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fishsteak

fishsteak
Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: December 10, 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 currently work at a Halloween costume company (we do lingerie/hosiery for off-season stuff, LOL). 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 when traveling. :)

I'm trying to get back into traditional art, especially 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: ABBA, 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.

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"

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

irishconnie rated for MAIL ART - Sender’s Choice on Oct 26, 2018
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Comment: Fiona thank you so much for the beautiful envelope, I love the silver and gold combo too! i loved the butterfly stickers and notecard, ty ty ty
Response: So glad you liked it!
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Comment: OMG!!!!! One of the loveliest envelopes I’ve received 😍 I looove handmade papers and I thought the envelope looks so beautiful... I tried to open it carefully and not to rip it, I’m adding it to my personal collection of pretty things!! And I love everything that you sent me, so precious, even your drawing is awesome and your handwriting haha ❤️ I fell in love with this swap that you sent me, thank you so much ☺️ 🌸💕
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I love handmade papers so I hoard them like crazy, haha.
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your letter & I love the envelope you sent it in.
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Comment: Thank you so much Fiona for the beautiful goodies and I love the haiku you’ve made, you’re a good writer!! ❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Your envelope was amazing. And your postcards quite unique. I loved the one with the kids on the roof. Thanks for a great swap.
Response: Glad you like it!
Vickyen rated for P&M Not A Perfect Postcard 3😁 on Aug 24, 2018
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Comment: Hi Fiona! The pc may not be perfect but it is still beautiful! I can see how these trees can make a short person feel shorter! LOL! I would be right there with you - even standing with my family I feel like a shrub among trees! LOL! Thanks for the giggle! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Thank you very much for the Death Valley card. I should have made the day trip when I lived in Vegas and the flowers were in awesome bloom.
Response: Oh wow, I'd heard there are rare flower blooms sometimes but I haven't heard about it since I found out about it. I would definitely love to see that one day, though!
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Comment: What a pretty bird PC.Archer says "Hello."
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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. :)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 238 22 23
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Comments

pattiairel on Oct 23, 2018:

Pals. Patti

MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 23, 2018:

I love the pretty atc you made, thanks for thinking of me this month! My husband visited Spain for work so he will be happy to see the postcard!

zurdoswifey on Oct 19, 2018:

Thanks so much for the great stickers for my AATW Oct wishes...they are very much appreciated =)

Have a fantastical weekend

isabellasnow on Oct 18, 2018:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH from WIYM GROUP!

Heirloom on Oct 8, 2018:

sabbysteg on Oct 7, 2018:

Happy birthday

sabbysteg on Oct 7, 2018:

Happy birthday tomorrow! ;)

kiddomerriweather on Sep 10, 2018:

I love the ATC you sent to me for my September AATW wishlist. Thank you so much! Also thank you for the extra PC's. LOVE the peach vellum envie and that you're working in a Halloween costume shop! Maybe I should do that this season. (thinking emoji that's not on my computer LOL)

susieq11 on Sep 8, 2018:

Thanks for the random envelope for AATW September! LOVE the golden envelope! And such fun stuff inside. Thank you so much! xxx

shinyserra on Sep 4, 2018:

Thanks so much for the 10,9,8,7,6 tag!

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