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Date Joined: December 27, 2010
Last Online: March 20, 2014

Country: United States
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About Me

Update 06/08/11: Over the past month my grandmother went into hospice and has passed away 3 days ago. My grandfather is also hanging by a thread and is not expected to remain in this world for very much longer. That said, my swaps are late getting out into the world. Please know that I will send them, but it may take me a bit longer.

I was kicked out of Corporate America and now I am hitting the school books, I graduate with my undergrad in Non Profit Leadership with a emphasis in fundraising this summer. Now I am working on my masters apps with the dream of getting my Masters in Public Policy from Northwestern in Chicago.

I am also an art school drop out.

Lately I have become obessed with putting local food grown by local farmers into jars and then sealing them in hot water, while serenading lovers with protest songs. I love exploring the topic of ethical eating and how it relate to social classes in the US.

I am in love with everything WW2 Victory Garden and more so the art that is coming out that is inspired by it.

If you can't find me in my garden then check either Mercy Seat Tattoo where I am getting some ink by Andrew or Chris or the Rime Tibetan Buddhist Center kicking it with monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastary.

One day I will retire (sooner than later) in India, tattoos on my arms, bald head, mala around my wrist and robes on my back. Truly embracing the Sangha, the Dharma, and the Big B himself.

Favorite Music

Iron and Wine, Andrew Bird, Ray LaMontange, Buddy Wakefield, Utah Phillips, Ani Difranco, Drus and Tuba, Barclay Martin, Amos Lee, Brett Dennen, Beck, Beastie Boys, Floggy Molly, Woody and Arlo Guthrie, Alexi Murdoch

Favorite Books

I am an avid non-fiction lover. I usually only break my no fiction rule for Jane Austin & Harry Potter.

Everything I want to do is Illegal, Mindful Eating, The Assault on Reason, Dharma Punx, Eating Animals, Food politics, Animal Vegetable, Miracle, The way we eat and why our food choices matter

Favorite Movies

V for Vendetta, Tibet Cry of the Snow Lion, Art School Confidential, Napolean Dynamite, Frida, Water, War Photographer, The Godfather, Food Inc., Into Great Silence, Fight Club, Bobby, In the time of Butterflies, Harry Potter, Good Night, Good Luck, The People Speak

Favorite Television

I don't own a TV, however I do watch things occassionaly on my Mac. That said I like The Tudors, Inside the Actors Studio, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Days, True Blood

General word based likes

100 mile diet, activism, amnesty international, anti-corporation, anti-death penalty, b&w photography, baking, being mindful, bodhisattvas, cameras, caravaggio, ivil rights, coffeehouses, collages, collecting, community supported agriculture, compassion, composting, corporate responsibility, dakinis, dalai lama, darkrooms, dennis kucinich, dharma, digging in dirt, documentary photography, dominic chianese, dorks, driving volkswagons, eightfold path, fair trade, farms, film, folk music, food not bombs, frank sinatra, free tibet, fucking china, gardening, ghandi, good coffee, grassroots democracy, guerrilla gardening, guru rinpoche, harry potter, holga, india, international trade, italian food, kansas city art institute, keith olbermann, local food movement, locally grown food, manual cameras, meditation, ngondro, nikon, nongovernmental organizations, nonprofit leadership, nonprofit organizations, not shopping at wal-mart, overthrowing governments, pacifism, peace, personal responsibility, philanthropy, photography, poverty, printmaking, progressive politics, protest songs, questioning authority, recycling, revolution, road trips, slow food movement, sustainable agriculture, sustainable living, tattoos, the constitution, think globally act locally, tibet, tibetan buddhism, tibetan refugees, urban homesteading, vintage, visual journals, volkswagen, volunteer work, world politics, your mom,

Favorite Crafts

Paper art, mixed media alt journalling, painting on canvas, photography and printing my own work in a darkroom

Random Note: I do not think homemade postcards are a single picture glued on a piece of cardboard. I do however, get really excited when someone does collage/ mixed media on found materials and sends those through the mail. Check out artist Traci Bunkers for more an idea: www.tracibunkers.com

A note about postcards.. I love them, however, I don't love tourist or state postcards. Like I don't like them at all. Again... snarky is awesome- think The Bunny Suicide stuff.... or think pretty- art type cards.


Stationary - More elegant card stock based. Or more of a mod type design with dots or stripes are always a win.

Funky Birds- on cards, notecards, painted on canvas. United Feathered Friends are a good example of funky birds

Cavallini - Postcards, stickers, emphemera

Tea Towels, new or old. I love them.

Actual Silver Silverware. Especailly the vintage stuff.


Gel or Fountain Pens, Sharpies, Watercolors, acrylic paint, glitter glue,

Stazon stamp pads.

Tiny square stretched canvas, actually any sized stretched canvas.

Moleskins, journals, handmade journals

Rubber stamps of religious icons, qoutes, words, symbols.

Stickers made for adults. Give me beauty, leftist politics, gay rights... Just leave the kiddo stickers at home. :)

Snarky Post it notes/ Post Cards/ Notepads. Generally love anything with the 50's vintage chic saying something snarky.

Mix- Cd's- Leave the radio music at home and send me your best!

Colored Glass Jars or unique tins/ jars/ containers made of any material.

Anything of The Guadalupe Mary and ANYTHING in the vein of Dia De Los Muertos.

What's local in your land? Skip the box stores and venture into the lands of small shops with the owners behind the counter.

Local Coffee, whole bean, dark roasted. YUM!

Zinnia, Marigold, Poppy, Daisey flower seeds. I can never have to many!

Tea, I love all types. But if sending loose tea, please only send complete packages that are still factory sealed. And please do not send the 1 serving bags that are not sealed, unless you are sending the whole, factory sealed box.

ATC's, Tag's, inches and Zines. I am sad to say that I have little experience of those and would like to explore them a bit.


I was hoping that I wouldn't have to put something like this, but I found that I do.

I dislike anime, cute big eyed cartoon characters (like Hello Kitty and Kawii (sp?))

I am not a FB or Label type of gal. If I get them I will attempt to pass them on, at the very least know that they will be placed in a recycling bin.

My name being misspelled.

Not a huge fan of cartoon stamps or child-like rubber stamps.

I kinda hate Disney, like a lot. I love Pixar - I loathe Disney. Actually PIxar is about the only cartoon org that I dig. I am also not partial to Elmo, Pooh, or his friends.

Smoke - scented things. Nothing is worse than opening a great package and it smelling so bad.

Not a fan of Bath and Body works type things. However, a huge fan of ZUM products.

Also, please do not send me anything that was purchased from a Wal-mart. I rather receive nothing than something from them.


  1. 10 profile surprises by John Hibbs (jhibbs1969)
    1. teabag & letter by Elena Dmitrieva (tiamoty)
    2. 2011 Postcard swap #2 - February by Charisse LaFaver (lafaver55)
    3. Note card/Thank You Card Swap by KitsAttic
    4. $1 profile wish list swap #3 by Arianti Mohd Azahari (misscordelia)
    5. QUICK package destash swap #12 Amanda Burns (BrunsGirl)
    6. Rude humor Post Cards - US ONLY brittany ukulele (brittanyukulele)
    7. QUICK profile swap #22 Aaron Duvall (Acornlovesyou)
    8. Leftist Politics/ Propaganda Swap Tiina Soderlund (gothgirl)
    9. Big Ol' Pen-Pal Parcel / USA Emily Moser (gnarlmonster)
    10. Stationary swap - Europe Andrea Farkasinszki (decogirl)
    11. Big Ol' Pen-Pal Parcel Lori Goldstein (Kittychat62)
    12. Your new best friend swap!!! Angie Meeks (am33ks)
    13. Bulging Flate Rate... Jessica Siney (simplyjessiey2)


SpaRroW25 rated for Merry Hippie Christmas USA only on Apr 12, 2012
Comment: I know you sent this package! And I am so late in rating. I hope you're well!
Response: Seriously? How can I make it right if I don't know it is wrong. Perhaps contacting me to let me know and correct the situation before rating me a one would be appropriate and get a package re-sent to you.
Yve rated for Flat paper swap! on Jul 21, 2011
Comment: Thank you, Marisa. It finally arrived. Postal strike was a bit of a problem :)
Ladywolfam rated for 6 x 6 Variety Paper Pack #2 on Jul 12, 2011
Comment: Thanks for all the extra papers. Also thanks for the extras you sent in outer envelope I will put them to good use.
Response: I just responded to your note. I also included a statement above in my profile... my grandmother and my grandfather both passed away in the last 2 weeks - thus the delay. I will send you the tracking # tomorrow.
basketlady218 rated for Flat paper swap! on Jul 2, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the AWESOME package of envies& inserts. I really love all the ribbons:-) Great job!
TryshaH81 rated for Handcrafted Envelope Swap on Jun 30, 2011
Comment: WOW WOW WOW What an amazing package!!!! You went WAY above and behind for this!!!
eveyinorbit rated for hardcover cookbook swap on Jun 26, 2011
Comment: Even though the swap was for hardcover cookbooks, I really appreciate the softcover books you sent. The Italian recipes look amazing! Can't wait to try some out.
Goldfoxxe rated for QUICK 50 sticker swap #8 on Jun 21, 2011
Comment: Awh, thank you for the extras, I loved them, and I loved the stickers. Opening this swap really made my day. Don't worry about the lateness at all, things happen!
lchase rated for 5 postcards that you just want gone. on Jun 18, 2011
Comment: Marisa the post cards were awesome! Thank you for taking the time to put the extra effort into decorating to make the mail look that much brighter when opening the box! I really, really enjoyed the one from CA back in 1979 that was awesome! Thank you!
Comment: Wow! You really over did youself. Thank you.
SwapsAreFun rated for 2011 Postcard swap #5 - May on Jun 17, 2011
Comment: LOVE the PC! Thanks, Joy (aka: swapsarefun)
Sevendevils rated for Just Orange Card Swap on Jun 16, 2011
Comment: thank you for the beautiful cards, i hope things get better <3 <3
CometaGuavaberry rated for Wacky Buttons 'n Magnets on Jun 9, 2011
Comment: Haa wow, it took 2 months ! I think they got confused with the postal code, the last number (4) was a bit ilegible and the adress was circled with red marker. I have another peeps lipbalm ! But the yellow one, so i have one more for the collection, yay ! And the pins are cool !! They are interesting and the one of jesus does not offed me, haha ! My partner and i sometimes make jokes of him, we dont believe in religion, but in a natural force or something strange. We are a bit hippies also. Ohh glad it arrived, because i dont like when things get lost in the mail and someone has to resend. (I have done it just once !) Good luck " Cheers. Cometa
Comment: Thank you for the really pretty postcard!!
nikoyoko rated for Stationary Swap US ONLY on Jun 2, 2011
Comment: This rating comes late, but I received your package and I loved all of the contents! Thank you so much :)
Dibrittain rated for Flat mail, fat mail one stamp on Jun 1, 2011
Comment: sorry I forgot to rate you.
MorahLaura rated for Handcrafted Envelope Swap on May 20, 2011
Comment: I got my envie full of envies today and they are beautiful! Thank you! I'd feel really bad giving you a 3 for this swap. What's 6 days, really? It's not like I didn't hear from you. I hope your life settles down a little, and that you can find some peace and comfort.
tltbd rated for Random Postcard Swap #6 on May 19, 2011
Comment: Love the Card! those Apes are so cute!! Thanks
BellaStar rated for BOX FULL OF STUFF! on May 19, 2011
Comment: What a Great package! Me and my son loved opening it up and looking through it all! A million hearts!

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Wickett6029 on Mar 25, 2014:

Thinking of you, and hope you're doing well <3

CometaGuavaberry on Jun 8, 2011:

Heyy !!! Dont resend "" Your pack arrived today 2 months from USA to Mexico, haha wow !!

I sent you a PM


PeNeLoPe on Mar 31, 2011:

hi there.. im your partner in the photography swap so great to see another "rebel" :) and i just adore the dark dudes... lots and lots of dark dudes round here ... youd love my SIL she owns a tattoo parlor and does some amazing artwork... im currently hoping to get a nice tribal tat :) ive got a very specific shot in mind for you.. hope youll like it

gypsyinthecastle on Mar 28, 2011:

Love it: "I was kicked out of Corporate America", I got my walking papers almost 3 years ago and have had a blast since then!! There is much life after the 9-5! Dev

rachb48 on Mar 25, 2011:

I am here....YAY!!!! I am totally going to peruse your groups. I see some interesting ones, fo' sho'. ;)

dolcxvita on Mar 22, 2011:

:( :( :( .. u haven't received it yet have you? Its very hard to misplace such a colorful parcel. Come on Royal Mail/ USPS!!!!! :(

dolcxvita on Mar 16, 2011:

Happy Belated Birthday Marissa! :) .. hope you had a great day!

just wanted to check if you have received the care package I have sent you.. its been quite a while now :/ ..and I am waiting and waiting to see if you liked the things..! Hope you get it by the 28th at least.. I will have do a re-send otherwise!


wolfeagle on Feb 22, 2011:


Thank you!! so much for angeling the Big Fat Stuffed Envelope Swap #8.

AndrewLips on Feb 11, 2011:

haha thanks, ill check out the site and see if i get a hardon for it too.

Colinde on Feb 3, 2011:

Postcard Penpals

Hi, my card to you is on its way :)

<3 Colinde.

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