Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 3:57 am


Date Joined: May 4, 2018
Last Online: January 29, 2023
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States
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About Me

Not sure what to write? Name the first role that comes to mind when I mention Tim Curry!

I'm an INFJ, Pisces, queer paper crafter, recently moved back to SoCal from the Pacific NW, and I love to send and receive mail. ๐Ÿ’Œ

I tend to get things out the same day partners are assigned, and rate immediately when things arrive. I mark items as sent when I put them in the mail slot in my front door for my carrier to pick up that day, or when I drop them at the post office. โœ”๏ธ

I welcome handmade items. Yes, even - or maybe especially - if you doubt your skill. I love to see what other people are making! Trying a new medium? Let me see! These are my favorite kinds of swap extras! ๐ŸŽจ

Do you make your own stamps, or have unique stamps that are your favorites? I'd love to receive stamped images from them! I've been making my own stickers using blank sticker seals and stamping them, maybe adding some paint or flat mixed media elements. If you make something like this I would love to see it! ๐Ÿค“

I enjoy Postcrossing, mixed media art/collage, iHanna handmade postcard swaps, daisy yellow index card a day, and other postal and paper crafts. โœ‚๏ธ

ยกAvid! postal swap participant. ๐Ÿ“ฌ

I went to a postcrossing meet up today (1/21/23) and have a nice stack of PCs signed by all the attendees. If you'd like me to include one in a swap, send me a message and let me know!

I have a herd of cats (5!) Three Siamese and two tabbies. Also feeding a cat my neighbors abandoned in November 2020. Update: I said goodbye to my sweet girl Lu (one of the tabbies) on Friday December 3rd, 2021. I feel like I've lost my shadow.

Postal swaps bring me a lot of joy while I'm physically limited. I'm a #spoonie dealing with a lot of chronic pain - fibromyalgia, spinal injury, degenerated disks and multiple other spinal and nerve problems, allergic response inflammatory arthritis, as well as a handful of other autoimmune issues. Unless you can relate, I'm not terribly interested in talking about it. #spoonies

My artistic background is in super 8 and 16mm film production, photography, and paper crafting of all kinds.๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ท

I have a dark leaning-think goth and not horror, green/plant/animal witch. I like somewhat grim oddities, like conjoined twins (human or animal), but not gore. ๐Ÿ–ค Bearded ladies, early 20th century sideshow and/or cirque du soleil type weirdos. ๐Ÿ–ค Emily Strange, Tim Burton (Vincent, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Alice, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, etc.), the old Beetlejuice animated series, Edward Gorey, Nikki McClure, CROWS!, black+red+white together, ghosts, bats, CATS!, coastal, nature. Alice in Wonderland, especially classic (pre-Disney) illustrations. I also like lil Bub, grumpy cat, sea creatures like whales, narwhals, manatees, otters, seahorses, octopuses, BIOLUMINESCENT critters! Gnomes, mushrooms, botanical, ferns, redwoods, and woodland critters. I'm a big nerd for fractals in nature. ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฆฆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿชด๐Ÿ„

Tintypes and daguerreotypes make me swoon, and postcard prints of them. I'm a big fan of unusual vintage photos or odd groupings of people and/or things, including vintage photos painted over with, say, a cheesy Halloween style bedsheet ghost. ๐Ÿ“ท

I'd love to receive Halloween themed postcards any time of year. I'd also love to receive stamped images from your favorite (especially vintage) Halloween stamps. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

I like coffee and coffee themed items like stickers, washi, postcards, stamps, etc. โ˜•

My grandma made circuit boards for the Space Shuttles, and I'd love to receive anything related to the NASA Space Shuttle programs. I especially like images of astronauts inside spacecraft or in space, real photos or any kind of art. ๐Ÿš€

The Jetsons (Rosey!), mid mod futuristic space art, and mid century images of humans in space intrigue me. ๐Ÿ›ธ

I'd love to receive What We Do In The Shadows fan art. Guillermo and Nadja are my favorite characters, but Nandor in workout clothes is also up there! ๐Ÿฆ‡

One of my main aesthetics is something I call evidence of time passing. Rust, moss, smooth stone, collapsed barns, abandoned places, nature reclaiming spaces previously occupied by humans, tree roots or vines growing over buildings, side cuts of sediment layers, what time does to human skin (think images of an elderly person's hand holding a child's hand). Evidence of time passing. ๐Ÿƒ

My brother and sister in law are major fans of all things tiki, so if you have fun tiki stuff to pass along to make things for them I'd love to receive it. ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ—ฟ

For tea swaps, I am allergic to ๐Ÿšซ cardamom (chai, etc.), hibiscus, lavender, and nuts aside from almonds ๐Ÿšซ, but anything else is fine. Do you have a favorite roasted green tea?๐Ÿซ–๐Ÿต

I am not a girly girl. I'm comfortable in a dress, but 've never used cosmetics (allergic, was never an option). I don't own a curling or flat iron. I am too low maintenance for that. Never liked pink things, copious frills or bling, hustle culture, or girl boss/girl power stuff. It's not my jam. On that note, I'm not here for socks, keychains, jewelry, cosmetics, food, etc. I prefer silver to gold, and have metal allergies (so, sterling or stainless). I'm not interested in any sports.

๐Ÿšซ I don't have a use for items geared toward very young people, parenting, reward stickers, or planner and journaling stickers. A snip of ribbon or lace or twine is nice on occasion, but I won't use yarn or fabric scraps. I have many allergies (seriously, over 200 known allergies), so I'm not interested in receiving cosmetics, pressed flowers, strongly scented items. I'm atheist and am not interested in receiving anything western religious/christian/deity themed. Honoring earth, others, and self is welcome. ๐Ÿšซ

Here's a fun article about a postcard collector you might enjoy: https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2023/01/09/1133372930/postcard-collector-donald-brown-amassed-hundreds-of-thousands-over-eight-decades

Favorite Books

The Secret Garden has been a favorite since I first began to read as a tiny tot. I've read Jane Eyre countless times. The Griffin and Sabine series makes me giddy. Marjane Satrapi and Michelle Tea graphic novels are keepers. More recently, The Night Circus was excellent enough to warrant a re-read. I read at least 4 books a month and am very fond of libraries and library apps.

Favorite Movies

City of Lost Children and True Stories are my top favorites.

Sing Street is leaving Netflix on January 31st and I highly recommend it.

I'll watch anything with Salma Hayek, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, Lea Seydoux, Franka Potente, Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, or John Goodman. Vincent Price!

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillermo del Toro, Wes Anderson, and Sophia Coppola are my favorite modern directors.

I studied German expressionist film, film production, photography, journalism/women in media, and literature. Double major, double minor. BA(IS)


simcoe54 rated for SSM: January Pick 5 postcards on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great batch of postcards and the unmarked stamp :)
Begokschaf rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: See Through Postcard on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your card! It travelled well. I hope that you had fun making it.
squince rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
Eulegirl rated for FTLOC#1-Tea time-US on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the teabags in the nice holder!
Response: Wow, did this just arrive?! It was sent last August!
susieq11 rated for Handmade Envelopes 01/2023 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the pretty envelopes - I love all the shades and patterns! And for the extras - envelope, stickers and labels! Happy you joined - thanks a lot! : )
Mistyinltown rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much, I love that rainbow striped washi. Also all the awesome skull stickers!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC! I love making gel plate and brayered papers! I use packing papers! They make perfect backgrounds and are easy to tear, once they are painted. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome! Do you think I should do another round of this swap? Have have several more made by someone else...do you? Drop me a message to reply.
AuntieBlythe rated for Postcards for Grief #2 on Jan 23, 2023
RaspberryRobot rated for Blind Envie Winter on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the amazing swap! The moon envelope is one of my favorite swap treasures ever!
coolcamaro rated for Postcards for Pet Grief on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Iโ€™m very sorry to hear about your little girl.
Comment: HI Kat! I was on vacation and your beautiful PC was waiting for me when I arrived home. Thx so much. - You know, dragonflies are one of my favs! Yes, looking forward to lazy spring days. They cannot come fast enough! Thx again. See ya round the postbox! Tama xx
Comment: i love the postcard you sent so much! daisies always make me smile :)
bpl76 rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you
riviwriter rated for UHM: January Pick-2 Happy Mail on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! I love your creativity and the beautiful things you sent <3
StephanieplusCharlotte rated for 30 Stickers #3 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of stickers. <3 I especially liked the cute cat ones.
Trevismom rated for UHM: Pretty Envelopes on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Hi Kat! Awesome envelopes! I love the blues! Thank you for the labels too! I always need those! Hope you had a great holiday! Happy New year! โค
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for letting me know about the show! I will try to make it. Also thank you for the fun selection of cards.

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

geekgirl1001000 on Dec 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for the RAK postcard! That was super sweet and I love it.

wolfeagle on Nov 28, 2022:

Thank you so much for the USA Mystery Supply Mail Art.

Heirloom on Aug 25, 2022:

Had to post this after reading your profile for an upcoming swap. My fav show, as well!

RiverTopanga on Aug 14, 2022:

So happy you liked the images. I'm a big believer in sharing art supplies. Enjoy!

DPClamavi on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you very much for the amazing RAK ! Your mail and kindness totally made my day โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

OrigamiGrace on Jun 14, 2022:

Just stopping by to say


From Cheap Postage Group:)

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

Rainydancer on Jun 22, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

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