Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 10:50 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2007
Last Online: February 1, 2023
Birthday: April 16, 1988
Country: Canada

About Me

I always send my swaps so if you haven't received anything from me, please let me know. I am happy to resend!

My name is Tara but I like to make up nicknames for myself which include: Tarawr, pterodactyl (or TARAdactyl), and arat.

I am a native Las Vegan. I'm actually named after Tara Avenue in town (my mom saw the street sign when pregnant!).

My favorite color is purple.

I am 30 years old

I love office supplies, colored papers, making up words, antique and thrift stores, paint color samples, watercolors, making paper, stencils, brown paper bags, watching movies, journals, holga and polaroid pictures, bulletin boards, listening to music, going to concerts, japanese art, pterodactyls, pandas, giraffes, colors, ticket stubs, organizing, taking pictures, reading, writing letters, mail art and being silly!

Favorite Music

The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Bikini Kill, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, M.I.A., Metric, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Wu-Tang Clan, Butthole Surfers, R.E.M. Cake, Mindless Self Indulgence, CoCoRosie, Cat Stevens, The Dandy Warhols, Mirah, Death Cab For Cutie, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Death From Above 1979, Dethklok, The Faint, Interpol, Grandaddy, Kanye West, Le Tigre, The Mars Volta, The Moldy Peaches, Pink Floyd, Neutral Milk Hotel, PJ Harvey, Placebo, Rilo Kiley, The Postal Service, System Of A Down, Serj Tankian, Tegan And Sara, The Walkmen, Tom Petty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Favorite Movies

Science Of Sleep, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Finding Nemo, Trainspotting, Little Miss Sunshine, Punch Drunk Love, Ace Venture, Cable Guy, Human Nature, Amelie

Favorite Books

The Jungle, 1984, Animal Farm, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, The Bell Jar, Walden, Dangerous Angels, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Amazing Grace, A Class Divided

Favorite Television

Project Runway, Scrubs, Metalocalypse!!, House, Gilmore Girls, Intervention, America's Next Top Model

Things I Would Like To Receive

I am not allergic to anything.

  • Mix CDs
  • Stickers
  • Paper
  • Postcards - any kind, really. anything weird/unusual, state postcards, mapcards, art, etc. I am easy to please!
  • Pterodactyl ANYTHING (pictures, toys, books, etc)
  • Watercolor pictures
  • Letters about anything!
  • PHOTOS :)
  • Handmade items
  • Random scraps paper
  • Buttons
  • Maps! Scraps of maps, stickers of maps, actual maps, anything!
  • Pens or markers
  • Unused negatives (doesn't have to have a picture on it)
  • Fortunes from fortune cookies
  • Zines


I appreciate anything and everything I get in the mail but here are some things that I don't like

  • Religion
  • Disney
  • Loose glitter
  • Most holiday imagery
  • Harry Potter
  • Star Trek / Star Wars
  • Recipes
  • Patriotic stuff
  • Brads / Buttons


Comment: Thanks, Tara - cool card!
Response: Yay! I'm glad this card made it to you safely :)
stephiedee rated for MPU: Pretty Papers on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun papers, Tara! Awesome envelope ❤
Heynowokay rated for mpu: never ending art card on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: I LOVE your card. This was one of those projects I had a tough time with as well. I seriously think it'd be a bit easier if there was one theme as opposed to going to town, but it was a fun learning curve!
Response: Thank you! A themed card would be a lot of fun!
Angie rated for MPU: February Happy Mail on Feb 18, 2017
Comment: Hello and thank you for the lovely little package of pink! It screamed happy! I love it!
Response: Yay! I'm glad you liked it :)
rngstgstll rated for MPU: Galentine's Day Mail Art on Feb 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the Grrrrlreat Galentine's Day PC. Must ... get ... through ... winter ... and mail like this really helps :) Rock on!
Response: :) I'm sending you Las Vegas non-winter vibes!
bigmamabird rated for MPU: So Not Christmas PC on Dec 15, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great UK postcard! Mmmm, fish and chips..! Ja ich spreche Deutch, aber brauche mehr ube.....Sprechts du auch Deutch?
JeanetteC rated for MPU: So Not Christmas PC on Dec 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you Tara! Happy Holidays
oblivionspin rated for MPU: So Not Christmas PC on Dec 10, 2016
Comment: What? That trash is super festive looking! haha thanks for the card (:
Eclectonote rated for mpu: crazy about postage on Oct 7, 2016
Comment: Great postcard of the art elephant, and good stamps, too! Thanks for sending.
MamaMangrove rated for mpu: This group has no swaps?! on Oct 4, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the lovely hand card and the equally lovely haiku.
Response: Glad you liked it!
luluvision rated for MPU: Pen vs. Cut postcards on Aug 9, 2016
Comment: Love what you did! Great job! Thank you so much!
midwestkiwi rated for MPU: Postcard Plus on Aug 8, 2016
Comment: Oh, what a fun postcard. The sign language stamps! The King of Hearts factoid! Thank you.
tristitia rated for mpu: a postcard you'll hate on Aug 5, 2016
Comment: I'm not sure why you would think I'd hate the PC you sent - I find it quite cool! Thank you!
Angie rated for MPU: Pen vs. Cut postcards on Jul 25, 2016
Comment: Hi Tara! Thanks so much for the coolio postcard.This was a fun swap, wasn't it? We should do it again. I sent to you too so watch your mailbox ... XOXO
oblivionspin rated for MPU: Cubomania Postcard on Jul 11, 2016
Comment: :D your card is so cute, front and back! Thank you for another piece of happy mail (:
Response: Whooo! Glad you liked it :)
oblivionspin rated for mpu: blindfolded mail art on Jun 18, 2016
Comment: You always send the *best* envelopes! Your blindfolded art is lovely, I can only assume you did NOT cut the dancing folks out blindfolded :P Every time I have tried to collage something for this challenge it ends up... not even a little bit on the paper I am trying to work on. So hats off to you. Thanks for playing (:
Response: Thanks :) I cut out the dancing folks before, haha. It was some random picture in my stash. I almost glued the wrong side down, though! I recorded myself doing this challenge and I'm going to be posting it to my YouTube channel soon! I'll let you know so you can get a peek at the process :)
Artstamper rated for MPU: zee moo #2 on May 31, 2016
Comment: Thanks for sharing your story with me.
MamaMangrove rated for MPU: zee moo #2 on May 27, 2016
Comment: Enjoyed your zine & all the cool extras. Thank you for sharing your journey! I was born in Providence RI, but left when I was 7 and have been packing up & moving on ever since, so it was fun hearing about my native place thru your eyes. I'm new to zines and am inspired by your colorful creativity. The extras are all just the kind of thing I like -- thank you again!
Response: I'm happy to hear you enjoyed everything :) What a fun coincidence that you are from RI!
oblivionspin rated for MPU: zee moo #2 on May 27, 2016
Comment: I love your zine. Right after we got married we migrated from Seattle to San Diego (and next year, we're planning to migrate up to Portland) I am really thinking I need to make a zine of the trip down and the culture shock. Because reading your experience was awesome. I hope you do make zines for your other moves as well :D
Response: Thanks! I hope you make a zine for your moves :) It's a fun way to document them!
Heynowokay rated for MPU: Envelope Booklet on May 27, 2016
Comment: This is hands down one of the coolest pieces of mail art I've ever received! I'm not great with collage by any means, but this is inspiring to say the least. Thank you! Oh and on a random note, I just bought shaving cream and food coloring to dye some paper for ATCs. Thank you again! ^____^
Response: Ah! Thank you so much :) I'm happy you enjoyed the flipbook! If you're curious, I filmed a lil process video for the flipbook - https://youtu.be/BoUFBa2fW4g. I hope you try out the paper marbling soon!! It's addicting

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oblivionspin on Aug 18, 2016:

:D :D :D oh my gosh! I got your little parcel and as amazing as that would have been to come home to, it will be even more amazing to take with me! I was lamenting yesterday that I didn't have a fun new stationery set to tuck in my mail bag for the trip. I absolutely love it. You are fantastic!
I have your address on my list so I will send you something from somewhere while I'm gone.

You have no idea how much you made my day.

oblivionspin on Aug 8, 2016:

Thank you for the postcard with your new address! I have been meaning to ask for it because to me "we don't really exchange mail outside of swap-bot" just means I haven't sent you enough random mail yet. :P
Happy moving!

oblivionspin on Jul 9, 2016:

woah, I just realized I was your 500th 5 rating. I feel so important.
I was popping by to say I went and watched (a few more) of your youtube videos. You have some of the best diction I have ever heard. So many channels I cannot stand because they talk like Kurt Cobain sang.
Also, now I finally know what bullet journaling is! I subscribed to your channel so I don't miss anything! :D

preslarb on Oct 22, 2012:

Thanks so much for the RI mapcard!!! (Doing a happy dance.....ok it doesn't take a whole lot to make me happy ;^)!! Bonnie P.

MichelleWillow on Jun 1, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap!

Drachenfrau on Jan 20, 2011:

Heya hun, I made my post for the ETSY Sellers & BLOGGERS Unite!-swap. You can read it here :-)

kiwivandal on Jan 8, 2011:

Thanks for joining my swap!!!! I added you to the introductory swap post HERE come check it out!

Jesshens1125 on Jan 3, 2011:

Hey Tara! I received your answers to my 75 questions today and I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to answer mine when you weren't obligated because of a swap to do so! :) It was fun reading your answers! And your envelope was awesome! :) Thanks again, hope your new year is great! and I would love to swap with you in the future if you would ever like to! :)

craftgasm on Oct 12, 2010:

Hi Tara! I'm hosting a city view postcard exchange (mostly for my fiance, who loves those aerial images of cities and towns). Come see if you're interested in joining! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/74830

GingerChewRaccoon on Jun 16, 2010:

Hey Friend, just dropping a note to tell you that a letter was sent out to you recently. So do keep an eye upon that mailbox m'dear. <3

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