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Date Joined: August 30, 2015
Last Online: March 28, 2017
Birthday: August 5, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

Hiya! I'm an author and artist from Oklahoma (I've also lived in Alaska, which also feels like where I should say I'm from). I'm a single gay guy living in the country just outside of the town where I grew up.

If it is ever relevant for a swap, I am vegan and I do not drink. (i.e., I don't want any hunting/fishing themed cards / I like interesting art, but never alcohol for its own sake)


I generally like any type of card you want to send, but I do have a few that I'm more into than others.

  • Deer
  • Vintage Real Photo Post Cards (RPPCs), primarily of men
  • Czech / Polish poster art
  • Vintage B&W
  • Vintage holiday
  • US Presidents (1-44 only please)
  • Oklahoma
  • Alaska
  • Charley Harper
  • Mail Art
  • Oz

PLEASE never ever ever ever assume that what you want to send it too "girly" or too "feminine." What I want is what spoke to you when you signed up for a swap. If you use my likes list, great. What about the list appealed to you? If I was concerned about things seeming too girly, I probably wouldn't be on swap-bot. I'm completely not bothered.

Subjects / Themes I Like

More stuff I like

Animals: Deer, Cicadas, Seahorses, Stag Beetles, Rabbits, Bison, Giraffes, Hedgehogs, Badgers, Foxes, Whales, Moose, Polar Bears, Thylacines, Platypuses, Kangaroos, Wombats, Birds (mostly*), Tigers, Armadillos, Sloths, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Bats, Flying Foxes, Lemurs (Aye-Ayes especially), Butterflies, Moths.... I could go on. I really like animals. I'm really not into hunting or fishing themes please. Conceptually, I'm okay with other people doing it, but it frustrates some part of my brain and I have never been able to get past it.

Birds (more specifically): Scissortail Flycatchers, Canada Geese, Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Pelicans, Hummingbirds, Kiwis, Ravens, Magpies, Blue Jays, Crows, Peacocks, Quetzals, Puffins, Owls, Swallows, Vultures, and so on... I can't get really excited about penguins, but I don't know why that is. Maybe I haven't met the right one.

Animals/People (Mythical): Unicorns, Pegasus, Jackalopes, Merfolk (Mermen specifically, but Mermaids are okay too), any interesting animal creations, fairies, gnomes, etc... I'm not into dragons for the most part. Asian is okay, but I'm up for being surprised by well executed dragon art. Change my mind!

Colors: I gravitate toward yellows, ambers, greys, whites, browns, and touches of orange and blue, and the occasional splash of grassy green. I have trouble with purples, reds, pinks, and greens when I'm creating. It isn't that I don't like those colors, but I never seem to want them in my own art.

Nature: Leaves, Rocks, Trees in Winter, Rain, Fog, Snow, Water, Soil, Flowers

People: Late 19th Century Photos, 1940s Illustrations, Weathered Faces, Drag Queens, Happy People, Street Photography, Sailors, Cowboys, Farmers, Stern Women, People who seems to have overcome a struggle, People who seem to have a story.

Places: Denmark, France, Alaska, Oklahoma, Iceland, Croatia, South Africa, Czech Republic, Australia, Kenya, Peru, Madagascar, Mexico, India, Azerbaijan, Israel, Argentina, and everywhere in between. I love learning about other places.

Other: I like anything to do with the Oz books (not a huge fan of MGM Oz stuff, but it's okay), old books, letters, circuses, tattoos, architecture, typography, and many many other things! I don't have a lot of cutesy in my life, but I have a little spot in my heart reserved for Sanrio. It secretly gives me a little joy.

Dislikes: disliking stuff.

Favorite Crafts

I'm a mixed media artist and I love creating art journals. It's tempting to make them big, but I prefer ones with only a few pages so they can represent a brief moment.

Painting, drawing, collage, assemblage, etc. I'll try just about anything once. I wish I was better with a sewing machine.

Favorite Books

My muse, the reason I became a writer, is Frank O'Hara. He wrote phenomenal poetry, but also plays and essays.

I'm totally in love with L. Frank Baum's works. There are many reasons, but they shouldn't be dismissed as simplistic just because they are primarily for children. He was a complex author.

Gideon Defoe's books are witty and fun. I recommend them highly to anyone who wants something silly to read.

The Monsters of Templeton is hands down my favorite book of the past few years. It was penned by an amazing talent, Lauren Groff. It's just so beautifully written.

Other books I've loved: Winkie by Clifford Chase; Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury; Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton; Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts; The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

Authors I love: Jim Grimsley, Frank O'Hara, Franz Kafka, L. Frank Baum, Billy Collins, Maya Angelou, Ray Bradbury, Jack London, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Timothy Egan, Ntozake Shange, Mark Owen, C.S. Lewis, Gideon Defoe

I'm haunted by the book The Giraffe by Marie Nimier. I hated it, but that was 8 years ago. I haven't stopped thinking about it and analyzing it. It was hard to read, but it affected me more than most books have.

Favorite Music

  • Bright Light Bright Light
  • Ivri Lider
  • The Young Professionals
  • Carbon Leaf
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • Peter Hollens
  • The Weeknd
  • Todrick Hall
  • Hej Matematik
  • Scissor Sisters
  • Macklemore
  • Dangerous Muse
  • François Raoult
  • Scott Matthew
  • Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson
  • Hi Fashion
  • Madonna
  • Mylène Farmer
  • Daft Punk
  • Cassidy Haley
  • Everything But the Girl

Favorite Movies

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • Harry Potter films (5-8 are my favorites)
  • Used People
  • Amelie
  • Bambi
  • Billu Barber
  • What a Way To Go
  • The Book of Life
  • Lincoln
  • They Might Be Giants
  • The Others
  • Pierrot le fou
  • Three Color Trilogy
  • Les Miserables (2012)
  • Star Trek
  • Return To Oz
  • The 39 Steps
  • Bollywood films
  • Disney animated films
  • ghost horror (without gore)

Movies I HATE

  • Star Wars -- all of them
  • All Cohen Brothers movies
  • All Tarantino movies (esp. Pulp Fiction)
  • Gladiator
  • All Slasher Horror Movies
  • Anything with gratuitous gore
  • Pretty much all "guy" comedies
  • Movies about driving recklessly while shooting guns

Favorite Television

  • Roger & Val Have Just Got In
  • Golden Girls
  • Project Runway
  • The Daily Show
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Maude
  • Lark Rise To Candleford
  • Jam & Jerusalem
  • Lost
  • Stranger Things
  • Downton Abbey
  • Drop Dead Diva
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
  • Ellen
  • Designing Women
  • The Jeffersons
  • True Blood
  • Superstore
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • The Vicar of Dibley
  • Queer As Folk
  • The L Word
  • Mama's Family
  • Sang Doo! Let's Go To School
  • Absolutely Fabulous
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Transparent
  • Hoarders
  • Waiting For God
  • Otomen
  • Sassy Girl Chun-hyang
  • Keeping Up Appearances
  • Are You Being Served?
  • I Love Lucy / The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert


kssunlover1947 rated for PC ME #3 on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the letter B card and the cool way you did your note.
marinda rated for ART PC #12 SOMETHING FLYING on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: I absolutely love this postcard. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I hope your mom is feeling better!! Have a nice day Shelley
isamanthax rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I love(!) the Harvey Milk stamp!! My PO never has these when I keep asking for them LOL...I keep wanting to order them online but don't get around to it. I'll host this swap again soon, just so you know if you want to sign up again. :)
Marlington rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! I love the goose stamp! I didn't even notice the walgreens logo on it until I read it. Hey if you don't want it I'll take it :P (teasing). Which tools did you use to make your stamp?
Response: That stamp was a cheap eraser, so I just drew my image in pencil and then used an X-acto knife. I'm going to try foam next, which I understand you can carve into with a sharpened pencil.
Marl33n rated for Pinterest - Springy Spring on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: I love the nature in the spring, all the flowers, animals. Like your board.
CarrieB rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome PC! It is my pleasure to serve.
GinaVisione rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Great Goose! Thanks for the PC!
wittmert rated for B&W PCs week 11-12 (2 partners) on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
goinjenny rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Babsmomof5 rated for B&W PCs week 11-12 (2 partners) on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Another awesome pc! Thanks so much for the Oz card, it's just perfect!!! We are hoping to get home before the line of storms hits today. Looking forward to nicer weather by Wednesday.
LadyMalchav rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! The little birdy is really cute!
Comment: Thanks for sharing...I love your literal interpretation - I was captivated! :)
tigerlily2110 rated for Pinterest - Springy Spring on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: thank you
Comment: Lovely board - I especially like all the animals!
Jadelynn rated for Pinterest - Springy Spring on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing your board! A short 'Hello' would've been fun though
Response: Hello.
kdeorne1 rated for Funny Postcards on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I have never heard of this book but I like how your paragraph goes.
Comment: Thank you🍒
paperlover rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lemur PC. I definitely don't have one of those in my collection.The scissortail stamp is fabulous. Happy spring!

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Smiley69 on Mar 15, 2017:

Hi! Thank you for the bonus postcard for "It's called fashion Brenda look it up"...And stamp! This was a fun swap, thank you for hosting! ☺

nsciambi on Jan 27, 2017:

Brian! Thank you so much for the hand drawn merman! That was incredibly thoughtful of you.

EmilyT on Nov 4, 2015:

I found the lenticular PCS at a store called Flying Tiger (or it could be Tyger, I forget). It is a store out of Denmark and it is sort of like this cool-designer style dollar store cheap stuff from China. But I couldn't resist postcards, notecards, tissue paper, ribbon, etc. I visited them in the Netherlands this summer and I looked at their website to see if they have stores here in the U.S. But I don't remember if they do or not because none in Colorado.

Fry on Nov 2, 2015:

Vetting the Speedy Fall Leaves ATC! and stopped by... Hello!

RainbowRoseOregon on Oct 30, 2015:

ladydy5 on Oct 30, 2015:

Love to have ya! Artistically Inclined

Margo on Sep 26, 2015:

I like your profile! So amazing to read through! You make me want to venture into fiction for Monsters of Templeton... lol. I don't often...

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