Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2024 5:34 pm


Date Joined: October 27, 2023
Last Online: June 20, 2024

Country: United States
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About Me

Hello. I'm Brigit and I'm in Norfolk, VA with my husband and cat. I love art as much as I love random acts of kindness which Swapping feels like to me. If you received something from me and are on Instagram, kindly post it there and tag me #bbpolymath...this will let me follow you back to your account :-)

5/27/24 - 7 months now and 170 swaps. Still pretty happy despite the learning curve. Thank you to those who have been kind and patient. Had a mail carrier issue for most of spring. Seems several swaps did not make it. PLEASE let me know, I'll resend. I am now keeping track of which deco books go where as I am certain 4 at least have been "disappeared" by the now replaced carrier.

Still a newbie compared to most of you. It seems I'm mostly interested in doing ATCs, Deco Books and the random PC. I hand draw often: pen, ink, marker & paint with watercolors and acrylics more than I collage... but I am getting better at collage and layering. I do try to stick with US only swaps now as the cost & waiting on international get old. If you don't care for what you get from me, please chop it up, reuse it in some way and send it along. No issues with any of that on my part.


FAV MUSIC - I lean towards acoustic and ballards: Harry Chapin; Cat Stevens; Gordon Lightfoot; Home Free; Music, Love Travel; etc. Also love Eagles, CCR, Paul Simon, Doobie Brothers, Indigo Girls, Phil Collins. I don't expect to be doing mucis swaps but there you go

FAV BOOKS - All of Laurell K Hamilton's work. Orson Scott Card. Sprinkle in Jitterbug Perfume, Illusions, Island in a Sea of Time, Shibumi. The add in Dave Aspry, Tim Ferris, Robert Kiosawki, Abraham Hicks. Plus of course Art DIY books for colored pencil, gouache, really any how-to craft book.

FAV MOVIES - Romancing the Stone, The Fifth Element, Venom,Die Hard series, Fast & Furious series... love the Hobbs & Shaw split off.

FAV TV - Sens8, Lie to Me, Criminal Minds, Good Witch, FarScape, The Amazing Attorney Woo, and more.

FAV CRAFTS - Currently I am doing a lot with paper and a lot with paint. Junk Journaling, card making, quilling, rock painting, pour painting, fabric painting, etc. I play with acrylic, watercolor & gouache as well as colored pencils, markers, and graphite. I am also fascinated by woodturning and wood burning. Love miniatures esp hand made from found bits. Have a few BookNooks calling my name.

I have done and appreciate fiber arts: lace making, embroidery, crewel work, knitting, crocheting, tatting, quilting. Weaving of fiber, fabric or baskets.

FAV COLORS: Teals, the lovely Caribbean blue green from lightest mint to deepest turquoise. teal with copper is delish. Or gold. Love metallics, iridescents & color shift. Also teal with purples or corals. Even deep royal blue and gold. The red/orange/pink family is for highlights unless well balances with blues and green.

FAV SUBJECTS - Sunshines, bees, dragons, hummingbirds, octopus and most ocean things (above & below), beaches, sunrise/sunset. Travels, compass star, maps, steampunk esp airships. Also things with a bit of medieval feel; apothecary, tavern, witchy feel = King Arthur, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Wheel of Time kinda stuff.

FAV SCENTS - vanilla, cinnamon, clove - I love spices. Think chai. For soap, candles, anything. Please do not send fruity or floral anything. Thanks

FAV FOODS - I typically steer away from sugar but will make an exception for the unusual chocolate or spice candies. Tea is good. Nuts, also good.

YES PLEASE - I love rocks, minerals, fossils, teeth, feathers, different colored sands. Also appreciate spice teas and unusual spices. Cats of all sizes and breeds except the smooshed face kind. Otters. Sea mammals esp dolphins & whales. Ice cream. Moroccan amber. Detailed work esp vintage things like lace, tatting, embroidery. Holographic stickers. Sparkles. Interesting paper. Maps. Boxes. Art deco. Celestial. Die cut. Fairies/mystical. Foreign language pages. Hand drawn/hand painted. Interactive ATCs. Metallics. Dragonflies and dragon as well. Travel. Adventure. Whimsical. Steampunk.

NO THANK YOU: horror, religious content, child-like subjects (i.e., dolls, kids playing, toys, etc.), people-type ATCs (i.e., movie stars, vintage folks, kids, etc.), holiday themes (unless specifically the swap requirement), stickers with a white outline (YUK!), Disney (I like many movies, but don't collect), patriotic themes, superheroes, cutesy things (i.e., teddy bears, dolls, gnomes, etc.), paper doll & vintage people images, scents - please no perfume on envelope, small bits of paper "extras" - please, nothing smaller than ATC size,

I usually prep for a swap in advance to make sure I have whatever on hand then if I have time I like to look at your profile and personalize it. I love delightful surprises in the mail and seek to provide you a little moment of happy in your day.


Comment: Thanks for the atc. Gelli print is cool. I love gelli printing! The saying is spot on. It’s how I have been living my life the last 2 years.
tcornell rated for WIYM: 3 Elements ATC Series #1 USA on Jun 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
Response: My Pleasure.
Comment: Great card! I love dragonflies - they are like tiny helicopters zooming around the garden! Thanks so much for a great swap!
Response: So glad you like it.
Comment: Cute!!!!
Response: It was fun. Glad you like it.
JenZen5 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #94 on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you for this fun ATC. I love the fish quote. It came together really well. And thank you for the extras. I love the beautiful lady sticker. Thank you!
Response: My pleasure. I'm so glad you like it.
dabsfree56 rated for EASU: Travel Inspired ATC on Jun 15, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the card about Japan--definitely a fascinating place! And for the good-luck yen!!!
Response: I loved my time there. Hope it brought a smile to your day.
Comment: Thank you for the cute rainbow deco 🌈. Happy to add to it and send it home!
Response: Have fun. Thanks for the heart.
jeka396 rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 6/2024 on Jun 14, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice assortment of decos! I liked your pages, especially the butterfly one in the open theme book!
Response: Awwww Thanks. That means a lot coming from you. You do amazing work.
Gwillisinc rated for USATC: ATC with Prompts 6/24 on Jun 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the card- You’re not the only one having mail issues Mail has been pretty bad this spring Thank you for extras too & the Mary E stamp is cute on front of envelope Sign up for informed delivery on usps.com
Response: Currently it seems like my carrier waits until I have a dozen pieces and then delivers. Otherwise nothing for days.
Comment: I received your card today. Thank you
Response: Welcome.
jeka396 rated for CPG Summer of Decos #1 USA on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for Sonya’s Mardi Gras deco! It’s so pretty and I like the image you chose!!
Response: Thanks. It is such a cool layout I'm inspired to try some different things myself.
Comment: WOW! What a fun envelope to receive, it is beautiful. And thank you for the fun variety of goodies!
Response: So glad you liked it. Hope you can use it all. Do pull apart and use the envelope as well. Enjoy.
Comment: Brigit, your ATC and background are awesome!!! Definitely happy mail ! 😀 It’s so fun to see how different they can turn out using the same steps. I’m glad you had fun with it. I’m with you on having to go back to see what step is next - lol! 🤣 Thanks for joining my swap and playing with me! See you in the swaps again soon!
Response: Very fun if challenging swap. Thanks for doing it.
kpcreations rated for HDHP ATC #5 - THEME Ocean on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Wow!! Thanks for all of the extras, they'll go to good use here. I love the ATCs, especially "Calm". Simple, beautiful blending on the colours, very effective. And the other one is so fun with all the paint textures and shapes! Thanks for such wonderful happy mail, it's been a long week and that really made my day
Response: I'm so glad to hear that. Love when things align like that. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you for my blue goodies
Response: Welcome
lukeyduke rated for TA ~ ATC Background and ATC on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Hi Brigit Thank you for a great card.! I love the layout. Have a good rest of the summer
Response: My pleasure. You as well.
Dinkyde rated for OATC: Leaf / Leaves ATC on Jun 6, 2024
Comment: Cute ATC; thanks!!
Response: Most welcome.
Comment: Love your ATC! I agree, the colors do work together. I like that you explained your technique. And thank you for the extras. Have a wonderful day!
Response: So glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
GummiBear rated for USATC: A Stitch in Time on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: WOW!! i love it!! Thank you ♥
Response: I'm so glad. Never stitched on an ATC before. It was fun.
Comment: Although your postcard was a zentangle instead of neurographic, it was beautiful. Please check the tutorials for next time, though.
Response: OK. I just doodled while watching tv. Sorry it didn't suit your idea of neurographic.

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ccmmsu on May 29, 2024:


Thank you for sending home my Vaudeville and Burlesque deco! Your page made me laugh. I love it! ~Christine

DeboraCreates on Apr 4, 2024:

Thank you so much for returning ANOTHER full deco to me!

Your hand-drawn coffee mug is beautiful (Jaw-dropping details) and I like the quote page you also added.

I appreciate all of the time and talent that went into creating in and mailing my book home.

LilacSilence on Mar 27, 2024:

Thank you for sending my mini art zine journal home!

shellbede on Mar 24, 2024:

Thank you for sending my mini art zine journal home!!!! I adore your page and I agree - we all need those reminders! And I don't even know what to say about the card you sent it back in - purple, fairy and a dragon?!? You've outdone yourself. Cheers dear and thanks again!

Hotthreads on Mar 21, 2024:

Thank you so much for returning my full Deco! I really enjoyed your page. See you at the mailbox💕📫💕

DeboraCreates on Mar 12, 2024:

Thank you for completing and sending home my Decorated Elephants Deco!

Your pages are awesome, especially the bold hand-painted elephant, and I assume you decorated the back cover, too!

I am very pleased with how the book came out!

Thank you thank you thank you!

sleepykitty on Dec 9, 2023:

Happy holidays and a wonderful 2024 to you! 🎄🎉🎇🍾🥂

hollycm6 on Oct 30, 2023:

Welcome to swap-bot!!! It’s me, Holly :-)

Let’s do a swap!

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