For anyone who's interested, I've opened up a little stationery shop of my handmade goods designsfromscratch.co. In the short term, I am only fulfilling domestic (U.S.) orders, but will expand soon (apologies for any inconvenience!). Hope you find something you like, but thanks for looking either way!!!
My name is Mary and I'm a graphic designer based in northern Virginia (close to Washington, DC). I've been married to my husband, Joe, since 2007. I spent the earlier (and longer) part of my career in biology, but have recently made the switch to more creative work (YAY!). When I make artwork, I often use watercolors, gouache, pens/pencils, and computer graphic tools (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite). I also enjoy using Posca markers (super fun!) and creating paper collages. I'm pretty much a paper nerd.
When I'm not being artsy, I like to do a bit of gardening, cooking/baking, sewing/knitting or watching a good flick or show. I like a wide range of genres, but some pieces I've liked include the Sherlock Holmes series, Dead Poets Society, Goonies, The Little Prince, several films based on Jane Austen works, Studio Ghibli films, the Harry Potter movies, and Marvel flicks. Same goes for music - love me some '80s, oldies, Big Band, classical, electropop, hip hop, rock, etc...songs from pretty much all genres.
I've always had a passion for anything to do with art, crafts, stationery, and design, and I'm excited to share that enthusiasm with fellow enthusiasts here at Swap-bot! I also love the personal aspect of snail mail and getting to know people for who they genuinely are (hope the feeling is mutual!). It's been a joy receiving swaps, especially knowing that people have taken the time to write or put them together. I also enjoy putting fun swap packages together (I can't help but include extras, heehee), so I always hope my partners are happy with what they get! If you have any issues (whether it be with what you receive, postage...etc), please message me and I will work with you to resolve them!
Just a note: I mark my swaps sent when they've been dropped in the mailbox. The mail is picked up at irregular times in my neighborhood, so sometimes the USPS comes before I drop it in the mailbox, meaning swaps may get sent out the following day. Also, our HOA is terrible at notifying us of maintenance activities - they recently withheld residents' mail for a few days while the mailboxes were being repainted and let us know AFTER the fact. I apologize in advance for any future impact this may have on receiving or sending swaps!
I'm sure there are a lot more likes I could list here, but just can't remember everything at the moment...
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