Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: August 18, 2019
August 14 - Away for a few days. I plan to get to my mail in a few days and will rate as soon as I get back.
July 31 2019: The summer has been going nicely. I've been hosting swaps steadily and they've been well-received. I'm looking forward to August. I'll be taking a 1-week vacation in August to go camping. There may be a couple of days where I don't have internet access, but I don't expect it to interfere with my swap-bot responsibilities, except maybe a slow response to messages.
I've had 2 health scares this month but after some further testing I'm OK. Phew.
I also got my official acceptance letter for an HED service dog. It might be another year before I get the training and the dog, the waiting list is long. It gives me something exciting and life-changing to look forward to.
July 15 2019: I just created my first group! I'm excited and nervous. :)
Theme: A DIY group. Turn your snapshot photos into postcards, ATCs, notecards, zines, and more. Type: Arts and Crafts
If you haven't received a card within a month of my send date, please let me know.
I like staying creative in small ways and this site provides a lot of opportunities. I like handcrafted one-of-a-kind things.
I love making my own postcards.
Here's an example of one of my handcarved blocks postcards.
Cut n Paste postcards are one of my favourite style of postcards. They are fun to make and receive. I like rummaging through magazines for images that will make a great postcard. Look over on the right, under "Currently Hosting" I've usually got one CnP on the go.
Borrowing from NRGordon's description, I like making postcards from found images. They are intriguing, and more personal. If you like making postcards, definitely send me one if you are my partner in a swap. Let me know how you made it and tell me something about the image you picked (why you picked it, what you like about it).
Things I find interesting:
In my area I really like: Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gallery Stratford, and Art Gallery of Guelph. Ontario Gallery Finder
I also like Co-op Artist stores. Co-operative Art Galleries in Ontario directory
To all those people who join my swaps and rate promptly and with a nice note...
My favourite books are the kind I want to keep and not give away. Or the kind I think are so good I want to pass it on, then buy a second copy to keep.
Being Mortal - Atul Gawande
The Wander Society - Keri Smith
The Guerrilla Art Kit - Keri Smith
Experimental Travel - Rachel Antony, Joel Henry
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well - Meik Wiking
El Deafo - Cece Bell
Good Mail Day - Jennie Hinchcliff
How Can Art Make You Happy - Bridget Payne
Congratulations by the way by George Saunders
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
Experimental Travel by Rachael Antony
Irrationality by Justin E.H. Smith
The Legend of The Vila della Luna by Jana Kolpen
Comedians (and their TV shows):
Current TV Shows:
I'm still a fan of Saturday Night Live. I've watched every season. Including the years they hadn't invented VCRs yet and I had to stay up well past my bedtime to watch.
What We Do in the Shadows. I don't know anyone who doesn't love this movie. There's a TV series out now on the FX channel. Hilarious. These are classic Romanian Victorian vampires living in modern times.
Kim's Convenience (Toronto) Immigrant Korean family run a variety store near Kensington Market in Toronto. Funny. Wonderful characters.
Schitt's Creek I've grown to really like the "Green Acres" style fish-out-of-water storyline. They film in Orangeville and Goodwood, Ontario (I've visited both locations - my friends who like the show are jealous :D ). I've always loved the SCTV comedians. It's great to see Catherine OHara and Eugene Levy working together.
Take-Out Food: Asian especially Thai and Indian.
Drink: Bubble tea, coffee, club soda with fruit juice, the tea lattes at Starbucks
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