Swap-bot Time: May 28, 2024 10:37 pm


Date Joined: October 27, 2023
Last Online: May 28, 2024

Country: United States
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About Me

Hello. I'm Brigit and I'm in Norfolk, VA with my husband and cat. I love art as much as I love random acts of kindness which Swapping feels like to me. If you received something from me and are on Instagram, kindly post it there and tag me #bbpolymath...this will let me follow you back to your account :-)

5/27/24 - 7 months now and 170 swaps. Still pretty happy despite the learning curve. Thank you to those who have been kind and patient. Had a mail carrier issue for most of spring. Seems several swaps did not make it. PLEASE let me know, I'll resend. I am now keeping track of which deco books go where as I am certain 4 at least have been "disappeared" by the now replaced carrier.

Still a newbie compared to most of you. It seems I'm mostly interested in doing ATCs, Deco Books and the random PC. I hand draw often: pen, ink, marker & paint with watercolors and acrylics more than I collage... but I am getting better at collage and layering. I do try to stick with US only swaps now as the cost & waiting on international get old. If you don't care for what you get from me, please chop it up, reuse it in some way and send it along. No issues with any of that on my part.


FAV MUSIC - I lean towards acoustic and ballards: Harry Chapin; Cat Stevens; Gordon Lightfoot; Home Free; Music, Love Travel; etc. Also love Eagles, CCR, Paul Simon, Doobie Brothers, Indigo Girls, Phil Collins. I don't expect to be doing mucis swaps but there you go

FAV BOOKS - All of Laurell K Hamilton's work. Orson Scott Card. Sprinkle in Jitterbug Perfume, Illusions, Island in a Sea of Time, Shibumi. The add in Dave Aspry, Tim Ferris, Robert Kiosawki, Abraham Hicks. Plus of course Art DIY books for colored pencil, gouache, really any how-to craft book.

FAV MOVIES - Romancing the Stone, The Fifth Element, Venom,Die Hard series, Fast & Furious series... love the Hobbs & Shaw split off.

FAV TV - Sens8, Lie to Me, Criminal Minds, Good Witch, FarScape, The Amazing Attorney Woo, and more.

FAV CRAFTS - Currently I am doing a lot with paper and a lot with paint. Junk Journaling, card making, quilling, rock painting, pour painting, fabric painting, etc. I play with acrylic, watercolor & gouache as well as colored pencils, markers, and graphite. I am also fascinated by woodturning and wood burning. Love miniatures esp hand made from found bits. Have a few BookNooks calling my name.

I have done and appreciate fiber arts: lace making, embroidery, crewel work, knitting, crocheting, tatting, quilting. Weaving of fiber, fabric or baskets.

FAV COLORS: Teals, the lovely Caribbean blue green from lightest mint to deepest turquoise. teal with copper is delish. Or gold. Love metallics, iridescents & color shift. Also teal with purples or corals. Even deep royal blue and gold. The red/orange/pink family is for highlights unless well balances with blues and green.

FAV SUBJECTS - Sunshines, bees, dragons, hummingbirds, octopus and most ocean things (above & below), beaches, sunrise/sunset. Travels, compass star, maps, steampunk esp airships. Also things with a bit of medieval feel; apothecary, tavern, witchy feel = King Arthur, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Wheel of Time kinda stuff.

FAV SCENTS - vanilla, cinnamon, clove - I love spices. Think chai. For soap, candles, anything. Please do not send fruity or floral anything. Thanks

FAV FOODS - I typically steer away from sugar but will make an exception for the unusual chocolate or spice candies. Tea is good. Nuts, also good.

YES PLEASE - I love rocks, minerals, fossils, teeth, feathers, different colored sands. Also appreciate spice teas and unusual spices. Cats of all sizes and breeds except the smooshed face kind. Otters. Sea mammals esp dolphins & whales. Ice cream. Moroccan amber. Detailed work esp vintage things like lace, tatting, embroidery. Holographic stickers. Sparkles. Interesting paper. Maps. Boxes. Art deco. Celestial. Die cut. Fairies/mystical. Foreign language pages. Hand drawn/hand painted. Interactive ATCs. Metallics. Dragonflies and dragon as well. Travel. Adventure. Whimsical. Steampunk.

NO THANK YOU: horror, religious content, child-like subjects (i.e., dolls, kids playing, toys, etc.), people-type ATCs (i.e., movie stars, vintage folks, kids, etc.), holiday themes (unless specifically the swap requirement), stickers with a white outline (YUK!), Disney (I like many movies, but don't collect), patriotic themes, superheroes, cutesy things (i.e., teddy bears, dolls, gnomes, etc.), paper doll & vintage people images, scents - please no perfume on envelope, small bits of paper "extras" - please, nothing smaller than ATC size,

I usually prep for a swap in advance to make sure I have whatever on hand then if I have time I like to look at your profile and personalize it. I love delightful surprises in the mail and seek to provide you a little moment of happy in your day.


Comment: Love that shimmer wash you used on top of the art. Thanks much!
Response: Had to seal it somehow. Glad you like it.
Mimi7 rated for Private Swap - 2 Deco Books on May 28, 2024
Comment: Hi Brigit, Thanks for the 2 decos and thanks for sending my full deco home. I love the mooncalf and its colorful page. take care Donna
Response: Glad it got there quickly. One of yours got here today.
JJcrafty rated for Lemon ATC on May 26, 2024
Comment: Love your lemon atc. Thank you for the stickers too.
Response: Happy to hear that. Have a lovely weekend.
Comment: Thank you Brigit! Appreciate all the creative energy to put this together for me!
Response: My pleasure. Hope it brought a smile to your day AND you can use some of it at least.
Comment: Thanks so much!!
Response: My pleasure.
Comment: Hi Brigit thanks for this fun pick a page deco :)
Response: Too funny the number of items going back and forth between us. Enjoy.
Artteacherjen rated for USATC: HD/HP ATC - May on May 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!
Response: My pleasure. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for Christine's abstract flowers and Sonya's Letter S decos - I enjoyed your pages in both!
Response: Sweet. Thanks. Have fun.
donetta rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #93 on May 19, 2024
Comment: Brigit, thank you so much for the ultra-cool 3 Elements ATC, and for the lovely extra bits. I'm already plotting ways to use the bits; I love collage and masterboards, so I'm thinking you have just sent me some wonderful ingredients for my next one!
Response: So glad to hear it. Enjoy.
AliddaLawf rated for USATC: 3-Panel (Triptych) ATC #2 on May 19, 2024
Comment: I love the doors and the print is just lovely. Cool stickers too! Thank you for swapping <3
Response: Thank you. It was a fun to use one of my own painting in a different way.
jeka396 rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 5/2024 on May 18, 2024
Comment: Your package of the first 3 came today- thanks so much! I’ve sent a few swaps in multiple parts before to save on postage, but now I usually just flatten them and spread out into a large flat envie! 5/21/24 Got the remaining 2 today and your cat drawing was awesome!
Response: Hopefully the second package will get there tomorrow. Enjoy.
TryshaH81 rated for CPG May '24 Senders Choice PC - US on May 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you <3 Happy Swapping!
Response: My pleasure.
Comment: Thanks for the great quote postcard. How is the welding class going?
Response: Most welcome. Class is going great. We are finally past the reading/theory and are now actually melting metal. Love it.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful dragonfly ATC. It's so creative!!
Response: So glad you like it. Wanted to try something new. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I loved your creation. It was so pretty. Thank you.
Response: So glad you liked it. Hope it got there in one piece as my other one did not. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I like the different layers you have added to this ATC.
Response: So glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
debbee2014 rated for USATC: DRAGONFLY ATC on May 3, 2024
Comment: Wow really love the dragonfly, it is so pretty. Great job. Thanks for all the extras. love snoopy and the gang picture and the pocket is great for junk journaling. All those extras are always needed. Love the stamps you used on the outside of the envelope too. Thanks!
Response: My pleasure. Read your profile AND was purging my area, seemed like there were some good matches for you. So glad you can use them.
Comment: There is no way making these HMPC is out of your comfort zone because you cards so well put together and gorgeous. Thank for joining the swap and I hope we are partner again soon! xxMuggleMom
Response: Awwwww. Thank you. I do try. I love the challenge of your hunts. So glad you liked it.
Ac2052 rated for USATC: Going for the GOLD! on May 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. I looked up Senator Bilbo, and he was from Jackson Mississippi I'm in Jackson Michigan! He did study law at the University of Michigan though!! Close enough! LOL Thanks again, and happy swapping!
Response: Too funny. Thanks for the heart.
jessica rated for OATC: Corrugated ATC 4/24 on May 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for your ATC!!! I love the witchy kitty!!!
Response: Glad to hear it. I was hoping it would suit you.

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DeboraCreates on Apr 4, 2024:

Thank you so much for returning ANOTHER full deco to me!

Your hand-drawn coffee mug is beautiful (Jaw-dropping details) and I like the quote page you also added.

I appreciate all of the time and talent that went into creating in and mailing my book home.

LilacSilence on Mar 27, 2024:

Thank you for sending my mini art zine journal home!

shellbede on Mar 24, 2024:

Thank you for sending my mini art zine journal home!!!! I adore your page and I agree - we all need those reminders! And I don't even know what to say about the card you sent it back in - purple, fairy and a dragon?!? You've outdone yourself. Cheers dear and thanks again!

Hotthreads on Mar 21, 2024:

Thank you so much for returning my full Deco! I really enjoyed your page. See you at the mailbox💕📫💕

DeboraCreates on Mar 12, 2024:

Thank you for completing and sending home my Decorated Elephants Deco!

Your pages are awesome, especially the bold hand-painted elephant, and I assume you decorated the back cover, too!

I am very pleased with how the book came out!

Thank you thank you thank you!

sleepykitty on Dec 9, 2023:

Happy holidays and a wonderful 2024 to you! 🎄🎉🎇🍾🥂

hollycm6 on Oct 30, 2023:

Welcome to swap-bot!!! It’s me, Holly :-)

Let’s do a swap!

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