Swap-bot Time: July 17, 2024 9:33 pm


Date Joined: February 6, 2021
Last Online: July 15, 2024
Birthday: February 21, 1991
Country: Canada

About Me

Hello friends!

I live with my hubby and two young children in Canada along the shore of the Great Lakes. We're so close to the water I can hear the waves when our windows are open. I have a science degree in Biology. I work as a Naturalist leading nature walks and talks. Part of my work includes fieldwork on the different species and ecosystems within the park.

I love being outside. Hiking and biking through any green space makes me happy. I adore the lake and I am so incredibly grateful to live right beside it. During the summer I'm swimming in it constantly with friends and family. My favourite outdoor recreational activity is paddle boarding. I've been canoeing since I was a small child, and I'm a certified canoe instructor. Yoga is something I've enjoyed on and off for years. I love the natural world and being immersed in it. So anything nature or outdoor themed is a safe bet with me! šŸŒæ

Favourite Crafts

I've always enjoyed doing creative things. It is really fun sharing my crafty creations with others here. I bound my current sketchbook myself, which was super fun. Recently I learned what junk journaling was, so my sketchbook now has a bit of that going on, not a full on junk journal, but lots of scraps, stickers, tags, and washi added into it.

When I paint I mainly do illustrations with watercolour, but I sketch too. When I want to do an illustration without having to wait for paint layers to dry I colour with alcohol based markers. Usually I draw things from nature, and people. I adore combining those two things to make ethereal being, like mermaids, fairies, or goddesses.

Nudity does not offend me, especially in art.

Favourite Animation

'My Neighbour Totoro' - I adore this movie, the music, the story, the animation, gorgeous! Let me tell you, man is it handy having a toddler friendly movie as my favourite. I can watch it over and over and never get tired. I'm a fan of other Studio Ghibli films as well. 'Tangled' and other Disney films/fairy tales.

'Avatar the Last Airbender' is an animated series that makes me happy. 'Fullmetal Alcamist' (the original and brotherhood) is my favourite anime. These series have a spectacular story with phenomenal characters and character development. Another anime with an epic story is 'Code Geass,' whoo that ending! Gettin' chills now just thinking about it. Highly recommend.

A newer addition to the list is the Netflix original 'Arcane,' based off the 'League of Legends' video game. The storytelling! I can't even, I'm so in love with this series. Imagine Dragons did the opening song, which is amazing.

Favourite Video Games

I consider myself a casual gamer, espicaly now since I'm a mother of small children with little time and I'm not very good, but a gamer nonetheless.

I have to talk about my love affair with Pokemon, the infatuation is decades old. I've been playing it since the very beginning and have played every single one of the mainstream games since. Pokemon doodles often make their way into my sketchbook. I'm also into the trading card game, my husband and I do that together. We're very much looking forward to when our sons can play it with us.

If a video game has beautiful art I'm drawn to it. 'Ori in the Blind Forest' is absolutely stunning. Same with 'Zelda Breath of the Wild,' the world is gorgeous. 'Final Fantasy' has spectacular character design. 'Sea of Stars' is the newest addition to my list of favourites, it's so whimsical I love it.


A - adventure, art, animation, autumn, amphibians, astronomy

B - biology, botany, beetles, bats, butterflies, birds, beaches, biking, bookbinding

C - cards, crafts, cactus, caterpillars, cicadas, canoeing, campfires, cottages, character design

D - daydreaming, dragonflies, dragons, dendrology

E - envelopes, evening, elves, ecology, entomology, evolution

F - forests, ferns, florals, fossils, fish, frogs, foxes, fireflies, fairies, fantasy

G - greenhouses, gemstones, geodes, glaciers, geology, Greek mythology

H - hiking, handmade, hummingbirds, herons, herpetology

I - illustration, insects, ichthyology

J - journeys, jellyfish, journals and journaling

K - kitsunes, kingfishers, kayaking

L - letters, lakes, leaves, lichens

M - mermaids, mountains, mushrooms, moon, moths, moss, meadows, meteorology

N - nature, newts, narwhals, northern lights, night

O - outdoors, octopus, owls, otters, oceans, ornithology

P - pinecones, plants, Polaroids, photos, paper, painting, paddleboardling, picnics, Pokemon

Q - quests, quiet

R - rivers, rain, reptiles, ravens, relaxing, reading

S - stickers, stationary, spring, snow, snakes, sharks, stingrays, salamanders, streams, snorkeling, surfing

T - trees, travel, tea, turtles, toads, tundra, Totoro

U - underwater, universe

V - vines, villages, video games

W - whales, winter, waves, waterfalls, woodpeckers, wildflowers, writing, washi

X - eXploring

Y - yoga, yarn

Z - zentangles, zines, zoos

Favourite colours - blues, greens, purples, soft pinks, pastels, earthy tones

Thank you for reading šŸ˜„


perspehone rated for Instax Photo - Your Town III on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing, beautiful photo!
Stampalia rated for A-Z of SCIENCE-"I" on Jul 12, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the fish postcard. I chose Icthyology for my science topic, too :)
Stampalia rated for BIRD POSTCARD SWAP on Jul 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Bank swallows postcard. It must be really cool to work at a state park.
JaneG rated for REPTILE POSTCARD SWAP on Jul 11, 2024
Comment: I am loving the chameleon card. There's something very attractive about the vintage nature drawings, so much fantastic detail. Thanks so much! And so glad you liked my lizard postcard. :)
katcon rated for A-Z of SCIENCE-"H" on Jul 8, 2024
Comment: Hi Mabel! I love the herpetology card, thank you! I took a natural history class in college, it was taught by a herpetologist so I have a soft spot in my heart for our little herpy friends. As a kid we would catch salamanders in the creek behind our house, but now I admire them from afar. They're a pretty special sight if you can catch a glimpse.
Comment: Thank you for this cute cute mail. Have a lovely day !!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!!
dreamrains rated for Penpal With Me: Garden Theme on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: Mabel, thank you for the lovely letter! The tuck ins were very nice, but I especially loved the picture of the columbine from your garden! I grow columbine as well, because a bird or critter deposited seeds in my garden one year, and I was so in love with the flowers I harvested the seeds and planted more. Now they come back yearly, and are one of my favorites. There's only a few left on the stalk now, though. You talked about moths, and just a couple weeks ago I saw my first polyphemus moth hiding in the branches of my peony plants. So big! I'll write back in July, as we are about to go on vacation. Until then, happy gardening! ~Bee
Response: Oh I'm soo happy to hear you liked the Columbine pic! They are such cool flowers, awesome that you collected the seeds and propagated them in your garden. I would love to have a letter back when you're home again. Have fun on vacation šŸŒž
Comment: Mabel thank you so much. The cross stitch of the mushrooms is PERFECT I really love it so much. Will definitely put it in a frame to hang! The card of your painting is also beautiful! What do you make the suncatchers out of? My kids are still young and every year I'm trying to incorporate more sweet things that will become traditions but I don't have a lot for the summer solstice yet!
Response: I'm so glad to hear you liked the cross stitch!! We use glass beads to make the suncatchers. The one from last year has strings of beads hanging from a piece of driftwood. I really like making the suncatchers as a tradition, it feels like a good way to celebrate all the sunlight
Comment: Ill reply asap its been hetic here
Response: Thanks for rating!
Vanna rated for I love Nature - World Earth Day on Apr 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you the lovely letter- a word to look up, and your personal view of Lake Huron how fortunate you are to see, hear, and smell the lake daily. ā¤ļø
Response: Yes, I feel so lucky to live right by the lake
Comment: Thank you Mabel for the lovely postcard and the Instax of the Witch Hazel, it does brighten up any garden (or the forest) in grey autumn times ( Ķ”Ā° ĶœŹ– Ķ”Ā°)
Response: You're welcome. It really does brighten things up
Comment: WOW! thank you so much for the lovely card and beautiful photograph. I would love to live by the water, and walk along the beach. What a great find to see the birds too. thanks for sharing! Hugs
Response: I'm glad you liked it! It is great living by the water, love those beach walks
Comment: Awww thank you so much for the instax of the lake ! Iā€™m starting a new collection of all the cute little instax pictures I receive through swap bot because every time I receive one, it feels so special and *litteraly* unique ! Also a big thank you for this beautiful paper letter and everything and Iā€™m happy to know that I made your return to swapping easier ! Have a wonderful 2024 and lots of happy mails !
Response: You're welcome! It was such a fun swap to put together. I'm glad you liked the pic of the lake, they really are unique pictures
Comment: Hi Mabel! Thank you for the lovely card! I completely agree with you about wanting these important days to hold more weight in my life! I come from a similar background as you and even though I don't consider myself religious, I do feel the power of nature everyday! The wreath looks lovely, thank you for sharing that moment with me! Happy Holidays! <3
Response: You're welcome! I'm so happy you liked the wreath pic, I'll only ever be putting up hand made ones
IsaArt rated for Pokemon Letter and Cards on May 25, 2022
Comment: I love Applin and Appletun! Thanks so much for the letter, cards, and bonus print!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad, I really like them to. This was a super fun swap and letter to write
suepier rated for Pretty Writing on Pretty Paper #8 on May 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter that you wrote to me on the pretty paper. You have beautiful handwriting and I really liked reading about your goal about your yard.
Response: Thank you! I always think it's hard to read
Comment: Paddleboarding sounds fun, never been! Spending time by the lake sounds lovely~
Response: I've been spoiled living so close to the lake šŸ¤™
petitzouzou rated for The Days of My Life - March on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Thankyou to share your March month !
Response: šŸ‘

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wolviechick121 on Apr 23, 2021:

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