Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2017 4:53 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2017
Last Online: August 15, 2017
Birthday: June 13
Country: United States
My Website

What to write...?


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.

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. I love all kinds of art. I just started a wheel throwing pottery class. It feels amazing!

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

I am also an author. I have published 3 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 and 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: PINK, 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). Lately, I have been reading books by James Rollins. 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

ANYTHING poppy - sunflower - calligraphy - coffee - sun, moon and stars - poetry - goldfish/fish - steampunk - snowflake - snowman themed and ...

vellum envelopes
sealing wax
Yuppo paper
handmade papers
blank (unruled) Moleskine journal
postcards of famous artists (portraits or work) and writers/poets (portraits or work)
Nick Bantock related items (Griffin & Sabine)
sheets of new postage stamps (collectible)
crystals, gemstones
unique stationery
die cuts
funky frames for art

Things I love

masquerade balls
theater and opera
the moon
small cafes
white string lights
fine art
purple and orange
Farmer's Markets
coffee and chai tea
silver (especially jewelry)
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...
crushed ice
wind chimes
research, reading, writing
my cats and my Chihuahua
midnight swimming

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, dish towels, make up, sticky notes or memo/list pads, flowery fragrances, 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!


CraftyCathy31 rated for Steampunk Art on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: I really like this card!! TXS I am displaying it,too.
SarcasticRemarkHere rated for Magick Mail #3 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: My Swap-Bot BFF <3 providing the most magical friendship and swaps since the day we met! I could never be disappointed when receiving mail with your name on it (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Response: Love and hugs to you!
Kskollections rated for ATC - Shades of Orange #1 on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Love it! Love the matching envelope!
Kskollections rated for ATC - Shades of Blue #1 on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Love it! Love the matching envelope!
Response: <3
Candyn29 rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #123 (USA) on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thanyou
Response: <3
Tracykason rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #122 (USA) on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thank-your for your generosity and artistic expression. I love both ATC's. The watercolour, although probably not intended, reminds me of an MRI of a brain - paired with a cerebral quote, it is really great.
Response: Smiles. You're welcome!
KarenLaneWV rated for Stuffed Envelope Flip Book on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Beautiful!! Thank you very much!!
Response: <3
georgiafae rated for Paint Chip Arts on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Very pretty-like the color combination and the quote-thanks for sharing!
Response: Yay!
kathiann rated for Paint Chip Arts on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Beautiful bookmark. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Now find a good book! :)
yvonne401 rated for Poetry Journal on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your awesome poetry journal, bookmark and your published poem book. I love everything!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad! I'm sorry I didn't choose a nicer journal...I didn't realize how much writing 50 poems takes up! I'm very glad you like it. Happy end of summer!
DragonflyDaisy rated for Paint Chip Arts on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the bookmark with the cool proverb on it.
BeadDiva rated for Envelope Flip Book *Free Themed on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for. The awesome flip book. I love the theme. Thanks for personalizing it just for me. I will use it for a gardening journal. Thanks again.
Response: <3
Mammybarnes rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #125 (USA) on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Really nice ATC I love the use of the real flowers ❤️
Response: O thank heavens, I was worried that laminating it took away from it. I don't think I'll do that again, but the flowers were so delicate modge podge ripped them apart. Anyway, I'm glad you like it.
jkendall0023 rated for Midnight Starlight Mail on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: <3 <3 <3
Response: :)
Kraftylady777 rated for Adult Coloring PC USA #49 on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: Very welcome.
Sharlie rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #121 (USA) on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: This ATC is wonderful. Thank you. And thank you for the cute bookmark
Response: You are very welcome! Enjoy!
qkenzie rated for OPEN THEME ZINES!!! on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so mvery ch for the utterly lovely zine and extras!!! I am loving the bookmark, especially the one with the E.E Cummings quote. Thank you! ❤️
Response: Wonderful!
DCasey rated for 5\5 ATC swap (USA) july on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: !!!!!!!
Response: Blushing. Glad you liked it.
KristinKing rated for 5\5 ATC swap (USA) july on Aug 4, 2017
DragonflyDaisy rated for ATC 2017# 31: Paint -USA- on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and for personalizing it and the envelope with things I love! :) You are the very first person to give me an ATC, and I am excited to start collecting and trading them! The extras you sent were super sweet too!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you liked everything! ATC's are my new found love as well. I've got about 20 now and they are all hung on my wall... I love how unique each one is. Have fun!