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dvmac

dvmac
Date Joined: March 6, 2014
Last Online: February 17, 2018
Birthday: October 9
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Dave. I live in St Cloud, Minnesota, about an hour northwest of the Twin Cities. I've been married for 40 years to the same wonderful, sweet woman with whom I've raised seven kids.

I've always liked art, both appreciated it and enjoyed creating it. I like to sketch and do collage. I love books and have way too many of them. I buy a new bookcase and it's not long before that one is overflowing and I need a new one. I had a whole garage full of books before we moved.

A couple years ago I started trading postcards - little works of art! It's fun to receive them in the mailbox and it's fun to send a little bit of love out into the world every week.

I swapped ATCs for a while a few years ago. I enjoyed that a lot, but found the small size becoming a little restrictive. But, I'm ready to do more. I just like to create.

See my Postcrossing profile above for preferences. I'll add more as I go along. I'm kind of a hermit by nature, but I am opening up a bit. :-)

I've got a good sense of humor, so don't worry about offending me. I'm easygoing and just appreciate the time and thought that people put into their swaps.

I guess that's all for now. Looking forward to swapping with you.

Spoiler Alert: I post most of my art to my Flickr account. So it will probably be posted there before you get it in the mail.

PREFERENCES

Hmm. I like a lot of things and styles. I probably lean more toward traditional than modern. I prefer Rembrandt to Picasso. But I love Japanese woodcuts and Chagall, Van Gogh and R. Crumb, too. Lean more toward dark than cute. Steam punk over Disney. But I like imaginative, fanciful illustrations. And vintage children's book illustrations - l love those!

As far as postcards go, same as above, plus I like b&w, vintage, unusual, Native American, nude, pin-ups, people, especially women, especially Renaissance and Impressionist women. Not so much run-of-the-mill tourist cards, although an exceptionally beautiful scene or historic building is welcome. I like vintage cards, but not reproductions of vintage cards. Unless they're really unusual, like some tinted Old West and Old Hawaii cards I have. I know there are some fabulously artistic and creative people here, so a handmade card is fine with me. Oh, and mermaids. I love mermaids.

Favorite Music

I have eclectic tastes when it comes to music. I like medieval and Renaissance music; Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi and Handel. I think Pachelbel's' Canon in D is perhaps the most beautiful melody ever written. I like Dylan and other singer-songwriters; roots, blues (Eric Clapton, Lightnin' Hopkins) and alt-country like Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, John Prine. I like world music, Celtic, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, most classic rock, r & b and gospel. I don't really care for jazz and can't stand heavy metal, rap, hip hop and don't really care for most modern pop.

Favorite Movies

My taste in movies is almost as broad as my taste in music. I like the Wizard of Oz and The Princess Bride; Gone with the Wind and It's a Wonderful Life. African Queen, Casablanca - yes, I'm a romantic. But I also like Get Shorty and Snatch. Silver Linings Playbook, Hunger Games and Men in Black. Spirited Away, The Fantastics, Lion King. James Bond; never thought anyone could compare with Sean Connery, but Daniel Craig definitely measures up. I like most of the Coen Brothers (Minnesota's pride), Fargo and O Brother Where Art Thou are both great, Not to mention The Big Lebowski. I like a lot of foreign films and movies that make you think - Memento, L.A. Confidential, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Well, you get the idea.

Favorite Television

This one's easy. Survivor and The Middle. I hardly watch any other TV. Except during football season. Update 2016 - have to add to this list: Better Call Saul and Naked and Afraid.

Favorite Books

The Bible stands in a class by itself. David's Psalms nourish and comfort me as nothing else can. I read mostly nonfiction - books on writing, art and history. Favorite classics are Lord of the Rings and Big Tiger and Christian. Recent favorites would be Shadow of the Wind, The Kite Runner, and a book of poetry by Hafiz, given to me by my sister, entitled The Gift. Oh, and Anne Lamott! She's written some really good stuff.

Favorite Crafts

As I said above, I like to make ATCs, and now post cards. I do mostly collage and rubber stamps but I'm finally getting brave and doing my own drawing. I also LOVE watercolor, but am just beginning that. I don't know why I don't do more of it?!

I've always loved photography, too. When the kids were young I always had a camera around my neck. I sure appreciate the economy of digital photography, but I sometimes miss my old 35mm Pentax.

I love paper. Ephemera, clip art, vintage, retro, post cards, old newspapers, magazine pages, unusual paper, you name it.

I've recently begun carving stamps. I enjoy that a lot. I would love to see prints of yours, too.

And along with that goes artistamps and faux postage.

I guess it's time to update this. I've been on SB for a couple years now and am doing a lot more drawing. I love to sketch any time, any place. I'm getting better at it, too, but mostly I'm not so worried that it be "good". Thank you, SwapBot!

And zines! I love zines. Check this out!

Ratings

evsmom03 rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP - FEBRUARY on Feb 17, 2018
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Comment: Hi Dave! Thank you for the MN train pc. I love the stamps! I was born and raised on Long Island, but my dad was born up near Scranton, PA. My town is near the NJ border. What's called the Del Water Gap area. I live a few minutes from the PA section of Appalachian Trail. It's 31 and snowing here today, but the forecast says 71 for Wednesday. I hope we're not skipping Spring! Yours, Kerry
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Comment: We have environmentally friendly worms! Wonder if they would help with future energy needs, lol! Thanks for a fun swap!
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Comment: Hi Dave, Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards, which are truly amazing and thanks for ones I like so much. Best wishes, Jenny.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card, David! And the great stamps :-D It is like a miracle how often we are swap partners!!! Yes, I know and I like the Little Golden Books. They are very sweet. Some years ago they were 'hot' again here, with you too? And yes, spring would be nice! :-) 'See you' in the next swap! LOL
GinaVisione rated for NYUP: Celebrate Women on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: Awesome Women Celebrating Women Russian PC :D Spasiba!!
featheredneststudio rated for Inspirational Poem on Feb 7, 2018
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Comment: The poem you sent has become a new favorite! Thank you for it and the lovely winter print you made.
ktk8 rated for PnS: "free" postcard on Feb 6, 2018
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Comment: Hi.... I really like the bookish postcard..... especially the lanterns..... thanks for this and the great stamp..... Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the book and the wonderful extras. I love the b/w postcard. I it says it shows the 'Ostlerhut' (a mountain hut/shelter/restaurant) at the summit of Breitenberg at 1838 meters elevation. And it's even got the official stamp on the back, to prove that whoever got the postcard actually did get it from the hut on top of the mountain. I spent a few family holidays in that part of Bavaria as a kid, but I wasn't very fond of mountaineering. And thanks for hosting this fun series of swaps! Take care.
Response: I'm so glad that that was especially meaningful to you. Blessings to you.
GinaVisione rated for HCSI: Year of the Dog on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: Woohoo! Great Pup PC! Happy Lunay New Year of the Dog ahead :D
Fieke rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-Jan on Jan 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard you made
Jenicat rated for FREE/AD #52 HOTEL on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sharing this postcard with me!
Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #148 on Jan 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for some great cards --- I really like the watercolor of the horses crossing the river!
pirtsi rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #148 on Jan 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for nice cards. I like. Pirtsi
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Comment: Thank you! That's pretty funny.
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Comment: OH WOW! Soooo many great kid cards and pretty flowers too. Love it. Thank you so much. Great swap!
CurlyTea rated for USA-Hearts PC-December on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: David, Thanks for sending the heart art. I am giving you a 5 because you met the requirements but just for the record... It looks like you hurry and drew some hearts with crayons. You said yourself you didn't care for the end product. Why would you send me something that you yourself felt was not very good? Why not take a little longer and make it something you would be proud to send?
Response: Hi. I'm sorry I disappointed you. I actually spent a considerable amount of time on that trying to get it right and simply didn't have enough time to start another one.
penelopesamuel rated for HCSI: Winter Mail Art on Jan 7, 2018
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Comment: Wow, Dave!!Thank you so much for the beautiful winter print and all the lovely paper ephemera! You were very generous, and I love every bit of it :) I, too, love the sign language page as well as the human anatomy, the vintage comics, and the banana cookbook. The small prints are wonderful also! Congrats on the new carving tools. I'd love to hear what you type you received. I have been thinking of investing in some Pfiel carving tools for myself. Thank you again for a fabulous swap!!
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and scripture. I hope you stick with your resolution to read the whole Bible in a year. I did one on line, and it was pretty easy to stick with. I also have "The Message" version for a year, and I like that one too. Happy New Year and God Bless!
GinaVisione rated for HCSI: Winter Mail Art on Jan 6, 2018
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Comment: Excellent Winter Mail Art Carving!! How fun to have new tools to be inspired by and to play with! Have fun, and thanks for joining the swap (AND for the extra goodies!)~
MelbourneGirl rated for B&W PCs week 51 on Jan 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the very cool Corsini postcard - such wonderful shadows! And, even more wonderful stamping ❤️❤️❤️ Have a wonderful year in 2018!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 584 54 55
Completed Fives Threes Ones
517 651 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

user6937 on Jan 31, 2018:

Hi, Dave: Thanks for the PH: PC tag of (4-ahem-or more!!!) profile pc's! And, extra's. But, especially thanks for the personal touch - she was truly a soul sister to mine!

CurlyTea on Jan 23, 2018:

Thanks for the cool postcard.

simcoe54 on Jan 17, 2018:

PH: Postcard Tag - All the postcards fit my collection perfectly. Thank you!!! :)

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

simcoe54 on Oct 11, 2017:

Thanks for the amazing postcards that you sent for - PH: Postcard Tag.

wolfeagle on Sep 19, 2017:

hi

wolfeagle on Sep 19, 2017:

hi

midwestkiwi on Aug 31, 2017:

thanks for your contribution to the Savory Pass and Paste PC!

DaisyNY on Jul 13, 2017:

Here is the P&P you sent me to finish - I don't really get this one, but here is how it turned out:

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