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CaptainAstro

CaptainAstro
Date Joined: May 15, 2013
Last Online: January 1, 2017
Birthday: May 9, 1966
Country: France
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About Me

I'm a French guy living near Paris and working in mobile the Telecommunications area.

I'm into philately, collecting stamps picturing frogs, cows, or also stamps issued on the year of my birth (1966). I have maintained a philatelic blog for several years that unfortunately I have stopped updating due to lack of time (http://MyPhilateliy.blogspot.com). I hope I will be able to resume it one day...

Since two years I have started being heavily involved in mail art. This is really an exciting activity. I have created a blog to display the mail art I send or I receive (http://MyMailArtWorld.blogspot.com). I have launched several mail art calls and I am always thrilled when I get a mail art from a new contact from all over the world.

I’m into computers. I would not say that I’m a geek, but not far from that. I have had my first computer when I was 17 and since them I have spent a HUGE amount of time in from of a computer. I’m much more at ease in front of a keyboard than with a pen. This is why I very often type my letters instead or writing them. Anyway my handwriting is really not good and hard to decipher some times. Also my mail-art is produced mainly by computer. I usually use pictures I have taken (or that I have gathered from any free source) and I process them, mix them to reach my objective. Despite the fact that I’m using a computer, each of my sending is a unique creation. I never re-use twice the same design. This is a rule that I have defined. This would be too easy to print ten times the same design and re-use it.

I'm a big fan of sci-fi. I read a lot of sci-fi books, mainly British authors. My favorite one is Arthur C Clarke, I have read all his books. I love old sci-fi films from the 50s. My two favorite ones are "The day the earth stood still", and "Forbidden planet". Sci-fi is a good subject on which I would be happy to exchange with penpals.

On the music side I’m rather eclectic. My favorite band is the Pet Shop Boys, the British pop duo. I have all their albums and I was lucky enough to see them on stage several times. Last time was in Manchester, England.

I'm interested in rugby. Not as a player but as a spectator. My boyfriend is a former rugby referee. We are together since 13 years and think of getting married, now that gay marriage is allowed in France. The only sport I practice is tennis.

I love cooking and I love good food (and good wines... well, I’m not a French man for nothing!).

I love traveling my favorite destination is Sydney, Australia. I have been there four times already. I try to go there once every three years. I LOVE Australia and would be thrilled to be able to live there. I also travel quite a lot in Europe and from time to time I go to Shanghai for professional trips.

I discovered swap-bot quite by accident. I’m mainly interested by mail-art swaps but I also take part to some others when I feel I could have fun with them. As I’m quite busy at work, the most difficult part for me is to meet the deadline of the swaps. It happened already (and it will happen again) that I was late but I always warn my contact via private message that I will be sending late. I expect the same from the others. I have had some very exciting exchanges so far on swap-bot and I hope this will continue like that. I do not have any specific restrictions on what I like to receive. At least not yet, may be it will come in the future ;-) As you can imagine I’m not so much interested in things that look too girly.

See you soon in a swap!

Ratings

DLRodrigues rated for "By the Sea" Mail Art Postcard on May 28, 2015
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Comment: How exciting to receive something from France! Thank you - I love the card x
Breggie81 rated for ESG: Introduce yourself! on May 22, 2015
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Comment: Thx for sharing!
tatntole rated for ESG: Introduce yourself! on May 18, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
schaefchen87 rated for ESG: Present your city! on May 15, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting swap. I have never been to France before, so it is great to learn something new.
mariaeliana rated for ESG: Present your city! on May 15, 2015
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Comment: Your swap weas very interesting and complete with maps and all, like a touristic guide, you did a great job! Plus, you live in a really pretty city, I love small cities next to big ones, you can always get to the big city but you can return to a quite and less crowded place, I know that because I live in a place like that too. Thanks for share!
bigmamabird rated for FCMA: Patterned Paper Envelopes on May 15, 2015
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Comment: ***Update!*** The first envelope has just arrived, All safe and sound, with the three pretty flower stamps and the extra envelopes inside....there is no sign of where it's been... It is date stamped the 13th of April. So more thanks to you, Captain, many thanks! Captain, your second envelope has arrived safely, many thanks for the resend! One wonders where the missing mail art all goes...some special Mailart Narnia perhaps. The postcard is lovely, of course, how could it not be?!
chaari rated for ESG: Introduce yourself! on May 15, 2015
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Comment: Thank you very much for your answers. They really touched my heart! All the best from Germany!
jocatbai rated for ESG: Present your city! on May 14, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for presenting Montrouge! :) I loved the last photo! :)
Angie rated for 1 for All - collage sheet on May 2, 2015
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Comment: Hey Eric! Beautiful package! Thank you so much for the gorgeous envelope and lovely ATCs. You're quite talented with the digital art! XOXO
qbee rated for FCMA: FROGS!! on Apr 18, 2015
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Comment: thank you, Debbie
Woolers rated for Partners favorite animal on Apr 16, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC cards, I love them both. I love the envelope too :)
cherrihurt rated for FCMA: Fly Away Mail Art Postcard on Apr 13, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely bird PC!!
JanHardt rated for Green Mail Art PC on Mar 30, 2015
5
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Comment: Very interesting combination of green garden things. It is finally Spring here, and time to get out in the garden. Thank you.
user6937 rated for 1 for all - hibiscus on Mar 20, 2015
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Comment: I wish I knew how to do digital art. Your artwork is amazing and I LOVE the envelope! This is going to be the first one I'm going to actually keep. Thanks!
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Comment: Eric, I love your A is for envelope! It was a delight to find in my pigeonhole this morning! Thank you -- I always enjoy receiving your artwork.
carterj rated for D Mail Art PC on Feb 28, 2015
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Jess79 rated for FCMA: 'A' Mail Art on Feb 25, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for a fantastic envie! It was fun looking for the A items : )
nancybarlow rated for Two Color ATC Series - January on Feb 23, 2015
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Comment: I love my CaptainAstro card! It's beautifully done digital art, and I wish I could do it! Your quote may be the one I send my students off with in May...Thank you!
bjmonroe rated for Red Postcard on Feb 22, 2015
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smmarrty rated for FCMA: Challenge #5 on Feb 21, 2015
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the ethereal and wintry envelope. Happy swapping!

Rating Overview

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Comments

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group! :)

isabellasnow on Mar 21, 2015:

Spring Greetings!

anrtist on Mar 8, 2015:

APDG~ Artistic Profile Deco Group Welcome! ;-) Lots of fun swaps to choose from Or join them all! MAYBE even Host a few too ;-)
ENJOY!!!!

Blessings, cc

Candyn29 on Feb 18, 2015:

Well, Hello there!

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StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

isabellasnow on Dec 25, 2014:

Meowy Christmas!

kizmet on Jul 24, 2014:

It was nice to read your interview as Ambassador =) Greetings from Italy!

LauraAust on Jul 22, 2014:

Hello fellow Ambassador! :)

racheljohnson on Jul 22, 2014:

Check out your Ambassador Introduction on the blog!

wolfeagle on Jan 2, 2014:

hny

Wishing you much peace, joy and love in 2014.

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