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VKitchen

VKitchen
Date Joined: May 24, 2020
Last Online: September 23, 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
  • 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! My favorite forms of marine life are cephalopods, seahorses, jellyfish, manta rays, moray eels, and nudibranchs.

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Wishlist

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

  • Tea (my preference is green, white, rooibos, or herbal -- no allergies)
  • Hand-drawn/painted artwork
  • Skillfully handmade items
  • Zines and minicomics
  • Anything well-printed (e.g. foil-stamped or embossed)
  • Book recommendations
  • Vegetarian/vegan recipes
  • Weird, creepy shit
  • A story you've never told anyone else
  • 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 in nature
  • 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

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!)
kammy rated for Tea For Thee # 66 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this tea bags
Catt007 rated for Happy Mail #4 on Sep 22, 2020
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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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Comment: Thanks for the great teas and the beautiful postcards. Love them!
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Comment: Violet! I love all the forest postcards you sent! And the stamps! Thank you!
TryshaH81 rated for Small Tea Swap #21 on Sep 18, 2020
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Comment: These look yummy! Happy Swapping
Wingsofgossamer rated for Tea Please! #2 on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love your style!
ayahsantos rated for Tea For Thee # 63 on Sep 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care!
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Comment: Such a lovely package of happiness thank you!
eshasketch rated for SPILL THE TEA 🍵 on Sep 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing mail Violet! I can’t wait to try the teas and oh my gosh, thank you for all the vintage goodies! They’re so beautiful! I wish I could give you more than just one heart! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thank you so much! <3
dorcii rated for Tea For Thee # 62 on Sep 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the teas! Actually, I really like lavender tea as well!! :)
Lootuska rated for Happy Mail #3 on Sep 9, 2020
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Comment: Ahh thank you so much for this swap!! Everything you sent me will go in to good use <3 also, the stamps are nice!
Burger1girl rated for SPILL THE TEA 🍵 on Sep 6, 2020
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Comment: My favorite brand tea!!Pukka!! I love these! Thank you so much! I love the library card note! I need to make some of those! And chocolate tea!! wooo hoo!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for this very awesome Happy Mail. I just adore the envie and my little witch!!! The postal items are perfect and I look forward to using them soon. It could nothave been any better! Hugs, Mona
PrincessP rated for Handmade Bookmark & Tea Swap #2 on Sep 1, 2020
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Comment: Oh. My. Goodness! This has to be one of the best bookmarks I have ever seen. Thank you SO much for your Terry Pratchett bookmark, I truly love it! You are so talented x And thank you for the teas too, I can't wait to try them! Also, your envelope in itself brought such a big smile to my face...the moon landing stamps and the sorting hat are awesome :D
Response: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed making it, and I'm glad it found its way to a good home :D
Fuchsi rated for Small Tea Swap #15 on Aug 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful tea! Even the letter alone smelled already delicous and I can't wait to try them! :) You have sended a wonderful selection. It's also cool you went to Bavaria once and also visited the comicfestival!
Response: Thank you, I hope you enjoy them! :)
usctrojans79 rated for 🦑Under the Sea swap🐚 on Aug 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
MamaD rated for CSS: Handmade Cryptid Postcard on Aug 26, 2020
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Comment: Oh my goodness! I do not even know where to start in rating this!! The envelope itself is AMAZING! Before I even opened it, I just sat and looked at the wonderful drawings on the envelope itself! But your postcard...I am blown away!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS and WONDERFUL!!! There just really are no proper words to tell you how incredible that your swap is!! To top it off..the fantastic story behind the drawing! I just love it all so very much!! Thank you so very, very much! The postcard is going in a frame on my wall! You are very very talented! Thank you again!!!
Response: Thank you so, so much! It means so much to me to hear that you like your drawing, and the story behind it. <3
Carollee922 rated for Small Tea Swap (2 Partners) on Aug 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the teas, I can't wait to try them!
zeroeoj rated for Small Tea Swap (2 Partners) on Aug 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the fun tea! I’m excited to try them all and they’re new to me. Take care and I hope all is well. 😍❤️

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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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