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fishsteak

fishsteak
Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: February 3, 2023
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States
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My Swapping Approach
I rate when I receive and avoid waiting until the last few days to send. Please message me if there are any problems (postage due, damaged mail, possibly lost mail, etc.). I angel all swaps I host. Please don’t send me extras!

Private Swaps
I’m usually open to private swaps. My Flickr/instagram/etsy shop give a good idea of my art. I’m open to exchanging recipes, mail art/letters, snacks, or even makeup/skincare.

About Me
I love food, reading, and traveling/road trips. Recommendations are always appreciated. My guilty pleasures include restaurants with tasting menus, kooky tourist traps like the Biggest Ball of Twine (still on my list!), and contemporary rom-com books. If you don't know what to write in a swap, tell me something about your local area! :)

My Goodreads - books I want to read
My Flickr (may have spoilers) - ATCs and some other art
My etsy shop where I sell stickers and ACEOs!
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General Likes

I can always use unused postage. I’m building a frankendeck so random playing cards are much appreciated, especially if they’re in a theme I like!

Cards I need:
Spades: 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, K
Hearts: 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, Q, K
Clubs: 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, J, Q, K
Diamonds: all except 3, 6, K

⋆ assorted things I like: architecture and design, aerogrammes/postalettes, blackout poetry, cats, calligraphy, cherry blossoms, cutout images for collages, the Golden Gate Bridge, fairytales, fountain pens, Flow magazine, geocaching, FriXion pens, handmade/unique papers, hand-carving, hot air balloons, illustrations, Japan, landscapes, lighthouses, mail art, Moomin, mountains, mythology (any culture), national parks, outer space, pin-ups, postage stamps, sharks, shiba inu, stickers, typewriters, trains, Japanese/Taiwanese washi, wax seals, watercolor, long staircases, Gelly Roll pens, fashion/couture/streetwear

⋆ I like puns, sarcasm, satire, parody, and sometimes dirty humor.

Package Swap Likes

These are just things I know I like. I love trying new things and supporting small businesses and local brands.

⋆ food/snacks/drinks: aerated chocolate, cookies and cream flavor, chips/crisps, crackers, sour candies, spicy foods, tea (loose leaf preferred), regional snacks, instant noodles; generally salty snacks more than sweet candies

⋆ makeup/skincare: I prefer mini/trial sizes. I like full sizes for sunscreen or Korean skincare brands like cosrx or banila. I use nail polish, colorful/unique eyeshadows, scar-removal products, makeup removers, and skincare products.

⋆ random useful things: double-sided tape, command hooks, books on my to-read list or related to my likes

Postcard Info

⋆ If I'm in a swap for naked postcards, I'd love a tourist postcard from your area with a long message! I prefer tourist view cards written and stamped from place of origin (postcards sent on vacation are my favorite).

⋆ Otherwise, I prefer 4" x 6" unwritten/blank postcards sent in an envelope. I like: 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

Dislikes

⋆ religious sentiments (inspirational quotes welcome, just not bible or faith-based quotes)
⋆ loose sticky notes/page flags
⋆ dystopian novels with romance in them
⋆ cigarette smoke or strong floral scents
⋆ lip gloss
⋆ kids cartoon stickers

Favorite Reading:

Chew (comic book series); Discworld series by Terry Pratchett; books about food, textiles/fashion, or urban planning; favorite manga subgenre: isekai food slice-of-life

Favorite Crafting:

I love art and would love to receive anything handmade by you in any art form. Watercolor and letterpress are near and dear to my heart.

Favorite Playing:

Rune Factory, Professor Layton, Touch Detective, Genshin Impact

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:

Nameko, Gudetama, Totoro, Catbus, Jiji, Paddington Bear, Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield, Bugcat Capoo, Yotsuba, Llama from Shirokuma Cafe

Favorite Artists and Musicians:

Roy Tabora, Thomas Kinkade, James Coleman, Sarah Gibb

Vance Joy, Jeremy Loops, ABBA, LΓ©on

Ratings

warheart rated for Random Envelope 15 on Feb 1, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely random envie!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute catbus ATC made especially for me! Good idea to use your artwork as backing sending through the mail. Happy swapping!
bb2 rated for UHM: Food Packaging Postcard on Jan 18, 2023
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Comment: I love the elegant deer. That packaging graphic is perfect for a postcard. Thank you for the cheerful swap!
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Comment: Thank you for the really lovely envelope! I love the frosted background with all of the butterflies, clouds, and the unicorn. Thank you for the fun enclosures to craft with. Aloha
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Comment: Ha ha! Love the cars! Thank you.
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Comment: Love your doodle of your front windows. I have three windows like that, too. I especially like the cute cat sitting on the cat tower. Adorable! Merry Christmas and Happy 2023!
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Comment: Thank you 😊 Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Thank you for the advent chunk. The treats sound delicious!
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Comment: Thanks for the card - Went to the islands for the first time this past July. Loved it
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Comment: Thanks, I loved the pc you sent.
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Comment: Thank you for the bird postcard
LadyJo rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #29 on Jul 19, 2022
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Comment: Fun envie of stamps! Thank you for the postcards!
magicinker rated for OATCs: June Moon on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: HI fiona , Got your June Moon ATC,,Sooo cute, Thanks very much,..\\\, Enjoy your summer, Patt / magicinker
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Comment: Thank you for the neat pens! I will definitely be buying more of the eraseable pens, from now on. I hate having to use correction fluid, as it's always messy.
neea1989 rated for AAA: Sparkle and Shine on May 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing atc and cute extras! βœ¨πŸ’–βœ¨
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies! I'm really enjoying that dancing Snoopy. I like the small items and all the vintage stamps on the envelope,
CrowDancer rated for GS : Intl ATC Any game : RC #4 on Apr 28, 2022
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Comment: The Kureha ATC is so beautiful! I love the stickers that you included, too; they're all so cute! Thank you so much!
Sweetrizzo44 rated for USHM: Profile Swap on Mar 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sending me such sweet surprises! Receiving your package made my day. Take care and keep on swapping...
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Comment: Thanks for all the lovely stamps on this envie! Thanks too for the postal extras you included. I love the Charon pc! How can a heavenly body, not a planet, have moons??? Plan your trip to Alaska, a year in advance. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
carol rated for LLU: 2021 My Year in Books on Jan 30, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for your wonderful letter and list! I do see several I'll be checking out (figuratively and probably literally!). I haven't been to Fenway Park, but I love baseball, and would love to visit all the ballparks. I'm a long ways away from that goal, though. I love cozy mysteries with recipes too, but I have read any recently. I kind of go in phases of reading lots of books of one type, and lately I've been reading more NF and literary fiction. But every once in a while, I still love picking up some fluff! I read the Deborah Tannen book back when it first came out and I was teaching a 12th grade English class that studied literature thematically. One of their favorites was Men and Women. That was back when "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" was out too. Some interesting insights! Thanks for joining the swap!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 362 73 75
Completed Fives Threes Ones
366 403 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

kiddomerriweather on Jan 10, 2023:

Thank you for the PC letting me know what your favorite gift that you gave for Christmas was. That sounds like a very thoughtful gift and an unexpected find in your area. I'm sure your mom will love it! (Jan. WW)

Ikat78 on Jan 9, 2023:

Fiona, thank you for the January WW wishes. I appreciate the stickers and junk journal items. I especially love the cat card you included with your note. 😊

Highlander18 on Dec 27, 2022:

Thank you very much for the WW Dec wishes - awesome Mailart.❀️❀️ - very artistic!

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2022:


from USA Happy Mail

Ikat78 on Dec 21, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely handmade leaf postcard. I love the colors! I’m impressed your cats are sitting at command. That’s amazing. Happy Holidays!!

kiddomerriweather on Dec 20, 2022:

Thank you so much for the super cute print you sent me for my December WW! I love it. I'm thrilled to have some of your artwork!

USAFwife on Dec 20, 2022:

Thanks so much for the WW-Dec wish! I haven't tried making shortbread cookies before, so this will be something new to try out. Thanks for the recipe! :)

susieq11 on Dec 18, 2022:

Thank you for the wishes for WW December - it was nice reading your note on Gudetama paper, love it! Thanks a lot for the great postcards and that deer sticker is so sweet! : )

phillaine on Nov 30, 2022:


for the delightful Etsy surprise, Fiona! β™₯ I love these kitties! Have a wonderful weekend and a happy start to December.

Lonestarchild on Nov 23, 2022:

What a fun wooden PC for Nov WW. Thank you!

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