Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2017 2:58 pm


Date Joined: March 28, 2012
Last Online: October 18, 2017
Birthday: June 24, 1952
Country: United States
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About Me

End of July I had emergency surgery for a kidney stone. During my hospital stay I was diagnosed with Paget's Disease of the bone. In my apt & catching up with mail, doing arts, crafts, etc.

Born in the year of the Dragon, I'm a professional artist, photographer, sculptor, crafts, art teacher.

Love/Like/Wish List: Postcard views of your city, town, village, parks, zoo, (multi-views OK,) angels, animals, cats, big cats, dogs (especially Borzoi, Dachshunds, Greyhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Salukis, Whippets,) horses, ponies, swans, reindeer, butterflies, dolphins, doves, dragonflies, orchids, peacocks, roses, seahorses, seashells, sunflowers, beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, rainbows, sunsets, aurora borealis, Unicorns, Classic & Vintage images of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Happy New Year, St. Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Autumn views, Art Nouveau, Gemstones, Metallics, Lace, faux pearls & faux jewels, rhinestones, sequins, glitter mixed with acrylic medium or paints, snowflake confetti.

PLEASE SEND "G" - Rated Items, NO "R" or "X."

I draw, paint, sculpt, take photos, rubber stamping, print making, ATCs, jewelry making, love to decorate mail envelopes, also postcards. I create & swap friendship books, deco books, handmade postcards, altered postage stamps, & enjoy using used postage stamps (worldwide, all themes, g-rated please, sending postcards without envelope preferred.

Enjoy receiving your mail art, decorated envelopes, your creative piece of artwork, ATC's or greeting card. Love to swap envelope full of used postage stamps, decorative papers, stickers, ribbons, bits of lace, sequins, confetti, pictures, twinchies art, mail - letters, mail art, cards, postcards, collages, ATCs. I enjoy hosting RAKs as my health problems keep me from hosting swaps.
Contact me for private swap.

I send large envelopes, packages, boxes with USPS delivery confirmation tracking # to help you track the package & for me know you received it. International envelope, package has a US Customs form attached. It may take week - more than a month for US mail to reach an International address. If you do not receive my swap please message me, I will resend. Please communicate with me.

My worse fear: (fantasy scenario) phone call from my post office - "Hello Ms. Smith, your artwork is here, folded in half & on fire. We're trying to get the fire out with a fire extinguisher, but you'll have to come to the post office to pick it up. There're be no claim to file as the package wasn't registered or insured. Thank you for using the US postal service and have a nice day."
Police arrive at my apt: "Mam, there's no sense in getting upset over a bad experience with the post office. Please step away from the easel, put your paint brush down & no one gets sketched, OK? "

About Me

I have Fibromyalgia, asthma, seasonal allergies, food allergies MSG,) cat allergy (though sending postcards, envelopes from apt, house with cats is OK.) (Hug your cat for me, I'm sad I can't own a cat, I love cats.) My immune system is broken. I have "one degree fevers." Worse season is Spring tree pollen, Summer - high heat, high humidity, mold, mildew, grass pollen, Late summer - ragweed, grasses, mold. I can't tolerate high heat, strong sunlight, I "over heat," stay indoors in A/C temperature control to my comfort level, hepa air purifiers, filter on electrostatic air filter . Some times of the year I am apt - bound in A/C due to sensitivity to heat. Rest of the year I'm allergic to house dust mites & their residue, indoor mold. A "controlled" environment is way I live my life. Thankful for arts, crafts, photography, access to the internet, cable TV, mail, newspapers, magazines, books, CD's & DVD's - movies, anime episodes I watch online. Now have Amazon Fire Stick.
Mail, sent & received, activities with Swap - Bot, pinterest, postcrossing, pen pals, helps keep me alive & active. I have facebook, Pinterest boards: "Mail Art," "Swap - Bot Swaps."

*Allergy Pollen Mask I wear when I go outside - Proven best blocking pollen, dust, mold spores, fits best Gempler's N95 Particulate Respirator - comes in different sizes, has exhale valve to breathe out but pollen can't get in, feels cool to wear in heat, all day. Adjustable fit noseband, elastic strings hold mask on. Sold # of masks in one box. One box should last one "normal" pollen season. Where to buy: www.gemplers.com

Favorite Movies

Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Thirteenth Floor, The Forgotten, Jackie Chan's Miracles, The Gods Must Be Crazy 1, The Haunting, The Secret of Moonacre, Anime: The Fantastic Children, Innuyasha, Emma, The Dragon Hunters Anime movie, Ghost Hunt, The Ouran Host Club, Trinity Blood, Bamboo Blade, The Matrix, + 2 movies in the series, The Others,
Lord of the Rings - 3 movies, The Hobbit - 3 movies, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hell Boy, MirrorMask, The Last Quarter, Boys Before Flowers TV Korean Series, Tales of Hoffman,
Ghost In The Shell anime series, Avatar, Underworld- 3 movies, Beauty & the Beast - Disney, Finding Nemo - Disney, Frozen - Disney (I love Sven the Caribou,) Tangled, Epic, The Guardians - ("Jack Frost") .

Favorite Music

Classical music: Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart, Shubert ("Trout",) Vivaldi

Other Music: Kelly Clarkson, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Enya, The Virve, Lady Gaga, Sting, Justin Timberlake, The Thompson Twins, Usher. Swedish House Mafia - "Antidote" & "Greyhound." Soundrack to Ghost In The Shell Anime, Howls Moving Castle, MirrorMask, "White Noise"-simulation of ocean waves crashing on the beach.

Favorite Television

The Artful Detective, Cops, K9 Cops, Crime 360, PD Live, Numb3rs, Medium, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Ghost Whisperer, Policewomen of Broward County, FL, Ghost Adventures, The Haunted, Paranormal States, Criminal Minds, Say Yes To The Dress, My Ghost Story, Tanked, Televised Dog Shows, Walking With Dinosaurs, Being Chased By Dinosaurs, The Universe.

Favorite Actors: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Vincent Price, Hugh Grant.

Favorite Actresses: Liz Hurley, Zoey Deschanel, Gemma Arterton (as "Io" in '2010 "Clash of the Titans," Emily Browning.

About Me

Favorite Books:
Art books, books about artists, Geometry of Life & Art, books about history of art, museums collections, famous artists, books about art, style, Fantasy genre - "Crown Duel" by Sherwood Smith, art illustrators, graphic artists, anime artists, manga artists, etc.
Flowers books, roses, orchids, Irises, etc.
Fashion books, fashion magazines, love designing clothing, costumes for my bjd Dollfies.

Self-Help books: "The Survivor's Guide," Loss of A Loved One, Suicide Survior's Grief, etc. (Lost my only female cousin to suicide in '2011.) Please feel free to talk to me if you want to about this loss & feelings of grief.

Romance books: Regency, Victorian Historicals, Paranormal, Youth Fiction, Fantasy, Futuristic, Contemporary Christian Romance, Christian Inspired Historical Romance.

Favorite Authors: Virginia Kantra, Jane Austen, Mary Jo Putney, Mary Balogh, Barbara Metzger, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Laurie McBain, Johanna Lindsey (earler novels,).

About Me

Art Books I Highly Recommend:

"Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson, ISBN - 13: 9780891343370 or ISBN - 10: 0891343377

"Perspective Made Easy" by Ernest R. Norling, ISBN - 13:9780486404738 (available thru www.doverpublications.com)

"DK Series: "The Artist's Handbook," Revised Edition, by Ray Smith, ISBN - 9780756626211

"Light And Shade" by Mary P. Merrifield, ISBN - 13: 9780486441436 (available thru doverpublications.com)

"DK Series: Smithsonian - Rock and Gem," ISBN - 9780756633424 Definitive guide to rocks, minerals, gems, & fossils - lots of photos are resource to inspire artwork, crafts with look of gemstones, fossils, rocks, etc.

"7000 Years of Jewelry" by Hugh Tait, ISBN - 13: 9781554073955 Illustrated history of jewelry with 400 color photos to inspire you - Egyptian necklaces, Celtic torques, Chinese jade, African amulets, Renaissance pendants, Art Nouveau, etc.

"Dressed for the Photographer" by Joan Severa, ISBN: 9780873381521. Search for this book in your local library as book is Xpensive!, B/W photos, (best quality reproductions for good photocopies,) photos of 18th C. - 20th C. children, ladies, great resource for images to use for ATC's, art collage, handmade cards, etc. Warning: this is a hardbound book, large, lots of pages, heavy weight.

*Ask me about Arts, Crafts, Jewelry Books & I will suggest a few for you.


squince rated for P&M small postcard swap 5 on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Love Jetoy!
Response: Glad you liked the Jetoy PC I sent to you. Thank you for the rating! Happy October!
Toby2017 rated for NH: Halloween 2017 Card - US Only on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Oh thank you for the super cute card!!! I love it!!! And thank you for the extra postcards! Much appreciated! This Halloween, unfortunately, I will begin working nights so I will miss handing the candy out.
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked the Halloween card. Sorry you must work nites this month. I won't be handing out candy either, that's OK as I will be helping my 88 yrs mom at my sister's house this Halloween. Hope you enjoy Happy October Days!
theevidenceisme rated for TT&E: SC PC USA on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: We are quite fortunate to not have seen another hurricane since Irma indeed. Agreed. Thank you for the postcard.
Response: Yes, you are right, how fortunate we are not to have another Hurricane. Thank you for the rating. Happy October!
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for TT&E: SC PC USA on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Love this card! They are beautiful birds. Glad to your swapping again, I tried to leave got to 6 months and had to come back. It's addictive! Thank You!
Response: You are welcome Cole and thank you for the rating. Yes, I'm glad I entered swaps again for October. Enjoying the Halloween swaps, they help me feel in the spirits for the 31st. Happy October!
randeh rated for TT&E: Halloween Greeting Card on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked the Halloween card I sent to you. Thank you for the rating.
AmookIslandCreations rated for NH: Easy Postcard #19 on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: I love Mucha! Thanks so much! Be safe there are more on their way! We have been having big storms up here too, but we don't name them. That's just Sunday or Wednesday. LOL Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you for the rating Sherry. Yes, I love Mucha's artwork also, happy to share the PC with you. And thank you for your concern. Yes, we are safe, I'm OK. We were so lucky to have no damage, no flooding, no power outage. Amazing Tropical Storm, Hurricane season, most strong storms since the 1890s!
Response: Glad you liked the postcard I sent to you for the swap. Thank you for the rating.
MawBella rated for P&M Halloween cards any size on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you❣️
Response: Thank you for the rating. This was a fun Halloween cards swap.
Lonestarchild rated for TT&E: SC PC USA on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Great card -- thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked the postcard I sent to you for the swap. Thank you for the rating.
goinjenny rated for TT&E: Halloween Greeting Card on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: Hello my friend Jenny, and thank you for the rating! Fun swap, I enjoy the Halloween cards. Happy October!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envie, card and stickers! Happy Halloween and as always, thanks for swapping!!
Response: Thank you Grace for the rating. How I enjoyed decorating the front of your Halloween envelope for this swap. Happy October!
Fabriqueen rated for P&M Halloween cards any size on Oct 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling cards you sent! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are welcome Diane, glad you like the Halloween card I sent you. Thank you for the rating. Happy October!
Lonestarchild rated for TT&E: PC - letter G on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Tybee Island -- I've been there. Beautiful place! Thank you for a great card!
Response: Wow, you''ve been to Tybee Island! Glad you liked the Lighthouse PC. Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Oh my gosh! This is just the cutest card! I love fall to, Halloween is my fave holiday. Still decorating my house🎃
Response: Hi Cole & thank you for the rating. So fun to find the Halloween cards, send them out. Glad you liked the card. Looking forward to Halloween. Enjoy decorating. Helping my family this weekend to decorate their front yard.
goinjenny rated for P&M Halloween cards any size on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the rating Jenny. Enjoying the Halloween card swaps as they are putting me into the spirits for Oct. 31st.
goinjenny rated for TT&E: PC - letter G on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: Hi Jenny! Glad you received the Golden Eagle PC I sent to you for "G" PC swap. Thank you for the rating! Happy October!
Highlander18 rated for P&M Large Letter Postcard on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Great card - so colorful, thank you very much!
Response: Thank you for the rating! Fun PC swap you hosted, with big letters on front of PC. Happy October!
sabbysteg rated for PTG: Science PC Swap on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the space card!
Response: Glad you like the Space Shuttle Launch postcard, with space postage I sent to you. You are welcome. Thank you for the rating. Happy March!
Comment: How great you were able to find a cat stamp too! ♥
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you liked the Jetoy Cat postcard with the cat postage stamp. Thank you for the rating. Happy March!
gruskal rated for P&M Make a Choice Postcard 2 on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Great PC with a beautiful view of lights on the water from the sunset! We have family near Tampa and Fort Myers and are planning a visit in May. It's been a long time since I've been to Orlando, since everyone lives further west and/or south. Have a great day. Take care, Annette
Response: That's good news you will be visiting family in Florida this spring. You are welcome, glad you liked the PC view of Orlando city at sunset. Thank you for the rating. Happy March!

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milamilamura on Oct 16, 2017:

I got your second PC, yay! The one from Orlando, it's so pretty, thanks! I'll be replying with another one next week when I visit my PO :) Have a lovely week!

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marinda on Oct 5, 2017:

Thank you so very much for the great Haunted Places magazine! I am having so much fun with it! ((Hugs))

Paige1900 on Oct 2, 2017:

Thank you sooo much for the wonderful Halloween Coach RAK. It is simply lovely! The goodies were such fun as well!. Tell your mother thank you so much for picking out my name!

sabbysteg on Sep 17, 2017:

Hi Kathy! Glad you are OK post-Irma. You've had a rough summer/autumn! Thanks for the postcard you sent me. I hope you are on the mend and feeling better after your surgery! We are recovering from Harvey. What a crazy year this has been for me so far!

roska1vila on Sep 17, 2017:

Hello my dear friend, yes I am back , I write you soon and tell you more. Thanks for welcome and I wish all the best. :)

VivaLaDiane on Aug 25, 2017:

Hang in there sweetie!! I'm glad you liked the card. Much love always!! ♥♥

MsRose on Aug 19, 2017:

Kathy, your letter arrived today ;) Nice to hear from you friend take it easy I will be in touch Hugs 💙🐥

Mimi7 on Aug 17, 2017:

I hope you feel better soon

OrigamiGrace on Aug 8, 2017:

get well

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