Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2020 6:14 pm


Date Joined: January 4, 2016
Last Online: January 21, 2020
Birthday: March 31, 1995
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! My name is Ari Barron, I am 24 years old. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a major in History of Art and Architecture and a minor in Education. I am currently working as a paraprofessional at a local high school in an SDC Language Arts classroom. I also started with a company called the Table Community Foundation which works with the after school program in different areas. I am a permanent at a middle school where I help with academics and clubs. I am loving it there! I really enjoy what I do so I decided to continue my education and receive my teaching credentials. I am going to a teacher's college at the moment and plan to finish within a few years. I have been pretty busy but I am finally on track to start being active on Swap-Bot again and I am so exited.

I joined swap-bot as a way to keep busy and express my creative side! Some other things I love to do is paint- mostly with acrylics and watercolors. I have been working on a project of filling up my wall with paintings, made by myself and by friends. My collection is pretty random with an overall theme of Glow-In-The- Dark. I would love to collect more from any swapbot pals as well!

As an Art History major, I absolutely love art museums, interactive spaces, and innovative ideas in art and technology. I would love to hear from some of my swapbot friends of any experiences or recommendations of awesome places around the world to visit.


I love to penpal and meet new people from all over! I try to make my letters as creative and unique as possible! I wanted to branch out from penpaling so I decided to join swapbot. My penpal account on instagram is the same: ARIMAILS, so feel free to follow me on there.


I absolute love the idea of ATCs, it's like a collection of other peoples artwork from around the world and I think having that is so creative. I have a very large collection of ATCs and am looking for new ways of storing/displaying them, any helpful ideas are appreciated! I mostly do hand-drawn/ hand-painted or collage style ATCs. I put my whole heart into making these and I hope that whoever gets them, enjoys receiving them as much as I enjoyed making them

ATCs that I'm missing in my collection:

I have recently been doing some ATC Coins, which is such a cute twist on regular ATCs. I would love to swap more of these types and start an ATC Coin collection as well!


I have a growing collection of blank postcards, and although I do prefer that they are not written on, I do still love and appreciate receiving postcards from my swapbot friends! I like all types, currently collecting all the different types of Little Mermaid Ariel postcards from Disney's Wonderground Art Gallery. I love love love artsy kinds and space/ underwater types. I also really like Sci-Fi postcards. Vintage/ Retro/ Black and White.

I do not collect any city or state postcards.


I recently started hosting my own jewelry swaps! I have a huge collection of store bought and handmade jewelry and wear some type every day.I have been extremely impressed by all the things I have received from my partners and am so grateful for everything I've learned.

If you are sending to me, I will love anything no matter what but here is a bit more about me: I have my ears pierced and love long dangly earrings. I like wearing simple necklaces. My choker size is about 34 cm. My ring size is 5 1/2. My anklet size is about 26 cm. My bracelet size is about 16 cm.

Things I Love

Music: Foxing, Twenty One Pilots, Pierce the Veil, Brand New, Tame Impala, Citizen, Moose Blood, Post Malone, Turn Over, The Beatles, Lana del Rey, Queen.

Movies: The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Meet the Robinsons, Toy Story, anything Disney, The Place Beyond the Pines, Drive, Blue Valentine, Coherence, Spider-man, anything Wes Anderson. Chappie, Star Trek, Tusk, Joker, Train to Busan, Climax, Ratatouille.

Shows: Bojack Horseman, Stranger Things, Wilfred, Friends, Game of Thrones, Avatar the Last Airbender, Adventure Time, The Vampire Diaries, Jane the Virgin.

Collect: Postcards, Coins, Stickers, ATCs, Squished Pennies

Books I am currently reading : The Grapes of Wrath, Hunger Games

Languages I am currently learning: Spanish/ Russian/ Japanese

Random: Sharks, Coloring, Art Supplies, Jewelry, Coffee, Blueberry, Baking, Ariel, Stickers, the Ocean, Plants, Nature, Cupcakes, Artwork, Rain, M&Ms, Sea Creatures, Socks, Pocahantas, Poetry, Penpaling, Kawaii things, Blue and Orange, Pears, Tattoos, Hair Dye, Lighthouses, Space. Aliens. Sci-Fi, Halloween, Jewelry, shopping, stamps, ink pads.

Swaps and Ratings

I will always send my swaps and I will always rate my partners.

If I haven't rated, it is most likely I haven't checked my PO Box yet or I haven't received the swap yet. I will always private message my partners before rating down. I understand people may get unexpectedly busy or there may be some delays due to the post office that are just out of our control. Although I do appreciate my partner letting me know of any problems ahead of time, I believe everyone deserves a second chance and am always happy to receive a resend.

I ask that if there are ever any concerns with my swaps, my partners message me before rating low. I always try to go above and beyond with my swaps but if my partner ever feels like what I sent is unsatisfactory or never received it, I am always willing to do a resend.

I received a 3 rating for lateness on a swap (Stuff the Mailbox #13- 20 partners). Although my swap was sent out on time, one of my partners swap was postmarked late. After messaging my partner and explaining what may have been the problem, weekends and holidays, my partner believed it to be unfair and so my rating remains.

I received a 3 rating for lateness on a swap (Stuff the Mailbox #17- 20 partners). "What I find interesting" is that it was only from 1 of my 20 partners because they originally claim it was ONE day late. Although I sent them all out at the same time and by the deadline.

A Friendly Reminder: Please make sure to always put enough postage on your packages. I have been receiving a lot of swaps with postage due recently. I am a pretty lenient and understanding person and just ask for others to be considerate. If a partner receives a swap from me with postage due, I will try my best to correct the mistake so please let me know before rating :)


Suzyanner rated for Fast Blind Swap 8 on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for everything, especially the pretty notecards!
Comment: 𝓣𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓯𝓸𝓻 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓫𝓮𝓪𝓾𝓽𝓲𝓯𝓾𝓵 𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓶𝓪𝓭𝓮 𝓫𝓻𝓪𝓬𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓽! 𝓘 𝓪𝓫𝓼𝓸𝓵𝓾𝓽𝓮𝓵𝔂 𝓵𝓸𝓿𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓷𝓮𝓬𝓴𝓵𝓪𝓬𝓮. 𝓑𝓮𝓮𝓷 𝔀𝓮𝓪𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓲𝓽 𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻 𝓼𝓲𝓷𝓬𝓮 𝓲𝓽 𝓪𝓻𝓻𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓭. 𝓨𝓸𝓾 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝓽𝓻𝓾𝓵𝔂 𝓽𝓪𝓵𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓮𝓭 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓘 𝓪𝓶 𝓪 𝓯𝓪𝓷 𝓸𝓯 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝔀𝓸𝓻𝓴. 𝓘 𝓪𝓶 𝓱𝓾𝓶𝓫𝓵𝓮𝓭 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓱𝓸𝓷𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓭 𝓽𝓸 𝓱𝓪𝓿𝓮 𝓫𝓮𝓮𝓷 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓹𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓷𝓮𝓻.
Response: it makes me so happy to hear that you liked it ♥️ 😊
Comment: Thank you so very much!
Comment: Hi Ari -- thanks for all the fun stuff, I love the little cats :) 'Best, al
JJcrafty rated for Make an Envelope and Add A Surprise on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Ari. Thank you so much for everything and taking the time to read my profile. I love it all.
pianoheart rated for Pick 3 For Me! - January on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you :)
parakeetmails rated for Broken Sticker Sheets #6 on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the sticker sheets Ari! It's always a pleasure swapping with you!
Rockmask rated for ATC Set- Space on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Wow! That envelope was beautiful! So were the Atcs! Thank you very much🖤💫✨
crochetjunkie rated for Fast Blind Swap 7 on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice stuff.
Cgscdy rated for ATC Set- Mermaid on Jan 11, 2020
Comment: Love the mermaid atcs so very pretty the extras as well.
debbiespoms rated for Fast Blind Swap 6 on Jan 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for postcard, tea, note card, and memo sheets!
Comment: Thank you for all the sweet goodies! I especially like the playing cards! The washi samples and napkin will also be put to good use. Happy New Year! ❤️
parakeetmails rated for Random Sticker Sheet Swap #5 on Jan 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
mags142 rated for Happy Swapping on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Sorry for such a late rate! Loved the handmade envelopes :) can't wait to use them. Happy New Year!
karli rated for ATC Set- Mermaid (International) on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: This is a lovely set, thanks so much! Karolina
Rockmask rated for ATC Set- Christmas on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful set! I loved how you decorated the envelope as well 🖤🎄
NRGordon rated for Random Questions #3! on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your answers. I always enjoy learning a bit about others. I agree that it is good when people are open minded. Unfortunately, we seem to be getting to be in the minority of late.
captkristi rated for Random Sticker Sheet Swap #5 on Jan 6, 2020
Comment: As always, an amazing package!! Thank you so much!! Loving the stickers :)
Comment: O... M... G... this happy mail actually made me tear up. The fact that you put so much love and work into the flipbook you sent (and including so many beautiful, wonderful goodies)... it made me feel so special and I'm absolutely honored to receive such beautiful mail. There aren't enough words to describe how much I love it. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I absolutely love it. <3
Response: You are very welcome :) I am so happy you liked it ♥️

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kclicquot on Jan 8, 2020:

Thank you so much for the angel on made with love: jewelry! Not only was the envelope wonderful. The jewelry and the packaging are wonderful too!!!! Thank you . . . <3

nancylee on Dec 19, 2019:

Happy Profile- Christmas

Merry Christmas!

dakotadee on Dec 17, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Christmas Avent ATC exchange. I love all the different ATC's you sent. Lots to teach me different styles.

SunflowerRose on Dec 10, 2019:

Trying the happy profile post for winter.

Peachyturtle on Dec 9, 2019:

Happy profile - Winter

I hope your holidays, however you celebrate them is filled with wonderous joy and love!

bluecrayons on Dec 7, 2019:

happy profile-christmas.

hope you have a wonderfully blessed christmas.

BluBerry on Dec 5, 2019:

Happy Profile - Winter

I hope you like these images!

Take Care

xx BluBerry

Freyja on Nov 18, 2019:

Happy Profile- Thanksgiving

Minjabali on Nov 14, 2019:

NurseWalker30 on Oct 27, 2019:

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Omg I apologize for leaving 3 comments, I couldn't figure out how the link worked. 🙈

Happy profile - Halloween swap

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