Date Joined: November 4, 2008
Last Online: August 15, 2020
Birthday: February 2
Country: United States
My AFA gallery
5/2019 NOTE: We're having worsening problems with our mail carrier. Mail is being delivered to houses all over the neighborhood, or packages are marked "delivered" when they aren't. I've finally found the local phone number to reach postal supervisors and I've been calling to complain. Neighbors getting together to swap out our mail is getting old and we shouldn't have to do it. I'm now mailing out at the post office, but if I've marked a swap "mailed" and you don't have it within 2 weeks or so (domestic) or a month (international) please contact me and I'll send again. If you've mailed to me and I haven't rated, please contact me as it's highly likely I never got it due to our mail carrier.
Originally from beautiful Southern California, my husband and I spent 11 years on the Olympic peninsula of Washington and just moved to southern Oregon a year ago.
Alan and I have two kids: Watson (or Dr. Watson if he’s being good) and Emma. Both dachshunds, Watson was rescued in 2011 after living for 3+ years in a freezing garage and having food thrown to him occasionally. He’s around 12 years old, we think. Emma we got from the top breeder of long-haired show dachshunds in Washington. She’s 4, has epilepsy, and is a daddy’s girl.
I've participated in hundreds of swaps around the world through different groups, and I was quite active on this site for a while, but got flaked on too often, so I stopped. After a few years away, a friend convinced me to return.
I would not join a swap if I did not intend to send. If you don't receive something from me, contact me and I will resend.
Also, if you sent me something and I have not rated you yet or left you a thank you on your profile, please contact me.
We are Civil War reenactors, which means I love history and, therefore, vintage-style art. I enjoy making ATCs, altered books, altered postcards, and chunky books with vintage themes. I like 1950s retro, Classic Hollywood, cemeteries, and animals. Really dislike anything religious, cutesy, politically conservative, mostly stickers, or Disney.
I also enjoy doing mixed media collages and experimenting with different techniques. I just had neck surgery and as I recover I've discovered an interest in watercolors. I've been painting ATCs from some of my photographs.
My passions are genealogy, international travel, and photography. I especially love to photograph cemeteries, abandoned places, nature, and Yosemite.
I love to dumpster dive and reuse whatever I can. A really good dumpster dive is like Christmas morning for me!
Swapping ATCs, handmade or altered postcards, zines, ephemera, art supplies, decorative napkins, mail art. Alcohol inks, twinkling H2Os, Perfect Pearls, Anything Tim Holtz. Handmade papers & cool papers to use on ATCs. ATCs to add to my collection. Halloween E.A. Poe Birds, especially crows, ravens, and owls Vintage and muted colors I'm not offended by nudes as long as it's vintage. Not into modern porn as art at all.
People that are mean to or mock other people or animals. People who consider the press to be "the enemy of the people." People who discriminate or are closed minded. People who are inconsiderate of others. Conservative politics & wanna-be dictators. Spiders & snakes. Flakers of swaps Stickers Bright, primary colors Perfume, cigarette smoke, cigarettes, inconsiderate cigarette smokers, Disney/cutesy, kiddie stuff religious (unless it's Goddess/Pagan),
ATC themes I collect: Owls, ravens, birds Snarky Retro HP/HD House-shaped Halloween/Spooky
Casablanca Gone With the Wind Sound of Music Airplane! Monty Python's Life of Brian Monty Python and the Holy Grail Harry Potter All the Star Trek movies
Educational, documentaries, and history stuff.
Murdoch Mysteries show from Canada,
"Who Do You Think You Are" (I watch the UK and Aussie versions on YouTube),
"Finding Your Roots,"
"The Walking Dead."
Oldies but goodies: I Love Lucy; Golden Girls; Twilight Zone; Star Trek series (all of them). "El Ministerio del Tiempo" (a Spanish series which can be found on Netflix).
Love the "Coffeehouse" and "Haunted Guest House" cozy mysteries; biographies and autobiographies; true crime; history
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