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dvmac

dvmac
Date Joined: March 6, 2014
Last Online: February 18, 2019
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

ttbishop rated for MA: Put a cat on it PC on Feb 19, 2019
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Comment: I too have on a weather-related "face of distress"! I hope we swap again soon.
Camiliann rated for NYUP USA Only #43 on Feb 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. Your card was misplaced. It is very interesting. I've never seen Babe looking so ferocious.
perthbaby rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #13 on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you David for these great postcards! My fave is is the 'fish of the Caribbean' one - my Dad is a keen fisherman :) Sending a heart for the awesome envelope and extra card. Happy new year and take care! Sophie
Response: Thank you Sophie
Kvwanderlost rated for NYUP USA Only #43 on Feb 2, 2019
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Comment: Thanks a bunch for the Escher! Bridgeport is about 2 miles from Wheeling WV :)
January rated for Partner's Image Challenge on Feb 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you - wow! The elephant stamp came out fantastic! And I love the colors you stamped it in. I might doodle in one or some of them...there is great potential there. And thanks for the extras - the vintage newspaper is something I really like and the notecard is beautiful. Oh, and the mailing envelope itself- that linen-y paper is truly special.
Response: Thanks for your kind words. Enhance those prints however you like. If you want more, I'll be happy to stamp some up for you
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Comment: Interesting formation! The people standing on top near the edge are pretty bold.
goinjenny rated for NYUP USA Only #43 on Jan 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank
Response: You're welcome, Jenny. Thanks for the rating.
Coss rated for MCA sender's choice handmade Postcard on Jan 29, 2019
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Comment: WOW- that is some postcard. I like it! I am going to remember to go big the next time. I usually do 5x7, but I like this large look. Thanks.
Response: All that stuff was so cool, I couldn't bear to leave it out. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Amazing Swap. Thank you so much, these cards are amazing. Talkeetna is about 2.5 hours north of Anchorage at the base of Denali. We run Nagley's Store and West Rib Pub & Grill. We have had a rough cold winter...hoping for a nice spring! Thank you again!
Response: You're welcome! We had a mild winter until this week. -32 below tonight. B-b-b-rrrrr
KSENiA rated for Artsy Fartsy #18 on Jan 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. Sorry for the late rating.
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Comment: Thanks for the great variety of cards! Good luck with such a wonderful resolution!
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Comment: Thank you the vintage Massachusetts postcards. They will be going in my scrapbook. Yay!
spinweaver rated for NYUP Vintage PC #1 on Jan 11, 2019
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Comment: I love this pc of Rome, it looks like in the countryside! Thank you
Response: So happy you like it. Thanks for the rating
jennylee60 rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #3 on Jan 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the awesome postcards. My favorite is the Egyptian one.
Response: I was fortunate enough to pick up a package of those at s through store. Thanks for the rating.
PineappleTarts rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #3 on Jan 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank You
Arhel rated for HDoP: mushroom postcard on Jan 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for this wonderful drawing!
Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure to do.
Myself333 rated for IU: QUOP (late-DEC 2018) on Jan 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the neat mermaid postcard Dave! I haven't seen either of those movies, but I'm definitely a movie-lover, so I'll have to check them out, thanks! One quick note about the swap name - Since there's so many of the QUOP swaps, it's a good idea to add the date part of the swap name, so we know which one to rate. Thanks again!
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Comment: Thank you so much David, for the wonderful selection of postcards. I appreciate your choices and also the extras. Yes, very hot here now. +93*F yesterday and 108*F today - too hot for me.
Response: Wow! 108 is too hot for anyone!! Stay cool.
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Comment: Thanks for the cute dog as well as the Hokusai and the Art of Magic stamp :0)

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Comments

susieq11 on Feb 5, 2019:

Hi Dave - you won the PTG January WTA. Please be sure to message everyone with your address and set up February! Congrats!!!

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!

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