Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2022 5:29 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2016
Last Online: December 2, 2022
Birthday: June 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Update Aug 3 2022 - I am late on the puzzle piece swap because I haven't received the puzzle yet. The host/receiver is aware. 8/6- Received puzzle and sent pieces. Update March 2021 - I have been away for a while, but I am back.I have mailed out the zine swap I owed to 3 people (rightfully rated "1" by 2 of them). Everyone has received theirs. Link to finished zine on Flickr

I was looking at some of the "top swaps" and noticed that many of them specified "no home made", well, home made is really what I would most like to receive (I can buy things for myself).

I'm older than I've ever been (and now I'm even older, and now I'm even older...I'm older than that still). 2020 was a year of change for me - I retired and moved to the Finger Lakes area of NY. I am still married but my poor little doggy has crossed the rainbow bridge.

I like doll making most of all as that incorporates sculpture, painting, design, fabric, embroidery and beading. I used to be able to draw and paint, but I lost the knack from disuse. Zentangling seemed like a way back, but I like it for itself. I think the gems are really pretty.

I don't really need extras ~~ my ratings are based on the swap itself. That said, I use almost everything as I like junk journaling and such like.


  • Jewel tone colors
  • Hand-made/one of a kind
  • Wit and Symbolism
  • Fish-related (includes cephalopods)
  • Insects and Arachnids
  • Ooak Art Dolls
  • Shiny stuff
  • Grungy stuff
  • Beads, ribbons, embellishments
  • Anything interesting or unusual or personal
  • Religious iconography and mythology


  • Violence, cruelty and gore
  • Saccharin or kawaii
  • Passive-aggressive narcissists who can't be bothered to acknowledge they even received the swap for weeks on end because that isn't "fun" for them.


  • Stickers - most, but not all, are uninteresting
  • Cartoons (Garfield is hideous, but Mutts is elegant; I do love Lynda Barry)
  • mutts pic It just depends on how well it's done

  • Clowns mostly hate, but it could be done well, this one is charming: "Primitive Clown"

  • Muddy colors, again, it all depends on how they're used
  • I don't mind receiving religious tracts as long as you don't mind how I use them in my work (be forewarned)

Favorite Crafts

I like to do mixed media using jewelry, paper, ceramics - anything that can be altered or repurposed - one man's crap is another man's treasure.

Since I've joined Swap-bot, mail art has become my main creative outlet ~ postcards, ATCs and just starting zines which have challenge of the added elements of time and narrative. I've added gelli printing (lowercase because it's homemade from gelatin and glycerine, remelted after each use, pia) and alcohol inks to my repertoire since being here. I've done a couple of journals, but honestly, they're exhausting.

I also do handmade one of a kind paperclay and polymer clay dolls, so fabrics and embellishments (dangly earrings) are always welcome.


PrairieKittin rated for ZZ ~ Tangle & Pass PC on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Just what I needed today! Sick in bed with the flu. Thank you.
Response: I hope you recover quickly. Flu sucks.
JanHardt rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #114 on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Iā€™m going to enjoy working on this card. What fun! Thanks for sending it along.
ariestess rated for TUT ~ It's A String Thing #164 on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous and colorful tile! I love it and can't wait to add it to my collection!
ariestess rated for TUT ~ Zine-Go-Round October on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for passing along this neat zine! I can't wait to add to it!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Great addition to Jan's mini art journal -- and thank you too for packaging it all so beautifully and decorating the envelope. It was a real pleasure to receive and open!
ariestess rated for ZZ: String 006 ATC on Oct 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely gorgeous ATC! I can't stop staring at it, ngl! And thank you for the lovely sticker, too! I am trying to decide where I want to use it! LOL
JanHardt rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #113 on Oct 19, 2022
Comment: Great card to work on. Iā€™m sending it home. Thanks for the butterflies. Love them.
AmookIslandCreations rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass on Oct 15, 2022
Comment: Congrats on selling your old house! Have fun settling into your new place! Thanks for passing this tangle, on to me, to add to too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
IrisDrissen rated for TUT ~ It's A String Thing #109 on Oct 12, 2022
Comment: Waow, Daisy, What a lot of beautiful drawings did you make for me. I love your used tangesSome of them are new! Thanks! I also lik the color used by you. The little withe is perfect! Really nice. The extra card with Mandela's are amazing. Did you make them yourself? What is the name of the tangle you used for the written card? Love it too. So thank you for al the beauties!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and enthusiasm. I did make the mandala card with water color and crayon with a kid's toy spinner. I found the picture of the card; the tangle used is C-KNOTS (https://tanglepatterns.com/2020/07/how-to-draw-c-knots.html)
Comment: Gorgeous colors! Beautiful zentangling! Sorry you had to resend, but I love it! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm glad you got this one. I only hope the first one appears one day.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely puzzle pieces. I enjoy using napkins in my craft s too. Hope you are having a wonderful fall. Haven't been up near the Finger lakes region but maybe some day...
LizzyJo rated for TUT~Stranded Twinchie PCs on Oct 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap. I'm glad you're helping to get those stranded Twinchie PCs back home. I like the sections you added. And I always love getting your awesome envies and decorated notes.
ariestess rated for TUT: Bijou Tile~ 4 Square. on Sep 28, 2022
Comment: Okay, these are gorgeous! I can't wait to finish out the set! Thanks for sending them my way!
ariestess rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard on Sep 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for passing along the PC! It looks awesome! I can't wait to add to it!
Comment: LOVED IT!
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the card, the fragment that you were asking for is G7. I hope this helps, Thank you for the yin yang also. Thank you
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks! I like getting homers. This one is pretty!
PrairieKittin rated for TUT ~ Zine-Go-Round on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: Ooohhhh..... this one is pretty! I'm going to enjoy adding to this one! Thank you!
ariestess rated for TUT~ Zine-Go-Round on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sending the zine along! Can't wait to add to it and send along myself!
Response: The only way to please you is to send extras.

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DaisyNY on Jul 21, 2022:

DaisyNY on Jul 4, 2022:

user6937 on Jun 6, 2022:

Happy b-day, to you, too! Glad yours was also a good one :)

RiverTopanga on May 29, 2022:

Thank you for adding your creative chain to my CPG COLLAB HMPC #28. Is that chain hand drawn?

So happy to get the card back! It's on my fridge now šŸ˜ƒ

wolfeagle on Feb 17, 2022:

Thank you for working on my geico gecko pass and paste. I love seeing how they turned out.

wolfeagle on Sep 14, 2021:

Thank you for working on my Pass and Paste. Love how you continued with the teal/gold colors.

papercraft70 on Jul 13, 2021:

Hello Cecily, Thank you for the HMPC tag. It is so lovely. ā¤ļø - Hamiza

wolfeagle on May 4, 2021:


Thank you so much for the great big butterfly and flowers postcard. I like how you used the tea bags to tone down the butterflies.

stephiedee on Apr 4, 2021:

Thank you for the Cheap Postage - Pay It Back tag - your painted papers are great. :)

OrigamiGrace on May 26, 2020:


Hope you're well!!

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