Swap-bot Time: June 16, 2019 12:23 pm


Date Joined: November 19, 2008
Last Online: June 16, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

June 2019 Update:

Supplies I can always put to use:

blanks--ATC blanks, postcard blanks, note card blanks...

Sleeves: to protect my little ATCs in the mail

Letter writing paper that's fun or unusual.

I love handmade stuff and anything that can surprise me.

Illustrations of my favorite animals--See below.

vintage or vintage-ish pages and illustrations that I can cup up for my mixed media and blackout poetry.

Non-English, unusual, pretty, etc, non-English ads, junk, etc for mixed media art.

May 22, 2019

Work is improved now, so I'm going to try to get more swapping in! :)

I like to write, read, create, craft, and I rescue animals. I make way too many crafts and they take up space, so swapping would be fun.

I recently created my first few zines and am excited to make more. I have done swaps in the past, but not on swap-bot.

I like to make jewelry, dolls, buttons, and small decorations too.

I am a long-time vegan and would not want to get anything not-vegan in a swap, that means no candy, candles, bath and body, etc that contains animal ingredients. No leather or jewelry with bone, pearls, horn, or real animal parts. If in doubt, it's better to leave it out.

I like handmade things and art supplies, paper supplies, and so on.

My favorite cartoon character is Scoobie Doo, but other characters don't appeal that much. I like things that are unusual and surprising.

I tried to update my ETSY Lists here https://www.etsy.com/people/neva?tab=lists

At the very least it might give you some ideas of things I like, I guess.

Favorite Music

I'm obsessed with The National. I love Leonard Cohen, Damien Rice, Valerie June, Julien Baker, The Decemberists.

things I really like

Nearly any animal, but extra hearts for: * Crows
* Deer
* Butterflies
* Frogs
* Toads
* Koi Fish
* Snails

I like to use bits and pieces of tissue paper and magazine paper in collage.

Favorite Television

I end up watching TV most nights, not so much because I love TV, but because all of my dogs get on the couch with me and my husband and cuddle.

That said, here are some of the tv shows I like/liked:

Killing Eve
The Expanse
Breaking Bad
Veronica Mars
12 Monkeys

I like Old Broken Things

Lately I have been gathering beach glass and pottery as well as digging up old jars and broken plates in my yard. I am fascinated by this little fragments of history. I like making jewerly, decorations and mobiles out of these things. I have found lots of very small old medicine bottles in my yard, so if anyone else likes these things, let me know.

I'd far rather have old, re-used things than something new from a dollar store. I like things that look handmade and more primitive, rough around the edges, than highly polished and mass-produced.

Plant Obsession

Lately I have been creating terrariums with plants in them. They would not mail well, but swapping little decorations for them would work.


sweetgypsy rated for Altered Text/Poetry Mail Art on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the black out poetry :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcards, almost to nice to use.
Response: Glad you liked them!
MamaMangrove rated for Monochromatic Yellow Postcard on May 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your joyful "Bright Yellow Sun" card, Neva. It was thoughtful of you to send it in an envie, though it's really just store-bought postcard exchanges that I prefer that way. What a lot of intricate cutting you did - with beautiful results!
thequilterslink rated for ATC - Flowers (USA) on May 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC!
CheyanneB rated for amaZINE #11 - craft on May 29, 2019
Comment: I love how you told your history with crafting! So interesting :) I love hearing how other people grew up crafting and have evolved into different interests over the years. I hope things slow down a bit for you so you can fit more time in for your hobbies!
PeliKat rated for amaZINE #11 - craft on May 24, 2019
Comment: Neva, your minizine is delightful! I love the stories in it about your childhood craft projects, and the drawings that you put with them. What nice memories to have! It looks like you have a lot of different interests too; I bet your Christmas trees were beautiful on your tree! I remember taking those flat wooden 'spoons' that they used to give with ice cream cups and turning them into Christmas ornaments when I was young. Dad drilled a hole for the paper clip hanger, and I dipped them into Elmer's glue and then into a dish of sparkly glitter. I would sit for on the sofa and watch them sparkle on the tree as the colored lights hit them. Thanks for bringing back that nice memory for me. Your Camp Kittens sound so cute! We have a lot of interests in common and I hope we get to swap again soon! Thanks for the zine and the bird notecard! Best wishes!
Response: Thank you so much!
tampagirl rated for SMHQ ~ Ephemera Envies! on May 22, 2019
Comment: Yeah! Thank you. You did a great job. So perfectly aligned and straight. The one with the ocean front is my favorite!!
helo rated for Mermaid Mail ARt on May 22, 2019
Comment: Cute Mermaid card - thank you.
iLoveMail rated for SMHQ ~ Ephemera Envies! on May 21, 2019
ccmmsu rated for amaZINE #10 - home on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Another great zine, Neva. I love how you used silhouettes at first (it reminded me of shadow puppets) and then color when you found your home at the end. And thank you for the lovely llama notecard! I'm going to use it to add journaling to my memory book of Peru. Take care! <3
Response: Aw, thank you so much!
lmadames rated for amaZINE #10 - home on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: I absolutely love this package! Thank you, I appreciate you sharing your past with me.
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Neva, your ATCs are absolutely beautiful. And I love the card you made as well. I would give you three hearts if I could.
Response: Thank you so much!
elliecf rated for amaZINE #9 - dream job on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Neva, for you lovely zine and extra goodies, the envelope was so nicely decorated too! I loved the pop up flower arrangement, I really was not expecting that, very creative! Thanks again, - Ellie x
Response: Thank you so much.
ccmmsu rated for amaZINE #9 - dream job on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Hi Neva! I'm glad I was your partner again. :) The pop-up was so cool! As creative as I am in other areas, I'm terrible at arranging flowers. lol Making a beautiful bouquet is definitely an art! What an awesome job it would be to be surrounded by gorgeous flowers all day. Thank you for another awesome zine, and for the stickers and card, too!
LauRad83 rated for amaZINE #9 - dream job on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: thank you i enjoyed reading your zine
Dorkydactyl rated for Artist Inspired ATC: Paul Kremer on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: I think you pulled off the abstract style really well! Especially with the notecard you made. I love that you used tissue paper, and that you could see the different gradients of color through them! It was a very clever idea
Response: Thank you so much! This is so outside my style but I did enjoy working on them. I was fascinated that Kremer achieved such a feeling of depth in his really minimal ones--two or three shapes of solid color could convey an entire landscape. But I'm not sure that worked as well in the tiny scale of the ATC. With the note card I just played with some of his basic ideas and had a lot of fun!
foggybluemail rated for Blackout Poetry (USA) on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Super cute!
Response: Thank you for being so patient. A bit of a rough time recently!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC!! (And the cute notecard too!)
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Really loved this card, the layers are lovely. and I do like the texture to the card, though I would suggest dating your cards. Then in a few years I could have another in future and sit them next to each other to see how amazing they look.
Response: Thank you. Good idea on dating. Thanks!
Comment: This was a wonderful package sent to me for this swap, I love the texture you have achieved with these cards they are lovely. I feel super spoilt too with the extras. Thank you very much.

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kiddomerriweather on Jun 13, 2019:

Thank you for the "Quick! I Need . . ." Tag. You sent some really amazing things. I love the Hepburn/cat cards the most. They made me chuckle. I love all the illustrations you sent and am really excited to use them.

VivaLaDiane on Jun 11, 2019:

Thanks for the kind words in the forum. I appreciate it so much! ā™„ā™„

hollycm6 on Jun 5, 2019:

I received the Draw me A... forum tag... really sweet bee and clover letterset. Thank you!!! I'm looking forward to using it for something special!

kiddomerriweather on May 14, 2019:

Thank you for the tuxedo cat and Great Smoky Mountains ATC's you sent me for the "Make me an ATC in my favorite theme" PF tag. I love them and I love your style! I also appreciate the llama note card you sent. It is so cute!

Phenyx on May 14, 2019:

Thank you for the happy mail from the "Quick I need" forum tag. It sure did make me happy šŸ˜˜

PenguinParade on May 4, 2019:

Ohhhh smaller black out poetry! That is a good idea!

abcdefgxyz12367985 on Apr 25, 2019:

Hi Neva I received the "surprise tag" today! Thanks Soo much, I love the Notecard & papers so awesome! Also thanks for the tea I'm exited to try it I've never tried chai spice yet. Thanks again!

Poftoffel on Mar 23, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful Draw Me A tag! I love the card with the kitty and the peacock art is very beautiful. Iā€™m so sorry to hear about your job - I hope you will be okay and back to creativity soon! Xxx

anicka22 on Mar 16, 2019:

Thank yous so very much for the amazing fabrics for the request tag. I love them in real even better!

pianoheart on Feb 20, 2019:

Thank you for the stamps and notebooks for the "Quick I Need" forum tag :)

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