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StarryEyedOpossum

StarryEyedOpossum
Date Joined: August 11, 2018
Last Online: December 6, 2018
Birthday: February 24, 1990
Country: United States
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About Me

PLEASE scroll to the bottom of my profile for information regarding past profiles and flaked swaps

If you are my partner and don't want to risk any spoiled surprises, do NOT visit any of my Instagram profiles until your swap is received!

October 2018: I am taking a brief mental health hiatus as well as some time to work on my current commission commitments. I will be sending out all RAKs, tags, and swaps, as well as catching up on ratings and then I will be off of Swap-bot until November. Take care and don’t hesitate to message me if something is not received; I will be keeping an eye on my inbox.

Hello! I spend my days in a cubicle and my nights drawing silly pictures and playing with paper and stickers. I love dogs, OPOSSUMS!!!, indie music, books, paper crafting, and being as silly as possible. Kind of a weirdo, but I’m learning to embrace it.

I wrote and decorated letters a lot as a kid with penpals I found in online art communities (oekaki boards and DeviantArt mostly). It is something I’ve always really enjoyed. Themes, organization, and visual aesthetics really get me goin’! I love anything I can slap into my non-bujo. Stickers, washi tape, cut outs, etc.! I'm kinda sorta addicted to paper.

Personal Style

My favorite aesthetics and visual themes are:
πŸ’Œ Victorian Memento Mori
πŸ’Œ Kawaii (I do not care about brands as long as it fits the aesthetic and preferably wasn't manufactured or designed in the States)
πŸ’Œ Pastel/soft grunge
πŸ’Œ Retro futurism
πŸ’Œ Digiwave/Early 2000s digital nostalgia
πŸ’Œ Vaporwave
πŸ’Œ 90s nostalgia
πŸ’Œ Web 1.0
πŸ’Œ β€œAlternative” (modern witchy/goth)
πŸ’Œ Floral, trees, & plants
πŸ’Œ Cosmic/galaxy (but not astrology-centric)
πŸ’Œ Aliens/UFOs
πŸ’Œ Macabre and occult (some)
πŸ’Œ Art Deco
πŸ’Œ Vintage Disney Parks
πŸ’Œ Americana
πŸ’Œ Vintage anything, but especially fashion and advertisements
πŸ’Œ Wildlife, but particularly deer, opossums, raccoons, hedgehogs, rabbits, etc.
πŸ’Œ Anything involving dogs

Favorite colors:
πŸ’Œ Any and all pastels but particularly that sort of babydoll pink
πŸ’Œ Black and all shades of grey
πŸ’Œ I very much like the primary colors (red, yellow, & blue) when they are bold and paired together, especially with black accents
πŸ’Œ Black & white contrast

Themes within my own illustration work:
πŸ’Œ Body/fat positivity
πŸ’Œ Mental health awareness
πŸ’Œ A healthy dose of whimsy

Other random interests and things I like:
πŸ’Œ Social history
πŸ’Œ Psychology
πŸ’Œ True crime
πŸ’Œ Carl Sagan
πŸ’Œ Buckminster Fuller
πŸ’Œ Defunct Disney
πŸ’Œ Abandoned malls
πŸ’Œ Female illustrators
πŸ’Œ Mental health advocacy and awareness
πŸ’Œ Journaling
πŸ’Œ Animal rescue
πŸ’Œ Memory keeping
πŸ’Œ Organization
πŸ’Œ Indie music and good lyrics
πŸ’Œ Books, books, books!!
πŸ’Œ Tattoos

Art/Crafts I Enjoy Creating

πŸ’Œ Illustration (digital and traditional)
πŸ’Œ Diary comics
πŸ’Œ ATCs
πŸ’Œ Zines
πŸ’Œ Non-bullet journaling (like regular bujo but more neurotic and less pristine with some planner techniques sprinkled on top)
πŸ’Œ Any paper craft, really
πŸ’Œ Crochet (kinda but I'm not very good at all)
πŸ’Œ Fashion customization of any kind! Patches, pins, buttons - you name it.

Things I DON'T Like

Just a list of themes, imagery, aesthetics, whatever that just don't appeal to me and I have no interest incorporating into my art/crafts:
πŸ’Œ Faith-based and/or religious
πŸ’Œ Butterflies or any other insects. Not a huge fan of birds on things either but eh.
πŸ’Œ Overused, forced posivity type quotes. ("Live, Laugh, Love" - "Make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous" kinda stuff.)
πŸ’Œ Animal prints
πŸ’Œ Metallics/foil - especially gold
πŸ’Œ Beach/tropical/summer themes
πŸ’Œ Most fandom stuff. The only exceptions are Harry Potter and Disney Parks.
πŸ’Œ Traditional high fantasy (elves, fairies, dragons, etc.)
πŸ’Œ Reward/School/Kid/Pre-Teen things (Emojis, unicorns, cartoons, etc.)

Wishlist

πŸ’Œ Letter writing supplies, primarily stationary
πŸ’Œ Washi tape (samples are great!)
πŸ’Œ Stickers of all kinds
πŸ’Œ Envelopes of all sizes
πŸ’Œ Vintage fashion magazine cutouts
πŸ’Œ Pretty paper (Any size is lovely but I very much appreciate the large scrapbook types because I use them to make envelopes)
πŸ’Œ Anything featuring schnauzers or opossums
πŸ’Œ Pens! All colors, but preferably with fine tips
πŸ’Œ Planner accessories
πŸ’Œ Scrap paper, clippings, project leftovers - anything I can transform and repurpose! Note that this doesn’t mean trash
πŸ’Œ Basically anything made of paper. I'm really not picky as long as it's not something on my dislikes list
πŸ’Œ Blank ATCs
πŸ’Œ Vellum sheets
πŸ’Œ This is boring but I actually quite need some good glue (recommendations welcome too!)

Notes about my swaps

Just a couple of things worth noting about the way I swap and the kinds of things I swap.
Note: This is all just some "takin' care of business" kinda stuff and I promise I'm not this serious and pragmatic in regular conversation/letters, hahaha.

πŸ’Œ All of my ATCs are hand drawn and colored. I do not do collages or anything of the sort (there's nothing wrong with those though and I love receiving them - it's just not my preferred method of creating art). I will occasionally use stickers or washi to embellish but even then, they are used sparingly.

πŸ’Œ My local post office is only open during my working hours so all of my mailing is done after hours using their self-service kiosk. I've never had any trouble with it, nor have I had anything returned because it was inaccurate. However, this means that I can't buy pretty stamps at the moment. My envelopes are heavily decorated but they will be stamped using postage I print from the machine. I know some people don't like this but I don't really have any other options at the moment. I do hope to up my stamp game in the future.

πŸ’Œ In addition to the above, I mark my swaps as sent when I drop them in the box at the post office. My personal prime mailing hours are between 11pm and 2am so whatever I send may not be postmarked on the same day I marked it as sent. Please keep that in mind. I do tend to send well before the swap deadline though so hopefully it's not an issue.

πŸ’Œ I am a very laid back (not lazy, mind) swapper for the most part. I'm not going to get my feathers fluffed by postmarking discrepancies, ugly postage, or other tiny details like that. If you are going to be late on a swap, just communicate with me and there is a 100% chance I will be understanding and cool with it, unless I feel you're trying to take advantage of that. The only things I'm a bit of a stickler about are: non-communication, sloppy/lazy work, and not meeting the swap requirements.

πŸ’Œ If you don't receive a swap from me or don't receive a rating in a timely manner, MESSAGE ME. The only reason you wouldn't receive a swap without communication from me is because wires got crossed at the post office, in which case I will re-send ASAP. Just please message me first. As for rating, I always make it a point to rate (weren't we all taught to say "thank you" basically in infancy??) so if I haven't yet, it's just because I got caught up in something or I haven't received it. If a few weeks have passed without a rating, shoot me a message! This really doesn't ever happen, but still.

πŸ’Œ At the moment, I absolutely do not do high dollar or pricey postage swaps. They aren't in my budget, nor do I feel I need more "stuff" (other than papery goods to add to my ever growing stash).

πŸ’Œ In addition to the above, I'm very much a budget crafter. I grow my stash through bargain & clearance bins, flash sales, upcycling, dollar stores, and cheap overseas ePacket shopping. That being said, the stuff I have is not tacky, ugly, or low quality; I don't just buy junk because it's cheap. I'm very selective about the supplies I buy so most of the things I have look like they cost a lot more than what I actually spent. Most of my stuff was actually very pricey at one point but I snagged it on clearance or during a weekly sale. So don't worry - you won't be getting any trash in your mailbox.

πŸ’Œ I've started posting most of my swaps (both incoming and outgoing) on my various Instagram accounts. All addresses and personal info are censored, but if for some reason you're not comfortable with something you're sending or receiving being shared there, please message me and I will gladly withhold it. :)

Tag Tracking

Outgoing

πŸ’Œ Cheap postage tag - @manachai - Tagged on 10/3/2018 - Mailed 10/5/218

Incoming

πŸ’Œ Paper lovers tag - @bbsporty - Tagged on 10/2/2018 - Pending
πŸ’Œ Cheap postage tag - @NaomiRisa - Tagged on 10/2/2018 - Pending
πŸ’Œ Washi sample tag - @manachai - Tagged on 10/3/2018 - Pending

Transparency (Please read)

TRANSPARENCY: I have 2 previous profiles on this website; they are @zoiemo and @cemeteryparty and a cursory glance at them will reveal what looks like some flaked swaps before dropping off the planet. I'm not going to give you a detailed sob story because it doesn't matter. I'll just tell you that a) I was very young and b) my mental health was suffering.

What matters is that I am taking steps to make good. I have contacted the Admin to request that the profiles be merged; but it's my understanding that they are perhaps MIA at the moment. As for the flaked swaps, I've contacted the partners to request the opportunity to complete the swaps.

Please understand that I've returned to Swap-bot because I am a far more responsible and stable person at this point in my life. I'm making it a point to only seek out swaps that I have the time and resources to complete, and I'm avoiding multiple swaps of the same type within the same time window to prevent getting overwhelmed. I have made it a point to only join swaps I am 100% positive I can complete.

UPDATE: As of September 19, 2018, I have completed all the possible outstanding swaps. The partners have all confirmed receipt of my swaps and re-rated. There are only two unresolved swaps that are both on the @zoiemo profile. One is a 1 rating because it was never received and the other is a 3 rating that claims I did not meet the swap requirements; however, the users haven't logged on since 2013 and 2014, respectively. I have messaged them both and responded to the ratings and if they return to Swap-bot, I will resend. Still waiting on response from the Admin about merging profiles.

Ratings

bblue rated for Happy Mail on Feb 26, 2019
1
rating
Comment: I think you've left the site. If you ever come back and send this swap, I will gladly change your rating!
LilyPuBear rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Nov 8, 2018
5
rating
 
naturenerd3 rated for Outerspace ATCs on Oct 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. I love what you did. I'm very impressed with your lettering. That's not something I can do at all.
Response: Thank you! I enjoyed making it a lot so I’m very glad you liked it. :)
arimails rated for Outerspace ATCs on Oct 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I love love love this ATC! Super cute matching note card and envelope as well. Thanks, such a great addition to my ATC collection :)
Response: Thank you! I’m really glad you liked it. I had a lot of fun with that one!
skinny52 rated for Haiku&Surprise! #3 on Oct 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: So beautifully put together, the extra surprise is perfect!
Response: Thank you. :) I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
kfaye rated for Hello Kitty ATC on Oct 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Awe, so cute. Thank you :)
Response: You’re so welcome!
5
rating
Comment: Such beautiful washi! Thank you for picking ones that you know I'd like. I'd LOVE to swap with you again, I'm crazy about that llama and type writer washi πŸ€—
Response: I’m so glad I could pick some good ones! I love the llama one too. 😊 I’d love to swap again sometime!
Fabriqueen rated for Let's Swap! (From our stash) on Oct 1, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies you sent for me! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're so welcome! I hope you can put them to good use. :)
counrtygirl rated for Love Yourself #3 on Sep 27, 2018
5
rating
 
ariestess rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 24, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Definitely some old faves and some new stuff to check out in Spotify! Also, sorry for the late rate, I've been on vacation the last couple weeks and busier than I'd thought.
5
rating
Comment: What an amazing Mother you have. I wish we all could be so lucky. Her advice is priceless. Thank you for sharing.
Response: I am very, very blessed to have her.
bluecrayons rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 9, 2018
5
rating
 
beckyrosalie rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 9, 2018
5
rating
 
jenidleman rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 7, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I also appreciate great lyrics. :)
Sashaanne rated for Washi Tape Swap Newbies Welcome on Aug 28, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much!! I loved the cat stickers you sent with the washi tape!!! :D
Response: I’m so glad you liked them! :) Those sushi ones cracked me up so I love sharing them with cat people.
craftykat68 rated for Dark ATC Swap on Aug 26, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi and I love the Atc card it's so different an unique!!Love the colors.Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m so glad you liked it. :) I had a lot of fun drawing it.
Chrissiemeade85 rated for One Stamp Happy Mail #1 on Aug 24, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I loved it just got it today but loved it thank u so much
Response: So glad you enjoyed it. :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.7647 12 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
13 16 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 9 3 0
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Currently In

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Comments

tcornell on Feb 8, 2019:

otterHello

HaoHaoHao on Dec 26, 2018:

Hello!

I tagged you for planner themed washi in the public forum and have not received anything.

Please send me a message the next time you log on.

Thank you!

jeka396 on Dec 5, 2018:

Tagged you for the Newbie Helpers list em and pick em tag on Oct 13th but never received.

manachai on Nov 3, 2018:

Thank you for the cheap postage tag swap! I loved everything you sent and the little mail folder it came in was so lovely! I've kept the mail folder in my TN as a folder as I loved all the papers you used! I hope the washi I've sent to you arrives soon <3

daydreamer47 on Oct 18, 2018:

Hi Zoie! Just wanted to let ya know that I got most of those washi tapes from Etsy. Such a better variety than craft stores.

SeleneW on Oct 10, 2018:

My pleasure! I am glad you enjoyed the tag :)

JuneRosebud on Oct 9, 2018:

Thank you for the Happy Mail RAK=)

glennasgarden on Oct 7, 2018:

I received your practice happy mail RAK from you. I love it! Thank you so very much for sending it to me~

Katja on Oct 3, 2018:

Hi, I just received your Practice Happy Mail RAK. I really like everything you sent me :) Thank you so much!!

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