Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2020 11:56 am


Date Joined: May 30, 2019
Last Online: September 26, 2020
Birthday: December 22
Country: United States
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About Me

I love all things art!! Zentangle has been such an enlightening experience and pushing me beyond the things I thought I could do - now I am drawing, painting, collaging, lots of wonderful art making!!! For my day job I am a pediatric mental health therapist (clinical social worker) in Nevada. I have two dogs that I absolutely adore - they are super active so they keep me going!! I also have a flock of chickens that are fun to watch and interact with - bonus, they also provide fresh eggs pretty much year round.


I am a lover of colors! Rainbows and bright beautiful colors make me happy. I tend to lean towards turquoise, pink and purple - but, truly, I LOVE colors!! I don't know that there is a color that I would say I don't like.

I like inspirational quotes - especially handwritten little art pieces. Botanical Line Drawings, florals, fun characters - any kind of art is definitely on my LIKE list. I have started to move into the world of ATC, paper crafting and watercolor as well. So ephemera is always appreciated. Samples of watercolor paper are a lovely surprise.

Watching movies is one of my favorite things to do - if I have a strong coffee in hand I am basically in heaven. I am a Capricorn, so productivity is my superpower :D I am known for going non-stop from morning until evening and then I hop on the couch and draw while I hang out with my best friend, my dogs or both.

I have recently finished Goliath, Fleabag (wow this was good in an unexpected way!), Bosch, Carnival Row, and now we are watching Southland. I remember watching it here and there way back when it was on TV. I liked it and love watching from start to finish.

I think superheros are pretty cool (the older XMEN movies got me hooked). I love to cook vegetarian meals, grow things and spend time with my friends and my pets - and sometimes my family.

Let me see - what else. Social Work is my passion and I treat children with mental health struggles in my private practice, Journey Within. I am spiritual but definitely not religious. I am big into the "mystical" (I can't really think of any other way to put it) and I am a GIANT tree hugger. This isn't as uncommon as it used to be :)

Favorite Books

Stephen King is my favorite author. I wouldn't say that I am typically a horror person. I am easily spooked, but Stephen King's writing style is phenomenal ...so, yeah, I love him!!

I have an hour long commute to and from work, so I am an avid Audible listener. I have also been listening to books while I paint in the evenings and have been averaging 2 books a week (seems insane to me!)

I just finished up the 7 book series featuring DC Smith as a detective in the King's Lake area of England (by Peter Grainger). Some of the books I have read in the past year include: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood; Dervla McTeirnan's Irish crime series; The Casual Vacancy; The Institute; the last Cormoran Strike tale; AND the first 2 Kingkiller Chronicle books by Rothfuss (over 50 hours of listening!!!).

Hard to say what my very favorite books are. The Stand is my all time favorite story. I also love a well written series where you can follow characters for more than one book. - Narnia books; The Time Quartet, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Hunger Games -


I had to add some things as I have found in my first year as a Swap-Bot swapper that there are some things I don't like that I wouldn't have necessarily thought of before.

I prefer not to receive teacher/reward/kiddie stickers. If they come on a roll, I don't really have a use for them. I don't have kids and prefer a more grown up aesthetic. Also don't use catalog/magazine cutouts or random photos of things in your life (Polaroids are an exception)

No food or tea/coffee please. I have specific stuff I eat and drink and probably won't drink the tea that gets sent my way.

I don't like creepy, dark stuff. And don't like anything that's hateful, based on bigotry or superiority.

I don't really like adult cartoons. I would say I don't like crude humor, but I am not sure that's what you call it. I love Step Brothers the movie, don't like American Dad and King of the Hill stuff.

ABC of Me

Saw this on a couple of profiles and thought it would be fun. Allows some prompts to help give ideas of things that I like and/or that I would enjoy receiving should you be looking for ideas {work in progress}

A: huge animal lover; art; ATCs; astrology; Amazon and Audible; Americana decor; Australian accents; argyle; authenticity

B: books; (old) book pages; best friends; botanical art (drawings, stickers, etc); bravery; berries; (my) backyard; board games

C: cussing; cooking; chickens (alive!); cuddling (although I am currently single); Corgis; critters of all kind; children (do they count as critters?) COFFEE (yum!); cacti; card games; Crosstrek (I just bought one and it's so wonderful.)

D: dogs (especially my own); dreams; the desert; dinosaurs; dancing; dolphins

E: ephemera. vintage especially; elephants; eggs; Earth; energy fields; envelopes

F: frogs; fish; farmhouse aesthetic; festivals; flames; friends

G: ginger; glass; gifs; green; galaxy theme; gerbera daisies; girls (we rock!)

H: herbs; healthy food; horses; home; helping others

I: indigenous tribes; ink; imagination; ivy

J: journaling; jeeps; Jamberry (nail products); joking around;

K: knights; Kratom; kites;

L: lilies; learning; laughter; leaving work early; life, love and light {borrowed this from a fellow swapper because it was such a wonderful answer and definitely applies to me!}

M: Mexican food; masks (beauty kind); mentoring other therapists/interns; Mason jars; MAPS! (can't seem to find them anymore); mysteries; melon; MOVIES!!

N: NATURE!!! nests; narwhals; never giving up

O: organ donor; owls; origami; oceans; opportunities; outer space

P: pebbles; Primitive stuff; postage that's unique; PLANTS (I have so many!!)

Q: quiet times in the morning before the dogs get out of bed; questions; quirky sayings

R: rain and rainbows; rebels; robots (cute kind as well as functional housecleaning kind) Rooster decor

S: sunsets (Nevada sunsets are incredible!!); sharing; stickers; Starbucks; Superman and other Superheroes; sloths; Subaru

T: therapeutic everything (I love learning about, talking about, engaging in - I love everything about being a therapist); turtles

U: underwater things; upcycling; underappreciated little pleasures of everyday life; the Universe as a living entity that is constantly responding to all the stimuli that is life

V: vast spaces; vintage everything

W:.WARM anything!! the West; weekends; women; whales

X: X-MEN; XCITEMENT; X-tra special surprises

Y: yellow; yelling (it's fun sometimes)

Z: Zentangle; zen feelings; zesty oranges haha


Comment: Thank you for reading my profile Kristi and then sending me the pretty floral stickers and note card,the Reno map card is great and is new for my collection and all wrapped up in the fabulous airmail envelope. I even like those printed postage stamps :)
jules4534 rated for Expand my Vocab PC USA #35 on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great vocab words. I didn't know any of them.
HollyBear rated for Expand my Vocab PC USA #35 on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Le Lion postcard. Enjoyed learning new words. I had no idea there was another word for sleepwalking. Thank you for including the pronunciations. It helped.
fortannam rated for SSM: QSCP #11 on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! I didn’t know the expanse was books... it’s on my reading list now!!
LindaW rated for Watercolor Picture on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful watercolor picture you made for me. I love it and have it on display in my living room.
Poeprincess rated for ATC - Break out the watercolors on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely watercolor. Like the “drizzle”! Thanks, too, for the extras.
Comment: Such a gorgeous bird! Great job, I love it all. Thanks for the extras, too.
Comment: Awe-mazing!!! Thank you for a B-E-A-utiful cactus postcard! I truly admire your painting talents!
Comment: These flowers are so beautifully intricate.
BeHappyToday rated for OSS: Sender’s Choice PC Sept. on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Van Gogh- inspired sunflowers 🌻 PC.
JenZen5 rated for OATCs: True Blue on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Your 'True Blue' ATC is just beautiful. I love the colors and textures that make the blue elements pop. And I thank you so much for the vintages papers and backgrounds. I will definitely use all of it. Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for sharing with me. Great your family has been in Nevada for so long. My family has been in Calif. for over 110 years.
Comment: Oh My Goodness Kristi - I absolutely LOVE your Lighthouse! It is so gorgeous and will be on display to be admired by all. Thank you for having the strength to give it up 😍
susieq11 rated for Random Envelope 5 on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Love the envelope and all its contents!! Lots of fun goodies, thank you so much! : ) So happy you joined the swap!
alafour rated for Send stuff from the list #4 on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the cool stuff! I love that you have a never ending story Tattoo!
Comment: The camping ATC is so pretty! I love the lighting effect from inside the tent! I love the ATC backs and the stickers that you included, too! Thank you so much! :D
Response: One of my faves for sure!! I am really glad you liked it!!
Comment: Loved your poems and the colors you used are fabulous!
Response: hahahaha - so glad!! Thanks for your rating. This was def harder than I anticipated ;)
mejulia rated for PH: List 5 Series - Today I Saw on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: What fun things to see.
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful lighthouse ATC! I love it! Thanks for the jam set to work on too!
tcornell rated for ATC - Rainbow Brite (HD/HP) (USA) on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Its been crazy hot in TX as well, ugh! I love your ATC, thank you ♥♥♥

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jannieb on Sep 12, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely compliments regarding my ATC's. That is so nice to hear. You put a big smile on my face :)

CookieMomster78 on May 30, 2020:

Happy First, My Lovely Swappin’ Friend!!!

MsBellaDonna on Mar 19, 2020:

Hi Kristi, I've been meaning to thank you for the wonderful Game of Thrones postcard you sent me - I love it! I have it on the refrigerator and it always brings me a (much needed!) smile... many "hearts" to you! Be safe and stay well - MsBellaDonna

Fullsteampowell on Feb 11, 2020:

Thankee for the extra postcard roulette card! It was a lovely surprise.

Babycakesxo on Sep 27, 2019:

N°6 profile decorate My little pony


Kirkdebb on Sep 27, 2019:

N°6 profile decorate My little pony

KSENiA on Sep 11, 2019:

N°5 Profile decorate "Care bears"

Enjoy! <3

Babycakesxo on Sep 10, 2019:


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