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SydneySix

SydneySix
Date Joined: April 14, 2019
Last Online: September 17, 2019
Birthday: June 8
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an artist, designer, and native to Portland, OR. I graduated from art school with a BFA in Communication Design focusing on graphic design and printmaking. I am a huge font nerd and if given the chance will talk your ear off about anything from typeface history to the documentary on Helvetica (I'd highly recommend it if you haven't seen it). I love printmaking and have worked in printshops across the US doing letterpress printing and bookbinding. Although I unfortunately do not currently have a full studio, I do what I can on a small scale at the moment.

In addition to design and printmaking, a few other artistic practices of mine are calligraphy and hand lettering, film photography, drawing, and bookmaking.

Dachshunds are my favorite animal. My sweet miniature dachshund sadly passed, but I look forward to the day that I can live somewhere to house a herd of them that will follow me around as I create and travel.

I love old things. An interest in typewriters slowly turned into a superfluous hobby of hunting for them at garage sales, repairing them, and ending up with far more than anyone really needs. I was also gifted an analog film camera a few years ago and have since launched into the world of film photography experimenting with light and lenses. To note: I do not claim to be an actual photographer, just enjoy the medium and am always looking for more to learn about it.

Favorite Music

I need to be careful not to go overboard here. I really enjoy music and come from a very musical family. I love going to concerts in town, both seeing big bands that are touring and small local bands. To be extremely general, I like just about everything except country. To be more specific, I love learning about music as a culture and the individuals and bands that shaped a scene and create genres.

Growing up in the PNW, I was close to the grunge scene of Seattle in the 90s and like everything from Temple of the Dog and Green River to Nirvana. A little closer to current day, I like the indie music that this region has brought up like Elliott Smith and Death Cab for Cutie. Although I don't listen to much of the pioneering punk bands now, I am fascinated by their history of DIY culture making things like zines and patches and their attitude of community creating things for a cause like Revolution Summer. I still enjoy pop punk and emo bands of the early 2000s like Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Blink 182, Good Charlotte (this list could go on a while, I'll stop there).

Both of my parents raised their kids on classic rock with variances into rap rock and synthesizer rock respectively. This developed as I got older into a taste for rock bands like the White Stripes, Raconteurs, Foo Fighters, and others.

I also enjoy contemporary indie and folk music like Gragory Alan Isakov, Bon Iver, Florence + the Machine, and Shakey Graves.

You can't ever go wrong with 90s alternative music.

This has already gone too long. Anything music related I'm sure I'd love.

Favorite Books

Classic literature is my go-to read. Partially because they are by definition outstanding and have held up as so over time, but also because investing in reading a new book that I know nothing about is unnerving since the possibility of wasting so much time reading a mediocre book is not something that I want to risk. So if you have read a really good book that was written recently please tell me, I’d be open to read something other than Steinbeck.

I also read a ton of music history books. I love music and learning about the bands and individuals that shaped different scenes and genres. Inevitably reading these books leads to getting a millions CDs from the library for research, watching documentaries, and trying to create mind maps and charts akin to Jack Black’s chalkboard in School of Rock.

Favorite Movies

Anything with Tom Hanks, bonus if Meg Ryan is also in it. If asked, I would say that Joe Versus the Volcano is my favorite movie, but the movie that I have watched the most and is my go-to when I am home sick is You've Got Mail. If you can incorporate a movie quote in a swap, that'd make my day.

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Comment: Thank you for the fun swap, and postcard and fun envelope! Can’t wait for the next one!
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Comment: Hello and thank you for the photos. I am happy you joined the group. The photo you printed with the flowers is dramatic and I am planning to use it as a postcard. It will make a pal feel extra special. I can see how 35mm is doing a comeback over here. Have you always shot with 35mm?
Response: Thank you, glad that the photo can be used again! I have only been shooting on 35mm for a little over a year, but have really enjoyed it. It forces me to be more intentional.
LadyJo rated for Real Photos - Architecture Edition! on Aug 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome photos! I love the black and white as well!
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Comment: Like the black and white photos. There’s a similar bridge in Dallas.
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Comment: Sydney! These are fantastic! I LOVE them! Portland is GORGEOUS and the architecture there is very unique. I love to travel and a lot of my photos are of random buildings and homes that I come across. Some people wonder why I take random pics but it's the architecture that catches my eye!! The house is interesting too! There is a similar-looking one in Kennebunk port Maine where I grew up summering!! Way awesome! Gabi
Ravioli rated for Pokemon ATC Series 5 - Blue on Aug 4, 2019
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Comment: So freaking cute!
swayzer rated for 80's Junk Journal page swap on Aug 3, 2019
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Comment: Yay, thanks so much for doing this swap with me. I can't wait to fill up my book with all your wonderful creations. ON to round 2.
fortannam rated for 80's Junk Journal page swap on Jul 31, 2019
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Comment: Love it! Can’t wait for the next one!
Itti rated for HARRY POTTER ATC Swap (Slytherin) on Jul 31, 2019
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Comment: Wow! I love it!! The ATC itself is fantastic and I love how the letter and envelope fitted the theme too! I was super pumped before I even opened anything haha :D Thanks so much, you're really talented!
MsBellaDonna rated for Photo Swap #1 on Jul 26, 2019
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Comment: I absolutely love the photo you sent! It's awesome! I also enjoy photographs that are taken through layers and at interesting angles. I actually thought the slight blue tint added a nice touch! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you! Glad you like it.
purrincup rated for HARRY POTTER ATC Swap (Hufflepuff) on Jul 20, 2019
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Comment: I loved what you did for this ATC. You're very talents. I'm loving all the HP ATCs.
Response: Thank you! I had a lot of fun with that one.
PeliKat rated for Photo Swap #1 on Jul 20, 2019
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Comment: Sydney, I love your typewritten note! What cool things we can find in our 'treasure hunts' at thrift stores, right? Your photo is great - so sharp and clear - and the sky seems to have cooperated very nicely to set of the look of the bridge! I love the color so I'm glad you used that tint, and the paper you used is perfect for the subject matter. This was such a nice swap and I hope we get to swap again sometime in the future! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Thanks so much, I’m glad that you liked it! ❤️
purrincup rated for HARRY POTTER ATC Swap (Ravenclaw) on Jul 11, 2019
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Comment: Wow, you're so talented!! I love my Ravenclaw ATC. Thank you very much!! I love Hufflepuffs too~
9O96O rated for Mad About Plaid Postcard on Jul 8, 2019
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Comment: The Red Stewart.:) I love a nice red tartan. Thanks for sending it to me and including the information about the Pendleton Blanket Company. I checked out their website and admired their wool blankets.
silverstar501 rated for Monthly Zine Swap - May 19 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Love the zines and enjoying the music with the zines right now :) Thank you.
postedparcels rated for Monthly Zine Swap - May 19 on Jun 6, 2019
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Comment: Your zines are so beautiful, and so was the note you typed with your typewriter! I am so impressed!!
swayzer rated for Handmade Fabric envelope swap on May 26, 2019
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Comment: From the mail art it came in down to the embroidered intitial on my handmade envelope, I love it all. You did a great job, I'm so lucky you were my swap partner :-D. I hope you'll consider joining more of my swaps inthe future.
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the Birthday wishes!
papercraftkath rated for Newbie Welcome May 2019 on May 14, 2019
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Comment: I love this so much. The garden gnome is absolutely fabulous and will be going in a frame. I love the postcards too. What a thoughtful package. Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the Portland PC! I've not visited Oregon, but hope to. South Carolina has a lot to to see, but the summer humidity is rough 💦. Fall is the best season here, in my opinion.

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