UK Swappers: I would love Dr Who postage stamps on swaps I receive or a private swap with you to get the sheets of Dr Who postage stamps!!!
New Zealand Swappers: I would love to do private swaps to get the Dr Who coins being released this year.
For those who get me as a partner in MailArt swaps that give a range of options, I do NOT collect nor have use for ATCs and would prefer homemade postcards, decorated envelopes, zines, etc.
Private Swaps: I am willing to do private swaps with established swappers. Besides things in my profile below, I would love to receive older, unused (US) postage stamps since I do not have a source for them [I like to have a variety to use on items I mail out]. I also have ATCs I made some time ago to send out to interested swappers. I no longer make or collect ATCs so I do NOT want to receive ATCs.
I have finally jumped in to do a MailArt 365 (began mid-February 2013).
I am married and have 2 rescued cats. I am an aunt to 5 nieces and 2 nephews. My parents now live much closer to me and I love being able to spend more time with them. I love to travel - domestic and international destinations. I enjoy trying new things, seeing new places, and learning about other cultures/regions and people. I love being in nature and especially near water (waterfalls, lakes, rivers, oceans). I love performing short-form improvisational comedy (improv) - like the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?". I enjoy reading books, usually mysteries and fiction but I do read non-fiction (food/health, biographies, history, etc.). I watch too much TV and "collect" art/craft supplies more than I use them (I hope to flip my TV watching and art-making time usage soon).
I enjoy creating art - collages, altered items, rubberstamping, paper arts, bookbinding, greeting cards, scrapbooking (more simplistic style focused on the photos to remember people, moments, events, and trips instead of using tons of embellishments).
Things I enjoy making:
--recycled homemade paper (from shredded bills/junk mail)
--artistamps (faux postage)
--hand-carved rubber stamps
I collect the following items:
postcards [see Postcards section below]
faux postage/artistamp/artist's stamps
postal "paperwork": Airmail/Hand Cancel/Fragile/Priority etc. stickers, custom forms, other forms, etc. from other countries (outside the USA) or in languages other than English
(envelope) wax seals and wax seal stamps
old inkwells, writing sets, fountain pens, wood-turned pens, dip pens, and writing inks
Currency (coins & paper bills) from around the world and special USA collections [I am missing US Quarters of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and many of the released US National Park Quarters.]
pressed pennies / elongated coins (EC) [Please NO Disney and NO Bass Pro Shops]
cast iron trivets (antique)
I would love to get Maxicards (maximized cards = postcard picture, postage stamp, and cancellation mark all on same side and all depict the same item / image)!
I am a member on PostCrossing and have collected postcards since I was a child. I prefer postcards sent naked (not in envelope) with postage stamps (not metered postage) and something written on the back - even just a short message. If you do not know what to write, here is a list of 20 ideas: http://www.postcrossing.com/blog/2013/02/05/20-ideas-of-things-to-write-on-postcards
Store bought postcards: waterfalls, mailboxes, post offices, mail/postal theme, letter writing / correspondence theme, doorways, windows, National Parks, State Parks, landmarks, historical sites, UNESCO sites, earthworks, lakes, oceans, skylines / scenes / images of your town / city / country, images of regional traditions / culture, maps, nature scenery, Dr Who, Star Wars, also check out my likes section below for postcard ideas
MailArt (homemade) postcards: using art, collage, drawing, painting, ephemera, rubber stamps, etc.; etegami; photography
traveling, waterfalls, mail art, improv, postal / mail themes, fountain pens & ink, milk chocolate, hand-bound books / book arts, paper engineering, autumn, trees, nature, connecting with people, learning, other perspectives and cultures, ancient civilizations, science fiction, playing board & card games, hanging out with friends, antique & vintage items, earth tones and shades of purple and green, rubber stamps, embossing powders, fun pens, interesting blank journals & sketchbooks, small/miniature items, papers/flat items with different textures, foreign coins, travel tokens (bus, subway, etc.), dragonflies, owls, unique designs, candles [votive & tealights], books, celestial/astronomy, trying different foods & cuisines
I really am fascinated by ancient civilizations / history, symbolism, and science fiction - especially all combined. Shows like Dr. Who, Stargate (SG1, Atlantis), Star Trek (TNG, Voyager), Firefly, and Warehouse 13 are fun to watch. I like the gadgets like the Doctor's screwdriver, the communication "tins" in Warehouse 13, the DHD and other artifacts in Stargate, etc. The symbols/languages in Stargate and the ancient texts are creative fun - I like codes too. Some day I may take the time to make my own versions of such things (smaller scale) as an art/craft project. The knowledge and inventions the ancient civilizations had - especially from the Eastern cultures - amaze me.
cigarette/cigar/pipe smoke (I am allergic)
foods and lotions containing wheat (allergic)
neon or florescent colors
overly glittered items
black licorice and anise
3-D Collage like shrines, cigar boxes, and matchboxes
Paper Arts and techniques
PostCrossing.com & collecting postcards
The Environment and ways to lessen my "footprint" and save energy (and $$)
Trying ethnic cuisine from different areas and countries
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