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Stacy

Stacy
Date Joined: November 12, 2012
Last Online: June 28, 2015
Birthday: December 2, 1970
Country: United States

About Me

IF YOU GET MAIL ART FROM ME ON A PACKAGE, CHANCES ARE THE POST OFFICE HAS PUT A LABEL ON IT....PLEASE PEEL IT OFF, THERE IS PROBABLY ART UNDERNEATH.

I PREFER HANDMADE POSTCARDS or ENVELOPES...EVEN IF SWAP CALLS FOR STORE BOUGHT. IF YOU HAVE HANDMADE PC'S OR ENVIES GO AHEAD AND SEND THEM!! YOUR ARTWORK INSPIRES ME!

I am 43 years old. I live in the bottom floor apartment of an old victorian home in Waterville, Maine. It's a small city, about an hour's drive to the ocean. We are a hard-working, proud New England community. People describe me as intelligent and positive. I don't always see myself this way! I see myself as being pragmatic, witty, creative, not technically saavy, tolerant, altruistic, insightful.

update When my landlord was considering selling this house a realtor made a video of my apt. It captures who I am. Once you get to the white kitchen with plastic furniture, it's not my apartment anymore. It's the second floor. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB02fuI-58k

Favorite Music, Books, Movies

Led Zeppelin. Could listen to them all day and never tire of them. Queen. U2. Classic rock. Rap. Country. I am enchanted by Freddie Mercury- watching him perform the song "Under Pressure". Robert Plant. Modern English (I Melt With You).The Stones. Howlin' Wolf, Van Morrison (Into the Mystic is one of the greatest songs-ever), U2 (I Will Follow and Beautiful Day . Cat Stevens (Miles from Nowhere). "Tangarine" by Zeppelin is my all time favorite song ever. A close second is "Beast of Burden" by the Stones. Love to watch Jagger's facial expressions when he sings it! John Lennon-Instant Karma. Are you guys tired of "We all shine on" on your mail art yet?

FAVORITE BOOKS: The Temple of My Familiar (anything by Alice Walker-she wrote The Color Purple). I've read everything she has written, including her short stories, speeches and essays. Dry by Augusten Burroughs. Carl Hiassen's books. Anything by Tom Robbins. Anything by John Irving.

FAVORITIE TV: Queer As Folk, Girls, Impractical Jokers (those are my "boys"), The Big C. Nurse Jackie. Looking. Family Tree. True Detective. (Basically any series on HBO or Showtime). The best thing about Friday is a new episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher". If it weren't for that show I wouldn't get any news at all. Guilty Pleasures....those creepy alien encounter and ghost shows. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - that's where i get my inspiration to plan my meals for the week, lard and all. I didn't become 250 pounds by accident, folks.

FAVORITE MOVIES: The Bird Cage. Frida. The Song Remains The Same. Magic Mike. Steal This Movie. Breakfast on Jupiter. Brother Where Art Thou. Swingblade. Jarhead. Get Him To the Greek (who DOESN'T think Russell Brand is dreamy, right? Inside and out.). Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill movies. Django. (anything by Quintan Terantino).

For a Guaranteed Heart....

On envelopes coming to me, give a shout out to my mailman VERN! He so enjoys it. His co-workers give him a bunch of crap for it too. He is famous at work. However, when they see me coming, they get a panicked look in their eyes, hoping they don't get me in their line (thanks to swapbot). Vern is the best mail man ever. Always on time. Friendly but not overbearing, you know? He sticks to the protocol. Without protocol it would be chaos.

UPDATE Vern's busted metatarsal has healed! He is back on his route, like nothing ever happened! SO good to SEE you Vern. He's been out ALL Summmmmmer!

Favorite Crafts

MAIL ART. Mixed media. Art Journaling. Making junk journals out of junk mail. Mixed media collage on cavas or a board (whatever I can get my hands on). Altered books.

DECOUPAGE.

Dislikes:

Long, meticulous Dislikes Lists. Some folks are soooooo fussy about what is sent to them that I often wonder why they bother swapping at all? Why not take the money and go shop for themselves? Amazon will send them EXACTLY what they ordered-no fuss. No muss!

People that forget to rate me. It's important for me to know that you got my swap. I rate almost as soon as I take a swap out of my mailbox. I also enjoy the luxury of working from home, so that helps.

Stuff I LOVE/WISHLIST

While co-co puffs aren't my thing, Mail Art IS.

ANATOMY PICTURES

VINTAGE FIRST AID PICTURES

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

EYEBALLS

RANDOM NUMBERS IN ANY FORM

THE NUMBER 58 IS MY LUCKY NUMBER

black leather plague beak masks with the screened in eyeballs (you know what I mean, right?)

SACRED HEART/CORAZON HEART (WITH FLAMES COMING FROM TOP/RELIGIOUS MADONNA IMAGES aka pictures of or stuff you'd find in your Catholic great-aunt's nightstand drawer or at a flea market in New Mexico.

PICTURES OF FISH (PREFERABLY FRESHWATER, BUT I'M NOT TOO PICKY)

Gift wrap/tissue samples and decorative napkins.

IMAGES....I don't have a printer.

Images from an anatomy text book.

Shriney kind of stuff.

Stencils

Masks (what's cut out of the stencil)

Images of the old cigar shop native americans with head dresses.

Roosters (because ladies, let's face it...size matters).

pineapples

Chickens

wings

goddesses

circus

enchanted woods

stars

the sun

Blank postcards.

small, handmade blank art journals I can fill and send back out into the universe.

Small return address labels with my addy on them. Even if they aren't sticky. Modge Podge is always an option.

Arch shapes.

Altered Art

A small canvas you've created.

collages

assemblage art.

grungy

GIRAFFES

top hats

giraffes with tophats

stuff you'd see dangling from the ceiling or hung on the walls of a gypsy wagon

airmail labels

hearts

moons (the vintage looking ones with faces on them)

brads

Sarcasm.

Stuff that you'd expect to see in Janis Joplin's livingroom or on her tour bus.

Irreverance.

Blank notecards.

Vintage images

THE PATTERNS AND COLORS OF INDIA

bees

flies

FOLK ART, OUTSIDER ART, FOUND ART

Hippies

Woodstock-ish scenes

Protests

Human Rights Propoganda

images of people expressing strong emotions.

Fairies

Led Zeppelin - lyrics from thier songs

eyes

hands

phrenic maps

ANATOMICAL ART

odd tarot cards

occult images

images that make a person go "huh?" or "OMG", maybe brighten the mailmans day or piss him off-whatever!

unique tape (washi tape)

patterned tissue paper

unique patterns or pics on napkins

swirls

squiggles

a quote written in big dramatic swirly handwriting with stars dotting the I's and whatnot.

Hello My Name Is stickers or other stickers with the same amount of blank space to write an address in

cancelled postage

new postage

the round earth $1.10 international stamps

rub-ons (any)

handmade paper

fabric or paper flowers

handpainted papers/ fabric

ephemera

thought provoking text

randomness

interesting junk mail

Frida's Kahlo's art or that style of art

gypsy related stuff

winged things/people

LOVE POLKA-DOTS

corazon hearts

day of the dead stuff

IMAGES OF NUNS/SAINTS

any mexican folkart, loteria cards

Nudity/profanity

I love any image of any kind of pear. It's a maternal shaped fruit. Just like me!

random strips of text

artist stamps - show me yours, i want to learn how to make these!

bumper stickers

postcards

elephants

images stamped onto text or tissue paper with staz-on ink.

Any odd image that has ink on it that will withstand a healthy dose of modge-podge.

anything odd.

crowns

frogs

frogs with crowns

poetry -yours or someone elses

album cover art or concert posters

any free propoganda from a music store or tatoo/head shop

Grateful Dead images

A masterboard you've created.

Prints from a gelli plate.

No Offense....

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO OFFEND ME WITH ANY TYPE OF MAIL ART. THE MORE BIZARRE THE BETTER, I SAY. I am sorry if my mailart has offended anyone....

My religion is karma. I am a very strong believer in it. It is impossible to miss. I treat others the way I'd like to be treated. I send good out into the cosmos and good generally comes back to me. I pray I will hit the Powerball Jackpot but in the meantime I work really hard to earn a living and I take responsibility for my actions. I am succinct. Genuine. Appreciative. Sarcastic. Dramatic. Irreverant. Articulate. Introspective. I find magic in everyday. I utilize a whole assortment of cognitive tools I've acquired over the years to cope with stuff, like asking myself "what's the worse that can happen?", acceptance, living in this very moment-like RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND, saying I'm sorry, using a third-person perspective to examine an issue I am having. That helps when I am being too hard on myself. Recognizing that most of our character defects are fear-based. Fear makes us do ugly things to each other.Letting go. Staying grateful. Little tools I can't live without. What's in your toolbox?

Don't Sweat It!

Please don't worry if you don't have big bucks to spend if you get me as a partner. Trust me...I am just happy to recieve something unique. Send something you'd like to receive. No big deal!! Unique images and paper make me happy. Hand paint some paper. Draw a picture! I try to send something I would love to see in my own mailbox.

Sometimes I will send a little something extra to my partner, usually something I've made and it has served it's purpose for me and it needs to be released into the universe. Please don't get upset with me. I'm not doing it to make you feel guilty because I maybe spent more on postage than you did. I genuinely just need to pass these things along. If you don't want them, PLEASE PLACE THEM IN A PUBLIC PLACE FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO DISCOVER THEM...a park bench, a table in the library or coffee shop, on a newspaper machine at the trainstation-you get my drift! Or please feel free to pass them on in another swap. Trust me-my feelings won't be hurt.

FAVORITE COLORS

Under Images on Google Search, type in Traci Bunkers. That's my favorite color. Jewel tones. Reddish-oranges. Warm,deep yellows. Citron yellow which is actually greenish.

Favorite Artists

FELIPE JESUS CONSALVOS

GREG HANSON-assemblage artist

Traci Bunkers

IF YOU GET MAIL ART FROM ME ON A PACKAGE, CHANCES ARE THE POST OFFICE HAS PUT A LABEL ON IT....PLEASE PEEL IT OFF, THERE IS PROBABLY ART UNDERNEATH.

Ratings

Krystal2424 rated for mail art envelopes (no. 11) on Apr 7, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much!
luleemik rated for HC: Another De-stash Swap #1 on Mar 3, 2015
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Comment: After a totally "crappy" day at work, I come home to a wonderfully "crappy" package!! First, I love the art mail can...everytime I look at it I discover something new!! It's a keeper and I think I'll use it to store my paint brushes:) All of the cooool stuff inside just made me smile. I kept thinking...I'll use this on that and then I can use this for that project...on and on! Love the one legged baby doll and the baby hand especially! Thank you for an especially super swap!!
Response: I woke up this morning with that can on my mind...picturing it sliced in half with all of its contents strewn across the floor of a post-office somewhere between here and there. SOOOOO glad you got it and it was a lot of fun to create it for you. You are a fun swapper! PS: I like the can YOU made a lot better than the one I made for you!
Bybruton rated for mail art envelopes (no. 11) on Mar 3, 2015
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Comment: Stacy, You had me at "Marvelous". What can I say, I loved the Tholtz touches, and that envelope was indeed stuffed. And yes, I will help stamp out naked envelopes! Happy Swapping
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything, my marvelous friend! :)
DLRodrigues rated for Hearts Mail Art on Feb 26, 2015
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Comment: I absolutely loved loved loved what you sent. The heart shaped envelope; you wonderful letter; and I am privileged that you sent me something from your family history. Seriously .... a millions hearts to you. Wonderful, just wonderful you made my day. Thank you xx
Response: So happy it made to your continent in one piece! A million hearts and 2 kisses? Who could ask for anything more??
ItsKim rated for Who Loves Happy Mail?? on Feb 24, 2015
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Comment: What an awesome package!! I love everything! You are so creative. Thank you so much :-)
Response: GREAT Kim! So glad you liked everything! Thank you for the wonderful rating and heart!
bigmamabird rated for MA: Sender's Choice February on Feb 21, 2015
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Comment: Okay, that was truly the most over the top fun package of treasure! What a pleasant surprise on a cold and snowy, grey day...Many thanks, Stacy! My son had a lot of fun sorting through all the goodies...
Response: SWEET! Your snow just hit us a few hours ago. Lovely. Thanks a lot! grrrr...I am glad you liked the package...thanks for being so fun to create and stuff an envie for!
artbyportia rated for AMA Sender's Choice-February on Feb 18, 2015
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Comment: WOW! What an amazing treasure trove of goodies. Love, love, love the handmade bookdmark and markers! Thank you!
Response: I figured you would be a more appropriate owner of these watercolor markers than me...since you are a real artist and all! :) Thanks for inspiring us with your work on your website!
mayajames513 rated for Mail art with a surprise on Feb 16, 2015
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Comment: I absolutely adore you and you are going to get something extra special in the mail soon! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo Maya (And her boyfriend russell who also adores your stuff)
Response: Awwww....that's so sweet! I adore you as well! You don't have to send me anything. I'm sure you already sent something awesome to your partner for this swap! I'm so relieved you weren't offended by my little canvas. I made it years ago and I knew there'd be someone out there meant to have it someday. Thanks for your kind kind words and happy swapping to you, Maya!
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Comment: Thank you soooooo much. It was lovely!
Response: You are welcome, my dear!
goinjenny rated for weekly wrap postcard swap (no. 24) on Feb 12, 2015
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank YOU for the heart and for listening to me about my boring week! :)
PrynWalden rated for Pick 3 Swap - February USA only on Feb 6, 2015
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Comment: Loved it! Thank you for the extra goodies!!!
Response: So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart!
heliogal rated for mail art envelopes (no. 10) on Feb 4, 2015
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Comment: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!You blew my socks off with your amazing mail art!! Definitely made me feel like a total newb at mail art. I couldn't believe all the cool images everywhere on the envie- Thanks for the nod to David Bowie :-) (love him) and addressing it to the Splendid Stephenie you definitely made my day! I loved all the cool stuff inside as well. You were so generous. I really love the stamp, stickers, doily and the page of interesting steampunkish images- has me inspired to try and create as cool an envie as you made. Also Love, love, love your letter! I would not be living this way if we had to contend with your winter weather no way no how. We have super mild winters cold for us is when the daytime high is under 60. You totally should feel like super woman digging out 2 cars from snow- awesome!!
Response: Oh boy, your comment is so nice! You make my heart smile. I'm very relieved that you liked everything. Mailart is my passion! I even send the rent to my landlord in decorated envelopes.
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Comment: I got the notebook you sent today!! I don't actually think I can describe how much I love what you did to it, it's absolutely amazing! I would go as far as to say it must be the best thing I have ever received in the post! Thank you so much!!
Response: Wow! What a sweet thing to say. You made my day! I'm glad it handled the trip well. I was also worried it wouldn't be what you had in mind when you created the swap. Thanks for coming up with this swap idea and introducing me to the moleskine envelope. Moleskines are always fun to create in. I have 2 journals going now-the sketchbook with the cardstock pages and the watercolor journal. So much fun!
Jess79 rated for 15 in 2015 on Feb 2, 2015
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Comment: WOW!!! Thank you for a fabulous envie-both inside and out : ) I loved going through all the goodies you included-my favorites are the Day of the Dead images and the metal findings. FUN! Going to be fun to put these things to use : ) P.S. How did you know I was looking for a new Air Mail stamp?!?! LOVE IT!!!
Response: Now that's what I like to hear....it will be put to good use. That's music to my ears, my dear! Until we swap again! PS: Thanks for not pointing out that I gelli printed the freaking "1" backwards on the back of the envie! LOL
PookiePie1307 rated for Send whatever you want! on Jan 31, 2015
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Comment: I LOVE IT ALL! Where are the adorable fox and bunny erasers from? I need more!!! And that little pin and the pony stuff, ahhh!!! You're just amazing! Thank you for the "young people" stuff LOL
Response: I really had fun shopping for this swap. The erasers came in a little bottle with a cork screw top from a store called "Bull Moose" here in town. I think it's just a Maine store. I bet you could find them online too! Thank you so much for your kind comments!
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Comment: Love the envelope with all of the wonderful stamps! Thanks for the flecks of snow, too!! I LOVE all of the goodness in the envie, too!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!
Response: I am so happy that you liked it! Take care. Thank you for the heart!
gillman rated for MMA - DESTASH- 9X12 (USA Only) on Jan 25, 2015
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Comment: WOWSER!!!! What a fantastic package! The mail art envelope is amazing (both of them), and the contents are more than expected! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! I cannot wait to begin creating with all the wonderful things you included! I am getting my Gelli plate out today to play with the stencils you sent, and I absolutely love the stamps! Thank you for being such a great swap partner. I wish I could give several more hearts!!
Response: SWEET! So glad you liked everything. PS: Not sure if I included info about the precision needle tip applicator. What I've done with mine is put white craft acrylic and Golden ivory glaze 50:50 ratio and I store it upside down. So far, knock on wood, it hasn't clogged up. You will see, it has a really cool effect. I used it on one of the painted papers in your package to outline with. Just got a package of 3 and wanted to share the love. I will probably use my other one for black. Have fun! Thanks for hosting this swap!
JanHardt rated for Mail Art Junk Journal #7 on Jan 23, 2015
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Comment: Fun, fun envelope. I'm always impressed with how you put totally unrelated items together, make it work and look amazing. The extra goodies are fabulous -- I love the cat postcards. Thank you for everything.
Response: I am flattered, Jan! Coming from such a good artist as you are! Thanks and until we swap again, my friend!
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Comment: Oh wow!!!! I love, love, love this package!! The envelope is totally awesome!!!! And the contents are great...I haven't see one of those fortune-telling fish in years!!! Like decades! Thank you so much for all the interesting bits and pieces! Hope we swap again soon!!!
Response: hahaha! You really made my day (it's been a typical hellish Friday) so many hugs to you for your comments!
BubbLeGumGirLie rated for Decorated Envelope on Jan 16, 2015
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Comment: Oh my god, seriously. I found this envelope in my mailbox today and my first thought was: Woah, this is amazing. Then I opened it and holy...thank you so much for all the stuff you've sent me. I will for sure use it and I love it already. And the cat is really awesome!!!!
Response: Phew! So happy it finally arrived to your side of the globe and that you like everything. I tend to over-do collage so illustrating can be challenging... until we swap again, my dear!

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Comments

Loonstruck on Jan 1, 2017:

I have dropped you from the group Sealed with Love because you haven't logged on or participated in swaps since June 2015. If you decide to come back to Swap-bot and would like to rejoin our group, please let me know!

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 12, 2015:

I see something in your near furture...cant quite make it out.....lol

user2637 on May 5, 2015:

THANK YOU for thanking me! :) :) A lot of people tell me to butt-out or whatever, haha. Doesn't stop me though. I noticed @mrsludeman because she's hosting swaps, and I ALWAYS check the host's profile...a fre more clicks led me to you. :D I hope you get the swap made up!

user2637 on May 5, 2015:

FYI - @mrsludeman is back online and hosting swaps. She owes you a swap from fall of last year or so.

Artstamper on Apr 30, 2015:

You are so welcome, when I read your profile I had to use those things for you! Glad you liked it.

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 22, 2015:

luleemik on Apr 22, 2015:

What a lovely surprise envelope--beautifully decorated as one can expect from you!! Love the junk journal RAK and pin up cuties:) Thank you for thinking of me and sharing your wonderful talent!! {{hugs}}

midteacher on Apr 12, 2015:

Imagine my surprise when I spied your envie waiting for me in my mailbox. Imagine my delight when I opened the envie and all that glorious ephemera came spilling out! I am going to use that intense block you gave me after I do some searching as to how exactly to use it. I've heard awesome comments about them and have been wanting to try them. Thank you so much for sharing a piece of yours!

kittyhahahotbot on Mar 10, 2015:

Hay gurl! You are a delish bowl of warm milk for sending that kitty licks stamp. Mmmmm. xox

StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

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