My Swapping Approach
I am a responsible swapper; I rate when I receive and never wait until the last few days to send. Please message me if there are any problems (postage due, damaged mail, possibly lost mail, etc.). I prefer not to receive swap extras unless you think I would love it because my stash is getting out of hand again. I don’t rate based on extras and it doesn’t take a lot to earn a heart from me.
I’m usually open to private swaps of almost any kind. I draw anime-styled stuff the most, but can draw cartoons, animals, and landscapes as well. I have big letterpress works I made and would be happy to swap if anyone is interested. Other than art, I’m open to exchanging recipes, mail art/letters, food, and even profile-based package swaps or makeup/skincare. Recently, I took a very introductory sewing class and would love to hear from others about their sewing experience/tips and tricks. My dream is to eventually make my own clothes.
I’m a 20-something Californian who loves cats, food, reading, 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! It'll probably be added to my long list of things to do someday. :)
Honestly, I like more than what’s listed below as well and am easily pleased.
⋆ my favorite themes include: cats, outer space, Japan, Moomin, fairytale, pin-up, illustrations, mythology, science, travel
⋆ assorted things I like: ABBA, architecture and design, aerogrammes/postalettes, blackout poetry, calligraphy, cherry blossoms, the Golden Gate Bridge, fountain pens, Flow magazine, geocaching, handmade/unique papers, hot air balloons, graphic novels/comic books, landscapes, mail art, mountains, national parks, sharks, shiba inu, stickers, typewriters, trains, patterned bandages, Japanese/Taiwanese washi, wax seals, watercolors, long staircases, FriXion pens, Gelly Roll pens, fashion/couture/streetwear
⋆ I like puns, sarcasm, satire, parody, and sometimes offensive/dirty humor.
These are just things I know I like. I love trying new things as long as they aren’t on my dislikes list.
⋆ food/snacks/drinks: aerated chocolate, cookies and cream flavor, tea, chips/crisps, crackers, sour candies, spicy foods, regional snacks
* makeup/skincare: I prefer trial sizes. I only like full sizes for sunscreen or Korean skincare brands like cosrx or banila. I like lighter pink/red lipsticks, nail polish, colorful/unique eyeshadows, acne scar-removal products, makeup removers, and skincare products (soap, cleanser, toner, moisturizer).
* random useful things: plain hair ties, double-sided tape, small kitchen gadgets, storage solutions
⋆ If I'm in a swap for naked postcards, I'd love a tourist postcard from your area with a nice message! I prefer tourist view cards written and stamped from place of origin (postcards sent while on vacation are my favorite).
⋆ Likes for unwritten/blank postcards: Inge Look, gotochi, neat postmarks and stamps (on the outside of the envelope), illustrated cards, vintage travel poster, maxi cards
⋆ Specific postcard wishlists/favorites: one and two
⋆ unused postage
⋆ envelopes at least 4" x 6"
⋆ religious sentiments (non-denominational quotes and religious holidays are welcome)
⋆ random junk/loose bits and scraps of paper
⋆ dystopian novels with romance in them
⋆ friendship books/label bags/etc.
⋆ cigarette smoke or strong floral scents
⋆ cocoa tea or chrysanthemum tea
⋆ mascara, lip gloss, lotion
* kids cartoon stickers
Calvin and Hobbes, Chew (comic book series), Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, Yotsuba&!, books about food (science) or textiles/fashion
I love altered/upcycled art and would love to receive any well-made craft including ATCs, tags, mail art, crochet, zines, mixed media art of all kinds, or even your personally created recipe (written down), etc. I am a huge fan of watercolor art, letterpress, and silkscreening.
Rune Factory, Professor Layton, Touch Detective, Genshin Impact
Taskmaster (UK version), Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Impractical Jokers, Shirokuma Cafe, Dennou Coil, Moribito, Aria/Aqua
Sakura of Japan, mt Japan, Pilot, Cavallini & Co., Papaya, Rifle Paper Co., Paperchase, Chronicle Books, Q-Lia, Mind Wave, Paper Source, Punch Studio
Danbo, Nameko, Gudetama, Totoro, Catbus, Jiji, Paddington Bear, Peter Rabbit, classic Winnie the Pooh, Soos from Gravity Falls, Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield
MIKA, Vance Joy, Jeremy Loops, ABBA
Here's some art I've done:
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