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Byn0604

Byn0604
Date Joined: March 21, 2022
Last Online: June 25, 2022
Birthday: June 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Profile last updated: June 17 2022

Alt text mx media art of a drag queen wearing a crown with the words real queens fix each others crowns

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)
Scutterbotch

Guinea pigs- Colonel Mustard and Professor Plum guineas

I recently adopted an 11 year old Pomeranian mix named Buddy
Buddy

2 doves- Laverne and Shirley
Doves

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 that 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.

Do / Don't list

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.


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

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

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)

U - UNICORNS

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

Ratings

lyssathemermaid rated for Medusa ATC (Folklore ATC #8) on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the atc! And i love the extra atc backgrounds you added, too! 🥰
NowherefromDraco rated for WC: God/Goddess ATC on Jun 23, 2022
5
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ensigncelery rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #6 on Jun 22, 2022
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Comment: First of all, I LOVE these ATCs. The Stand Out one reminds me of how I used to decorate my blog, and that snail is so fun! I love the idea of using the stamps as a border~ ♥ And It was so sweet of you to include such amazing extras! I love that you included some of the die cuts that you used on your Sender's Choice card (I'm excited to use them). And these postcards are super cool! (My partner says thank you for the skull, too. She stole it, haha.) Thank you so much for the amazing swap~
DParker85 rated for 💜HEP: Purple ATC R3 on Jun 21, 2022
5
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Comment: I 💜 the purple piggies so much! And thanks for the great stamps!
mamajoy rated for PCS: FRANKENDECK - full set of clubs on Jun 20, 2022
5
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Comment: There are some really cool cards in the mix. Thank you for including a joker.
Myself333 rated for ATC Bag #109 (USA) on Jun 19, 2022
5
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Comment: Wow Byn, this was such a wonderful surprise to open! Thank you so very much for all the treasures, I super adore them all! And your ATCs are so fun, I'm really excited to pass this bag on. Happy swapping!!
5
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Comment: Thanks for your lovely swap. Your purple envies are lovely 😊
MelissaLB rated for PCS: Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jun 19, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards. They will be fun additions to my decks.
Fabriqueen rated for June Birthday Card Swap on Jun 18, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling birthday card and the awesome ATC, stamps and washi tape samples! I do like birthday naps and even un-birthday naps! LOL! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
DollyDotBoo rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #14 on Jun 17, 2022
5
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Comment: I will admit I laughed when I saw the Spam pc you sent me
sndrtkt rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #14 on Jun 17, 2022
5
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Comment: I love the postcard of Atlantic City! Great list
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Summer Fun ATC. It gives the feeling of a very calm, peaceful place. I like the little buttons you added. Thank you for the stamps too. Great swap.
blu1bell rated for Anansi ATC (Folklore ATC #7) on Jun 16, 2022
5
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squince rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #14 on Jun 16, 2022
5
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Comment: I've been to Como zoo! Thanks!
DollyDotBoo rated for HEP: Purple ATC R2 💜 on Jun 13, 2022
5
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Comment: thank you
Response: You are very welcome.
ariestess rated for tPCC: Magical Herbalsim: Parsley on Jun 10, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! I also was perplexed as a child about why food would be put on the plate that you weren't supposed to eat!
wordlesspoetry86 rated for WC: Celestial ATC on Jun 10, 2022
5
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Comment: I just loved this swap! YOU ROCK! I always try to look at the moon each evening but even if I don't, I keep up with her phases. I love the morning sun touching my toes. It sort of wakes me up and reminds me to smile. And of course I wish on everything too!
5
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Comment: I love the 'peek-a-boo' surprise. Thank you for the old stamps too.
bb2 rated for Altered Music Sheet on Jun 9, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for designing a special Bible quote altered music ATC for me. I am enjoying the several extras you sent too, especially the variety of used postage stamps. And, there are some interesting cards in the Frankendeck. You are correct, the dark side of the other ATC is not my cup of tea. I kind of wish you had saved it for someone who could appreciate that type of art. I do like Victorian style steampunk. I'll add that to my profile.
Response: Please feel free to either pass along, scrap out, or simply toss the darker steampunk card! I'm very happy that you enjoyed the rest of the package.
ChristineMartinez rated for 3 Layer ATC #21- USA on Jun 9, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the fun card. I thought it was neat how you packaged it up too.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 37 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
48 41 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 9 38 0
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Comments

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!

HausOfImps on Jun 3, 2022:

Thank you for the alien ATCs from the MM&L RAK! They are both so adorable and I'm glad they came as friends! I actually have another Giorgio for them to be friends with as well, so they are in good company. :) The other alien ATC I own is grays who seem to keep to themselves, but I'm hoping to fill a full 9 page sheet soon! Ahhh thank you again!

feverfawn on Jun 3, 2022:

So glad the tag ending up making it to you!! Thanks for letting me know & glad you enjoyed it! :)

rsj244 on May 29, 2022:

Thanks Byn! I agree! It will be nice to have tomorrow off making it another good day!!! :)

rsj244 on Apr 8, 2022:

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