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Basilika

Basilika
Original Member
Last Online: July 26, 2018
Birthday: November 17
Country: Sweden

About Me

I prefer angles to curves, salty to sweet, the details to the overall impression. That sentence was one of the first things I wrote to describe myself when I joined this site in febuary 2007, and I’ve really enjoyed how some senders have interpreted it (and it’s still true). I’m a shy, fairly stubborn human who likes mail a lot. I like getting messages from people about their lives or what they’re thinking about at the moment. I love mail art, both sending and receiving it. I want to see what you made and I want to show you what I made.

I’m pretty close with my immediate family because they’re good people. I believe the fact that people are different from each other is a good and necessary thing. I don't take the least bit offense to swearing, nudity and other so-called vulgarities, but respect that others might. I’m completely comfortable with being an atheist, but that doesn’t mean that I want you to censor yourself from writing about your faith or incorporating spirituality into your artwork. If something is important to you I want to know about it because I’m interested in you.

I collect ATCs, My Little Ponies made in the 1980’s and Royal Albert flower of the month cups. I like flea markets and second-hand shops because I like pre-loved and genuinely old things. I like DIY and handmade things (the handmader the better, to quote another swap-botter), and I like to reuse and repurpose. I can do things either fast or well, not both.

I like dealing with shapes and colours and how to best combine them, and I like making things with my hands that require concentration, so doing crafts and making art makes me happy. I like a lot of bright colour, vibrant candy colours, intense jewel tones, light happy pastels that make you think of the 80’s or the 50’s. Some favourites are fire truck red, neon pink, peach, the aqua-teal-turquoise spectrum, warm purples, but mostly I just like all colourfulness.

Art & craft

I like making things with paper, like notecards and envelopes, origami and other kinds of folding. I like embroidering, mostly cross stitch or on paper, and I often incorporate stitching into collages. Collaging and drawing is what I do the most. I like to draw with coloured pencils, gel pens or paint markers. I paint patterns on things to decorate them, but I don’t make paintings. I make a lot of ATCs and mail art things like handmade postcards and decorating envelopes any way I can think of, and I enjoy occasional bouts of art journalling. I have rudimentary knitting and crocheting skills that I rarely use. I want to be good at making temari but I never get around to practising.

General likes

Random themes, styles and things that appeal to me:
Images and ephemera having to do with travel, public transport or mail, for example maps (especially subway maps!), used tickets, airmail labels, pictures of old buses and trains, first day covers etc.
Chiyogami and traditional kimono patterns.
Graph/grid paper, brown craft paper and glassine envelopes.
Art deco and bauhaus style.
Kandinsky, Klee, the Memphis group.
Onion dome architecture and tropical deco.
Graffiti and street art, Juxtapox magazine.
Studio Ghibli films and the Cardcaptor Sakura anime.
Botancial illustrations. Floral and nature inspired patterns. Ranunculus, dahlias, chrysanthemum.
Shiny, metallic, iridescent things.
Emotive robots, Princess Peach, kawaii, ugly-cute things, odd/weird things.
Rainbows, snow, sunset clouds.
Logic/math/visual problems and puzzles.
Feminism, GLBTQ-positive attitudes, disability activism.
Insects, hedgehogs, magpies, badgers, seahorses.
Cabinet cards and polaroid photos.
Christmas any time of the year.
Miniatures and things that are bigger than they’d normally be (like clown combs).
When inanimate objects (accidentally) look like they have a face.

Specific likes

For when it's needed, here’s a straightforward wishlist of items I would be thrilled to receive. Please don’t feel limited by this, surprise me and I’ll be just as thrilled.
* Aida or evenweave fabric. I use mostly small pieces, about postcard size. Other colours than white would be especially fantastic as it’s almost impossible to get here.
* Any embroidery thread.
* Other crafting materials like paper, buttons, sequins, craft wire, ribbon etc. Feel free to send me little bits from your stash or left-overs from your latest project.
* An ATC made by you.
* Anything to enable my addiction for wrapping gifts in unnecessarily elaborate ways.
* White chocolate or peppermint flavoured hot cocoa sachets.
* Reese’s pieces.

I can't use or don't like

I'm sensitive to smells and can't really use anything with an artificial fragrance, like scented papers.
I dislike the colours yellow ochre, army green and khaki.
I'm not that big on glitter.
I don’t like eating coconut flakes or anything artificially banana-flavoured, but I have no food allergies.

Sending, receiving, rating

I always send my swaps. If you’re expecting something from me and it doesn’t get there or arrives damaged or doesn’t match what you thought you were getting, please let me know.
If you remember to add your swap-bot alias and the name of the swap or tag to what you're sending, that will really help me out. If you live far away from me, please don’t feel stressed to send as quickly as possible, I know international mail can take time and I am patient. If something unexpected happens and you need to send a swap late, I’ll appreciate it if you send me a message to let me know as soon as you can.
I will never rate you a 1 or 3 without contacting you first, unless you seem to be completely inactive. For me, an extra special swap is one that makes me extra happy for any reason, not necessarily one that includes extra items. If I send some extra thing along with a swap it’s because I saw something on your profile that made me think it would make you happy, I'm not fishing for a heart and won't bother you if I don't get one.

Ratings

Stephen1 rated for Ephemera Stash + Mail Art Swap #1 on Nov 10, 2016
5
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Comment: Love the ephemera stash!!! The envelope was amazing.... Well worth the wait.
blubutterfly rated for Stationery + mailart on Oct 29, 2016
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great mail art envelope and for all the fantastic goodies inside. Happy mail day for sure when I saw it in the post box! ♥♥♥♥♥
cafeandcraft rated for ISS: Doodled Envie on Sep 30, 2016
5
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Comment: Today recieved , love everything!!! Thank you very much for pick them to me . Happy swapping with you :D I really love flamingo bookmark , she is perfect for my planner Thank you 💜💜💜
MichelleGG2 rated for Interest me no. 40 on Sep 21, 2016
5
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Comment: Your envie my mailbox was lovely today! I live the black envie!!! Thanks for the book page as well :) I haven't read the book but it does seem interesting!! Thanks!!
dobbsthedog rated for Pen Pal Kit!!! International on Sep 19, 2016
5
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing pen pal kit: I LOVE IT!!! I wish I could give more hearts! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
babsohio rated for Rainbow themed ATC swap on Sep 7, 2016
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. It was so cute!
hubbabubba rated for Rainbow themed ATC swap on Aug 25, 2016
5
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Comment: I love the ATC, your art is awesome! The envelope, too. Even the stamps, it's so cool Sweden has rainbow stamps... Thank you!
5
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Comment: Thank you Lisa !
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Comment: Very artistic, you are. How did you do that fine blue writing on the envelope? Even the postmistress commented. And, also thanks for the Russian postcard of a Pushkin scene. I believe they have changed the name of the town. I was there in 1993. I had been to a volunteer program, then to St. Petersburg.
Lisapotterylady rated for paper goods swap on Oct 8, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful papers, the cutouts, and leaf stickers! I am enjoying them. Also I like the envelope and the stamps you used. I will keep them for my collection.
JanHardt rated for July Scavenger Hunt PC on Sep 24, 2014
5
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Comment: Thanks for resending.
5
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Comment: Thanks, Lisa, for a great pc!
Artstamper rated for Gray PCs on Sep 22, 2014
5
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Comment: Lovely postcard and so beautifully made! Thank you so much.
JanHardt rated for Gray PCs on Sep 20, 2014
5
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Comment: Thanks.
msmeyers rated for AMA: NEON Mail Art Envie on Sep 7, 2014
5
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Comment: It came very late, but it was well crafted and the neon dinosaur origami inside was such a nice surprise!
5
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Comment: Got your journal. Very pretty packaging -thank you :)
5
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Comment: I love this envelope, Lisa! Thank you very much for sharing your awesome talent with me. I will happily add your art to my growing collection of fabulous mail art!
rngstgstll rated for The Great Cover Up on Aug 13, 2014
5
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Comment: This was a beautiful beautiful creative and completely useless egg-timer! Thanks so much, we were all marveling at your idea and how lovely it was! A work of art! And so many beautiful stamps as well. Wish I could cover this note in hearts :)
cookingbear rated for hand drawn envelope swap on Aug 5, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelopes! The postcard is my favorite color. :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful made matchbox! I love it and also love the little goodies inside! <3

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 307 2 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
255 348 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 43 123 88
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Comments

lihior on Feb 6, 2017:

Not sure if u have rated me for emphemera stash and mail art swap from september? Lihi

urocyonfox on Oct 28, 2014:

Love your icon! AJ is my favorite 80s pony as well! Are you on the arena? Your profile seems vaguely familiar o.O

rylko on Aug 14, 2014:

Hi Lisa! I got your angel mail today and I'm totally blown away by your generosity!!! Thank you so much for such a great selection of savoury and sour candy. I was lost for words when I got your package as it was much bigger than I expected. This is one of the best angel packages anyone has ever sent me. I'm really touched and this made my day! I just want you to know I appreciate your effort in finding these snacks and will be sending you some washi tapes as a small thank you!!! :D

P.S. I have already tried the cheez ballz and dragster candy, and they taste so good! :D

Best, Cheryl (Rylko)

bluehairedmary on Jun 25, 2014:

Consider joining my quote or stickers swaps in the Mailbox Mania group!

tanjch on Oct 7, 2013:

Just had to say thank you again, because i really don't know what else to say... just WOW...

tanjch on Oct 7, 2013:

Got some unexpected mail and i was WOW.
Thank you - i don't really know what to say as i'm a bit lost for words. This was so thoughtfull that i'm really suprised and awed and just... happy :) :) This was so kind of you!!!! The pattern is really amazing - really unique and inovative (i've never seen anything like it here for breast cancer research - only normal ribbon - this is actualy one of the ribbons that i have on my bag all year round) :D :D :D THANK YOU! (exactly what i needed)

ZzMonstruozZ on Aug 31, 2013:

tiene un libro

Hello Basilika!

Just dropping by to invite you to join the new swap in the Butterfly Anarchists group, cheer up and join us!

What are you Reading now? Round 2

efjellro on Aug 11, 2013:

Hei :) Jeg holder på å gå igjennom deltakere til "can this be mailed" og ser at du ønsker aida i andre farger enn hvit. Jeg har noe om du vil ha, så kan vi sette opp en privat swap :) Elisabeth

tumbochka on Jun 30, 2013:

Hello, I'm inviting you to join Souvenir Swap #3 which I'm hosting now :)

tumbochka on Jun 6, 2013:

Thank you for joining the Souvenir swap #2! I hope you'll enjoy it!:D

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