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drizzle

drizzle
Date Joined: December 7, 2016
Last Online: May 16, 2017
Birthday: February 13
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or...process anything sold, bought or processed, or repair anything sold, bought or processed, you know, as a career I don't want to do that."

Favorite Crafts

I'm just here for the postcards, actually. Sending postcards is somewhere between a habit and an addiction. I send some almost every day. If you include a return address, chances are you'll get a card back at some point.

The link above is to my mail-obsessed Instagram account, drizzle_mail. I'm also on Postcrossing so maybe we'll cross there some time.

Favorite Crafts

Ok, ok, I know every section is not supposed to be called "Favorite Crafts." I'm just messin' with ya.

I'm a mid-forties guy in Seattle with a family, some chickens, and a penchant for going out and dancing to funk bands. Groovy horns. Bring it on.

Favorite Crafts

I'm not picky about what you send, but if you want to know a bit more about me:

I collect vintage photography, tintypes, daguerrotypes, ephemera with cool typefaces or design, cool old postcards, and old circus sideshow memorabilia.

I don't really collect stamps, but I sure do like it when people put interesting stamps on their mail. I use vintage postage on the majority of cards I send. (I am also interested in swapping uncanceled US postage with you - message me).

I get a kick out of:

• vintage photography of any kind. Stamp and send me that faded and scratched carte de visite that you got at the flea market. Or a historical view of your town. Or a faded color photo of your family in the 80s.

• odd/campy/offbeat postcards and art. I'm pretty much impossible to offend. (Robert Crumb, Edward Gorey, covers of lurid old paperbacks, etc.)

• circus and sideshow images; old magician posters and magic-related art - especially P.T. Barnum-era sideshow stuff and Houdini

• offbeat humor and puns

• anything related to Grateful Dead (sigh, my wasted youth), hippies, psychedelia, 420.

• I'm married to a nature writer, and we hike a lot, garden, raise chickens in the city, and pick wild berries in the summer and mushrooms in the fall. I'm not a big fan of cutsie stuff, but powerful or evocative images of landscape and nature are great. I send a lot of those myself. I also like gnomes. Even cute ones, I guess. But especially edgier fairies, gnomes, and wee folk.

• I also like old etchings from the period of classic book illustrations. Recently I have been making some postcards out of reproductions of old etchings from Victorian (and earlier) books. Dark fairy tale scenes, giant squid attacking ships, mysterious flying machines, arctic explorers, etc.

But I digress...

My favorite piece of public art in Seattle is a giant round typewriter eraser. There's also a giant popsicle that's pretty cool. Oh, and a giant milk drop splash.

Eraser

I spend a fair amount of time vintage/antique/thrift shopping in Seattle and online, and my daddy-daughter dates (she's 18) tend towards a slice of veggie pizza and a couple hours at Goodwill. If you think I'm raising her right, we're likely a good match.

I rubber stamp on the back of a lot of my cards. So I guess, if you must know, rubber stamping is technically my favorite craft. I also hand-make a lot of cards by putting images I find various places onto cardstock. If the card you got has no printing on the back, I probably made it from an image I found somewhere. (I also welded together a tallbike and brought it to Burning Man for three years. Does that count as a craft?)

I don't believe a hot dog is a sandwich, and I didn't vote for the reality TV star. Thanks for reading this far.

Ratings

Fullsteampowell rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #10 on May 1, 2017
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Comment: Steampunk FTW!!!
annielou rated for Postcard Trading on Apr 13, 2017
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Comment: Everything arrived today! Marvelous mail!! Thank you. You went above and beyond!!!
Sahnetoffee rated for Postcard roulette swap intl #2 on Apr 9, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the owl.
chandlerguera rated for More Than one stamp March 2017 on Mar 24, 2017
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Comment: Tom - cool postcard and excellent stamps! None were postmarked! Thanks very much.
CajunLady rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #9 on Mar 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the Doctor Who pc!
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Comment: Thanks for the great pizza postcard!
aspens rated for B&W PCs week 9 on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: Hey Tom! So I've seen four different postpeople in my building before. Your friend might possibly be a postman here, but I'm not sure! Thank you for the cool card of Hendrix. Maybe see you around!
Johanna51 rated for Beautiful Birds PC Swap on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: Hello Tom. How wonderful that you could find a chickenpostcard for me. I love it. I'm a farm-animal lover: sheep, cows, chickens etc. Thank you very much.
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Comment: Thanks for the rad pizza card! The owl washi is a nice touch!
CarrieB rated for B&W PCs week 8 on Feb 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the PC!
JINANNE rated for F is for ??? PC Swap on Feb 21, 2017
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Comment: Wow, what a great group of stamps you included with this PC, Tom! Many thanks for sharing them with me...they're super..especially the female pilot! Hugs, cheers, and many hearts...jinanne
kssunlover1947 rated for F is for ??? PC Swap on Feb 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the card from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. That is a place I would like to visit someday.
TamiTam55 rated for E is for ??? PC Swap on Feb 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard. It's nice to know it came from Earth. Education was a nice choice for a postcard. It was lovely swapping with you.
Babsmomof5 rated for F is for ??? PC Swap on Feb 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the super cool flattened fairy postcard! Really interesting, planning to check the book out!
sonriacat rated for E is for ??? PC Swap on Feb 11, 2017
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sarahmaree rated for Cheery PC on Feb 9, 2017
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Comment: Tom, I love the idea of UFO's in history.. I think it would explain a lot if I'm honest :D Thanks for the awesome card.
Kvwanderlost rated for E is for ??? PC Swap on Feb 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Sri Lanka "Edge of the Sea" PC and I very much agree with your words, we truly are on the "edge" of something dark and scary. It's going to be a bumpy ride :/ Keep breathing :D
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Comment: Thank you so much for the PC! I would love to learn to write with a fountain pen.
SharMarie513 rated for Not My State PC Swap on Jan 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! That is awesome that your family has an annual viewing of BBC Pride and Prejudice (my favorite version!) I'll be sending a reply by the way!!!!
EmilyT rated for B&W PCs week 4 on Jan 26, 2017
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Comment: Love the Edward Gorey! I've been in card games like that... And I agree with your commenthe whole inaguration events and day, and days since, have been odd indeed.

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Comments

Sahnetoffee on Mar 14, 2017:

for the nice card. I am glad to get it!

P/C Roulette INTL #2

Sammoning on Mar 14, 2017:

(Unassigned postcard roulette #2) Received your card today, thanks alot, it's nice to see the city from a non-touristy perspective sometimes!

myancey on Mar 13, 2017:

thank u for the unassigned postcard roulette #2! i love this owl!!!! it is so flippin cool!!! i love the deco on back too thanks so much!!!! :) <3

Johanna51 on Mar 1, 2017:

when I saw yor photo of the giant typewriter eraser I immediately thought: That must be a Claes Oldenburger work. So I googled and yes it is. In 1996 I was in the Guggenheim Museum in New York and saw a retrospective of his work. In my country I have seen his work in The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Otterlo.

LaLaLove on Jan 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Princess Leia postcard! I love it!!

KyAngel1975 on Jan 22, 2017:

Thank you for the postcard!

WayUpInAlaska on Jan 4, 2017:

HIya :) just stopped by for a profile check for the swap I am hosting : Slap a Stamp on it & get PC on it's way! 1/17 ...and must say I really enjoyed reading your profile! love the favorite crafts headings hah! was a great read ! :)

goldfinchmeadowlark on Dec 23, 2016:

Thank you for the unassigned Postcard Roulette - Round 2!!! Gorey postcard (I cracked up to read the caption), Peanuts Christmas postage, and the image of Charlie Brown determinedly hauling his sad little tree :) Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and New Year's celebration! Thank you for bringing a smile to my mailbox and day :)

Fullsteampowell on Dec 15, 2016:

Thank you for the unassigned Postcard Roulette card! It was a nice surprise.

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