Swap-bot Time: July 16, 2024 6:29 am


Date Joined: September 17, 2011
Last Online: June 25, 2023
Birthday: March 14
Country: United States

About Me

Greetings and best wishes for a wonderful 2023!


Hello Everyone! My first name is Kyra and i live in a small town outside of Portland Oregon. Am an artist and live in creativity on a daily basis! i took some time off from Swap bot since 2021.

I am located at the north end of the Willamette Valley which is our big rich fertile valley where a lot of the food grown is for the people and animals in Oregon! We are located about 20 miles from downtown Portland.

Well, we have all been thru a very difficult time. We will be spending years growing thru the fact we liced thru the Pandemic and the Covid 19 trauma drama siituation. One hundred years ago our forefathers were going thru the major Flu Pandemic which so many people died worldwide. My great Grandmother on my father's side died in that Pandemic so here i am! i feel very grateful. i did not have anyone close to me pass away but listened to the stories of many people who did lose a loved one with COVID 19. The stories touched me in many ways and i was not ready to really want to swap and carry on as if something big did not happen. I needed my own time to process what it meant to be a survivor when so many others passed away. Going thru this period in history really took a toll on a lot of people. i am so sorry if you did lose a family or friend member in life to this Pandemic. i was saddened to hear that John Prine had passed away early in the Pandemic with Covid 19. He gave us many great songs that he wrote when he was young getting those lyrics out so we could enjoy listening to his music as he was an old soul on the planet.

My cats Baba and Claire have both passed on now. One of them died during Covid. My partner and good friend Jim whom i gardened with passed on in September of 2021. It was his time to go. There was no stopping the clock. He was not coming back as JIm my dear friend. So he has moved on with his life and form. i will always be grateful for his stepping into my world and helping me.


what else is there for me. i create daily and just follow the heart when it speaks to me. One has to learn to listen and take risks. I like creating and there is something always interesting going on in my world. that is a big part of my being drawn to see the creativity that lies almost everywhere.


Find the small stuff. Enjoy the moment. If you are running around doing too many things you are missing the entire point to life! Stop and give yourself permission to feel what is going on in the moment. if you cannot feel your body and get in touch with it you are wasting a big part of your life. Stop slow down and tread lightly would be my piece of advice to anyone that might ask me this question.

You might be the only person left within your family and if you don't make peace with yourself you will be miserable even in older age. The world will pass you by! You might even ask yourself Is That All There Is to Life?


Just remember we are all human here. So take a risk and get out of your comfort zone and write something daring to me. Write about your life and tell me something that is bothering you. I can hold the space for you. I think it is beautiful to be able to share yourself because we are all choosing to swap. It is really touching to have someone write something deeper than the day was sunny and really touch the human spirit that we all share. Just take a deep breath and write to another human being taking a risk. It’s ok to take risks they lead to some beautiful experiences...... ABOVE ALL ELSE BE WELL. Most of us will always remember the year 2020.


Am a closet writer. What i have found out since coming on Swap Bot is that i have something to share and say. It keeps oozing out in the pcs and in the art swaps that i keep signing up for. Stories, quirky facts, drawings, artwork and information comes floating to the surface of the mind and i want to immediately get it down. If you consider yourself a writer then you understand one has to GET IT DOWN NOW!

I hope we can all remember to have a sense of humor and to remember we all choose to swap with one another. Let us all laugh more and enjoy the moment because we never know what our future holds. I send loving kindness to all who end up reading this last sentence!


Comment: Thank you! Will watch the movie soon :)
Response: great! Yes, i am too as my brother never saw it as well. So we are going to watch it with our cousin and im going to see it again! its been years for me so i want to see what i forgot! It is a very speciail movie and this was made in the 90s! So enjoy and ill look forward to hearing from you! i hope that you enjoy it and find something interesting in it to think about. have a lovely day!
squince rated for Random Question Swap #6 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Such a well thought out letter, and your handwriting is so nice!!
Response: thank you Sarah for your kind words. I just write from my heart. I trust my heart as my internal compass. I follow where my heart wants to go. which swaps I am drawn to. just to keep on sharing and being a loving kinder person. Somedays it can be challenging. haha! be well!
Comment: Thank you so much! You seem like such a kind person and I will write you back soon!
Response: im a littel late in my letters. Will have some free time to write this week! Enjoy your day! Stay safe and looking forward to responding! Bye for now!
Burger1girl rated for A Note For You # 81 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: I love the collage! I received a Buddha journal, I shall put the collage in that. The teas look wonderful! I love your letter, thank you for taking the time to put a great swap together!
Response: im so glad that you enjoyed the artwork that I sent over and the teas I included into the swap! I think while we can we as humans can connect and one of the ways is sharing ourselves thru our writings. thinking about our audience and just the fact that we are all humans here who are really just BEING! glad I could make a great swap for you, I am so happy to share loving kindness! Be well!
Comment: Happy New Year! I truly hope this year will be better for all of us in every way possible. 2020 was so difficult in so many ways. Sending positive thoughts your way that the unpleasantness you have been experiencing will be resolved. Stay safe and be well! xoxo
ddoherty6138 rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: Kyra great cat card and love your decorated envelope especially the French « la poste est arrivée » stamp. Bonne année.
Response: im so glad that you enjoyed the french stamp I found in some of my travels. It is so lovely small and carries a big punch! you cannot help but notice it! Merci! enjoy your day!
Carollee922 rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. I hope you and your family had a great holiday!
Response: thank you we did have a small but lovely holiday. we were willing to make changes so we could all be here next year to celebrate another beautiful holiday! hope you had a nice one too!
SunflowerRose rated for One More Christmas Card on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Love the card and letter. Merry Christmas
Response: thank you for your comment. I am a bit late getting back to posting a response. So glad that you enjoyed the card and letter. we are now into 2021. I hope that we can have a peaceful year and move forward in new ways to bring us back into a loving kind society. We are going to have to get this vaccine and get back to coming outdoors again. it does wear on us all. We miss not having a happy way in which to live! so lets hope for a great year and learn what we can about being our own best friends and sharing that with others! have a great year and keep being safe!
mchesser12 rated for SF~Simply Send a Postcard USA #2 on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the coffee pot/tea pot postcard. I really appreciate your note of encouragement.
Response: im läge at getting back to your comments for this swap. I am so glad that you enjoyed that tea and coffee postcard. im glad I could write something that would mean something to you. we. never know how much of a difference we can make with someone else. I feel very happy I could do that for you. receiving a postcard is really a very small thing and can mean so much to the receiver. thank you for your kind compliments.!
Comment: Thank you so much for the very nice card, letter & teas! I cannot wait to try them both! I have tried Paris & love it! 😁 And I can’t get enough of the postcard. Thanks again!
Response: Hope you are doing well Rachel. Getting back to all of the swaps that I did not respond to and just wanting to say hello there. I hope all is well with you. I imagine you guys have a lot of snow there. take cafe and be warm and safe!
Carollee922 rated for WIYM: FOOD POSTCARD on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: I got your card and felt the need to swing by Starbucks for a Crème Brule Latte and a cake pop. Have a great day
TryshaH81 rated for Small Tea Swap #25 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Hi!! Thank you for the yummy looking teas! I promise to write soon! Im way behind in letters but I will explain when I write.
Zypdoda rated for Remembering Sean Connery on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: ❤️ because you have great handwriting for such a small place as a PC. I put The Las Ceusade and The Rock on my PC and then the other night my hubs had First Knight on! I completely forgot about it. It was a favorite movie of mine in the 90’s. He was such a great actor ❤️💔❤️. Thanks for sharing!
susu707 rated for Art Swap on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Your artwork was so beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it with me and I really enjoyed the tea samples you sent me.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard and quote!
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: Thanks for the fun PC and your note. We have had a couple dustings of snow, and flurries that didn't stick a few times, but we usually don't get snow that stays on the ground until around the end of December. There seems to be less each year which, as a snowshoer, disappoints me.
CraftyShana76 rated for CS: postcard with quotes on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: TYSVM for the nice PC and I loved the quotes!!
mchesser12 rated for SF- No Rules PC #5- USA on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Portland, Oregon postcard and for the great note. I am lucky to be a receiver of fresh veggies that my dad grows each summer.
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Baba with me! Cats really do rule our hearts (and our homes!) and although I'd never admit it to the other cats, my own cranky cat Athena is my favorite because when she lets you pet her, you know you're special ;) Take Care and Keep Well my friend and thanks again for the wonderful swap!
Response: Thank you Rapsy for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed the swap! Glad that you have Athena and you feel so loved by her. I hope for all of us in the world the new year coming up will be a little kinder to us all. We’ve all been thru so much this year. That we can all move forward and come home to the moment with peace. Glad we could connect. Much peace and love sent to you and your family!

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Heirloom on Oct 14, 2021:

TryshaH81 on Mar 9, 2021:

Thank you for being such an awesome friend!!

HappyMom on Dec 12, 2020:


Kyra - thanks for your letter! It was such a nice vist. I'll reply when I can ... might be a bit, but I'll do my best :)

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CurlyTea on Mar 19, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CraftyCrow on Jan 9, 2019:

Hi Kyra! I got your letter yesterday, LOVE the "selfie"! I will be replying this week!

thureris on Jul 6, 2018:

Kyra, thank you for the lovely, long, emotionally open letter (which made me cry in a good way) and for the exquisite mug rug! I full intend to write you back but wanted to warn you it may take a bit as I’m very behind on my correspondence. Omg he meantime, take care!

goldfinchmeadowlark on Dec 25, 2016:

Sending you, your family, and furry ladies hugs and immense gratitude for all of the kindness, joy, and generosity you have showered upon me this year, Kyra ♥♥♥ Thank you for being an instrument and reminder of God's love. You are the very best. Keep your eyes peeled mailbox-ward!

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