Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2023 9:47 am


Date Joined: August 28, 2012
Last Online: June 22, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

Passionate and distracted, I love people while craving down time. Urban wildlife, classic funk, uncomfortable joy, trans-cultural. I enjoy exploring the contrasts in life. I think about things and get sidetracked in interesting ways.

I adore my 2 kids. My daughter loves music, logic, comedy, theater and architecture. She's a cynical teenager with a lot of love to give. My son loves all forms of transportation and animals. He helps me garden and adds an autistic lens to my attention deficits, which is a blessing.

Favorite Music

I really like a wide variety of music, from reggaeton and samba to 80's and modern pop to bhangra and baroque.

Favorite Books

My favorite books have humor and humanity. I like personal and fictional narratives with a lot of reflection in them. I have an annual tradition of reading crime fiction and detective novels, good and not so good, every holiday season. I

Favorite Movies

One of my favorite movies of all time is called "Shower" -- it is a Chinese film about the final days of a family-owned bath house. It's absolutely beautiful.

I don't get out much, but recent movies I enjoyed with my kids included Coco and Black Panther.

TV, radio, and random likes

I love BBC i-Player and podcasts, when I get the chance to listen. On the Media is my favorite show on NPR.

I rarely get to watch TV these days, but I do love Death in Paradise and the Great British Bakeoff, as well as NOVA and other science series, History Detectives, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, and The Voice. I still miss The Sing-Off.

I have turned to Twitter lately and spend daily time there ...

I have been a gardener for a while. I prefer plants that do well without a lot of support, so I am into prairie plants and cottage type gardens. Lately, I have been getting excited about houseplants. Tovah Martin's The Unexpected Houseplant and The Indestructible Houseplant have been big inspirations. Among my current favorite houseplants: Ledebouria, Muehlenbeckia, Gonialoe variegata, various Ficus pumilas, and a Cryptanthus.

Favorite Crafts

Pretty much sketching, watercolors, ball-point pen work and silly things. I recently folded an origami llama and drew a number of Toyota vehicles whose weights or load capacities varied by factors of 10. That is silly.

Places I'd like to go

Big skies and open water are my favorite things. Also, museums and places that serve good cheap food and allow me to people-watch.

I'd like to receive?

I love swap-bot because I get to see a little of what makes my swap partners happy and inspired. I am especially fond of *science *natural history/ fossils and ancient plants and animals *information and images about ancient and modern cultures from around the world *cars, boats, and all forms of transportation *plants *animals of all kinds *miniature figures and things to put in houseplant pots *things that make me think or laugh *social justice inspiration and humor

Current issues/ projects

I've moved recently, so my Swap-bot stuff has gotten a bit jumbled and I have had mail rerouted from my previous address that has arrived rather slowly or that I have had to go pick up.

I have things that I have meant to mail and been very slow with.

My son has had a very tough year at school and my daughter has been very busy in her first year in high school, so we are slowly coming out of a busy year.

Favorite animals and plants

Tapirs, paddlefish, gars, rays, capybaras and sloths. Any prehistoric marine life. I follow SUE the T-Rex on Twitter.

Favorite plant list in process ... waiting to receive my third variety of Muehlenbeckia and a 'tapeworm plant!' in the mail :)


Loonstruck rated for ZMACS June: Awfully Sketchy Zine on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Your sketching is gorgeous!
lemooon rated for ZMACS June: Awfully Sketchy Zine on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for two great zines! I like them, especially the plants one! happy swapping!
Angie rated for ZMACS June: Awfully Sketchy Zine on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Cool zines. Thanks muchly. You're good at sketching. Ich? Nicht so gut.
Comment: Topical! Everyone is being justifiably defensive.
Comment: Thanks--it's interesting to see what other people are reading. Susan (brooklynbunch)
kiddomerriweather rated for LBOE: Squishy Home on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: You surprise me every time. I’m enjoying listening to your tale of the sparrows and their nests. The nests are beautiful and so colorful. Your crochet work is just immaculate. As I’ve already told you, I’ve hung the cluster of nests on my wall and it makes a beautiful focal point. Thank you so much for another mind provoking and eye catching swap. I can’t wait for Part 5 of the “yarn.” (See what I did there?)
BennysMumma rated for Sloth for Suprise on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the trio of sloths, they are absolutely adorable! I love all the colors you used on them, especially the varigated ones, so pretty! Thank you so much for making them for me :)
Tracykason rated for Antiracist Art: 1 hour round on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Love this creative piece. Thank-you.
Comment: :) nice work! Best wishes for a great lobster year of increasing productivity, joy, and creativity.
Comment: Oh my gosh! What a funny medal! Thank you so much! I was too chicken to embroider words on my medal so I commend you on yours and appreciate the effort you put into it!
Anettethhjertnes rated for Issam Kourbaj inspired ATC on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Wow, not only one, but two atc's. It is allways fun to see how people do the swaps. You did it a lot diferent than me. Gave me some ide's
Conni59 rated for Issam Kourbaj inspired ATC on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Loved your interpretation. Mine was about the challenge of getting a passport and all the struggles associated with the plight of Syrians. Again, thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the PC! Yes 30 min is shoooorttttt, but I like what you accomplished in that time! I like the message and also the textures.
Comment: Thanks for the card! The truck is funny. The card I pulled was a lot more boring. I should have considered cheating and had my husband pull a more fun card and not tell me what it said.
RooBaRoo rated for AMOPWBFS: Hogswatch YBFA on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: I was curious to see your card, delightful, as always :)
KSENiA rated for Christmas Postcard Swap x 20 on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. Sorry for the late rating.
kathiann rated for AMOPWBFS: Hogswatch YBFA on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Love this Hogswatch card! Very talented. Thank you so much.
Comment: This raptor is ridiculous! I love the feathery texture and the crazy color combo. It's just great. Thank you so much. ;)
Comment: Donut worry about your embroidery skills! I love it <3
saffronnginger rated for Christmas Postcard Swap x 20 on Jan 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you, hope u had a great xmas!

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crescendo on Nov 1, 2020:

Hey lady, hope you are well. Miss you.

dvmac on Oct 31, 2018:

Hi Tanya. I miss you. Happy Hallowe'en.


CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

ARTG33K74 on Oct 22, 2018:

Happy Howlloween!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

RooBaRoo on Jun 18, 2018:

Hey Tanya! Hope everything is going manageably sane & enjoyably insane! Just wanted to let you know that I invited a couple of people to AMOPWBFS. When you get time, approve the requests they might have submitted.

ittybittykitty on May 26, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

Lady on May 14, 2018:

Belated Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing you all the best in your parenting travels and adventures.

crescendo on Mar 24, 2018:

Beep bop boop bop

jukejan on Mar 8, 2018:

I hope that my "Medal" has made it to you. My send out was three weeks ago and I want to be sure that my swaps are getting to where they need to go. Hope that you have a great day, jan

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