Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2018 4:39 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2017
Last Online: May 26, 2018
Birthday: June 13
Country: United States
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Gifts and words of affirmation are my love languages.

It's difficult to write that first letter, I know. If you are writing me to, relax. Tell me anything, I am not here to judge. I revel in the diversity of people and cultures. Religion is not my thing, but it's ok if it's yours. Be WHO you ARE and be real. I will be. If all that is too much, tell me what you are passionate about or jot some thoughts on the things I have listed as likes. Just have fun writing, that it the point. I'll listen. Coffee and conversation is one of my favorite pastimes. Since we can't meet for coffee, pretend--and order what you will. :)

I love deciphering people's handwriting--your handwriting is as unique as your fingerprint--so do hand write if you are willing. Doodle, draw, decorate...it's all good. Know that I will find joy in receiving a letter whether it's a "get to know you", a "brain dump", a rant or an artistic expression. Just write.

Clarification: by "deciphering" I mean that I can usually read the most abominable handwriting and would prefer that to something typed out.

About me

"I believe that creativity is a force of enchantment--not entirely human in its origins." --Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic

I am an artist. My mediums of choice are watercolor, and acrylic and pottery.

I think sharing art is the greatest way to pass time--aside from making it.

I am also an author. I have published 4 books of poetry. I'm not into the sappy yucky love stuff, just the guts and grit of life, bearing witness to nature and finding words where others might not have any.

I love Nature! I grew up on a small farm with a huge garden so I think I'm somewhat old fashioned in a way. I love ferns, lichens, moss, the deep greens of trees and plants. I love being at the edge of a stream (or anywhere near water) watching birds or bugs or whatever comes by. I freeze and can my food from the garden, I cook and bake. I recycle like crazy.

I got my M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences with a focus on Ecocriticism. If you know what that is, message me and let's write immediately.

MUSIC is the fluidity we need between languages. I love to listen to my Valley of the Clouds CD while I paint. Instrumentals soothe me.

I began piano at a young age and love all things jazz, classic or chorale. I also adore: P!NK, Adele, Pentatonix, Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran. I'm also an 80's girl, so punk and butt-rock still find their way into my sound waves. Sometimes, I do play a song on repeat, OR dork out while "driver's seat dancing."

I love READING! I do not limit my interests in reading as I have found something to love in every genre (though I have not tried a graphic novel yet). Subject-wise, I have also loved novels about art, writing, readers, and even witches. As for poetry, Mary Oliver and William Stafford still top my list.

Wish list

Artwork by YOU (I always appreciate hand-drawn or painted art)

Handwritten letters from you

old postage stamps Books of Fine Art Postcards
Old fashioned Letter Opener

things with pelicans, tiki's, crows, chickens, farm themes and or old barns, orchids, sunflowers, red poppies, seashells, coffee/espresso, cats, dogs, goats, fish, mermaids, chihuahua's, books, women, poetry/poets, farmer's markets, Frida Kahlo, berries, chihuahua's, reading & writing, shoes, Calvin & Hobbes, Snoopy, calligraphy, funky-whimsical art...

Yupo paper, papyrus paper, vellum paper

Sealing Wax and unusual seals

Things I love

book stores
snowflakes and snowmen
Children's Books
Flannel Sheets
Chai Tea Lattes
Whimsical things
Little White lights
the Sea
Nature Walks
Ginko and Oak leaves
unique coffee shops
Snoopy, Calvin & Hobbes
Skippy John Jones (Children's Book Series)
art galleries
masquerade balls
Frida Kahlo
ancient manuscripts
Botanical drawings
instrumental music
theater and opera
the moon
small cafes
white string lights
vibrant colors
Farmer's Markets
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...
crushed ice
postage stamps
wind chimes
research, reading, writing
my cats (Lily & Piper)
my Chihuahua (Luna)
midnight swimming
funky frames for art
Spoken Word poetry

ICK! / NO Thank you

I am not trying to be rude, just trying to save you some expense/waste by asking you please, do NOT send me anything with snakes, gore, kiddie stickers, teacher/reward themed items, confetti, glitter packets, dish towels, make up, sticky notes or memo/list pads, flowery fragrances, perfumed lotions or soaps -- I am allergic --, key chains, food, tea, or paper ripped from a spiral notebook--that drives me nuts.

Also NO political or religious propaganda, discriminatory language or images.

Much obliged!


adaywithmom rated for QUICK Postage Stamp ATC on May 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC & lovely goodies! Have a great summer!
Bridgette rated for HD/HP Ladybugs ATC on May 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet ladybug ATC and stickers!
suzwa rated for BOOKS! Atc on May 23, 2018
Comment: Love it ! Thanks so much
fairiebutterfly rated for 5/5 ATC MAY (USA ONLY) on May 22, 2018
georgiafae rated for HD/HP Ladybugs ATC on May 22, 2018
Comment: Great ladybug rendering! Thanks also for the extra sparkly papers!
CurioussCass rated for Paint/Pastel Avacado ATC on May 22, 2018
Comment: Beautiful ATC. Thank you so much. It really looks like you put a lot of work into this.
Mammybarnes rated for Mermaid ATC inside and out on May 22, 2018
Comment: Hello Kathryn I received your fantastic mermaid atc and mail art. It is lovely as you always do. Love the washi tape. Thank you
fiddlybits rated for BOOKS! Atc on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for my awesome ATC! Beautiful drawing!! I love the book plate and extras too! Thanks again friend! Have a fabulous week!
Onaki rated for ATC - Shades of Blue #1 on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much.
craftykat68 rated for DOG ON IT! ATC and Surprise USA on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your pretty dog Luna ATC and all the nice dog papers...so cute an adorable!I can surely use these.You make some nice cards!!
HannahsMommy07 rated for ATC - Shades of Gray #1 on May 20, 2018
craftykat68 rated for HD/HP Ladybugs ATC on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your pretty ladybug atc and the stickers an extra atc papers!Very nice drawing & painting!
Kskollections rated for ATC Tropical Rainforest on May 19, 2018
Comment: Totally awesome!
gojenn rated for ATC Tropical Rainforest on May 18, 2018
Comment: Love the koala!
Fieke rated for CULTURAL ATC: India on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your creativity. This elephant is absolutely my favorite from the ATC's you have sent me in this serie ! Did you really draw it yourself ? I love it !
Response: Yes, I drew it myself. I am glad you like it.
Fieke rated for CULTURAL ATC: Italy on May 18, 2018
Fieke rated for CULTURAL ATC: United Kingdom on May 18, 2018
Comment: Another set of beautiful ATC's. Thank you very much
Fieke rated for CULTURAL ATC: Thailand on May 18, 2018
Fieke rated for CULTURAL ATC: Japan on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely ATC's you made <3 <3 <3
Fieke rated for CULTURAL ATC: Australia on May 18, 2018

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Xira on Mar 8, 2018:

Thank you so much for your surprise mail: the happy envelope, the cute stickers and everything else (I do not know the English words for :) A very happy mailday here! Best wishes! Barbara

kfaye on Dec 14, 2017:

You are a spreader of love and happiness. people like you are few and far between. I believe this is what we are all here for and you are a shining example to others. Thank you for being you <3

PrairieKittin on Dec 1, 2017:

Thank you for the kind thoughts. Thank you for being "you". It's appreciated more than you know.

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2017:

Love love love my ATC you made me!! Thank you! CPG Make me an ATC Swap

njstauter on Oct 13, 2017:

I am so amazed by what you sent. And I feel honored that you thought of me with such care. The Raven is by far the most beautiful example of quilling I have ever seend. The journal, coffee and bar of soap will go to good use. I was just getting down in my supplies of all three. Again, Thank you.

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