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snager

snager
Date Joined: February 1, 2019
Last Online: June 20, 2019
Birthday: September 12
Country: United States
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About Me

I am allergic to cats :,3 If you get teamed up with me in more than one swap, feel free to save postage by putting both swaps in one package! Just let me know if one swap is going to be more than 3 weeks wait

If life has gotten in the way of completing a swap or you've found the prompt to cause artist block, it's okay! Talk to me about it and we can sort something out!

I like illustration and sequential arts and am mostly self-taught in both. However, I have an extensive background in the classic fine arts, ceramics, print making, jewelry smiting and more. Taught myself to make stuffed animals and dolls, sew clothes and accessories, crochet, embroider ect.

I like Science Fiction, Comedy, hair metal, folk punk, video games, science, every single animal

I LOVE my pet bugs (Praying mantids) But if I could have any pet, I would probably have a large parrot and play with it all day every day. Or a ranch with cassowaries in Australia. I wish I could move to Australia.

other favorite animals: frogs/toads, bats, snakes, reptiles in general, basically all birds but esp. colorful / tropical ones and birds of prey, vultures + owls and also especially crows / corvids or any Big Black Bird. Dolphins and whales. snails, cephalopods, shrimp family; I have little aversion to invertebrates. Favorites include the dragonfly/mayfly family, cricket/ katydid / grasshopper family, mantid family, cicadas, beetles esp horned, scarab and jeweled beetles, isopods, flies / moths, bees/wasps/ants, jumping spiders, scorpions. disliked invertebrates specifically: most spiders, centipedes (millipedes weirdly fine) and roaches (even the pretty ones. gotta work on that), deepsea crabs with the freaky long legs.

Favorite Music

Found out about Sound.Garden from someone's profile and it's been a BLAST listening to all the local radio stations

Classic rock is usually a safe bet. Proto-punk and proto-metal and proto-goth. Hippy Dippy folk music, protest music and really old (1900-1940) pop music is always enlightening.

Okay, specifics: Tame Impala, MGNT, Electric Light Orchestra, T. Rex, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Gorillaz, Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire, Sunset Rubdown, Crystal Castles, Neutral Milk Hotel,

Favorite Television

My favorite tv shows are Rick and Morty, Steven Universe, The Good Place. Big long time fan of Adult Swim as a mini-network.

Sometimes I catch things like Avatar (Kora or Airbender), Star Vs. The Forces of Evil. Dan Vs. is highly cancelled.

If I'm in the mood for something more mainstream: Dateline and MTV Catfish

On netflix I like the new She-ra (the old one is good too, don't front), Hilda, Star Trek, Bojack Horseman, Aggretsuko, Neo Yokio, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,

I spend most my time watching youtube, though. Captain Disillusion, all the PBS channels, Teir Zoo. animal/cool/instant regret video compilations = guilty pleasure. Follow the work of several indy animators with their own shows hosted on youtube.

Favorite Movies

Mirrormask has been my favorite movie for over a decade. Spirited Away is my other favorite movie and they're actually very similar, if you think about it.

also good -Trick or Treat (1986) -Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) -No Country for Old Men -The Sixth Sense (1999) - The Babadook (2014) -The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) - The Crow (1994) -Interview with the Vampire (1994) -all the mad max movies but esp. II

-Super Duper Alice Cooper -Contact (1997) -Hook (1991) -Little Monsters (1989) -Scooby-Doo (2002) -Ferngully -Atlantis: the lost Empire -Lilo and Stitch -Treasure Planet -Angel's Egg (1985) -Coco (2017) -Mune (2014) -Moon (2009) -Chappie (2015)

Favorite Video Games

-Pokemon, Digimon, Tamagotchi -Niche: genetics survival game -Spore (Sequel when??) -Overwatch -Minecraft -Starbound -The Sims -Nintendogs -Cities: Skylines -Stardew Valley -Undertale - Hylics

Allergies and dislikes

-I'm very allergic to cat dander/saliva/poop, so anything made of fiber that came in contact/was kept/stored in the same area a cat had free roam isn't going to be something I can keep in my living area, but I might be able to store it safely - beauty products and perfume / incense / candles / smoke / air fresheners -positive affirmations and quotes -slime -those squishable things tbh -pink, but I know most people's stashes are kawaii/girly so I'm understanding and can always re-gift! -99% of all anime - I listed some that I like above -Christian stuff, but if you send me something on accident, it's okay: I will just give it to my mom or grandmom -Church of Scientology / ancient aliens stuff - symbols of colonialism and imperialism -I like punk and metal and rebel movement stuff a lot, but NO 'repurposed' nazi graphic designs / iconography and NO confederate flags: idk if I even need to say this so I will just to be sure, since a lot of Europeans don't know what the confederate flag represents and a lot of people in Asia (and British youth?) aren't familiar with nazi symbols. I'm talking the eagles, double lightening bolts, crosses, ect.

likes

  • rainbows, tiedye, glow-in-the-dark
  • houseplants, cacti, carnivorous plants -astronomy -astrology
  • urban legends and cryptids
  • optimistic nihilism
  • all dragons
  • playlists / songs to listen to
  • memes -1885-1920
  • 60s-90s -vintage and retro
  • sci-fi -origami -birds, lizards, bugs, dinosaurs
  • urbx / urban exploration / decrepit /abandoned places -witchy stuff, Taoism, Buddhism, Yogi/yoga
  • monster boys and girls
  • body horror monsters
  • post-furry -I'm fine with nudity. I took like 4 years of figure drawing and figure sculpting.

washi

I DO collect washi tape, but you don't even have to send me a full sample: I want it just so I can put it into my washi page in my 'wreck this journal.' if an envelope comes with some peelable washi tape anywhere on it, it's going in my wreck this journal

ATC preferences

I prefer any kind of hand drawn or painted art to any of the more popular scrap booking disciplines. I like stickers, washi and collage fine if it's HIGH CONCEPT and shows a deeper meaning than 'these things have matching themes and colors.' I once saw someone take some washi tape and do some character designs based off the patterns and incorporate the tape into the background as well and I was impressed with that. But I've got a lot of cards where the washi tape is the base and the drawing is just added in and it feels kind of... eh?

I also took print making for two years in college and I respect all kinds of print and found image art, but my dude make it look nice or have meaning.

I really don't like 3-d embellishments on atc cards, either. if it's more than 1/4th centimeter, it's going to wreck something and I can't put it with the rest of my collection or even pass it along in a future trade.

honestly my favorite ATC cards are the ones that showcase the artists' knowledge and skill that they've acquired in mark making, value, movement, form; the stuff they teach you in school OR the stuff you have a talent for. if it took you 5 minutes to produce your card but shows a skill or style you took ten years to master, I WANT THAT CARD.

there are acceptions to having skills in drawing though: there's no such thing as a bad drawing of: - a dragon - your original character

I also like getting fanart that is just drawn really well even if I don't know the character! Suddenly, I will be all about Naruto.

I also personally don't put my cards in sleeves: the sleeve would only benefit if the card is very fragile or MADE OF TOXIC MATERIALS. since my cards are neither, I only use a sleeve if the swap coordinator demands it. I try to use biodegradable and non toxic materials as much as possible in life, and the sleeves add nothing, in my opinion.

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for Mer-may on Jun 24, 2019
5
rating
Comment: This is an impressive drawing! Thanks!
dcp0112 rated for ATC Bag #67 (USA) on Jun 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the ATC Bag, nice ones to choose from in this bag....will send it on home now :)
5
rating
Comment: rif you say i told you that then here is correction sorry to have upset you i could not find any posting that i would have given you under the rate your parnter that is why i gave you the 1
Response: Maggie originally told me she loved this doll and put it on display in a glass cabinet. So I don't understand what I did to deserve this rating. Here is the project and Maggie's response to it from May https://snagerdragon.tumblr.com/post/185585677937
Emro rated for Disney ATC swap with a twist #7 on Jun 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for this ATC! You did a great job with it. But honestly, I found Bing Bong to be very scary. lol. 🙈 Edit since I have expressed myself wrong before: The art is very good indeed. What I meant is that to me the character of Bing Bong from the movie itself is scary. 🙈
Response: yikes. Sorry about that :/ but it did say sender's choice of characters. https://66.media.tumblr.com/42512fd9b4bc1b0a5fca475bfca36bb5/tumblr_prbekc5tm51qku5ero1_500.jpg card I sent
Justjada rated for Mer-may on Jun 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your unique take on mermaids. It was an awesome drawing :)
Rosa1 rated for Witch happymail pick 3 #2 on Jun 4, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Wow ~ what an amazing package; thank you so much for the beautiful Ebony card and embroidered cloth... you deserve 10 hearts!!
5
rating
Comment: I loved this one! Thank you so much! I enjoy swapping with you.
blueseabliss rated for HDP :Tropical Flowers ATC on May 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks, Sarah!
GabySkye rated for WC ~ Art Witch Show and Tell E-Swap on May 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Snager! Thank you so so so much for that email! It was awesome getting to see how you broke down the creation of all those pieces. When I had first opened your package, I knew that I had opened something really magical, reading your email just confirmed it. :) <3 This is the second swap I've had you as a partner for and I have been blown away each time.
Response: u///u aw, shucks ~
Cobweb rated for Vincent Price Challenge on May 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Lovely package. What a small world. Yes I know your grandparents very well.
5
rating
Comment: Oh wow! Your witchy art pieces are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!
craftywitchygirl rated for Lyrics swap on May 28, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lyrics!
THEpossum rated for Witch happymail pick 3 #2 on May 28, 2019
5
rating
Comment: !!!!! I love it so so so soso very much, this is amazing, you did such a good job!!
GabySkye rated for Witch happymail pick 3 #2 on May 28, 2019
5
rating
Comment: This was the most amazing, specialized package I have ever received. I dont know which I loved more, the hand drawn lobe fish or the ammonite embroidery. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
willowh rated for HDP :Tropical Flowers ATC on May 28, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful details and history of these flowers, thank you so much for the lovely package.
Response: you're welcome <3 I'm glad you liked the natural history lesson or what ever lel
Kimmik01 rated for Lyrics swap on May 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the movie recommendation, I'll definitly have to look into Priscilla.
Artistic rated for Open When Letters on May 14, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for my batch of SEVEN open when letters. I've read the open when you get this. And, yes, I plan to open the birthday one over the weekend. I celebrate my birthday all month! I'll tuck the Valentine one in my planner for next year. Thanks so much!
luv2kraft rated for HD Denizens of the deep.ATC on May 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love it. Very creative.
Response: thanks! I would love to do the swap again, and next time, use my usual illustration prowess
Mimi7 rated for ATC Bag #66 (USA) on May 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for this lovely bag of ATC's. I love the dragon you made, thanks so much!! :) Happy dance!! Looks like I have to get busy and make a few nice ATC's for this bag. Thanks again. :)
Onaki rated for ATC - 10 Minute Card #17 (USA) on May 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I wish I could give you more than a 5 with a heart, your ATC was so cool and I love the way you colored it! Thank you for all the Homestuck doodles too. <3

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 57 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
53 68 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 7 43 0
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Comments

Maggie249 on May 2, 2019:

what no ravens?

wombatlady on Apr 8, 2019:

You have a very good list of favorite animals and it's so cool you have invertebrate pets! I'd love to keep aquatic insects, but it's tricky to get the ecosystem going and I just don't have the resources right now. I'm on a swap break right now but I'd love to swap with you in the future (assuming paper items that was in the vicinity of cats is ok for you).

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Mar 30, 2019:

HI welcomes to Swap-bot, I saw your post in forums and I agree 100% I will be inviting you to a few of my groups when you hit a 100 rates.

MyRetroSoul on Mar 29, 2019:

Hey, i read your thread and commented but i also want to welcome you. I love your profile and i checked out your art. You are very talented!

I hope you will stick around and get to know people and why these threads for 2nd profile and 1 rating alerts were created. It’s actually made this a really safe place for swapping and while it made me really nervous that i would mess up at first, i am now really grateful for everyone who keeps us alerted. It’s a really cool community, not perfect, but it can be almost anything we make it. Have fun!

VivaLaDiane on Mar 5, 2019:

Saw your note about not pairing you up with users from specific areas. Partners are assigned by a "bot" and not a human - thus Swap-BOT. No one has control over partner assigning.

Trinket on Feb 4, 2019:

Welcome to swap-bot! I saw your comment on one of the Washi swaps and you are absolutely right, tactile things you can touch like letters and paper and pen strokes that have been hand written really matter sometimes. I think you will find mail art and other swap stuff amazing here and forever more - No escape now <3

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