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wordlesspoetry86

wordlesspoetry86
Date Joined: November 15, 2008
Last Online: October 15, 2022
Birthday: October 16
Country: United States
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About Me

For examples of my art, please visit my Instagram or Tumblr

[Last update on 09/28/2022]

I am taking a break for a while. I'll be back, but I need to focus on other things right now.

I work as a logistics coordinator sending rail trains across North America, though my degree is in English literature. I planned to go into folklore studies in graduate school, but life got in the way so now I just read and collect.

I am married and have a 7 year old kiddo in my life who calls me stepmommy. He likes dinosaurs and Spiderman. We almost always have a craft project to work on each time he is with us. My husband collects foreign currency and arrowheads. We always have arrowheads strewn about the house.

Favorite Crafts

I make cards for loved ones and for pen pals, put together jewelry, and practice very simple photography in everyday life.

I really love ATCs and inchies. Something about the challenge of limited space to make art appeals to me. My collection has grown significantly and going through it calms me. I enjoy receiving other people's art and sending my own on as well.

Favorite Books

I love almost anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman, Joseph Heller, or Tom Robbins. I've read enough of the classics to know that I enjoy the absurd situational humor of contemporary literature more than the dry dialogue based humor of canonical literature. When it comes to the classics, I like dystopian fiction such as Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, and 1984. I also truly enjoyed all of Anne Rice's books.

Favorite Movies

I'm a fan of action movies, especially cheesy ones from the 80s and 90s or the ones with actors from them. I especially like First Blood, Terminator, Predator, and Alien. I also like parody movies, such as those by Mel Brooks from around the same time. Examples are Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Dracula Dead and Loving It, and Men in Tights.

A Few of My Favorite Things

I like extras sometimes, but for the most part, unless you just feel really compelled, focus on your art rather than extras. You are much, much more likely to get a heart and my appreciation if you incorporate these things into your art.

Arrowheads, birds, book pages, cemeteries, charms, cats, clocks, day of the dead, dandelions, daffodils, eyes, folklore & fairytales, flowers, frogs, gardens, ghosts, gnomes, goddess figures, graffiti, insects, keys, lycanthropes, loteria, legends, merpeople, monsters, mythology, magic, maps, Milagros, oddities, owls, photographs (old), ravens, stars, skeletons, skulls, spirits, trees, trolls, trains, turtles, time, tarot, witches & warlocks, wheel of the year…

However, I am nerd for folklore so if you have a local story you'd like to send, it would get you a heart!

Things I Don't Care For

Zombies, religious or political items, Disney characters or themes, anime, anything overly cutesy...

Sloppy artwork or stickers on ATCs. I do my best on every swap and am so disappointed when I can tell my partner did not. I know different people have different levels of talent and creativity, but sticker slapping isn't art at all.

Favorite Colors

Purple! Blue, Black, Dark Brown, Red, Gray, Green... Mostly I just don't like pastels.

Favorite Television

Funny shows like Disenchantment, Lower Decks, and shows like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I also really enjoy the Witcher.

My all time favorite show will always be Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Sending and Receiving

I will mark sent as soon as the mail is in the box - though the mail carrier may not pick up until the following day. This helps me keep track of my swaps. Also, I rate as soon as I pick up my mail from the box.

If you do not receive something from me when you are supposed to, please reach out. I've had people do this in the past and then receive two packages from me but I will always resend to satisfy the swap. I will reach out to you if I do not receive a swap as well. That's only fair.

Postcards

I love postcards with little messages on them. I like the strange ones best - no postcards of hotels, homes, or statues unless they are very odd, please. Strange can be anything from morbid and off putting to just slightly odd or off kilter. Whatever you think would best be left in my hands.

If you are able to, always send handmade cards! I love seeing what other people can do with the space and how it flows through the mail system.

But please send naked and stamped.

Ratings

DParker85 rated for Alphabet ATC - K (round #2) on Oct 29, 2022
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Comment: So sore for the late rating!
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Comment: Thank you so much for TWO awesome ATCs! I love them! I'm a sucker for a dancing skeleton - lol - and the skeleton in the girl's silhouette is super cool. Oh, and the fox stationery is really sweet. <3
ariestess rated for Flower(s) ATC on Sep 28, 2022
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Comment: OMG Thank you! I am in love with both of these ATCs! They are so cute! I can't wait to add them to my collection!
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Comment: Thank you for the super cute ATCs. Happy Halloween!
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards.
SoberMermaid3 rated for Fall/Autumn ATCS on Sep 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the ATCs you sent. Both are giving me fall vibes!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG HD/HP Monsters ATC - US on Sep 15, 2022
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Comment: Adorable! Thank you! They are both so cute and creative!
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Comment: Thank you for sending me a meaningful and cool ATC card
YooperHill rated for Holloween ATC...scary/gory on Sep 10, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: I think your watercolor ATC’s turned out to be very nice! You should definitely play with them more!
Sonya rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - Z on Sep 10, 2022
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Comment: Super cute Zombie. Thanks so much.
feverfawn rated for MM&L: Yokai ATC #1 on Sep 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the two Hinoenma ATCs and for joining my swap! Interesting choice of Yokai ~ I enjoyed looking it up and reading about the "flying fate demon" and it was cool that you used different styles for your ATCs. So glad to know you're still enjoying the group and group swaps too! I will be hosting more Yokai swaps in the future :)
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Comment: Love what you did with the lightning bolt! Thanks!
Snaileditcrafts rated for Fall/Autumn ATCS on Sep 6, 2022
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Comment: SUPER fun and festive ATC's for the season! Thank you so much for sending an extra, and I love that they are hand drawn. So pretty! Thank you!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: HD/HP ATC- Pink Hair Woman on Sep 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for both pink haired ladies.
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Comment: Great cards and great quotes! Thank you so much!! No garden for us this year - still working on getting the lawn in:) so your flower quotes are much appreciated!
Begokschaf rated for Cat ATC - Newbie Friendly on Aug 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for both ATC’s! I love them
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the fall-related goodies!
MissRich rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - Y on Aug 23, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you SO much for the yo-yo ATC :)
jannieb rated for USATC: Nerdy ATC on Aug 22, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the ATC you made for me & Grayson. That was so sweet of to think of him. He was thrilled to receive it. I was thrilled to receive mine too! Happy swapping!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 294 26 26
Completed Fives Threes Ones
295 340 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 67 202 25
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Comments

HausOfImps on Aug 30, 2022:

So glad that you received it and thank you for the kind words! Can't wait to get back into art swaps, hosting, and group duties once my batteries charge up a bit!

Byn0604 on Aug 2, 2022:

Since I can't actually give a rating on this one, I needed to leave a comment. I love the celestial ATC you made me. Nice use of metallics :)

lambchoppy on Feb 29, 2020:

New swap up if you're interested!

Sticker PC Swap #17 - USA ONLY

Simone on Feb 13, 2009:

you

from List of 100 Group

ScruffyRasputin on Jan 24, 2009:

I just noticed the note and the robot inchie you sent with the mixed CD. I was a moron and must have overlooked these. Thank you so much! The robot is adorable!

craftsgalore on Dec 3, 2008:

Hi Whitney, Just wanted to let you know my mystery ATC's swap went off in the post to you this afternoon. Usually mail to USA from Scotland takes about a week.
Warm wishes Eileen

Emeraldcharm14 on Nov 26, 2008:

Welcome to the Valentine Day Scavenger Hunt - Flat Envelope Swap.

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