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Ystarr

Ystarr
Date Joined: September 25, 2007
Last Online: January 19, 2012
Birthday: March 12, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE -- I have been traveling quite a bit and have been away from my mailbox. If I'm slow on rating, please be patient...I will make sure I rate as soon as I can!! Thanks so much.

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I live and work in New York City as an attorney in the arts.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy tasks that are time- and labor-intensive (such as embroidery). I like to create small cross-stitch projects that are slightly sugary with a large dosage of irony.

My likes

I love contemporary art -- some of my favorite artists include Yukio Fujimoto (a Japanese artist who works with sound), Ian Hamilton Finlay (a Scottish artist known for working with words), Tom Phillips (an artist who works with altered text), and Shag (an artist who has the coolest eye for cartoon-y images of retro-hip).

I also really enjoy modern theater and modern dance. One of the most memorable performances I've ever seen is Cathy Weis performing her own work at Dance Theater Workshop in NYC. Her work is poignant and subtle.

Ephemera

I have a healthy addiction to plastic-framed eye glasses. I have several pair and the frames are various candy color shades. I wear a pair of green plastic frames most frequently.

I appreciate ephemera, especially vintage or antique items. I collect pressed pennies and other exonumia. In addition, I also collect antique keys.

My dislikes

I am unfortunately not a girly-girl. I don't really like "kawaii" things and I am not a fan of Disney characters. I also don't really appreciate tchotchkes, unless they are infused with a dosage of kitsch sensibility.

Traveling

I've been fortunate to travel pretty extensively for work and for pleasure. My favorite places in the world to live are (in no particular order): Tokyo, New York and London. My most recent international trip was to Machu Picchu in Peru.

Ratings

GTstamper rated for Ystarr and GT Swap on Feb 18, 2010
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Comment: Hi! A humongous THANK YOU for your packages. You are so generous! I absolutely LOVE the cigar box, it's gorgeous and is now my new favorite in my collection. I love the goodies you added inside, such a nice presentation! And the bonus Zeppelin album cover, you are so sweet and thoughtful to take the extra time to look into that. I'm extra excited because it just so happens to be one we needed for our collection! Thank you so much! Thanks for this swap and take care, Ginger
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Comment: TY :o)
Rollerwriter rated for Postcard and a Penny on Sep 17, 2009
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washingtonmaverick rated for PC - World Neighbors on Sep 8, 2009
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Comment: Loved the postcard. I enjoy bridges, the odd angles you can photograph them and the geometrical elements they make!
mermaidery rated for Getting To Know You... on Sep 3, 2009
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Comment: Thanks! Sorry it took so long for the rate, I have over 50 emails to rate and Im slowly getting them done.
freespirit66 rated for Pressed coins of the World on Aug 21, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pressed pennies. My daughters have been collecting the pressed pennies for some time now and are so excited to add some new ones to their collection!
GTstamper rated for Photo Containing Text on Aug 19, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the photos, great shots! I particularly like the one taken in London, it made me laugh! Thank you also for the nice note and the bonus pressed penny! My boyfriend and I collect those when we travel and happen to see a machine. Take Care, GT
LoveButtons rated for Photo Containing Text on Aug 14, 2009
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Comment: Great sign picture...Las Vegas, I have never been looks fun. One day I'll get there. Also, the pressed penny was a great bonus. What a great thing to collect!! Thanks for sharing.
CraftDiva4 rated for Pressed Penny swap on Aug 14, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much, these are my first pennies form NY! I can't wait to visit some day. Sorry it took me so long to rate, we have new people in the mail room at my job and so some of my swaps packages get to me well after they are received at the office.
jenke31 rated for Getting To Know You... on Aug 5, 2009
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tallysoma rated for Pressed Penny swap on Jul 31, 2009
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Comment: thanks for the amazing pennies and lovely note. the pennies so fit my personality!
coffeetree rated for Getting To Know You... on Jul 30, 2009
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miia rated for Getting To Know You... on Jul 30, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for your answers! It was nice to read them :)
craftymama06 rated for Getting To Know You... on Jul 29, 2009
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mutantpenguin rated for Getting To Know You... on Jul 27, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! Always nice to find out there are organized people out there since I have trouble doing it!
KandelC rated for Getting To Know You... on Jul 27, 2009
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Comment: Thank you!!
missmonroeville rated for Getting To Know You... on Jul 27, 2009
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Comment: I found it really interesting reading your answers. Thank you.
Jinty rated for Getting To Know You... on Jul 27, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for you swap answers,very interesting reading thanks a lot of effort and it shows.I too would love to got to Egypt,as for St Andrews ,i can't help you out as i am not a Culture Vulture., but it is a beautiful place and not to far from me, just across the water.Well done to your friend in the Quiz.
Response: Thank you so much, Jinty, for your kind comment. I went to your profile and read your answers, they were so lovely!
CWarner rated for Museum Postcard Swap #1 on Jul 24, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the card! The one I send out was of the new wing of the DAM-Denver Art Museum. A very artsy Daniel Liebskind designed building that leaks thru the roof and makes some people dizzy with vertigo when they walk thru it! That card is entroute to the Ukraine!
MaidMirawyn rated for Squished Penny Swap on Apr 7, 2008
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love getting pressed pennies from all over. :)

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Comments

PostMuse on Sep 3, 2010:

I know you haven't participated much lately, but Notecards To Go group has lots of fun new swaps. Perhaps we can tempt you?

GTstamper on Mar 12, 2010:

Happy Birthday to You!!

I hope the upcoming year brings you lots of good fortune, happiness, love, peace, and wondrous journeys!

Take care,
Ginger

knellershappycampers on Jul 29, 2009:

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/42079

Museum PC Swap #2 is up if you are interested! :-)

beckra on Jul 20, 2009:

Nice to see you back on swap-bot! I hope all has been well with you since our postal paths last crossed....

thefruid on Jul 15, 2009:

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Welcome to Notecards To Go! We're excited to have you join us!

gogoringo on Jul 17, 2008:

Click the picture above to check out the Street/Lowbrow Art Appreciation Society's latest swap: Photos of Street Art in Your Town. And if you haven't joined our sticker swap don't forget to take a peek at that too! Have a great day :)

Puchita on Jul 16, 2008:

Hello dear Postcrosser! If you are interesting in a swap named "Celebrate Postcrossing 3th Anniversary!!!!" this is the link:

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/18490

Thanks in advance!!!

gogoringo on Apr 20, 2008:

Come and join our first Street/Lowbrow art Appreciation Society group swap! Its just a simple little postcard swap. click here

Hope we see you there!

gogoringo on Apr 9, 2008:

Hi! I've just started a new group and i thought you might be interested in joining. Come and check out the street/low brow art appreciation society

domino on Mar 12, 2008:

Thank you for Haring, love it!

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