Date Joined: September 17, 2011
Last Online: July 16, 2018
Birthday: March 14
Country: United States
Member of Letter Writers Alliance
Please note that as of June 10, 2018 that i will take a hiatus from swapping. Too much to do in my personal life in the summer. I'll be available for those of you whom might need to contact me due to a swap ending etc. If you have any questions about any swap that involves me please feel free to contact me. Hope everyone will have a great summer!
Ive been taking some time off from swapping and have come back to do some selected swaps here and there. Just have other things to do most of the time but want to share in some swaps that would be so awesome to swap with others! I’m looking forward to swapping with YOU!
WHAT MAKES MY HEART SING! ART!! Expressing what is deep inside and allow it a voice and shape in the world is where a lot of my energy and time goes. Also too cooking food as a creative adventure is included in here too. Love Color and consider myself to be a colorist. So use professional paints, watercolors, oils and acrylics. Draw and sketch and then create using fibers. Learned to dye fabrics to make statements and have made tea towels and many one of a kind art. Am a lifelong learner. It comes naturally to me to make some kind of art everyday. Sometimes i spend all day on making art and sometimes it is a quick sketch done in 15 minutes. I just keep moving forward. I might have some online classes to teach others how exciting it can be to jump in and create art! Ill put links up for anyone to see where my art is and where you can see it and purchase it too! Life is short so do what you love!
One big project I am working on is the finishing of the 13 quilt project. In 2014 13 quilts came my way and they all needed to be finished. The bindings were not put on. Have no idea why all of the quilts were hand pieced and hand quilted but not finished! They were just kept all together in a big pile not finished since they were made and one dates back to the late 1890s! Yikes! So i felt like the quilts needed my loving attention to be finished. I could not say no to this project and glad i did! I am on quilt no 5 now and it has been a gift of love to hand finish each quilt. Hope to get up a blog or vlog soon so people can follow along with my progress. I have 2 other quilts that i have started that need to be machine sewn and then machine quilted. Plus numerous other art projects that i have going as well as, the new ideas for a series of work. Feel very blessed that i love to create!
SWAPPING I’m pretty open as far as what i like in swapping. I dont have a long laundry list of things that i have to have etc. i love art postcards and have my favorite artists. Also love beautiful postcards of nature and animals. Love almost all postcards really. I mean who doesnt love a good postcard of their city? You know? If you would like it then i would probably like it. Love funny PCs too. We can all laugh more than we probably do today with our world situation! So bring on the laughs! Laughter and lightness is welcome here. If you love to create and it calls to send me something feel free to create something for me. I would appreciate anything you want to send. If you wonder what to send me and i have not made a long list i will leave it up to your decision and i trust that. We are all kind here and that has value in my world. Don’t worry about it. Send whatever you feel in your heart! Thank you!
TEAS I enjoy most teas and if I don't, I pass them along. The more unusual the tea, the more I find interesting. Any tea is fine with me so dont feel you have to send me something unusual. If you came to my house I would serve something you like. I’ve been graced with lots of interesting teas. So thank you to the people who have sent me some unusual teas! Have really enjoyed seeing the differences and the varieties and nothing amazes me more than the varieties of TEA! With all that being said lets just sit down to a good cup of No 10 blend by Murchies in Canada. It is a delicious beautiful cup of tea. I just happen to have some loose tea in the cupboard. However, i will always send packaged tea bags in swaps!
REMBERING WHAT IT IS ABOUT FOR ME Just remember we are all human here. So take a risk and get out of your comfort zone and write something daring to me. Write about your life and tell me something that is bothering you. I can hold the space for you. I think it is beautiful to be able to share yourself because we are all choosing to swap. It is really touching to have someone write something deeper than the day was sunny and really touch the human spirit that we all share. Just take a deep breath and write to another human being taking a risk. It’s ok to take risks they lead to some beautiful experiences......
Remember to rate if you can remember. We forget and in our busy lives we keep things around. Just let someone know that you received their note PC or swap when you get it. It is a very kind and respectful thing to do. Thank you !
Last but not least i choose to live with 2 cats named Baba and Claire. Am their caregiver and family. Anyone who has ever been with cats know that one doesn't own a cat. The best we can do is be in relationship with cats. Baba and Claire were both born in the wild. They have taught me so much, in that they are their own free spirit! Feed hummingbirds too! FInd feeding the birds to be a real gift in my life. It is such a wonderful way to relax and i can be with the birds for hours. They buzz around me and let me come close while they feed and go here and there. Both the birds and cats have taught me to live a less stressed life! But then i am an avid animal lover!
Everything coming into my house gets the stamp of approval of Baba! She has to see and sniff every swap! sometimes she gives a big meow when the mail comes!
WRITING and OTHER THINGS
Am a closet writer. What i have found out since coming on Swap Bot is that i have something to share and say. It keeps oozing out in the pcs and in the art swaps that i keep signing up for. Stories, quirky facts, drawings, artwork and information comes floating to the surface of the mind and i want to immediately get it down. If you consider yourself a writer then you understand one has to GET IT DOWN NOW!
Now lets get down to swapping and having fun doing our thing! Wont you be my snail mail neighbor? Hehehehe!
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