Swap-bot Time: November 30, 2022 8:53 am


Date Joined: July 21, 2010
Last Online: January 24, 2018
Birthday: September 16
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Schin and I am a full time illustrator and calligrapher. I live and work in Las Vegas with my dog Wuffles.

I was very active on Swapbot from 2012-2013 and left for a year, and now I am back to do some simple swaps.

Favorite Crafts

I love calligraphy and paper and pen paraphernalia. This includes anything that has a picture of a fountain pen or a nib, or anything written with them. I also do wedding and greeting card calligraphy in [ my shop ] so don't be surprised if your swap looks like an invitation to somewhere fancy.

I collect stationery, modern and vintage nibs, pen holders, inkwells and bottles, fine stationery, inks, stamps and writing stuff and trying to limit to my new fountain pen collection. I am known as the 'pen lady' in my local antiques store.

If you're a penhead, let me know and we can nerd out together.

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music, from classical, bossanova, Kpop, pop music, country, classic rock, even tango and rap. The only kind of music I don't like is metal or stuff like that.

Here is my recent Pandora list:

Bing Crosby . 70s Funk . The Eagles . Mambo Loco . Kanye West . Zee Avi . Johnny Cash . 2NE1 . Phillip Glass . Ella Fitzgerald . Chopin . Elis Regina . Pablo Sarasate . Bjork . Massive Attack . Gotan Project

Favorite Books

I love these high schoolish books: Grapes of Wrath, Lolita, Brave New World, Lord of the Flies, 1984. I prefer non-chick lit books.

I also enjoy poetry by Neruda or similarly romantic haikus.

Currently I am reading Gaijin from James Clavell's Asian saga, The Man Who Laughs by Hugo and The Silmarillion. I recently finished Canticle for Leibowitz and Sacre Bleu.

I am also a HUGE fan of Terry Pratchett. Don't get me started. Actually, you totally should.

As an artist, I love comic books and manga as well: The Sandman, Kabuki, Sailormoon, etc.

Here is my Goodreads profile: [ Schin ]

Favorite Movies

I am a huge documentary addict and will watch generally anything that is not a chick flick, reality show, sitcom or anything too Michael Bay-ish.

My favorite movies tend to be more subtle, darker stuff.

In The Mood for Love . Pan's Labyrinth . The Dark Knight

I hate horror movies :(

My favorite TV series is The Wire, Game of Thrones, Keeping Up Appearances, Fawlty Towers, and Parks and Recreation. I also enjoy Firefly.

Postcards Exchanges

If you can, please send me a food related postcard and please write to me regarding the food in your country. I love learning about food culture and history and would like to know about what you eat everyday in your country. Maybe one day I can go and try it. Don't worry, I am not squeamish so you can tell me about any strange ingredients not normally used. You can also write about your favorite food!

Here are some ideas of what to write to me:

Tell me about your favorite local food . Tell me what you ate for breakfast/dinner today . Tell me an unusual food/ingredient that your culture uses in your food . Tell me a beautiful memory that you have with food . Tell me a food related festival in your country . Tell me your best dish that you made, or worst dish :)


Comment: I've tried to reach you several times both with Swap-Bot PMs and email. I'm not sure what's going on. You marked this swap as "sent" months and months late, but I've never gotten the letter and I haven't heard from you.
Response: Hi Betsy, I am so sorry but I took a long break off Swapbot and stopped checking.. and never realized my letter never got to you. Are you still making these fountain pen swaps? I wonder if I can send you something to make up for it.
MARY rated for A Simple Woman's Day # 4~~ USA Only on Nov 7, 2013
Comment: Your writing is beautiful! My family was very interested, including my 11 and 15-year-old granddaughters, so I passed your letter around the dinner table so everyone could enjoy it. Thank you so much for sharing!
Clover09 rated for About my pet(s) letter swap~ on Oct 31, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the letter! I love the writing you did! That is amazing. I love the picture of Little Ricey! Soo adorable! =)
ndw76 rated for Dip-pen letter April 2013 on May 31, 2013
Comment: I got your letter today. I have not read it yet, but wanted to change my rating to a 5 as soon as I had the chance. Will write back soon. Cheers, Nathan
ladyflash rated for Dip Pen Letter- February 2013 on May 15, 2013
Comment: Sorry for the delay, your writing is beautiful
aerothoughts rated for A Week of Letters on Mar 31, 2013
Cjaworski rated for A Week of Letters on Mar 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you I loved my letter it was so pretty and also the Marilyn card :)
AllieFuchs rated for A Week of Letters on Mar 27, 2013
Comment: How absolutely beautiful! I am totally stunned by your work. Thank you so much for adding the Dickens quote! I love it!
maxbenleo rated for A Week of Letters on Mar 27, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your letter and extras! My whole family support our local team HSV :D Greetings from Germany!
StaceyStoke rated for A Week of Letters on Mar 25, 2013
Comment: Thanks for your letter, your writing is beautiful! Thanks for the extras as well!
esabl rated for 10 Postcards - International on Feb 25, 2013
Comment: Oh my.. your handwriting is AMAZING. Hands down, probably the best I've ever seen! Thank you so much for the pretty painting you sent me, Schin. I love it!!! :)
smallwood rated for Handwriting Share on Feb 19, 2013
Comment: Beautiful handwriting! Exquisite! I am inspired. Thanks for sharing with me in not only your swap, but also allowing me to create a swap fashioned after yours. THANK YOU!
VeganBallerina rated for Write a Love Letter on Feb 10, 2013
Comment: This swap was so fun! The letter was amazing thank you so much! Beautiful hand writing! Would love to do a swap like this again!
kankalin rated for 10 Postcards - International on Feb 8, 2013
Comment: Great card and I LOVE! your calligraphic handwritting. Do you always write this way?
whytewillow rated for Surprise in a envelope.. on Feb 4, 2013
Comment: What a wonderful array of things. This truly was a suprise and it made my day. Thanks. I've said this before but your writing is awesome.
biancagirl14 rated for 10 Postcards - International on Feb 3, 2013
Comment: thank you for the nice card and i love the writing.
SillyPie rated for Surprise in a envelope.. on Feb 1, 2013
Comment: Loved EVERYTHING!!! :)
pne rated for 10 Postcards - International on Jan 30, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your postcard and for the lines in Malay!
Noisy rated for 10 Postcards - International on Jan 30, 2013
Comment: Tahnk you for this beautiful PC. I love you handwriting :-)
mishamisha rated for National Handwriting Day on Jan 30, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard, you can not imagine the impact that your letter has caused me. Your letter is just gorgeous. Magnifica. Really. It reminds me a lot of the lyrics of some of my stories when I was little. Thanks, yesterday I spent all day smiling to receive a letter in such category. I wish you well, and I hope we meet again across the web.

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user2637 on Dec 2, 2015:

FYI - @swap4fun is active again on SB and it looks like she owes you a swap from 2013.

renate on Aug 29, 2013:

thankyou gimmiemail

user2637 on Aug 12, 2013:

Just a heads up @scrappin4smiles is active on SB, so you might be able to get the swap owed to you from 2012.

rachelcdoyle on Apr 4, 2013:

kirstyenarno on Apr 1, 2013:

Thank you for participating in the dip pen swap April.Take care, Kirsty

lou on Feb 8, 2013:

Get note?

Ginger on Jan 11, 2013:

Hey! I got you in the 2013 PC Swap #2 swap! I'm just dropping by your page to let you know your PC will be in the mail tomorrow ;) I love your page!


rachelcdoyle on Dec 9, 2012:

thelittledreamcatcher on Dec 3, 2012:

Hi Schin! I just got your letter yesterday! And OMG, the lettering on the envelope is breathtaking! You really have elegant and vintage handwriting! Thank you for writing to me! I'll be writing back soon!

Marie65 on Dec 1, 2012:

BTW, I was born in Singapore, moved to Canada in 2002.

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