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RockyBeach

RockyBeach
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: April 15, 2021

Country: Germany
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About Me

-SPOILER- I post pictures of recent swaps on Instagram. Usually shortly before or after I send it off. Flickr will be updated from time to time. -SPOILER-

My name is Monique and I'm from Germany.

I've always liked to receive letters. And I also like the idea of random act of kindness. Swap-bot seems to be the connection of both things. :) These days I enjoy creating mail art like postcards.

Favorite Crafts

I try to do a lot of things. After a while I always have to try something new. Latest interests are handmade postcards, Pocket Letters and Zentangling.

  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Working with paper
  • A little bit of poor drawing
  • Some sewing

Favorite Music

Alternative, Indie, Garage, a bit Folk, 50s Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly...

To name a few (often changing): Temples, Kasabian, Katzenjammer, Florence + the Machine, Hot Boogie Chillun, Public Service Broadcasting...

And I would be glad if you could recommend me something.

Favorite Television

I'm not a movie fan, instead I love TV Series even more!

Pushing Daisies, Sherlock, White Collar, Grimm, Rizzoli & Isles, Death in Paradise, Father Brown, Doctor Who, Burn Notice, Chuck, Warehouse 13, Perception, Agatha Raisin...

Lately I'm starting in classic series: The Avengers (Peel & Steed!), The Persuaders!...

Random Likes

Aurora borealis - mail art - radio plays - polka dots - flowers - birds - Azulejos - beech woods - DIY-kits - useful stuff - maritim - logic puzzles - kraft paper - plants - botanical - lavender - take a walk - lighthouses - blueberries - magpies - crafting kits - reading - sea - dark chocolate - natural things - organic/natural bath articles (creme, shampoo, soap...) - vintage - vintage cars - old movies - and over all: TEA

Colours: purple, turquoise, teal, dark blue, blue, red

Some ideas for sending: ~I don't collect anything but I like surprises!~

big postage stamps with heads (for creating postage people) - collage material - fabric - patterns for small crochet/knitting projects - handmade things - "consumable" things for crafting e.g. paper, vintage paper, washi, ephemera... everything that I could use for creating mail art (as I don't have enough space for dust traps :)) (or just ask)

I don't like

planner stickers - dogs - Disney - Emojis - something with vanilla or sweet fragrance - Manga - off-season Christmas (I'm starting slowly to care about one month before, at the earliest) also not overly excited about Halloween

Tea

Teas I love: green (plain or + herbs...) - white - herbal - with lemon and ginger - fresh tastes in general ... (no matter if it comes in bags or if it's loose- as long as it's sealed)

I'd like to try again: Four O'clock - Green tea with rose

Teas I don't like: all fruity or sweet teas (apple, hibiscus, rose hip, berries...) - vanilla - black tea - cinnamon - instand tea - honey - something with vanilla or sweet fragrance

Ratings

Artstamper rated for OMAE: Altered Ephemera Mail Art on Apr 15, 2021
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stephiedee rated for OMAE: Spring Ahead! on Apr 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the colorful Spring collage, Monique! Enjoy your springtime! Our Spring is waning fast here.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Everybody needs some colours these days. And spring knows it. :)
Petaltea rated for ESO Vintage Vibes Swap on Apr 9, 2021
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Comment: What a fantastic swap you sent! It started with the beautiful envelope and then I opened to see all of these fantastic vintage papers. Just wonderful! I will never part with the postcard! Have a lovely weekend and thank you again!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun putting it all together. I also don't dare to craft with old postcards. They're like a treasure. But maybe one day I will. :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Art Journal Pages -Mar on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much. These are great. I'm so glad you decided to collage again.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! When in doubt: collage. :)
itsnobody rated for ESO’s homemade postcard swap on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Your postcard arrived on 24.03 and I forgot to rate. Thanks so much for this fun postcard! I enjoyed it so much. It is now decorating the wall in my room.
Response: I'm glad that it arrived savely, thank you! :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Anthropomorphic Mail Art on Apr 2, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! :)
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Comment: wow! thanks so much- I adore this!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that the whale swam savely to you. :)
Hunbun rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Mar on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: What a cool postcard!! Very creative!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like the little bonsai. :)
kizzlets rated for AMA: Anthropomorphic Mail Art on Mar 31, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! :)
Eel9585 rated for ESO: Make a Collage Postcard on Mar 28, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was a fun little colour study. :)
laterdayze rated for SSM: Handmade Postcard - March SC on Mar 24, 2021
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Comment: Wow, really neat postcard, thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun to create it for you.
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Comment: What a great flipbook! I love the theme, the colours and all the goodies you've included 😊
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Blue in my favourite colour. :)
AmookIslandCreations rated for HMPC: Bird love - March on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for hosting this swap!!!! It is one of my favorites now. I LOVE the bee eater that you sent me for this month! It is so beautiful! My DH fell in love with them while he was on deployment! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you enjoy the series! I never saw a real bee eater. For my surprise you can even find them in Germany. But they're very rare and only in specific areas.
chimerix rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Feb. on Mar 16, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely handmade postcard. It is really so cool. Aloha
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I' glad that it arrived now. :)
katjalves rated for AMA: Art Journal Pages -Feb on Mar 16, 2021
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Comment: Love the pages!! I'm excited to add them to my book. Thank you for the stamps!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I should work with the red, black + white combo soon again
dartha rated for MAIL ART - Botanical on Mar 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Monique - beautiful envelope and love the cat card - it's so cute. Thanks so much, darla
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to spread some botanical love. :)
LiisaS rated for ESO: Mail Art - Take 5 on Mar 15, 2021
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Comment: Vielen lieben Dank! Der Umschlag war wirklich schön gestaltet (vor allem die Mädels 😄) und die Goodies waren einfach wundervoll! 🥰
Response: Dankedir! Ja, das musste schon eine verrückte Hutparty bei den Damen gewesen sein. :)
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Comment: Your experiment had arrived 2 days ago. I think it is a success. The sky is fantastic! And about the water? Nice to see how plastic wrap (of bubble wrap) is used in all sorts of art. I use it on my Gelly plate. Never just throw anything away!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :) Good idea with plastic wrap on a gelli plate - I will put this on my list to try it out!
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Comment: This is really cool!! Thank you so much for joining my swap. Love your creations. I actually have a bonsai (not the evergreen but the other kind) that I got in my Lunar Subscription Box. It's SO cool. I have tons of plants but haven't ever had one like this. It's almost 2 years old so I must be doing ok. I don't really do anything but water it!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I think my bonsai suffered from my tries of cutting it. So I better read the book instead of cutting it up for collaging material. :)
Vickyen rated for HMPC: Bird love - February on Feb 27, 2021
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Comment: Hi Monique! Your watercolor bird is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with me! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You're welcome, thank you. I'm glad that you like the little birdie. It was fun to paint it.

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Comments

bethe on Apr 15, 2021:

Thank you for the OMAE RAK envie filled with paper goodies! Lots of interesting bits here and I can't wait to use in crafting and happy mail art :)

LahDeeDah on Mar 22, 2021:

Thanks for the OMAE postage bomb! Those are really fun, IMO. I had forgotten it was on its way, so that was a great surprise today. Gracias!

lindseyjae on Mar 21, 2021:

Hi! Thank you so much for the lovely OMAE RAK you sent me! I love the napkins & your handmade envelope is gorgeous! Such a nice surprise!!! Thank you again :-)

HippieChick on Mar 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely napkins for OMAE RAK. I am feeling my muse awakening like the Spring flowers here. I will be sure to put these to good use. :)

Ciska76 on Mar 10, 2021:

Thank you so much for your OMAE RAK. I love the envie you made. So lovely things you can make with ‘leftover’ papers. Thanks for the napkins. Sofar I never used napkins as I did not know how to glue them nicely. I love the designs you’ve sent and will use them! Do you have tips/tricks on how to glue them nicely? Thank you for sending a spark of inspiration ❤️.

Poftoffel on Mar 10, 2021:

Thank you SO MUCH for the GORGEOUS postcard!!! Wow I thought it was printed at first!!!! So amazing!! I love it so much!!!

meeltje57 on Feb 16, 2021:

Your amazing envelope arrived today. It is so lovely, I sat with it for a while, reluctant to open it. Not because I was afraid I would not like it, just because I didn't want to end the magic moment of promise. I am a bit overwhelmed by the beauty of your art. The watercolor flowers are amazing. And the cyanotype cards are so intriguing. You picked so many fine paper items for me. Did you know I am a huge fan of Maria Sibylla Merian?? I saw some of her originals a few years ago, they are stunning.

What else can I say than

bigmamabird on Jan 8, 2021:

Hey Monique! Your cool OMAE handmade pstcard arrived today... I love it, reminds me of a friend who has bonsai trees and the dentritic monoprints I played with a while ago... love the colors, like early winter. Thank you so much for making this for me!

Singske on Jan 5, 2021:

How funny they put the postmark on the front of the postcard! Made me think of a story here in Belgium, someone tried to mail a letter using a kiwi sticker instead of a stamp and that worked too! I hope the postmark makes the postcard more beuatiful😊

Singske on Dec 31, 2020:

Best wishes for ⭐️2021⭐️!!!

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