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wordlesspoetry86

wordlesspoetry86
Date Joined: November 15, 2008
Last Online: August 13, 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 8/2/2022]

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, 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

Byn0604 rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - W on Aug 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for another great ATC. I love his happy whale face, and how you did the color change from underwater to above the surface.
Chantica rated for CPG Mythical Creatures ATC - US on Aug 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you both cards have such a happy vibe to them. This is one of the happiest Nekomata that I've seen. I hope to keep him happy so he doesn't throw any fireballs. Thank you Happy Swapping.
tonat80 rated for Weird or Creepy ATC Round 6 on Jul 28, 2022
5
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE both of the ATCs you did for this swap. Nicely done and meaningful. Thank you so much for sending them to me.
Katiebrandx303 rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - T on Jul 27, 2022
5
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Comment: Love the Tea ATC! Thank you so much (:
Pandagirl805 rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - U on Jul 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the Umbrella ATC!
LovRasp rated for Alphabet ATC - J (round #2) on Jul 18, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Jack in the box ATC
Shellyr rated for AMA: HD/HP ATC- White Haired Woman on Jul 16, 2022
5
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Comment: Whitney, Thanks for both ATC's. They are both adorable.
Ethony rated for WC: Inspirational Nature ATC on Jul 13, 2022
5
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Comment: Super stunning ATC's thank you so much.
ondrea rated for AAA: Cat on Jul 12, 2022
5
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Comment: so cute! love them! thanks for the extra!
5
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Comment: Lovely, just lovely! Thank you so much for the set - hope you had fun making them!! I need to get working on my colored pencil technique!!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much.
silvermoonsnake rated for Alphabet ATC - H (round #2) on Jul 8, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC
5
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Comment: Great sunny cards! I absolutely love the toes - they look quite a bit like mine. Thank you so much. Excellent swap.
TrishaLouise rated for Mermaid ATC on Jul 5, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
nomadmama rated for Alphabet ATC - I (round #2) on Jul 5, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the "copl" icicles ATC. I wish we had a few here now.
JBFR rated for Endangered Species ATC on Jul 3, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for these two ATCs! I really like !
StitchingWitch rated for USATC: That's Odd! on Jul 1, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Two great cards -- Double thank you!
Byn0604 rated for I'm Going Gnome ATC (US) on Jun 30, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Adorable gnomies! I love how the cards make a bigger picture side by side!
Pandagirl805 rated for Medusa ATC (Folklore ATC #8) on Jun 29, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the ATC! its hard to say which I like more! I love her eyes
MissRich rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - S on Jun 28, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I always adore your art! :) Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 273 25 25
Completed Fives Threes Ones
277 317 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 67 184 25
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Comments

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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