Swap-bot Time: April 26, 2018 4:44 am


Date Joined: March 6, 2014
Last Online: April 25, 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.


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!


tlemon4 rated for Hand made tarot card post card #2 on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card, I loved it!
Response: Thanks Tammy. I really liked it too. Thanks for the rating.
KSENiA rated for Weirder Than Weird #19 on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you, I love the postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the extra postcard! That stamp book is so cute ;) I can't wait to add my image to it.
Comment: Hello David, i really liked the poem. Thanks so much for the beautiful art postcard. Monet is my favourite painter.
LadyRisa rated for Hand made tarot card post card #2 on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: The fool is one about to begin a journey, clueless of what lies ahead. I think using a child to depict the fool is a great representation. Thanks for the card.
goinjenny rated for NYUP - 4 pcs in an envie #10 on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Awesome PCs, thank you!!
wittmert rated for CC: Sender's Choice March 2018 on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the spring flowers! If we're lucky, some real ones will show up soon-ish.
Comment: Lovely postcard! Thank you so much!
Comment: Nice tits :-P The limerick was fun. I had to look up the word braille to 100% understand the ending. English is my 2th language, so thank's for learning me a new word
MamaMangrove rated for MA: Animals in Chairs PC on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the artsy cranes, Dave! Sorry you're still dealing with the bleakness of winter. We've already had temps in the 90's here & I've had to crank up the AC so I can sleep at night :-((
craftyone rated for AAAMA~ Postcard Spring on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Got your beautiful postcard today. I hope we'll see scenery like this for real soon! Thank you
Moominbrooke rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard #2 on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Keen! The wings came through just fine.[The "n" in my town's name is supposed to have a tilde over it, and is Spanish, but I have never succeeded in typing it that way .] :0)
jukejan rated for Dirty Limerick on a PC Swap on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Love the boobs-it's ok it's art and rhyme! Great PC!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the nice mail, David! I liked the extra paper goodies, I love the stamps. And the envelope was great again too. And the extra special stamp on it - the shiny one! WOW!!! You are a wonderful swap-partner!!
Response: Thanks Ellen. Always a pleasure to swap with you.
camelsamba rated for CC: Year of the Dog on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Your dog stamp is too cute! Nice textures in the body. And I like all the papers on the background of the postcard. I've been listening to some Hercule Poirot short stories that regularly mention "brown study" (meaning pensive mood, I think?) -- your card also makes me think of that phrase.
xninolax rated for B&W PCs MAR on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Hello Dave, thank you for the Burg Castle postcard! It's actually quite near to The Netherlands, I guess a 3 hour drive or so. I've never been there though.
user2148 rated for HCSI: Dog postcard on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful PC! Your dog is certainly charming!! I'm sure your weather is vastly different from ours - you're hoping to warm up to the 40s and I was excited we dipped down into the 40s last night! We hit 85 this week!!
MyRetroSoul rated for Mixed Media Boners on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: I died with laughter when i saw this in my mailbox. It is truly hilarious. I wish i could see the look on every postal workers face that came across it. Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks, Micah. Like I said, I am sort of perversely proud of it. Sid Caesar said that to make a joke, you take the truth and put a little curlicue on the end of it. Maybe the same with art., eh?
doodlebugdezines rated for Weirder Than Weird #19 on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: LOL! Super wEiRd, Dave! To answer: Sold pencil drawings from word of mouth ... commissioned as gifts for someone special.
DAvril rated for 50 Random Questions EMAIL Swap on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you!! I enjoyed reading the answers.

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Hell0Z0mbie on Apr 18, 2018:

Thanks much for the postcard! That's hilarious and very true!

MiRdLHWY43 on Apr 12, 2018:

Thank you so much for the super prize package! I am honored to receive your Duke Kahanamoku postcard! Love the New Yorker and Cross ones as well. Now for the gushing over those hand carved stamped note cards, yeah those are beyond awesome! Thank you for a fun swap and nice surprise mail. I will try to dig the limerick out of my cobweb filled brain as I didn't write it down anywhere! Laura

Drachenfrau on Apr 6, 2018:

Could you please pm us your address, Dave! Messaged you 2 days ago, as you won tge ptg-wta!

ButterflyLover on Mar 26, 2018:

You are most welcome. Enjoy!

Margothecat on Feb 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful horse and butterfly postcards for the PH Tag! They are all new to me and I like them very much! Right back at you with Jer. 29:11 Blessings to you!

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

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