I collect hand drawn artist trading cards and unique/welldone collages. I try to join/host as many ATC swaps on swap-bot and Atcsforall as possible since that's one of my enjoyments. I'm usually up for a personal trade if you're part of any of those art communities.
ACEO/ATC's/Original hand drawn artwork.
Any Zines you've made or would like to pass along.
Short stories/poetry (If you have any you've written and want to share, I'd be happy to read them!) (I write them as well so I'd love to trade!)
Any postcards you'd personally love to receive in return.
Collage/scrapbooking items, diecuts, and anything to make Zines with.
Stationery, notecards with envelopes, cute business cards, blank postcards, used international postage stamps, foreign money, novelty/tourist bills, kawaii human memo sheets or letter sets.
Stickers (My guilty pleasure.)
Video games (RPG's and story type games.)
Mobile/Cellphone games (Time management games are one of my guilty pleasures.)
Comment: Thank you for the "Reversed" zine. I love ravens, and the words go so well with that image we have of them. That open ending with the question is a nice touch too. (We have a nest of ravens in the trees behind the house, and I think I'm the only one in the neighbourhood that's happy about it !)
Comment: I got the swap. Thanks. Harsh Goodbyes. Great title. The zine was very thought provoking. My daughter's best friend of 4 years one day just cut my daughter off. It was terribly painful. Seeing her former BF every day of high school and the former friend looking right through her. My daughter had NO IDEA what she had done to merit this. She wracked her brain trying to think would could have caused this. It was a paiful growing experience and I still wonder what happened.
Response: That's such a terrible experience to have to go through. I understand what she's feeling... I had someone who was my best friend cut ties with me after almost 11 years and it's devastating. I miss her every single day since she was a big part of my life as we always did everything together like twins. We had four mild fights in our entire friendship that were cleared up within' minutes, and I have no real logical explanation as to why she abruptly cut ties with me. I hope she finds happiness, because I have.
Comment: Fake Friendships reminded me of how difficult any sort of relationship can be, where the needs and expectations of one party doesn't always line up with someone else's. It has a lot of punch, like most of you work. That open question at the end invites self-reflection.
Response: It matches what I went through with someone back in March. Lots to reflect on, that's for sure. Never give someone 100% of yourself because then you realize the entire time you neglected your own wellbeing for them.