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SydneySix

SydneySix
Date Joined: April 14, 2019
Last Online: August 7, 2020
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.

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. A current favorite is boygenius, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus.

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.

Harry Potter is also a favorite. I’m a Hufflepuff.

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.

Ratings

fortannam rated for 80s Swap Round 7 on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: thanks for the awesome page! again! I'll have to have you help me put the book together!
swayzer rated for 80s Swap Round 7 on Aug 5, 2020
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Comment: Sydney I love it when you letter on the pages, you do such a beautiful job lettering. This swap has been so fun. We are almost done filling up out journals. The card you sent was that shaving cream painting? fun, fun :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! It was nice to read your letter! The art work is very nice as well!
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fortannam rated for TIMS: Coffee Day on Jul 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely coffees!! You re the best!
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Comment: Lucky me-I got two cards-I love them both just as much. This is a great technique and I plan on using it more too! Been hot here lately-and when it's so hot we sometimes have wicked rain and thunderstorms at night. I am staying safe and well by not going out much-I'm retired so it's easier-still miss my scrapbook retreats and card classes from my local scrapbooking store. At least they are open for limited hours now and of course wearing a mask everywhere. Take care and stay healthy!
fortannam rated for 80s Swap Round 7 on Jun 29, 2020
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Spicynacho rated for Photo Postcard : INTL on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I wish my photography skill were as good as yours x
SkaGirl rated for Photo Postcard : USA on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: I love the postcard and the photo, thanks!!!
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Comment: Beautiful card! I love how you also did part of the envelope to match (I'm going to copy you and do that too!). The color choice is so pretty! Love it!!
Response: Thank you! Yes, it's a fun addition, I used painter's tape to mark off that section before folding.
swayzer rated for 80's Swap Round 6 on Jun 11, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Sydney, I agree I think a couple more months and our books will be full. I can't wait :-)
fortannam rated for 80's Swap Round 6 on Jun 3, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the fun page! one of my favorite songs! and the "sewing" extras! I need to find a swap to use that on!
Trinket rated for SS: January Color: WHITE on May 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for this swap, mail has been pretty flakey where we are right now but I appreciate that things arrived. Great stuff.
swayzer rated for 80's Swap Round 4 on Apr 14, 2020
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I didn't realize I hadn't rated yet. Thanks a bunch I love the map, lettering and hand stitching so cute
fortannam rated for TIMs: Rinchie Sender’s Choice on Apr 4, 2020
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Comment: I was super stoked to see you were my sender!! I love them!! A million ❤️‘S to you! Your embroidery is so neat and your attention to detail is amazing!
fortannam rated for 80's Swap Round 4 on Mar 20, 2020
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Comment: So fun to get this in the mail and typewritten!! You’re the best!
Tynkerbelle rated for SS: February Color: RED on Mar 13, 2020
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Comment: beautiful photos and thank you for the lovely note..happy swapping
Dundee36 rated for 🌿 botanic lovers 🌿 #4 on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Hello merci merci thank you so much for all things your sent me I love them all all Pascale
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Comment: Thanks! :0)
Germanbaby77 rated for ATC Set- Christmas on Jan 2, 2020
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Comment: Wow! fantastic job on these 3!

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