Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2017 10:26 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2017
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: June 13
Country: United States
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Gifts and words of affirmation are my love languages.

It's difficult to write that first letter, I know. If you are writing me to, relax. Tell me anything, I am not here to judge. I revel in the diversity of people and cultures. Religion is not my thing, but it's ok if it's yours. Be WHO you ARE and be real. I will be. If all that is too much, tell me what you are passionate about or jot some thoughts on the things I have listed as likes. Just have fun writing, that it the point. I'll listen. Coffee and conversation is one of my favorite pastimes. Since we can't meet for coffee, pretend--and order what you will. :)

I love deciphering people's handwriting--your handwriting is as unique as your fingerprint--so do hand write if you are willing. Doodle, draw, decorate...it's all good. Know that I will find joy in receiving a letter whether it's a "get to know you", a "brain dump", a rant or an artistic expression. Just write.

About me

"I believe that creativity is a force of enchantment--not entirely human in its origins." --Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic

I am an artist. My mediums of choice are watercolor, and acrylic. I love all kinds of art. I just started a wheel throwing pottery class. It feels amazing!

I think sharing art is the greatest way to pass time--aside from making it.

I am also an author. I have published 3 books of poetry. I'm not into the sappy yucky love stuff, just the guts and grit of life, bearing witness to nature and finding words where others might not have any.

I love Nature! I grew up on a small farm with a huge garden so I think I'm somewhat old fashioned in a way. I love ferns, lichens, moss, the deep greens of trees and plants. I love being at the edge of a stream (or anywhere near water) watching birds or bugs or whatever comes by. I freeze and can my food from the garden, I cook and bake. I recycle like crazy and I got my M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences with a focus on Ecocriticism. If you know what that is, message me and let's write immediately.

MUSIC is the fluidity we need between languages. I love to listen to my Valley of the Clouds CD while I paint. Instrumentals soothe me.

I began piano at a young age and love all things jazz, classic or chorale. I also adore: PINK, Adele, Pentatonix, Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran. I'm also an 80's girl, so punk and butt-rock still find their way into my sound waves.

Sometimes, I do play a song on repeat, OR dork out while "driver's seat dancing."

I love READING! I do not limit my interests in reading as I have found something to love in every genre (though I have not tried a graphic novel yet). Lately, I have been reading books by James Rollins. Subject-wise, I have also loved novels about art, writing, readers, and even witches. As for poetry, Mary Oliver and William Stafford still top my list.

Wish list

Papyrus Paper Vellum Journal
Leather bound journal
Moleskine plain soft cover journal
Books of Fine Art Postcards
Letter Opener
Candle snuffer
Amethyst Crystal Ball Large chunks of quartz crystals
Cute hand-made "kitchen witch"
ATC Sleeves
Duochrome watercolor paints by Daniel Smith
Maimeri Acrylic Paints
Paper Making Kit/Handmade papers

gift cards -Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, Daniel Smith (Art Supply store based in Seattle), Dick Blick Art Supply, Michael's, JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, Amazon

Rubber Stamps

Things I love

Artists: Alex Young, Simon Bull, Nunez, Picasso, Carrie Graber, Lori Preusch, Bekki Killoran, Melissa Cole, Laurel Birch, Marjolein Bastian snowflakes and snowmen
Children's Books Flannel Sheets
Chai Tea Lattes
Sunflowers Whimsical things
Little White lights
the Sea
Nature Walks
Ginko and Oak leaves
unique coffee shops Dr. Seuss Charlie Brown and Snoopy Venetian Court Jesters
art galleries masquerade balls
Frida Kahlo
Christmas The Voynich Manuscript Botanical drawings
instrumental music
theater and opera
the moon
small cafes
white string lights
purple and orange
Farmer's Markets
coffee and chai tea
silver (especially jewelry)
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...
crushed ice
postage stamps wind chimes
research, reading, writing
my cats and my Chihuahua
midnight swimming
funky frames for art
Spoken Word poetry
Viva la Juicy
Coco by Channel

ICK! / NO Thank you

I am not trying to be rude, just trying to save you some expense/waste by asking you please, do NOT send me anything with snakes, gore, kiddie stickers, teacher/reward themed items, dish towels, make up, sticky notes or memo/list pads, flowery fragrances, perfumed lotions or soaps as I am allergic, key chains, food, tea or paper ripped from a spiral notebook--that drives me nuts.

Also NO political or religious propaganda, discriminatory language or images.

Much obliged!


YooperHill rated for Snoopy ATC on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Great swap!
patchworkchickadee rated for ATC: Write on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks, Kathryn! I love the ATC and all the cute stickers you sent.
Ganell rated for USA-Holiday Card and an ATC on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Kathryn, wow...beautiful Christmas card! I looooove both the atcs. They are just awesome! Thank you some much and for those cute stickers:).
Larina rated for HD/HP Fish ATC on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet goldfish. You're a good artist!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable PEANUTS atcs! I love them so much <3 I'm like Charlie Brown when I'm in front of my mailbox XD Your Woodstock atc is so adorable! I can't draw birds, even cartoon ones :P
SilverD rated for Santa ATC and Surprise on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Love Santa and the stickers, I had to cut mine too. Thank you!
wolfeagle rated for Mostly Pink on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
annielou rated for A.I. Blessed ATC + on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Your handwriting is divine!!! This ATC is beautiful in every detail. I love the colors. Your note is beautifully written and heartfelt. But then to top it off you send me my very first gorjuss girl stamp!!!! Iā€™m humbled and grateful to be the recipient!!! You are very generous. Thank you!!!!
Amylord rated for Picasso inspired ATC on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: hello Kathryn, thanks for the great theme! I had fun making the ATCs, and it seems people like them.
Amylord rated for 10/10 ATC: Free Themed on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC, Kathryn! I love the colors. <3
MyRetroSoul rated for Fa la la la la ATC on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: This card is so cute! Thank you! And for the extras too and the nice note. I would love to do the December 1st gift with you and do a private swap as well. Do you have Instagram?
Response: I do have Instagram. I sent your Dec 1st gift already--no need to exchange, just wanted to bless you with my family tradition. We can do a private swap....I love your art.
Comment: You are creative! TXS!
thequilterslink rated for Umbrellas on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for unique atc
ShireSeamstress rated for Quick and Colorful #1 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Loved the leaf prints on the envelope! Thank you for the extra goodies, too. šŸ˜Š
Doraecyscraps rated for 10/10 ATC: Free Themed on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Beautiful work as always! It is always a joy to receive from you! Love it~ ā¤ā¤ā¤
Moominbrooke rated for A.I. Octopus ATC on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the octopus and extra bits. evocative quote! :0)
LaurenPappas rated for Mail art: Draw on envelope USA on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully decorated envelope & goodies
Kdguard rated for Magick Mail #7 on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much and I love all of your swaps you do
Mammybarnes rated for Snowflake ATC and Surprise on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Kathryn Thank you for the awesome ATC! Love the extras too! I love the snow. Enjoy your first snow fall.

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Bridgette on Nov 7, 2017:

Thank you for angeling the Peacock ATC! It is beautiful!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2017:

Love love love my ATC you made me!! Thank you! CPG Make me an ATC Swap

njstauter on Oct 13, 2017:

I am so amazed by what you sent. And I feel honored that you thought of me with such care. The Raven is by far the most beautiful example of quilling I have ever seend. The journal, coffee and bar of soap will go to good use. I was just getting down in my supplies of all three. Again, Thank you.

thebragal on Sep 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for angeling the Art of Calligraphy swap. You can see what I sent on my Intagram if you wish (linked on my profile). What you sent was lovely!

esmy77 on Sep 6, 2017:

Thank you for the gorgeous ATC,

the elegant envelope and calligraphy!!!

snail mail by esmeralda3

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