Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2019 11:38 am


Date Joined: March 28, 2012
Last Online: July 19, 2019
Birthday: June 24
Country: United States
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About Me

Happy Summer! Hurricane/Tropical Storm season started June 1st

My New Apt. address:
7708 Crosswater Trail #8110, Windermere, FL 34786 - 9498 USA

eMail: [email protected]

My family's address:
2125 Redmark Lane, Winter Garden, FL 34787-8842 USA

The Clermont, FL address not valid.

Celebrating I'm 67 yrs now! Reached over 1,000 swaps I've enjoyed being in here on swap - bot.

Went to Hospital Feb 1st, 2018 had emergency surgery for kidney stones, again. Talked with my urologist, the big bad stones are gone!

End of July '2017 I had emergency surgery for a kidney stone. I was diagnosed with Paget's Disease of the bone. Good news its not "active," & not causing serious orthopedic problems, being monitored by four different doctors.

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

Love/Like/Wish List: My fave Tea is Twinning's English Breakfast Tea. Though send me a Tea you think I might like & I will try it.

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 I will mix with acrylic medium or paints, snowflake confetti.

Wall Calendars (discounted from another year,) I use picture pages to create mail art envelopes.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND SWAP IN BLACK ENVELOPE! It means a "person has passed away" for me. Black PC or greeting card OK)
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 Paget's disease of bone, fibromyalgia, asthma, seasonal allergies, food allergy 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." Worse seasons: Spring tree pollen, Summer - high heat, high humidity, mold, mildew, grass pollen, Late summer - ragweed, grasses, mold. 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, YouTube 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 for 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 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, Dr. Strange, 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

Live PD, The Artful Detective, Cops, K9 Cops, Medieval Dead - UK, Great British Ghosts, Time Team, Most Haunted (UK,) Numb3rs, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Policewomen of Broward County, FL, Ghost Adventures, Paranormal States, Say Yes To The Dress, 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.


Response: Thank you for the rating, I'm glad you like the Florida postcard I sent to you for the swap. Happy Summer!
StagKing rated for NH: Send a PC, Get a PC swap on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I totally didn't recognize it was London until you mentioned it. I hope to see them all in person someday!
Response: You are welcome. I wanted to surprise you with this current London PC, not usual sites to see. Its fascinating the futuristic sculptures, architectures being built in London now. Wondering when the futuristic bldngs come to other cities in USA?
noname13 rated for FS ~ I found my PC's! on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for this beautiful postcard!
Response: You are welcome, I'm happy you like & enjoy the PCs I send to you in the swap. Thank you for the rating. Hope you have a wonderful summer.
Irene rated for CPG Summer Quote on a PC - Global on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Alice in Wonderland quote. ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ
Response: You are welcome Irene. The summery flowery quote from Alice in Wonderland Disney movie is one of my favorites. Hope you have a Happy Summer.
vontakk rated for Pixar PC Swap #3 on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you soooo much!!!
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you liked the Disney - Pixar Buzz Lightyear PC I sent to you for the swap. Thank you for the rating. Happy Summer!
Comment: thank you for he post card the otters are very cute :)
Response: You are welcome. As a lover of animals I thought your would enjoy seeing a PC with view of Otters. Yes, they are so cute looking. Thank you for the rating. Happy Summer!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard and matching stamps! I love it :)
Response: Yes, sending PC for the alphabet is fun, glad you liked the "A" postcard view & the postage stamps. Hope you enjoy a Happy Summer. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: What a beautiful lighthouse PC and I love the lighthouse stamps too! Thanks so much Kathy! Have a fun summer~
Response: You are welcome, I saw on your profile you like Lighthouse PC & sunrise, sunset, I found the special PC for you. Its my fun to use postage stamps that match the PC. Those postage stamps I bought from seller on eBay. You enjoy a Happy Summer. Thank you for the rating.
SunTradeToo rated for CPG QUICKIE - Art PC: Global on May 22, 2019
Comment: Love the Monet! I actually saw this collection at the museum un Fort Worth!
Response: Bravo for seeing the Monet painting exhibit at Fort Worth TX museum! Its a wonderful experience. It was enjoyable for me to share a Monet painting PC with you. Thank you for the rating.
Rainydancer rated for CPG: By the Ocean PC - US Only on May 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great card! The only time I went to Florida they were doing construction on the beach so I didn't get to see this sight! :-)
Response: Sorry you didn't see the southern FL beach, good you get to see the view thru the PC I sent to you. Hope you enjoy a good summer. Thank you for the rating.
Fritosmom rated for CPG QUICKIE: Foodie PC - US Only on May 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you x3, I love Elvis and the Recipe looks easy and delicious.
Response: Fun swap to share Elvis' fave hamburger steak dinner recipe PC with you. Yes, looks delicious. Thank you for the rating. Hope you have a good May.
LilysMama rated for P&M 4 Blank Tourist PC Swap on May 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcards. I love the frog ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: Yes, the cute frog PC was for you. You are welcome, glad you enjoy the PCs I sent to you. Thank you for the rating. Happy Spring!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Lovely pc - otters are so cute, I love watching them play in the wild! Thanks for swapping!
Response: You are welcome Grace. Yes, I love otters too. Glad I've been able to see them at the Bronx Zoo & California Sea World. Thank you for the rating. Happy May!
mermaidery rated for FS: Send a PC, Get a PC US Only on May 6, 2019
Comment: Oh I love the postcard! We had a local aquarium do "mermaid classes" and I wanted to sign up, but BOY did they fill up fast! Thank you .๐Ÿ–ค
Response: Thank you for the rating, you are welcome. So cute to imagine the little girls in their mermaid costumes, practicing dances, having fun. Happy May!
marooter rated for CPG Mapcard PC - Global on May 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Florida PC, Kathryn! :-)
Response: My pleasure to share with you a FL PC map, you are welcome. Thank you for the rating. Happy May!
StagKing rated for FS: Send a PC, Get a PC on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard! I love Mucha and the illustration is incredible. Its also nice to hear from another quilter & artist!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad to meet you, a lover of Mucha's artwork. Thank you for the rating. Happy May!
Comment: Kathy!! Yessss! Thank you so much for the GREAT bookmarks, wonderful glassine/vellum envies, and nice deco. That was so kind of you. Thanks, again!!
Response: You warm my heart you liked what I sent to you. Yes, when I read your profile I realized I had a few of things you are looking for, found those items & enclosed them for you. Some where in my Iris containers are more bookmarks of various designs, I will contact you when I find them & perhaps we will have a private swap. You are welcome. Thank you for the ratings. Happy Spring!
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard that you sent! My dad is from the Big Island and when I was growing up, we spent every summer visiting my grandparents there. They lived in Kukuihaele, but we have lots of family all over the island. Itโ€™s very beautiful there. A couple of my favorite places to go was the Queens Bath (although itโ€™s no longer there) and Waipiโ€™o Valley. Hoping that you get to visit the Big Island sometime soon!
Response: You are so good, thank you for the rating & you are welcome. My pleasure to share with you the PC showing Hawaii big island. [I'm dropping my mail off at the Winter Garden post office as they seem to be update, never had a problem with them. Also my excuse to buy new stamps.]
Comment: Thanks for the deco and extras!
Response: My pleasure to share any Deco Book with you, & the extras were delight to give to you. You are welcome. I love the kitties & hope to create Deco Book of them. Enjoy. Thank you for the rating. Happy Spring!

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yvonne401 on Jul 12, 2019:

Your welcome for the postcard!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jul 2, 2019:

Hi Kathy! Thanks so much for your letter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CurlyTea on Jun 26, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2019:

Hi Kathy!


I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Onaki on Jun 18, 2019:

Thank you for your kind words, it's healing slowly- but with my carpel tunnel the healing process is slow especially on my right hand.

jannieb on Jun 3, 2019:

Thank you soooooo much for the awesome killer whale PC with the awesome killer whale stamp. I love it & it is going right into my killer whale PC collection. Thanks for thinking of me :)

yvonne401 on May 27, 2019:

Hi Kathy!

Feels good to wake up each morning and hear the sweet sound of liberty.

Letโ€™s never take it for granted!


Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Nnyla on May 24, 2019:

Thank you so much for your kind message on my profile. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Cancer is a hard, hard diagnosis and it's always difficult to lose a family member. Please PM me your address. I'd like to send your sister a note/postcard.

OrigamiGrace on May 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for the pc from my May wishlist at Cheap Postage Group! I looooove Italian food!! Finally got to visit Rome last year - loved it, I'd go back in a heartbeat!!

Paige1900 on Apr 24, 2019:

Thank You soooo much for the wonderful mail art (host gift) from the FS: Doodle Me a PC Swap. I absolutely LOVE it! โ™ฅ

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