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Date Joined: March 21, 2022
Last Online: August 10, 2022
Birthday: June 4
Country: United States
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Profile last updated: July 30 2022
Don't feel like reading a bunch of rambling? Then go ahead and scroll down to the DO/DON'T list at the bottom.

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Hi there! I'm Robyn, but my friends call me Byn. (That's Robyn without all the ra ra ra) and my pronouns are They/Them, but I'm not going to get mad if you use She/Her.

First things first: I am a bit of an odd duck, and not everyone is going to like me. And I'm ok with that.

I believe that:

Black Lives Matter

LGBTQ+ rights are fundamental and important human rights

Trans men ARE men

Trans women ARE women

Kindness and acceptance of varied religious beliefs are keys to a happy life.

If these things don't line up with your belief system, we probably wouldn't make great pen pals or swap partners.

I'm heading into the back end of my 40s, and have finally come to accept myself as I am. I'm probably best described as a "hot mess of random information, bits of chaotic energy, and I have the attention span of a goldfish some days. I'm a Gemini, so very creative, and thrive in my cluttered home life.

I am an Eclectic Witch, and adapt and utilize spells from several traditions. I have had the honor of working with several different magical mentors to guide me along my path. I have always loved art, and working with various mediums.

I wasn't the greatest mother in the world, but did have the honor of bringing 3 beautiful amazing smart and snarky daughters into the world. All three are in their 20's now. I also have 2 granddaughters - age 4 and 2.. and 2 more grandbabies on the way!

I have the joy of 2 "bonus kiddos" that are in my life right now. If you feel like adding anything in for them, the twins are 12, and so full of wonder still.. they would be thrilled to get something. S- enjoys cooking, video games, collecting shiny rocks (pyrite is his favorite), foreign coins, and reading.
Z- loves reading as well, and her favorite stones are tigers eye and rose quartz. She is also a fantastic cook and loves growing her own plants as well.

I also have quite a few critters living with me... my own little mini zoo! Here's the break down of animals:

🐈‍⬛Salem, Lord of Darkness (Salem for short) Salem

🐈 Sir Benedict Scutterbotch the Third (Scutterbotch or Sir for short)

Guinea pigs- Colonel Mustard and Professor Plum guineas

I recently adopted an 11 year old Pomeranian mix named Buddy

2 doves- Laverne and Shirley

and finally, I have one hermit crab named Lazarus - If you ask I'll happily tell you the story of how he earned his name.
hermit crab

please note

I mark my items sent on the date that I put the package / envelope into the mailbox at the post office, and it may not match the date that the postal workers scan the item in if I drop it on the weekend or after 3pm when the post office is closed. If it is a larger package than an envelope or postcard, I will always have tracking information on it. Please message me if it's been longer than 2 weeks from the sent date so we can try to find the missing package or send out a replacement.

Everyone has a pet-peeve right? mine is the word "Tarot". I've been doing tarot readings for about 30 years now. Started when I was 16. The one thing that absolutely makes me angry and close to stabby is when people say tarot like it rhymes with "carrot", when it should sound closer to the word "sparrow". I could understand if it was someone new that had never seen or heard it before, but if someone has been in the spiritual / paranormal / witchy field for more than a year I would hope that someone else would help them out. Especially if they are attempting to teach others about tarot. There are tons of sources both online and in physical bookstores that can tell you the commonly accepted British and American pronunciations. Neither one says that blasted t at the end. I know, it's a really weird hill to die on, but it's my hill, and I'll stand on her till the World Tree turns to ash.

Favorite Crafts

I love creating art using a combination of Wood, metal, glass, paper, found items, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, resin, gemstones, legally and humanely acquired animal parts, fur, feathers, leather and more.

I've never been good with yarn crafts, so I tend to avoid them but do enjoy needle felting on occasion.

I've just recently started in with paper crafting, and realize how woefully lacking my supplies are in terms of a nice paper cutter or fancy punches and dies, etc. Apologies in advance if my creations look like they were cut out by someone who had a few too many drinks before picking up their scissors. I did buy a cheap die cutting machine, used it for about a week, and then it broke. Guess I have to save up for a good one now! favorites

Favorite types of swaps: ATCs - Zines - Decos - handmade dolls - postage stamps - playing cards - stickers and supplies

Please let me know if you would like to do a private swap, I love doing one-on-one swaps and trades, especially for larger items that require a box instead of an envelope

Do / Don't list

No Thanks

Please DO NOT send:

Anything that smells strongly of cigarette smoke unless there is a warning on the outside to allow it to air out a bit- one of my frequent house guests is very sensitive to cigarette smell.

Jewelry of any type- I don't go out and dress up enough to justify wearing them, and would hate to have something just sit in a box forever.

Heavily soiled or torn and damaged items that cannot safely be repurposed for art projects.

Items that are stating that I'm going to hell for practicing witchcraft.

Other than those few things, I'm super excited to receive anything you would like to send. I happily give out hearts for swaps that I feel like people put time and effort into instead of just slapping something together in a few minutes. Adding in a little note about how you created something - the method behind your madness, if you will - is almost always guaranteed a heart.

Yes Please

Ideas for themes of things I'd love to receive in swaps:

A - Art Bell (radio host), Axolotl, Aardvarks, Asian art, Any excuse to use the word “Antidisestablishmentarianism”, Advertising art, Aliens, Anatomical art

B - Bumblebees, Butterflies, BOB ROSS, buttons, Buddha, B&W Photos, Bigfoot, BUSINESS CARDS- I'd love one of your personal business cards or cards you find from others. Especially interested in cards from metaphysical stores, psychic readers, and tattoo artists.

C - CATS, clowns, creepy things. Coins and tokens (especially ones that are said to bring good luck or old discontinued currency type coins from around the world. Please DO NOT send coins/currency that you feel may have a high resale value. I collect these to use in art projects or just to use as something fun and interesting for my best friend's twins to learn about other countries with), Circus themed items, Cryptozoology

D - dogs, Dried herbs / flowers / teas, dolls (old broken creepy dolls especially loved. Not fond of plastic dolls or “cutesy” dolls)

E - ET, elephants with their trunk up

F - FROGS, freebies (Honestly, who DOESN’T like free stuff?), Funeral Home items, Fidgets

G - glue (E6000 , Aileens tacky glue, elmers glue sticks), ginger beer/ale/tea, Gothic theme, glitter, GNOMES, GOATS

H - Halloween themed items from pre-1970s era, House Hippos

I - Incense- sticks, cones, or resin, (But I only like ones that use natural ingredients and not highly chemical / artificial smelling.) HEM brand and Satya are my favorite brands for stick incense, and I’ve not found a scent in those brands that I don’t like yet.

J - Jokers/Jesters

K - Kindness

L - Lace

M - Mister Rogers, Metal dies and stamp/die sets, mushrooms, magic, mystery , MONSTERS- cute monsters, scary monsters, all types of monsters are something I love.

N - Nesting Dolls, Narwhals, New Age, Notebooks

O - ODDITIES, Opossums

P - Postage stamps ( Mostly interested in used ones. The same as with the coins/currency - please only send "crafting quality" stamps and not ones that may have a high collector value. I'd also love any postage stamps for USA that are new / uncanceled that I can use for swaps). Playing cards with interesting backs/fronts (especially fond of collecting the Jokers from decks of playing cards)

Q - QUEENs (the band, drag, and royals)

R - Refrigerator magnets, religious items (especially catholic saint prayer cards, saint relics) But I’m honestly happy with items depicting any world religion or culture. I find faith super interesting as a way to understand more about other people and their life perspectives), recipes

S - Sequins, Shiny rocks and crystals (especially carved stone skull and animal figures), SKULLS, silicone molds for resin, Steampunk, succulents, sloths

T - TURTLES, thrift store finds, Tigers (not tiger king tho)


V - Vintage pin-up girl style, snarky, inappropriate, blasphemous, or otherwise odd and quirky art

W - Washi tape, washi stickers, walrus, watercolor, witchcraft, witches, wolves

X - vintage X-ray images

Y - Yellow, Yeti, Young Frankenstein

Z - Zebras


minniepic rated for Quick Frankendeck Swap of 10 #2 on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Thank you so very much for the lovely selection of playing cards.❤️❤️ Thanks for the whole set, that was very kind of you❤️❤️❤️
StitchingWitch rated for ATC Bag #111 (USA) on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: Interesting assortment -- I had a hard time choosing one.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Junk Journal #21 on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: SO great! LOVE the image of the man cutting the lawn in his short shorts!! heheeh I agree.. sooo much! The grass and bbq smells are definitely SUMMER!!
theshyone rated for Quick Frankendeck Swap of 10 #2 on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Oh my goodness, Robyn! You sent a whole suit! That was so generous <3 The playing cards are so fun and varied. I really adored the collection of MN cards you sent, I do not have any yet, so I was thrilled :D Thank you for such a thoughtful swap <3
AliddaLawf rated for CPG Mythical Creatures ATC - US on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Awesome ATC! I love her cheeky look :) Thanks so much for the lovely papers, I can't wait to use them! Happy Swapping!
ccmmsu rated for MM&L: Alien ATC #2 - UFOs on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: The aliens have invaded! Thank you so much for the awesome ATC. I'm sorry you had to resend, but I really appreciate that you did and were proactive about checking on it. I love this!
Response: That makes me so happy, hearing that he made it there safely this time.
MissRich rated for NEWBIE FRIENDLY ATC Swap #19 USA on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: 😇 THANK YOU for the AWESOME ATCs Robyn! and the business card for Styrlings coll!!! 😇
ensigncelery rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - W on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: Ohmygosh, this is such a cool idea! And each of your tiny drawings are so detailed! Byn, I absolutely love this ATC~ 💜✨
blu1bell rated for Octopi For You & I on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: I loved the little octopus and the additional little gifts with it. They were awesome. Thanks
Comment: Awesome postcard and awesome reading! Definitely something I needed to hear right now. Thanks so much!
paperlover rated for Ladybug ATC - Newbie Friendly on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: I love everything about the Halloween lady bug ATC. it has so much personality. Thank you so much!
tishttr1 rated for ATC Trade #6 ~ USA on Jul 29, 2022
Comment: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 😊 Nice ATC's and goodies too!!
Begokschaf rated for Washi Bookmark on Jul 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much for all 3 bookmarks!
Chantica rated for Weird or Creepy ATC Round 6 on Jul 28, 2022
Comment: Aren't we all FREAKS in some way? Some of us wear it on the outside and some it's just under the surface. Love the ATC you made. And appreciate the papers they will go to good use. Thank you and Happy Swapping
InstaTangle rated for HEUSA - Halloween Animal PC on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: You PC is so beautiful, your painting is amazing. I love it, I am not a good painter so I love seeing others talent. thank you
Ethony rated for WC: Make a Witch ATC on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Beautiful thank you!
vigdisblom rated for Washi Bookmark on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for your awesome bookmarks - all of them! They are so much fun.
IntaglioDragon rated for AM: Spider ATC on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: That is a fun poem, than you for sharing! The spider is a clever use of materials.
jburb rated for BS&S ~ Tools and Toys pictures on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: I loved everything you shared. There was so much to see in each photo. Thank you for sharing.
ChrisAnne rated for CPG ICAD 2022 #3 - US on Jul 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for such a creative card. I love the ribbon/trim you added. Such artistry.

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OrigamiGrace on Aug 9, 2022:

Thanks so much for the nice goodies from my July wishlist at Cheap Postage Group!! Hope your summer is going well!

HausOfImps on Aug 1, 2022:

Thank you so much for Art Bell and the crochet flower! I love them! And I probably don't even need to say this, but I nearly screamed when I opened the larger piece of art and it was Erlik. That was a really meaningful gift to send and I appreciate it deeply, just gotta figure out where I want to display him now! And of course, I'll get you back soon. Take care <3

feverfawn on Jul 19, 2022:

I am loving the great Kappa ATC you sent to me - thank you so much! :)

DeboraCreates on Jul 17, 2022:

Thank you for the great zine!

LauraM540 on Jun 27, 2022:

Awesome Random Envie Tag!! Thanks so much for the fun goodies! Loved it all!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 22, 2022:

Thank you for the Quick! I Need . . . Tag in the PF! I LOVE the watercolor ATC backgrounds, playing card jokers and vintage tiger PC. The possum you drew on the envie is super cool. I'll be adding that to my journal. Thanks for being awesome!

mamajoy on Jun 21, 2022:

Thank you. Have a great 4th.

feverfawn on Jun 20, 2022:

Hi Byn! ~ Hope you have a wonderful week! :)

rsj244 on Jun 19, 2022:

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Hope you're having a nice weekend!

HausOfImps on Jun 16, 2022:

Oh my gosh! I got your surprise RAK today and I almost cried lol. That was so sweet of you. I love the ATC and the labels -- I will definitely use them, don't worry. Thank you again!

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