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VKitchen

VKitchen
Date Joined: May 24, 2020
Last Online: November 24, 2020
Birthday: June 28
Country: United States
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About Me

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My name is Violet! I'm an artist living in the woods of rural New England. By day I work as an associate editor for a small press publisher specializing in art books and indie comics. I also do freelance illustration on the side.

I tend to gravitate towards the morbid, the eccentric, and the strange. I love libraries and used bookstores, and I'm a great enthusiast of old paper in all of its forms!

I keep an entire wall of my bedroom dedicated to the pinning up of drawings, postcards, short comics, favorite quotations from books, and all manner of miscellaneous scraps. Further material for this "collage wall" is always appreciated!

I'm fascinated by found objects and the things people leave behind. I'd especially like to receive anything handmade or hand-drawn, and items that have a history or personal story behind them.

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Interests

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  • Drawing, illustration, and mail art
  • Graphic novels, indie comics, and zines
  • Surrealism
  • Art Deco
  • Retro, pulpy science fiction art
  • Science fiction and fantasy
  • Esoteric history and historical fiction
  • Space
  • Antarctica
  • All forms of marine life, especially cephalopods
  • Monsters, skulls, and skeletons
  • Robots and machinery
  • Cemeteries, caves, ruins, and abandoned places
  • Anything feminist, queer, punk, and/or radical
  • Irreverent humor, and anything macabre or offbeat

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Above all, I love books -- both reading them, and the craft and care that goes into making them. I love more than anything the feeling of exploring fantastical, self-contained worlds.

My favorite authors of all time are Ursula K. Le Guin, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, and Lynda Barry. I also love the short stories of China Miéville and Jorge Luis Borges, and some (but not all) works by Neil Gaiman and Michael Chabon.

I love tea, baking, and hiking through the woods. I also enjoy gardening, and have a particular fondness for succulents, mushrooms, and variegated plants.

My all-time favorite spacecraft are Voyagers I and II, and one can't go wrong with any of the Mars rovers, either!

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Tea

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I enjoy most kinds of tea, including green, matcha, white, rooibos, and herbal. I especially like fragrant ingredients like jasmine, lavender, and rose.

I don't drink black tea, but I'm happy to receive interesting varieties of black so that I can use them in future swaps (as I never buy black tea for myself.)

My only strong dislikes are licorice and fennel.

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Wishlist

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If it’s helpful, here's a list of other items I’d be especially interested in:

  • Book recommendations
  • Zines and minicomics
  • Hand-drawn/painted artwork
  • Skillfully handmade items
  • Older international stamps
  • Anything especially well-printed (e.g. foil-stamped or embossed)
  • Vegetarian/vegan recipes
  • Weird, creepy shit
  • Anything to do with the ocean or space
  • Vegetable/flower seeds (US Zone 5) or succulent cuttings would make my day!

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Dislikes

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I try to be open to whatever is sent to me, and I do my best to regift anything that's not my cup of tea, so no need to worry too much!

However, there are a few specific categories that I'm definitely less interested in:

  • Anything religious or patriotic
  • Anything to do with astrology or tarot (constellations are fine!)
  • Marvel, DC, and Disney
  • Anything excessively cutesy, frilly, or saccharine
  • Children's stickers and planner/memo stickers
  • Coloring book pages

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Ratings

poppyseedletters rated for Floral/Nature Mail Swap #3 on Nov 8, 2020
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Comment: WOW! I can't thank you enough everything you sent was so pretty and the floral vintage postcards are to live for! I'm getting them hung on my wall! Thank you so so so much for everything!
m3i5 rated for Tea For Thee # 71 on Nov 7, 2020
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Comment: Hi Violet, Thank you very much for the yummy tea samples and all you pretty stamps you included and used on the envie! :D Love them all!! 😍
Eulegirl rated for ☆ TEA TIME #22 ☆ on Nov 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas that arrived safely in their pretty holder! I love the library card you write the note on, too!
KaleenaMail rated for Floral/Nature Mail Swap #2 on Nov 3, 2020
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Comment: This is such a beautiful swap!! Thank you for your generosity. The postcards and stamps are such a special touch. These are so beautiful!! Thanks again! I also really like that you write your notes on library cards; that is so cool.
Muppet450 rated for week of tea nr.34 on Nov 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Tea’s. Jasmine is one of My favorite Tea’s too
Jeanb217 rated for Tea For Thee # 68 on Oct 30, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the tea. I appreciate the different kinds. Jeannie
KaliOya rated for CSS: Zine #01 on Oct 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute zine. I liked that you made a mini comic book. Zines are new to me so it was nice that yours was different from mine as it gave me ideas for future zines. Looking forward to trying the tea you sent. It is one that I have not had before. It is cool that we both like tea and skulls:) Happy swapping.
Satorii rated for Happy Mail #5 on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so so much for the lovely happy mail it’s all incredible. I’m so excited to use the map envelopes :)
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Comment: Wow and wow! I LOVE this postcard. I feel like I hit the swapbot jackpot! Thank you for this amazing little piece of art. I have it hanging up at work so that I can look at it everyday.
Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it :)
Katiebree rated for Happy Mail #5 on Oct 17, 2020
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Comment: I loved everything! Especially the vintage postcards! Thank you 😊
dmwcheng rated for Tea For Thee # 64 on Oct 16, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas and the presentation. I will send you a response. Stay hydrated and stay human. Cheerios.
TryshaH81 rated for Small Tea Swap #22 on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the teas! I had trouble untaping them though.
Response: Whoops! I'm so sorry about that. I'll be more careful next time.
ayahsantos rated for Tea For Thee # 67 on Oct 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Anettedragonfly rated for Happy Mail #4 on Oct 6, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome happymail filled with delicious tea <3
Lolly rated for 🌌 Space Stuff Swap 🌌 on Sep 30, 2020
5
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Comment: Simply out of this world, I love it all. The atcs are gorgeous. Thank you so much.
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Comment: What a blessing it is to receive your swaps. You have the most beautiful and elegant vintage postcards. I want to frame them and get lost in the life of the early 1900s. They are such treasures. I also love the teas! THANK YOU!!!
kizzlets rated for 🌊 Marine Mail Swap 🌊 #2 on Sep 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you thank you for the awesome filled Marine goodies!!!! I do alot of postcard swaps, so I can't wait to use the marine postcards you sent me!!!
Lotusemilia rated for ☆ TEA TIME #21 ☆ on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: I wish I could put more than one heart here! ❤️ thanks so much for everything you sent, i definitely wasn't expecting to receive a comic along with the teas! (And the stickers are super cute too!)
Response: You're welcome, I hope you enjoy it! :)
kammy rated for Tea For Thee # 66 on Sep 22, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for this tea bags
Catt007 rated for Happy Mail #4 on Sep 22, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcards, I love them and it was definitely Happy Mail. I look forward to using them in postcrossing, there will be some very happy people when they receive these and your envelope is lovely, especially the stamps. Stay safe 😀

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Comments

kristid1970 on Jul 22, 2020:

Thanks for making your likes and dislikes easy!

Rainydancer on Jul 21, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

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