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Sparrowlings

Sparrowlings
Date Joined: September 4, 2019
Last Online: March 31, 2020
Birthday: March 7, 1998
Country: United States
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Updates

3/31/20: There was a rash of mail thefts in my area, so if you have not received your swap, please message me!! I will do my best to correct it/resend immediately. Happy swapping!

Welcome!

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Hi!! I'm Milo, and I've fallen deeply in love with swaps and mail art! I am 21 years old and use he/him pronouns.

I work at an ice skating rink in the marketing department :D I'm wildly busy all the time, so snail mail is my relief at the end of a long day. I have several pen pals that I keep up very regularly, and we exchange extras- but I love swaps for the sake of swaps!

Please read my dislikes at the bottom of my profile. They include triggers.

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Favorite Media

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Books

I like books and writing with a lot of vivid imagery. I don’t read too much anymore, but I reread these constantly!

  • "I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson

  • "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sáenz!

Queer literature in general has my heart, and I love a good romance, or any story with magic. YA novels never lost their glamour for me!

I also love poetry anthologies! Anything with vivid imagery is wonderful, and I also like Shakespeare :) My favorite poems are “The Eighth of September by Pablo Neruda, and “A Primer for the Small Weird Loves” by Richard Siken (tw for violence!).

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Podcasts

I listen to a ton!! I’ll gladly take recommendations, and I could talk about them for ages :)

  • My Brother, My Brother and Me
  • The Adventure Zone
  • Within the Wires
  • The Big Loop
  • Limetown

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Movies

I don't watch as many movies or tv shows as I would like, because I never have the time, but anything with beautiful visuals is always awesome to watch! I'm very aesthetic-oriented.

  • Anything Ghibli! My favorite is "My Neighbor Totoro", it makes me so happy every time I watch it :D They're all indulgent movies, but I have so much Totoro stationery, and I'm always open to more!

  • "It's Such a Beautiful Day" is also really amazing, I think it's a really interesting way to use animation. I rewatch it every once in a while because it's so awesome!

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Favorites/Aesthetics (Please send!):

  • I love all stationery!!! Memo pads, washi tapes, stickers, you name it! Some of my favorites are:*

  • Washi! I like layering washi in my collages/spreads, so I don’t like the waxy/thick ones too much- but I love any with pretty designs!

  • Botanical designs- especially things reminiscent of field guides and scientific illustrations. Kraft paper is also nice!

  • Lemons!! I like any watercolor-style fruit, really, but I adore lemons in any form, including dessert!

  • Really delicate designs and stickers - I love gentle aesthetics, and they're always so fun to combine with other things. I'll always take that over neons or harsh designs!

  • Grid designs!!! Any grid tapes and memo sheets, I love the design so much!

  • The moon and stars- I adore moon aesthetics, tarot, along with anything witch-related! I'm gathering my courage to start adding to that collection :D

  • My favorite color is pale blue, it’s always so calming :) I also really like yellow! It's so cheerful, I just painted my room yellow!

  • Decorated envelopes!! I have Informed Delivery, so every morning I get pictures of the mail I receive in the evening. Decorated mail keeps me excited all day to get my mail!! They make me so happy :)

  • Handmade items! I adore new stationery, but I love crafts and items that people put a lot of love into! Hand bound books, mini collages, folders, tags, stickers, everything!

  • Flipbooks!! I have so much fun building them, and it’s so sweet to receive them as well :D

  • Current collections! Right now I'm collecting fortunes from fortune cookies!! I LOVE them, they’re so lovely in collages. These would make me super happy!!!

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Art I Make

I love any sort of journaling and collaging! I've absolutely fallen in love with ATCs, I've started that including them in all my pen pal letters :D

For stand-alone art, I do a lot of watercolor and liquid ink paintings, but I also do a lot of digital art. It's a good mix, but mostly two dimensional. I recently got a goache set that I’m excited to mess around with!

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Dislikes :(

  • Reward and teacher items. I also have trouble fitting them into my collages.

  • Glittery items/loose glitter. Iridescent/shimmery things are fine, though!

  • Hello Kitty stickers and emoji stickers. That sounds like a weird request, but I have so many of both of these, it's ridiculous. I love hello kitty, but I have a limit, and apparently I've hit it!

  • Anything licorice flavored. It makes me really nauseous.

  • Confetti, charms, bling. I really only ever use flat items when I journal, I don't have the time to craft very often... I just don't use these items, and rarely enter swaps where I can pass them along.

  • Transphobic, homophobic, racist, etc. content. For obvious reasons. I try to keep it light!

  • Religious themed items. I have PTSD, this is a trigger.

  • America themed items. American flags, service themed items, anything related to it. This is also a trigger for me.

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A Final Note:

I Pledge to Rate

Because I'm always busy, I sometimes forget to rate when I receive my mail (because I open it away from my computer). I absolutely want to rate everyone, my memory is just terrible sometimes -_-'

If you sent me a swap and haven't been rated, feel free to reach out to me to ask me to rate!!

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Ratings

Jamnj rated for Sticker Zipper Bag Book #2 on Mar 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for thee little sticker book. I love the stickers!! Bs safe!
Response: I'm glad you liked it!!! You stay safe as well <3
Emmyxxoo rated for Stickers and a Sketch - March on Mar 27, 2020
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Comment: i loved my sketch! thank you so much. did u use watercolors? i also loved the journal. I will be using it to put all of my passwords in it...i needed one so thank you very much!!! I also enjoyed your note...its good to hear from someone else other than the ppl in this out...im getting antsy!!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!!! It's watercolors, yes, with plain black ink over it! I'm getting antsy too... hopefully this will pass quickly! Happy swapping <3
MailArtbyJac rated for Sticker Zipper Bag Book #2 on Mar 27, 2020
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Comment: Book came out great. Liked the envelope as well.
Larina rated for Collage Art #1 on Mar 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely collage, I love it!
Response: I'm glad you liked it, it was a lot of fun to make!!
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Comment: Thank you so much!! I have not read that book, it was on my list. So thank you! Everything was perfect! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked your swap(s)!!! I hadn't thought about that book in a while, it was nice revisiting it :D Happy swapping!! <3
Autist rated for Mori-Girl FUNTASTIC Swap on Mar 25, 2020
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Comment: What the most lovey swap!! Everything was beautiful and the presentation was amazing! Thank you for taking my needs and sensitivity into consideration! Completely a great swap!
ymasophie rated for Sticker Zipper Bag Book on Mar 21, 2020
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Comment: Wow I love the stickers, and the album is so pretty! Thank you so much for the effort put in. Seeing your wax seal is making me think about getting a wax seal set too!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the stickers!!! Wax seals are a lot of fun, absolutely try it out!! :D
sleepingrover2010 rated for Poem Please on Mar 12, 2020
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Comment: Hi Milo, Thank you so much for sharing so many of your ideas about this poem by Pablo Neruda. Your guidance on how to read it was helpful to me and it enriched my reading of "The Eighth of September." Your presentation of the poem was also very thoughtful and I will lead me to add this poem to my Poetry Collection.Your letter was also wonderful. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: I'm so glad you liked the poem!!! It's one of my favorites, as you know. Happy swapping!
amccracken109 rated for 1 Page Letter #4 on Mar 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet letter and paper. I love getting little letters, too!
Nnd482 rated for Folded or Not Notecard Swap #6 USA on Mar 6, 2020
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Comment: Love the notecard and your lettering!! Ty for all the goodies! Kids will love the reward stickers
Response: I’m glad you liked it!!!! Happy swapping :)
wanderluster rated for March birthday swap on Mar 5, 2020
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Comment: Your card was TRUELY an amazing moment in our household!!! It came on the EXACT SAY of my moms birthday (i signed up for her) and she was just so touched it almost brought tears to my eyes!! She wanted me to tell you that “Milo” was the original name of our beloved golden retriever, whom we later renamed Sonny. Anyway, thank you so much for a very special family birthday moment, you rock!!!
Response: I’m so glad!!!!! I love neat moments like that, it’s what makes swapping so amazing :D I’m glad I could make your family’s day a little brighter!!
sbr9000 rated for Folded or Not Notecard Swap #6 USA on Mar 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the swag.
gagirl828 rated for Blind Date With A Book on Mar 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! You couldn't have picked a better book for me. I can't wait to read it. And I loved the deals and the extras. I'd give you more hearts but it will only let me do 1. :)
Response: I’m so glad you liked it!!!!! I felt like I was really going out on a limb with a romance novel like that 😅 I had a lot of fun packaging it up. Hope to see you in the mail soon!!
Kts6girl rated for Stickers and Leap Year on Mar 4, 2020
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Comment: thanks so much for my stickers!!! what did you use to write HELLO KATIE at the top?! That is so cool !!!!!!
Response: I’m so glad you liked the stickers!!!! I don’t quite remember the way I wrote it, but most of the time I write names/do my lettering with Tombow dual brush pens! They feel really great :)
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Comment: Thanks for the washi samples, notecard, and papers.
LadyLore rated for Stickers and a Poem on Feb 20, 2020
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Comment: I absolutely loved your letter! Your handwriting is amazing, the stickers are adorable and the poem was lovely! It definitely made my day! And that's so cool that you love D&D too! Let me know if you're ever looking for another penpal or just want to talk about our campaign adventures! Have a great day!
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thank you very much for the letter! I really enjoyed reading it! Smiled a few times as well! Thank you again for the letter!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it!!! Hope to see you in the mail soon <3
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Comment: Thanks so much for the stories I’ll pass them along.
pammie rated for Fast Blind Swap 8 on Jan 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you

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Comments

Moxieroe on Feb 3, 2020:

Thank you so much for angeling the space themed happy mail. It's wonderful! I really love the envelope, washi, and stickers. And I'm so sorry about your dog. I had a cat when I was a kid and she was everything to me. When she passed I was absolutely devastated. It's really the worst feeling. But I did give each of my kitties kisses for you. :)

michlove on Dec 5, 2019:

Thank you so very much for all the profile tips and info. It was way above and beyond. <3

Poohtat on Nov 17, 2019:

Thank you for a lovely swap.

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