So I Made it!! sent 365 pieces and the last ones went out at the end of April 2013! It was a tough journey but a fun one :)
In my Gallison undated planner, I have space for 4 more weeks of mail art to register, so I'll be sending out 'bonus numbers' until that space runs out :)
Featured at Create mixed Media :) I have been Interviewed by Lisa Mason on snail mail, mail art and my mail art 365 project YAY :) Read the interview here the art of handwritten letters part 3
Started working at my DREAM JOB! Currently working for the modern art museum in Amsterdam.
Please don't post large GIF's when you comment on my profile page. my PC at work is a slow turd and won't accept flash or GIF's and the page just crashes. While I appreciate all the love you want to share with me, please do that in a single picture or with words ;) Love you back muchly!!
check it out if you like kawaii felt goodies! Also destashing some kawaii and craft supplies.
I try to grow and learn from life, whatever it may throw at me. I'm a very spiritual person and respect all religions/beliefs, but I 'belong' to none. I try to treat everyone with respect and kindness, as compassion is mankind greatest gift. Though I have been through a great deal in the past and I look forward to moments in the future, I try to live very much in the now. As it's factually the only time we ever really have. Living life to the fullest without having regrets, from moment to moment and accepting things as they come... Well, ideally anyway ;)
'everything is honoured, but nothing matters' ~ eckhart tolle
I have been swapping for several years now, on LJ, flickr and other sites. Please note that while I do send my parcels on time (will contact you if I send over deadline) and with airmail, the postal system does sucks and it can take a long time to get to you. Esp. to USA, I suspect because of customs. But rest assured, I ALWAYS send but having a little patience from your side will always be rewarded since I love to send personalized parcels :) The fun of swapping in my eyes is making/sending something that you know your partner will love :)
I love seeing new forms of art, it inspires to create more myself. The process of creating brings me great joy. I love challenges and try to create things with thought and effort.
ATC swaps are just great! I really enjoy making these little artful cards. And it gives me the chance to use up all the art supplies and rubber stamps I have been collecting over the years ;)
Altered Matchboxes are also a passion of mine. It's so much fun to create something themed and see how many fun little things can fit in that box!
Have studied Museology and majored in Education. I love going to museums and galleries. Some of my favourites are; The Louvere and Mussee D'Orsay in Paris, SFMOMA in San Fran, MOMA in NYC, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. I am a fan of modern art/contemporary I also enjoy sculptures in the style of Rodin. Art postcards are very much enjoyed :)
I love to travel! My dream would be to travel the world! I wish I could and that money wasn't an object! My faves cities I've been to are definitely Paris, London, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Chicago, San Francisco, LA and NYC :) If you send me postcards, I'd love to see views of your city. I love skyskraper postcards too!
Blue tones(esp. ocean blue, turquoise), burgundy (deep red), moss green, olive green, lavendel (amethist is my birthstone), black & white, red & aqua, green & purple...
No neon colours for me, thanks ;)
Polkadots, retro design, Sakura design, vintage floral prints, celtic designs, cherries, strawberries, mushrooms, owls, deer, matryoshka, hedgehogs, trees, leafs, fairytale prints, robots, monsters, rockets, steampunk, gears, clocks, vintage ...
Mucha, Klimt, Monet, Renoir, Rodin, Andy Warhol, Tara McPherson, Rangar, Fawn Gehweiller, Yosimoto Nara, Ai Yamaguchi, Nerderella, Tokidoki, Hidden Eloise, La Marelle...
I absolutely love the good old stories and tales from Anderson & Grimm, not the Disney Happy versions, though the movies are fun to watch at times ;) My fave are Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel und Gretel, 1000 and 1 nights, to name a few. What i love most is the Feel of the story. I LOVE independent artists who make their own art based on fairy tales, there's SO much fun & unique stuff on etsy on them! and I would love to see your interpretation of the stories. the kawaii faiytale line is also very cute. I also love the original etch and line draw work in fairytale books, like in Lewis Carrol, Grimm and Anderson.
I also really love children's stories! My fave author is Roal Dahl, Mathilda is definitely the book I read over and over again while growing up :) I love the magical feel most children's books have to them.
I'm allergic to shellfish and shrimp, but besides that I'm willing to try anything as long it's not too weird, lol! I LOVE japanese candy like POCKY and the sweet and sour candies and mushroom cookies! Yum! I love chocolate, but dislike nougat!Oh and American candies and cookies are welcome to! As long as it's not too sweet (not good for your teeth ;) OH! Someone sent me reeses chocolate-peanut buttercups and I LOVE them! Cool-bean points if you send me some :D
I love lipgloss/balm!! If anyone can find me some Victoria Secret Beauty Rush lip gloss (esp. in oatmeal cookie flavor) I'd be so very grateful!! - thank you so much @LuckySnugs for the amazing selection of flavours!
I love the bodyshop! They have an amazing coconut line! The shea line is great too as I have dry sensitive skin. Lush, sabon, bath and body products are great too! I don't use much make up, so please don't send me that (I have a sensitive skin ) and no overly sweet smells please.
I have a huge affection for cats. black and ginger cats in particular. But most feline animals are well loved by me :) I also love seals, turtles, elephants, butterflies, dragonflies, koala's, kangeroos, deer, owl, fox, wolf, hedgehog, woodland creatures and B.I.R.D.S. of course ;)
Music; I have a wide taste, but I esp. love rock bands, alternative, classic rock, grunge, metal, 60-70 soul, jazz, relaxing lounge... I love to discover new music, so mixed CD's with your fave songs are welcome too. But please no (gansta) rap, techno or country, thanks!
TV shows; (I own so many DVD boxsets...;) WHEDON!! Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse were so awesome! Also cool; The big bang theory, Fringe, Supernatural, Glee, Medium, The Office, Smallville, Felicity & My so called life, (my fave shows when I was in Highschool), Star Trek esp. TNG and Enterprise, Battlestar Gallactica, Dexter, True Blood, ...
BBC series; New Doctor Who series, my fave is David Tennant. Torchwood. Life on Mars. Ashes to Ashes...
Swedish detective series Wallander, cooking shows, esp masterchef.
Movies; I love sci-fi, fantasy, art house, anime, horror and comedy. I'm so sad the Harry Potter series ended :( Love the marvel comic movies and I can't wait for The Avengers! Movies like the Hangover and Tropic Thunder make me laugh so hard! All time fave movie; Hedwig and the Angry Inch!
Books; I admit I'm a total chick-lit a-holic ;) I read everything by Sophie Kinsella, love Jane Greene, Cecelia Ahorn, Elizabeth Gilbert etc. It's funny I love watching sci-fi rather than reading it and love reading rom-coms rather than watching it ;) my goodreads profile
ATC's, Journalling, Alter-journals, decos, drawing, charcoal drawings, painting, collaging, etching, lithos, rubberstamping (I'm a stamp addict, I admit) ... any papercrafts materials are very welcome.
I have a sewing machine/embroidery now and I love it :D So to help me with this craft I'd love some fat quarters (in the designs/patterns I like :) I also love to make felt critters (see my etsy store) :D So any sewing materials are welcome too :)
I can't knit or crochet, but have high admiration for people who can! I'd love to see a handmade amigurumi! Basicly any craft you are good at, please feel free to share it with me :)
I'm into carving my own stamps nowadays and my boyfriend loves this craft too! So I'm REALLY looking for good quality carving blocks like Speedy Carve and other Artist carving blocks. But if you can find good quality hard erasers in your aria I'd be grateful for those too!
I used to do kawaii swaps a lot, but I've controlled my collection habit a bit, simply because there's not much room to fit it all. I still like kawaii, but it's not my main "swap or collectors addiction" anymore, so I don't do kawaii centered swaps anymore I do however make a lot of kawaii based items myself and love to tuck in little cute things in my swaps to people who like that and still love to receive cute little things ;) Your original hand made kawaii/cute style art/ items will always be appreciated :)
I would ALWAYS love to receive:
Just to let you know, please don't read this list as a shopping list, it's here to provide you with idea's if you're stuck and don't know what to send :)
and for the very generous people this is my Etsy wishlist
I'm REALLY looking for a scallop paper punch (1 inch or bigger) > wish Granted by Mello, thank you dear!, sakura flower paper punch and a bird in flight paper punch. If you can help me with any of these please contact me :) thank you!
Miffy (you can find a lot of her in Holland already), Paddington, Diddl, Disney, Snoopy, Forever Friends, Nici characters, incence, incence candles, confetti, glitter (have too much already), clown items, religious items, christmas items (unless i'm specifically in a swap for that) things for kids/babies (specific for kids toys), creepy gnomes (cute ones are okay ;), items with skulls on them or anything that's broken/old/dirty or just very used or items that have a heavy scent on them...
I'm taking a break with forum tagging as I don't have time for it anymore. I do however like to send out mail art RAKs and send mail via the wishlist group.
If you have received something from me that isn't an official swap, please let me know personally via pm or profile note so I know that it has arrived :) thank you!
Personal track of Tags, Rak's swaps etc...)
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