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fishsteak

fishsteak
Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: April 12, 2021
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States
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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.

Private Swaps
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.

About Me
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. :)

My Goodreads
ATCs and other art on Flickr (may have spoilers)
My favorite paper store in LA

General Likes

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.

Package Swap Likes

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

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 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

Things I Can Always Use

⋆ unused postage
⋆ envelopes at least 4" x 6"

Dislikes

⋆ 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

Favorite Books, Comics, or Manga:

Calvin and Hobbes, Chew (comic book series), Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, Yotsuba&!, books about food (science) or textiles/fashion

Favorite Crafts:

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.

Favorite Videogames:

Rune Factory, Professor Layton, Touch Detective, Genshin Impact

Favorite TV Shows and Anime:

Taskmaster (UK version), Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Impractical Jokers, Shirokuma Cafe, Dennou Coil, Moribito, Aria/Aqua

Favorite Stationery Brands:

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

Favorite Characters:

Danbo, Nameko, Gudetama, Totoro, Catbus, Jiji, Paddington Bear, Peter Rabbit, classic Winnie the Pooh, Soos from Gravity Falls, Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield

Favorite Artists and Musicians:

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

MIKA, Vance Joy, Jeremy Loops, ABBA

Here's some art I've done:
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Ratings

sunrising42 rated for EATC: Sticker Slapped ATC on Apr 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC! I liked looking through all the stickers on the card - I even had some of the same in my sticker collection!
beachchicken rated for WIYM: SSS - APR 2021 (USA+) on Apr 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome happy mail! I love the Beach Chicken ATC you did, I am excited to add it to my collection! The tea will be a tasty treat, I will have it as iced tea this afternoon. The vintage stamps on the envelope are so cool, I am going to make my friend a necklace with the Frida Kahlo one. Have a great weekend!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute, stitched ATC. It is very nice.
wombatlady rated for EATC: Into the Forest ATC on Apr 8, 2021
5
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Comment: Awesome ATC, thank you! (And I've been thinking a lot about misty coastal redwoods lately.)
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Dots on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty watercolor envie! I enjoyed your note. The Chinese are of paper cutting is so delicate! Thank you for sharing!
5
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Comment: I love it all, thank you!
Response: That arrived so quickly. Glad you liked everything!
dvmac rated for HDoP Toned Paper Challenge on Apr 5, 2021
5
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Comment: Love the drawing, love the paper. Nice how you captured the lettering of the SAGA - couldn't have been easy! Thank you.
Response: Glad you like it! It’s cool to see old motels still around.
5
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Comment: This was interesting---thanks for sending!
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Comment: Hello Fiona! So nice to swap together again. I really enjoyed your mail art, especially that lovely vellum envelope and the gorgeous robin--the harbinger of spring! Love the little kitty card you included. Thank you for joining and I hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for hosting a cool mail art theme!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the snake ATC! That fabric would be really cool, and I would totally make a skirt or something out of it! :)
Response: Thanks for the rating! I'm really hoping someone else has had that idea and I'll find that print in real life someday.
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing and for being patient with my move and late rating!
Response: Thanks for the rating!
DinkySparkle rated for EATC: Shaker ATC (Challenge!) on Mar 25, 2021
5
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Comment: I LOVE your ATC! 💜💜💜 thank you so much!
Response: So glad you like it!
5
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Comment: Hello hello again!😆 Another awesome ATC Fiona! The watercolor looks great! I’m so glad I keep getting your cards to add to my collection 🥰🖤
Response: Hello hello indeed! I feel bad that you keep receiving from me in swaps, but I’m glad you like the ATCs! ☺️ I was tempted to draw an anime character called Don Valentino (a hilarious goat who prints money).
YooperHill rated for EATC: Ikea Shark ATC on Mar 23, 2021
5
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Comment: I love him! Thank you.
Rockmask rated for Chinese Zodiac Red ATC Swap (Horse) on Mar 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and stickers! I loved it! It is weird that it was just the two of us lol. I hope you like my ATC I sent you!🖤
5
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Comment: Thank you, I enjoyed reading your email :) I haven't much delved into the DC comics (or the Marvel universe) since the sheer amount of content is somewhat intimidating, but I have enjoyed Shannon Hale's middlegrade novel series about Squirrel Girl. Yay, Michael Pollan! It does make me feel sort of bad that his rules for eating are relatively simple, yet I still have trouble following them, even though I like broccoli and veggies. Thanks again and happy reading! 🥦 🥬 🥦 🥬 🥦 🥬 🥦 🥬 🥦 🥬
Response: I loved Shannon Hale when I was a kid. I’ll have to add Squirrel Girl to my list!
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Comment: I love it! Arches is such a beautiful park and your painting captured that.
Response: So glad you like it! Next time I visit Arches, I'd like to paint the rocks in person. I thought the mountains were so nice when I went.
DinkySparkle rated for EATC: Celestial Outer Space ATC on Mar 13, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!
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Comment: Thank you very much for the awesome swap :):) Love the ATC, all the fun textures, and dictionary words.
SciFiSama rated for Chinese Zodiac Red ATC Swap (Ox) on Mar 7, 2021
5
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Comment: Fiona - I LOVE the ox ATC you sent! So cute! Thank you for the lovely note, the ATC and for hosting such a fun swap!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 280 40 42
Completed Fives Threes Ones
278 314 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
12 134 132 0
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Comments

chimerix on Apr 7, 2021:

OMG! Thank you so much for the lovely mermaid cameos. What a wonderful unexpected surprise RAK. Aloha!!

kiddomerriweather on Feb 20, 2021:

What food subs have you gotten? I've only tried graze in the past, but I really liked it.

susieq11 on Feb 17, 2021:

Thank you for the really fun stickers for WW February! I love the cute envelope you sent them in too. Thank you for granting my wish, you made me smile!!! xoxo

kiddomerriweather on Feb 10, 2021:

Thank you for the kawaii letter sets and stickers for my February WW! It was so sweet for you to think of me. =D

phillaine on Jan 20, 2021:

(oops! : for Wonderful Wishes--January wish list)

phillaine on Jan 20, 2021:

Thank you for the delightful surprise gift! I've been admiring these pretty little things for a while, they're absolutely adorable in person, and I can't wait to use them! ♥ I appreciate you and your kindness. Take care and stay safe!

dartha on Jan 11, 2021:

Wonderful Wishes - January Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard - love your solution to relaxing after a hard day and the quote. Awesome! So true!!! thank you, darla

CariahCreates on Dec 26, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas card from my WW wishlist. I cut out the drawing to put in my journal!

phillaine on Dec 26, 2020:

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2020:

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