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Mpatrick18

Mpatrick18
Date Joined: December 5, 2018
Last Online: February 9, 2020
Birthday: January 8
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a 32 year old in the US. I'm a writer, dancer, teacher, and artist.

I have 6 animals (2 dogs and 4 cats) at home. I can speak Latin and English fairly well and Spanish and Arabic less so. I am currently working on improving my Arabic and adding Mandarin Chinese and French.

Favorite Music

My mom says that I truly have an "eclectic" taste in music. I love Irish music and classical music as well as classic rock, K-pop, R-rock, and EDM.

My favourite artists include Enya, Big Bang, Tchaikovsky, Natalie MacMaster, David Bowie, the High Kings, ....

Favorite Books

I am a huge fan of the Wizard of Oz series, Harry Potter, and anything by Tana French.

I am a fan of scary stories, legends, and mysteries.

Crafts and Style

I am currently working on bettering my water colour skills. It is something my dad has done since I was little and it is something I've always wanted to do. I am fascinated with colour and how to change it and play with it.

I keep a bullet journal fairly regularly and I really enjoy creating and filling it with writing, art, and a variety of deco. For 2019 I am using a vegan Dingbat's A5+. For 2020, I will be using the same type of notebook.

I think my "style" probably tends towards a softer, more vintage look. I like to use colour themes for my spreads, but I am learning to experiment more. I have recently fallen in love with copper and rose gold and they are the overall themes for my bullet journal this year.

I love unique finds and get most of my goodies and supplies from a variety of places. I do get some interesting pieces from thrift, and antique stores (mostly older paper and things like that). I also enjoy exploring our local Dollar Trees. I have found their stationary to be of varying quality, but fun to explore. I also get a good deal of my regular supplies from Michael's, Etsy, and three subscription boxes from the US and Japan. I say all this to say... I enjoy having a variety of things to use from mixed media art to study notes to my bullet journal to my happy mail letters and packages.

Likes and Dislikes

Likes

  • animals (of every shape, size, and type) but my favourites are the owl, squid and octopus, wolf, and sloth
  • music
  • water colour
  • purples, blues, and greens
  • rose gold and copper
  • tea and coffee
  • coins
  • winter and snow
  • storms
  • postcards
  • stories :)
  • languages
  • trees and nature
  • the ocean
  • citris smells

Dislikes

  • avocado.... it makes me sick and I am bitter about its popularity. :)
  • bright pink, but not so much that I despise it.

I'm sure there is more, but I'm really not anti-much... except aforementioned avocado.

Tidbits and Updates

I decided to add this section for things that are "in the moment" about me. I recently started exchanging with a new pen friend and we discussed, rather than swapping general info about each other, to send what we had and we'd discuss updates to our happy mail after. I thought it was a nifty idea and thought I'd share some incidentals with everyone here:

  • I am always in school. I am currently enrolled in my second Master's program. Sticky notes run in abundance in my craft room, by my computer, in my bags... everywhere. I never say no to sticky notes. I prefer ones made from regular paper (not the plastic type stuff) so I can write and highlight on them.

  • I swap, send happy mail, letters, and I participate in postcrossings. So, I keep A LOT of postcards on hand and paper. I like to have a wide variety and am always asking people to bring me back blank ones from their travels.

  • I love music and playlists. I recently started making spotify playlists for my siblings (who live in other states) to send as part of care packages for them. I'd LOVE to hear your music recommendations.

  • we are currently watching The Blacklist, NCIS, and The Good Place, I love mystery shows and horror shows. We LOVED The Haunting of Hill House and can't wait until Season 2.

ABC Likes

I saw this on someone else's profile and it seemed like a good idea:

A: autumn, animals

B: books, board games, Beltane, beach

C: coffee, cats, crafts, cephalopods, calligraphy

D. dogs,

E. enamel pins, Equinox

F: fish, First Nations stories and history

G:

H: Halloween, holo, horror

I: Imbolc, Indigenous history and stories, Ireland, Irish music, Italy

J: Journaling,

K:

L: Lughnasadh, Latvia, Loch Ness

M: music, movies, mountains, mystical, monsters

N: native histories and stories

O: ocean, octopus

P: postcards, planets, pens

Q:

R: rainbow,

S: stickers, stationery, Star Wars, Samhain, scary stories, stars, sharks, squid, Scotland

T. trees, thunderstorms,

U: unicorns

V:

W: water

X:

Y:

Z:

Ratings

mamameshach rated for Solstice DeStash on Jan 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for items
Response: It was sent out and should have arrived last week. I will make another one this week and send it. I am sorry it didn't arrive!
dorcii rated for Magical Bits Envie INTL #1 on Jan 8, 2020
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your lovely package :)
PenPaperPostage rated for Magical Bits Envie INTL #1 on Jan 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute minion stickers!!! Perfect size for postcards! The pickle stickers are awesome too but I'll keep those for notes to my BF...he will love those.
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Comment: Thank you for the Washi and the extras
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the washi and the extras!
aero rated for Postcards With a Prompt #35 - US Only on Apr 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the post card ! Don't forget to put your name and swap name on the card!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. :)
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Comment: Really nicely put together, I like the idea of creating the flip book with cards. Thank you so much for the goodies, the washi are super cute. Have a great day!
ahnlynn rated for Just Randomness on Mar 16, 2019
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Comment: I got it! I love all the stickers! Thank you so much!
DreZee rated for Washi swap on Mar 15, 2019
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Comment: Lovely samples! Beautiful packaging. Also, thanks for the extra goodies!
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Comment: Thanks for the envelope. The goodies inside did make my day brighter!
elliecf rated for Page 33 Postcard Swap on Mar 6, 2019
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Comment: Very pretty stamps! Thank you!!
PrettyAlice rated for Mystery Swap #2 USA on Feb 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
crochetjunkie rated for Easy Washi Swap on Feb 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice washi!
skyline rated for lists of 5 swap-snail mail version on Feb 22, 2019
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Comment: Thanks
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I love the Henry Tudor card, thanks. I couldn't find you on Instagram!
abcdefgxyz12367985 rated for Mystery Swap #2 USA on Feb 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Corina rated for First & Last Lines No. 9 on Feb 18, 2019
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Comment: This book seems funny and fun, never would've found it without your postcard, also love the postcard!
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Comment: Thanks for the illustrated cow card! I love it! Didn't know you sent it for this swap until I checked your name since you didn't include the swap name and your username. Luckily you wrote your name on the card :)
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