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Anaryawe

About Me

Hello. I'm an artisan of some sort, adventurer, person who likes to spend time gluing pieces of paper together.

I'm currently studying for my silversmith degree. I paint some, fix things and plunder antique stores. I like good shoes and confusing mail art.

Having a fixed theme as a starting point has always helped to get my creativity flowing, so art themed swaps here are a great inspiration.

Interests

sculpture, historical gentlemen's clothing, fish and underwater life, culture history & anthropology, travelling, Scooter mod / spirit of 69, old cars and motorcycles, steam and punk both together and separately, alchemist and slightly occultist stuff, fools and jesters, history of pirates/outlaws/outsiders, shoe-making, Boardwalk Empire, the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, T. E. Lawrence, C. G. Jung, blacksmiths, gemstones, ink and dip pens, tree-houses, Boro and other japanese folk crafts, everything related to the ocean and old ships, Dave McKean, Anne Ricean vampires, (old school) tattoos, James Joyce, Robin Hobb, grass-root anarchism, creative commons / open source, growing my own food, medieval woodcut illustrations and early literature

I also love the manga series One Piece.

Favorite Crafts

I'm a metalworker by trade. I make jewellery and utility items, and some things that cross the divide.

After that, I'd like to know how to make and fix every item that I need in my daily life. (Not ambitious, eh!)

Periodically I get obsessed about sewing by hand (much of it simple mending), knitting and crocheting, dyeing with natural plants and tablet weaving, leatherwork and whatever I can think of. I make stencil patches too. Japanese craft continues to inspire me.

I draw and paint, my tools of the trade are mostly bottle ink and water/acrylic colours, but I enjoy abusing pretty much all mediums.

Mail art & street art are my long-time love - decobooks, altered books & art journals, ATC's, naked mail art, random objects, found poetry.

Wishlist of Things

I'm mostly here for mail art /drawing /craft swaps, and I don't really need much Stuff. My focus on swapping here is on creating things and the enjoyment I get from it. So the best thing you can send me is something you enjoyed making!

You don't need to obsessively send extras to win a heart from me, if I like the swap I heart it anyway!

But for Stuff swaps, I like useful things, art supplies and materials. Brushes, pencils, dip pen nibs, colours, paints, crayons, heavy paper, etc...

  • whatever you best like making!
  • CD/casette/zine/stickers by your favourite local artist or you

  • Tin containers (and all candy that comes in such.) Being a jeweller, there's never too much tiny boxes to organize things in.

  • Screenprint/stencil canvas patches. !
  • Embroidery thread, thick jean-stitching thread, silk thread!
  • metal & bone/shell/bakelite/wood buttons
  • Wool / linen / cotton yarns
  • That brown linen canvas that painters use.
  • Scraps of silk
  • Rosaries, saint medals, magical talismans (from all religions.)
  • Pride & feminism themed things. : )
  • Old photographs
  • Pieces of maps, magazine cuttings, old paper ephemera and other interesting things to use in collages (for this reason I also appreciate the real stamps in envelopes. :) )
  • Small coins (physically small) for jewellery purposes

Feel free to send me things from your own stashes, or shop second hand! (even if the swap rules state store-bought, you can always mail handmade/second hand bought things for me.) There's really too much waste on the beautiful planet Earth without anything you could buy from the store for me... Same goes for recycled packaging material and such.


Colors: Black, gold, red, blue, indigo, all shades of grey and brown, gold, gold, can everything just be black and gold forever. I like deep dark intense colours more than bright.

Tea

I like black tea, especially unflavored and citrus/spiced teas. Self-packaged loose tea or coffee is OK. Only thing I seriously loathe is hibiscus.

Dislikes

Scrapbooking material that is sold in scrapbooking stores for scrapbooking (sorry - save them for somebody who appreciates that) / Useless dollar-store things, synthetic yarn.

I would very much appreciate if the mail art I receive was not entirely covered with plastic film/tape/foil. No need to stress over it though. : )

Meta meta

I live in Finland - sometimes mailing from here can take a while. I usually send in economy class and concentrate on putting nice things inside. But please contact me before rating if you feel that something should've arrived, I always re-send swaps if they're lost.

Feel free to re-swap things you got from me if they are not to your liking, but please be nice and don't pretend handmade things were made by you.

Random facts

have pierced ears (x5 left, x1 right). Ring size is 18, but I also wear tiny rings in my little fingers (13.5). My feet are 38/39 (long but narrow), I have thin wrists (13-14cm) but big hands.

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There's no need to worry whether you'll offend me with nudity/swearing etc., it's just not likely / If you're feeling bad or low and need to rant to somebody, write me a letter! / My favourite animals are whales. Whales are awesome! I also dig sheep. They're so soft and fluffy and aargh sheep! / I collect older (1996-2002) pokémon cards. : ) They make me feel all happy and nostalgic! Especially profile profile profile profile series. / My favourite stones are almandine garnets (the really deep blood red ones), dark blue shades of labradorite, and all green tourmalines.

some ATC's I've made

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Ratings

EmilyT rated for Nengajo! on Feb 10, 2015
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Comment: Sent a pm on Jan 28; still not logged on since December, thus no response. Sad. I look forward to "year of" Asian/Lunar New Year type swaps.
JanHardt rated for AMA Sender's Choice -December on Jan 29, 2015
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Comment: Not received, no response to my message, not logged in for one month. I will change this rating if something arrives.
smmarrty rated for FCMA: Favorite Artist on Dec 29, 2014
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Comment: It is a gorgeous envelope! Thanks so much for making it for me! And thanks also for the lovely ephemera included. Happy New Year to you.
Onyx rated for Scribble Art on Dec 17, 2014
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Comment: Wonderful envelope and thank you for the letter and gifts as well! I would be interested in another swap sometime if you feel inclined, just send a note.
turtles27 rated for CMS: Decorated Envie on Dec 10, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much. The envelope is beautiful!! And I love that you recycled it. Thanks for all of the goodies, I will put them to good use.
Discordia rated for DRAW for 30 mins #3 - Flora on Aug 14, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the leaves! They're fantastic. (fnord)
SwappingSan rated for DRAW for 30 mins #2 - Faces on Jul 19, 2013
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Comment: Super! Loved it! You are great!!
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Comment: Thank you so so much! I love everything! Especially the necklace:) Sorry for the late rate, I was traveling! ♥
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Comment: wooow! thank you so much for your great drawings! My favourite is the head with the photo as hair ^_^ By the way, it has taken a loooong time to arrive from Finland to Spain! woow! I think the post office lost it because it even arrived without cancel marks... THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Comment: Hi! I totally get things being busy, busy! Thanks for the doodles! Look forward to having another swap with you, soon. I get to learn how to weld today. I am so excited!
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Comment: thank you for the labels...I received 4 really wild envelopes today and your's was one of them...my friend who was a passenger in my car when I picked up the mail, said she never gets such fun mail!
Jerry rated for Airmail labels swap (1 per country) #2 on Jun 18, 2013
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Comment: Thank you very much for your nice labels and extras. I really like them!
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Comment: Thank you sir for a great package, I especially liked the stack of rolled brass sheets and the absinthe hand cream. How nice of you it was to include all the Biker Mice cassettes too. Very retro 90s! Pölölölö!
Wingy rated for Mail ART: Sender's choice on May 31, 2013
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Comment: OMG i love this envelope...you are very talented... i didnt even want to open it and ruin it.. i cut it just a tad on top to take out the wonderful goodies that you sent me... i love this envie...going to put it on my wall...thanks for sharing your talented artwork with me <3
sunshinesuperman rated for Mail Art: Mixed media #2 on May 23, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the most amazing piece of mailart I have ever received. It is always so exciting when a person puts Donovan to my name. Only 3 have done that in my 5 years here. I have the song on my iPhone and listen to sunshinesuperman every morning driving to work. You are an amazing artist. I will be framing your piece for my wall. I loved your profile and you sound like my friends, very cool! LOVE all the fabulous extras that I will hoard for a time before I use them. Live long and prosper, lol. Hugs, Mona
GoTheFlo rated for Profile Based A4 drawing/painting on May 12, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful watercolour painting.
DesertUnicorn rated for QUICK Tea swap #14 on Apr 18, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap!
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Comment: If you see the Doctor, tell him I really liked his postcard, but I'm worried about him and this alien cube building! I would suggest he look into photography as a way to prove its existence, as it definitely showed up on this postcard :-) Thanks again for the fun swap!
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the wonderful little goodies and tea! Can't wait to try it! :)
Stacy rated for Mail Art: Mixed media sender's choice on Apr 12, 2013
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Comment: ooooooh. I love love love everything you sent, Siiri! You are an incredible artist. When I looked at your work on Flicker, I just KNEW you'd be sending something amazing! Not to mention all of the extras! I am cutting out one of the frogs right now...Thank you SO much!

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Comments

EmilyT on Jan 28, 2015:

Just sent a pm about a pc not rec'd.

bluemonkeymama on Nov 18, 2014:

Welcome to The Print Shop! Also wanted to say that your art is amazing!

Artistic on Jun 23, 2013:

Ditto to the last comment! My drawing skills aren't great but I enjoy the practice.

Uniflame on Jun 23, 2013:

I love the 30 minute drawing swaps! Please don't stop hosting them! I am looking forward to the next one!

HotCakes on Jun 20, 2013:

I really like the idea of the drawing swaps you are hosting! I am travelling over the next swap dates but will keep an eye out for more of yours!

ladydy5 on Jun 13, 2013:

Welcomed to Artistically inclined group. I put up both international and USA swaps for everyone.

carmen on May 28, 2013:

You mentioned Gogol Bordello in your profile. We listened to them all afternoon yesterday as we grilled pizza in the rain and drank cheap Mexican beer with lots of limes. Good times!

ZzMonstruozZ on Apr 4, 2013:

new swap

wooooooohooooo!
I'm sure you were waiting for a new swap in our The Butterfly Anarchists group!
Come in and take a look to our new E-swap about Street Art!
We're all waiting for you!

Snoskimouse on Jan 28, 2012:

Oh cool timing, happy it finally made it to Finland :3 I'm glad you liked Luffy & the cards! And I hope you had a lovely birthday and a wonderful celebration :D

Snoskimouse on Nov 19, 2011:

P.S your drawings on your fickr page are just beautiful, some of them really remind me of Mervyn Peake's illustrations :3 (ok now i'll stop comandeering your comments section!)

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