Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2019 11:57 pm


Date Joined: March 28, 2012
Last Online: February 21, 2019
Birthday: June 24
Country: United States
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About Me

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

eMail: whippetartist@brighthouse.com

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

The Clermont, FL address not valid.

Celebrating I'm 66 yrs now! Also reached 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 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 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." 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 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

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, The Haunted, Paranormal States, Criminal Minds, 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.


Marleen1979 rated for WOMAN art PC Feb on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful woman in art postcard. Beautiful painting. Love the stamps you added. Have a great weekend cheers
Response: You are welcome, I'm happy to share the woman reading painting PC with you, the woman reading painting postage stamp was my enjoyment to use. Glad you liked the PC. Thank you for the rating.
nisforneville rated for CPG QUICKIE: Red PC - Global on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: I’ve never been to London, but I hope to make it there one day. Thanks for the red card!
Response: Hope you are able to travel. Glad you liked the Red London Bus in London PC. Hope you have a good February. Thank you for the rating.
Bhindblueeyes rated for CS: Valentine's Mail on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: As always, what a wonderful swap!!! Thank you so very much, I'm absolutely tickled pink with the card and the PCs you sent my way - I am always so excited when I see your mail in my mailbox!! <3 <3 <3
Response: You are welcome & so kind thank you. It was fun swap to send you the Pink Flamingos Valentine card. And I have stories to share with you about my sister's dogs' activities, they believe I come to visit them when I go to care for my mother. Thank you for the rating.
Bhindblueeyes rated for CS: Doggo PC_Jan on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: What a gorgeous doggo!!! And the stamp is so amazing. Thank you for sharing a little piece of you, with me, and telling me about the RV doggie trips <3
Response: The Dog PC swap was fun, I enjoy sending a PC with an image of a dog. I was lucky to find unused postage stamps showing dogs, I bought from eBay. You are welcome & thank you for the heart.
CHOWEFACE rated for Easy Postcard #8---- edited on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: thanks so much for the Florida map card!
Response: You are welcome, that FL Map PC is cheerful, sunny & fun to look at. Glad you like it. I'm on the search for new & more FL PCs. I enjoy hunting for the PCs & then sharing them in PC swaps. Thank you for the rating.
Myself333 rated for Oceana: PC on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the dolphins riding a wave! I like to visit California, and the last time I was out there, I too got some lessons on surfing, on a board! It was really exhausting but exhilarating. The dolphins were playing, too. My boyfriend was so close he could almost pet one! I recently watched on Blue Planet that they literally play in the waves because they have that level of intelligence. Very cool!
Response: Wow, you've been surfing in Calif! Glad you liked the wave riding dolphins PC. Thank you for the rating. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the postcard!
Response: Glad you received my PC for the swap. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for the deco book.
Response: Glad you received the Deco Book. Thank you for the rating. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you
Response: Glad you received my PC for the swap Jenny. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you!! Love dolphins too!
Response: Splish splash, I love dolphins too. So good you received the wave riding dolphins PC I sent to you for the swap. Some day I will get a trip to a FL beach, really enjoy the sand & surf. Thanks for the rating. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you!! Wish I were in FL right now!! DC is expecting anywhere from 3-9" of snow this weekend, ack!!
Response: Oh I know Grace, I remember the winters in the Wash DC area as I spent most of my life in Bethesda, MD. My late husband & I lived in Reston, VA for about 14 yrs. Glad you got the sunny PC for the swap. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: What a beautiful card! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked the PC I sent to you for the swap, thank you for the rating. Happy December!
KarenFife rated for CPG Thanksgiving Card - US Only on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Thanksgiving Card!!! I love it. Just so you are aware, I sent Rachel a Personal Message yesterday about your concerns with me.. I understand your frustration and it's mine even more so. You will be the first person I'll notify when this is done!! - That quilt stamp is awesome! I remember buying lots of them!
Response: That's good news Karen. I hope you enjoy happy holiday season. Thank you for the rating.
123Poggy123 rated for FS: Christmas Card on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: I love this vintage looking Christmas card. Thank you!
Response: Yes, the Punch Studio greeting cards are wonderful vintage style & I enjoy sharing them this time of the year. Thank you for the rating. Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty seashell postcard! 💗
Response: Hi Marinda! Fun postcard swap. I love the seashell PCs & was happy to share with you. Glad to meet up with you in a swap. Thank you for the rating. Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You are welcome, glad the Deco Book I sent made it to you. Thank you for the rating. Happy Thanksgiving!
veronicallama rated for CS: Dog PC_Oct 2 on Nov 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Kathy! Great stamps!
Response: Hooray, you received the Dog PC I sent to you. Yes, I love those US American Dog Breeds postage stamps. I bought them on eBay & enjoy using them on PCs. Happy November!
Comment: I look forward to adding to this deco. You have wonderful penmanship. Thanks for the card!
Response: Thank you, you are so kind in your comments, thank you for rating. Good news, I received Deco Books from pen friend in Europe. She enjoys adding to Deco Books also. I'm glad to have new books to mail into swaps. So enjoying, creating the page in the Deco Book. Happy November!
Comment: Thank you for another fun deco!
Response: Hi Grace! You are welcome, I'm happy to received the Deco Book for the swap. And - the enjoyment begins, to decorate the Deco Book. I've a few new Deco Books I'm working on here. Hope to send them out soon after they are ready to mail. Happy November!
mejulia rated for CPG Oct Senders Choice PC - Global on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you liked the PC I sent to you. Thank you for the rating. Happy October!

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yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2019:

I hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day full of love, flowers, chocolate, and whatever else makes you happy.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

cindygroet on Feb 6, 2019:

Thanks for the nice Cats Deco Book RAK. Really unexpected, but really cute.

Bhindblueeyes on Jan 7, 2019:

Oh my goodness, I am so scatter brained around the holidays! I received your RAK and set the envelope where it doesn't belong, and I came across it again while organizing mail and putting things where they belong. Thank you so very much!!! :)

yvonne401 on Jan 4, 2019:

Wishing you a New Year filled with happiness, prosperity and good health!


Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 27, 2018:

Hoping you had a Merry Christmas!

May you have a Happy New Year and may the coming year bring you much happiness and good health!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 23, 2018:


Wishing you a safe and happy winter!

I stood beside a HiLL Smooth with new-laid snow A single star looked out From the cold evening glow. There was no other creature That saw what I could see I stood and watched the evening STAR As long as it watched me.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

laterdayze on Dec 19, 2018:

Thank you so much for the RAK of deco and all the Christmas goodies. That was so nice of you! :)

OrigamiGrace on Dec 10, 2018:


for sending me a December wish from Cheap Postage Group!

Bee1981 on Dec 3, 2018:

Awww, Thank you so much for your stickers and the great cards via cpg nov! Love it!!!

yvonne401 on Nov 22, 2018:

Hi Kathy! We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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