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eastling

eastling
Date Joined: September 15, 2008
Last Online: December 16, 2008
Birthday: November 18, 1986
Country: United States
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About Me

Important: I am so sorry to the few people I owe swaps to. I had some health problems this last month that have really put a strain on all of my work. After I send your swaps out (and don't worry, I promise I will), I think I will be taking a break from SB for a while. I love this community, even though I've only been here a short while, but it's been a rough month and I'll be moving soon, so I don't think I have the time to dedicate to this project right now. I want to thank those that I owe swaps to though, for being patient and not rating me a 1 (even though I think I am beyond deserving of it right now). You all are wonderful and I hope I'll be able to participate again soon.

People I Owe Swaps To:
@sewcrazy (Pressed Flower ATC's)
@ColorInFusion @Guitartists (Quarter (sized) Art Swap - International)
@eveyinorbit (Anything You Want to Create Swap)
@HappyCactus (My Art Collection #2 Still Life)


I just transferred to Savannah College of Art & Design from a tiny school where I was a painting major. Art is pretty much my life. I'm also learning French and Icelandic right now... and oddly, Icelandic is coming much more naturally to me.

I love getting people to not only think outside the box, but to step outside their own boxes. Do something unusual. Do some creative problem solving. Don't ever say you can't do something because chances are, you can; you just haven't figured out how to yet.

Some things I'm into

Street art, photography, stop motion, flash fiction, graffiti, mashups, bohemia, new york, paris, traveling, birds, stargazing, robots, mixtapes, design, steam punk, bones, seahorses, trees, the avant garde, foreign films, foreign music, owls, minimalism, antique machinery, antique scientific diagrams, dystopia...

Some things I'm not that into

Glitter, bugs, anything terribly girly, and people who take themselves too seriously.

Favorite Crafts

I'm into painting, sculpture, metalwork, photography, graphic design, knitting (or learning to, I suppose), sewing...

Favorite Music

I'm really into indie music, especially indie folk (think Andrew Bird, Band of Horses, Rosie Thomas, Sufjan Stevens). I also really like anything avant garde when it comes to music, anything experimental and isn't on the radio. Tom Waits is the love of my life.

I like foreign music - a LOT. Icelandic (like Sigur Rós), Middle Eastern (like Arif Sag), and French (like Yann Tiersen) are my favorites.

I'd like to clarify that rap and hip hop are different genres. Hip hop is about mixing beats and dancing and is generally pretty great. Rap, however, is about women and bling and money, and is never okay. Unless it's the Beastie Boys.

It would be much easier to list my dislikes though:
Pop (like Hannah Montana, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, etc.)
Rap (as previously described)
Punk and Ska
Political Country (regular heartbreak and love affair country is fine though)
CCM (like anything you'd hear on KLove... except Mark Schultz. I really do like him.)

If you're really interested, check out my Last.fm to see what I'm listening to lately.

Favorite Books

Existentialism (think Camus)
Dystopian literature (think Orwell)
Beat poetry (Kerouac and Ginsberg)
Anything published by Phaidon Press

Also these authors:
Earnest Hemingway, Stephenie Meyer, Terry Pratchett, Sylvia Plath

Favorite Movies

Pleasantville, Nói, Being John Malkovich, The Constant Gardener, Speak, Fargo, Harold and Maude, Crash, The Edukators, Pride and Prejudice, Alphaville, Moulin Rouge, The Girl with the Pearl Earring, Stranger than Fiction, Elling, Kitchen Stories, The Chronicles of Riddick, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Hours, There Will Be Blood

Favorite Artists and Movements

Dada (Jean Arp, especially)
Van Gogh
Classical Greek statuary (especially Nike of Samothrace)
Edward Gorey
Art nouveau
Louise Nevelson
Alexander Calder
Gerhard Richter

I don't have a favorite color.

But I do have a favorite color pallet.

if you can't see this picture, go here: http://flickr.com/photos/flightofsparrows/2886402329/

Ratings

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Comment: Will re-rate if received.
sewcrazy rated for Pressed Flower ATC's on Dec 12, 2008
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Kimmikat rated for Fruit & Veggie ATCs on Nov 16, 2008
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Comment: Jade, I have just found your ATCs and realised I hadn't rated you yet. They were hidden under a load of my workstuff-my fault. Anyway, I loved the style. It was really refreshing.And your card was beautiful too. The ATCs will now be added to my album, before I lose them again. Hugs, Susie.
mordfiddle rated for partner's choice atc swap on Nov 11, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for 3 lovely cards.
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Comment: WOW!!! I love it, thank you so much!!! And thank you for all the extras!!!!
Luckystar37 rated for Sing me a song - ATC's on Nov 3, 2008
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Comment: Your ATCs - which arrived last week (things have been hectic here, sorry for the late acknowledgment!) -- are absolutely beautiful! I've never heard of this song, but the translations were appreciated and I just adored the look.
Response: No problem. I'm just happy you liked them!
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Comment: THESE ARE AMAZING!! Just beautiful. Thanks!
Response: Yay! You're welcome! :]
toothfarie rated for 75 questions on Oct 31, 2008
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Comment: Thanks! :0)
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Comment: Thanks! :0)
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Comment: Great CDs with cute artwork.
cayce rated for Thread Embellished ATC on Oct 1, 2008
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Comment: This is the first ATC I ever received and I love it. So plain and elegant! Thank you very much. :)
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for the heart. :]
ikw rated for Robots A.T.C's on Sep 30, 2008
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Comment: hey jade!!! thnaks so much for my adorable robots! they are amazing and sit among my faves! thanks so much!!!
Response: Yay! I'm glad you like them! :]
ColorInFusion rated for Thread Embellished ATC on Sep 29, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC
buboplague rated for Robots A.T.C's on Sep 25, 2008
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Comment: omg! I loved the cards SO much!!! I love paintings/drawings on brown paper, and I love any handdrawn atcs period, so this was a blast to get. And they're birds! Thank you so much. I couldnt've asked for anything better!
Response: Oh my goodness, I'm so glad you like them!! They were hard to part with so it's good to know they went to a good home... ;D

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Comments

cobaltgypsy on Jan 23, 2009:

New group swap here! blessings, Gypsy

coolbaker5 on Dec 27, 2008:

swap Join a new swap Vegan Recipes

JenDiggityDirt on Sep 28, 2008:

So glad to have you as a member of the Amalgamated Vegan Society!

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