms.php )

To that end...

To hosts who want to have fun:

My account speaks for itself. :) I am an original member, meaning I was here since before SB switched websites. I'm a straight up 5 and I have only ever had one account. Please review my ratings and the comments from the recipients of my creative endeavors before deciding whether or not you'd like me to participate in your swap.

Look forward to swapping with you and feel free to skip the rest of this writing.

To the Swap-bot Gestapo:

While I appreciate hosts going over participant profiles and weeding out “undesirables”, going Nazi is a little overboard. Keeping databases of names and addresses for years, to cross reference, flag and harass them is just... sad.

If you are one of these hosts, please remove me from any swap of yours. I don't need the BS. I'm not here to play stupid recess games or join cliques. I'm not interested in bullying, gossiping or any other malicious behavior; it doesn't really encourage creativity or the desire to be friendly.

To each his own, however all swap-bot members are over 18yo and are well aware of the inherent risks of joining a snail-mail swap. Making up conditions over and above the site requirements only show you as needing to control- no matter how many sycophants applaud your actions....


Sincerely, Nanu

"... those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” ― C.S. Lewis

Favorite Music

Interpol, 60's, 70's & 80's, David Bowie, Queen, Shakira in both Spanish and English, Cake (the whiny biotches!), Alanis Morissette, The Cure, AC/DC, the Beatles, Sarah Vaughan, Oldies and anything I sing along or shake my booty to!

Favorite Movies

The Fifth Element, Harry Potter, the Dune series, Dogma, Clerks, Whale Rider, Powow Highway, The Edge of America, Smoke Signals, Star Wars, Fight Club, Firefly/ Serenity, Howl's Moving Castle, My neighbor Totoro, Gattica, Great Expectations, Mirrormask, Ever After, Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Neverending story, Constantine, Mushi-shi...

Favorite Television

Don't have cable... haven't had it years, but there is always Netflix, Hulu and Youtube :)

My favorite channels are: Showtime, The Learning Channel, Sci Fi Channel, Discovery, History and Do It Yourself channel. :)

Supernatural, Firefly, Ancient Aliens...

Favorite Crafts

Crochet, cross- stitch, hand sewing, embroidery, painting - watercolors & acrylics, collage, writing and journaling, zentangles, ATCs and anything that sounds like fun at the moment.

Just started experimenting with paper mache. It takes forever to dry but it is so satisfying!!

Quotes On Manipulators:

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” ― Thomas à Kempis

“There are those whose primary ability is to spin wheels of manipulation. It is their second skin and without these spinning wheels, they simply do not know how to function. They are like toys on wheels of manipulation and control. If you remove one of the wheels, they'll never be able to feel secure, be whole.” ― C. JoyBell C.

“And pity--people who inspire it in you are actually very powerful people. To get someone else to take care of you, to feel sorry for you--that takes a lot of strength, smarts, manipulation. Very powerful people.” ― Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Quotes on Followers:

“If you are an approval addict, your behaviour is as easy to control as that of any other junkie. All a manipulator need do is a simple two-step process: Give you what you crave, and then threaten to take it away. Every drug dealer in the world plays this game.” ― Harriet B. Braiker, Who's Pulling Your Strings? How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life

“So, in the interests of survival, they trained themselves to be agreeing machines instead of thinking machines. All their minds had to do was to discover what other people were thinking, and then they thought that, too.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

Quotes on Freedom:

On Freedom:

“Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” ― Nelson Mandela

“The first duty of a man is to think for himself” ― José Martí

“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.” ― C. JoyBell C.

Quotes on Maturity and Creativ

On Maturity:

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well. - Jim Rohn

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension. -Joshua L. Liebman

I guess real maturity, which most of us never achieve, is when you realize that you're not the center of the universe. -Katherine Paterson

Maturity implies otherness... The art of living is the art of living with. -Julius Gordon

On Creativity:

“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ― Rumi, Essential Rumi

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty. Bryant H. McGill

When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued. -Julia Margaret Cameron

Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn't mean only artistic creativity, although that's part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people. -Matt Groening


Laney520 rated for Pet Letter on May 7, 2017
Comment: Sorry I didn't rate sooner, But I'd love to write back!!
Response: Please do!
kristyrogers rated for Letter Swap #19 on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Wow! Thank you! Awesome package! I already have a plan for some of the leather! The pieces are perfect!
Response: I am so glad they met your needs! You are very welcome. :)
GoddessRhiannon rated for Letter Swap # 16 on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Absolutely love the crystals. I will be writing back shortly
Response: Look forward to hearing from you!
flyingfox rated for Fountain Pen Pal - Sep 2013 on Oct 7, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for your wonderful letter! Will be writing back soon!
JediLibrarian rated for Little Houses ATC on Sep 6, 2013
Comment: This is such a wonderful card! I adore that story and I cannot wait to put this in a frame and take it to work to show off! Thank you so much!! I would give you more hearts if I could!! You are the best!!
Response: oh, I'm so glad you liked it! I was concerned it skirted the edges of the swap guidelines because it's not original...but it is an awesome story! i had a good time making it :)
ellie rated for Mixed Media Mail Art Postcard on Aug 27, 2013
Comment: beautiful postcard you are so talented!
Response: Thank you! You are very kind and I'm glad you enjoyed receiving my card. :) It came out better than I expected :)
jamicam rated for Penpals Over 40 - Well Said on Aug 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful letter - I really enjoyed reading it!
Response: I really enjoyed writing it :) Feel free to write back! Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Kaatii rated for Beginners ATC #1 - Meow! Theme >^..^< on Aug 22, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC, I love it!
Response: I'm glad you enjoy it. I love using ATC as bookmarks. :) Thanks for the rating and the heart. :)
Comment: Your letter was a treat to read and thank you so much for the tea! You are a gem and I will be sending a letter out soon! Thank you so much for everything you wrote. It really made me smile when I read it!
Response: Awesome! I had a good time writing that list :) I love prompts and it makes it so easy to unveil oneself when one knows so little of the other :) I'm glad you enjoyed the read and I look forward to your response :)
ericabella rated for Paranormal Letter Swap #002 on Aug 7, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the letter! I look forward to reading it later!
Response: You must have just gotten it! I do hope you enjoy it :) Feel free to write back :)
nanatam rated for Penpals Over 40 - To Do List on Aug 4, 2013
Comment: thank you so much for the letter and the tea. apple cinnomon is my absolute favorite tea. i look forward to trying out the other one too.i will write back soon.
Response: :) Thank you! I'm glad you liked the tea and the letter. I look forward to your response! :)
Kims rated for Penpals Over 40 - Quick Cards on Aug 2, 2013
Comment: What a beautiful card,thank you so much!!
Response: I'm really glad you liked it. I had too much fun making it :) I almost kept it and made you another !lol
Snailmail1772 rated for Penpals Over 40 - Quick Cards on Aug 1, 2013
Comment: I loved the butterfly! You are very talented and I will display it proudly in my home. Thank you!
Response: I had a LOT of fun making it! I'm glad you like it and honored you'll be displaying it in your home :) Thank you.
marles rated for Penpals Over 40 - Quick Cards on Jul 30, 2013
Comment: What a beautiful Card!!! I absolutely love it. Thanks so much!
Response: I haven't drawn/painted in a while but I really enjoyed getting back into it. I'm so glad you like it :) Thanks for swapping!
sisi rated for Zentangle vs Doodle on Jul 26, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC. I love how you did the shading. Thanks!
Response: I'm glad you liked it :) And you received it so quickly!
feverfawn rated for Cup of tea for you and me USA 2 on Jul 25, 2013
Comment: Got your teas and the nice letter you included today, thank you very much ~ I'm sure I'll enjoy them! (The oracle deck I have is the Universal Wisdom by Toni Carmine Salerno, btw! I have the Gaia one as a phone app, too!)
Response: Thanks for the heart. I'm glad you enjoyed the letter and I hope you like the teas :) The Universal Wisdom cards look absolutely lovely! Do they work well with you? I'm about to buy a deck this week and it definitely be one of Salerno's :)
Willowee rated for I Love my Pet Letter Swap [US Only] on Jul 24, 2013
Response: Thanks for the heart. Hope you enjoyed the letter. :)
FROGGY42 rated for Cemetery Photo Swap on Dec 7, 2009
Comment: Sorry about the delay in rating you. Some unexpected things were happening and I got side-tracked. I usually get my rating done on the same day I receive a swap. Anyway, I was especially pleased with your lovely photos and the long letter was a delight. You certainly put a lot of time and effort into this swap. I am glad to have you share your thoughts about it all in your letter. Thanks so very much. I would be pleased to hear from you again ! ~Gail
handsdown46785 rated for Cemetery Photo Swap on Dec 3, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much for the really cool cemetery photos. I really enjoyed reading your letter that you sent with them. Thanks again, and happy swapping.
agonysdecay rated for Button Fairy [International] on Jan 22, 2008
Comment: Aww! This is my favorite button fairy out of all I received, I love cats! I like how you used feathers for the wings, its a nice touch! Thanks so much for all the extras too, they will all be put to good use! <3

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feverfawn on Jul 26, 2013:

In response to the comment on my comment: yes the universal wisdom deck is very lovely! I find the messages from it are comforting and though I don't always understand what spirit is trying to communicate I think it is pretty accurate in readings for me! Btw I was thinking about the one you have, too, the ask your spirit guides deck. How do you like it? :)

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