I weigh and stamp almost all of my mail from home. Should you receive an envelope with postage due, please let me know so that I reimburse you. This has never happened before but with all of the PO changes in the US, it could happen. So, just saying...
This is important! We live in a very rural area of Dayton,NJ (08810). Our mail pickup and delivery is handled by Monroe Township, NJ 08831. The past month or so the pickup / delivery has been 3 -4 times a week. I called the Monroe PO and they confirmed this. They are struggling to keep up with recent changes to the postal system. I will have swaps ready to post early to avoid any late sending. I cannot go to the post office. This is something that my husband will do if I am shipping large items or overseas.
I do love paper but please do not misunderstand. I do not collage regularly and if I DO collage I use my own painted and printed papers. Please do not send me scraps of any kind. Not scrapbook paper, memo sheets and the like. Please do not send me your recycling or ripped papers with holes and pieces cut apart. My recycling pile is big enough. I do not collect postcards other than those to send to others or those pertaining to my profile interests.
I love paper.... special, unique and homemade paper. Paper that you have printed or painted. I love notebooks. True passion has always been and continues to be printmaking. If you like to collage and want to privately swap for paper, let me know. I do make multi layer mono prints which are perfect for collage and for backgrounds but I also make a second kind of paper for collaging. It's base is simply newspaper or newsprint and I use only Golden Paints to make this. PM me for more information. I learned about these papers from a professional collage artist. I have some of it spread out now (May 2020) and am waiting for feedback. Creating backgrounds for HMPCs, ATCs and ATC Coins is another love. I will participate in swaps for these items every once in awhile but usually prefer to be the background artist! My alcohol inks were commissioned by Brown Dog Ice Cream in Cape Charles VA for their new brand. It was much more economical for them to do this digitally but the project is currently on hold. Also in my 15 minutes of fame.... I worked as a designer for G&R RoyalCraft Trimmings in NYC's garment district as a designer and pattern maker. I designed for many, many popular companies like Jones NY and Laundry by Shelli Segal. That's a lifetime ago.
Things that I love and will privately swap for...
I have five "Tag Journals" that have been completely made from tags received from swaps and they are truly my prized possession. So my very first item will always be ~
Mixed Medium Art Tags created by others for my Tag Journals!
Reusable bags (any size) from where you live
Handmade drawstring bags
Susan Branch ~ Anything
I have the Big Kick so thin or Sizzix dies
Unique Embossing Folders
Vintage US postage ~ Unused
Your Mono or Gel prints
Pieces of your homemade paper
Brayers you don't want or use
Interesting ~ Unique die cuts
Stencils Duplicate? Unused? Tired of it?
Moleskin Journals or notebooks
Dark Roast Coffee
Themes that I love!
Monarch Caterpillars & Butterflies
Swallowtail Caterpillars & Butterflies
Whimsical Owls & Birds
Chai Teas, Fruity Herbal Teas
Your favorite Diabetic Friendly recipes (esp desserts)
Anything with Peace sign โฎ๏ธ
Above dancing skeletons borrowed from the profile of @curlytea
I am challenging myself to do this...ABC's
*A: Animals, Anise, America, ATCs
*B: Beaches, Babies, Books, Batiks, Bank Street College
*C: Children's Literature, Charity
*D: Dogs, Ducks, Drum Circles, Dead Heads, Donkeys, DYNA Paints, Dancing, Democracy
*E: Elephants and science of elephant poop! Education
*F: Families ( working with) and my own, Friends, Fibers
*G: Grace, Geese, the Grateful Dead
*H: Homebody, Hippies
*I: Ice Cream
*J: Joking around with my family and always with the pups!
*K: Kindness... TRUE Kindness
*M: Marriage, to the right person is incredible, Murphy, our pup, Monarch Butterflies (from egg to e-closure), Music , Mono-Printing
*N: Nougat, Nuts
*P: Purples, Politics, Peace โฎ๏ธ, Pebeo
*Q: Hand pieced QUILTS, Quilt blocks
*S: Sweets, Shellfish, Snoopy, the Sixties, SOA
*T: Trees in every season, Traveling, Tie-Dying
*V: Vintage items, especially linens
*W: Wyland (artist) Bob bought an original for me on the wharf in San Francisco on our honeymoon: Woodstock (as in the original Music Fest AND Snoopy's friend)
*X: X-Rays as in I have a collection
*Y: Yahtzee (on a daily basis)
*Z: Zebras(Bob and I have been collecting them for over 23 years)
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