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institutist

institutist
Date Joined: February 23, 2012
Last Online: March 26, 2013
Birthday: December 26
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Update:

Now tweeting @Jemmajwatts

Due to lots of new art and life opportunities I have been too busy for lots of swapping, but I am still here, checking messages and scouting for the occasional swap! 10/09/2012

Hello! I am an artist living in the east of england. Sometimes I also get to work in museums and a local art shop, so life is good! I live in the city with my corn snake Azazel, so snake skins are always availible!. My subscription to the Fortean Times and regular charity shop raids keeps me supplied with weirdness.

I think mostly I will be here to trade art work/paper dolls, PCs and zines with people, but some materials and weird stuff would be good too.

I tend to draw, print and make installation work, check out my website if you would like to see what I do:)

Wishlists

Absolute top of wishlist

KOH-I-NOOR HARDMUTH 1820 pencils!!

My boss brought one back from Paris and it is the sexiest pencil ever! 8B especially but I would love any other grades. Can't get them in the UK:( It has to be the 1820 though (they are fat and black)

Art: Any geniune expression, I'd rather get something that was truly YOU than made to my preferences

PCs: See my general likes, bizzare, morbid, erotic. (not so into kitsch) Old postcards of animals (not pets, unless weird), taxidermy or zoos Freakshow, medical, tribal artifacts, religous artifacts,

Zines: I fancy starting a collection of adult/erotic zines, but anything that is made with passion is great:)

For my Mum:

She is making a mental patchwork quilt out of less than 1 inch hexagons at the moment, so small scraps of patterned cottons, dark reds, burgundy, dark greens, browns, fawn, blacks would be great!

Things I like

Generally, I have a taste for the bizzare, morbid and erotic.

I like: (Disinfected!) dead things, bones, animal bits and weird natural objects

Religious things from any religion

Shrines, magic, alchemy

Old scientific things

Medical pictures

Porny things

People's art work

Weird old photos

Small curiosities that end up in my "cabinet collection"

Burlesque, freakshow, circus chic

Lovecraftian stuff

Things (especially to wear) that are absurd

Stars and skulls (yes, not very cool, but true)

Things made by people who are geniunly earnest and honest about what they do and who they are.

I will not be offended by anything you send! Whether it be rude, sick or nasty

Thins I am not keen on

I don't drink teas or coffee, not even herbal teas. But I do love hot chocolate:)

Generally I am not particularlly girly, so don't really like cute or pink, unless they are deeply odd.

Really ugly kitsch or retro tat (although I have lots of friends who love that stuff so it would always find a home!)

Not keen on the colour yellow

Not into sport either.

Jewellry:

I don't have pierced ears, and don't wear clip on earings either I have a reasonable new nape piercing, so necklaces are out of the question at the moment but pendents are still welcome because I clip them with saftey pins as broachs

Artists I like

Paula Rego, Hans Bellmer, Vania, Audrey Kawasaki, Tim Walker, Kris Kuksi, Cathy De Monchaux, Marquis Von Bayros, Aubrey Beardsley, Waterhouse

Books/films/tv ect

Books: Lolita, The Virgin Suicides, Crash, Fight Club, House of Leaves, Perfume, Geek Love, HP Lovecraft, Poe, Gothic literature

Films: Amelie, Gingers Snaps, Studio Ghibli, Marie Antoinette, 300, Visitor Q, A Series of Unfortunate Events,

TV: The Mighty Boosh, Monkey Dust, Gavin and Stacey, Luther, Poriot, George Gentley, QI, Documentaries about nature and science and art.

Music: White Stripes, Violent Femmes, 90s Brit Pop and current Brit Pop, Guns and Roses, Koop, Artic Monkeys, Future of the Left,

And I LOVE the radio, especially Radio 4, total R4 comedy geek!!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of cards :)
Response: You're welcome:) <3
shortmommy23 rated for Black and White Postcard on Jul 26, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the resend! I like the postcard you chose to send. Happy Swapping :)
Response: Glad you liked it! <3
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Comment: I liked the way you made your crazy doll that it unfolds into something awesome.
Response: Cool, glad you liked! <3
heritagedecouleurs rated for Zines zines zines! on May 19, 2012
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Comment: like the one with the chairs ...
Response: I know they are a bit odd, so I am glad you liked them!:) <3
BrooklynBridge rated for Vintage Postcards on May 15, 2012
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Comment: Thanks Sophie!
Response: My pleasure:)
BluGinhm rated for Zines zines zines! on May 15, 2012
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reauk rated for Arty Farty... on May 14, 2012
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Comment: thanks sophie another great card
Response: And this one too<3 <3
reauk rated for On Four Legs... on May 14, 2012
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Comment: loved this card thanks sophie.
Response: Glad you liked it! <3
CWarner rated for 5 Postcards in an Envie #3 on May 13, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the varied selection of cards, Sophie! Me thinks the Royal Post Office better start printing some new stamps--especially with the Olympics coming right up! I have English ancestry-my Dad's family left Bath for the U.S. almost 150 years ago! take care, Carol in Denver
Response: Yes, it has been a bit of a mess with the postal system recently, post offcies actually running out of stamps! Thank you <3
neecie rated for Used Vintage Postcards on May 7, 2012
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Comment: hello ~ thank you so very much for the beautiful b/w tree with halfpenny stamp! it is my pleasure to keep such souvenirs of such marvelous creations of nature, especially as they become scarcer & scarcer in modern day ... please enjoy spring season /have a good week! :)
Response: I am so glad you liked it, It is a precious thing:)
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards. The ad card is the best!
Response: Really pleased you enjoyed that one, it is pretty odd!:)
anaita7 rated for April Anything PC on May 1, 2012
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great postcard again! Boy I really love the postcards you send! They are amazing! This vintag-y ghost-like lady is simply wow! Thank you so much for it! :)
Response: It's my pleasure!
Areona rated for (Non-pet) Animal postcard swap on Apr 30, 2012
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Comment: The picture reminds me of the stuffed animals on display at the Perth museum in Western Australia. They have been there for a very long time. They have them in massive glass and wood cases in a gallery of sorts. I always find it a bit disconcerting standing in that place. lol
Response: Our museum also has disconcerting stuffed animals that are soooo old it is sometimes hard to recognise what they are. Some things are the same all over the world!:) Thanks <3
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Comment: Thank you for this fun card
Response: Glad you liked it!:)
basykes rated for Not Your Usual PC's in an Envie #4 on Apr 27, 2012
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Comment: I'm not sure why you apologized for the "mix up." You sent the 3 cards you were asked to send...and I loved the West End Review card they came in. Thank you!
Response: Oh, I got myself in a right muddle! Really glad you liked it though:) <3
winniethepooh rated for (Non-pet) Animal postcard swap on Apr 24, 2012
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Comment: Thankyou Sophie for the cute tiger postcard, I love tigers. I have adopted one, and she is called Kamrita. have a nice day love jennifer.
Response: My pleasure! thanks <3
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Comment: Loved it. Thank you.
Response: I enjoyed making it:) Thank you <3
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Comment: Excellent! I love this card, many thanks!
Response: Great stuff! thank you for the heart <3
Starogardzka rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #68 on Apr 24, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for your postcards, your note, and for all the thought and consideration that went into choosing cards that were suitable for this swap. Much appreciated! :-)
Response: I'm pleased I had cards you would like, thank you for the heart:) <3
hereiam rated for (Non-pet) Animal postcard swap on Apr 24, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the great card! It really made me smile. Then I turned it over and found out that you are a Coupling fan too! :-)
Response: Glad you liked it! Coupling is a favourite of mine, have all the series on dvd:) <3

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Comments

MsMarvel on Jun 12, 2012:

Welcome to I ♥ Non-Touristy Postcards!! Please join the swaps, introduce yourself in the forum and play tag! :]

arkaya on May 4, 2012:

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Beckykat on Mar 5, 2012:

Hello :) Good to see you on here. So pleased you've got the swapping bug :D xx

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