Swap-bot Time: October 3, 2022 7:30 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2016
Last Online: October 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.


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.
InstaTangle rated for ZZ: 'Yin Yang' 🏵 on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: I love what you did on this Yin Yang, it is so pretty, I need a min to see what I am going to do with it. Thank you and thank you for the extra tile,
Allegrae rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #111 on Aug 30, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card to finish & the lovely die-cuts!
ariestess rated for TUT ~ It's A String Thing #241 on Aug 27, 2022
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for this gorgeous tile! I can't stop staring at it!
Comment: Thank you for this great tile. I like how you used several versions and the way you used the color was so nice! I also loved the note card, it would be a great Halloween card. Always a pleasure receiving from you.
PrairieKittin rated for TUT~ Put a gem on it! on Aug 26, 2022
Comment: Wow!! This is an awesome tile!! I love it! Thank you!!
Sofiekemieke rated for ZZ: Zentangle Border Work 🌻 on Aug 21, 2022
Comment: Hi Cecily, thank you for sending me the tile by email because I did not receive your package by post. I m so very happy to see it and so very happy with this. Can you please tell me what is the name of the pattern so I can try to remake and finish it just for fun and when I find my energie as you know. But I really love it and love to try it off course. Lot's of love and huggs Sofie
Response: That's ["yolo"](https://tanglepatterns.com/2022/04/how-to-draw-yolo.html). Thank you.
Comment: Wow! I love this one!! Thank you!
PrairieKittin rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass R8 on Aug 16, 2022
Comment: Love the color. I'm going to have fun with this one!
PrairieKittin rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard on Aug 16, 2022
Comment: Flowers! This looks fun!! Thanks!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Collaboration Puzzle Fun #2 on Aug 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the roses.
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful swap! I love, love, love the papers you made! Wasn't it fun to learn a new way of using paper to make a minibook? Thanks too for wrapping this swap in waxed paper. I could tell the envelope has been wet, but the little book was fine. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm going to save the other one for the next Zine Go Round swap. The strings you chose look like they are going to be fun! I'm doing String #6.
Response: That's my lucky number! I'm sure you'll do a splendid job.
lrm1980 rated for Mini Art Journal Go-Round #2 on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sending your awesome mini art zine to work in, and for the lovely drawing! (Zentangle?)

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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 😃

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. ❤️ - 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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