Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2018 7:02 pm


Date Joined: July 17, 2016
Last Online: March 20, 2018
Birthday: June 18
Country: Canada
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About Me


(After I finish all my swaps, I'll be dwindling my max swaps to 2 so I can focus on other things!)

Hi! My name is Marci. I'm a Mexican/Filipino queer artist. I try hard to reconnect with my roots, especially through food--if you have stories to share about being Mexican or Filipino, I would love to hear them!

I'm 24 and I'm a manager for delivery drivers contracted to Canada Post. I've immigrated to Canada from the US (official since October 2016!) and every day I am grateful that I came to Canada. I came to Canada to be with my lovely wife, who always showers me with love and understanding.

I'm an avid reader--I like fantasy and books for young adults. I also read lots of comics--LOADS of them. I dream that one day people will love my comics just as much.

My hobbies are birdwatching, drawing, and playing games. I love to play with my 3 cats as well. Their names are Bees, Moth, and Jersey. I apologize if cat hair gets into anything I send out--I try to keep them away from my work space, but sometimes I miss something.

I tend to put a lot of effort into decorating and styling envelopes and postcards rather than putting in extras. I enjoy the generosity of people that do, and I will occasionally tuck an extra in if I have something on hand that I think someone will like, but it is not a big habit of mine! Don't feel obligated to tuck in for me, either.

I tend not to reply to my ratings lately! I have trouble keeping up and by the time I think, "I should do it!" a month has passed...but know I appreciate every single one!



🦉 Green anything
🦉 Succulents
🦉 Birds
🦉 Owls
🦉 Beautiful Food
🦉 Spooky Stuff
🦉 Scientific Illustration
🦉 Sakura patterns (my wife LOVES sakura blossoms!!)
🦉 Cats
🦉 Pokemon (especially Hoothoot, Noctowl, Rowlet, Dartrix, and Decidueye)


🦉 Monster Blood Tattoo
🦉 My Side of the Mountain
🦉 The Memoirs of Lady Trent
🦉 Wesley the Owl
🦉 White Fang
🦉 Discworld
🦉 Johnny Wander
🦉 Poppy O'Possum
🦉 anything by Junji Ito
🦉 My Hero Academia
🦉 Hunter x Hunter
🦉 One-Punch Man

TV Shows

🦉 Steven Universe
🦉 Over the Garden Wall
🦉 How to Train Your Dragon
🦉 Voltron
🦉 Brooklyn 99

Video Games

🦉 Legend of Zelda
🦉 Pokemon
🦉 Starbound
🦉 Mario Bros RPGs
🦉 Bioshock


🦉 KIT KATS (I collect as many flavours to try as I can!!)
🦉 Ramune candies
🦉 Limited edition/"special" candy is ALWAYS great!

Wishlist for Gift Swaps

🦉 Washi tape: I like bold patterns, metallics, owl-themed, plant-themed, feather-patterned, mail style, etc.
🦉 Used stamps. Don't feel bad if you don't decorate the envelope--I'll usually take the stamps and stickers off of these to use elsewhere!
🦉 Stickers: OWL STICKERS!! Or succulent themes! Birds, feathers, all those kind of goodies! Please no puffy stickers, though...
🦉 Teas: My favourites are green or herbal teas. I won't say no to loose leaf, either, as long as they're packaged carefully!

🦉 Owls 🦉


Okay, owls are so important to me that they get their own section. I love owls above and beyond anything and everything. I collect as many owl goodies as I can and I will also frequently send out owl-themed goods. My favourite owls are the Little Owl, Barn Owl, and the Snowy Owl. If you have ANYTHING owl-themed or you're short on something to write about--talk about owls! Draw an owl! I love owls!!



One ❌ I won't necessarily rate down for, but it's appreciated if you take note. Two ❌ is an absolute for me!!

❌❌ I am sensitive to heavy, flowery, or smokey scents due to my asthma. Eucalyptus also triggers my asthma.
❌❌ I am also allergic to most skin products! Oatmeal especially causes violent reactions in my skin, so I'd prefer not to have any skin products whatsoever...
❌❌ I also am not a fan of religious iconography of any sort. I have a bad history with religion and sometimes I have a bad reaction. Secular Christmas stuff is okay...I know "the reason for the season" but I celebrate as a tradition, not worship.
❌ I am not a fan of the taste of licorice or lemongrass in teas. I am also not really into minty teas.
❌ I'm also not huge on lollipops or sticky candies, but I wouldn't rate you down for that (I'll probably give them to my wife).
❌ I am not a big fan of white chocolate.
❌ PLEASE don't send any puffy stickers...I find that I have nowhere to put them, and they don't run through the postal machines very well.

You're Missing Something?

I take pictures and scan all of the ATCs that I send out, as well as anything else! Please message me if you are worried about something having been lost in the mail...I would like to share the ATC I drew for you no matter what!! I tend to send at the last moment, but I am hoping that I can get rid of this habit after my swap hiatus.

On the other hand--if you're missing a rating from me, please reach out and let me know! Things can take an extraordinarily long time to reach me here--I've received things four months after the end of a swap. I tend to give everyone the benefit of the doubt rather than rate a 1 and so far I have not been let down!!


angelasunshine3 rated for I Can Do This! Minizine on Mar 11, 2018
Suncloud rated for Doodle Me a Minizine - UPDATED on Nov 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful zine, envelope and stamps. I really enjoyed reading (and re-reading) the zine. It made my day.
MarianPater rated for Funky Envelope Friends on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelope and the letter end of course the minizines. I love everything, greetings Marian from the Netherlands
Comment: My apologies for rating so late! Thanks for the PC, great stamp too!!
seekingjoytoday rated for I Can Do This! Minizine on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: I LOVE your zine and yes, you can do it. Hang in there and one day at a time.
Artstamper rated for I Can Do This! Minizine on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: Love your illustrations in this zine and the way you expressed yourself with the background. Thank you for such a heartfelt zine!
Fabriqueen rated for 20 Questions - Email swap on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed getting to know you better! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you so much for another great swap send by you.
KSENiA rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed reading your log. I added Wolf Tower to my TBR list.
bblue rated for long-term Geek/Nerd penpals on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you - I'm going to have to look into some of the things you mentioned. PS you have beautiful handwriting.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing group of cards! I love how you made them fit together :) I really enjoyed looking through the little book!
Comment: Thanks for the great zine! I love that you used crayon on one spread. :)
seekingjoytoday rated for Teach Me Minizine on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: I love this zine and it's so crisp and cleanly folded! Thank you for sharing.
BluGinhm rated for Doodle Me a Minizine - UPDATED on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: What a very cool zine - so much to look at on every page! Thanks for sending it to me!
Comment: This is awesome! I would love to see one of these Kermodei bears in person!
Avhe rated for Teach Me Minizine on Oct 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your lovely zine! Happy swapping!
Comment: Wow great story - I think we can always "chalk" up our spooky experiences up to many thing, doesn't mean they aren't spooky! Thanks for sharing!!
xlogophile rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: I have so much respect for you, for the amount you read. I don't think I've ever read this many books within 3 months, even when I was still an avid book reader. Also Stargirl! I was thinking a couple of days ago about re-reading it <3
Comment: Thank you for the ATC's. I love your art work.

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esmy77 on Sep 11, 2017:

Thank you for the beautiful envelope

5 stamps on an envelope

Your profile art rocks!

snail mail by esmeralda3

dalbright on Dec 23, 2016:

Your web site/artwork amazes me! 😍

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