Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2024 6:04 am
www.swap-bot.com

Annydot

Annydot
Date Joined: January 3, 2024
Last Online: April 20, 2024

Country: United States

About Me

I enjoy getting to share the tiny bits of your lives and art and thoughts- what a nice way to connect with people! I enjoy writing letters, journaling, and just playing with paints, colored pencils, and other supplies. If it's warm out where I live, I love to be outside but winters get long and getting creative is a way to reflect and enjoy even dark winter nights. I spend a lot of time in the woods or near the river by my house.

I find life to be quirky and as Mark Twain has been credited with saying, "it doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes." I think it's easy to miss the quiet current of joy, humor, and just good stuff that flows between and around us- the world is so loud.

I'm in my 60's with three grown children. My oldest has a developmental disability and while he is pretty independent, he needs support and services as well. Being on the periphery of my adult children's lives is rewarding and reminds me often how exciting- and challenging- being a younger adult can be.

I have a stubborn dog named Walter. He's part Sheltie, part Corgi and a great companion. He often gets featured in my projects. I appreciate his tenacity and spunk.

I like quirky humor and I read a lot but I don't watch TV, just mostly YouTube videos on topics I like. I appreciate puns, and I play board games with my family and friends.

I have a lot of gardens around my house- from vegetables to flowers but mostly flowers. I lean towards old fashioned flowers I remember in gardens when I grew up. My favorite thing about the gardens is all the wildlife that start coming around- the birds mostly, I'm not as appreciative of the deer. It is a great reminder of the cycles of things, the growth in spring, the quiet of winter.

I live out in the country on a small farm. It's a quiet and beautiful place. I'm lucky that every day I see something that lifts my heart.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading several poetry collections, I like children's books and I enjoy fantasy novels. William Stafford, Mary Oliver, e.e. cummings, Shel Silverstein, Charles Bukowski, Nikki Giovanni. I like Anne Lamott- especially Bird by Bird. Michael Singer's The Untethered Soul.

Favorite Crafts

I like to do some basic sewing- mostly small toys or hobby type things. I do art journaling, and like to draw with colored pencils. I make small books. I dabble in water colors mostly ink and wash. I like to send things I make to friends and family members.

Favorite things...

Some of my favorite things are quotes and trivia. I read the encyclopedia as a child and one of my favorite things is still to look things up and learn about them. If someone mentions a word or idea that I'm unfamiliar with- I look it up. It's interesting to me to learn more. I like word games and puzzles, and I like when something traditional gets paired with something surprising.

I enjoy children's books- and love many illustrators of picture books. I'd call my design area Botanical Academic- lots of flora, fauna, nature colors, but words and books, definitions, signs.

I love tea of all kinds- my particular favorites are herbal and any kind of mint variety.

Some of my favorite images include any type of plant, rabbits, frogs, birds, insects, dogs, and numbers. I enjoy unusual images- but I don't use reward stickers or stickers for planners.

I like stickers- especially the ones that you aren't sure about at first. I hope when you send me something, you focus on what you love- and express that so I can see you in what you send.

I enjoy incorporating found objects into what I do- not the standard ticket or ephemera- but unusual images or word designs.

Ratings

cst8411 rated for True Colors Flipbook on Apr 16, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Wow, I loved everything about this. Thank you so much. You made me realize I really have to step up my flip book game!! Thank you again!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to think about how to incorporate different elements all tied to the color.
Denrenn rated for A Happy Folder/Pocket Swap #09 on Apr 15, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely folder and goodies.
Rosa1 rated for Pockets and More Pockets on Apr 13, 2024
5
rating
Comment: thank you!
Karina2 rated for Affirmation Station #2 Earth Day on Apr 11, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much, Cathann, the cards are beautiful. Greetings from Germany, Karina
Response: Karina- I'm glad you enjoy them and I'm glad they arrived. Enjoy spring and getting outside!
uuvuttaa rated for Create a Collage on Envie #02 on Apr 10, 2024
5
rating
Comment: thank you!
benny rated for FPG: Themed #10 on Apr 10, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! it was all amazing and thank you also for the Little Prince stickers, you made my day!
m0xiegal rated for A Happy Folder/Pocket Swap #09 on Apr 9, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Wow! This beautiful pocket folder was stuffed full! Thank you!
ambhi2024 rated for Highs and Lows - March on Apr 4, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Your creativity is astounding. I absolutely LOVE what you did with this swap!!! Thank you!
Response: Thank you! I was stumped trying to figure out how to visually represent the month as well as my highs/lows- It was a fun swap. Thank you for the rating and heart!
Honeybee203 rated for Create a Collage on Envie #02 on Apr 2, 2024
5
rating
 
Tr3n1ty rated for A Happy Folder/Pocket Swap #08 on Mar 22, 2024
5
rating
Comment: I adore the folder so much and thanks for the cute washi and tags and more :)
mejulia rated for Pen Pals for Ladies 55 and Up on Mar 22, 2024
5
rating
Comment: thank you
5
rating
Comment: Thanks, Marc
jay9 rated for Junk Mail Journal on Mar 14, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Fabulous junk journal Annydot, I am honored to have it. Thank You I appreciated the papers you have chosen; the heuchera center is refreshingly green and gold and the many extras you thoughtfully added will be huge fun. It is an all around delight!
blinger2008 rated for A Happy Folder/Pocket Swap #08 on Mar 14, 2024
5
rating
Comment: loved your pocket folder and all the gooodies!
bluecrayons rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round #14 on Mar 13, 2024
5
rating
Comment: great spread.
chimerix rated for SOHC: Paper Bomb Can/US on Mar 12, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great fun papers. The book pages are so much fun. Aloha!
5
rating
Comment: Hi Cathann, you are so very talented and I thank you for sharing your creative gifts with me -- the journal is soo lovely and grounding & your watercolor flower is just beautiful! Thank you so much, xo :-)
Response: I'm really happy to hear you liked it. It was fun to make it and I enjoyed reading your profile. :)
5
rating
Comment: Happy swapping! Thanks for sharing
Lady rated for AMA: Up to you Series- March on Mar 5, 2024
5
rating
Comment: What a lovely tag, thank you.
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #381 on Mar 2, 2024
5
rating
Comment: I really enjoyed the letter. Thank you for the extraas and the presentation was fantastic. Thank you so much.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 43 3 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
43 47 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 17 25 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

BlueberryLady on Feb 8, 2024:

Thank you very Much for the Beautiful Folder with the goodies enclosed! ! ! ! Can't wait to try the Sweet Rhubarb Tea and the others you sent..Enjoyed reading your note too! ! ! Love the papers you used ! Hugs! Will be sending you a bookmark soon!!!

annim on Feb 1, 2024:

Quick friendly profile comment

Hello

I found few things we have in common, I am also a tea drinker and I like to write letters.

I have two children but unlike yours, they are still little. I have 7 and 3 year old girls.

I hope you have a lovely day!

Minna

Poohtat on Jan 30, 2024:

Quick Friendly Profile Comment - Poohtat-

I loved picking up an encyclopedia just to have fun reading. I still have a set in my den.

BlueberryLady on Jan 28, 2024:

Hi its Jean and I just sent you a Friend Request on here.. and invite to Beginner's Crafting Group. we have a Lot in common ! If you send me your mailing address I will send you one of my Hand made Bookmarks ! Hugs from NE Corner of Ohio !

rplongbeach on Jan 28, 2024:

Hello! I see we are both tea drinkers. Perhaps we can exchange that sometime.

Doulton on Jan 27, 2024:

You sound like a wonderful person. I would love to talk poetry with you. I like Stafford, Cummings, Oliver. I was very taken with Cummings when I was quite young and loved to puzzle through his poems.

When I was young we visited the Mark Twain house near Hartford. I also like to look things up. I was born with an inner research librarian in place.

Walter is wonderfully named. What a good, solid, sturdy name. A good muse can be stubborn.

Login to leave a comment now!