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dvmac

dvmac
Date Joined: March 6, 2014
Last Online: December 15, 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, epecially pen and ink - Gorey, the aforementioned Mr. Crumb, George Herriman (Krazy Kat). 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!

About Me

P.S. I mark my swaps "sent" as soon as I put them in the mailbox. That could be a Saturday after the mail has been picked up, so obviously, it won't get postmarked until Monday morning. I hope that doesn't bother you. This is supposed to be fun, right?

Ratings

Villagegreen rated for 3 Blank Postcards - Quick Swap! on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the very generous selection of post cards. You're right, i did like them very much
anicka22 rated for PTG: Memoirs of my childhood PC #4 on Dec 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. Love your story!
tentmari rated for November's Flower on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard; I really like it. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season : )
PrettyAlice rated for MISHAP PC NOVEMBER on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the PC! Lakeway is about an hour outside of Austin.
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Comment: Fun cards -- thank you!
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #159 on Dec 2, 2018
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Comment: Wow you really spoiled me! Thank you SO much for all the postcards and the cute sticker sheet you sent. Love all the animals and the library one is great! Very cool postman rubber stamp on the envelope! New Albany is a Columbus suburb. Did your parents go to Ohio State? (I did!)
pat5036 rated for HCSI: Halloween themed PC on Nov 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the giant Halloween post card! I've never tried making one that large. Those wings looked very complicated to cut out and paste. I think you like a challenge!
Response: Thanks Pat. I thought carving the wings would be the hard part. But that wasn't too hard at all, really. But when I did that, I wasn't counting on having to cut them all out!
graciepie49 rated for CC: Animal with wings on Nov 12, 2018
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Comment: Poor octopus. It had an incident on its leisurely evening stroll. I know!! It had to be the wings you gave it. The stroll turned into a flight, and it flew away. Duh! :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It is awesome! I love the art of collage and this postcard is so creative. I really appreciate your message, too.
Response: Thnk you, Myra. I'm so glad you like it. I had a lot of fun making it. (TBH, I cleaned a lot of scraps off of my desk, LOL)
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!! Did you carve the sloth stamp? Thanks for the goodies ❤️
Response: HI. Yes, I did carve the sloth. It was kind of daunting to attempt it, but I like how it turned out. Thanks for the rating.
Singske rated for B&W PCs SEPTEMBER on Oct 12, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great jazz themed postcard. I had to look up Henry Grimes on youtube. Love the music. And Eagle Eye Cherry had a hit in Belgium too... Have a great weekend. Lots of love
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating. Hope we swap again.
monsbrick rated for Haiku&Surprise! #3 on Oct 9, 2018
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Comment: Your Haiku was touching and I love the prints you made!
marinda rated for MISHAP PC SEPTEMBER on Oct 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I love the stamps.
satinification rated for Mermaid Postcard Swap #1 on Oct 2, 2018
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Comment: I've heard about selkie. I think it is half woman and half seal. I like mermaids. I love all of fantastic creatures. Thank you for the postcard!
KSENiA rated for Postcard roulette (August 2018) on Oct 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. We are still having summer here... Today was 30C... Can't wait for the winter.
carol rated for MA: Use your scraps PC! #2 on Sep 26, 2018
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Comment: This turned out SO cool! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the Zine and all the lovely extra's! And it cam right on time, at the day my father went to the hospital to get the surgery. It gave me a bit of distraction :-D Thank you. But I'll have to think very hard about how to fill the page in your Zine ...
Lisapotterylady rated for WIYM: The Napkin Exchange on Sep 12, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the good selection of napkins and other paper items!
babypansy rated for Haiku Anything & Surprise! #2 on Sep 4, 2018
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Comment: The haiku broke my heart, I send you blessing and positivity. It was a great haiku, I wish it weren't true
Response: Thank you very much. It's been six years now, so the pain is tempered by so many good memories.
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Comment: Awesome Doggo carving Dave! Keep up the carving fun! Wishing you ease at the transition from warm summer to warm beautiful harvest Fall colors ~

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Comments

susieq11 on Dec 12, 2018:

Dave! Thanks a lot for the cool postcards for PTG November WTA! You rock!

susieq11 on Dec 7, 2018:

Thank you for all the fab postcards for PTG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! Really appreciate your generosity!! : )

OrigamiGrace on Dec 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for all the cards from PC Tag US!! Happy Holidays!

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 31, 2018:

I've got a bag with 5 hands and one foot waiting to go to the post office. They better not give me any crap either about mailing these "naked" either. lololol NOt one single grave was decimated in the making and taking of my plastic limbs. Bwahahahahhaha. snort, funny.

dvmac on Oct 31, 2018:

halloween

simcoe54 on Oct 13, 2018:

PH: Postcard Tag -- Received the postcards for the tag and they are perfect for my collection. Thanks for such great choices.

elflady on Oct 10, 2018:

Hi Dave I received my collaboration postcard today. Thanks so much for finishing it and sending it home. I am super pleased with it. noelene

elflady on Oct 10, 2018:
CurlyTea on Oct 9, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ittybittykitty on Sep 2, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

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