Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 3:04 am


Date Joined: March 28, 2012
Last Online: December 16, 2017
Birthday: June 24, 1952
Country: United States
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About Me

End of July I had emergency surgery for a kidney stone. During my hospital stay I was diagnosed with Paget's Disease of the bone. Good news its not "active," & not causing serious orthopedic problems, though being monitored by four different doctors. I'm doing holiday, winter arts, crafts, etc.

Born in the year of the Dragon, I'm a professional artist, photographer, sculptor, crafts, art teacher.

Love/Like/Wish List: Postcard views of your city, town, village, parks, zoo, (multi-views OK,) angels, animals, cats, big cats, dogs (especially Borzoi, Dachshunds, Greyhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Salukis, Whippets,) horses, ponies, swans, reindeer, butterflies, dolphins, doves, dragonflies, orchids, peacocks, roses, seahorses, seashells, sunflowers, beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, rainbows, sunsets, aurora borealis, Unicorns, Classic & Vintage images of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Happy New Year, St. Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Autumn views, Art Nouveau, Gemstones, Metallics, Lace, faux pearls & faux jewels, rhinestones, sequins, glitter mixed with acrylic medium or paints, snowflake confetti.

PLEASE SEND "G" - Rated Items, NO "R" or "X."

I draw, paint, sculpt, take photos, rubber stamping, print making, ATCs, jewelry making, love to decorate mail envelopes, also postcards. I create & swap friendship books, deco books, handmade postcards, altered postage stamps, & enjoy using used postage stamps (worldwide, all themes, g-rated please, sending postcards without envelope preferred.

Enjoy receiving your mail art, decorated envelopes, your creative piece of artwork, ATC's or greeting card. Love to swap envelope full of used postage stamps, decorative papers, stickers, ribbons, bits of lace, sequins, confetti, pictures, twinchies art, mail - letters, mail art, cards, postcards, collages, ATCs. I enjoy hosting RAKs as my health problems keep me from hosting swaps.
Contact me for private swap.

I send large envelopes, packages, boxes with USPS delivery confirmation tracking # to help you track the package & for me know you received it. International envelope, package has a US Customs form attached. It may take week - more than a month for US mail to reach an International address. If you do not receive my swap please message me, I will resend. Please communicate with me.

My worse fear: (fantasy scenario) phone call from my post office - "Hello Ms. Smith, your artwork is here, folded in half & on fire. We're trying to get the fire out with a fire extinguisher, but you'll have to come to the post office to pick it up. There're be no claim to file as the package wasn't registered or insured. Thank you for using the US postal service and have a nice day."
Police arrive at my apt: "Mam, there's no sense in getting upset over a bad experience with the post office. Please step away from the easel, put your paint brush down & no one gets sketched, OK? "

About Me

I have Paget's disease of bone, fibromyalgia, asthma, seasonal allergies, food allergies MSG,) cat allergy (though sending postcards, envelopes from apt, house with cats is OK.) (Hug your cat for me, I'm sad I can't own a cat, I love cats.) My immune system is "broken." Worse seasons: Spring tree pollen, Summer - high heat, high humidity, mold, mildew, grass pollen, Late summer - ragweed, grasses, mold. Can't tolerate high heat, strong sunlight, I "over heat," stay indoors in A/C temperature control to my comfort level, hepa air purifiers, filter on electrostatic air filter . Some times of the year I am apt - bound in A/C due to sensitivity to heat. Rest of the year I'm allergic to house dust mites & their residue, indoor mold. A "controlled" environment is way I live my life. Thankful for arts, crafts, photography, access to the internet, cable TV, mail, newspapers, magazines, books, CD's & DVD's - movies, anime episodes, YouTube I watch online. Now have Amazon Fire Stick.
Mail, sent & received, activities with Swap - Bot, pinterest, postcrossing, pen pals, helps keep me alive & active. I have facebook, Pinterest boards: "Mail Art," "Swap - Bot Swaps."

*Allergy Pollen Mask I wear when I go outside - Proven best blocking pollen, dust, mold spores, fits best Gempler's N95 Particulate Respirator - comes in different sizes, has exhale valve to breathe out but pollen can't get in, feels cool to wear in heat, all day. Adjustable fit noseband, elastic strings hold mask on. Sold # of masks in one box. One box should last one "normal" pollen season. Where to buy: www.gemplers.com

Favorite Movies

Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Thirteenth Floor, The Forgotten, Jackie Chan's Miracles, The Gods Must Be Crazy 1, The Haunting, The Secret of Moonacre, Anime: The Fantastic Children, Innuyasha, Emma, The Dragon Hunters Anime movie, Ghost Hunt, The Ouran Host Club, Trinity Blood, Bamboo Blade, The Matrix, + 2 movies in the series, The Others,
Lord of the Rings - 3 movies, The Hobbit - 3 movies, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hell Boy, MirrorMask, The Last Quarter, Boys Before Flowers TV Korean Series, Tales of Hoffman,
Ghost In The Shell anime series, Avatar, Underworld- 3 movies, Beauty & the Beast - Disney, Finding Nemo - Disney, Frozen - Disney (I love Sven the Caribou,) Tangled, Epic, The Guardians - ("Jack Frost") .

Favorite Music

Classical music: Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart, Shubert ("Trout",) Vivaldi

Other Music: Kelly Clarkson, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Enya, The Virve, Lady Gaga, Sting, Justin Timberlake, The Thompson Twins, Usher. Swedish House Mafia - "Antidote" & "Greyhound." Soundrack to Ghost In The Shell Anime, Howls Moving Castle, MirrorMask, "White Noise"-simulation of ocean waves crashing on the beach.

Favorite Television

Live PD, The Artful Detective, Cops, K9 Cops, Medieval Dead - UK, Great British Ghosts, Time Team, Most Haunted (UK,) Numb3rs, Medium, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Ghost Whisperer, Policewomen of Broward County, FL, Ghost Adventures, The Haunted, Paranormal States, Criminal Minds, Say Yes To The Dress, Tanked, Televised Dog Shows, Walking With Dinosaurs, Being Chased By Dinosaurs, The Universe.

Favorite Actors: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Vincent Price, Hugh Grant.

Favorite Actresses: Liz Hurley, Zoey Deschanel, Gemma Arterton (as "Io" in '2010 "Clash of the Titans," Emily Browning.

About Me

Favorite Books:
Art books, books about artists, Geometry of Life & Art, books about history of art, museums collections, famous artists, books about art, style, Fantasy genre - "Crown Duel" by Sherwood Smith, art illustrators, graphic artists, anime artists, manga artists, etc.
Flowers books, roses, orchids, Irises, etc.
Fashion books, fashion magazines, love designing clothing, costumes for my bjd Dollfies.

Self-Help books: "The Survivor's Guide," Loss of A Loved One, Suicide Survior's Grief, etc. (Lost my only female cousin to suicide in '2011.) Please feel free to talk to me if you want to about this loss & feelings of grief.

Romance books: Regency, Victorian Historicals, Paranormal, Youth Fiction, Fantasy, Futuristic, Contemporary Christian Romance, Christian Inspired Historical Romance.

Favorite Authors: Virginia Kantra, Jane Austen, Mary Jo Putney, Mary Balogh, Barbara Metzger, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Laurie McBain, Johanna Lindsey (earler novels,).

About Me

Art Books I Highly Recommend:

"Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson, ISBN - 13: 9780891343370 or ISBN - 10: 0891343377

"Perspective Made Easy" by Ernest R. Norling, ISBN - 13:9780486404738 (available thru www.doverpublications.com)

"DK Series: "The Artist's Handbook," Revised Edition, by Ray Smith, ISBN - 9780756626211

"Light And Shade" by Mary P. Merrifield, ISBN - 13: 9780486441436 (available thru doverpublications.com)

"DK Series: Smithsonian - Rock and Gem," ISBN - 9780756633424 Definitive guide to rocks, minerals, gems, & fossils - lots of photos are resource to inspire artwork, crafts with look of gemstones, fossils, rocks, etc.

"7000 Years of Jewelry" by Hugh Tait, ISBN - 13: 9781554073955 Illustrated history of jewelry with 400 color photos to inspire you - Egyptian necklaces, Celtic torques, Chinese jade, African amulets, Renaissance pendants, Art Nouveau, etc.

"Dressed for the Photographer" by Joan Severa, ISBN: 9780873381521. Search for this book in your local library as book is Xpensive!, B/W photos, (best quality reproductions for good photocopies,) photos of 18th C. - 20th C. children, ladies, great resource for images to use for ATC's, art collage, handmade cards, etc. Warning: this is a hardbound book, large, lots of pages, heavy weight.

*Ask me about Arts, Crafts, Jewelry Books & I will suggest a few for you.


vlhafer54 rated for TT&E: Christmas Card USA on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great card and bird PC. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: What a cute card and love the snowflake stickers! Thank you and have a Merry Christmas🎄
Response: You are welcome Cole! Fun private swap of Christmas cards! Happy December!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely atcs and the holiday card! Merry Christmas!
Inger71 rated for Christmas Postcard - Santa on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful card and stamps! Merry Christmas! 🎅
Comment: Great card! I love wolves! Thanks for resending!
marinda rated for Disney Christmas Cards on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so very much for the card and note! Have a very merry Christmas!
CHOWEFACE rated for TT&E: Christmas Card USA on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: I love the glitter card and Hawaii card! Thank you!!
AnitaHames rated for CPG Dec Winter Card - US Only on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute card! I like to see snow--it's beautiful! But I don't like the cold!
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you liked the Winter card I sent to you for the swap. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the nice card & the stickers...Enjoyed reading your note...Have a wonderful time. :)
Comment: Thanks a lot, also for the cute cards you sent. Merry Christmas to you.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and stickers. Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: Great find - love the vintage Christmas angel :) Thanks Kathy!
KSENiA rated for Christmas Postcards- International on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
tamtamlee rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas #2 on Dec 1, 2017
Sagebrushs rated for P&M any postcard swap 3 on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you and Happy Holidays.
dawnakaulen rated for NON-TOURISTY pc #48 DOLLS/TOYS on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Cute PC, thank you
dawnakaulen rated for TT&E: Christmas PC on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Love the Santa postage too.
Comment: Great extra postcard! Thanks for looking at my list of likes. I like the vintage looking Christmas card also. Merry Early Christmas!
Chaosfay rated for TT&E: Christmas PC USA on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card and the awesome penguin stamp! I have a mild obsession with penguins.
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you liked the special Penguins PC. Thank you for the rating! Happy December!

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simcoe54 on Dec 13, 2017:

CPG: Dec.'17 Wishlist - Received the 2nd half of the wishlist. The Christmas card is so cute and I love the owl pcs. Thanks so much!!!

yvonne401 on Dec 13, 2017:

Merry Christmas!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

spotteddogs on Dec 11, 2017:

Thank you very much for the adorable Christmas card for the CPG December wishlist!!!!! Happy Holidays to you.

simcoe54 on Dec 11, 2017:

CPG: Dec.17 Wishlist - Wow! Love everything that you sent from my wishlist. Thank you so much!!! and it arrived very quickly too.

armadillogal on Dec 3, 2017:

I thought of you yesterday. we were in Big Lots and they had cookies called Whippets!

milamilamura on Dec 1, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful and lovely Christmas PC!!! I'm saving some Christmas goodies to send your way hopefully soon, and I'll be replying to your message this weekend, I still have some catching up to do, but wanted to say thanks because the PC and the stamps are AMAZING! You're always so sweet, enjoy December!!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 30, 2017:

Thank you - for the postcards from various tags at Cheap Postage Group!! Love love love Florida, wish I was there now!!!

goinjenny on Nov 28, 2017:

Thank you for the Host's Gift Christmas PC!!

Ryleighsmom on Nov 21, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Nov. AWG wishes!! I wish you could’ve heard my 9 year old squeal when she saw all the Box Tops!!! ❤️

miia on Nov 15, 2017:

Thank you so so so much for your wonderful Halloween themed happy mail RAK! ♥︎ You were really kind, so much lovely stickers and wonderful envelope full of beautiful stamps (pumpkin stamps are the best!) and the most cutest Halloween card I have ever seen! :) You are the best!

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