Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2021 4:59 pm


Date Joined: October 2, 2019
Last Online: January 16, 2021
Birthday: March 1
Country: United States
IUOMA Mail Artist profile

Hello, mail friends!

Hi there! my name is Robin (I often go by RJ.)

I've been a mail artist for a few years, so I do have some experience with exchanges by mail. In fact, I learned about Swap-Bot from a friend in the International Union of Mail Artists, IUOMA.

You can read more about why I fell in love with mail, below! Mail is my way of being a "virtual explorer" and connecting with other people, places and the world.

I love to read my partners' profiles, and really appreciate the personal aspect of exchanging. My profile is a bit long but I hope you will enjoy reading it!

~|| IMPORTANT ||~ If you have any questions or concerns, please message me here instead of emailing me. I might not recognize your email name and overlook it.


  • fine art
  • museums
  • math, science
  • artists, art shows
  • literary, book-related
  • empowering women
  • human rights, equality
  • quotes, interesting facts
  • care for our environment


Hand made items, drawings or paintings are very special, because I believe everyone's creativity is valuable--I like whatever is sincere or uniquely you. I enjoy fun little notes like your word for the day, or a book recommendation, a haiku by you, etc. - whatever comes to mind!

Oh, one of your kids' drawings?!? Definitely throw that in! I LOVE children's art.

I like to use maps and book pages in collages. My favorite art medium is watercolor. I'm fascinated by handwriting, manuscripts and asemic art.

  • I don't use stickers, journal cards, washi samples.

  • Sadly, I'm allergic to animal hair and feathers. So please vacuum your mail before sending it. No, I'm kidding don't really do that!! I think I will be fine, at this distance from your pets ;) but I really do wish I could hug them.

More details are at the end of my profile. Also, visit my Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/robinjeree/


I'm on goodreads.com/robinjeree - you can see my bookshelves there. Some favorite books from this year:

  • Night of Cake and Puppets - Laini Taylor
  • Once Upon A River - Diane Setterfield
  • Girl in Hyacinth Blue - Susan Vreeland
  • Unfurl - Meghan Genge

Genres: historical fiction, inspiring women, artist biographies, art-related books, classics. I enjoy e-books and audiobooks. I read a lot on Scribd.

More about Me

Penpals might like to know:

  • I'm very happily married, and my husband has two grown kids whom I adore.

  • I just turned 50 y.o. this year, and I don't even relate to that number! (how in the world can it be?!) In my mind and heart I'm still in my 20s. Alas, my body is not, but we are still friends ;)

  • After living in some nice places, I've returned to the city and neighborhood I grew up in. It's home-y and nostalgic. But I miss walks on the beach, hiking in mountains and redwood forests.

  • I used to work in the field of mental health and education.

  • I love humor and the unexpected. And silliness.

Random things

  • My word of the year is "delight" - to notice one thing that is delightful every day.

  • One of my favorite memories is flying kites in the park. I love to feel like a carefree kid again whenever I get the chance.

  • My husband M does all the grocery shopping and cooking, he's quite talented.

  • We have a tandem bike, and we ride it around the neighborhood when the weather is nice.

  • I enjoy going to libraries and museums. I went to school at a children's museum and I've felt at home in them all my life.

  • I like to watch: Masterpiece Theater, international documentaries, artist biographies, science, NOVA, National Geographic.

  • My favorite subjects were/are still Math, Geography and Art.

  • I taught basic ballroom dance when I was in college.

  • I'm a watercolor nerd. I'm fascinated by the different pigments and their properties.

  • I eat super dark chocolate every day for breakfast.

  • As an experiment I gave up my smart phone for a dumb phone, and yes, it's really awkward.

  • Are you still reading this? You are a Superstar!* There's a bit more, if you're curious.

Why I love mail

Mail has always seemed kindof "magical" to me. Ever since I learned how to mail a self-adressed stamped-envelope SASE. And definitely after I mailed in the picture I colored from Cappy Dick in the newspaper, all by myself without telling anyone, and won a camera!

My grandmother was my first penpal and as it turns out she kept all my childhood notes to her, and gave them back to me 10 years ago.

Anyway, later on, I had a penpal from Korea. We exchanged some fun letters and little gifts.

When I was in college, I made a lot of friends from other countries. I decided to travel around the world on a ship, stopping at ports. This was before email, cell phones, etc. so I communicated by MAIL.

Going to the post offices in different countries was always quite an adventure! This is when I began to collect stamps and postcards.

*Oh my gosh this profile is SO long! If you've taken the time to read this far, let me know! You totally deserve a heart. Maybe write "I'm a Superstar" plus something fun about yourself somewhere in your mail to me. That would be so great!

Contact me!

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please message me here first, rather than email.

  • I might not recognize your email, but I check my Swap-Bot messages every day.

  • Please message me if you've sent mail to me but haven't received a rating from me, or if you haven't received something I've marked as sent.

  • I want to be prompt, keep track and stay organized. If I've missed something, don't hesitate to message me!

~|| UPDATE 12.3.19 ||~ I have received a 1, but I hope it will be changed, regarding a Type 3 swap to Germany. My partner and I exchanged messages, and she was very helpful. It's important to me to follow through. As an artist I would not want to betray the goodwill intention of any swap.

I've enjoyed trying Swap-bot and meeting everyone. Please do message me if you would like to keep in touch.

Swap Preferences

I've learned on Swap-Bot it's important to list likes/dislikes. Well, ok here they are for your convenience.

Little things:

  • small-sized art
  • mini mail art
  • inchies, twinchies, etc.
  • rubber stamped labels or stickers
  • faux postage stamps, postoids
  • tiny books, booklets
  • decorated envelopes
  • home-made or painted collage papers
  • faces (drawings, self-portraits) and people
  • I adore children's art! If you have any random kids' art/scribbles that you'd like to share, please send.

My Art:

I enjoy making abstract art. I like elements of design, patterns, different marks and materials.

  • cool colors, naturals, neutrals, black & white
  • watercolors or inks
  • patterns and designs
  • textured or embossed papers
  • old book pages
  • handwritten pages, manuscripts, notations
  • painted papers for collage
  • Maps of any kind
  • math and science themes
  • rubber stamped things
  • used postage, fake stamps

I'm not a cute-frills-bling kind of person. But if that's what you're feeling, hey, don't hold back ;) I enjoy seeing what inspires you too. I love to be surprised.

One thing for sure: I don't like flashing gifs or animated things in comments. I can't concentrate if they are there!


Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty postcard...I found it finally...sorry so so late!
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #35 on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
suepier rated for 12345 Postcard #5 USA on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
suepier rated for Motivation/Inspiration Postcard #3 on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the motivational quote and great postcard.
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #35 on Jan 30, 2020
dancingtiger rated for PA: Whatever on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: arrived this morning..took the long way round I think!
CookieMomster78 rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #70 on Jan 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your wonderful art on this postcard swap! Made me smile receiving it 😊 today!
McAnaraks rated for Collaboration #78 on Jan 3, 2020
Comment: Love your additions to the collaboration card and thank you so much for the lovely postcards featuring your stripe art. I looked up MailArt365 after seeing it written on your card, it seems like a great project, and quite a commitment, time and money-wise! Good luck with it.
MamaD rated for Collaboration #79 on Jan 2, 2020
Comment: This was fun to work on! Thank you for the postcards also! Love them!
Lisanne rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #35 on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
Hyshu rated for SF~Christmas Cards~INTL on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
Fairydollmilk rated for NYUP USA Only #56 on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you and happy new year. Hope you have a year with lots of painting.
Comment: I am so happy this finally showed up! What a beautiful angel! Happy New Year!
jessnewson98 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #80 on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your gorgeous postcard and the lovely message! Your handwriting is lovely! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas; may 2020 bring you much joy 😊
orode rated for Pass and Paste #69 on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Love the envelope and the stamp. Can't wait to send the card back to the starter. Love the striped art you included.
smmarrty rated for FCMA: ART Mail Envelope on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: It's a gorgeous envelope and thanks for the extra goodies inside. Thanks so much and happy new swap year!
IDreamOfAfrica rated for SF~Christmas Card~USA on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: 🆃🅷🅰🅽🅺 🆈🅾🆄 for the 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 biblical themed Christmas card. I absolutely ᏝᎧᏉᏋ it! Your decorated envelope is gorgeous! This is one of my 𝓯𝓪𝓿𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓮 Christmas cards! Thank you.
Reisegern rated for Create a stamp on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending me a lovely stamp and all those extras. It will take a little until I can try your stamp, as linoprinting doesn't really work with stamping inks and I have to get set up for printing properly. But as I had to wait so very long for that stamp, a few days or weeks more won't hurt. I don't feel like finishing the patterns, though - I will see what it looks like the way you made it. Will be great, I think! Thanks for sending me your swap after all the complications. I had nearly given up hope. Wishing you health and happiness for 2020! (Even though I should have rated "3" by swap-bot rules, I rated 5 because I really like what you sent.)
Response: I read that you and a partner both had larger stamps returned for insufficient postage. So I know, it's tricky isn't it? My poor little eraser stamp was doomed from the beginning! Thank you again for the Esbee advice, I'm anxious to try it. I would love to see some of your carvings! And again, I want to say I truly appreciate your patience, and understanding. --RJ
Comment: Thank you Robin for your lovely PC. You did a wonderful job with the galaxy background. Have a wonderful New Year.
jclark886 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #35 on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you!

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carol on Feb 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for your contribution to my Paris collaboration/napkin PC turned out! I can never get the inserted image to show up, but I'll try!

If not, here's the link: https://www.flickr.com/gp/carolgibson/822768 It turned out amazing!

wolfeagle on Dec 20, 2019:

Thank you for working on my pyramid collaboration postcard. These are my favorite swaps.

marymary914 on Dec 19, 2019:

Thanks so much for the finished PC! My son loves it so much he is keeping it for himself. 😊

wolfeagle on Dec 1, 2019:


Thank you for the Scribbles to Amazing Art postcard. I love what you made. Totally not something I would have thought of, which is one reason, I love this swap.

Tverne05 on Nov 24, 2019:

Welcome to swap-bot neighbor! I’m a Superstar.

USAFwife on Oct 22, 2019:

Welcome to swap bot :) Just checking out your profile after your request to join my TBR group. Looks like we have some things in common! :) While I"m not an artist, I have a life long love of snail mail (let's be honest - REAL mail! :) haha). My grandma, then great aunt, were my first pen pals & it's a bunch of great memories. :) Cindi

wolfeagle on Oct 16, 2019:

Welcome to Swap-bot.

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