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fishsteak

fishsteak
Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: August 14, 2018
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States
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ATCs and My Other Art
Amazon Book Wishlist
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⋆ I am a responsible swapper; I rate and send promptly. Please message me if there are any problems (postage due, damaged mail, possibly lost mail, etc.).

A little about me:
I'm from California and I love cats, food, and traveling. I like learning about other cultures and regions so if you don't know what to write in a swap, tell me something about your local area!

I'm trying to get back into traditional art, especially with watercolor. If you have any paint brush/palette recommendations, let me know! You can see some of my old ATCs and other art here. Normally I do digital art.

Likes:

(Honestly, you can skip this section. I like a lot of things...)

⋆ my favorite themes include: cats, outer space, Japan, Alice in Wonderland, Studio Ghibli, Moomin, fairytale, pin-up, illustrations, mythology, science
⋆ assorted things I like: the Golden Gate Bridge, cats, fountain pens, Flow magazine, pretty stickers, hot air balloons, graphic novels/comic books, sakura (cherry blossoms), patterned bandages, aerogrammes/postalettes, typewriters, trains, mountains, Japanese/Taiwanese washi tape, wax seals, calligraphy, mail art, watercolors, long staircases, architecture and design, blackout poetry, FriXion pens, Gelly Roll pens, cute/soft stuffed toys
⋆ I don't take offense easily and I like puns, sarcasm, satire, parody, and generally offensive humor.
⋆ I collect and use mint stamps.

Postcard Info:

⋆ If I'm in a swap for naked postcards, I'd love a tourist postcard from your area with a nice message! I generally collect unwritten non-tourist postcards unless I'm in a swap that specifies otherwise.
⋆ Likes: Nouvelles Images multiples, Inge Look, Lali riddle, gotochi, square, 3D, interesting material, neat postmarks and stamps, illustrated cards, vintage travel poster, maxi cards
⋆ Specific postcard wishlists/favorites: one and two
⋆ I prefer tourist view cards written and stamped from place of origin (postcards sent while on vacation are my favorite).

Things I Can Always Use:

⋆ unused postage
⋆ envelopes bigger than 4" x 6"
⋆ sturdy ATC blanks and sleeves
⋆ watercolor supplies

Dislikes:

⋆ religious paraphernalia/religious sentiment
⋆ random junk/loose bits and scraps of paper
⋆ ephemera (not technically a dislike, just that I have too much and I can't use them quick enough)
⋆ dystopian novels with romance in them
⋆ friendship books/label bags/etc.

Favorite Books:

Calvin and Hobbes, Chew (comic book), Moribito (series), The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, anything by Terry Pratchett

Favorite Crafts:

I love altered/upcycled art and I would love to receive any well-made craft. I am a huge fan of watercolor art, letterpress, silkscreening, and mail art.

Favorite Videogames:

Rune Factory, Professor Layton, Touch Detective, Pokemon, Fallout, Bioshock

Favorite Stationery Brands:

Sakura of Japan, mt Japan, Pilot, Cavallini & Co., Papaya, Rifle Paper Co., Paperchase, Chronicle Books, Q-Lia, Mind Wave, Green-Inspired, Paper Source, Punch Studios, Moleskine

Favorite Characters:

Snoopy, Danbo, Nameko, Gudetama, Totoro, Jiji, Paddington Bear, Peter Rabbit, classic Winnie the Pooh, Soos from Gravity Falls

Favorite Artists:

Roy Tabora, Thomas Kinkade, James Coleman, Alphonse Mucha, Leonid Afremov, Sarah Gibb

Here's some art I did:

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Ratings

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susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Profile Related on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: I love the envelope you made and all the fun stamps too!!! Thanks for the awesome stickers and Venus and poodle postcards! Looks like mine (well they’re not that floofy!) Thank you so much for joining and I’m happy you were my partner. : D
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Comment: Yay, they're here - thank you, will enjoy having these in my growing collection! Just looked at your "old" art - wow, LOVE the Paris and Dubai pc's!
Response: Thanks for setting up with the swap with me! Glad you like some of my art. :)
DorothyH rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail August 2018 on Aug 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Fiona, love the clear stickers and ALWAYS have a use for washi tape. Hope you aren't being choked out by all the smoke from fires, we have a bit here but not too bad. Good luck on your travels - sounds like you have a GREAT start - I want to go to Norway!
Poohtat rated for UHM Profile based Happy Mail JULY on Aug 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! I love the frog ATC!
Response: Glad you liked the ATC! It was my first time trying to draw frogs.
Whovian487 rated for OSS: Postcard Plus #2 on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the Alaskan fact and cool jumping 🐠 card. 😀
ContraryHousewife rated for UHM: Cat Postcard Swap on Jul 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! Yes, they are super soft and I love to snuggle with them, too.
LahDeeDah rated for FS: Senders Choice ATC on Jul 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the interesting ATC. I really like your shaker idea. Even without the glitter the little window is very effective. It gave your piece a lot of depth. I like it a lot! Happy swapping :-)
Response: Glad you liked it! I'm always looking for new techniques to try out.
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Comment: Hi Fiona Thanks for the great letter about your summer and the lovely washi tapes, stickers and kitty image!! Loved all of it. It has been very HOT and HUMID here this summer also in southern Illinois. Now we are getting a break, low humidity and in the 80's!! :) Thanks for a great swap! :)
Response: You're welcome! Now if only Southern California would cool down a little...It feels like we're in one long heatwave!
Hugsie86 rated for Represent country 7 on Jul 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for everything! I particularly loved the postcard and the stamps :-)
Cgscdy rated for ATC - Free Themed #131 (USA) on Jul 17, 2018
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Comment: Ty for the lovely Alice card!
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Comment: Fiona.....I love your name btw. I absolutely love everything you sent down to the tiniest of stamps. Can’t wait to read the book, the Flamingo Stationery was a nice touch too. You sent so much and I love it all.
Response: So glad you did! It was really fun picking everything out for you. :)
DeAnnaVarela rated for ATC - Free Themed #123 (USA) on Jul 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Fiona for the fabulous hand drawn ATC and cool card. I love it! XO, D
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Comment: Thanks
mgallardo68 rated for FS: Mail Art with Flat Surprise on Apr 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much dear Fiona, this is a beautiful swap. The postcards are amazing (I love that vintage look too so you nailed it) and so the other goodies. Lovely note paper too!! ♥♥♥
glennasgarden rated for SMSUSA: Me in 3 on Mar 2, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for everything you sent me!
Stargazer008 rated for FREE/AD pc jan on Feb 9, 2018
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Comment: Oh what a pretty cool adcard! A perfect match: I love to wander around & gelato! Well at the moment it is far too cold for ice cream - but spring is here soon!!! And now enjoy the weekend!
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Comment: So sorry again for the delayed rating...I have had that happen before :( I love all the fun patriotic goodies you sent and the awesome book mark...winter is when I get to read more. Currently reading me a good mystery! I love the springy drawings on the outside of the envelope..Thanks for a fun swap!...Charlene
TC rated for FS: Match Your Stamp Mail Art + Letter on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: What a fun envelope, and I can't believe you even had washi tape that matched your theme. :) Great letter. I hate to tell you this, but time moves even faster the older you get. Thanks for joining the swap!
WayUpInAlaska rated for Doodle me a face! PC US #2 on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Love the card and the doodles!! The fluffy dog one is cute!! :) great doodles :) Thank you for joining! Will be posting a new one shortly :)

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Comments

susieq11 on Aug 13, 2018:

Thanks so much for the postcards from the Pick Two! Tag, I love them! : )

Heirloom on Aug 7, 2018:

You're so...

for the RAK! :-)

CajunLady on Jul 19, 2018:

Received the Amazon wishlist RAK yesterday! Thank you much!

DarkSkullMistress42 on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank you for the goodies for my wish in AATW. They are great!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank you for the Amazon Wishlist RAK! I can't wait to use the Tombow markers. I was so surprised to receive them. I'm so appreciative.

Also, thank you for the AATW July wish. The random envie is super cool. I especially love your self made stickers. I have a "sticker garden" underneath my loft bed and that's where these lovelies are going for sure. Thank you so much for being so thoughtful. You're the greatest!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 7, 2018:

Thank you so much for the opossum and cat ATC’s! They are too cute! You did an excellent job on both. I ❤️ them.

sabbysteg on Dec 24, 2017:

Thanks for the cute toast pin!

kiddomerriweather on Dec 21, 2017:

Thank you so much for the amazing December AATW wish! I’m a HUGE enamel pin collector! I don’t know if I’ve even added it to my profile yet. I shudder to think how much $ I’ve spent on pins in the past year. I’ve got 2 8x10 frames with the glass/backs taken out and plastic canvas glued in. Both of those are full. I have 2 6x18 stretched canvases and one of those is full, the other is 1/3 full. On Instagram, a bunch of independent artists got together and did a thing called (hashtag)pinstreet. They each made a little shop or building that will make a little street when you line them up. I’m collecting the most inexpensive ones atm. I’ll stop raving on about my pin obsession now. I adore my little cat pin. Thank you bunches! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

kaypendragon on Dec 19, 2017:

Ty for the sweater pin! It's adorable!

Lonestarchild on Dec 19, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful PCs for Dec AATW. The lobster one made me laugh! Thank you!

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