Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2022 3:35 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2018
Last Online: December 9, 2022
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States
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About Me

Not sure what to write? Name the first role that comes to mind when I mention Tim Curry!

I'm currently seeking wintery nature and animal themed washi samples and stickers, if you'd like to include them in a swap.

I'm an INFJ, Pisces, queer paper crafter, recently moved back to SoCal from the Pacific NW, and I love to send and receive mail. ๐Ÿ’Œ

I tend to get things out the same day partners are assigned, and rate immediately when things arrive. I mark items as sent when I put them in the mail slot in my front door for my carrier to pick up that day, or when I drop them at the post office. โœ”๏ธ

I welcome handmade items. Yes, even - or maybe especially - if you doubt your skill. I love to see what other people are making! Trying a new medium? Let me see! These are my favorite kinds of swap extras! ๐ŸŽจ

Do you make your own stamps, or have unique stamps that are your favorites? I'd love to receive stamped images from them! I've been making my own stickers using blank sticker seals and stamping them, maybe adding some paint or flat mixed media elements. If you make something like this I would love to see it! ๐Ÿค“

I enjoy Postcrossing, mixed media art/collage, iHanna handmade postcard swaps, daisy yellow index card a day, and other postal and paper crafts. โœ‚๏ธ

ยกAvid! postal swap participant. ๐Ÿ“ฌ

I have a herd of cats (5!) Three Siamese and two tabbies. Also feeding a cat my neighbors abandoned in November 2020. Update: I said goodbye to my sweet girl Lu (one of the tabbies) on Friday December 3rd, 2021. I feel like I've lost my shadow.

Postal swaps bring me a lot of joy while I'm physically limited. I'm a #spoonie dealing with a lot of chronic pain - fibromyalgia, spinal injury, degenerated disks and multiple other spinal and nerve problems, allergic response inflammatory arthritis, as well as a handful of other autoimmune issues. Unless you can relate, I'm not terribly interested in talking about it. #spoonies

My artistic background is in super 8 and 16mm film production, photography, and paper crafting of all kinds.๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ท

I have a dark leaning-think goth and not horror, green/plant/animal witch. I like somewhat grim oddities, but not gore. Emily Strange, Tim Burton (Vincent, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Alice, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, etc.), the old Beetlejuice animated series, Edward Gorey, Nikki McClure, CROWS!, black+red+white together, ghosts, bats, CATS!, coastal, nature. Alice in Wonderland, especially classic (pre-Disney) illustrations. I also like lil Bub, grumpy cat, sea creatures like whales, narwhals, manatees, otters, seahorses, octopuses, BIOLUMINESCENT critters! Gnomes, mushrooms, botanical, ferns, redwoods, and woodland critters. I'm a big nerd for fractals in nature. ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฆฆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿชด๐Ÿ„

Tintypes and daguerreotypes make me swoon, and postcard prints of them. I'm a big fan of unusual vintage photos or odd groupings of people and/or things, including vintage photos painted over with, say, a cheesy Halloween style bedsheet ghost. ๐Ÿ“ท

I'd love to receive Halloween themed postcards any time of year. I'd also love to receive stamped images from your favorite (especially vintage) Halloween stamps. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

I like coffee and coffee themed items like stickers, washi, postcards, stamps, etc. โ˜•

My grandma made circuit boards for the Space Shuttles, and I'd love to receive anything related to the NASA Space Shuttle programs. I especially like images of astronauts inside spacecraft or in space, real photos or any kind of art. ๐Ÿš€

The Jetsons (Rosey!), mid mod futuristic space art, and mid century images of humans in space intrigue me. ๐Ÿ›ธ

I'd love to receive What We Do In The Shadows fan art. Guillermo and Nadja are my favorite characters, but Nandor in workout clothes is also up there! ๐Ÿฆ‡

One of my main aesthetics is something I call evidence of time passing. Rust, moss, smooth stone, collapsed barns, abandoned places, nature reclaiming spaces previously occupied by humans, tree roots or vines growing over buildings, side cuts of sediment layers, what time does to human skin (think images of an elderly person's hand holding a child's hand). Evidence of time passing. ๐Ÿƒ

My brother and sister in law are major fans of all things tiki, so if you have fun tiki stuff to pass along to make things for them I'd love to receive it. ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ—ฟ

For tea swaps, I am allergic to ๐Ÿšซ cardamom (chai, etc.), hibiscus, lavender, and nuts aside from almonds ๐Ÿšซ, but anything else is fine. Do you have a favorite roasted green tea?๐Ÿซ–๐Ÿต

I am not a girly girl. I'm comfortable in a dress, but 've never used cosmetics (allergic, was never an option). I don't own a curling or flat iron. I am too low maintenance for that. Never liked pink things, copious frills or bling, hustle culture, or girl boss/girl power stuff. It's not my jam. On that note, I'm not here for socks, keychains, jewelry, cosmetics, food, etc. I prefer silver to gold, and have metal allergies (so, sterling or stainless). I'm not interested in any sports.

๐Ÿšซ I don't have a use for items geared toward very young people, parenting, reward stickers, or planner and journaling stickers. A snip of ribbon or lace or twine is nice on occasion, but I won't use yarn or fabric scraps. I have many allergies (seriously, over 200 known allergies), so I'm not interested in receiving cosmetics, pressed flowers, strongly scented items. I'm atheist and am not interested in receiving anything western religious/christian/deity themed. Honoring earth, others, and self is welcome. ๐Ÿšซ

Favorite Books

The Secret Garden has been a favorite since I first began to read as a tiny tot. I've read Jane Eyre countless times. The Griffin and Sabine series makes me giddy. Marjane Satrapi and Michelle Tea graphic novels are keepers. More recently, The Night Circus was excellent enough to warrant a re-read.

Read in June22: Selma Blair's Mean Baby, Michelle Zauner's Crying in H-Mart, The Book of Form and Emptines by Ruth Ozeki, Snow White Learns Witchcraft by Theodora Goss.

Read in July22: another Ruth Ozeki title, A Tale For The Time Being, Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, A Line in the Dark, also by Malinda Lo, You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy.

Read in August22: Dead Father's Club by Matt Haig, That Woman Next Door by Harper Bliss, Stardust by Neil Gaiman, The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton, Quiet by Susan Cain, Red Paint by Sasha Taqwลกษ™blu LaPointe, Highschool by Tegan and Sara Quin

Read in September22: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman, Chemistry Lessons by Jae, The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichman, Cultish by Amanda Montell, Good Enough to Eat by Jae, Shit, Actually by Lindy West, Soulless by Gail Carriger, Serpentine by Philip Pullman, The Humans by Matt Haig.

Read in October22: The Labrador Pact by Matt Haig, All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg, Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper, How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman.

Read in November22: Changeless by Gail Carriger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Beyond the Wand by Tom Felton, A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo, King of Shadows by Susan Cooper, Blameless by Gail Carriger, My Sister's Song by Gail Carriger, Fairy Debt by Gail Carriger.

Read in December22: Ash by Malinda Lo, Huntress by Malinda Lo, Women Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Pinkoka Estes, How Far the Light Reaches by Sabrina Embler,

Favorite Movies

City of Lost Children and True Stories are my top favorites. I'll watch anything with Salma Hayek, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, Lea Seydoux, Franka Potente, Natalie Portman, Alan Rickman, or John Goodman. Vincent Price! Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillermo del Toro, Wes Anderson, and Sophia Coppola are my favorite modern directors.

I studied German expressionist film, film production, photography, journalism/women in media, and literature. Double major, double minor. BA(IS)


Comment: Thank you for the postcards! I also really loved the envelope you made!! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thanks ๐Ÿ™ Hearts ๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Love it! So festive. Merry Xmas.
Lilyhax rated for Upcycled Christmas Card PC ~ Santa on Dec 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks you. I loved the scene with woodland animals.
Comment: OO extra points for finding a good Harry Potter Christmas quote! heheheh!! Love it!! X Gabi
Comment: Awesome quote!
Comment: Thanks for the popcorn chunk with snackie decorations! Happy holidays!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card & tea! I will give it a try this weekend!
Comment: Thanks so much!
MiRdLHWY43 rated for CPG Festivus 2022 PC - US on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: Cute postcard and I also get annoyed af by early Christmas decorations. I don't want to see or hear any of it before Thanksgiving. The humidifier is on 24/7 over here!
Comment: Love this! I love how it still looks vintage-y! I do love candy canes and also those softer, airy peppermint candies too - mmm! Hope you are enjoying the month! Thank you! xoxo
NRGordon rated for What I love about SWAP-BOT !! on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the fun PC. Two more attractions for our CA road-trip.
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. I stay far away from stores on Black Friday. Heck, I hate shopping any day of the year.
Response: I very much agree about not enjoying shopping!
Comment: Thank you for a generous and beautiful swap! I hope you are doing well and staying cozy during this holiday season :)
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I love your fun embellishments! :) Merry Christmas!
Comment: I love these Recycled card to pc swaps! They are so fun and I'm loving seeing different ones in my postbox! I hope you are having a great Christmas season so far! xx G
Comment: Thank you for the envelope filled with happy mail. The card about Nina Simone and her childhood home is really cool. Thank you! And i like the tag you made me, it is very pretty. The delicate leaf on the pattern might be my favorite. Thanks for everything. Have a wonderful day.
Comment: Thank you.
DPClamavi rated for AMA: Use Your Scraps Mail Art on Dec 2, 2022
Comment: TY for the beautiful postcard, I love it :)
spacefoxsupreme rated for AMA: Altered Postcard #5 on Dec 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the clever winter yet summer card! I had such dry eyes yesterday, I feel you!

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wolfeagle on Nov 28, 2022:

Thank you so much for the USA Mystery Supply Mail Art.

Heirloom on Aug 25, 2022:

Had to post this after reading your profile for an upcoming swap. My fav show, as well!

RiverTopanga on Aug 14, 2022:

So happy you liked the images. I'm a big believer in sharing art supplies. Enjoy!

DPClamavi on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you very much for the amazing RAK ! Your mail and kindness totally made my day โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

OrigamiGrace on Jun 14, 2022:

Just stopping by to say


From Cheap Postage Group:)

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

Rainydancer on Jun 22, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

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