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beckra

beckra
Original Member
Last Online: December 6, 2017

Country: United States
hedger & psyche
every day, one good thing

About Me

I teach Latin and ancient Greek at a small college. In my leisure time I enjoy kayaking, reading novels, taking pictures, and sending mail-art.

I'm especially interested in:

  • 19th century British literature

  • art history, art museums, and art postcards

  • photography

  • Shakespeare

  • vintage illustrations of fairies

  • wildflowers

  • birds

  • architecture

  • poetry

  • children's literature

  • images of the sky, or water, or trees

  • word art of various sorts (centos, found poems, creative anagrams, etc.)

  • asemic and abstract art

There's something I enjoy about every color.

I hesitate to list any particular dislikes, but here's one: I'd prefer not to receive any images related to hunting, fishing, or eating meat.

Favorite Movies

The Man Who Came to Dinner, Evil Under the Sun, The Women (1939 version), House of Flying Daggers, I Heart Huckabees, Ushpizin, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Stranger than Fiction, About a Boy, Being Julia, They Came Back (Les Revenants), Meek's Cutoff.

Favorite Books

For pleasure reading, I usually stick to novels. My favorite authors include Anthony Trollope, Wilkie Collins, E.M. Forster, Angela Carter, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, and Henry James.

Favorite Crafts

Photography, embroidery, basic book-binding, writing and translating (I think they count as crafts), and making mosaics, collages, and abstract designs out of paper scraps.

About Swapping

This probably goes without saying, but please let me know if you haven't received something from me when you should have--I haven't dropped the ball so far, and I'd like a chance to re-send if something got lost in the mail. And I promise to rate my partners in a timely way, too.

Ratings

SuMay rated for Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face! on Jan 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for these precious works of art. 1 of 2: I love the title you chose: "sprung tune". Description and erasure poem in one, how clever! I also like the combination of booklet and leperello binding and the scrumptious creamy paper. 2 of 2: Another intriguing idea, brilliant! I like R and T best; both are poems in their own right. Thank you for these utterly charming items. You are a true artist.
Response: Thank you so much for these kind words--they made my day! And, of course, I'm so happy you enjoyed the booklets!
Nnyla rated for PC Swap: Autumn Has Flowers Too! on Nov 10, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the autumn flower postcard! I'm at work, but I think it was a type of orchid, right? or lily? Anyway, of course, I loved it. I reminded me of a photo you'd sent to me a couple of years ago. Thanks, too, for joining in!
Response: Yes, it was a member of the orchid family! One of our neighbors knows a lot about Arkansas wildflowers, and she was really impressed that I came across one. It's the first year either Chris or I had seen them, so I'm wondering if they're fickle bloomers or if we'd just not noticed them before because they are so small and delicate.
Nnyla rated for Autumn Postcard 2016 on Oct 20, 2016
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Comment: As always, excellent swap! I love all the colors blending together and liquid autumn awesomeness! :-D
goldfinchmeadowlark rated for ART PC #33 pre-1900 on Oct 19, 2016
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Comment: Belated, belated (I thought I was up-to-date with rating, but I am now finding mail that was mislaid by family members) thank you for the whimsical, intricate salad oil art and colorful Jimi Hendrix stamp :) I also wish more products were simultaneously beautiful and functional! Hope you are enjoying the fall <3
Nnyla rated for Water in Monochrome on Sep 2, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful water pics and the note! I'll be working on mine this weekend. Happy to have an extra day! Hugs!
EmilyT rated for ART PC #32 DRAGON on Aug 14, 2016
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Comment: That is so sweet of you to send me two! So nice! I love the art and seeing the flames cone out of the dragons' mouths! Thanks so much, cool pcs!
StichinGrammie rated for Find the PostCard - Bird(s) on Aug 13, 2016
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Comment: Lovely postcards. Did you know you sent it twice? i really enjoyed both of them. :-) StichinGrammie
Response: I couldn't decide which one to send so I thought I'd send both! :)
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Comment: I love these postcards. Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thanks so much! I will admit to somehow missing out on reading Harriet the Spy. I think that maybe I should. I love your fantastic messages and your beautiful sky photo. Happy Sunday!
swededreams rated for SS ~ WATER!!! on Aug 6, 2016
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Comment: Wow wow wow! What interesting photos you sent!! Thank you so much! It makes me look at water in a new way. Your hard work really shows.
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Comment: Greetings fellow Alice devotee! Absolutely love the card and I am thrilled to get your study on the -ing's in Alice. Very interesting and curious indeed... Thanks!
Omi rated for Holiday Greeting! on Jan 21, 2016
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Comment: Thank you!
Nnyla rated for Holiday Greeting! on Dec 26, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and letter--and for the holiday greeting that had nothing to do with the swap! Oh--and for the Mt Fuji postcard. I'm placing it in my planner so I can look at it every day. Your greeting is on the way!
ReN09 rated for Your Photo of the Month (November) on Dec 7, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for this amazing and beautiful photos. I like it so much ;)
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Comment: Love, love, love these artsy photos. Lush and dreamy. Thanks.
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Comment: Beautiful photos! Thank you!
Tearryn rated for Your Photo of the Month (October) on Dec 1, 2015
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Comment: I fell in love with your photography the moment I saw it! Would love to talk to you more on how you took these beautiful pictures, Bec!
Response: Thanks so much, Tearryn! I'm not a trained or technically clued-in photographer, so for me it's lots of trial and error as I learn how to hold my camera in such a way to catch the play of color and light as if the water or a wet window were a kind of canvas. It brings an element of chance to the enterprise--I'm never really sure if I'm going to "get" something or not....
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Comment: Now I know why you are the coordinator for these swaps: your work is stunning. Many thanks.
Response: Oh, thank you very much for these kinds words, Lisa!
Trader1244 rated for CEMETERY PHOTO or POSTCARD SWAP on Oct 10, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for two gorgeous postcards. Great addition to my collection
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Comment: These pictures are beautiful. Thanks!

Rating Overview

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Comments

ScrappyLisa on Dec 7, 2015:

Thanks for sending the second half of Your November photos: so lush. Stunning!

Goodmorningfelicity on Dec 3, 2015:

Beautiful picture of the rainy window! I thought it was a Painting when I first took it out of the envelope!

ScrappyLisa on Nov 9, 2015:

Your photos for the Your Photo of the Month: October were stunning. Artsy and sturdy! Printing them on the postcard paper was super smart...I might do the same...Loved the experiments. Cheers, Lisa

TereDiane1954 on Dec 31, 2013:

Welcome to Color and Light! I'm so glad you've decided to join. Wishing you a wonderful 2014!

darzy30 on Feb 2, 2013:

Thank you so much for sending me the beautiful postcards as an angel for the Zazzle me swap - your photographs are wonderful!

FiWebster on Mar 23, 2011:

kaikamahine on Jan 5, 2011:

I'm not sure if I said thank you for the Christmas postcard you sent...so MAHALO!!! I have been a space cadet this season. :p Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a great New Year! :)

FiWebster on Nov 18, 2010:

Nice greens on the pixilated green pc you sent! Thanks--I'm getting myself organized about having a folder of mail awaiting replies from me, and your pc is going in the folder. =grin=

Fi

DeidreArt on Oct 23, 2010:

It was the second clue that tipped me off. And then the other two sounded more familiar. I am jealous of you secret garden, most of our flowers are gone.

kaikamahine on Sep 20, 2010:

Hi Becca,

How are you?! It's been awhile... :) I was wondering if you wanted to finally do a photo swap. I am in a digital darkroom class and am doing lots of printing so I can easily print a photo for you! :) How fun!!! I have a flickr account if you want to choose a photo or I can surprise you! www.flickr.com/photos/kaikamahine12. Aloha, Dana

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