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XwattsX

XwattsX
Date Joined: May 18, 2021
Last Online: July 23, 2021
Birthday: June 21
Country: United States
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About Me

ack! there's always so much pressure on these things! but that's silly, yeah? honestly i'm not sure what to tell you - i'll have to see what y'all are saying and then edit.

but for now, i'm just a girl, living in virginia, looking for some decent swap buddies. i love swapping everything from letters (i'd love a more-than-one-time penpal!) postcards, all kinds of mail art, swapping ephemera and other cool stuff. i like tangible swaps more than i do e-swaps.

i have a pitbull/somekindasighthound mix who i adore - you guessed it, her name is watts, after mary stuart masterson's character in some kind of beautiful. she is my absolute heart and soul - you'll likely hear a lot about her :)

i have become quite a plant collector in the last few years - i live in a tiny apartment without access to a garden, so i've been trying to "green up" my living space. i currently have about 12 plants in the living room, everything from succulents to ferns. there is one aloe that i am convinced is trying to swallow me whole!

i looooooove to cook, even in the tiny kitchen i have (and i do mean tiny). i spend a good portion of every week in the kitchen, and even more time on sites like foodgawker pouring over recipes. i have a particular weakness for chef memoirs, the older the better!

Favorite Television

lately all i can seem to watch is true crime stuff, which can be soooooo dumb, but i can't resist! some of my favorite shows are ozark, lost, prodigal son - and i could easily spend the rest of my life on masterchef: australia (the level of cooking is unreal!)

Favorite Crafts

i mostly work with paper - cut paper as well as mail art, and mixed media art. i have a massive collection of bits and bobs that i've collected from everywhere i go, just in case i might need them. i can be morbid or bubbly, so what i create can vary a great deal! i've been known to work with found objects, acetate, moss, dried flowers, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, pens, paper towels! i think there is nothing we can't make into art.

What I Crave

aside from a constant supply of thai iced tea (with boba, please!), there are so many things that i love.

i have an affinity for teal, i realized as i looked around my house the other day - but i don't discriminate.

iridescent glitter and embossing powders are my bffs and i always need more, bigger, cooler versons!

lately i'm using tons of watercolor markers, caran d'ache crayons and sequins in my work, as well as antique book pages, this amazing stash of letters i dug up, and other bits i've collected over the year. i LOVE old ephemera - it really almost doesn't even matter what it is, i'm down to try to make something of it! i generally only use acrylics for backgrounds or other details, because i actually can't paint for anything.

while we're talking about tea, i also constantly crave tom kha soup - so if anyone has a recipe to swap, i'm in!

My Style

i don't really know how to describe my style. i don't like to use stickers or pre-made items in my stuff - for some reason i'd rather torture myself by drawing it all out. i love working off of prompts - it's such a fun challenge! but i also have a huge list of things that i just want to make, from overhauling a vintage dresser to my next postcard. i reckon my style could be vintage-ish - i use a lot of old things to make new art, so i actually don't even know what that's called!

Ultimate Wish List

it's time fooooooor The Ultimate Wiiishhhhliiissstttt!

(i thought it would be easier to list the things i love to receive/use rather than putting it in with one of the other blocks)

ephemera of all kinds

anything bold and graphic

printouts from The Graphics Fairy

decorative papers, especially those with color

book pages

acetate sheets

gel pens

glitter pens

.03-.05 staetdler pens

embossing powder

glitter

sequins

stamp pads (particluarly black, copper, sepia, gold, silver)

interesting fabrics

contact paper

prismacolor pencils

colorful pens

watercolors

unused stamps

colorful ribbon or ric rac

found objects (latest find is a milagro that i found on a walk downtown)

mini envelopes

decorated envelopes

anything kawaii

letter sets/notecards

stickers/sticker sheets

postcards (handmade or store bought)

post its

small beads

matchboxes

anything ginger

herbal teas (i like to put them in my water bottle!)

anything from my amazon wishlist

almost anything from mantofev.com

Ratings

CariahCreates rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #6 on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great variety of goodies
savannahsbujo rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #6 on Jul 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you!
riviwriter rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #6 on Jul 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Book Pages Swap #5 ✨📜 on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: I got the book pages and ye gads! How amazing they are! Thank you! I especially like the Diamond Rock Octagonal school illustration page and the handwritten note. Thank you for the extra goodies too! Such cute paw earrings!
Response: ohmygosh, i forgot i put those in there! haha! i'm so glad you enjoyed everything!!
Mjausson rated for NEWBIE FRIENDLY Mini Envie Swap on Jul 19, 2021
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lrm1980 rated for NEWBIE FRIENDLY Mini Envie Swap on Jul 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute envies!
2Hearts rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #6 on Jul 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much Megan!
Response: mwwahh!
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Comment: Your swap got here okay. Thanks for the good selection especially the vintage items. I'm enjoying the map pieces. Its fun to try to figure what state they're from just by the info on the piece.
Flamingoloon rated for Raw Materials PC swap on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: Very cool use of the brown paper, and completely unexpected! I love it! I am making your card now and hope to mail it on Monday.
Response: i can't wait to see it!!
Dessie0416 rated for NEWBIE friendly envelope of stuff on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you1
LauraM540 rated for Found/Unusual Objects Swap on Jul 9, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks!
tcornell rated for Raw Materials PC swap on Jul 8, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you ♥
Lilyhax rated for Mental Health Letter on Jul 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies it was fun to open and there where some really cool items :)
Response: i'm so glad you enjoyed it! i never know if i'm picking the right items, so i'm glad you can use at least some of it!
esalas73 rated for Decorated Envie & Note #2 on Jun 24, 2021
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Comment: Loved the envie!! Thank you so much
Response: yay, it makes me happy that you liked it!
riviwriter rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #27 on Jun 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! The envelope was so pretty and the goodies were very exciting to receive <3
Response: oh, good! i'm glad i got to add some happy mail to the piles of practical stuff we get everyday!
Begokschaf rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #27 on Jun 15, 2021
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hammondeggs rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 1 on Jun 15, 2021
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Comment: Megan, your postcard is AMAZING! Did you paint it? I am in awe. I am not an artist but boy do I appreciate people who are. You sound like an amazing person from what's on your bucket list. I hope you get to mark at least one of those off your list.
Response: i did paint it! and i'm so glad you liked it, that makes me happy in my belly. <3<3<3
DMill67 rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 1 on Jun 12, 2021
5
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Comment: Wow awesome
Response: i'm so glad you liked it!!
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Comments

Linsoid on Jul 12, 2021:

Thanks for the June LSRUS wishes!

bostianh on Jul 10, 2021:

Thank you for the LSRUS July Wishlist happy mail! It was a beautiful surprise that cheered my day.💖🐈

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